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WSL top scorers of all time

In this article, first we will have a brief review on the history of WSL, and then we will introduce WSL top scorers of all time!
WSL top scorers of all time

The Football Association Women's Super League is the highest level of professional women's football in the United Kingdom. The association was founded in 2010 and currently has 12 professional teams competing in it.

The FA WSL, now also known as the Barclays FA Women's Super League because of its sponsorship reasons, held its first season with eight teams in 2011.

From the 2014 to 2017-18 seasons, the Women's Super League consisted of two divisions - FA WSL 1 and FA WSL 2 - with teams promoting or relegating between the two levels depending on the result they achieved each season. From the 2018-19 season, the name of the second category was changed to FA Women's Championship.

WSL champions and runners-up qualify for the UEFA Women's Champions League each season. The current FA WSL champion is Chelsea, who won the 2019-2020 championship.

In the following, we will briefly review the history of WSL, then we will provide a list of WSL top scorers of all time, and then share the personal and professional backgrounds of each of these women's super league top goal scorers of all time.

WSL top scorers of all time

Before we get into the list of FA women's super league leading goal scorers ever, we will have a brief look at the history of WSL.

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Brief History of WSL

WSL top scorers of all time

The FA WSL was founded in 2010 to replace the FA Women's Premier League National Division as the top level of women's football in England. First season of FA WSl competitions was held in 2011 with 8 teams.

In 2014, the second division women's league called FA WSL 2 was formed. At that time, the FA WSL 1 competitions were held with 8 teams and the FA WSL 2 competitions with ten teams, but at the end of the same year, a two-year plan was made to increase the number of teams in FA WSL 1 totwelve teams.

Following the 2017–18 FA WSL season, WSL 1 was renamed back to the FA Women's Super League, becoming a fully professional league for the first time, with eleven teams for the 2018–19 season. The 2019-20 season was the first season of the FA WSL, which was played with 12 teams. The current champion of this competition is Chelsea.

In the 2020-21 season, 12 teams will participate in the Mena tournament: Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal, Manchester United, Reading, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Brighton & Hove Albion, Bristol City, Birmingham City and Aston Villa.  

The record for most titles in the competition is shared by Arsenal and Chelsea with three titles, followed by Liverpool with two titles and Manchester City with one title.

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WSL top scorers of all time

WSL top scorers of all time

The list of the FA women's super league top scorers of all time is as follows:

  1. Nikita Parris with 49 goals
  2. Ellen White with 47 goals
  3. Jordan Nobbs with 43 goals
  4. Vivianne Miedema with 42 goals
  5. Beth England with 41 goals
  6. Fara Williams with 40 goals
  7. Kim Little with 39 goals
  8. Beth Mead with 37 goals
  9. Rachel Williams with 37 goals
  10. Toni Duggan with 36 goals

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A brief overview of WSL leading goal scorers in history

In the following, we will have a brief overview of the personal and professional characteristics of the FA WSL top goal scorers ever!

#1 Nikita Parris

WSL top scorers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Nikita Josephine Parris
  • Date of birth: 10 March 1994 (age 26)
  • Place of birth: Toxteth, England
  • Height: 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
  • Playing position(s): Forward

Club information

  • Current team: Olympique Lyonnais
  • Number: 17

Youth career

  • 2008–2010: Everton Ladies COE

Senior career

  • 2011–2015: Team: Everton, Appearances: 37, Goals: 12
  • 2015: Team: → Manchester City (loan), Appearances: 13, Goals: 4
  • 2016–2019: Team: Manchester City, Appearances: 59, Goals: 33
  • 2019–: Team: Olympique Lyonnais, Appearances: 15, Goals: 8

National team

  • 2009–2010: Team: England U17, Appearances: 8, Goals: 2
  • 2010–2013: Team: England U19, Appearances: 26, Goals: 18
  • 2014: Team: England U20, Appearances: 3, Goals: 1
  • 2014–2016: Team: England U23, Appearances: 12, Goals: 6
  • 2016–: Team: England, Appearances: 50, Goals: 14

With 49 total goals, the first player of the list of the FA women's super league top scorers of all time is Nikita Josephine Paris, a professional English footballer who plays as a striker. He currently plays for Olympique Lyonnais and the England national team.

Nikita has played for the England Under-19 and Under-20 national teams. His sister, Natasha Jonas, is also a professional English boxer.

