Highest-Paid Women Footballer in the World

In 2020, the wage disparity between men football players and women football players is massive

While there’s no doubt that women's football has advanced by leaps and bounds over the decade, it is yet to reach the prominence enjoyed by men’s football. The players are impeccable but for reasons unknown; they do not have the same fan following or loyalty that their male counterparts enjoy. For this infer, women’s football rarely gets media coverage or excellent sponsorship and funding. Not to forget, hardly people visit the stadiums to attend their matches. These factors lead to a wage difference between the men football players and women football stars and wistfully, the void is substantial even though we are in the 21st century.

While the reward is nowhere near compared to the male professionals, a handful of women players (finest of the field) draw a generous cheque. In this feature, let’s go through their finances.

Carli Lloyd

The midfielder from the United States of America plays for the Sky Blue FC and receives an annual payment of 5,18,000 U. S dollars. In men’s football, Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest-paid footballer who currently receives an amount of 105 million U.S dollars. Compared to the superstar from Portugal, Lloyd’s payroll is 202 times lesser.

Kadidiatou Diani

The 25-year-old French forward is a star player of the French side Paris-Saint Germain and France’s national team. In 2012, she fuelled the French national side to the U-17 World Cup Championship with two stellar goals. In 2020, she is the second highest-paid women footballer with a contract of 4,50,000 U.S dollars. Going back to men’s football, Lionel Messi is the second highest-paid footballer who earns 104 million U.S dollars. Notice the difference?

Alex Morgan

Hailed as a legend of the game, the excellent player from the United States joined English club Tottenham Hotspur at 4,50,000 U.S dollars. That makes her third on this list because she is a senior athlete. However, Alex outside football earns a load better since she is a remarkable commercial attraction and has several endorsements deals with leading corporations such as Coca-Cola, Nike, Bank of America and McDonald’s. She makes over one million U.S dollars and is the richest women footballer in the world.

Sam Kerr

Currently playing for English club Chelsea, Sam is the captain of Australia’s national team who signed a 6,00,000 U.S dollar contract with the club from Stamford Bridge. While her contract says 6,00,000, the base fee that Sam receives is 4,10,000 U.S dollars. Outside football, Kerr being a megastar endorses Nike and reportedly earns over one million U.S dollars.