Top 10 Richest Female Soccer Players Of All Time


We often witness the wealthy and flamboyant lifestyles of male soccer players. They get stalked by paparazzi, social media content creators, overly enthusiastic fans, and even you and I (on social media, hopefully).

This begs the question, “What about the women?”

Soccer is undeniably one of the most popular and lucrative sports globally, and these female athletes have reaped the rewards of their talents and dedication.

The Richest Female Soccer Players

10: Christine Sinclair – $3 million

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Christine Magaret Sinclair, born on June 12, 1983, is a forward who captains the National Women’s Soccer League Portland FC and the Canadian National Team.

The Canadian-born soccer player boasts an impressive resume, including being an Olympic gold medalist and a 14-time winner of the Canada Soccer Player of the Year award.

She is the world’s all-time leader for international goals scored by men or women with 190 goals. 1

Sinclair has played for clubs like the Western New York Flash and FC Gold Pride in the Women’s Professional Soccer.

Yes, soccer is not the most popular sport in Canada, but it is quite popular and Sinclair is one of the most popular soccer players and remains one of the few to score at five World Cup editions. 

She earns an annual salary of $380,000, and her net worth is estimated at $3 million.

9: Samantha Kerr – $3 million 

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Samantha May Kerr, born September 10, 1993, is rated as the World’s best women’s soccer player in the FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup alongside Spain’s Alex Putellas.

The professional Australian soccer player plays as a forward for Chelsea in the FA Women’s Super League and the Australian Women’s National Team, where she has been the team captain from 2019 until the present (2023).

Kerr started her career at the age of 15 with Perth Glory before moving to Sydney FC till date as the captain of the Australian National Team (The Matildas).

Soccer is ranked low in the top 10 most popular sports in Australia, however, Kerr is more popular than athletes in most of the higher-ranking sports.

She has had no shortage of amazing feats since then, including being the first Australian player to score a hat trick at a World Cup Tournament.

Kerr is also the recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia and a five-time recipient of the PFA Australian Women’s Soccer Player of the Year (2013, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2022).

Off the pitch, she features on the cover of FIFA 23 alongside Kylian Mbappe.

Samantha Kerr is the second-highest-paid female soccer star in the world. She earns a salary of $500,000. She has a net worth of $3 million.

8: Ada Hegerberg – $3 million

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Ada Martin Stolso Hegerberg, a Norwegian striker, plays for the Division 1 Feminine club, Lyon, and the Norwegian national team.

Some of her other clubs include FFC Turbine Potsdam and Kolbotn IL. Hegerberg was born on the 10th of July 1995 in Molde, Norway.

Hegerberg is a force to be reckoned with. On December 3, 2018, she became the first-ever winner of the Ballon d’Or Feminin.

She currently holds the record for the most goals in a UEFA Women’s Champions League season (15) and is the all-time highest goalscorer in the UEFA Women’s Champions League. 2

Hegeberg was awarded the UEFA Best Women’s Player in Europe Award in 2016, 2017, and 2019.

Hegerberg earns $425,000 per year at her present club, Lyon. Her net worth is estimated at $3 million.

7: Carli Llyod – $3.3 million

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Carli Anne Hollins is a former American professional soccer player born on July 16, 1982, in Delran Township, New Jersey, United States.

A two-time Olympic gold medalist (2008, 2012), FIFA player of the year (2015, 2016), FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion, and a four-time Olympian, Lloyd is no stranger to being on the list of the greatest.

With a net worth of $3.3 million and a salary of $518,000.

In 2020, she retired from international football. Shortly after that, she retired from professional soccer in 2021.

In March 2021, she was named the highest female soccer player in the world.

6: Megan Anna Rapinoe — $3.7 million

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Meagan Anna Rapinoe was born in Redding, California, on July 5, 1985. She is an American professional winger with an impressive collection of awards and medals under her belt.

In 2019 alone, she was awarded the best FIFA Women’s Player, the FIFA Women’s Cup Golden Ball, the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final Player of the Match, and the Ballon d’Or Féminin.

She is very vocal about women’s rights issues in sports, most notably on the issue of equal pay which reverberated across sports to other sports like the Women NBA – we also have a list of the Top 10 WNBA Salaries. 3

In 2022, She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Joe Biden, the nation’s highest honour given to a civilian.

Both her salary ($447,000) and innovations in the fashion industry have contributed to boosting her net worth to $3.7 million, making her one of the richest women of all time.

5: Julie Beth Ertz—$4.5 million

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Julie Beth Ertz (née Johnston) was born on April 6, 1992, in Mesa, Arizona, in the United States of America. She is a professional soccer player for Angel City FC and formerly for the U.S. women’s national team.

