25 famous female soccer players with the best stats in 2024

25 famous female soccer players with the best stats in 2024

For many years, female soccer players were not appreciated. Today, things have changed, and female footballers are receiving better salaries. Most major football clubs also have a women's side. The top female soccer players in the world have recorded impressive stats.

Famous female soccer players with the best stats
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Even though women's football is not as advanced as men's, remarkable milestones have been achieved in recent years. This list of the top female soccer players in the world is based on their overall career stats and not just the goals scored. Note that the list may be subjective and may not feature athletes playing in small leagues whose results are not published online.

Overview of the famous female soccer players with the best stats

RankingNameCurrent team
1Alexia PutellasFC Barcelona Femení
2Sam KerrChelsea FC Women
3Wendie RenardOlympique Lyonnais Féminin
4Ada HegerbergOlympique Lyonnais Féminin
5Lucy BronzeFC Barcelona Femení
6Alex MorganSan Diego Wave FC
7Caroline Graham HansenFC Barcelona Femení
8Marie-Antoinette KatotoParis Saint-Germain Féminine
9Vivianne MiedemaArsenal WFC
10Christiane EndlerOlympique Lyonnais Féminin
11Beth MeadArsenal WFC
12Kadidiatou DianiOlympique Lyonnais Féminin
13Mapi LeónFC Barcelona Femení
14 Irene ParedesFC Barcelona Femení
15Jenni HermosoTigres UANL
16Alexandra PoppVfL Wolfsburg
17Sandra PanosFC Barcelona Femení
18Amandine HenryAngel City FC
19Kim LittleArsenal WFC
20Lina MagullInter Milan
21Lauren HempManchester City WFC
22Grace GeyoroParis Saint-Germain Féminine
23Ashley LawrenceChelsea FC Women
24Millie BrightChelsea FC Women
25Lieke MartensParis Saint-Germain Féminine

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Famous female soccer players with the best stats

There have been conversations to bridge the gap in salaries between female soccer players and their male counterparts. There is hope that women's football will become better appreciated in the future. Below is a look at the best female soccer players of 2024 with stats.

25. Lieke Martens - 110 goals

Lieke Martens during the FIFA Women's World Cup Group A match
Lieke Martens during the FIFA Women's World Cup Group A match between Netherlands and Canada at the Olympic Stadium. Photo: Philippe Bouchard/Icon Sportswir/Corbis/Icon Sportswire
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  • Full name: Lieke Elisabeth Petronella Martens
  • Date of birth: 16th December 1992
  • Age: 31 years (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Bergen, Netherlands
  • Current team: Paris Saint-Germain Féminine
  • Position: Winger or midfielder

Lieke Martens is among the 100 best female footballers in the world. She plays as a winger or midfielder for the Netherlands national team and Paris Saint-Germain Féminine. Lieke Martens has scored 110 goals in her professional career.

24. Millie Bright - 12 goals

Millie Bright during a training session at St. George's Park
Millie Bright during a training session at St. George's Park, Burton upon Trent. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images
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  • Full name: Millie Bright
  • Date of birth: 21st August 1993
  • Age: 30 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: England, United Kingdom
  • Current team: Chelsea FC Women
  • Position: Defender

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Millie Bright plays as a defender for Chelsea FC Women and the England national team. She previously played for Doncaster Belles and Leeds Ladies. Millie Bright has scored 12 goals in her career.

23. Ashley Lawrence - 8 goals

  • Full name: Ashley Elizabeth Marie Lawrence
  • Date of birth: 11th June 1995
  • Age: 28 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Toronto, Canada
  • Current team: Chelsea
  • Position: Full-back/ midfielder

Ashley Lawrence is a full-back or a midfielder for the Women's Super League club Chelsea and the Canada national team. Born in Toronto, she is considered to be one of the best full-backs in women's football. Ashley Lawrence has scored eight goals in her career.

22. Grace Geyoro - 32 goals

  • Full name: Onema Grace Geyoro
  • Date of birth: 2nd July 1997
  • Age: 26 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Current team: Paris Saint-Germain Féminine
  • Position: Defensive midfielder

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Grace Geyoro is a defensive midfielder for Féminine club Paris Saint-Germain, which she also captains. She also plays for the France national team. Grace Geyoro has scored 32 goals in her sports career.

