Meet The Captains Of FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 Top Teams

With the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 in its quarter-final segment, let's take a look at captains of the best-playing teams this season, each having an inspirational tale behind them.

Nikita Gupta
Aug 07, 2023 17:26 IST
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Wendie Thérèse Renard (Left) and Saki Kumagai (Right) | Image credits: Eurosport and The Score

As the world unites to celebrate the pinnacle of women's football, the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023, we witness unparalleled excitement, skill, and unyielding passion on the field. The grand stage is set as the players exude the essence of sportsmanship, dedication, and leadership.

The tournament is a celebration of athleticism, unity, the sheer joy of the beautiful game, and the world's finest female athletes. As the captains dazzle us with their incredible talents, and lead their team to history, we look at these inspirational women, each contributing their unique charisma to the global stage.

 Captains Of FIFA Women World Cup 2023 Teams

1. Lia Joëlle Wälti, Switzerland


The versatile Swiss midfielder is known for her technical prowess, tactical intelligence, and unwavering commitment to the field.  Fueled by her passion for the game, Wälti began her career at a young age. Wälti's career has been characterized by a remarkable ability to control the tempo of the game.

Wälti's vision, passing accuracy, and ability to read the game have made her an indispensable asset to her teams, both domestically and internationally. She currently wears the jersey of the club Arsenal.

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2. Sam Kerr, Australia

Kerr, one of the best forwards of all time, is known for her incredible goal-scoring ability, athleticism, and leadership on and off the field. Her lightning speed, agility, and exceptional goal-scoring instincts, made her the most recognized and admired prolific striker.

Her charisma and genuine demeanour have endeared her to fans, and her advocacy for gender equality and the growth of women's football has further solidified her as a role model. She currently represents Chelsea in the Super League.


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3. Saki Kumagai, Japan

With her unique blend of technical finesse, tactical acumen, and remarkable composure under pressure, Kumagai's reputation as a defender and a midfielder is undeniable.


Her contributions to Japan's historic victory at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, where she famously scored the decisive penalty in the final shootout, are regarded as the greatest of all times. In the league Football, she currently plays for Italian club AS Roma.

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4. Caroline Seger, Sweden


The Swedish midfielder made her indelible mark on the world of women's soccer with her exceptional skills, leadership qualities, and unwavering commitment to the sport. 

Her ability to command the midfield, her leadership on and off the field, and her dedication to the growth of the sport makes her a true icon in the footballing world. She currently captains FC Rosengård in the Damallsvenskan league.

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5. Sherida Spitse, Netherlands

The  Dutch professional footballer established herself as a midfield maestro and a key figure in both club and international football. Her ability to control the game's tempo, and deliver pinpoint passes set her apart as one of the premier midfielders of her generation.

Known as the Oranje Leeuwinnen (The Lionesses of the Netherlands), Spitse's journey serves as a testament to the power of skill, dedication, and perseverance in the world of football.

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6. Ivana Andrés Sanz, Spain

Andrés plays from the position of centre-back, and captains the Spanish national team, known as La Roja. Her ability to read the game, win aerial duels, and provide solid defensive cover has made her a valuable asset to her team.

Her performances in international tournaments, such as the UEFA Women's European Championship, have highlighted her commitment, resilience, and ability to perform under pressure. She currently represents  Liga F club Real Madrid.

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7. Wendie Thérèse Renard, France

The French Captain is known for her aerial dominance, impeccable timing in tackles, and ability to read the game. Her ability to marshal the defence, score crucial goals from set pieces, and inspire her teammates have been instrumental in the club's successes.

As the landscape of women's football continues to evolve, there is no doubt that Wendie Renard's legacy will continue to inspire and uplift generations to come. She also captains Division 1 Féminine club Lyon.

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8. Daniela Montoya Quiroz, Colombia

The Colombian footballer who plays as a midfielder is renowned for her ability to dictate the tempo of the game, win challenges, and contribute to her team's strategies.

Known for her control of the midfield, distribution of the ball, and contribution both offensively and defensively, she has established herself as a vital presence on the pitch.

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