The importance of football in the lives of people around the world cannot be overstated. It is football that gives the world the beautiful game. So it’s no wonder that the biggest football clubs and leagues in the world are producing some of the best football players in the world.
Football is a sport that’s played everywhere and by all people, and though there are many more female footballers than male, many women still enjoy the sport. So when it comes to finding the best female footballers around the world, it’s important to set some standards for comparison.
How we did it
We set out to find the best female football players in the world, and to do this we looked at different characteristics that set a football player apart from others.
To begin our search we started with Google.com, which gave us many thousands of possible results. We narrowed the search down by just one characteristic: the country. We put in the name of a major club (Manchester United for example) and then looked at which teams are often seen on TV in that country. We then looked at their official site for more information.
We filtered out all the results that didn’t fit our criteria, and this gave us a pretty good amount of the players who are truly the best at playing football. We filtered out all the players who didn’t play in the world’s top leagues, and then narrowed the search down to just the national teams of the top European leagues. Then we did a final round-up of all the results, have a peek here making sure we didn’t miss any of the key players.
To narrow down the search to just the best female footballers in the world, we started by looking at countries that are often found in the top 10 in international football rankings.
We looked for some of the major football clubs from the countries that would give us the best results. The biggest football clubs from Italy, Germany and England were all looked at, but we also looked at some of the smaller ones from Scandinavian countries. We then looked at the number of players that were in each of the top 5 leagues in their country.
Once we had narrowed down to just the national teams of the top European leagues, we then went through all of the players to ensure that all of the ones that were left were the best in the world.
We filtered out all of the players who played in leagues outside of the top five in their country. We also filtered out all of the players who weren’t in the top five in their country in terms of goals scored. This meant that we had a large pool of players from the biggest football leagues around the world.