21. Lauren Hemp - 44 goals

Lauren Hemp of England celebrates after victory in the UEFA Women's Euro final match
Lauren Hemp of England celebrates after victory in the UEFA Women's Euro final match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium. Photo by Lynne Cameron - The FA/The FA via Getty Images
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  • Full name: Lauren May Hemp
  • Date of birth: 7th August 2000
  • Age: 23 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: North Walsham, United Kingdom
  • Current team: Manchester City WFC
  • Position: Forward

Lauren Hemp plays as a forward for Manchester City WFC and the England national team. She was named PFA Women's Young Player of the Year in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022. Lauren Hemp has scored 44 goals in her career.

20. Lina Magull - 93 goals

  • Full name: Lina Maria Magull
  • Date of birth: 15th August 1994
  • Age: 29 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Dortmund, Germany
  • Current team: Inter Milan
  • Position: Midfielder

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Lina Magull plays as a midfielder for the Germany national team and Serie A club Inter Milan. She previously played for Freiburg, Gütersloh, and Wolfsburg. Lina Magull has scored 93 goals so far.

19. Kim Little - 98 goals

Kim Little after being appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Kim Little poses with their medal after being appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) following an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Photo: Victoria Jones / Pool / AFP
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  • Full name: Kim Alison Little
  • Date of birth: 29th June 1990
  • Age: 34 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Mintlaw, United Kingdom
  • Current team: Arsenal WFC
  • Position: Midfielder

Kim Little is a midfielder for and captains Arsenal WFC. She is the former vice-captain of the Scotland women's national team. Kim Little has scored 98 goals since becoming a professional footballer.

18. Amandine Henry - 54 goals

Amandine Henry poses upon arrival at the Ballon d'Or award ceremony
Amandine Henry poses upon arrival at the Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Grand Palais in Paris. Photo: Franck Fife/ AFP
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  • Full name: Amandine Chantal Henry
  • Date of birth: 28th September 1989
  • Age: 34 years (as of 2023)
  • Place of birth: Lille, France
  • Current team: Angel City FC
  • Position: Midfielder

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Amandine Henry plays as a defensive midfielder for Angel City FC of the American National Women's Soccer League and the France national team. She played for all youth levels before making her senior international debut in 2009. Amandine Henry has scored 54 goals in her career.

17. Sandra Panos - 0 goals (goalkeeper)

Sandra Panos of Spain during the 1st half of the SheBelieves Cup match
Sandra Panos of Spain during the 1st half of the SheBelieves Cup match between the United States and Spain sponsored by Visa. Photo: Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images
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  • Full name: Sandra Paños García-Villamil
  • Date of birth: 4th November 1992
  • Age: 31 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Alicante, Spain
  • Current team: FC Barcelona Femení
  • Position: Goalkeeper

Sandra Panos plays as a goalkeeper for Barcelona and the Spain national team. She is Barcelona's third captain. She has been with her team since making her debut as a professional footballer. Being a goalkeeper, Sandra Panos has not scored any goals for her team.

16. Alexandra Popp - 132 goals

Alexandra Popp stops at Hagenbeck's zoo in front of the tiger enclosure
Alexandra Popp stops at Hagenbeck's zoo in front of the tiger enclosure and holds two play balls for tigers for the christening of two tiger cubs. Photo: Daniel Bockwoldt/Picture Alliance
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  • Full name: Alexandra Popp
  • Date of birth: 6th April 1991
  • Age: 33 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Witten, Germany
  • Current team: VfL Wolfsburg
  • Position: Striker

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Alexandra Popp is a professional footballer and Olympic gold medalist. She plays as a striker for VfL Wolfsburg and the Germany national team. She formerly played for FCR 2001 Duisburg and 1. FFC Recklinghausen. Alexandra Popp has scored 132 goals in her career.

15. Jenni Hermoso - 106 goals

Jennifer Hermoso reacts during the FIFA Women's World Cup Group E match
Jennifer Hermoso reacts during the FIFA Women's World Cup Group E match between Spain and Costa Rica at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Photo: Philippe Bouchard/Icon Sportswire/Corbis
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  • Full name: Jennifer Hermoso Fuentes
  • Date of birth: 9th May 1990
  • Age: 34 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Madrid, Spain
  • Current team: Tigres UANL
  • Position: Forward

Did you know Jenni Hermoso is the all-time top scorer for both Barcelona and Spain? She currently plays for Liga MX Femenil club Tigres UANL and for the Spain women's national team. She has scored 106 goals in her career.

14. Irene Paredes - 19 goals

  • Full name: Irene Paredes Hernández
  • Date of birth: 4th July 1991
  • Age: 33 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Legazpi, Spain
  • Current team: FC Barcelona Femení
  • Position: Centre-back

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Irene Paredes plays as a centre-back for Liga F club Barcelona and the Spain national team. She is one of the best defenders in the world. Irene Paredes has scored 19 goals in her career.

