Popularity brings a great amount of fortune for all the famous people including the male and female football stars. But who are these rich female players and are they being paid fairly?! Stay tuned to figure it out.
As the most popular and beloved sport in the world, football has uncountable stars around the globe who make it such an interesting and beloved sport in both men and women categories.
But though both the genders are doing their bests, we all know that like almost every other aspect of today’s life, they are being paid less than their male counterparts for the same job. This is while their responsibilities remain the same and even sometimes take more effort.
However, despite the fact that there are still unfair differences between the men’s and women’s games and not only in the football world, these great women are performing their bests on the pitch to show their love and respect for their chosen career.
In this article today, we are going to take a look at the
richest female football players
, who disappointingly have a huge gap in their salaries, compared to their male counterparts. Stay tuned.
Time to start with the first name on our list of the richest female footballers in the world.
35 years old
Orlando Pride- Brazil national team
The first name on our list of the richest football players among women isMarta Vieira da Silva
, who is briefly known as Marta.
Born on 19 February 1986 in Brazil, Marta has both Brazilian and Swedish citizenship. In fact, it was back in 2017 when Marta received her Swedish citizen, but still, she stated that she will keep her Brazilian citizenship.
The successful young woman currently kicks the ball for both Orlando Pride and the Brazilian national team as a forward.
She is one of the most successful female football players in the world, with so many titles and achievements to her name.
She has scored 112 goals for Brazil, which has interestingly made her Brazil's top international goalscorer of either gender. Well done Marta!
She also holds the record for most goals in the FIFA World Cup competition, both men’s and women’s, as she has opened the gate 17 times before! In addition, she is the first to score at five World Cup editions, not only among women but also in men’s competitions.
As of the Olympic Games’ records also, Marta has become the first female footballer to score at five consecutive competitions.
She has also been one of the bests at the club level and all these honors together have definitely earned the Brazilian female star a good amount of fortune and also the first spot on our list of the
richest female football players
31 years old
Lyon- France national team
With 10 million dollars of net worth, the FrenchWendie Renard
is the second name on our list of the
wealthiest female football players in the world
Born on 20 July 1990, Renard is currently kicking the ball for the Division 1 Féminine team, Olympique Lyonnais, and also captains the France national team. As one of the best defensive goal scorers in women’s football, Renard has many titles and achievements to her name, including 14 French League titles which is a record. She has also won 7 UEFA Women's Champions League titles, in addition to 9 Coupe/Challenge de France, one International Women's Club Championship, one Trophée des Championnes, and one Valais Women's Cup. Impressive! Isn’t it?
It is also interesting to know that in 2019 she was referred to as the "institution" at Lyon by the New York Times. It is also worth mentioning that Lyon is the most successful club in European women's football.
Currently, her net worth is $7 million, which has earned her a spot on our list of the
richest female soccer players in the world
. However, there is no need to mention that compared to the amount of success and glory she has received, her net worth is definitely not fair!
32 years old
Olympique Lyon- France national team
Born on 28 September 1989,Amandine Henry
is a famous football player, kicking the ball as a defensive midfielder for Olympique Lyon and the French national team.
At club level, she has also presented many other clubs, including CNFE Clairefontaine, Portland Thorns, and Paris Saint-Germain, for which she kicked the ball, on loan. During this time she collected different awards, such as 12 Division 1 Féminine awards, 8 Coupe de France Féminine awards, and 6 UEFA Women's Champions League awards with Lyon. At the international level also, she has had a glorious era.
Representing the country at all levels, she first appeared at the senior team in 2009 and since has been one of the most remarkable players in the team.
Interestingly, she is the one to win the Silver Ball award at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015.
She also earned the second spot in UEFA’s annual Best Women’s Player in Europe competition in 2015, behind Célia Sasic.
The wealthy successful woman has a 7-million-dollar net worth currently, which has earned her a spot on our article today. Ready to move forward? Let’s keep on then.
32 years old
San Diego Wave FC- United States national team
As one of the most popular and beloved footballers in women’s football,Alex Morgan
was born on 2 July 1989. Kicking the ball for San Diego Wave FC from the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), Morgan is also a key member of the United States national team.
Along with Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe, she co-captained her national team from 2018 to 2020.
Beginning her national career in 2010, she was a member of the U.S. team during the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, where she became the youngest member of the national team.
One year later, she became U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year and also a FIFA World Player of the Year finalist.
The 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup titles were her later achievements, while she also won the Silver Boot in 2019.
As for her net worth, you must know that Morgan was ranked by Time as the top-paid American women's soccer player in 2015, thanks to her numerous endorsement deals.
As for 2022, she has a total net worth of $4 million, making her one of the richest female soccer players in 2022.
36 years old
OL Reign- United States national team
Greatly known as the most famous and one of the best female footballers,Megan Rapinoe
has been one of the most successful women in the football world, with so many honors and achievements to her name.
The 2019 Ballon d'Or Féminin winner, who also became the Best FIFA Women's Player the same year, has so far won the gold with the national team at the 2012 London Summer Olympics and the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, along with many more awards.
From 2018 to 2020 she was USA’s co-captain alongside Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan. During this time she helped the team earn the Bronze medal in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
She is also famous for her crafty style of play and activism.
