Top 20 best women's football teams as of today: which ones are they?

Top 20 best women's football teams as of today: which ones are they?

Claudia Kogi, Cyprine Apindi, Jackline Wangare
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM

Women's football is more appreciated in today's world than it was a couple of decades ago. There are numerous professional female teams in the contemporary world. The best women's football teams are known for their impressive performance because they have signed elite players and coaches. The athletes and other officials also work as a team.

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The best women's football teams in the world have recorded great performances over the years. These teams play in various football leagues. They have players who have strength, great technique, game intelligence, and a winning mindset.

Best women's football teams

The list below features the world's best women's football teams based on performance. Learn more about the teams today.

20. Sportovní klub Slavia Praha Ženy

  • Year founded: 1892
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Ground: Dolní Měcholupy, Prague
  • League: First League

Sportovní klub Slavia Praha Ženy, commonly known as SK Slavia Prague (women), is one of the best women's football teams in the world. The team's manager is Karel Piták, and its chair is Jaroslav Tvrdík. The team has won 11 Czech SR Leagues, nine Czech Leagues, and four Czech Women's Cups.

19. Manchester City WFC

  • Year founded: 1988
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Ground: Academy Stadium, Manchester
  • Leagues: Women's Super League and UEFA Women's Champions League

Manchester City Women's Football Club's nicknames are The Citizens, The Blues, or City. It is the brainchild of Manchester City Community Officer Neil Mather, its first manager. Gareth Taylor is the head coach. The team has won three Women's FA Cups, four FA Women's League Cups, and one FA Women's Super League.

18. C.D. Guadalajara Femenil

  • Year founded: 2016
  • Country: Mexico
  • Ground: Estadio Akron, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
  • League: Liga MX Femenil

C.D. Guadalajara Femenil's nicknames are Las Chivas or Las Rojiblancas. The team's manager is Antonio Spinelli, and it plays in the Liga MX Femenil league. It has won two Liga MX Femenil and one Campeón de Campeones. C.D. Guadalajara Femenil is one of the four clubs that have been able to win the Liga MX Femenil title.

17. Sportklub Niederösterreich St. Pölten

  • Year founded: 2006
  • Country: Austria
  • Ground: Sport Zentrum NÖ
  • League: ÖFB-Frauenliga

Sportklub Niederösterreich St. Pölten, commonly known as St. Pölten, is an Austrian team managed by Johannes Spilka. From 2013 to 2016, it played under the name FSK St. Pölten-Spratzern. It competes in ÖFB-Frauenliga, the top-level league of women's football in Austria. It has bagged eight ÖFB-Frauenliga titles and nine ÖFB Ladies Cup titles.

16. Levante UD Femenino

  • Year founded: 1993
  • Country: Spain
  • Ground: Ciudad Deportiva, Buñol
  • League: Liga F

Levante UD Femenino is commonly known as Granotes. The team was founded in 1993 as San Vicente CFF and was absorbed by Levante in 1998 after it won the national championship in its debut season. Levante UD Femenino has won four Spanish League titles, six Spanish Cups, and two Spanish Supercups.

15. Fotboll Club Rosengård

  • Year founded: 1970
  • Country: Sweden
  • Ground: Malmö IP, Malmö
  • League: Damallsvenskan

Fotboll Club Rosengård was founded on 7 September 1970 as Malmö FF Dam. On 12 December 2013, LdB FC Malmö merged with FC Rosengård 1917 and adopted the name Fotboll Club Rosengård. It has won five Svenska Cupen, four Svenska Supercupen, and 13 Damallsvenskan (Tier 1) Leagues.

14. Sport Lisboa e Benfica

  • Year founded: 2017
  • Country: Portugal
  • Ground: Estádio Municipal José Martins Vieira and Benfica Campus
  • League: Campeonato Nacional Feminino

Sport Lisboa e Benfica is commonly known as SL Benfica. Its nicknames are As Águias (The Eagles) or As Encarnadas (The Reds). The Portuguese women's football team is based in Lisbon. It has won three Campeonato Nacional, three Taça da Liga, and three Supertaça de Portugal honours.

