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ESPN FC Women's Rank: World's 50 best soccer players of 2023





As quickly as women's soccer tends to grow year over year, 2023 felt like a giant leap forward.

The Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand was the most competitive iteration in the tournament's history by many measures. Traditional powerhouses such as Germany, Brazil and the U.S. all stumbled out early, while Colombia, Jamaica, South Africa and debutante Morocco made it further than they ever have, causing upsets along the way. We even got a first-time winner in Spain, a team that previously had only ever reached the round of 16.