The USA remain top of the FIFA / Coca Cola Women’s World Rankings

The top 20 as of September 23rd 2011


Ranking -Team -Points

1 USA 2151


2 Germany 2146


3 Brazil 2121


4 Japan 2106


5 Sweden 2085


6 England 1985


7 France 1982


8 North Korea 1967


9 Canada 1964


10 Australia 1956


11 Italy 1930


12 Norway 1928


13 Netherlands 1897


14 Denmark 1888


15 Iceland 1860


16 South Korea 1845


17 China 1831


18 Spain 1819


19 Finland 1813


20 Russia 1802


Following their disappointing showing at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011™, Korea DPR (8th, up 4) have returned to the top ten of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking on the back of three victories and two defeats in their quest to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

In doing so, they have overtaken former world champions Norway (12th, down 2), who lost 3-1 to Iceland in Reykjavik on 17 September. Twelfth place represents the Norwegians’ worst-ever position since the introduction of the women’s world ranking in 2003.

China PR (17th, down 2), another former powerhouse of the women’s game, are also in free fall. After failing to qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ for the first time ever, the Chinese also have bowed out of the race to reach London 2012 with one victory, two goalless draws and two defeats to their name, a record that has seen them slip to 17th in the world ranking.

Despite being held to a 1-1 draw by neighbours Canada (9th, down 1), the USA continue to hold a narrow lead at the top over Germany (2nd, unchanged), who enjoyed a 4-1 victory over Switzerland (25th, up 1) in their first qualifying match for UEFA Women’s EURO 2013.

Cameroon (66th, up 2), meanwhile, tri­umphed at the All-Africa Games and have not only climbed to fourth place in CAF’s internal ranking but are also in hot pursuit of their vanquished opponents, Ghana (51st, unchanged), in the world ranking.

A total of 93 matches have been taken into account for this edition of the women’s world ranking, a third of which were qualifying matches for next year’s Olympic Games in London and UEFA Women’s EURO 2013 in Sweden.

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking will be published on 23 December 2011.




  1. Gracielle Hernandez 9 years ago

    Here’s are my thoughts for the top 3:

    1. Christine Sinclair – She is an incredible player and she carried her team to win the bronze. Plus she became Canada’s hero when she came back from the olympics. Highly unlikely though because of FIFA issues.

    2. Alex Morgan – Not a fan of hers and hard to put her in 2nd when I’m a big fan of Rapinoe and Lloyd but she is definitely the fiercest player out there. She gives everything she’s got even on friendlies and has a huge impact on all games plus I think she is good marketing wise and useful in growing the sport in the US and everywhere else.

    3. Rapinoe or Lloyd – Rapinoe is just an awesome player can make opportunities happen in a game and very exciting too. Lloyd definitely deserves to be in the top 3 not just because she had the 2 goals in the Olympic finals but also because she distributes the ball well from the midfield.

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