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This article lists each country's goalscorers in the FIFA Women's World Cup. There are 373 goalscorers for the 917 goals scored at the 8 editions of the World Cup final tournaments. 17 Numbers in green means the player finished as the tournament top scorer (or joint top scorer).
The FIFA Women's World Cup is an international football competition contested by the senior women's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's international governing body. The competition has been held every four years since 1991, when the inaugural tournament, then called the FIFA Women's World Championship, was held in China. The tournament's current format, national teams vie for 23 slots in a three-year qualification phase. The host nation's team is automatically entered as the 24th slot. The tournament proper, alternatively called the World Cup Finals, is contested at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of about one month.
|Rank||Player||Team||Goals scored||Matches played||Goal average||Tournaments|
|1||Marta||17||20||0.85||2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019|
|2||Birgit Prinz||14||24||0.58||1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, (2011)|
|Abby Wambach||14||25||0.56||2003, 2007, 2011, 2015|
|4||Michelle Akers||12||13||0.92||1991, (1995), 1999|
|5||Sun Wen||11||20||0.55||1991, 1995, 1999, 2003|
|Cristiane||11||21||0.52||(2003), 2007, 2011, (2015), 2019|
|Bettina Wiegmann||11||22||0.50||1991, 1995, 1999, 2003|
|8||Ann Kristin Aarønes||10||11||0.90||1995, 1999|
|Heidi Mohr||10||12||0.83||1991, 1995|
|Christine Sinclair||10||21||0.48||2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019|
|Carli Lloyd||10||25||0.40||(2007), 2011, 2015, 2019|
|12||Linda Medalen||9||17||0.53||1991, 1995, 1999|
|Megan Rapinoe||9||17||0.53||2011, 2015, 2019|
|Alex Morgan||9||18||0.50||2011, 2015, 2019|
|Hege Riise||9||22||0.41||1991, 1995, 1999, (2003)|
|16||Célia Šašić||8||11||0.73||2011, 2015|
|Marianne Pettersen||8||15||0.53||1995, 1999, 2003|
|Liu Ailing||8||16||0.50||1991, 1995, 1999|
|Kerstin Garefrekes||8||16||0.50||2003, 2007, 2011|
|Mia Hamm||8||23||0.35||1991, 1995, 1999, 2003|
|Homare Sawa||8||24||0.33||(1995), (1999), 2003, (2007), 2011, (2015)|
|Kristine Lilly||8||30||0.27||(1991), 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007|
|Lisa De Vanna||7||4||1||2|
|Emily van Egmond||1||1|
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