Top 10 Best Women Football (Soccer) Goalkeepers of All Time

10. Cecilia Santiago – Mexico

Cecilia Santiago, at 16 years and 251 days, became the youngest World Cup goalkeeper in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany for Mexico.

9. Karen Bardsley – England

England's women's football goalie Karen Bardsley, hampered by a leg injury, ranks lowest among top female keepers worldwide. She currently plays for Manchester City.

08. Erin McLeod –  Canada 

Erin McLeod, 'Right to Play' ambassador, thrice in World Cup team, two-time Canada Player of the Year runner-up, and 2012 Olympics bronze medalist goalie.

07. Emma Byrne –  Ireland

Irish surprise Emma shone at Arsenal, earning 'player of the year' in 2003 and 2005. Her pivotal role secured Arsenal's 2007 UEFA Women’s Cup triumph.

06. Hedvig Lindahl –  Sweden

Hedvig Lindahl, Damallsvenskan's 2014 MVP, a Swedish stalwart with 100+ appearances since 2002, is a top female goalkeeper inspired by her father's soccer passion.

05. Stina Lykke Petersen – Denmark

Stina Lykke Petersen: 2013 UEFA Women’s Euro injury call-up led to Danish football stardom. Crucial at FC Koln, a Bundesliga key player. #FootballStar

04. Sarah Bouhaddi –  France

Top French goalie, Sarah Bouhaddi, debuted in 2004. Formerly with U-19, she excels and has played for Olympique Lyonnais since 2009.

03. Almuth Schult –  Germany

Almuth Schult, 5'11" German goalie of VFL Wolfsburg, played key roles in the 2010 U-20 FIFA Women’s World Cup and 2013 UEFA Women’s Championship wins.

02. Melissa Barbieri –  Australia

She is, Adelaide United's W-League goalie, "The Fighter," ranks third worldwide with legends Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo. 2013–14 W-League Keeper of the Year.

01. Hope Solo –  USA 

Hope Solo, elite female goalie, won gold in 2008, 2012 Olympics, and guided the U.S. women's soccer team to 2011 World Cup second place.

Top 10 Best Football (Soccer) Goalkeepers of All Time