Female Basketball Players

Throughout history, there have been many women basketball players who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female basketball players such as Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Marion Jones, Brittney Griner, Lisa Leslie, Joanne McCarthy.The women basketball players featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & India and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Sue Bird

Sue Bird
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Syosset, New York, United States
Sue Bird has won four WNBA championships with the Seattle Storm, four Olympic gold medals, two NCAA Championships with UConn, and four FIBA World Cups, thus becoming one of 11 women to win all four honors. Sue was voted one of the Top 15 Players of All Time by WNBA.

 2 Candace Parker

Candace Parker
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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: April 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

 3 Pat Summitt

Pat Summitt
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Famous As: American women's college basketball head coach
Birthdate: June 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
Died: June 28, 2016

 4 Paige Bueckers

Paige Bueckers
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 20, 2001
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edina, Minnesota, United States

 5 Elena Delle Donne

Elena Delle Donne
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 5, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware

 6 Maya Moore

Maya Moore
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jefferson City, Missouri, United States

 7 Dawn Staley

Dawn Staley
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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 8 Sabrina Ionescu

Sabrina Ionescu
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: December 6, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Walnut Creek, California, United States

 9 Lisa Leslie

Lisa Leslie
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States

 10 Te'a Cooper

Te'a Cooper
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: April 16, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States

 11 Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller
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Famous As: Basketball coach
Birthdate: January 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Riverside, California

 12 Becky Hammon

Becky Hammon
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rapid City, South Dakota, United States

 13 Breanna Stewart

Breanna Stewart
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 27, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, USA

 14 Skylar Diggins-Smith

Skylar Diggins-Smith
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana, United States

 15 Jade Cargill

Jade Cargill
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Famous As: Professional wrestler, Basketball player
Birthdate: June 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vero Beach, Florida, United States

 16 Brittney Griner

Brittney Griner
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

 17 Kelsey Plum

Kelsey Plum
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Poway, California, United States

 18 Rebecca Lobo

Rebecca Lobo
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut

 19 Marion Jones

Marion Jones
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: October 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Marion Jones became the first female athlete to win five track and field medals in a single Olympic game. She was, however, stripped of all her Olympic medals after she admitted to using steroids. She also spent 6 months in jail for being involved in a check-fraud case.

 20 Joanne McCarthy

Joanne McCarthy
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 21 Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Babe Didrikson Zaharias
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Famous As: Two Times Olympic Gold Medalist in 80m Hurdles and Javelin Throw and Professional Golfer
Birthdate: June 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States
Died: September 27, 1956

Babe Didrikson Zaharias was an American athlete who specialized in golf, track and field, basketball, and baseball. Considered one of the greatest female athletes ever, Didrikson won two gold medals and a silver medal in track and field at the Summer Olympics in 1932. She then went on to win 10 LPGA major championships, becoming USA's first female golf celebrity.

 22 Kim Mulkey

Kim Mulkey
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Famous As: Basketball coach
Birthdate: May 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santa Ana, California, United States

 23 Tamika Catchings

Tamika Catchings
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stratford, New Jersey, United States

 24 Sheryl Swoopes

Sheryl Swoopes
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brownfield, Texas, United States

 25 Margo Dydek

Margo Dydek
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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: April 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: May 27, 2011

Margo Dydek was a Polish basketball player best remembered for her towering height of 7 ft 2 in, which made her the world's tallest professional female basketballer. She played for several teams in the WNBA and was honored with the Polish Gold Cross of Merit in 1999. In 2019, Dydek was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame.

 26 Penny Taylor

Penny Taylor
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

In her 19-year stint as a basketball player, Penny Taylor has mostly represented the WNBA team Phoenix Mercury. She also won gold medals as part of the Australian women’s national team. Though she had a heterosexual marriage earlier, she is now openly lesbian and married to fellow basketball player Diana Taurasi.

 27 Liz Cambage

Liz Cambage
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 18, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England

 28 Chiney Ogwumike

Chiney Ogwumike
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tomball, Texas, United States

 29 A'ja Wilson

A'ja Wilson
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 8, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hopkins, South Carolina, United States

 30 Glory Johnson

Glory Johnson
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

 31 Tiago Splitter

Tiago Splitter
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Famous As: First Brazilian-born basketball player to win an NBA championship, in 2014
Birthdate: January 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Blumenau, Brazil

 32 Nneka Ogwumike

Nneka Ogwumike
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tomball, Texas, United States

 33 Nancy Lieberman

Nancy Lieberman
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Famous As: American basketball player
Birthdate: July 1, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 34 Lindsay Whalen

Lindsay Whalen
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Famous As: Basketball coach
Birthdate: May 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hutchinson, Minnesota, United States

 35 Sevdaliza

Sevdaliza
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Sevdaliza is an Iranian-Dutch singer whose debut album ISON earned her the 3voor12 Award under the Best Album of the Year category. Although she is not very popular in the Netherlands, Sevdaliza performs all over the world. A former professional basketball player, Sevdaliza played for the Dutch national team before embarking on a career as a singer.

 36 Cheryl Ford

Cheryl Ford
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 6, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Homer, Louisiana, United States

 37 Pamela McGee

Pamela McGee
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: December 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States

 38 Tara VanDerveer

Tara VanDerveer
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Famous As: Basketball coach
Birthdate: June 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Melrose, Massachusetts, United States

 39 Sylvia Fowles

Sylvia Fowles
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

 40 Cynthia Cooper-Dyke

Cynthia Cooper-Dyke
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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: April 14, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 41 Katie Lou Samuelson

Katie Lou Samuelson
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Huntington Beach, California, United States

 42 Kia Nurse

Kia Nurse
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 22, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

 43 Tamera Young

Tamera Young
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

 44 Lauren Hill

Lauren Hill
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Greendale, Indiana, United States
Died: April 10, 2015

 45 Swin Cash

Swin Cash
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: McKeesport, Pennsylvania, United States

Former basketball player Swin Cash is known for 15-season stint with the Women's National Basketball Association. Now the VP of New Orleans Pelicans, the 3-time WNBA champion is also a self-proclaimed Boy Mom to her two sons. She is the first Black woman to hold a basketball operation executive position.

 46 Monica Wright

Monica Wright
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Famous As: Basketball coach
Birthdate: July 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States

 47 Kysre Gondrezick

Kysre Gondrezick
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 27, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States

 48 Yekaterina Lisina

Yekaterina Lisina
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: October 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Penza, Russia

 49 Heather Burge

Heather Burge
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: November 11, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Harbor City, Los Angeles, California, United States

 50 Maura Healey

Maura Healey
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bethesda, Maryland, United States