13. Mapi León - 12 goals

  • Full name: María Pilar León Cebrián
  • Date of birth: 13th June 1995
  • Age: 29 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Zaragoza, Spain
  • Current team: FC Barcelona Femení
  • Position: Defender

Mapi León plays as a defender for FC Barcelona Femení and the Spain national team. She started her career with her hometown club of Prainsa Zaragoza before moving on to Espanyol and Atlético Madrid. Mapi León has scored 12 goals in her career.

12. Kadidiatou Diani - 99 goals

Kadidiatou Diani poses upon arrival to attend the Ballon d'Or France Football award ceremony
Kadidiatou Diani poses upon arrival to attend the Ballon d'Or France Football award ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. Photo: Alain Jocard/ AFP
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  • Full name: Kadidiatou Diani
  • Date of birth: 1st April 1995
  • Age: 29 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Ivry-sur-Seine, France
  • Current team: Lyon
  • Position: Forward

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Kadidiatou Diani plays as a forward for Division 1 Féminine club Lyon and the France national team. She is one of the best female soccer players. Kadidiatou Diani has scored 99 goals in her professional career.

11. Beth Mead - 59 goals

Beth Mead of England receives the Top Scorer award during the UEFA Women's Euro final match
Beth Mead of England receives the Top Scorer award during the UEFA Women's Euro final match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium. Photo: Sarah Stier - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images
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  • Full name: Bethany Jane Mead
  • Date of birth: 9th May 1995
  • Age: 29 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Whitby, United Kingdom
  • Current team: Arsenal WFC
  • Position: Forward

Beth Mead plays as a forward for the Women's Super League club Arsenal and the England national team. She has the most assists and all-time second-most goal contributions in the WSL. Beth Mead has scored 59 goals in her career.

10. Christiane Endler - 0 goals (goalkeeper)

Christiane Endler poses upon arrival to attend the Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony
Christiane Endler poses upon arrival to attend the Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in Paris. Photo: Franck Fife/ AFP
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  • Full name: Claudia Christiane Endler Mutinelli
  • Date of birth: 23rd July 1991
  • Age: 33 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Santiago, Chile
  • Current team: Olympique Lyonnais Féminin
  • Position: Goalkeeper

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Christiane Endler is among the top 10 best female soccer players in the world. She played for Colo-Colo, Valencia, Paris Saint-Germain, and the University of South Florida before joining Olympique Lyonnais Féminin. Christiane Endler is the goalkeeper for her current team and the Chile national team.

9. Vivianne Miedema - 192 goals

Vivianne Miedema controls the ball against Japan at the FIFA Women's World Cup
Vivianne Miedema controls the ball against Japan at the FIFA Women's World Cup in Vancouver, British Columbia. Photo: Kathleen Hinkel/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire
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  • Full name: Anna Margaretha Marina Astrid "Vivianne" Miedema
  • Date of birth: 15th July 1996
  • Age: 28 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Hoogeveen, Netherlands
  • Current team: Arsenal WFC
  • Position: Forward

Vivianne Miedema joined Arsenal WFC in 2017. She previously played for Bayern Munich and SC Heerenveen. She plays as a forward for the team and the Netherlands national team. Vivianne Miedema has scored 192 goals in her career.

8. Marie-Antoinette Katoto - 116 goals

  • Full name: Marie-Antoinette Oda Katoto
  • Date of birth: 1st November 1998
  • Age: 26 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Colombes, France
  • Current team: Paris Saint-Germain Féminine
  • Position: Striker

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Marie-Antoinette Katoto plays as a striker for Division 1 Féminine club Paris Saint-Germain and the France national team. She is a youth academy graduate of Paris Saint-Germain. Marie-Antoinette Katoto has scored 116 goals in her career.

7. Caroline Graham Hansen - 106 goals

  • Full name: Caroline Graham Hansen
  • Date of birth: 18th February 1995
  • Age: 29 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Oslo, Norway
  • Current team: FC Barcelona Femení
  • Position: Winger

Caroline Graham Hansen plays as a winger for Spanish Liga F club FC Barcelona and the Norway women's national team. Her professional career started in the Norwegian Toppserien with Stabæk. Caroline Graham Hansen has scored 106 goals in her professional career.

