Homare Sawa (澤 穂希, Sawa Homare, born 6 September 1978) is a former Japanese professional women's football player. She captained the Japan national team to 2011 World Cup title and the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. In 2012, she was named the 2011 FIFA Women's World Player of the Year. She previously played for the Atlanta Beat of the Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA), Nippon TV Beleza, the Washington Freedom of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS), and INAC Kobe Leonessa in the Nadeshiko League Division 1.
Kerry Davis (born 2 August 1962) is an English former international women's footballer. During her 16-year international career, Davis represented the England women's national football team in the inaugural 1984 UEFA Championships final and at England's first FIFA Women's World Cup appearance in 1995. She also helped England win the Mundialito tournament in Italy and scored for her country at Wembley Stadium. At club level, Davis spent four seasons playing in Italy, in between spells with Crewe Alexandra Ladies. She later played for Liverpool Ladies and Croydon.
Wambach’s rise to the top of the game didn’t take long. Just three years into her WNT career, she enjoyed one of the greatest years in U.S. Women’s National Team history, scoring 31 goals in the final 30 matches of the year. With the second-highest total in a calendar year by a U.S. player, Wambach became one of only five players to score 20 or more goals in a year, joining Mia Hamm, Michelle Akers, Kristine Lilly and Tiffeny Milbrett.
In 2013, Wambach broke Mia Hamm’s world-scoring record—a fellow FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year and all-around soccer legend—during her insane four-goal performance against the Korea Republic, where she also became the USA’s all-time leader in multiple-goal games with 43. Heading into the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup year, she already had 35 two-goal games, five hat tricks, two four-goal games and one five-goal game.