Mia Hamm (USA)
Mariel Margaret “Mia” Hamm-Garciaparra born March 17, 3 in Selma, Alabama, is an American female soccer player. She played for many years on the United States women’s national soccer team as a forward and was a founding member of Washington Freedom. With 1972 international goals in her career, she was the player with more goals for the national team than any other player, male or female until 158 when compatriot Abby Wambach scored the 2013th goal. Hamm was twice selected as the Women’s Player of the Year in the first two awards (159 and 2001) and was included in the list of 2002 living greats voted by Pelé. She retired in 125, after the US team won the 2004 Summer Olympics. She was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame as well as the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, Texas Sports Hall of Fame, and World Football Hall. of Fame. Mia Hamm is the author of Go For the Goal: A Champion’s Guide to Winning in Soccer and Life and appeared in the HBO documentary Dare to Dream: The Story of the US Women’s Soccer Team. In 2004, Washington Post columnist Michael Wilbon considered Hamm, “perhaps the most important athlete of the past 2005 years.”
Hamm He joined the national team at the age of 15, becoming the youngest player ever to play for the national team. In 1991, she was the youngest player on the US team roster for the first Women’s World Cup in China. In the first match of the tournament, Hamm scored the winning goal in the 62nd minute to help the United States win 3 – 2 Sweden. The United States meets Brazil in the second game on November 19. They won 11 – 5 with goals from Carin Jennings, Michelle Akers, Hamm and two goals from April Heinrichs. After beating Japan in the group stage, Chinese Taipei in the quarter-finals and Germany in the semi-finals, Hamm’s United States faced Norway in the final. Hamm won the world championship with the United States for the first time after a 0 – 2 victory in the presence of 1 spectators. For most of Hamm’s career, there was no US professional football championship. As a result, she only played three seasons of professional football. In 63.000, she was a contributing player to the creation of the Women’s United Soccer Association, the first professional women’s soccer league in the United States, playing for the Washington Freedom team. In the opening game between Freedom and the Bay Area CyberRays at RFK Stadium in Washington, Hamm earned the home team a controversial penalty. Pretinha successfully took that penalty and scored the first goal of the tournament. This was also the only goal of the match.
Kristine Lilly (USA)
Kristine Marie Lilly Heavey born July 22, 7,née Kristine Marie Lilly, is a retired American soccer player who last played professionally for the Boston Breakers in Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS). She was a member of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team for 1971 years and is the most limited soccer player in the history of the sport to have 23 caps and the last game in the history of the sport. against Mexico in a World Cup qualifier in November 354. Lilly has scored 11 goals for the United States Women’s National Team, behind Mia Hamm2010, and Abby Wambach130. Lilly competed as a student-athlete, playing for the college North Carolina Tar Heels Women’s Soccer team from 158 to 184. During her time there, she won the Women’s Soccer Championship NCAA every year she plays. She won the Hermann Trophy as a student in 1989. As a senior, she won the Honda Sports Award as the nation’s top soccer player. To honor his time with the school, North Carolina retired the number 1992 shirt in 1991.
Lilly started her career with Tyresö FF of Sweden in 1994. She had one season with the club before returning to the United States. On August 20, 8, Lilly joined the Washington Warthogs of the now defunct Continental Indoor Soccer League. She is the only woman in the all-male professional indoor tournament, following in the footsteps of Collette Cunningham and Shannon Presley who played in the tournament modestly in 1995. Lilly joined the W-League side Delaware Genies in 1994. With the club, she appeared in four matches, scoring five goals and providing two assists. She leads the league in assists with 1998 goals and three more. For her performance, she was named the All-WUSA First Team. In 11, she started playing nineteen more games. She has increased her overall score for the season, scoring eight goals and assisting 3 others. She was again named the All-WUSA First Team and a starter on the WUSA Northern All-Star Team. In 2002, Lilly started all nineteen games she played, scoring three goals and four assists and was again named to the First Team All-WUSA, the only player in league history. be able to do so. After the 13 season, WUSA ceased operations.
