In the world, football has a long and incredible history. It always has a unique appeal to draw public attention.
However, women’s football was born after men’s football for many decades. With considerable efforts, female football has come to prominence.
Who are the best female players of the year? Let’s see right here.
#5 Eugénie Le Sommer
Eugénie Le Sommer on the ground 2018
- Team: Lyon / France
- Position: Midfielder, Striker
- Date of birth: 18/05/1989
- Rank in 2017: 11
To start with, give a warm bravo for the 5th best player in football of 2018.
Eugénie Le Sommer is one of the most famous French female players in the world. At present, she is playing for the France national team.
To continue this glory, Sommer stepped into her first huge tournament at UEFA Women’s Euro 2009.
As a prominent strike in the France national team, she led her country to the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. This woman brought a 1-0 victory when her team competed against England.
At the 2016 Olympics, she left an unforgettable moment for all women football fans by scoring two goals in the group stage.
With a remarkable profile, she is currently the greatest goalscorer ever of Lyon while having scored 226 goals for the national team.
Featured in almost important games of Lyon, Le Sommer has also contributed to France’s notable success in women’s football.
#4 Lucy Bronze
Lucy Bronze in 2018
- Team: Lyon / England
- Position: Defender
- Date of Birth: 28/10/1991
- Rank in 2017: 5
The next wonderful woman standing at the 4th position of the list is Lucy Bronze.
She used to be a right-back for Manchester City and achieved the championship at the time.
Before becoming a member of Manchester City, she had played significant roles in Sunderland, Everton, and Liverpool.
During her impressive career, she has won a variety of prestigious awards and titles. She was the owner of two PFA Women’s Players’ Player of the Year in 2014 and 2017.
In the past, she didn’t live up to the fans’ and experts’ expectation.
In no time, she had an impressive performance against Ajax at a Champions League semi-final.
With all her contribution to women’s football, her name was recognized as BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year last year. She came back to the top of her ability at the World Cup of 2018.
#3 Ada Hegerberg
Ada Hegerberg in 2017
- Team: Lyon / Norway
- Position: Forward, Striker
- Date of Birth: 10/07/1995
- Rank in 2017: 10
Our title of the third-best female player belongs to a Norwegian high-skilled athlete Ada Hegerberg.
These days she is playing an essential role for the club Olympique Lyonnais. In the previous time, she was a member of Kolbotn and Stabæk.
She made her debut in an excellent team in 2011. Within eight years, she has achieved a wide range of notable titles and awards all over the world.
As a striker in the national team of Norway, she becomes the runner-up at the UEFA Women’s Championship of 2013.
Following this achievement, she continued to be present at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Also, this influential woman took pride in becoming the receiver of the UEFA Best Women’s Player in Europe Award in 2016. In the following year, BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year put her name in it.
2018 was one of the years at the peak of her success.
Last year, she was the first owner of the Ballon d’Or Féminin. Also, she led her Lyon side to the title of the Division 1 Féminine and a third consecutive Champions League.
#2 Sam Kerr
Sam Kerr in a game of 2017
- Team: Chicago Red Stars / Australia
- Position: Forward
- Date of Birth: 10/09/1993
- Rank in 2017: 3
Here is our incredible runner-up in our leading players in women’s football today.
Sam Kerr is a skilled player from Australia. At the moment, she has a crucial role in her women’s national team, also known as the Matildas.
In the past, she held a critical place in Perth Glory at the Australian W-League.
Besides, she has played at Chicago Red Stars and National Women’s Football League (NWSL) in America. At that time, she was always the main scorer.
As a beautiful forward in Australia, she helped her team acquire the crown of the inaugural NWSL Shield in 2013.
In that year and the following year, she was in the list of International Player of the Year, announced by the Football Media Association (FMA).
Two years ago, she went on to earn the reputable Julie Dolan Medal, which is for the best player in Australia.
By scoring 16 goals at the beginning of 2018, Kerr was again the most prolific scorer. Also, last year saw her name as the Young Australian of the Year.
# 1 Pernille Harder
Pernille Harder in UEFA Women’s Euro 2017
- Team: Wolfsburg / Denmark
- Position: Forward
- Date of Birth: 15/11/1992
- Rank in 2017: 2
Lastly, our queen of the football world in 2018 is Pernille Harder. She is worth receiving a series of praises from women’s football fans with her excellent achievements.
This Danish woman is playing as a professional striker for Wolfsburg. Also, she has been an experienced captain for her Danish national team for three years.
In 2008, Harder led her Danish team to take the victory in their group in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in New Zealand. After seven years, she has managed to score nine beautiful goals and became the top goalscorer.
The national coach Nils Nielsen also chose her as a primary part for the 2017 UEFA Women’s Euro. After that, she also was the third winner of the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year Award.
In the previous year, she was leading with a record of six goals in November and helped her team to be the winner. She is a to-go number one in this list.
The top 5 prominent names in women’s football are right above. They are all incredible players, who have a significant influence on global football.
And of course, in the future, they are expected to show their creativity and excellent individual performances.
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