10 Most Successful Footballers of FIFA Women’s World Cup

Football being a sport of power, agility and sweat, it has always been considered more of a masculine idea of entertainment. It is not believed to be the forte of women. However, over many decades, women have proven that they can be just as good with the ball as their male counterparts. Several female soccer players have put up great display of soccer skills, and are now counted among the top players in the world.

Like in case of male soccer, female football, too, is seen at its best during the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Some of the greatest performances by the soccer players have been recorded in the course of this tournament. Let us take a look at the 10 Most Successful footballers of FIFA Women’s World Cup.

10 Most Successful footballers of FIFA Women’s World Cup

10. Hege Riise

Most Successful Footballers of FIFA Women's World Cup
10 Most Successful Soccer Players of FIFA Women’s World Cup

Former Norwegian footballer Hege Riise was a member of the Norway soccer team that won the gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. Hege Riise participated in four Women’s World Cup in her active footballing career in 1991, 1995, 1999 and 2003. She scored a total of 9 goals in FIFA World Cups and is inducted in the tenth place in our list of 10 most successful footballers of FIFA women’s world cup. Riise scored 1 goal in 1991 FIFA Women’s World Cup China, 5 goals in 1995 FIFA Women’s World Cup Sweden and 3 goals in 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup United States but failed to score any during the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup United States for her national side.

9. Linda Medalen

Most Successful Footballers of FIFA Women's World Cup
10 Most Successful Female Soccer Players of Women’s Football World Cup

Former Norwegian footballer Linda Medalen was a leading member of the Norwegian team that won the 1995 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She works as a police officer besides her active football career. Linda Medalen participated in three Women’s World Cup in her active soccer career in 1991, 1995 and 1999. She scored a total of 9 goals in FIFA World Cups and is inducted in the ninth place in our list of 10 most successful footballers of FIFA women’s world cup. Linda Medalen scored 6 goals in 1991 FIFA Women’s World Cup China, 2 goals in 1995 FIFA Women’s World Cup Sweden and 1 goal in the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup United States for her national side.

8. Heidi Mohr

Most Successful Footballers of FIFA Women's World Cup
Most Successful Female Soccer Players of Women’s Football World Cup

Former German footballer Heidi Mohr was renowned for her amazing speed and also for her ability to shoot with both of her feet. She was voted Europe’s Footballer of the Century in 1999 and was the top scorer in the Bundesliga for 5 consecutive years from 1991 to 1995. Heidi Mohr participated in two Women’s World Cup in her active footballing career in 1991 and 1995. She scored a total of 10 goals in FIFA World Cups and is inducted in the eighth place in our list of 10 most successful footballers of FIFA women’s world cup. Heidi Mohr scored 7 goals in 1991 FIFA Women’s World Cup China and 3 goals in 1995 FIFA Women’s World Cup Sweden for her national side.

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  • Robert Larsen

    I’m pretty sure the image under Ann Kristin Aarønes’ name shows USA’s Brandi Chastain, celebrating her decisive penalty in the 1999 final against China.