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Best American female Football players

Thu 29 July 2021 | 10:30

In recent years, we have heard the names of female footballers more surprisingly than ever before. Therefore, in this article, we will introduce you to the Best American female Football players.

Undoubtedly, one of the reasons why women's football is seen in the world was the development of women's football in the United States. The United States has played a significant role in portraying a decent and, of course, sometimes commercial image of women's football by having more facilities, both in terms of sports opportunities and media dominance. After all, it was the United States that succeeded in making women's football popular with the rest of the world, a goal that was both financially and spiritually profitable for itself and women athletes.

This success has reached such a level that it is safe to say that at present, the fame and success of American women soccer players are greater than that of men in this country. There were many reasons for this success, including the removal of government barriers to women's participation in various levels of the sport. As a result, American women have been able to enter professional sports compared to some other countries where women's organized and professional sports were still banned.

Another reason was the success of the American women's soccer team at the 1999 World Cup. Winning the World Cup was not just a coincidence, American women footballers became champions and legends overnight. Women who are good role models for the rest of the world.

The best Soccer players in United States women's national team history

What you are reading is an overview of the ten 

Best American female Football players

. Women who broke the cumbersome rules of sexism and proved their identities.

Abby Wambach

The first person on our list of The

Best Female American soccer players

 is Abby Wambach, a retired American player and FIFA Player of the Year in 2012. She was born on June 2, 1980, in the United States to a large family. Abby was four years old when she decided to play football after her sister started playing sports. So his mother borrowed a book from the library so that she could teach football to the children.

She gradually managed to establish herself in football teams, despite many difficulties, and to prove herself well in the world of men's football. She played in different teams during his professional football career. Teams like Washington Freedom, Ajax America Women, MagicJack, Western New York Flash. Abby shone in all these teams and her footsteps are still evident in the history of these teams after retirement.

she was acknowledged for his physicality and aggressiveness on the ground and was famous for her perfect heading skill- a diving header became her trademark. Before her retirement, she played as a forward, though she was able to get back to the midfield to help secure her teammates. Abby has also performed very well in her country's national team. Abby Wambach is the top scorer in international women's history with 184 goals in 255 games for the United States. She was a key player of the American football team that managed to defeated Japan in the final and won the World Cup in 2015, and also winning the Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008 and again in London four years later.

As said above, she became the FIFA player of the year, but in 2011, she became the first-ever soccer player of either gender that was named the Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press. All these honors made Abby play an important role in facilitating the advancement of women in football, both in the United States and in other parts of the world. Undoubtedly, the current golden generation of American football owes a lot to Abby. 

Michelle Akers

Second on our list of Best American female Football players is one of the best in the world of women's football, the legendary Akers, who was not only a very successful and proud striker but also a very impressive defender. Michelle Anne Akers was born on February 1, 1966, in the United States. She first joined the football school in her hometown, but after the first loss in a match, she cried and wanted to quit football, but when she told her father that she enjoyed football, she realized that the same pleasure from football was a motivating factor to become a great and legendary player.

In the same years, she won the All-American award three times during her high school career. During her football career, which spanned nearly three decades, she played on only two teams, Tyresö FF and Orlando Lions Women. As we said, she initially played as a striker, and with a height of 170 cm and with her high speed, she could pass the barrier of the defenders of the opposing team very well. She was a striker who managed to score impressive goals not only at the club level but also at the national level, she was a striker who averages one goal per game, the historic goals.

In the first Women’s World Cup final in 1991, she could score twice, including the game-winner in the final minutes of a 2-1 triumph over Norway. But she was not very lucky and in 1994 she fell ill, she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome. But the illness did not stop her from working, she resumed her football once again, but not in the attacking position, but in the position, she always played against, in the defensive line.

