Top 10 Most Popular Female Footballers In The World In 2022

10. Michelle Aker

Michelle Aker

Michelle Anne Akers, a former American soccer player, was essential to the United States' historic triumphs in the 1991 and 1999 Women's World Cups. Between 1985 and 1990, she scored 15 goals in 24 games for the US team. In the 1991 season alone, she set a record by scoring 39 goals in 26 games.

09. Homare Sawa

Homare Sawa

Homare Sawa is a Japanese professional football player who most recently competed for INAC Kobe Leonessa in the Nadeshiko League Division 1 in addition to her time playing for the Japanese women's national team. The 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup champion Japanese women's national football team has her as its captain. She is now ranked ninth among the top female football players in the world.

08. Birgit Prinz

Birgit Prinz

Birgit Prinz played for 1. FFC Frankfurt and the German women's national team. She is the all-time leading scorer at the FIFA Women's World Cup with 14 goals and ranks eighth on our list of top 10 female soccer players. She scored 24 goals in 43 matches at five FIFA Women's World Cups and four Olympics.

07. Kristine Lilly

Kristine Lilly

Retired American soccer player Kristine Marie Lilly Heavey played for the Boston Breakers and the USWNT. She played for the USWNT for 24 years. She's now our seventh most popular female footballer.

06. Nadine Angerer

Nadine Angerer

Nadine Angerer captained the German women's national soccer team and played for the Portland Thorns FC of the NWSL. She debuted against the Netherlands in 1996. Angerer is the first goalkeeper, male or female, to win FIFA World Player of the Year.

05. Sydney Leroux

Sydney Leroux

Sydney Rae Leroux Dwyer, a Canadian-born American soccer player, is a forward for Angel City FC in the NWSL. In youth competitions, she represented Canada. In 2012, he joined the U.S. national team. Sydney helped the U.S. win the 2012 London Olympics. She's also the fifth most popular female footballer in 2022.

04. Abby Wambach

Abby Wambach

Abby Wambach has won two Olympic gold medals. Since 2001, she's played for the USWNT. 2012 FIFA World Player of the Year. Abby is a three-time All-American for the Florida Gators. She's played professionally for Washington Freedom, magicJack, and Western New York Flash.

03. Marta


Marta Vieira da Silva is a forward for the Orlando Pride and the Brazilian WNT. She won FIFA World Player of the Year between 2006 and 2010 and again in 2018. She's third on our list of most popular female soccer players.

02. Hope Solo

 Hope Solo

Hope Amelia Solo is regarded as one of the world's best goalkeepers. She's one of 2022's hottest female footballers. She has the most career U.S. shutouts. She's also second in 2022's top 10 female footballers. Hope Solo played for UW. She played WUSA for the Philadelphia Charge.

01. Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan, one of the richest female soccer players, plays for San Diego Wave FC. She's a forward for the USWNT. In 2011, Western New York Flash drafted her. 2012 FIFA World Player of the Year finalist and U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year. She's now the most popular female soccer player in the world.