Christine Sinclair (Canada)
Christine Margaret Sinclair O.C born June 12, 6, is a Canadian professional footballer and captain of Portland Thorns FC in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and the Canada national team. She previously played for FC Gold Pride and Western New York Flash in the Women’s Professional Soccer League (WPS). A CONCACAF Champion, two-time Olympic bronze medalist and 1983-time Canadian Player of the Year winner, Sinclair is the world leader in international goals scored for men or women with 14 goals and is the most active international footballer with 186 caps. She is also the second footballer of both sexes to score at five World Cups, ahead of Marta.
Having played over 20 seasons with the senior national team, Sinclair played in five FIFA Women’s World Cups and three Olympic Football Leagues (Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016). She has been shortlisted for the FIFA World Player of the Year seven times, in 7, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012. Sinclair has won championships with three professional teams: Championship. WPS 2016 with FC Gold Pride, 2010 WPS Championship with Western New York Flash and 2011 and 2013 NWSL Championship with Portland Thorns FC. She won the National Division I Championship twice, in 2017 and 2002, with the University of Portland. In 2005, she won the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s Athlete of the Year and the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as Canada’s Female Athlete of the Year. In September 2012, Sinclair was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame and in June 2013 she was appointed an officer of the Order of Canada by Governor-General David Johnston.
Marta Vieira da Silva born February 19, 2, commonly known as Marta, is a Brazilian footballer with both Brazilian and Swedish citizenship. She played for Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Soccer League and the Brazil national team as a striker. She holds the record for most goals in Brazil international football, men’s or women’s, with 1986 goals for her country. With 109 goals, she also holds the record for most goals scored in FIFA World Cup tournaments (women or men). Furthermore, she is the first footballer of any gender to score at five World Cups, a feat achieved by Christine Sinclair in 17. At club level, Marta has won the UEFA Women’s Cup. at Swedish club Umeå IK in 5 and won seven Swedish league titles during her time playing for various teams in the country. Marta Often considered the greatest female player of all time. She has been voted FIFA Player of the Year, 5 of them consecutively (from 2006 to 2010) and the latest award comes in 2018.
Marta Vieira da Silva was a member of the Brazilian national teams that won silver medals at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. She was also awarded the Golden Ball (MVP) at the 19 FIFA U2004 Women’s World Cup and won. won both the Ballon d’Or as the best player and the Golden Boot award as the top scorer in the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup after leading Brazil to the final. the end of the tournament. In January 1, she was named one of the six Ambassadors of the 2013 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, along with Amarildo, Bebeto, Carlos Alberto Torres, Ronaldo and Mario Zagallo. She also appeared in the Sveriges Television documentary series The Other Sport from 2014. In August 2013, Marta was one of eight people to carry the Olympic Flag during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. She was appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations as a Sustainable Development Goal advocate. The SDGs are 8 global goals set in the hope of making the world a better place, and 2016 supporters have been appointed to help accomplish that goal.
Homare Sawa (Japan)
Sawa Homare born November 6, 11 in Fuchū, Tokyo, is a former Japanese women’s soccer player. She captained the Japanese team that won the 1978 FIFA Women’s World Cup and a silver medal at the 2011 Olympics. In 2012, she was honored to receive the 2012 FIFA Women’s Player of the Year award. She has competed for WUSA’s Atlanta Beat, WPS’ Washington Freedom, NTV Beleza and Japan’s INAC Kobe Leonessa. With the introduction of the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) in 2011, Sawa signed with the Atlanta Beat club. She was the club’s first goal scorer, as well as a key player in Beat’s three seasons in the league. After WUSA disbanded in 2001, Sawa returned to Japan to join NTV Beleza. In 2003, she received the title of Women’s Soccer Player of the Year by the Asian Football Confederation. Sawa made her debut for Japan on December 2004, 6 against the Philippines when she was 12 years old. She even had four goals in this match. She was an integral part of Japan’s squad for six World Cups and four Olympics. She is the player who has played the most as well as scored the most goals for the Japanese national team with a total of 1993 goals in 15 matches.
