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WSL - All-time top goalscorers

Ali Rampling
Ellen White, Vivianne Miedema, Fara Williams
Ellen White, Vivianne Miedema, Fara Williams / Visionhaus/Naomi Baker/Catherine Ivill/Getty Images
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The Women's Super League has been home to an array of goalscoring greats since its formation in 2011.

But who has scored the most goals in WSL history? From cultured forwards to pile-driving midfielders, here are the league's all-time top goal getters.


14 - Natasha Dowie - 34 goals

Natasha Dowie
Reading are Dowie's fourth WSL club / Richard Heathcote/GettyImages

Natasha Dowie was ever present in the first five-and-a-half seasons of the WSL, first with Everton before crossing the Merseyside divide to join Liverpool. She was the league's top scorer during her debut season with the Reds, firing them to their first league title, and collecting her second WSL winners medal the following year.

A brief move to Doncaster followed in 2016, before Dowie departed the WSL for ventures abroad in the USA, Sweden, Australia, Norway and Italy. She returned to the WSL in 2021 with Reading, with her scoring form very much still intact.


13 - Eniola Aluko - 36 goals

Eniola Aluko
Aluko is a double WSL champion / Charlie Crowhurst/GettyImages

One of the most recognisable figures in the game, the now retired Eni Aluko hit 36 WSL goals between 2012 and 2018.

The England forward had one season at Birmingham - the club where she began her senior career - before spending six successful years at Chelsea, becoming a two-time WSL champion and winning the league's golden boot during the 2016 season.


12 - Ji So-yun - 37 goals

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All of Ji's WSL goals have come in a Chelsea shirt / ADRIAN DENNIS/GettyImages

Ji So-yun has emerged as one of the WSL's most iconic figures since arriving at Chelsea in 2014.

She won the PFA Player of the Year during her debut season, and the classy midfielder has been a consistent source of goals and assists for Emma Hayes' side ever since, scooping four WSL winners medals along the way.


9 = Sam Kerr - 42 goals

Sam Kerr
Sam Kerr won the WSL golden boot during her first full season with Chelsea / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Sam Kerr became one of the biggest signings in WSL history when she joined Chelsea from Chicago Red Stars in January 2020.

Having spent her career breaking goalscoring records in Australia and the United States, the forward went about doing the same in England, finishing as the WSL's top scorer during her first full season in the league with 21 goals in 22 appearances as Chelsea claimed the 2020/21 title.


9 = Rachel Williams - 42 goals

Rachel Williams
Williams has featured in every WSL season / Naomi Baker/GettyImages

Rachel Williams has been ever present in every WSL season, starring for four different sides in the English top flight.

The forward won the WSL's inaugural Golden Boot, netting 14 goals in 14 games for Birmingham during the 2011 season. Williams has enjoyed two spells with the Midlands outfit, in addition to a season with Chelsea and two years at Notts County. She is currently plying her trade with Tottenham.


9 = Fara Williams - 42 goals

Fara Williams
Williams finished her illustrious career with Reading / Richard Heathcote/GettyImages

Fara Williams is an absolute stalwart of the game, netting 42 WSL goals across spells with Everton, Liverpool, Arsenal and Reading prior to her retirement in 2021.

The midfielder always had an eye for the spectacular, with one of her most memorable goals a stunning halfway line effort straight from kickoff for Liverpool against Birmingham in 2014. The goal was instrumental in Liverpool's WSL title win that season - one of two WSL winners medals Williams would collect in her career.


6 = Nikita Parris - 50 goals

Nikita Parris
Parris became the WSL's all-time top scorer during her time at City / Alex Livesey/GettyImages

Nikita Parris departed the WSL in 2019 as the league's all-time top scorer, having hit 49 goals for Everton and Manchester City between 2011 and 2019 and winning the WSL title with the latter in 2016.

The winger left City to join the might of Lyon, but returned to the WSL with Arsenal in 2021 with her eye once again on the league's all-time top scoring accolade.


6 = Jordan Nobbs - 50 goals

Jordan Nobbs
Nobbs is frequently among the goals for Arsenal / Jack Thomas/GettyImages

Jordan Nobbs has featured in every WSL season for Arsenal, claiming three league titles with the Gunners.

The dynamic midfielder has always had a long-range spectacular up her sleeve, with her outrageous free kick from distance against Manchester City in the 2017 Spring Series one of the many memorable goals that Nobbs has popped up with.


6 = Kim Little - 50 goals

Kim Little
Kim Little is among the top scoring midfielders in WSL history / Alex Pantling/GettyImages

Arsenal icon Kim Little played in the first three WSL seasons, winning back-to-back titles with the Gunners, before heading off the the United States for three years.

The Scotland midfielder returned to the WSL in 2017, adding another league title to her collection during the 2018/19 season. Little's goal against Reading the following campaign is one of her most famous, her skilful chest and volley applying the finishing touches to a sublime Arsenal move.


5 - Beth Mead - 52 goals

Beth Mead
Mead has scored goals for Arsenal and Sunderland in the WSL / Harriet Lander/GettyImages

Beth Mead has been plying her trade in the WSL since 2015, and won the Golden Boot during her debut season in the division, hitting 12 goals for newly promoted Sunderland.

A move to Arsenal soon followed and saw Mead gradually transition from a number nine into a winger. Blessed with an eye for goal from her central striker days, she has added assists to her game from wide areas, and has surpassed Karen Carney as the WSL's top assist maker.


4 - Fran Kirby - 54 goals

Fran Kirby
Kirby has scored all of her WSL goals for Chelsea / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Fran Kirby made her WSL debut in 2015 after moving from Reading to Chelsea, and has been one of the league's biggest stars ever since.

She is a four-time WSL champion with the Blues, recovering from a potentially career-ending illness to produce a stunning array of performances and goals to help Chelsea to the title during the 2020/21 season. Kirby's displays were recognised as she was named the 2020/21 WSL Player of the Year.


3 - Beth England - 55 goals

Bethany England
England was Chelsea's top scorer two seasons on the trot / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Beth England has represented three WSL clubs - Doncaster, Liverpool and Chelsea.

The striker was Chelsea's top scorer in both the 2018/19 and 2019/20 campaign, with her goals in the latter instrumental in firing the Blues to the WSL title. England popped up with finishes that were equal in both importance and quality, netting long range stunners to beat Spurs at Stamford Bridge and claim a point against title rivals Manchester City.


2 - Ellen White - 61 goals

Ellen White
White has been a figure of consistency for club and country / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

One of the most dependable goal scorers for club and country for over a decade, White has fired herself to the upper echelons of the WSL all-time top scoring charts across spells at Arsenal, Notts County, Birmingham and Manchester City.

The two-time WSL champion won the 2017/18 Golden Boot after hitting 15 goals in 14 games for Birmingham, while arguably her most famous goal came during her time at Notts County, bending home a fiendishly worked free kick with the help of some superb acting from Laura Bassett.


1 - Vivianne Miedema - 74 goals

Vivianne Miedema
Miedema is one of the greatest strikers to ever grace the WSL / Kate McShane/GettyImages

Vivianne Miedema has spent her career ticking off records like they're items on a shopping list. The Dutch striker joined Arsenal in 2017 and had become the league's top scorer just over three years later.

Miedema has won the Golden Boot twice during her time in north London, with one of her most famous performances in an Arsenal shirt coming during her side's devastating 11-1 win over Bristol City in 2019. The forward was in ruthless form, scoring six and assisting four.


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