World ranking of national women's soccer teams (as of September 28th, 2018)

FIFA World ranking of women's soccer national teams 2018 This statistic depicts the ranking of the women's national soccer teams as of September 28th, 2018. The U.S. national team is currently ranked first with a score of 2,114.
Women’s soccer - additional information

Soccer, officially known as association football, is considered to be the most popular sport in the world among both men and women. According to the “Big Count,” a large scale survey conducted by the sport’s governing body, the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), there are around 265 million soccer players in the world, over 20 million of which are women.

Although sports similar to soccer are believed to have originated in ancient times, the rules of the present-day version were first drawn-up in 1848, at Cambridge University, England. The first recorded games played by women in Scotland and England took place in the late 1890s. Historically, women’s traditional roles in society at the turn of the last century, as well as their impractical clothes, were incompatible with the requirements of soccer. Nevertheless, the sport flourished and in the 1920s there were already around 150 women’s teams in England alone. In the early 1930s, women’s soccer leagues were established in France and Italy, while other countries, such as Germany, Norway, and Sweden followed suit in the 1940s. In the United States, the first women's soccer league was the Craig Club Girls Soccer League, established in the 1950s, but the sport did not gain universal appeal until some two decades later, when it became a popular varsity sport.

The United States women's national soccer team, which played its first game in 1985, is currently considered the best women’s soccer team in the world. They have won a total of three FIFA Women's World Cups, the last time in Canada in 2015, four Olympic women's gold medals, and ten Algarve Cups. According to FIFA, the world’s best men’s national soccer team, as of 2015, is Argentina.
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Score
USA2,114
Germany2,060
England2,034
France2,033
Canada2,014
Australia2,012
Japan1,981
Brazil1,973
Sweden1,964
Netherlands1,963
Korea DPR1,938
Spain1,916
Norway1,907
Korea Republic1,880
China PR1,876
Denmark1,864
Italy1,855
Switzerland1,840
Scotland1,811
New Zealand1,810
Austria1,802
Iceland1,798
Belgium1,797
Mexico1,732
Ukraine1,729
Russia1,705
Colombia1,700
Thailand1,677
Wales1,672
Republic of Ireland1,668
Finland1,666
Czech Republic1,665
Portugal1,659
Costa Rica1,658
Poland1,649
Vietnam1,638
Argentina1,633
Nigeria1,607
Chile1,594
Chinese Taipei1,560
Uzbekistan1,557
Serbia1,551
Romania1,594
Myanmar1,536
Hungary1,520
Slovakia1,514
Ghana1,503
Paraguay1,494
Cameroon1,478
South Africa1,446
Score
USA2,114
Germany2,060
England2,034
France2,033
Canada2,014
Australia2,012
Japan1,981
Brazil1,973
Sweden1,964
Netherlands1,963
Korea DPR1,938
Spain1,916
Norway1,907
Korea Republic1,880
China PR1,876
Denmark1,864
Italy1,855
Switzerland1,840
Scotland1,811
New Zealand1,810
Austria1,802
Iceland1,798
Belgium1,797
Mexico1,732
Ukraine1,729
Russia1,705
Colombia1,700
Thailand1,677
Wales1,672
Republic of Ireland1,668
Finland1,666
Czech Republic1,665
Portugal1,659
Costa Rica1,658
Poland1,649
Vietnam1,638
Argentina1,633
Nigeria1,607
Chile1,594
Chinese Taipei1,560
Uzbekistan1,557
Serbia1,551
Romania1,594
Myanmar1,536
Hungary1,520
Slovakia1,514
Ghana1,503
Paraguay1,494
Cameroon1,478
South Africa1,446
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This statistic depicts the ranking of the women's national soccer teams as of September 28th, 2018. The U.S. national team is currently ranked first with a score of 2,114.
Women’s soccer - additional information

Soccer, officially known as association football, is considered to be the most popular sport in the world among both men and women. According to the “Big Count,” a large scale survey conducted by the sport’s governing body, the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), there are around 265 million soccer players in the world, over 20 million of which are women.

Although sports similar to soccer are believed to have originated in ancient times, the rules of the present-day version were first drawn-up in 1848, at Cambridge University, England. The first recorded games played by women in Scotland and England took place in the late 1890s. Historically, women’s traditional roles in society at the turn of the last century, as well as their impractical clothes, were incompatible with the requirements of soccer. Nevertheless, the sport flourished and in the 1920s there were already around 150 women’s teams in England alone. In the early 1930s, women’s soccer leagues were established in France and Italy, while other countries, such as Germany, Norway, and Sweden followed suit in the 1940s. In the United States, the first women's soccer league was the Craig Club Girls Soccer League, established in the 1950s, but the sport did not gain universal appeal until some two decades later, when it became a popular varsity sport.

The United States women's national soccer team, which played its first game in 1985, is currently considered the best women’s soccer team in the world. They have won a total of three FIFA Women's World Cups, the last time in Canada in 2015, four Olympic women's gold medals, and ten Algarve Cups. According to FIFA, the world’s best men’s national soccer team, as of 2015, is Argentina.
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September 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
September 2018
Supplementary notes
The venue, importance of games, and differences between teams are all taken into account. Additional information on the calculation of this ranking can be found here. This ranking is updated quarterly.

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