Marta Vieira da Silva AKA “Pele in skirts” + 6 Other Greatest Female Football Players

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Nowadays, women professionally play pretty much each and every sport which used to be considered “just for men”. And there are so many incredibly talented women we had to make an article about them.

Nexter.org prepared you a list of 7 best female players.

Mia Hamm (Forward, USA)

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Before Hamm retired she was a forward though she often played like a midfielder. Her skill, vision and natural scoring ability made her the best-known women’s player of her generation. Hamm earned 275 caps while starring for the USA.

 

Nadine Angerer (Goalkeeper, Germany)

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When Silke Rottenberg, a starting goalkeeper, hurt her knee Nadine Angerer took her place in the 2007 Women’s World Cup and Germany didn’t miss a beat. She was called Germany captain after Prinz retired in 2011. Former USA coach Tony DiCicco said, “Nadine is such a leader on her team, a role model.”

 

Hege Riise (Midfielder, Norway)

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Riise is Norway’s best player ever. She was the centerpiece of the country’s wins at the 1995 Women’s World Cup and the 2000 Olympics. In 2004 she retired from international soccer scoring 58 goals in a Norwegian-record 188 matches.

 

Hope Solo (Goalkeeper, USA)

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Solo has a perfect combination of great positioning and fast reflexes, which helped her become the first woman to recorded 100 international shutouts. She won two gold medal in 2008 and 2012 Olympics. A five-minute video highlighting Solo’s stunning saves was shown during a CONCACAF women’s soccer symposium in 2012.

 

Briana Scurry (Goalkeeper, USA)

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Scurry is one of three goalkeepers (the USA’s Hope Solo and Norway’s Bente Nordby) who has won the Women’s World Cup (1999) and an Olympic gold medal (1996 and 2004). During her 15-year career, she brought her country a victory after victory, finishing with 173 caps, and secured 71 clean sheets.

 

Carin Jennings-Gabarra (Midfielder, USA)

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Carin Jennings-Gabarra was exceptional in the very first Women’s World Cup in 1991, earning Golden Ball honors via a virtuoso performance in the midfield. She recorded five goals and five assists, collected 53 goals in 117 international appearances and was forced to retire after the USA won the 1996 Olympic gold medal due to injuries. Currently, she is the women’s soccer coach at the US Naval Academy.

 

Marta (Forward, Brazil)

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People call Marta Vieira da Silva “Pele in skirts” and that says a lot. She had earned the Fifa female world player of the year five consecutive times (2006 to 2010), won the Golden Ball and Golden Boot at the 2007 Women’s World Cup.  and is the competition’s all-time scoring leader with 15 goals. The only thing missing from her trophy cabinet is a major championship.

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