Akers retired before the 2000 Sydney Olympics, where she played in 153 games for the United States, scoring 105 goals and she could win the World Cup twice and the Gold medal of Olympics. She was also the Golden Boot winner in the 1991 World Cup and was one of only two women named to FIFA 100, a list of the greatest living footballers. Certainly, if she had not been ill, more manifestations of her talent would have been shown, and the world would have enjoyed her presence more. 

Mia Hamm

Mia, a retired and veteran American player, the first female player inducted into the World Hall of Fame, is the third on our list of The

Best Female American soccer players

.  Playing as a striker, Mia Hamm is widely acknowledged as the first international star of the women’s game. She started playing football at an early age and, and once she turned 15, became the youngest player to appear for the US National Team.

Although she often played in the attack, she was able to play well in midfield. she was known for his high speed and long steps, and if a defender could not stop her, Mia would reach the goal one hundred percent and score a goal. Even if they could have stopped her, Mia would not have given up and sent the ball to her teammate to go and score. Apart from her physical talent in football, she was also known for her good eyesight and intuition, which is why she soon entered the professional level of football. 

During her football career, which spanned nearly three decades, she played in only one club team, the North Carolina Tar Heels. But perhaps it can be said that her fame is due to her strong presence in the American women's national football team. As a key player of the American women's national team, Mia won the World Cup with the USA in 1991 and 1999 and was awarded Olympic Gold with the team at Atlanta in 1996, and once again in Athens in 2004.  More importantly, She won the FIFA women’s world player of the year the first two years of the award in 2001 and 2002.

These issues made her one of the most influential women in football, as she inspired the Women's Professional Soccer league logo. Mia was one of the first women athletes to make money from her talent and fame. She was one of the busiest media stars during her heyday that regarded as the most marketable athlete of her generation. She had a lot of sponsors, she appeared in TV commercials alongside a great player like Michael Jordan, and even launched her own computer game.

Carlie Lloyd

Carlie Lloyd, the winner of the best player of the year, is the fourth on our list of the 

Best American female Football players

. She was born on July 16, 1969. At the age of five, she became interested in football and began to play with the boys of her age. But that passion was not limited to her childhood, so she continued her football at school and later until she became one of America's most unique players in the world. Carlie started her professional football in 1999, and at the age of 39, still with her ever strength and power, she plays in the NJ / NY Gotham FC team. She has played in important teams in these brilliant years, including

Chicago Red Stars

and

Sky Blue Fc,

and Manchester City.

Carlie's stunning performance is not limited to club teams. She is one of the greatest key players in the American Women's Football team. She has proudly made 278 national performances and scored 113 goals. She is now the third most international cap in the United States and stands fourth in the all-time list. She was awarded as The Best FIFA Women's Player in 2016 and FIFA Women's World Cup Golden Ball in 2015. Carlie's list of honors would not end, and without a doubt that now that she continues to play at the age of 39, this list will be brighter in the future.

Briana Scurry

To complete our list of the 

Best American female Football players,

we will go to one of America's best female goalkeepers. Briana Scurry was born on September 7, 1971. Like other famous American players, she began her football at a young age and from school. From the outset, Briana chose to play as a goalie. Having passed her youth level football, she started her senior level and till her retirement, she only played in two clubs until 2010, ATLANTA BEAT and Washington Freedom. Along with her peak days at the club level, she was the main goalkeeper of the American National Women's National team from 1994-2008.

She is undoubtedly one of the best American goalkeepers, because, in the history of the USA there are only three goalkeepers who succeeded in winning the World Cup and take the Olympic gold medal, Briana is one of these three goalkeepers. During her 15-year football career, she had earned a record 173 caps for the United States and had 71 clean sheets.

Christie Rampone

We continue our list of the Best American female Football players, with one of the greatest former US national defenders. Christie Patricia Pearce (formerly Rampone) was born on June 24, 1975. Christie in childhood was a four-sport athlete in soccer, basketball, track, and field hockey, but in the end, she preferred football to the rest. Having passed her youth level of football, she broke into the professional level in 1997 as a prolific defender who could perform brilliantly both at the club level and national level.

