International Women's Day is held annually on March 8 to celebrate women's achievements throughout history and across nations. It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women's Rights and International Peace.
This year on International Women's Day, FIFPRO World Players' Union announced their Women's World XI Award Winners. This is the third year that they have racked and stacked the leading all-star female soccer players from around the world. What makes this list even more unique is the fact that more than 4,100 female first-division footballers in 45 countries voted for the World XI based on 2017 performances.
While the list of award winners is obviously star studded, what makes these women so special, isn't just what they hope to accomplish on the field, but want they want for the next generation. You can feel their passion from the words they speak.
While we still have more to do to ensure full equality for the next generation, let's take this day to celebrate just how far women have come and those who got us here.
Happy International Women's Day!