Scottish women’s football has never been as competitive as it is in 2021.
The success of the World Cup in 2019, and Scotland’s participation in it, has grown interest in the women’s game more than ever before.
Store windows on Glasgow’s Argyle Street now depict highly rated striker Erin Cuthbert in their window, inspiring young girls across Scotland to strive to be the next star to wear the famous navy jersey.
With 2020 seeing even more Scottish clubs making their women’s set-up fully professional, the future is bright on the domestic and international front after being underappreciated for far too many years.
So on international women’s day we decided, in no particular order, to take a look at Scotland’s top 10 women footballers that are inspiring a generation of girls.
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1. Kim Little (Arsenal)
Potentially the greatest Scottish women's footballer ever, Little has won BBC Women's Footballer of the Year, PFA Women's Players' Player of the Year and no less than six titles during a magnificent career. Still one of Arsenal Women and Scotland's key players, the 30-year-old has been an inspiration to Scottish women footballers for well over a decade. Photo: Contributed
2. Rachel Corsie (Kansas City)
The Aberdeen born defender has been a staple of the Scottish Women's game since 2009, earned 122 caps before the age of 32. Recently on loan to Women's Super League side Birmingham City, Corsie is showing zero signs of slowing down either and will form part of Scotland's squad for many years to come. Photo: Ross McDonald SNS
3. Lisa Evans (Arsenal)
Perth born winger Lisa Evans is the second Scot in the Arsenal Women ranks and is another who has been a fantastic ambassador for Scottish women's football. Starting her career at Scottish champions Glasgow City, she moved to German giants Bayern Munich in 2015, before returning to the UK to win the Women's Super League in 2019. Photo: Contributed
4. Lisa Robertson (Celtic)
The Edinburgh born midfielder joined newly professional Celtic Women in the summer and has had an outstanding season so far. Her form was rewarded with his first call up to the Scotland squad for games against Cyprus and Portugal and looks like she could mould into a key cog in the future of Scotland's national team. Photo: Photo courtesy of the SFA.