Betting markets are open for who will win Best Women’s Player FIFA Awards, and we hope this list could help you decide.
Here is the list of the most likely award winners, currently best female football players in the world.
Dzsenifer Marozsan (Germany)
This 26-year old midfielder plays for Olympique Lyon and is the captain of the German national team. She and her team won UEFA Women’s Championship in 2013 and Olympic gold in football in 2016 for Germany. She is a double winner of UEFA Women’s Championship League (with FFC Frankfurt and Olympique Lyon). Her most recent awards include being named female footballer of the year in Germany in 2017 and 2018, and UNFP Female Player of the Year in 2016-17.
Often considered the best female football player ever, named “Pele in skirts” by Pele himself, Marta Vieira da Silva plays as a striker for the Brazilian team Orlando Pride and the Brazil national team. She is the top scorer at FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments, with 15 goals. Marta and her team won a silver medal for Brazil at Olympic games in 2004 and 2008. She was awarded FIFA World Player of the Year five years in a row, between 2006 and 2010. She is also the winner of both the Golden Ball and the Golden Boot award in the 2007 Women’s World Cup.
Megan Rapinoe (USA)
This 33-year old midfielder/winger plays for Seattle Reign FC. She won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics and 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup with the US national team. Her most recent achievement is 12 USA games without defeat from September 2017 to April 2018.
Wendie Renard (France)
Born in 1990, Renard is the captain of Olympique Lyonnais and the France women’s national team. This talented defender is a four-time winner of UEFA Women’s Champions League, most recently in 2016-17 and helped her club to victory at the SheBelieves Cup in 2017.
Samantha Kerr (Australia)
This Australian striker plays for Chicago Red Stars. She scored 17 goals in 2017 US National Women’s Soccer League, becoming the NWSL’s all-time top scorer. In addition, she plays for the Australia women’s national football team, helping Matildas reach AFC Women’s Asian Cup final in 2018. She was named the best female footballer in Australia in 2017.
Saki Kumagai (Japan)
Kumagai won AFC Women’s Asian Cup in 2018 as the captain of Japan’s national team. She is a silver Olympic medallist and she plays as a defender. She is 27 years old. Since 2013 she plays for Olympique Lyonnais, helping them win UEFA Women’s Champions League.