Among the honors of this brilliant player, the following can be mentioned:

Manchester City

  • FA Women's Super League: 2016
  • FA WSL Cup: 2016, 2018–19
  • FA Women's Cup: 2016–17, 2018–19

Olympique Lyonnais

  • Trophée des Championnes: 2019

England

  • SheBelieves Cup: 2019

The next player in the list of WSL top scorers of all time is Ellen White.

#2 Ellen White

WSL top scorers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Ellen Toni White
  • Date of birth: 9 May 1989 (age 31)
  • Place of birth: Aylesbury, England
  • Height: 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
  • Playing position(s): Forward

Club information

  • Current team: Manchester City
  • Number: 18

Youth career

  • 1997–2005: Arsenal

Senior career

  • 2005–2008: Team: Chelsea, Appearances: 48, Goals: 21
  • 2008–2010: Team: Leeds Carnegie, Appearances: 19, Goals: 21
  • 2010–2013: Team: Arsenal, Appearances: 38, Goals: 11
  • 2014–2016: Team: Notts County, Appearances: 24, Goals: 6
  • 2017–2019: Team: Birmingham City, Appearances: 26, Goals: 23
  • 2019–: Team: Manchester City, Appearances: 15, Goals: 7

National team

  • 2010: Team: England U23, Appearances: 3, Goals: 0
  • 2010–: Team: England, Appearances: 92, Goals: 36
  • 2012: Team: Great Britain, Appearances: 4, Goals: 0

With 47 total goals, the second player of FA women's super league leading goal scorers ever is Ellen White, a professional English footballer who plays as a forward. He currently plays for Manchester City and the England national team.

White is married to Callum Convery, a Sports Development Officer for the FA. Her honor list is as follows:

Leeds United

  • FA Women's Premier League Cup: 2010

Arsenal

  • FA WSL: 2011 & 2012
  • FA Women's Cup: 2011 & 2013
  • FA WSL Cup: 2011, 2012 & 2013

England U19

  • UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship runner-up: 2007

England

  • Cyprus Cup: 2013
  • FIFA Women's World Cup third place: 2015
  • SheBelieves Cup: 2019

Individual

  • England Women's Player of the Year: 2011, 2018
  • WSL 1 Player of the Month: March 2018
  • WSL 1 Golden Boot: 2017–18
  • FIFA Women's World Cup Bronze Boot: 2019

The next player in the list of WSL top scorers of all time is Jordan Nobbs.

#3 Jordan Nobbs

WSL top scorers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Team: Jordan Nobbs
  • Date of birth: Team: 8 December 1992 (age 27)
  • Place of birth: Team: Stockton-on-Tees, England
  • Height: 1.59 m (5 ft 3 in)
  • Playing position(s): Midfielder

Club information

  • Current team: Arsenal
  • Number: 8

Youth career

  • 2000–2008: Sunderland

Senior career

  • 2008–2011: Team: Sunderland, Appearances: 29, Goals: 9
  • 2010–: Team: Arsenal, Appearances: 208, Goals: 68

National team

  • 2008: Team: England U17, Appearances: 6, Goals: 0
  • 2008–2011: Team: England U19, Appearances: 31, Goals: 13
  • 2010: Team: England U20, Appearances: 3, Goals: 0
  • 2012: Team: England U23, Appearances: 3, Goals: 1
  • 2013–: Team: England, Appearances: 60, Goals: 7

With 43 total goals, the next player in the list of FA WSL top goal scorers ever is Jordan Nobbs, a professional English footballer who plays as a central midfielder. He currently plays for Arsenal and the England national team.

Nobbs has a unique style of play and is referred to as "combative" central midfielder who "scores goals".

Her honors are as follows:

Sunderland

  • FA Women's Premier League Northern Division: 2008–09
  • FA Women's Cup runner-up: 2008–09

Arsenal

  • FA WSL: 2011, 2012, 2018–19
  • FA Women's Cup: 2010–11, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16
  • FA WSL Cup: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017–18

England U19

  • UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship: 2009; runner-up 2010

England

  • Cyprus Cup: 2013, 2015
  • FIFA Women's World Cup third place: 2015

Individual

  • FA Young Player of the Year: 2010
  • FA Player of the Year: 2016
  • FA Players' Player of the Year: 2017
  • London Football Awards London Women's Player of the Year: 2018

The next player in the list of WSL top scorers of all time is Vivianne Miedema.

