If you follow the football world a little, you know that there is a ton of money floating around in the industry. Big players like Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi get huge salaries. There are also a number of well-paid players in women’s football. Players like Lieke Martens and Sherida Spitse, for example. However, there is one lady in the football world who is taking the cake.
Who is the highest paid soccer player?
The highest paid player at the 2023 Women’s World Cup is Alex Morgan. Morgan plays for the USA and is considered one of the best strikers in this World Cup. She struck fear into the hearts of fans with her goal against the Netherlands. Luckily for the lionesses, this was denied.
Morgan’s biggest source of income isn’t football itself, it’s the world around it. Accordingly forbes The forward brings in $5 million annually with big sponsors like Nike and Coca-Cola. She receives an annual salary of $700,000 from the San Diego Wave Club for playing soccer. That equates to a revenue stream of $5.7 million per year.
Morgan was featured in the American magazine sports illustrated. She is also co-founder of Togethxr, a women-centric media company, and Just Live CBD. It also invests in companies such as Equip, Teamable, TMRW Sports and Soccer Post.
Best women’s salary in stark contrast to men’s football
The highest paid soccer star is ranked 19th in the list of highest paid female athletes of 2022. She is currently 34 years old. She has won two World Cups and an Olympic medal with the US national soccer team.
Morgan’s annual salary stands in stark contrast to figures circulating in the men’s football world. Cristiano Ronaldo is currently the highest paid male soccer player. He earns around $221 million a year at the Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr. That’s almost 40 times that.
However, French footballer Kylian Mbappé takes the win. He recently received an offer from a Saudi Arabian club a trillion. For Mbappe, that means an annual salary of 700 million euros with a transfer fee of 300 million euros. In other words, for Morgan’s annual salary, Mbappé, if he had accepted the offer, need half a week. However, despite the nice offer, Saudi Arabia was a bit too far from home for the Frenchman