FIFA 21: 15 Best Women’s Players – Ranked

With FIFA 21 filling the lives of millions around the world, it’s time to focus on this year’s top rated women in the game.

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Unsurprisingly, World Cup winners USA have the most players on this list, with France, Germany and the Netherlands also well represented. Meanwhile, for no discernible reason, Krystal Dunn is not there.

Here, 90 Minutes to Make the Grade on FIFA 21 takes you through the 15 highest-rated female players.

Ertz is the 15th highest-rated women’s player at FIFA 2021 / Mark Atkins/Getty Images

Country: uses
Position: Defensive midfield
Overall Rating: 88

One of the many star performers at the 2019 World Cup, Chicago Red Stars midfielder Ertz was nominated for the 2020 BBC Sport Women’s Footballer of the Year award.

A defender and midfielder, the two-time World Cup winner is a composer and genius.

Sinclair crashes in No. 14 / ANP Sport/Getty Images

Country: Canada
Position: Striker
Overall Rating: 89

Canadian talisman Sinclair holds the record for the world’s top goalscorer in international football with 186 goals in 296 appearances.

The forward is an icon of the game, and it shows no signs of slowing down.

Schult is the highest-rated goalkeeper / Clive Brunskill / Getty Images

Country: Germany
Position: Goalkeeper
Overall Rating: 89

German number one Schulte took over from the great Nadine Engrer in 2016 and is the highest-rated goalkeeper in the game.

The 29-year-old was a Champions League runner-up with Wolfsburg during the 2019/20 season, and is an Olympic gold medallist.

Martins is one of two Dutch players in the top 15 / TF-Images/Getty Images

Country: Netherlands
Position: Midfielder
Overall Rating: 89

Martinez rose to fame after a stellar 2017, where he led the Netherlands to glory on home soil by winning Euro 2017 Player of the Tournament.

She also won the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year award and the FIFA Women’s Player of the Year award this year, and currently plays her club football for Spanish champions Barcelona.

Morgan is one of four USWNT representatives in the top 15 / Maja Hitij/Getty Images

Country: uses
Position: Forward
Overall Rating: 90

Fresh from his sensational move to Tottenham, sporting icon Alex Morgan was one of five WSL players in the top 15 following the game’s release.

The two-time World Cup winner, Olympic champion and 2019 World Cup Silver Boot winner is a household name, known worldwide for her goal-scoring prowess.

His stay at Spurs may have been short, but the experience is believed to have been a sweet one.

Heath is one of five WSL players in the top 15 / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Country: uses
Position: Forward
Overall Rating: 90

A second summer WSL arrival inside the top 15 is Tobin Heath adding to Manchester United’s statement.

The double World Cup winner and Olympic champion was another standout performer from the USA’s 2019 victory in France, consistently beating players with her speed and ability.

Hansen is the top Scandinavian player on this list /Trind Tandberg/Getty Images

Country: Norway
Position: Winger
Overall Rating: 90

The tough winger is the only Norwegian to make the top 15, and the only Scandinavian to boot (Pernell Harder was cruelly overlooked).

Gifted with superior technical ability and beauty, Hanson made his senior debut at just 16 years old. She is part of a golden generation of Norwegian talent that also includes Goro Retten and Ada Hegerberg (presumably excluded because she does not currently represent the national team).

Le Sommer is one of three French players on the list / ANP Sport/Getty Images

Country: France
Position: Striker/ Attacking Midfielder
Overall Rating: 90

Le Sommer has been a talisman for the Frenchman for nearly a decade, and has been an integral part of a Lyon team that has dominated European football for the past 10 years.

She popped up with an early goal in the 2020 Champions League final, and can operate widely in an advanced midfield role or as a central striker.

Bronze watches at number 7 / Quality Sport Images / Getty Images

Country: England
Position: right back
Overall Rating: 90

Fresh from her return to Manchester City, Lucy Bruins is the only English player to make the list.

After announcing himself on the world stage with a series of impressive performances at the 2015 World Cup, the 28-year-old has established himself as one of the best right-backs on the planet. Quick, strong and athletic, Bruins is at his best when beaten down the flank with speed.

Marozsan is the highest-rated player in Germany / TF-Images/Getty Images.

Country: Germany
Position: Attacking midfield
Overall Rating: 91

Marozhan is one of the most technically gifted players in world football, boasting superb balance and skill.

The attacking midfielder is the highest-rated German player in the game, and is set to win a fourth consecutive Champions League title with Lyon in 2020 – and the fifth of his career.

Henry flaunts one of the greatest kits women’s soccer has ever seen / Kathryn Steenkeist/Getty Images

Country: France
Position: Defensive midfield
Overall Rating: 91

France captain Henry is the second-ranked French player in the game, and the highest-rated defensive midfielder.

The 30-year-old is one of four members of Lyon’s 2020 Champions League-winning squad, and is renowned for his ability to break up play and save in the back four, freeing up Lyon’s attacking talent to move forward. Enables playability.

Miedema is already Holland’s record goalscorer / Socrates Images/Getty Images

Country: Holland
Position: Forward
Overall Rating: 91

Arsenal’s Vivian Medema holds the distinction of being the highest rated Dutch player, and the WSL’s second highest rated player in the game.

The 24-year-old has spent her career breaking goalscoring records everywhere she’s gone, with an unmatched composure and composure in front of goal.

Renard is France’s highest-rated player/Catherine Steenkeist/Getty Images.

Country: France
Position: Center back
Overall Rating: 92

Wendy Renard is a sports institution. The towering centre-half has been instrumental in Lyon’s dominance of European football over the past decade.

The French international has won seven Champions League titles, and has an outrageous goalscoring record for a defender.

Crashed at Kerr No. 2 / Tony Feder / Getty Images

Country: Australia
Position: Striker
Overall Rating: 92

Chelsea’s Sam Kerr is the only Australian in the top 15, and the highest-rated WSL player on the list.

The forward is the all-time record goalscorer in the NWSL and W-League, and is known for his intelligent movement and ability to get behind the opposition.

Rapinoe becomes a sports icon in 2019 / Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Country: uses
Position: Winger
Overall Rating: 93

Rapinoe is known as much for her political activism as her ability to beat an athlete.

She is a two-time World Cup winner, a Golden Boot winner in the 2019 edition, and an Olympic champion – but she herself admits that she is not the best player in the world, but the biggest name in the game.

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