#4 Vivianne Miedema

WSL top scorers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Anna Margaretha Marina Astrid Miedema
  • Date of birth: 15 July 1996 (age 24)
  • Place of birth: Hoogeveen, Netherlands
  • Height: 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
  • Playing position(s): Forward

Club information

  • Current team: Arsenal
  • Number: 11

Youth career

  • 2001–2009: HZVV
  • 2009–2011: VV de Weide

Senior career

  • 2011–2014: Team: SC Heerenveen, Appearances: 69, Goals: 78
  • 2014–2017: Team: Bayern Munich, Appearances: 61, Goals: 35
  • 2017–: Team: Arsenal, Appearances: 73, Goals: 63

National team

  • 2010–2011: Team: Netherlands U15, Appearances: 9, Goals: 10
  • 2010–2012: Team: Netherlands U16, Appearances: 11, Goals: 4
  • 2011–2012: Team: Netherlands U17, Appearances: 11, Goals: 22
  • 2013: Team: Netherlands U19, Appearances: 10, Goals: 7
  • 2013–: Team: Netherlands, Appearances: 89, Goals: 69

With 42 total goals, the next player of women's super league top goal scorers of all time is Anna Margaretha Marina Astrid Miedema, better known as Vivian Miedema, a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a forward. She currently plays for Arsenal for the FA WSL and the Dutch women's national football team.

She holds the record for most international goals for the Dutch national team, both in the women's and men's teams.

Her honor list is as follows:

Bayern Munich

  • Bundesliga: 2014–15, 2015–16

Arsenal

  • FA WSL: 2018–19
  • FA WSL Cup: 2017–18

International

  • UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship: 2014
  • UEFA Women's Euro: 2017
  • FIFA Women's World Cup runners-up: 2019

Individual

  • BeNe League Top goalscorer: 2013–14
  • UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship Top goalscorer: 2014
  • UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship Golden Player: 2014
  • UEFA Women's Champions League Top goalscorer: 2016–17, 2019-20
  • London Football Awards Women's Player of the Year: 2019
  • PFA Women's Players' Player of the Year: 2018–19
  • London Football Awards Women's Player of the Year: 2019-20
  • FWA Women's Footballer of Year: 2019-20
  • Women's Super League Top goalscorer: 2018–19, 2019–20

The next player in the list of WSL top scorers of all time is Beth England.

#5 Beth England

WSL top scorers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Bethany England
  • Date of birth: 3 June 1994 (age 26)
  • Place of birth: Barnsley, England
  • Height: 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
  • Playing position(s): Midfielder, Forward

Club information

  • Current team: Chelsea
  • Number: 9

Youth career

  • Sheffield United

Senior career

  • 2011–2015: Team: Doncaster Rovers Belles, Appearances: 79, Goals: 28
  • 2011: Team: → Sheffield Wednesday (loan)
  • 2016–: Team: Chelsea, Appearances: 51, Goals: 28
  • 2017–2018: Team: → Liverpool (loan), Appearances: 16, Goals: 10

National team

  • 2011–2012: Team: England U19, Appearances: 8, Goals: 5
  • 2015–2017: Team: England U23, Appearances: 12, Goals: 4
  • 2019–: Team: England, Appearances: 5, Goals: 2

With 41 total goals, the next player of the list of WSL leading goal scorers in history is Beth England, a professional English footballer who plays as a midfielder. She currently plays for Chelsea and the English women's national football team.

He joined Chelsea in 2016 and played on loan at Liverpool in the 2017-18 season.

 Among her honors we can mention:

Chelsea

  • FA Women's Super League: 2017–18, 2019–20
  • FA WSL Spring Series: 2017
  • Women's FA Cup: 2017–18
  • FA Women's League Cup: 2019–20
  • FA Women's Community Shield: 2020

Individual

  • PFA Women's Players' Player of the Year: 2019–20

The next player in the list of WSL top scorers of all time is Fara Williams.

#6 Fara Williams

WSL top scorers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Fara Tanya Franki Merrett
  • Date of birth: 25 January 1984 (age 36)
  • Place of birth: London, England
  • Height: 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
  • Playing position(s): Midfielder

Club information

  • Current team: Reading
  • Number: 4

Youth career

  • Chelsea

Senior career

  • –2001: Team: Chelsea
  • 2001–2004: Team: Charlton Athletic
  • 2004–2012: Team: Everton, Appearances: 122, Goals: 70
  • 2012–2015: Team: Liverpool, Appearances: 35, Goals: 9
  • 2016–2017: Team: Arsenal, Appearances: 22, Goals: 2
  • 2017–: Team: Reading, Appearances: 51, Goals: 23

National team

  • 2001–: Team: England, Appearances: 172, Goals: 40
  • 2012: Team: Great Britain, Appearances: 5, Goals: 0

With 40 total goals, the next player in the list of FA women's super league gratest scorers of all time is Fara Tanya Franki Merrett, better known as Fara Williams, an English footballer who plays as a midfielder. He currently plays for Reading and the England national team.

