Women's football has never been bigger! We count down the best players on the planet...


The veteran forward has goals on the brain, dispatching chances with terrifying regularity. She was named Canadian women's player of the year for the 14th time in December!


Arsenal’s Scot star can pass for days and is often seen dribbling her way out of danger – plus she’s helped fire her nation to their first World Cup. Bravo!

18 Ramona Bachmann

Just as capable setting up a goal as scoring one herself, Bachmann is tireless in her pursuit of chances, holding up play and running the channels for her team!

17 Jordan Nobbs

She may have missed the World Cup with an ACL injury, but there’s no doubting just how good Nobbs is. She impacts every game she plays in!

16 Vivianne Miedema

The Dutch goal machine rampaged through the WSL last season, hitting goals at an unstoppable rate. Her size and power helps her create space to bang in stunners!

15 Saki Kumagai

A calming presence in the heart of Lyon’s midfield, Kumagai has been a major force for both club and country. She captained her country to victory in the 2018 Asian Cup!

14 Lindsey Horan

The Great Horan goes from strength to strength. She’s young and flourishing back in the States, and her ability to make goals could be key for the USA at this year’s World Cup!

13 Fran Kirby

Super Fran Kirby scores when it matters, firing Chelsea to a league and cup double last term, as well as helping the Blues into the Champions League quarters this campaign!

12 Alex Morgan

Morgan is the big name in the USA ranks after winning the World Cup in 2015, and now even stars in FIFA 19’s The Journey. She bagged 18 goals in 20 international games last year!

11 Lieke Martens

She can dribble, use both feet, and is clinical in and around the box – there’s a reason Lieke won The Best award back in 2017. She’s still on fine form!


They call her a “flank player” in the USA but we know her as one of the best wingers in the world. She’s got talent for days, and creates countless chances for club and country!

9 Marta

The Samba superstar has been at the top of the women’s game for over a decade, and though she’s coming into her final years, Marta is still a very special talent!

8 Wendie Renard

Thanks to her consistency and composure at the back, Lyon can unleash their attacking talents knowing Renard will always be here to put a stop to opposing forwards!

7 Dzenifer Marozsan

Germany’s captain fantastic is just one of Lyon’s collection of jewels, but stands on her own as a player capable of almost anything with the ball!

6 Eugenie Le Sommer

A forward with an unbelievable knack for hitting the back of the net, Le Sommer can dance past defenders, keep the ball under her spell, score and assist!

5 Amandine Henry

The top midfielder in our list after another stellar year. Her combination of excellent passing, dogged defensive work and eagle-eyed reading of the game is comparable to any in the game today!

4 sam kerr

The Aussie down under is playing the football of her life. Kerr is dynamite in the box, and has been scoring goals at an incredible rate. Simply put, you can’t afford to give her a sniff in front of goal!

3 Pernille Harder

The super Dane has an eye for goal, but is also able to take on players with ease and unlock defences! She even fired her team to the Champions League final in 2018. It’s such a shame we won’t see her at the World Cup!

2 Ada Hederberg

2018 wasn’t a bad year for the forward, winning the French league, Champions League and Ballon d’Or, scoring all sorts of goals along the way. Nobody can keep up with her games to goal ratio at the moment!

1 Lucy Bronze

Defenders don’t often get a lot of love, but Bronze is simply an outstanding full-back, both in her defensive duties and going forward! Calm and composed on the ball, Lucy also knows where the back of the net is. Bronze gets the gold!