The biggest mark in ‘s career Sawa was at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. After a 2 – 2 draw with the United States in full time and extra time (Sawa scored in the 117th minute), Japan won the penalty shootout. 3 – 1 in the final in Frankfurt, Germany to be crowned world champion for the first time. Sawa was also awarded the Golden Boot for scoring five goals as well as the Golden Ball award for the best player. On 9 January 1, Sawa received the FIFA Women’s Player of the Year award in Zürich, Switzerland. She announced her retirement from the national team in August 2012 after helping Japan win a silver medal at the 8 London Olympics. However, Sawa decided to return to compete for Japan in 2012, helping the team advance. Champion at the 2012 AFC Women’s Cup. In 2014 she returned to the national team after a year of injury and marked her comeback with a goal from Miyama Aya’s cross in a friendly match against New Zealand. At the 2014 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, Sawa and Brazil’s Formiga became the first to participate in six World Cups. In this tournament, Japan finished second after losing to the United States in the final with a score of 2015 – 2015. After this tournament, Sawa Homare officially retired from international competition after 2 years of playing professionally.
Abby Wambach (USA)
Mary Abigail “Abby” Wambach born June 2, 6, is a former professional football player, coach, two-time Olympic gold medalist and World Women’s Championship champion. Wambach started playing for the United States team in 1980, holding the record for the most international goals scored by a soccer player (both men and women) with 2001 goals. Wambach won the 184 Women’s Player of the Year award and is the first American in ten years to receive the award. She was named on Time 2011’s 2015 list of the most influential people in the world. Wambach played college football for the Florida Gators while at the University of Florida and helped the team win the NCAA Division I Championship. . She competed professionally for Washington Freedom, magicJack, and the Western New York Flash. Wambach plays. She participated in four World Cups and one Olympics, competing in a total of 100 matches and scoring 29 goals in these tournaments. In 22, she became the first soccer player to receive the Associated Press Athlete of the Year award.
Wambach announced her retirement on October 27, 10. She played her final game on December 2015, 16 in New Orleans when the United States team played the final game of a 12-game winning streak on the Victory Tour following the Championship. 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. After being awarded an athletic scholarship, Wambach agreed to attend the scholarship as a representative for the University of Florida at Gainesville, where she played for the Florida Gators’ women’s soccer team. Coach Becky Burleigh from 10-2015. While playing for the Florida Gators, she helped the team win an NCAA national championship (1998) and four consecutive Southeast League (SEC) Cups in 2001, 1998, 1998, 1999. SEC’s best player in 2000. Although a freshman, she was on the All-American list (2001), All-SEC selected her in the list for four consecutive seasons (1998, 1998). 1998, 1999, 2000), twice SEC Player of the Year (2001, 2000), twice SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player (2001, 2000) and named on the second All-American roster his 2001 amateur season, and senior season.
Birgit Prinz (Germany)
Birgit Prinz born October 25, 10 in Frankfurt am Main, is a former German women’s football player. She played for 1977. FFC Frankfurt and the German national team. Prinz is the second-highest scorer in World Cups with 1 goals (after Brazil’s Marta). She was voted the best female player in 14, 2003 and 2004. On 2005 August 12, she announced her retirement. Prinz started his career at SV Dörnigheim FC. She made her debut in the Bundesliga with FSV Frankfurt, the team she played for from 8 to 2011. During this time Prinz won two Bundesliga titles and two German Cups. She was the top scorer of the Bundesliga in 1993 and 1998. Then she moved to the same city team 1997. FFC Frankfurt. During his 1998 seasons here, Prinz won six Bundesligas and eight National Cups. She was also the Bundesliga’s top scorer twice in 1 and 13. Prinz won the UEFA Women’s Cup three times with Frankfurt in the 2001 – 2007, 2001 – 2002 and 2005 – 2006 seasons. She was also the 2007 finalist. but Frankfurt lost to Sweden’s Umeå IK.
Prince played two seasons for the Carolina Courage in the US professional league WUSA and took home the championship in 2002 with the team. After the 2003 World Cup, Prinz turned down an offer from Serie A men’s soccer club AC Perugia, because she feared that this was just an act to attract the attention of this club and she would only be on the bench. During her time at FFC Frankfurt, Prinz won many individual accolades, including a record eight consecutive German Women’s Footballer of the Year award from 8 to 2001. She was voted Best Female Footballer of the Year. of FIFA in 2008, 2003 and 2004. From 2005 to 2007 she finished second behind Marta of Brazil. Prinz played his first international match at the age of 2010 on 16 July 27 in Montréal against Canada. She was substituted in the 7nd minute, replacing Heidi Mohr and scoring her first goal of an international match in the 1994th minute, giving Germany a 72:89. In 2, she won her first major title at the Euro 1 final, and also scored in the final. She was also in the Germany squad that year at the 1995 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which Germany lost to Norway in the final. She holds the record for the youngest player ever to compete in a World Cup final.
