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International Women's Day | Let's celebrate it together

08.03.2020

Written by Lasse Nybro Petersen

On the occasion of International Women's Day (8th of March) we want to celebrate, support and motivate all the female football players. Join us, when we dive into the women's world of football as it is today. #WomensDay

International Women's Day 2020

Every year on March the 8th, International Women’s Day is held. It is a day dedicated to honouring women, their achievements throughout history and assessing how much more work needs to be done to achieve gender equality in fields all over. All over the world, girls and women are playing football with great passion. Approximately 60 million women & girls are playing football according to FIFA. And during FIFA Women's World Cup in 2019, we saw an increasing interest in women’s football.

The new dedication and steady growth still have untapped opportunities and it is Unisport's passion to further support girls who play football. Therefore we would like to show you the best women's products, the best female players and of course take a look into last years entertaining FIFA Women's World Cup.


Football gear for women

Step onto the field and be ready to dominate the opponent in women's football clothes & boots from Unisport. Most football and training equipment is actually unisex, to be used by both men and women. But naturally we also offer equipment designed for women only. Football shirts for women are slightly different than the ones for men: the fit is tailored to fit women and the shirts generally have slimmer waists and a wider cut around the chest.

We have the right sports gear you need with our selection of football products to choose from. Either a player or a fan - we have you covered!

Explore our collection of football boots, football shirts, sport tops, goalkeeper gloves, training wear, base layer and equipment for women. You can even print your own name and number on your new football shirt, or name and flag on your new football boots.

FIFA Women's World Cup 2019

One of the biggest highlights of women's football must be the 8th edition of FIFA Women's World Cup. It was held in France during the summer and it was France’s first time ever to host. That is a bit odd, because the French Division 1 Féminine includes teams such as Paris Saint-Germain Féminine and Olympique Lyonnais Féminin, which is one of the most, if not the most successful women's club team in recent years.

The FIFA Women's World Cup winners was, as many times before, the United States of America. This World Cup win was their fourth World Cup title out of eight possible. That is what you would call a succesfull and powerfull team!

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The increased interest in women’s football were shown in new records in broadcasting of the tournament. FIFA forecasted over a billion spectators at the final across all platforms in the world. The increasing interest in women's football were also exemplified in an episode between the American president Donald Trump and USA's star player Megan Rapinoe. Whether or not you agree with either Trump or Rapinoe, you have to admit that this episode is a perfect example of the huge attention drawn towards women's football nowadays.

Speaking of the main star player of the World Cup, let’s have a look at who dominates the world of women's football.

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Star players

Let's start off with one of the legends in women's football. She is Brazilian. She has been called "Pelé in skirts" - by Pelé himself. And has been honored with a top-3 placement in 13 occasions at The Best FIFA Women's Player (former FIFA World Player of the Year) awards. You might have guessed it. And if you guessed Marta, you are correct. Marta is a living legend, not only in women's football but in the whole world of sports. She also needs a shout out, because she set the record for most goals scored at FIFA World Cups - a record that stands for both genders. By scoring two goals for Brazil in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019, she has scored 17 goals in total across all world cup editions - one more than the German male legend Miroslav Klose. If she wasn't a legend before, then no one can deny that she is a legend now.

One of the more recent star players is the English footballer Lucy Bronze. Bronze has had an amazing last year, as she won the UEFA Women's Champions League and French Division 1 Féminine with Olympique Lyonnais Féminin. Furthermore Bronze also experienced personal success. She won the UEFA Women's Player of the Year Award as the first English footballer ever. And was awarded with the silver boot at the World Cup. A pretty decent season for Lucy Bronze - not only individually but also for her club. It looks like Lucy Bronze will have a great season again, as Lyon are about to continue their glory from last year, by being first place in the French league and through to the quarter-finals in the UEFA Women's Champions League.

Last but not least, we have to mention Megan Rapinoe again. These years belongs to her! She is not only a rolemodel because of her political and social engagement, but she has won everything imaginable in the last year too. Winner of Ballon d'Or Féminin, Golden Boot (World Cup top scorer), Golden Ball (World Cup best player) and of course winner of the World Cup with the American team. If that isn't a perfect year in the world of football, then we don't know what it is.

The list is long and we could mention many more female star players such as Alex Morgan, Ada Hegerberg, Pernille Harder and Nadia Nadim. Women’s football is more popular than ever - and it won’t stop for now. We at Unisport will keep supporting female players, the progress and help more people to join the beautiful game of football - either of their gender.

If you ever have wondered, or maybe you do now, which female star you're most like, then take this short quiz to find out which female footballer you reminds the most of.


Show your support to your favorite women's team or player now! Or lace up yourself!