Women’s sport is rapidly rising across the globe, with increasing audiences watching a range of sports from football to cricket to rugby.

New Zealand’s recent success in the rugby union World Cup was watched by millions around the world, and the soccer European Championships in the summer attracted a global audience of 365 million.

Carli Lloyd, an American football player, is the highest-paid female footballer.

She is 39-years-old and is earning $518,000 in Gotham.


However, compared to male footballers, this salary isn’t as high as it should be.

Lionel Messi makes a crazy $92 million a year.

Unfortunately, there is evident inequality between men and women in football through their salaries, but hopefully, this will change over time.

Here are the top four highest-paid female players:

Carli Lloyd

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Carli Lloyd is at the top of the list and deserves it.

She has been an excellent example of an all-around player and has a record of stability since starting in 1999.

Lloyd has made many achievements for the US national team, scoring 123 goals in 294 international games.

Her hard work and perseverance have made Lloyd a favored choice in football predictions at big tournaments.

Despite what she has achieved in her career, her earnings of $518,000 are less than some of the top male players earn in a single week.

Although her playing career is ending, Carli Lloyd inspires many young girls across the US to follow their football dreams.

Samantha Kerr

Samantha Kerr is a women’s football veteran who plays for Chelsea in Australia.

Different sources believe Kerr’s contract is worth $410,000 yearly, but some suggest it could be as high as $500,000.

This salary puts her in second place.

Kerr was captain of the Australian women’s team at age 26.

She also represents Nike for Australia.

As of 2019, Kerr is NSWL’s all-time top scorer.

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Alex Morgan 

Morgan briefly played for England’s women’s football club Tottenham Hotspur. 

In 2021 she moved to Orlando Pride from NWSL.

She earns a respectable $450,000.  

Morgan has scored an impressive 108 goals in 173 matches and assisted her team in winning the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015 and 2019.

In 2019, she became the owner of Silver Boot. 

Her career is just beginning and the achievements already made are remarkable. 

Morgan has been on the covers of two separate editions of the FIFA video game.

Her Instagram has a following of 9.7 million.

Megan Rapinoe 

Megan Rapinoe is one of the most influential women soccer players globally.

She earns $447,000.

She plays as a winger for the United States National Women’s Football Team and represents the National Women’s Soccer League.

Rapinoe won the Ballon d’Or Féminin and FIFA Women’s Player awards In 2019.

She also won the Olympic gold medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics and held two FIFA Women’s World Cup crowns.

Out of 173 matches, Rapinoe played, she scored 57 goals.

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