Williams is one of the best women footballers in England. Since 2002, she has played in 170 national games for the English women's team and has the highest number of appearances in the English women's national team.

Her honors are as follows:

England

  • Cyprus Cup: 2009, 2013, 2015
  • UEFA Women's Championship runner-up: 2009
  • FIFA Women's World Cup third place: 2015

Individual

  • Liverpool Women's Player of the Season: 2015

The next player in the list of WSL top scorers of all time is Kim Little.

#7 Kim Little

WSL top scorers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Kim Alison Little
  • Date of birth: Team: 19 June 1990 (age 30)
  • Place of birth: Team: Mintlaw, Scotland
  • Height: 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
  • Playing position(s): Attacking midfielder

Club information

  • Current team: Arsenal
  • Number: 10

Youth career

  • 2000–2004: Buchan Girls FC
  • 2005–2006: Hibs Girls FC

Senior career

  • 2006–2008: Team: Hibernian Ladies, Appearances: 48, Goals: 88
  • 2008–2013: Team: Arsenal, Appearances: 94, Goals: 81
  • 2014–2016: Team: Seattle Reign, Appearances: 63, Goals: 32
  • 2015–2016: Team: → Melbourne City (loan), Appearances: 12, Goals: 9
  • 2017–: Team: Arsenal, Appearances: 36, Goals: 17

National team

  • 2007–2008: Team: Scotland U19, Appearances: 8, Goals: 6
  • 2007–: Team: Scotland, Appearances: 137, Goals: 59
  • 2012: Team: Great Britain, Appearances: 5, Goals: 0

With 39 total goals, the next player in the list of FA women's super league leading goal scorers ever is Kim Allison Little, a Scottish footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder. She is currently the Arsenal captain and vice-captain of the Scottish women's national team.

He has a history of playing in various international competitions and has won many honors. Among her honors we can mention:

Individual

  • BBC Women's Footballer of the Year: 2016 (winner), 2015 (nominee)
  • PFA Women's Players' Player of the Year: 2013
  • FA Women's Player of the Year: 2010
  • FA Women's Cup Final Player of the Match: 2011
  • NWSL Most Valuable Player: 2014
  • NWSL Golden Boot: 2014
  • NWSL Best XI: 2014, 2015
  • NWSL Second XI: 2016
  • NWSL Player of the Month: April 2014, May 2014, June 2014, June 2015
  • NWSL Player of the Week: Week 19 (2015), Week 2 (2016), Week 3 (2016)
  • W-League Player of Grand Final award: 2016

Club

Hibernian L.F.C.

  • SWPL championship: 2006–07
  • Scottish Women's Cup: 2006–07
  • Premier League Cup: 2006–07

Arsenal W.F.C.

  • Premier League championship: 2008–09, 2009–10
  • FA Women's Super League: 2011, 2012, 2018–19
  • FA Cup: 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13
  • Premier League Cup: 2008–09
  • WSL Cup: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2018

Seattle Reign FC

  • NWSL Championship Runners Up: 2014, 2015
  • NWSL Shield (regular season winners): 2014, 2015

Melbourne City FC

  • W-League Champions (Grand Final winners): 2015–16
  • W-League Premiers (regular season winners): 2015–16

The next player in the list of WSL top scorers of all time is Beth Mead.

#8 Beth Mead

WSL top scorers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Bethany Jane Mead
  • Date of birth: 9 May 1995 (age 25)
  • Place of birth: Whitby, England
  • Height: 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
  • Playing position(s): Forward

Club information

  • Current team: Arsenal
  • Number: 9

Youth career

  • 2005–2011: Middlesbrough

Senior career

  • 2011–2017: Team: Sunderland, Appearances: 78, Goals: 77
  • 2017–: Team: Arsenal, Appearances: 57, Goals: 21

National team

  • 2010: Team: England U15, Appearances: 2, Goals: 2
  • 2010: Team: England U17, Appearances: 3, Goals: 2
  • 2012–2014: Team: England U19, Appearances: 15, Goals: 5
  • 2014: Team: England U20, Appearances: 3, Goals: 1
  • 2015–: Team: England U23, Appearances: 5, Goals: 2
  • 2018–: Team: England, Appearances: 25, Goals: 8

With 37 total goals, the next player in the list of FA WSL top goal scorers ever is Bethany Jane Mead, an English footballer who plays as a striker. She currently plays for Arsenal and the English national team.

