Soccer is probably one of the most enjoyable sports worldwide. equating to larger fortunes for players all the time. Female soccer players are not just beautiful, but they make a vital contribution to their teams. They make sports headlines and money for their franchises at the same time. How much do they make? Check out the roster of female soccer players from the last year and their comparable salaries:
* All amounts have been converted to their value in United States dollars, and most are estimates from the National Women’s Soccer League. An added benefit not known to many is that players are free to play in other leagues while still representing their home countries in worldwide competitions.
1. Laure Boulleau – $60,000
Laure, who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain Féminines as a defender, is a respected member of the France women’s national football team.
2. Jonelle Filigno – $60,000
Jonelle Filigno was born September 24, 1990, and currently plays for Sky Blue FC in the NWSL. She is a former player for the Canadian National Women’s Soccer Team, where she also won the London Olympics Bronze Medal in 2012. She plays forward in the center of the offense.
3. Amandine Chantal Henry – $70,000
Born on September 28, 1989, Amandine is a French football player who currently plays for the French club Olympique Lyon. She plays as a defensive midfielder. She is recognized for having scored a sensational strike from 35 yards out against Mexico in their final group match at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
4. Nicole Banecki – $90,000
Having German-Cameroonian roots, Nicole was born on September 3, 1988. Currently, she is playing at FC Bayern Munich. Banecki started playing for SC Freiburg at the beginning of her career, and made her debut for the German national team on March 7 against Finland. She even has a twin sister, Sylvie, who is a pro player as well.
5. Heather Mitts – $150,000
Heather Mitts-Feeley was born on June 9, 1978. She is an American former professional soccer defender. In 2010, she married A. J. Feeley.
6. Abby Wambach – $200,000
The 35-year-old is also an American former soccer player, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and the 2012 FIFA’s World Player of the Year. She holds the world record for most international goals scored by a female soccer player.
7. Marta Vieira – $400,000
Marta Vieira da Silva is a Brazilian football player at FC Rosengård. She is in the Swedish National Women’s Soccer League. She also competes as a forward with the Brazil national team. Marta earned $400,000 as of November 2015. One of her noteworthy performances was when she helped her home country Brazil win the Silver Medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. You know that you’re a great player when fans consider you the female version of Pele, one of the most notable figures in the soccer world who ever lived.
8. Alexandra “Alex” Morgan – $450,000
Alexandra Morgan Carrasco is an American soccer player, FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, and Olympic gold medalist. Currently, she plays as a forward for Orlando Pride and the United States women’s national soccer team. She is also well-known for being one of the sexiest professional sportswomen out there.