She could make 311 performances for the national team of American women, and played in 4 World Cup finals and four back-to-back Olympic Games, and captained her country to gold medal success in Beijing in 2008 and London four years later. She was also a World Cup winner in 1999 on home soil, and a runner-up in 2011. Christie was a very reliable defender who was known for her high physical strength and he did not give up on the field many times despite severe injuries. She did not give up football even when she was struggling with Lym disease and fought bravely on the field until she was in her early forties.

Kristine Lilly

Seventh on our list of Best American female Football players, is Kristine Lilly, one of the greatest midfielders in American women's football history. Kristine was born on July 22, 1971, and became interested in football during her high school years and started playing football. She went to college after school and did not give up football there either. During her nearly two-decade football career, Kristine played on top teams, including the Boston Breakers and KIF Örebro DFF.

Not only was she a successful player at the club football level, but she was also a key figure in the American women's soccer team. She was a striker who started running with the whistle at the beginning of the game and did not give up until the last second of the game. She set many records with her country's national team jersey. She is the USWNT's record holder with 354 caps. She had 130 goals and 106 assists, both of which are top-three totals. All the football fans in the world all remember her brilliant performance in extra-time of the 1999 World Cup final, the moment when Kristen jump in the air and scored a beautiful goal with her head. 

Tiffeny Milbrett

The next person on our list of the Best American female Football players is none other than Tiffeny, the miniature striker of the previous years of the American women's national team. Tiffeny was born on October 23, 1972, in Oregon, USA, and continued her football career first at school and then more seriously at college and club teams. She started playing football in 1995 and after playing for teams such as Shiroki F.C. Serena and FC Gold Pride said goodbye to football in 2011. Tiffeny, like the other players on this list, has worked hard for the success of her country's national team.

With her short stature, she crossed the defensive line well and reached the goal of the opposing team. As a key forward of the United States women's national soccer team, she won an Olympic gold medal in 1996 in Atlanta and a silver medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. She also played in three World Cups, winning in 1999. Also, she is included in the top five all-time in the United States national soccer team in three offensive categories. In appreciation of her many years of hard work, in May 2018 the National Soccer Hall of Fame announced Milbrett will be enshrined in the Hall. 

Megan Rapinoe

The name of the ninth person in our

List of female American football players

may be much more familiar to the new generation of football fans. Born in the United States on July 5, 1985, Megan began playing football as a child and spent most of that time playing for teams coached by her father. Gradually, he showed his talent by playing in different teams and became one of the contemporary American football legends. Undoubtedly, she is currently the most famous and perhaps the most popular American female football player.

She owes this fame and popularity, apart from her ability in football, to her side activities. She is one of the women who fought for equal pay for female athletes and worked hard for the realization of the rights of sexual minorities. However, there is no denying that she is extremely talented. She has played more than 150 times for her country and could score 50 international goals. She was the co-captain of the team that won the World Cup in France and also the team that won the Olympic Gold medal in London in 2012.

Joy Fawcett

The last name on our List of female American football players whose name is probably less heard by today's young generation. Joy Lynn Fawcett was born on February 8, 1968. She is a retired American professional soccer player that played as a defender. After school, Joey continued playing football for the University of California team and started working for club teams after two years. She only played for Ajax and San Diego Spirit during her career. But the thing that has made her one of the best in American women's football is her strong presence in her country's national team.

For years, Joey, along with Carla Overbeck, formed an impenetrable defensive line. Throughout her 10-year national tenure, she made 241 appearances and scored 27 goals, including the winning goal in the 1999 World Cup quarter-final against Germany. In 1995, 1999, and 2003 World Cups and the 1996 and 2000 Olympics, she was present and played the full 90 minutes. 

What you have read was a list of the

best Soccer players in United States women's national team history

, Amazing women, who did a great favor to all women in the world.

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source: SportMob