It is also interesting to know that Rapione is the first player, male or female, to score a goal directly from a corner at the Olympic Games, not only once, but interestingly twice. As we have mentioned before she won the Golden Boot and Golden Ball awards at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France.
As for her net worth, you must know that in 2022, Rapione’s net worth is estimated to be $3.7 Million, based on her professional career income and also endorsement deals with popular companies such as Nike.
39 years old
The next name on our list of the richest female football players isCarli Lloyd
. Born on July 16, 1982, Lloyd has been one of the greatest football players of her generation. Having so many honors and achievements to her name, she has been the Olympic gold medalist two times in 2008 and 2012, two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion (2015 and 2019), and two-time FIFA Player of the Year (2015 and 2016). Having played impressively during her memorable career Lloyd scored the gold medal-winning goals in the finals of the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics.
It is interesting to know that Lloyd became the first player ever to score three goals in a FIFA Women's World Cup final and the second footballer in history to score a hat-trick in any senior FIFA World Cup Final, after Geoff Hurst, during U.S. victory over Japan in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Final.
As a result, she became the best player of the tournament, earning the Golden Ball Trophy and the Silver Boot for her six goals and one assist during the tournament.
In 2020 and after the 2020 Summer Olympics, Lloyd announced that she would be retiring from the national team soon, and eventually, she played her last international match with the USWNT on October 26, 2021. Soon after she said goodbye to her club career too.
In the case of her net worth and income, you may like to know that Lloyd was named the highest-paid female soccer player in the world in March 2021. As of 2022, her net worth is estimated to be $3.3 Million, earning her a spot on the list of the richest female footballers.
29 years old
Angel City FC- United States national team
is the next name on our list of the richest female footballers. The Successful, rich player started playing football at the age of eight and started going up the ladder of success soon. The 29-year-old has been one of the bests in the world of women's football, achieving the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.
It would be interesting to know that at 23, she was the second-youngest member of the 2015 U.S. FIFA team behind 22-year-old Morgan Brian. Ertz played impressively during all the tournaments games and therefore was named to the FIFA Women's World Cup All-Star Team.
The 2017 U.S Female Player of the Year has been one of the greatest of her generation so far, which has earned her a good amount of fortune and a spot on our list of the
wealthiest female football players
. With an estimated $3 Million of net worth in 2022.
26 years old
Olympique Lyonnais- Norway national team
Wondering about the next wealthy female footballer? Well, the next rich female football player isAda Hegerberg
. Born 10 July 1995, she is a Norwegian striker, currently kicking the ball for Olympique Lyonnais and Norway national team.
The former Kolbotn, Stabæk, and Turbine Potsdam player has so many honors and achievements to her name so far.
Her first international achievement goes back to 2013 when she helped her team win second place in the UEFA Women's Championship. She was also part of the Norway team in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and the 2017 UEFA Women's Championship. In 2016, Hegerberg was awarded the UEFA Best Women's Player in Europe Award. She was also interestingly the first-ever recipient of the Ballon d'Or Féminin in 2018.
Holding the record for most goals in a UEFA Women's Champions League season, Hegerberg’s net worth is currently estimated to be $3 Million.
28 years old
Chelsea- Australia national team
Coming to the last two names on our list of the
richest female soccer players
, we haveSamantha Kerr
, the Australian Chelsea forward.
The brilliant, successful footballer has achieved so much so far, being the all-time leading Australian international scorer, both among men and women, surpassing Tim Cahill's previous record of 50 goals, as of 2022. She is also the all-time leading scorer in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) in the United States. Kerr is also the only female football player to have won the Golden Boot in three different leagues and three different continents, which are the W-League in Australia in 2017–18 and 2018–19, the NWSL in North Americ in 2017, 2018, 2019, and the FAWSL in Europe in 2020–21.
Kerr became the first Australian player both among men and women to score a hat trick at a World Cup tournament, during the 2019 World Cup tournament.
Since the inception of Ballon d'Or Féminin in 2018, Kerr has been the only and first Australian women's footballer to be named to the shortlist, also one of the only four to be nominated in all editions of the award. Furthermore, she has consistently been on the shortlist for The Best FIFA Women's Player since 2017.
As we have mentioned previously, Kerr’s net worth in 2022 is estimated to be $2.5 million.
38 years old
Portland Thorns- Canada national team
And here is the last name on our list of
the richest female football players
, Christine Sinclair.
The Canadian professional player currently kicks the ball as a forward, while she also captains both Portland Thorns FC and the Canadian national team.
Sinclair is regarded to be the world’s all-time international leader goal scorer, of either sex with 188 goals. She is also one of the most-capped active international footballers with more than 300 caps.
Sinclair, like the other amazing, successful footballers on this list, has a long list of achievements, which includes a gold Olympic medal, two Olympic bronze medals, and the CONCACAF champion title, while she is also a 14-time winner of the Canada Soccer Player of the Year award. She is also the second footballer, both among men and women, to score at five World Cup editions, preceded by Marta.
Being 38, Christine Sinclair has so far played in five FIFA Women's World Cups since 2003, and also four Olympic Football Tournaments since 2008.
She has also been nominated for the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year seven times, in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2016.
With this long list of honors, she has collected a good amount of fortune all through these years, with an estimated number of $2 Million net worth in 2022.
And that was all on our article about
the richest female soccer players
. Who do you think will be the richest in 2025? Let us know about your prediction in the comment section below.
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