Football is the most popular sport in the world with a staggering audience of more than 4 billion fans. Not only Men but also Women love to play football and enjoy the sport of Soccer. Some of these Women Footballers have made a huge fan base due to their stunning beauty and excellent soccer skills. Here is the list of Top 10 Most Popular Female Footballer in the World 2022.
from Alex Morgan to the Michelle Akers many legendary Female Footballers gained popularity among fans for their superb soccer skills. They entertained soccer fans with thrill and happiness. In return, fans awarded them with popularity and love. Here is the list of Top 10 Most Popular Female Footballers in the World in 2022.
1. Alex Morgan
American Professional Female Football player Alex Morgan takes the top spot on our list. She currently plays the role of Striker for Orlando Pride and Unites States. Alex Morgan is the Most Popular Female Footballer in the world with more than 10 million fans on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Morgan received ESPY Best Female athlete award in 2019 and She won the Women’s Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year award in 2012. She was a U.S Soccer Athlete of the year in 2012 and 2018. Apart from it, Alex Morgan was also the finalist in FIFA World Player of the year in 2012.
Alex Morgan is the 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist whereas she also won the 2015 and 2019 FIFA World Cups for the U.S.A. Since her debut in 2010 for the U.S, she has scored a total of 115 goals in her 190 appearances. Above all, Alex Morgan is the most popular female soccer player and she rightfully deserves her name on our list.
2. Hope Solo
Next, we have another American Former Female Soccer Goalkeeper named Hope Solo making up the 2nd spot on our list. She is a retired football goalkeeper who played for the United States from 2000 to 2016. Hope Solo is rated as one of the most popular female football players in the world with 4 million fans on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Hope Solo was the U.S Soccer Female Athlete of the Year in 2009. Whereas, she also received Golden Gloves in FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011 and 2015. Moreover, Solo was also declared by IFFHS as the World’s Best Woman Goalkeeper for four consecutive years in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. As of now, she holds the record for most shutouts for the U.S in football history.
Hope Solo won the Beijing Olpmypics in 2008 and London Olympics in 2012 for the United States. Moreover, she is FIFA World Cup 2015 winner for the U.S.A also. From 2000 to 2006, she took part in 202 Appearances for America in International Soccer. Besides, she is also rated as one of the best Goalkeepers in the world.
Above all, Hope Solo is one of the most popular female soccer players in 2022 and she earns her name on our list.
3. Marta Vieira da Silva
Brazilian Female Football player Marta Vieira da Silva takes the 3rd spot on our count down. She currently plays the role of a Forward for Orlando Pride and Brazil National Women Soccer team. With more than 3 million fans on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram she is the most popular female soccer player in Brazil.
Marta won the FIFA Best Player of the Year award for five consecutive years in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. Whereas, she also received FIFA Women’s World Cup, Golden Boot, in 2007. Moreover, she is also the IFFHS World’s Best Woman Player of the Decade 2011–2020. Not only this, but she also holds the record for FIFA Women World Cup’s all-time High Goal Scorer.
Since her debut for Brazil in International Soccer, Marta has scored 113 goals in her 167 appearances. Above all, she is the most popular Brazilian female soccer player and she deserves her name to be on our list.
4. Abby Wambach
Next, we have another retired female soccer player Abby Wambach making up the 4th spot on our list. She played the role of an attacking forward for Western Newyork Flash and the U.S Women’s National Soccer team. With more than 2.5 million fans on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, Abby Wamback is the 4th most Popular Female Soccer player in the world right now.
Abby Wambach received the U.S Soccer player of the year award in 2003, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2012, and 2014. She also became the FIFA Best Player of the year in 2012. Not only this, but Wambach is also Athens 2004 and London 2012 Olympics winner. Whereas, she also won the 2015 FIFA World Cup for Unites states.
Aby Wambach was the first-ever athlete in history to be named Athlete of the year by The Associated Press. She scored 184 goals for the United States in 255 appearances between 2001 to 2015. Above all, she is one of the most popular American female football players in the world. Therefore, she deserves her name to be on our list.
5. Sydney Leroux
Canada Born Female Soccer Player Sydney Leroux chose to play International Soccer for the United States in 2008. She is now one of the most popular female soccer players in the world with more than 2.3 million fans on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Leroux plays the role of a forward for Orlando Pride and Unites States Women National, the football team.
Sydney Leroux is the London Olympic 2012 Gold medalist and she won FIFA World Cup 2015 for his country as well. She scored 11 goals for her 11 appearances for Vancouver Whitecaps in USLW League. Apart from it, she also represented Boston Strikers in 2013 and scored 11 goals in her 19 appearances for the team.
She played International Soccer from 2011 to 2017 and scored 35 goals in her 77 appearances for the Unites States. Also, rated as Most Beautiful Female Football Players in 2022, Sydney Leroux earns her name to be on our list.
