Best women's football players ever

Marta may not have enjoyed the same international team success as some of her rivals in this list, but her individual qualities have always stood out from the pack. 

Michelle Akers holds a record that still hasn’t been broken to this day, decades later. 

 Mia Hamm’s longevity, success and individual talent stand out, which is why her name is still so iconic and revered, even years after her retirement. 

Kristine Lilly’s 354 international caps is an incredible feat and a record that may never be broken, with Christine Sinclair the only player even remotely close (but still over 40 caps away). 

Joy Fawcett is one of the greatest defenders to have played the game.

Sun Wen
It will take someone truly special to dethrone Sun Wen as Asia’s greatest female footballer.

Abby Wambach
 it was her effective style of play that set her up for such a great career. 

Christine Sinclair 
it’s hard to have the top scorer in the history of international football any lower than this in our ranking. 

Birgit Prinz
Germany legend Birgit Prinz is one of the most devastatingly clinical strikers the game has ever seen, and ranks as the highest European player in our list. 

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