Women are in soccer is not a new thing. Women had been playing soccer since 1892. Although it was begun in the 12th Century. Though the women’s soccer is not as popular as compared to men’s football, there are some great women’s soccer athletes who will inspire you to play soccer. Do you want to know the greatest women’s soccer athletes? Well, we have comprised a list of some great women’s soccer athletes as follows.
CARLI LLOYD – UNITED STATES
Carli Lloyd, American soccer athletes serve her country for many years to bring out a revaluation in the USA women’s soccer. She is one of the greatest women’s soccer athletes in 2017. Born in New Jersey, The USA, she has been playing with the jersey no. 10 for her country. She claimed Olympic gold medals two times in her career and won the women championship for her country as well. Besides playing soccer, she wrote some famous books. Among them ‘When nobody was watching’ is the best.
MEGAN RAPINOE – UNITED STATES
Megan Rapinoe, one of the best midfielders in women’s soccer plays for USA Women’s Soccer team with a jersey number of 15. She is playing for the USA since 2006 and serves her country with passion and amazing dribbling skill. In her entire career, she achieved some noteworthy achievement. Among them, the player of the tournament in Algarve Cup is remarkable. Not only that, after FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2011, her hometown honoured her by making September 10 a special “Megan Rapinoe Day”.
MARTA – BRAZIL
It is amazing to see that type skilled, passionate and dedicated soccer athletes in the Women’s history of Soccer like Marta. She is an extraordinary soccer player, Brazil could ever find. She is playing for Brazil since her age was early 20’s. She played for Brazil U19 and entered into Brazil Women’s main team immediately this year in 2002. She won FIFA Women’s Player of the year from 2006 to 2010 consecutively.
CHRISTINE SINCLAIR – CANADA
Christine Sinclair, born in 1983 was got her debut for Canada in 2000. She is called the Pele of Canada, scored 168 goals from 259 matches. She was stunning with her U19 career too; scored 27 goals in 19 matches only. She achieved a lot in her long career. She has won four professional championships, marked as player of the week three times and a lot more. Not only that, Sinclair earned his bachelor degree in life science in 2005.
Some people considered women’s soccer as a recent phenomenon, but it is the time to change the world with playing soccer. Women should bring out a revolution to break the four cocoons. Playing outside of the home, or work outside of the home is the first step to protest against oppression by men to women. The truth is, soccer has been around for quite a while, only that social and political factors hindered it to be acknowledged. Though the women’s football is not as popular as compared to men’s football, there is a noticeable growing following for the former. We hope that it will continue its growth of popularity.