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Maestros of Women’s Football: Meet 5 Exceptional Players Setting New Records in the Game

There is no hesitation in saying that women’s football is at an all-time high with the mesmerizing quality on show, week in and week out.

We see top-quality competition, and the contests are inspiring record viewership.

Recently, Camp Nou saw a record attendance of 91,553 fans at a Champions League contest, revealing how appealing the women’s game has become.

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And the reason for its success is the exceptional players gracing it. These players have been able to make new records for the game and are slowly attaining legendary status in the beautiful game.

Let’s look at some Women’s Football Maestros and what makes them unique in the modern game.

Sam Kerr

Sam Kerr has just continued to get better with age. She has already shown what she is capable of in Chelsea colors. In 335 appearances, the Australian has scored 225 goals.

The Chelsea player is also the current captain and the greatest goalscorer of the Australian National Team. In 2013 and 2014, she won the FMA international player of the Year award.

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Sam Kerr (20) of Chelsea Women during the FA Women Super League football match between Chelsea and Everton at Kingsmeadow on 12 September 2021.

Kerr is always one of those players that pops up with crucial goals. Apart from her ruthlessness in front goal, she has a trademark celebration, making her a significant presence in the dressing room.

Vivianne Miedema and Kerr are head locked to become the WSL’s top scorer, and their competition is always exciting.

Lucy Bronze

If we talk about Lucy Bronze’s achievements, you will continue naming them and get tired.

She has won the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Silver Ball, the 2018/19 UEFA Women’s Player of the Year Award, and the 2020 FIFA Best Women Footballer.


Amazingly, a career that started in Sunderland would become one of the most decorated careers.

The English right-back has represented Liverpool, Manchester City, Everton, and Olympique Lyon. Bronze has won two PFA Player of the Year awards.

She is also an avid supporter of letting girls play football at the school level, sharing her experience as the only girl playing football in her whole locale.

Vivianne Miedema

When we talk about the most outstanding female strikers to grace the football pitch, Vivianne Miedema is one of the top-class names that comes to mind. Without a doubt, she is the benchmark of a football striker today.

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Women’s Champions League – Slavia Praha vs. Arsenal FC on 16.10.2019 at the Sinobo Stadium

Miedema is currently the greatest goalscorer in FA WSL and the Netherlands Football Team.

A career that started as a no. 10 blossomed into a no. 9 as the Dutch side did not have a striker then, and Miedema led the line amazingly well.

And in just her second senior appearance, she scored a 16-minute hat trick to make the position her own for years to come.

She has won the 2017 UEFA Women’s Euro and two Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich in the Dutch colors. She won the Women’s Player of the Year in the London Football Awards.

Ada Hegerberg

Ada Hegerberg truly has a killer instinct in front of a goal. Currently playing for Olympique Lyon, she is considered one of the most dangerous strikers in Europe.

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She has the 2013 UEFA Women’s Title, the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and the 2017 Championship in her trophy cabinet. She was also the 2016 best women’s footballer in Europe.

She became the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year in 2017 and 2019. Ada holds the record for the most scored goals in a single UEFA Women’s Champions League season.

The longevity that kept her at the top of her game for almost a decade is outstanding.

Pernille Harder

When you are the football team captain, you have only one thing in mind; leading your time by example.

Current Denmark captain Pernille Harder is the perfect reference in this case.

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She became the most expensive female football player when she moved to Chelsea’s women’s team from Wolfsburg. She is among the best female football players in the Premier League.

When the Danish stalwart was in the Bundesliga, she won the German domestic doubles in all four years she spent in Wolfsburg. She has also won two Golden Boots, registering 103 goals in 113 appearances.


The United States used to be the benchmark for the women’s game over the years. But as evident from our picks, European football is slowly catching up.

And with some exceptional sponsorship deals augmenting the game’s growth in Britain and Europe, one can expect women’s football to grow further in the coming years and more superstars to emerge.

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