13. Juventus F.C. Women

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The Juventus Women players celebrate after Andrea Staskova scored to give the Campioni per la Ricerca a 2-0 lead during the 30th 'Partita Del Cuore' charity friendly match between Nazionale Cantanti and Campioni per la Ricerca at Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy. Photo: Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images
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  • Year founded: 2017
  • Country: Italy
  • Ground: Juventus Training Centre
  • Leagues: Serie A Women and Coppa Italia Women

Juventus F.C. Women's nicknames are Le Bianconere (The Black and Whites) and Juventus Femminile (Female Juventus). Joe Montemurro is the head coach. It has won five Serie A, three Coppa Italia, and three Supercoppa Italiana honours. Juventus F.C. Women's home stadium is situated inside the Juventus Training Center in Vinovo.

12. Associazione Sportiva Roma Femminile

  • Year founded: 2018
  • Country: Italy
  • Ground: Stadio Tre Fontane
  • League: Serie A

Associazione Sportiva Roma's nicknames are Le Giallorosse (The Yellow and Reds), La Lupa (The She-Wolf), and La Maggica (The Magic One). Roma Femminile was established in 2018 by acquiring the Serie A license of Res Roma. It has won one Serie A, one Coppa Italia, and one Supercoppa Italiana.

11. Real Madrid Club de Fútbol Femenino

  • Year founded: 2014
  • Country: Spain
  • Ground: Alfredo Di Stéfano, Madrid, Spain
  • League: Primera División

Real Madrid Femenino was founded as the independent Club Deportivo TACÓN in 2014. The club later underwent a merger and acquisition process with Real Madrid in 2019. It was officially rebranded as Real Madrid's women's football section in 2020.

10. The Portland Thorns FC

  • Year founded: 2012
  • Country: United States of America
  • Ground: Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
  • League: National Women's Soccer League

Mike Norris is the sitting head coach of The Portland Thorns FC. The Portland franchise is owned by Peregrine Sports LLC. The club has won three NWSL Championships, two NWSL Shields, one Women's International Champions Cup, and one NWSL Community Shield.

9. Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras Feminino

  • Year founded: 1997
  • Country: Brazil
  • Ground: Estádio Nelo Bracalente, Vinhedo
  • League: Brasileiro Série A1 Paulista

Alviverde (White-Green) is the nickname given to Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras. The team, which was founded in 1997 and refounded in 2019, is affiliated with Federação Paulista de Futebol. It has won one Copa Libertadores, two Campeonato Paulista, two Copa Paulista, and three Jogos Regionais honours.

8. Arsenal Women Football Club

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  • Year founded: 1987
  • Country: England
  • Ground: Meadow Park
  • League: Women's Super League

Arsenal Women's Football Club was founded in 1987 as Arsenal Ladies. Jonas Eidevall is the head coach of this Islington, London-based team. Arsenal Women's Football Club is arguably the most successful club in English women's football. It holds the most titles in each top-tier domestic competition they have played in.

7. Sport Club Corinthians Paulista Futebol Feminino

  • Year founded: 1997
  • Country: Brazil
  • Ground: Estádio Parque São Jorge, Tatuapé
  • League: Brasileiro Série A1 Campeonato Paulista

Meu Timão (My Great Team) and Alvinegro (White and blacks) are the nicknames given to Sport Club Corinthians Paulista Futebol Feminino. Founded in 1997, the team is affiliated with Federação Paulista de Futebol. It has won four Copa Libertadores Femenina, five Campeonato Brasileiro, two Supercopa do Brasil Feminina, and three Campeonato Paulista honours.

6. Paris Saint-Germain Féminine

  • Year founded: 1971
  • Country: France
  • Ground: Stade Jean-Bouin
  • League: Division 1 Féminine

Paris Saint-Germain Féminine is one of the best women's football teams in Europe. Its nicknames are Les Parisiennes (The Parisians) and Les Rouge-et-Bleu (The Red and Blues). The club is owned by Qatar Sports Investments. Paris Saint-Germain Féminine has won multiple awards and honours.

