These days, female athletes do not lag behind male athletes and that also includes football players. The football world has diversified a lot and many soccer players are gaining a name for presenting fabulous performances. These soccer players proved to be capricious, diligent and intelligent. They are physically strong and mentally powerful and show incredible sporting spirit.
These incredible athletes seem very confident, although they know that, in this modern world, gender must not be any kind of obstacle in the way of their success.
These wonderful players are also receiving a lot of support from fans, as well as from all associations and federations around the world, as they have the FIFA Women’s World Cup to be played since 1991 and now they even have the League of Nations UEFA champions for club football.
10 Best Women’s Football Clubs
1. Olympique Lyonnais
The French club has been the Olympique Lyonnais women’s team since 2004 and is the most successful club in the history of the Female First Division, with fifteen league titles, having won the league for fourteen consecutive seasons, which is, in fact, a world record. consecutive titles in any sport.
The team is also the most successful in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, winning it seven times. The club is definitely a model for all women’s sports teams in the world. Lyon CEO Jean-Michel Aulas compared the team with Real Madrid and Barcelona in men’s football.
2. VfL Wolfsburg
The German club plays in Germany’s first division, the Bundesliga, and was one of the founding members of the competition. Unlike the men’s Bundesliga, Wolfsburg dominated the Frauen Bundesliga over rivals Bayern Munich. They won the championship in the last four consecutive seasons.
The team is also doing well in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, but unfortunately, they have not been able to win it recently, as they won the competition for the last time in 2014. Overall, they have won two victories and are runners-up consecutively in the last 3 seasons, which it’s quite surprising.
3. FC Barcelona
Like its male team, FC Barcelona Female team is also one of the best teams in the world. The club was founded in 1988 and is the current champion of Spain by winning the Primera Division. Barcelona Female team also won the largest number of Primera Division titles in the history of the competition, winning it 5 times.
The club has won the Catalunya Cup every year since 2009, except in 2013. It was also runner-up in the 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League and also reached last year’s Champions League semifinal.
4. Paris Saint-Germain
Founded in 1971, Paris Saint-Germain Female club is another French club on the list. They have been competing in Division 1 Feminine, the main division of French women’s football, since 2001. In 2010, the club won its first great trophy, the Coupe de France Féminine and after that first big gold medal, it advanced a lot and from an intermediate team, so they became one of the best teams in the world.
They were twice runners-up in the UEFA Women’s Champions League and 8 times finished second in the first division.
5. FC Bayern München
The German women’s club was founded 50 years ago and plays in the Frauen-Bundesliga, the top-flight women’s league in Germany. The Bavarians were one of the founding members of the Bundesliga.
They won the Frauen-Bundesliga 3 times, twice in 2014-2015 and 2015-2016. Bayern reached the UEFA Women’s Champions League semifinal.
6. Manchester City WFC
Manchester City WFC plays in the Women’s Super League of the Football Association, which won only once and that was in 2016. They also won the FA Women’s Cup 3 times in the last 4 years.
Twice they reached the UEFA Women’s Champions League semifinals. Right-back Lucy Bronze and half Rose Lavelle are considered among the best players in the world. After her top scorer last season, Pauline Bremer left the club that made some signings, including the talented Chloe Kelly.
7. Corinthians Paulista
Probably the best female club in Brazil, Corinthians won the Brazilian Championship 2 times in the last 2 years. Founded in 1997, the team is affiliated with the São Paulo Football Federation. They have the world record with the highest number of consecutive victories in first division football, with a sequence of 30 consecutive victories that ended with a 2-2 draw with Sportivo Limpeño.
8. North Carolina Courage
The newly founded team in 2017, North Carolina Courage has been the best in the country since then, won the NWSL twice in the past two years and finished second in its first season in 2017. They also won the NWSL Community shield three times in the last three years.
In 2018, Courage became the first team in NWSL history to win Shield and the championship at the same time. In addition, in 2019, the team became the first team to win the championship at home. This achievement makes them one of the top ten women’s football clubs in the world.
9. Portland Thorns FC
The United States club was established in November 2012. The Portland Thorns attracted 16,479 fans for their first home game on April 21, 2013, setting a new standard for club football in the United States.
Since then, they have established themselves on the list of the best women’s football clubs supported by supporters in the world, setting a record average attendance in each of the first seven seasons and also being among the most successful clubs in the history of the National Women’s Football League, winning two NWSL Championships, an NWSL Shield and an NWSL Community Shield.
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10. Atlético Huila
The Colombian Women’s Football Club Atlético Huila, founded in 2016, became the first and only Colombian club to win the Copa Libertadores Femenina in 2018 by defeating Santos in the penalty shootout. The Copa Libertadores Femenina is the main women’s football tournament for clubs in South America organized by CONMEBOL.
The club also won the Liga Femenina Profesional de Fútbol Colombiano, which is the Women’s Professional Football League of Colombia, once in 2018 and ended as runner-up in 2017, which was the league’s first season. Their stadium, Estadio Guillermo Plazas Alcid, is also among the largest female stadiums in the world.