Female football has continued to grow in popularity and followership over the years. The women’s game, though not as widely followed as men’s soccer, has started to gain lots of following and financial backing. This has rubbed off on the female soccer players themselves, who have begun to receive better monetary remuneration for their outstanding efforts on the field of play. Some female players have become very wealthy as a result. Today we spotlight the richest women footballers in the game at the moment.
1. Alex Morgan
American female soccer star Alex Morgan is one of the living legends of the modern. The forward has won everything there is to win with the United States national team with she has won an incredible 180 caps and scored an amazing 110 goals. She is considered one of the greatest strikers in women’s football history. Alex currently plays for National Women’s Soccer League side Orlando Pride. She’s said to be the highest female football earner with an income of about $450,000 annually.
The 32-year-old soccer star is a two-time FIFA World Cup champion and an Olympic gold medalist. Alex Morgan also won the Golden Boot in the last World Cup. According to Forbes she had a net worth of $3.5 million in 2017. She also one of the highest earners in female football because of her numerous endorsement and sponsorship deals. In fact, apart from her salary, the majority of her earning comes through sponsorship deals, which brings her overall annual earnings to around $1 million. That means that as of 2021, Alex Morgan’s net worth should be around $7.5 million.
2. Marta Vieira da Silva
Marta, as she is simply known, is one of the leading lights of the beautiful game not just in her native Brazil but worldwide as well. The 35-year-old striker is arguably one of the best ever female soccer players in history. Her dazzling skills and dribbles make her easily one of the most recognizable icons of the game globally. Marta currently also plays for the NWSL franchise Orlando Pride. She’s thought to earn about $400,000 annually. Marta is reported to have a net worth of $6.5 million.
3. Nilla Fischer
The Swede is regarded as one of the top female defensive midfielders around. Her looks and great football skills have combined to make her one of the most marketable players today in the women’s game. She currently plays for the German side, Vfl Wolfsburg, and is said to earn about $67,000 annually. The 36-year-old has been playing football for over 20 years and might have a net worth of $4 million.
4. Nicole Banecki
The German is reported to earn about $90,000 a year playing for Frauen Bundesliga side Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Despite her brief international career with Germany Nicole is still regarded as one of the best female football players in the game. The player of German-Cameroonian descent is also one of the richest footballers in women’s football. The 32-year-old is believed to have a net worth of $3 million.
5. Amandine Henry
The talented French woman is one of the best-paid players in France’s Division 1 Feminine. The midfielder is said to earn about $70,000 annually playing for Olympique Lyonnais. The defensive midfielder has been on the books of Lyon since 2018 and has won a multitude of titles with them from leagues, cups to the UEFA Women’s Champions League. The 31-year-old footballer is said to have a total net worth of around $2 million.