Top 10 Best Female Football Teams In The World

September 12, 2020 By Sourav


Top 10 Best Female Football Teams In The World

It has been established, time and again, that when it comes to sports, women are no less than the men. There’s hardly any sport which the men can boast to be solely their domain anymore. Women have proven to be powerful, tenacious, and skillful, both physically and mentally, and have displayed the great spirit of sportsmanship and fair play in different sports. Even in a game like a football which requires immense power and constant athleticism, women have shone. Every football-playing nation has a women’s team, and these teams work rigorously to match up to international standards. Let us look at the top 10 Best Female Football Teams.

Best Female Football Teams In The World | 2020 Updates

10. Australia

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Australia-Female-Football-Team

The Australian women's national football team is currently ranked as the eighth-best team in the world by the FIFA Women's World Rankings with 1965 points as of July 2019. They now hold the tenth place in our list of the best female football teams in the world. Ante Milicic is currently serving as the head coach of the Canadian women's national football team and Sam Kerr is the current captain of the team.

The governing body of the team is Football Federation Australia and is a member of the Asian Football Confederation. The Australian women’s team was nicknamed the Matildas taken from the song widely popular folk song Waltzing Matilda. The team won the Oceania Cup three times in 1995, 1998, and 2003. The team also became the winners of the Asian Cup in 2010.

9. Norway

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Norway-Female-Football-Team

The Norwegian women's national football team is currently ranked as the twelfth-best team in the world by the FIFA Women's World Rankings with 1917 points as of July 2019. They now hold a ninth place in our list of the best female football teams in the world. Martin Sjögren is currently serving as the head coach of the Norway women's national football team and Maren Mjelde is the current captain of the team.

The Football Association of Norway currently regulates this team. The Norwegian women's football team made six appearances at the FIFA Women's World Cup and became the champion in 1995. The team also won the UEFA Women's Championship twice in 1987 and 1993. The team finished at the first position of the Group 3 of UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying.

8. Canada

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Canada-Female-Football-Team

The Canadian women's national football team is currently ranked as the seventh-best team in the world by the FIFA Women's World Rankings, with 1976 points as of July 2019. Canada now holds the eighth place in our list of the best female football teams in the world. The Canadian Soccer Association currently regulates this team. Besides, they also hosted the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Kenneth Heiner-Møller is currently serving as the head coach of the Canadian women's national football team and Christine Sinclair is the current captain of the team. They won the title of the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup championships twice and also received the bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics. The Canadian women's national football team reached the semi-finals in the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup.

7. England

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England-Female-Football-Team

The England women's national football team is currently ranked as the fifth-best team in the world by the FIFA Women's World Rankings, with 2027 points as of July 2019. They now hold seventh place in our list of the best female football teams in the world. Phil Neville is currently serving as the head coach of the Brazil women's national football team. The Football Association currently manages this team. They played their first international match against Scotland in November 1972.

The English women’s team reached the quarter-final stage on each occasion they qualified for the FIFA Women's World Cup in 1995, 2007, and 2011. The team also became the runner up in the UEFA Women's Championships twice in 1984 and 2009. The top scorer for the English national team is Kelly Smith with her 46 international goals.

6. Brazil

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Brazil-Female-Football-Team

The Brazil women's national football team is currently ranked as the tenth-best team in the world by the FIFA Women's World Rankings with 1938 points as of July 2019. Brazil now holds sixth place in our list of the best female football teams in the world. The team played their first international match against the United States on July 22, 1986. The Brazil women's national football team achieved second place in FIFA Women's World Cup 2007 and achieved the second runners up position in the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup.

They became the runner-up of the Women's U.S. Cup twice consecutively in 1998 and 1999. The Brazilian women’s team also received the silver medal in the Olympic Games twice in 2004 and 2008. Vadão is currently serving as the head coach of the Brazilian women's national football team. Besides, one of the greatest female footballers, Marta, currently serves as the captain of the team.

5. Sweden

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Sweden-Female-Football-Team

Sweden women's national football team is currently ranked as the sixth-best team in the world by the FIFA Women's World Ranking, with 2021 points as of July 2019. Sweden currently holds the fifth place in our list of the best female football teams in the world. The team became the runners up at the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2003 and became the second runner-up in 2011.

The Swedish women’s team has won their first and only European Competition for Women's Football in 1984. The Sweden women's national football team reached the finals of the European Cup three times to date in 1987, 1995, and 2001. Peter Gerhardsson is currently serving as the head coach of the Sweden women's national football team and Caroline Seger is the current captain of the team. The team uses the Gamla Ullevi as their home ground.

4. France

France-Female-Football-Team
France-Female-Football-Team

The French women's national football team is currently ranked as the fourth-best team in the world by the FIFA Women's World Rankings with 2029 points as of July 2019. They now hold fourth place in our list of the best female football teams in the world. The team competes as a member of UEFA. Besides, the French Football Federation currently operates this team. Besides participating in FIFA Women's World Cup, the team also competes in UEFA Women's Euro cup and the Algarve Cup.

The French women's national football team has reached two of the three quarter-finals in the European Championships since 2000. Corinne Diacre is currently serving as the head coach of the French women's national football team and Amandine Henry is the current captain of the team. The team captured the title of the Cyprus Cup in 2012.

3. Japan

Japan-Female-Football-Team
Japan-Female-Football-Team

The Japanese women's national football team is currently ranked the eleventh-best in the world by the FIFA Women's World Rankings with 1937 points as of July 2019. They now hold third place in our list of the best female football teams in the world. Japan Football Association currently controls this team. They defeated the United States women’s team at the FIFA Women's World Cup Final in 2011. And then, they became the first-ever Asian team to win the FIFA Women's World Cup.

They appeared in the FIFA Women’s World Cup seven times to date. The Japanese women's national football team achieved the title of the 2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup. The team also often referred to as Nadeshiko Japan. Asako Takakura is currently serving as the head coach of the Japanese women's national football team and Saki Kumagai is the current captain of the team.

2. Germany

Germany-Female-Football-Team
Germany-Female-Football-Team

The Germany women's national football team is currently ranked the second-best in the world by the FIFA Women's World Rankings, with 2059 points as of July 2019. Germany now holds second place in our list of the best female football teams in the world. The national team played their first international match in 1982. The German Football Association currently monitors this football team.

The Germany women's national football team has won the FIFA Women's World Cup twice in 2003 and 2007. They achieved the title of the UEFA European Championships eight times till now. The team also achieved the bronze medals at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament three times in 2000, 2004, and 2008. The fans also called this team the Die Nationalelf or The National Eleven.

1. United States

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United-States-Female-Football-Team

The United States women's national football team is currently ranked the best in the world by the FIFA Women's World Rankings, with 2180 points as of July 2019. They now hold the top spot in our list of the best female football teams in the world. Besides participating in the Women’s FIFA World Cup, the team also participates in CONCACAF. The United States women’s team earned the FIFA Women's World Cup four times in 1991, 1999, 2015, and 2019.

The team also won the Olympic women's gold medals four times in 1996, 2004, 2008, and 2012. They became the champion of the Algarve Cups a record nine times from 2000 to 2013. The United States women's national football team achieved the team of the year title in 1997 and 1999 by the U.S. Olympic Committee. The Sports Illustrated named the entire women’s team of United States as Sportspeople of the Year 1999.

The women’s teams bring to their nations the same pride as the men’s teams do, with every award they win and every great game they play. They deserve as much respect and attention as the men do. It is the responsibility of the nation, the media, and the people to ensure that the female footballers receive their due share of encouragement and appreciation so that they can move forward and present the sport's history with greater moments.

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