6. Nadine Angerer
German Football Player turned Coach Nadine Angerer also joins our list at the 6th spot. She plays for Portland Thorns as Goalkeeper in the National Women Soccer League. Besides, she also represented Germany from 1996 to 2015 in 146 appearances. Nadine Angerer has more than 100K followers on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and she is the most popular German Football Player in the world.
Nadine won the FIFA Women’s World Cup Best Goalkeeper award in 2007. Whereas, she received UEFA Best Women’s Player in Europe Award in 2013. Not only this, but she also claimed the FIFA World Player of the year award in 2013 becoming the first-ever player both male or female to receive the award.
Angerer is the 2003 United States and 2007 China FIFA Women World Cup Winner. Moreover, she also won UEFA Championships in 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009, and 2013 for her teams. She is also regarded as one of the best female goalkeepers of all time in football.
Above all, Nadine Angerer is one of the most popular female soccer players in the world and she rightfully enters her name on our list.
7. Kristine Lilly
American former Female Professional Football Player Kristine Lilly also makes it on our list at the 7th spot. She played the role of a forward and Midfielder for Boston Breakers and the United States before officially retring from the game. Kristine Lilly now has more than 50K fans on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and she is one of the most popular female players in the world.
Lilly is the Atlanta Olympics 1996 and Athens Olympics 2004 Gold Medalist. Not only this, She also is the FIFA World Cup 1991 and 1999 Winner for United States. Kristine Lilly was inducted into National Soccer Hall of fame in 2015. Apart from it, she also received U.S Soccer player of the Year award in 2005 and 2006.
Kristine Lilly was awarded America’s soccer Wommen of the year award in 1990. During her days, she appeared in 354 games and scored 130 goals for the United States in Soccer. Above all, she is one of the most decorated Soccer Women in U.S. Therefore, she earns his place on our list of most popular Soccer Women players in the world.
8. Birgit Prinz
Next we have another Retired German Female Soccer player Birgit Prinz making up the 8th spot on our list. She played for 1 FFC Frankfurt and Germany during her days as a Striker. Birgit Prinz has more than 10k followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and she is also one of the most popular female soccer players in the world.
Birgit Prinz won the FIFA World Player of the year award in 2002, 2004, and 2005. Whereas she also received German Player of the Year award 8 time in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008. Not only this, but she also was the UEFA Women’s Championship Golden Player in 1995. Moreover, she also received 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup Golden Ball in 2003.
Brigit Prinz is the FIFA World Cup 2003 and 2007 winner for Germany. Apart from it, she also won the UEFA European Women Championship in 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005 and 2009 for her teams. She made 214 appearances for Germany from 1994 to 2011 and scored 128 stunning goals.
Above all, Birgit Prinz is one of the most popular German Female Player and she earns her name on our list.
9. Homare Sawa
Fomer Japanese Woman Soccer Player Homare Sawa also joins our list at the 9th spot. She played as a Forward and Midfielder for Nippon TV Beleza and Japan during her career. Homare Sawa is regarded as one of the greatest female footballers of all time and the greatest Asian female footballer of all time. With more than 5K followers on Facebook, Instagaram and Twitter she is the 9th most popular female footballer on our list.
Homare Sawa received AFC Woman Player of the year award in 2004 and 2008. Whereas, she received her Golden ball in FIFA Women World Cup 2011. Not only this, she also received the Golden Shoe in FIFA Women World Cup 2011. In the same year, she awarded with the FIFA World Player of the Year. SAWA was inducted into Asian Football Hall of fame in 2014.
Homare Sawa is the FIFA World Cup 2011 Winner for Japan. Apart from it, she also won AFC Women’s Asia Cup in 2014 for her nation. Not only this, she also won Asian Game in 2010 for Japan as well. From 1993 to 2015, Sawa appeared in 205 games for Japan and scored 83 International Goals. Moreover, she also held 8 Nadeshiko League titles, 4 Nadeshiko League Cup titles and 7 Empress’s Cup titles during her career.
One of the most decorated Asian Female Football Players of all time, Homare Sawa rightfully earns her place on our list.
10. Michelle Akers
Finally, American Former Soccer Player Michelle Akers make the last spot on our list. She is regarded as one of the greatest female soccer players of all time. Akers played as a Midfielder and Forward for Tyresö FF and United States during her career. With more than 20K followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Michelle Akers also makes it in the list of most popular female soccer players in the world.
Miechelle Akers won the U.S Soccer Player of the year award in 1990, 1991 and 1999. She was named FIFA Female Soccer Player of the Cenutry in 2002. Apart from it, she also made it to the FIFA 100 list in 2004. Akers was inducted US Soccer Hall of Fame in 2004. She won her FIFA Women World Cup Boot in 1991.
Michelle Akers is the 1996 Atlanta Olympics Gold Medalist. Moreover, she also won FIFA Womens World Cup in 1991 and 1999. From 1985 to 2000 she made 153 appearances and scored 105 for the United States in soccer.
Above all, Michelle Akers is one of the most popular female soccer players in the world and she rightfully deserves her name on our list.
So here is our list. Which Female Soccer Player should be on our list? Let us know in the comment box.