In February 2020, Mead joined the #WePlayStrong campaign. The social media and blogging campaign was launched in 2018 and aims to increase public awareness and interest in women's football. "The ultimate goal is to make football the most played sport by females by 2020."

There are several professional footballers in the series, including Lisa Evans, Sarah Zadrazil, Eunice Beckmann, Laura Feiersinger, Petronella Ekroth and Shanice van de Sanden. This series follows the daily lives of these players and Mead Fitness routine is shared online as part of the #TrainAtHome series.

Her honors with Everton are:

Sunderland

  • FA Women's Super League 2: 2014

Arsenal

  • Women's Super League: 2018–19
  • Women's League Cup: 2017–18

England

  • SheBelieves Cup: 2019

Individual

  • WSL 1 Golden Boot: 2015
  • Vauxhall England Young Player of the Year: 2015 and 2018
  • PFA Women's Young Player of the Year: 2016
  • FSF Women's Player of the Year: 2018

The next player in the list of WSL top scorers of all time is Rachel Williams.

#9 Rachel Williams

WSL top scorers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Rachel Louise Williams
  • Date of birth: 10 January 1988 (age 32)
  • Place of birth: Leicester, England
  • Height: 1.69 m (5.5 ft)
  • Playing position(s): Midfielder / Forward

Club information

  • Current team: Tottenham Hotspur
  • Number: 10

Youth career

  • Linden Old Girls
  • Leicester City

Senior career

  • 2004–2008: Team: Leicester City                               
  • 2008–2010: Team: Doncaster Rovers Belles                         
  • 2010: Team: Leicester City
  • 2011–2013: Team: Birmingham City, Appearances: 38, Goals: 21
  • 2014: Team: Chelsea, Appearances: 8, Goals: 2
  • 2015–2017: Team: Notts County Ladies, Appearances: 28, Goals: 9
  • 2017–2020: Team: Birmingham City, Appearances: 30, Goals: 5
  • 2020-: Team: Tottenham Hotspur, Appearances: 0, Goals: 0

National team

  • 2010–2011: Team: England U23
  • 2009–: Team: England, Appearances: 13, Goals: 4
  • 2012–: Team: Great Britain, Appearances: 1, Goals: 0

With 37 total goals, the next player of our list of women's super league top goal scorers of all time is Rachel Louise Williams, an international English footballer who plays as a striker. She currently plays for Tottenham Hotspur in the FA WSL.

She played as an attacking midfielder or forward at the beginning of his professional football career, but later became a regular striker. Her foot kicks are strong and accurate and she is in her team's consistent lineup.

And finally, the last player in the list of WSL top scorers of all time is Toni Duggan.

#10 Toni Duggan

WSL top scorers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Toni Duggan
  • Date of birth: 25 July 1991 (age 29)
  • Place of birth: Liverpool, England
  • Height: 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
  • Playing position(s): Winger / Forward

Club information

  • Current team: Atlético Madrid
  • Number: 18

Youth career

  • Everton

Senior career

  • 2007–2013: Team: Everton, Appearances: 40, Goals: 17
  • 2013–2017: Team: Manchester City, Appearances: 44, Goals: 19
  • 2017–2019: Team: Barcelona, Appearances: 51, Goals: 20
  • 2019–: Team: Atlético Madrid, Appearances: 9, Goals: 3
  • National team
  • 2007: Team: England U17, Appearances: 3, Goals: 4
  • 2008–2010: Team: England U19, Appearances: 28, Goals: 16
  • 2010: Team: England U20, Appearances: 3, Goals: 1
  • 2010–2012: Team: England U23, Appearances: 7, Goals: 3
  • 2012–: Team: England, Appearances: 76, Goals: 22

With 36 total goals, the last player of our list of WSL leading goal scorers in history is Toni Duggan, an English footballer who plays as a winger or striker. He currently plays for Atletico Madrid and the England national team. He has previously played for Everton and Manchester City in England, and for Barcelona in Spain.

Some of her honors are:

Manchester City

  • FA Women's League Cup: 2014, 2016
  • FA WSL: 2016
  • Women's FA Cup: 2016–17

Barcelona

  • Copa de la Reina: 2018
  • Copa Catalunya: 2018
  • UEFA Women's Champions League runner-up: 2018–19

England

  • FIFA Women's World Cup third place: 2015
  • SheBelieves Cup: 2019

In this article we had a brief look on the FA women's super league leading goal scorers ever. In the next articles we will review other top players of WSL and their honors and achievements.

 

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