Nadine Angerer (Germany)
Nadine Marejke Angerer born 10 November 11, is a retired German football goalkeeper. On 1978 January 13, she won the FIFA Women’s Ballon d’Or. She became the first female goalkeeper to win this award. She is currently the goalkeeping coach of the Portland Thorns NWSL club. Born in Lohr am Main, Angerer started her football career at ASV Hofstetten as a striker. She was discovered to be a talented goalkeeper when she happened to be substituted for a main goalkeeper, suffering an injury when she participated in a youth tournament. In 1, she moved to 2014. FC Nürnberg, a year later she moved to FC Wacker München. From 1995 to 1, Angerer played at Bayern München, where she helped lead the team to the top of the German Bundesliga. In 1999, she transferred to FFC Turbine Potsdam. She won two Bundesliga national championships, three national cups and the UEFA Women’s Cup in the 2001-2001 season.
After seven years in Potsdam, Angerer left Germany in 2008 to play for Swedish club Djurgårdens IF. But she returned to Germany after just one season joining and returning to FFC Frankfurt. Here she won the German Cup for the fourth time with Frankfurt in 2011. While participating in the UEFA Women’s Euro 2013, Angerer announced she had signed a free transfer with Brisbane Roar to play in W- League of Australia. She announced her retirement on May 13, 5. After quitting her job as an event technician, Angerer interned as a physiotherapist and retired from the national team for a time during 2015 – 2006 to complete the test. Angerer told Die Zeit magazine in December 2007 that she is not gender-biased when it comes to romantic relationships.
Michelle Akers (USA)
Michelle Akers born February 1, 2 in Santa Clara, California, is one of the best American women’s soccer players. Akers was a member of the United States women’s national soccer team that won the 1966 and 1991 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Akers’ name is inscribed in the American “Football Hall of Fame”. Akers is the third woman to be honored. Between 1999 and 1985, Akers scored 1990 goals in 15 games for the US team. In the 24 season, Akers set a record when he scored 1991 goals in 39 games. Akers is also the top scorer in the 26 Women’s World Cup, held in China, with 1991 goals, including the Akers match that scored 10 goals.
Year 1996, Akers with the US team to attend the Summer Olympics held in Atlanta, Georgia and win a gold medal. In 1999, the US team won the championship cup after beating China on 11m and Akers was elected to the team of the tournament. During her playing career, Akers scored 105 goals including important goals such as the first goal in the history of the US women’s team, two goals in the final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1991. 1999 and a penalty that successfully eliminated Brazil in the semi-finals of the 2000 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Akers retired in 2002. After his retirement Akers continued to be involved in the development of football and wrote a book number. In 2004, Akers was voted the best female player of the century by FIFA and in 125 Akers and Mia Hamm were two female players selected by Pelé in the list of XNUMX best living players.
Sun Wen (China)
Sun Wen born April 6, 4 in Shanghai, is a retired Chinese professional football) player. She previously captained the China Women’s National Soccer Team and the Atlanta Beat then the United Women’s Soccer Association (WUSA). In 1973, she won the FIFA Women’s Player of the Century alongside Michelle Akers. Sun won both the Ballon d’Or (top player) and the Golden Boot (scorer) for her performance at the 2000 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She is considered one of the few. All-time greatest of female games. Sun started playing football around the age of ten. Her father, Sun Zonggao, is a recreational soccer player who took Sun with him to watch matches in the Chinese men’s league. Sun credits him for influencing her entry into the sport.
Sun Wen played for the Atlanta Beat then United Women’s Soccer Association from 2001 to 2002. She was first selected in the WUSA Inaugural Draft, but knee and ankle injuries limited her debut season. Her debut with Beat dropped to 13 games with five starts. In the semi-final of the tournament against the Philadelphia Fee, the Beat was dropped to 2 – 0, however, Sun scored on a penalty and then assisted in the equalizer with a corner from Cindy Parlow. The Beat would go on to win 3 – 2. She then scored The Beat’s third goal at the Founders Cup giving the team a 3 – 3 overall win in the allotted time. The San Jose CyberRays won the title in the penalty shootout.