Women’s football may be taking enormous strides in terms of popularity and finances, but even the highest-paid female footballers are far behind their male counterparts in terms of salaries.
1. Ada Hegerberg / Norway
She plays as a striker for the Division 1 Féminine club Olympique Lyonnais. The 24-year-old Ballon d’Or Féminin award winner, Ada Martine StolsmoHegerberg, is originally from Molde, Norway.
The skilled professional female footballer who is 1.76m tall wears the No. 14 jersey and earns a wage of €360,000, which is still 326 times less than the best paid male player, Lionel Messi. In 2016, Hegerberg was named Norwegian Sportsperson of the Year, a prize won by only two other women this century.
2. Amandine Henry / France
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Amandine Chantal Henry, who was born on the 28th of September 1989. She is a French football player who plays as a defensive midfielder for Olympique Lyon and the French national team.
As a former women’s youth international who has played at all levels, Henry made her senior international debut in 2009. She has captained the national team since October 2017.
Henry, who earns an annual salary of €350,000, possesses a certain swagger of being honored with the Silver Ball at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. A part of her success story that is, one of her many accomplishments.
She stands as one of the female footballers and athletes in general with the most followers on social media. Henry signed a club contract with the French League 1 side Olympique Lyon.
Amandine Henry was as well-thought-out to be amid the most excellent players in Europe during the 2014/2015 season. During that same soccer season, she was consigned in the 2015 FIFA Women’s FIFPro World XI team.
3. Wendie Renard / France
She plays as a central defender for and captains Division 1 Féminine club Olympique Lyonnais and represents the France women’s national team.
A leader, a captain, defender, and a professional footballer are what the 29-year-old, Renard embodies. She plays as a center back for The French national Women’s Football Team and the League 1 side of Olympique Lyon.
As a genuine pillar of the France team, WendieRenard is an indispensable performer thanks to her quality and experience. Standing tall at 6’1, the Martinique-born defender is dominant in the air, while her charisma and calm under pressure are crucial assets to the side she long served as captain, most notably in Canada 2015.
4. Carli Lloyd / United States
She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist (2008 and 2012), two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion (2015 and 2019), two-time FIFA Player of the Year (2015 and 2016), and a three-time Olympian (2008, 2012, and 2016).
She currently plays for Sky Blue FC in the National Women’s Soccer League and the United States women’s national soccer team as a midfielder.
Carli Anne Lloyd is also known as Carli Anne Hollins due to her marriage enchantment to Brian Hollins since 2016 of late plays for Sky Blue FC and the United States National Women’s Soccer team.
5. Marta Vieira da Silva / Brazil, Sweden
Silva who is among the Top 5 in this list, is a Brazilian woman who earns €340,000 annually. The 33 years old plays for Franchise Orlando Pride in the United States as a forward, aside her playing for the Brazilian Women national football team. She was a six-time winner of the FIFA and won World Player of the Year award (2006–10 and 2018).
6. Heather Mitts / United States
She played professionally in the Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) league; for the Philadelphia Charge, Boston Breakers, Philadelphia Independence, and Atlanta Beat. She is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and was a member of the U.S. women’s national team. She played in four matches in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, where the U.S. national team finished second.
7. Nicole Banecki / Germany
Nicole Banecki, born on the 3 September of 1988, is a German football player. In fact, she is of German-Cameroonian descent. Becki currently plays for Bayer Leverkusen and she made her debut in the German national team on 7 March 2008 against Finland
Nicole Banecki is considered as one of the furthermost female footballers in the record. She is playing for the Swiss club FC Basel even though she had the majority of her honors during her spell with SC Freiburg for three seasons.
8. Nilla Fischer / Sweden
Fischer with a €65,000 annual earning is at the moment one of the most profitable female footballers in the world. Obviously, only the big clubs can try to price this lady away with busty negotiations.
The sitting defensive midfielder and a later center back, Fisher’s earnings can be attributed to her experience, strength, and brilliance.
Age and extended time out on the field is no factor to keep her on the sidelines, in its place, her awe-inspiring feats year after year has seen her succeed as a captain for FC Malmo, with the Swedish team who reached the semi-finals in 2015, and another on-going successful stay with Wolfsburg.
9. Hope Solo / United States
Hope Amelia Solo, born on July 30 of 1981, is an American former football goalkeeper. She is a World Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist. Solo currently earns an annual salary of €62,000. Priced for her worth is her success in the Olympics as a gold-winning champion on two occasions. As a goalkeeper, she presently holds the record for most career clean sheets amidst every other United States goalkeeper. Hope is well-known for her strength on the pitch.
10. Laure Boulleau / France
She is a retired French football player who played for Division 1 Féminine club Paris Saint-Germain. Boulleau represented the French Women’s national football team. She also played in the UEFA Women’s Championship All-Star Team.
The left-back played 225 matches for PSG, winning the Coupe de France with Les Rouge et Bleu in 2010, and was a key figure of the squad that reached two finals of the UEFA Women’s Champions League in 2015 and 2017. During her outstanding playing career, Laure earned 65 caps for the France national team, becoming one of her country’s emblematic players.
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