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Top 10 HIGHEST paid female footballers in the world 

Professional footballers are certainly among the richest persons in the world. There is not much surprise when we look at male footballers earning over huge 50 million dollars per season. However, when we talk about the other gender of the very same profession the facts and figures are a bit different. The total earnings of Female footballers are much less than that of the male players. In male footballers’ list Cristiano Ronaldo sits at the top with over $79 million earnings whereas the highest paid female footballer Marta’s earnings merely reach half a million. Here is a list of top 10 highest-paid female footballers in the world and if you compare their wages to that of the male players you will be surprised for sure.

Marta Vieira da Silva ($500,000)

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The pure Brazilian talent who is often called by the single name Marta plays for Brazil national team, but professionally plays for a club in Sweden. The Brazilian superstar, all-time top goal scorer in FIFA Women’s World Cup, also has been ranked the best female footballer in the world by FIFA for five consecutive years. She commanded the whopping wage of nearly $500,000 from her previous club, Tyreso FF, although the salary was said to be paid by the sponsors. Tyreso FF however, disbanded for financial crisis, but Marta stayed in Sweden to join another club FC Rosengard.

Alex Morgan ($200,000)

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This beautiful Olympic gold medallist female footballer is one of the star players of US Women’s World Cup squad. In club level, Morgan plays for the Orlando Pride in US National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). Her salary recently increased to a staggering $450,000 when she joined her new club leaving Portland Thorns; but reports say, the huge wage must be due to subsidies or sponsors as the NWSL is currently salary-capped at $200,000 per club. Whatever her club salary is , Alex is definitely making more money in endorsements, with estimates going above $1 million.

Abby Wambach ($300,000)

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Abby, an American retired female footballer, coach, two-time Olympic gold medallist and FIFA Women’s World Cup winner. She has also won the US Footballer of the Year award six times. Wambach has been a regular starter for the US women’s national football teamsince 2003 making her debut in 2001. As a forward, she at present stands as the all-time top goal-scorer for the national team and also holds a world record of international goals for both female and male footballers with 184 goals. She last played professionally for  Western New York Flash in the 2014 NWSL season and didn’t played in club football in 2015 but this year but now works as a player cum coach for MagicJack. Reports say, her wage range from $190,000 to $300,000, most likely through sponsorships.

Sydney Leroux ($92,500)

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Originally born in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada; Olympic gold medallist Sydney Leroux remains one of the star players of US World Cup team and plays professional club football for the Western New York Flash. The 25-year-old striker’s estimated salary range from $60,000 to $92,500.

Nicole Banecki ($90,000)

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Nicole Banecki, a German-Cameroonian decent, is a beautiful German football player. Banecki right now plays for SC Freiburg and she got her first cap for the German women’s national team on 7th March , 2008 against Finland. Her salary is listed at $90,000.

Amandine Henry ($70,000)

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26-year-old Henry plays as a defensive midfielder for the French outfit Olympique Lyon, she is also an important member of the France Women’s World Cup team. Henry’s amazing long ranger goal against Mexico in the 2015 World Cup was praised worldwide. Estimated salary range of the glamorous footballer is from $60,000-$70,000.

Nilla Fischer ($65,000)

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Generally famous for her distinctive haircut, Nilla Fischer plays her club football for VfL Wolfsburg in the German league and the Swedish national team. Her salary is around $65,000.

Hope Solo ($64,000)

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The 34-year-old controversial yet extremely talented US World Cup goalkeeper and wife of former Seattle Seahawks (NFL) tight end Jerramy Stevens plays for the Seattle Reign of the NWSL. She currently holds the US record for most career clean sheets. Her estimated salary vary greatly, from $22,000 to $64,000.

Jonelle Filigno ($62,000)

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25-year-old Jonelle Filigno is a Canadian female footballer playing for Sky Blue FC in the NWSL. She is also an important member of the Canada women’s national team, with whom she famously won Olympic bronze medal at London 2012. Filigno’s current salary is approximately $62,000.

Laure Boulleau ($60,000)

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Laure Pascale Claire Boulleau is a 29-year-old French footballer who right now plays for the women’s team of Paris Saint-Germain in the Division 1 Féminine. The beautiful defender is also an important member of the France women’s national football team. Her estimated salary is $60,000.

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