6. Alex Morgan - 123 goals

Alex Morgan poses upon arrival to attend the Best FIFA Football Awards
Alex Morgan poses upon arrival to attend the Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in Paris. Photo: Franck Fife/ AFP
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  • Full name: Alexandra Morgan Carrasco
  • Date of birth: 2nd July 1989
  • Age: 35 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: San Dimas, California, United States of America
  • Current team: San Diego Wave FC
  • Position: Striker

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Alex Morgan is a striker and captain for San Diego Wave FC of the National Women's Soccer League. She also plays for the United States women's national soccer team. Alex Morgan has scored 123 goals so far.

5. Lucy Bronze - 18 goals

Lucy Bronze during a portrait session in Manchester
Lucy Bronze during a portrait session in Manchester, England. Photo: Tom Flathers/Manchester City FC via Getty Images
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  • Full name: Lucia Roberta Tough Bronze
  • Date of birth: 28th October 1991
  • Age: 32 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
  • Current team: FC Barcelona Femení
  • Position: Right-back

Lucy Bronze plays as a right-back for FC Barcelona Femení and the England women's national team. Lucy Bronze has scored 18 goals in her career.

4. Ada Hegerberg - 217 goals

Ada Hegerberg poses upon arrival at the Ballon d'Or award ceremony
Ada Hegerberg poses upon arrival at the Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Grand Palais in Paris. Photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images
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  • Full name: Ada Martine Stolsmo Hegerberg
  • Date of birth: 10th July 1995
  • Age: 29 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Sunndalsøra, Norway
  • Current team: Olympique Lyonnais Féminin
  • Position: Striker

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Ada Hegerberg plays as a striker for Division 1's Olympique Lyonnais Féminin and the Norway national team. She made her debut for the senior team in 2011. Ada Hegerberg has scored 217 goals in her career.

3. Wendie Renard - 92 goals

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France and Olympique Lyonnais defender Wendie Renard poses upon arrival to attend the 2022 Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in Paris. Photo: Franck Fife/ AFP
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  • Full name: Wendie Thérèse Renard
  • Date of birth: 20th July 1990
  • Age: 34 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Schœlcher, Martinique
  • Current team: Olympique Lyonnais Féminin
  • Position: Centre-back

Wendie Renard is a centre-back and the captain of Olympique Lyonnais Féminin and the France national team. She has won a record 14 French league titles and eight European Cups. Wendie Renard has scored 92 goals in her career.

2. Sam Kerr - 205 goals

Sam Kerr poses for a portrait during the UEFA Women's Champions League Official Portraits shoot
Sam Kerr poses for a portrait during the UEFA Women's Champions League Official Portraits shoot in Cobham, England. Photo: Pat Elmont - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images
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  • Full name: Samantha May Kerr
  • Date of birth: 10th September 1993
  • Age: 30 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: East Fremantle, Australia
  • Current team: Chelsea FC Women
  • Position: Forward

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Sam Kerr plays as a forward for Chelsea in the FA Women's Super League and the Australia women's national team. She is considered one of the best forwards of all time. Sam Kerr has scored 205 goals in her professional career.

1. Alexia Putellas - 75 goals

Alexia Putellas of FC Barcelona looks on prior to the UEFA Women's Champions League
Alexia Putellas of FC Barcelona looks on prior to the UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-final 2nd leg match between FC Barcelona and AS Roma at Spotify Camp Nou. Photo: Eric Alonso/Getty Images
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  • Full name: Alexia Putellas Segura
  • Date of birth: 4th February 1994
  • Age: 30 years (as of 2024)
  • Place of birth: Mollet del Vallès, Spain
  • Current team: FC Barcelona Femení
  • Position: Midfielder

Alexia Putellas previously played for Espanyol and Levante before joining FC Barcelona Femení as a midfielder. She is FC Barcelona Femení's captain and also plays for the Spain national team. She is one of the best female football players of all time. Alexia Putellas has scored 75 goals in her professional career.

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Alexia Putellas of FC Barcelona Femení is arguably the most famous female footballer in 2024.

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Who are the top 10 female soccer players in the world?

The top ten female soccer players in the world in 2024 include Alexia Putellas, Sam Kerr, Wendie Renard, Ada Hegerberg, Lucy Bronze, Alex Morgan, Caroline Graham Hansen, Marie-Antoinette Katoto, Vivianne Miedema, and Christiane Endler.

Who is the most famous American female soccer player?

Alex Morgan of San Diego Wave FC is arguably the most famous American female footballer in 2024.

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The best female footballers in Africa include Asisat Oshoala, Rasheedat Ajibade, Barbra Banda, Thembi Kgatlana, Racheal Kundananji, Tabitha Chawinga, Chiamaka Nnadozie, and Michelle Alozie.

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