Sun Wen (USA)
Winner of the FIFA Female Player of the Century award, Sun Wen was the stand-out player from the Chinese golden generation on the 1990s. She helped power China to the 1999 World Cup final, played in front of a record breaking 90,185 fans. The formidable striker also picked up the Golden Ball (top player) and Golden Boot (top scorer) awards at the tournament. Winner of 4 Asian Cups and an Olympic silver medal, Sun Wen also has a degree in Chinese Literature from Shanghai University.
Illustration by Scarlet Nelson