Ten Most Beautiful Footballers of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011
Editor's Pick 19 Jul 2011, 20:56 IST
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011 just concluded with Japan emerging as the new World Champion. The over three weeks extravaganza witness sixteen top teams competing for the coveted crown with the participation of nearly 500 athletes.
With Women always grabbing the centre of attention because of the beautiful look, SportsKeeeda brings to you the ‘Ten Most Beautiful Footballers of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011’.
10. Laure Boulleau-France
Club: Paris St-Germain
Laure Boulleau is a French football player who currently plays for French club Paris Saint-Germain. Bolleau primarily plays as a defender and is a member of the France women's national football team making her debut in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011.
9. Cecilie Pedersen-Norway
Cecilie Pedersen is a Norwegian footballer from Førde in Sveio. She is one of the highest-paid women footballers in the country. In June 2009 she was called up to the national team for the European Championships, and in the second game, against Iceland, she was the match winner with her goal before the break. She is the winner of Gullballen, the most prestigious Norwegian football prize.
8. Heather Mitts-USA
Club: Atlanta Beat
Heather Mitts is an American professional soccer player who is a defender in the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) league. Mitts played college soccer for the University of Florida, and thereafter, she has played professionally for the Philadelphia Charge, Boston Breakers, Philadelphia Independence and Atlanta Beat of WPS. She is also a member of the United States women's national soccer team, and is a two-time Olympic gold medalist.
7. Alex Morgan-USA
Club: Western New York Flash
Alex Morgan is an American soccer player from Diamond Bar, California. She is a forward for the Western New York Flash of Women's Professional Soccer and member of the US Women's National Team. Morgan was the youngest player on the USA's roster at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup
6. Madeleine Giske-Norway
Club: Arna-Bjørnar Fotball
Madeleine Giske is a Norwegian football midfielder who currently plays for Arna-Bjørnar in Bergen, Norway. She is also a member of the Norwegian Women's National Football Team. Giske is the daughter of Anders Giske, a former professional footballer who captained the Norwegian National Football Team, as well as playing for clubs such as SK Brann, FC Nuremberg, Bayer Leverkusen and 1. FC Köln.
5. Louisa Necib – France
Louisa Necib is a French football player of Algerian descent who plays for French club Olympique Lyonnais. She plays as an attacking midfielder and described as a "gifted playmaker" who "possesses superb technique". Necib has been labeled by the French media as the female Zinedine Zidane, primarily due to having an Algerian background, growing up in Marseille like Zidane, and having immense skill.
Club: FCF Lyon
Corine Franco is a French football player who currently plays for French club Olympique Lyonnais. Franco serves as vice-captain of her club and plays as a physical, yet creative defensive midfielder, often acting as a deep-lying playmaker. She is also a member of the France women's national football team making her first major tournament appearance with her nation at UEFA Women's Euro 2009.
3. Hope Solo-USA
Club: Boca Raton MagicJack
With her beach-blonde hair, piercing blue eyes and stunning good looks, Hope Solo might be mistaken for a model, but she is actually the starting goalkeeper for the US women’s national team. Currently playing for Women’s Professional Soccer team Atlanta Beat, she was named the WPS Goalkeeper of the Year in 2009 and she is the University of Washington’s all-time leader in clean-sheets and saves back when she was in college. Hope is our kind of girl. Plus, she is very good with her hands.
Érika Cristiano dos Santos, commonly known as Érika, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a defender for Santos and the Brazilian Women's National Team. Before being drafted by FC Gold Pride in the 2008 WPS International Draft, Érika was a member of Santos FC. Despite appearing in 7 games for FC Gold Pride, Érika was deemed surplus to requirements at season's close by Albertin Montoya. Érika has represented Brazil at both the U-20 and senior international levels.
Nayeli Rangel Hernandez is a young Mexican footballer who has risen to the Women’s team after representing Mexico in all the age group. At 19, she is one of the most beautiful footballers in the world and is an important member of the team. She is a bright prospect for the future.
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