FIFA 21: The 15 Best Women's Players - Ranked

Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan - Soccer Player
Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan both feature in FIFA 2021's top 15 rated women's players | Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

With FIFA 2021 poised to be released on 9th October, the ratings for this year's women's players are out.

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Unsurprisingly, World Cup winners the USA have the greatest number of players on the list, with France, Germany and Holland also well represented. Meanwhile, for no discernible reason, Crystal Dunn isn't there.

Let's take a look at the highest rated women's players on FIFA 2021.

15. Julie Ertz

Julie Ertz
Ertz is the 15th highest ranked women's player on FIFA 2021 | Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Country: USA
Position: Defensive midfield
Overall Rating: 88

One of the many star performers from the 2019 World Cup, Chicago Red Stars holding 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 composure and intelligence personified.

14. Christine Sinclair

International Friendly"Women: Canada v The Netherlands"
Sinclair crashes in at number 14 | ANP Sport/Getty Images

Country: Canada
Position: Striker
Overall Rating: 89

Canadian talisman Sinclair is the world's all-time record goalscorer in international football, with 186 goals in 296 appearances.

The forward is an icon of the game, and is showing no signs of slowing down at the age of 37.

13. Almuth Schult

Almuth Schult
Schult is the highest rated goalkeeper | Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Country: Germany
Position: Goalkeeper
Overall Rating: 89

German number one Schult took up the mantle from the great Nadine Angerer in 2016 and is the highest rated goalkeeper on the game.

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

12. Lieke Martens

Lieke Martens
Martens is one of two Dutch players in the top 15 | TF-Images/Getty Images

Country: The Netherlands
Position: Midfielder
Overall Rating: 89

Martens shot to fame after a stunning 2017, where she won the Euro 2017 player of the tournament en route to guiding Holland to glory on home soil.

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

11. Alex Morgan

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

Country: USA
Position: Forward
Overall Rating: 90

Fresh from her outrageous move to Tottenham, sporting symbol Alex Morgan is one of five WSL players in the top 15.

The two-time World Cup winner, Olympic champion and 2019 World Cup silver boot winner is a household name - but is currently the only Spurs player on the list.

10. Tobin Heath

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

Country: USA
Position: Forward
Overall Rating: 90

The second new WSL arrival in the top 15 is Manchester United's statement addition Tobin Heath.

The double World Cup winner and Olympic champion was another standout performer from the USA's 2019 triumph in France, with her speed and ability to beat a player constantly wreaking havoc.

9. Caroline Graham Hansen

Norway Women v England Women - International Friendly
Hansen is the top Scandinavian player on the list | Trond Tandberg/Getty Images

Country: Norway
Position: Winger
Overall Ranking: 90

The tricky winger is the only Norwegian player to make the top 15, and the only Scandinavian player to boot (with Pernille Harder cruelly overlooked).

Blessed with supreme technical ability and elegance, Hansen made her senior debut at the age of just 16. She is part of a golden generation of Norwegian talent that also includes Guro Reiten and Ada Hegerberg (presumably excluded because she does not currently represent the national side).

8. Eugenie Le Sommer

International Friendly"Women: France v The Netherlands"
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 French national for nearly a decade, and has been an integral part of the Lyon side who have dominated European football for the last 10 years.

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

7. Lucy Bronze

Lucy Bronze
Bronze clocks in at number 7 | Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Country: England
Position: Right-back
Overall Rating: 90

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

Having announced herself onto the world stage with a series of fine performances at the 2015 World Cup, the 28-year-old has established herself as the best right back on the planet. Fast, strong and athletic, Bronze is at her best when marauding down the flank at pace.

6. Dzsenifer Marozsan

Dzsenifer Marozsan
Marozsan is the highest rated Germany player | TF-Images/Getty Images

Country: Germany
Position: Attacking midfield
Overall Rating: 91

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

The attacking midfielder is the highest rated German player in the game, and recently got her hands on her fourth successive Champions League title with Lyon - and fifth of her career.

5. Amandine Henry

Amandine Henry
Henry featuring one of the greatest women's football kits ever | Catherine Steenkeste/Getty Images

Country: France
Position: Defensive midfield
Overall Rating: 91

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

The 30-year-old is one of four members of Lyon's 2020 Champions League winning side, and is renowned for her ability to break up play and shield the back four, enabling Lyon's array of attacking talent to play with freedom going forward.

4. Vivianne Miedema

Vivianne Miedema
Miedema is already Holland's record goalscorer | Soccrates Images/Getty Images

Country: Holland
Position: Forward
Overall Rating: 91

Arsenal's Vivianne Miedema has the honour of being the highest rated Dutch player, and second highest rated WSL player on the game.

The 24-year-old has spent her career breaking goalscoring records wherever she's gone, such is her unrivalled calmness and composure in front of goal.

3. Wendie Renard

Wendie Renard
Renard is the highest rated France player | Catherine Steenkeste/Getty Images

Country: France
Position: Centre-Back
Overall Rating: 92

Wendie Renard is a sporting institution. The lofty centre-half has been instrumental in Lyon's dominance of European football over the last decade.

The French international has won seven Champions League titles, and has an outrageous goalscoring record for a defender, with over 80 goals for club and country.

2. Sam Kerr

Sam Kerr
Kerr crashes in at number 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 ranking WSL player on the list.

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

1. Megan Rapinoe

Megan Rapinoe
Rapinoe became a sporting icon in 2019 | Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Country: USA
Position: Winger
Overall Rating: 93

Rapinoe is famed just as much for her political activism as her ability to beat a player.

The 35-year-old is a two-time World Cup winner, an Olympic champion and won the Golden Boot at last summer's World Cup - but admitted herself that she is not the best player in the world, rather the game's biggest name.