In 2012, she was named the U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year. In 2017 and 2019, she was also awarded the U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year.

Ertz was featured in the EA Sports FIFA Video game series in FIFA 16 and has been included in every EA Sports FIFA title ever since.

She stands tall on this list with a net worth of $4.5 million and a salary of $430,000.

4: Alex Morgan — $4.6 million

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Alexandra Morgan Carrasco (born Alexandra Morgan Patricia on July 2, 1989) is an American professional soccer player and a striker with the San Diego Wave of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). She’s also the captain of the club.

From 2018 to 2020, she co-captained the United States Women’s National Soccer Team with Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe.

In 2012, she was named the U.S. Soccer Female Athlete and FIFA World Player of the Year. She also helped the United States win their titles at the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women’s Cups. In 2019, she won the Silver Boot.

Outside soccer, Morgan wrote a series, with one of the books, Saving the Team, debuting at number seven on the New York Times Bestseller list.

She is a combination of both beauty and talent, occupying the number one spot on the Top 20 hottest female soccer players.

In collaboration with Simon & Schuster, Morgan wrote a middle-grade series about four soccer players titled The Kicks. Morgan has also starred in a movie about a fictionalized version of herself.

With a net worth of $4.6 million and a yearly salary of $450,000, she’s earned a spot on this list.

In 2015, she was ranked as the top-paid American Women’s Soccer player, largely because of all her endorsements.

3: Wendie Renard— $7 million

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Wendie Arsène Renard (20 July 1990) was born in Schœlcher, Martinique, France. This professional soccer player currently plays as the centre-back in the Division 1 Féminine French club, Lyon.

Aside from being one of the richest female athletes, she’s also the captain of Lyon and the French national team.

With a net worth of $7 million and an estimated annual income of $392,000, Renard has earned her place on this list.

However, having an impressive net worth is not the only thing this player is capable of. She has set numerous records, including 14 French League titles and eight European cups.

2: Amandine Chantal Henry — $7 million

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Born on September 28, 1989, in Lile, France, Amandine Chantal Henry is a professional soccer player who plays as a defensive midfielder for the American National Women’s Soccer League club Angel City FC.

She started off her career in 2004 at Hénin-Beaumont at the age of 15. In 2007, Amandine joined the football club Lyon in France.

She featured in three consecutive UEFA Women’s Champions League finals beginning in 2010.

At the 2015 Women’s World Cup, Amandine was awarded the Silver Ball for the second-best player and was also the second-best player in the UEFA Best Women’s Player in Europe Award.

Amandine has played for several clubs since 2007, when she joined Lyon. She joined the Portland Thorns in March 2016, where she played in eight matches and started nine.

Then, in January 2017, she joined Paris Saint-Germain, where she played in four Division 1 matches and one Coupe de France match before going back to the Portland Thorns after the NWSL 2017 season.

On June 1, 2023, Amandine joined the NWSL club Angel City FC of Los Angeles.

With a $7 million net worth and an estimated $ 394,500 per year salary, Amandine is more than qualified to feature on our list.

1: Marta Vieira da Silva — $13 million


Starting off our list is Marta Vieira da Silva (born on February 19, 1986) popularly known as Marta.

Marta is a Brazilian-Swedish professional soccer forward for the Brazilian national team and the Orlando Pride. She is often regarded as the best female soccer player of all time.

She holds the record for the most goals scored in the FIFA World Cup, having scored 17 goals. She also holds the record for the most goals scored (115) by Brazil in international football (male and female categories).

Add to Marta’s résumé six titles as FIFA World Best Player of the Year, the Golden Ball (MVP) at the 2004 U-19 FIFA World Championship, the Golden Ball Award as the best player, and the Golden Boot as the top scorer in the 2007 Women’s World Cup, and you can see why she’s often regarded as the best player in the world.

Marta Vieira da Silva also etched her name in the Hall of Fame of several clubs as an exceptional player.

She reached the final stage of the UEFA Women’s Cup in 2004 with Umeå IK, and finally won it in 2006. Marta also played for the Los Angeles Sol where she was the top scorer for the 2009 season.

Marta’s salary and endorsements bring her to $ 400,000 per year. She takes the top spot on the list with a net worth of $13 million.

Final Thoughts

Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed this carefully curated list of the top 10 richest female soccer players of all time. As we’ve seen in this article, female soccer players are as amazing as their male counterparts on and off the field. Feel free to leave comments about the list. We appreciate your feedback.

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References & Notes

Facts Sources:
  1. Most Goals in International Football.
  2. All-time Highest Goalscorers. UEFA
  3. ‘We couldn’t lose’: Megan Rapinoe reflects on ‘feeling desperate’ in fight for equal pay. CNN

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