5. Chelsea Football Club Women

  • Year founded: 1992
  • Country: England
  • Ground: Kingsmeadow, Kingston upon Thames, London
  • League: Women's Super League

The Blues is the nickname used to refer to Chelsea Football Club Women. Founded in 1992, the team competes in the Women's Super League, the top flight of women's football in England. The club has won six Women's Super League, five Women's FA Cups, nine Surrey County Cups, and two FA Women's League Cups.

4. FC Bayern Munich (FC Bayern München)

  • Year founded: 1970
  • Country: Germany
  • Ground: FC Bayern Campus
  • League: Bundesliga

FC Bayern Munich, or FC Bayern München, was officially founded in 1970. It won its first national championship in 1976. The club has won five Frauen-Bundesliga Cups, 21 Bavarian Women's Football Championships, and two Bundesliga Cups.

3. Verein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg (VfL Wolfsburg Frauen)

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VfL Wolfsburg Frauen team members celebrating after scoring a goal. Photo: Contrast / Ralf Pollack/ullstein bild via Getty Images
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  • Year founded: 2003
  • Country: Germany
  • Ground: AOK Stadion, Wolfsburg
  • League: Frauen-Bundesliga

Verein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg, or VfL Wolfsburg Frauen, is one of the best European women's football teams in the world. The team was a founding member of the Bundesliga. In 2003 the team joined VfL Wolfsburg. It has won two UEFA Women's Champions Leagues, seven Frauen-Bundesliga Leagues, and ten DFB Pokal titles.

2. Futbol Club Barcelona Femení

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Players for the FC Barcelona Women's team attend the 'FC Barcelona Welcome Party' at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images
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  • Year founded: 1988
  • Country: Spain
  • Ground: Johan Cruyff Stadium
  • League: Liga F

Futbol Club Barcelona Femení is commonly referred to as Barça Femení. It is the women's football section of FC Barcelona, and it competes in the Primera División, the top tier of Spanish women's football. It has won eight Liga F, nine Copa de la Reina, three Supercopa de España Femenina, and four Copa Catalunya Femenina titles.

1. Olympique Lyonnais Féminin

  • Year founded: 1970
  • Country: France
  • Ground: Stade Gérard Houllier, Décines-Charpieu
  • League: Division 1 Féminine

Olympique Lyonnais Féminin is also known as Olympique Lyon, Lyon, or OL. It was founded in 1970 as FC Lyon and has been the female section of Olympique Lyonnais since 2004. It has won 16 Division 1 Féminine, ten Coupe de France Féminine, three Trophée des Championnes, and eight UEFA Women's Champions Leagues.

Recap of the best women's football teams in the world





Olympique Lyonnais Féminin



Futbol Club Barcelona Femení



Verein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg



FC Bayern Munich



Chelsea Football Club Women



Paris Saint-Germain Féminine



Sport Club Corinthians Paulista Futebol Feminino



Arsenal Women Football Club



Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras Feminino



The Portland Thorns FC

United States of America


Real Madrid Club de Fútbol Femenino



Associazione Sportiva Roma Femminile



Juventus F.C. Women



Sport Lisboa e Benfica



Fotboll Club Rosengård



Levante UD Femenino



Sportklub Niederösterreich St. Pölten



C.D. Guadalajara Femenil



Manchester City WFC

United Kingdom


Sportovní klub Slavia Praha Ženy

Czech Republic

Which is the best women's football team in the world?

Olympique Lyonnais Féminin is arguably the best women's football team in the world. With regard to national teams, the United States has the highest-ranked women's soccer team in the world.

Which is the best women's national football team in Africa?

Nigeria remains the top-ranked African nation when it comes to women's football. South Africa, Cameroon, Ghana, and Morocco are close rivals.

What is the top women's soccer league?

England's Barclays FA Women's Super League is considered the best league by football fans across the world. The league is talented and exciting without the major riffraff of Premier League matches.

The best women's football teams have bagged multiple awards, trophies, and honours. These are teams that inspire upcoming female footballers to pursue their dreams. recently published a list of the best football teams in the world right now. The history of football is replete with teams that have demonstrated the enthusiasm and artistry of the beautiful game.

The best football teams in the world have won multiple awards, trophies, and honours. Their players have endured stiff competition and done their best to make their teams proud.

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