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The Players With The Most Women’s World Cup Goals Of All Time

Can Marta build on her record in France? Can Carli Lloyd crack the top 10? We'll soon find out.

On June 7, the eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup kicked off in Paris, France. The USWNT entered the tournament as the defending champion and the world’s No. 1 ranked side, and the team can still rely on Carli Lloyd, who finished joint-top scorer in 2015 with six goals. However, when it comes to the most Women’s World Cup goals of all time, the 36-year-old remains just outside the top 10 with eight total goals.

But there are already two footballers currently in the top 10 at this summer’s event: Brazil’s Marta and Canada’s Christine Sinclair. Marta is the all time leader with 16 goals (she scored three in 2003, seven in 2007, four in 2011, one in 2015 and she's added another in 2019). 

When comparing the men’s and women’s tournaments, Marta is one ahead of Brazilian compatriot Ronaldo and level with Miroslav Klose’s all time mark of 16.

Other active players who could break into the top 10 include Australia’s Lisa De Vanna (seven goals in 14 games) and the USWNT's Alex Morgan (eight in 13). 

The Players With The Most Women’s World Cup Goals Of All Time 

#1: Marta (Brazil) - 16 goals in 18 matches (0.88 per match)

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#2: Birgit Prinz (Germany) - 14 goals in 24 matches (0.58 per match)

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#3: Abby Wambach (USWNT) - 14 goals in 25 matches (0.56 per match)

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#4: Michelle Akers (USWNT) - 12 goals in 13 matches (0.92 per match)

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#5: Cristiane (Brazil) - 11 goals in 19 matches (0.58 per match)

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#6: Sun Wen (China) - 11 goals in 20 matches (0.55 per match)

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#7: Bettina Wiegmann (Germany) - 11 goals in 22 matches (0.50 per match)

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#8: Ann Kristin Aarones (Norway) - 10 goals in 11 matches (0.90 per match)

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#9: Heidi Mohr (Germany) - 10 goals in 12 matches (0.83 per match)

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#10: Linda Medalen (Norway) - 9 goals in 17 matches (0.53 per match)

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#11: Christine Sinclair (Canada) - 9 goals in 18 matches (0.50 per match)

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#12: Hege Riise (Norway) - 9 goals in 22 matches (0.41 per match)

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