1991: Michelle Akers leads the U.S. to victory in the first ever Women's World Cup
1999: Brandi Chastain scores goal in penalty shootout to beat China
2003: Nia Kunzer scores a 98th-minute goal to defeat Sweden in the final
2007: Brazil's Marta scores to defeat the U.S.
2007: English forward Kelly Smith kisses her boot after scoring back-to-back goals against Japan
2007: Germany beats Brazil in the final
The Sept. 30, 2007 final was truly a contest between an unstoppable force (Brazil had 17 goals the way to the final) and an immovable object (Germany had not given up a single goal). In the end Germany prevailed, holding onto their perfect defensive run, winning the game 2-0 and becoming the first team to win back-to-back Women’s World Cups.