These women will go down in football history
Lotta Schelin - Sweden:
She was a wonderful player who made Swedish football a subject of national interest. She was dubbed the 'female Zlatan' at her peak.
Sydney Leroux - Canada:
Sydney is a dual American-Canadian citizen, and the forward now plays for Orland Pride.
Hope Solo - USA:
The security she provided at the back was key to the USA team's success. She is officially considered the Best Goalkeeper in History.
Alex Morgan - USA:
She is a veteran of the USA national team and one of the best ambassadors of modern soccer.
Carli Lloyd - USA:
A two-time Player of the Year, Carli Lloyd is known for always turning up at important moments.
Birgit Prinz - Germany:
She won the World Cup in 2003 and 2007, the European Cup five times (1995, 1997, 2001, 2005 and 2009) and took the FIFA World Player in 2003.
Homare Sawa - Japan:
She is the only player, along with the Brazilian Formiga, to have participated in six World Cups
Nadine Angerer - Germany:
Nadine Angerer has a curious story: she began playing as a midfielder, only to end up being the best goalkeeper in the history of Germany.
Sun Wen - China:
Sun Wen is the best soccer player in the history of China and the top scorer for her national team.
Marta Vieira - Brazil:
She has won the FIFA World Player five years in a row (from 2006 to 2010), two Olympic silver medals (2004 and 2008) and the Ballon d'Or (2010).