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FIFA 17 releases top 20 female player rankings

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Six Americans are in the top 20

Thailand vs United States Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

FIFA 17 has released their top 20 player rankings for women.

  1. Carli Lloyd - USA
  2. Megan Rapinoe - USA
  3. Marta - Brazil
  4. Christine Sinclair - Canada
  5. Amandine Henry - France
  6. Ada Hegerberg - Norway
  7. Becky Sauerbrunn - USA
  8. Alexandra Popp - Germany
  9. Dzsenifer Marozsan - Germany
  10. Nilla Fischer - Sweden
  11. Alex Morgan - USA
  12. Tobin Heath - USA
  13. Julie Johnston - USA
  14. Cristiane - Brazil
  15. Rosana - Brazil
  16. Erin McLeod - Canada
  17. Sophie Schmidt - Canada
  18. Steph Houghton - England
  19. Wendie Renard - France
  20. Caroline Seger - Sweden

This year FIFA has added at least two more countries to the group of playable women’s national teams with Norway and the Netherlands. The original 12 teams are Germany, USA, France, Sweden, England, Brazil, Canada, Australia, Spain, China, Italy, and Mexico. Right now the only mode for women seems to be playing your way through an international tournament. (Clubs, EA Sports. Add women’s clubs.)

Unfortunately Japan, who would have been a fantastic addition to the list of women’s teams, are a part of Pro Evolution Soccer, so their likenesses can’t be included in FIFA games.

As always FIFA player rankings are fairly meaningless in the context of the real world but don’t let that stop you from debating who should have actually been in the #1 spot. Going off recent international performance, there are a fair few arguments for Carli Lloyd not being at the top of the list right now, or even being the top-ranked American player. (Having a really great time in a 9-0 steamroll of Thailand is not a persuasive argument.)

Where would you rank these players?