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5 Highest Paid Female Footballers In The World

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Women’s football has seen significant growth over the past decade, yet its financial landscape still pales in comparison to the men’s game.

While TV rights deals and spectator interest generate far more revenue in men’s football, women’s soccer is gradually attracting more attention and funding.

Cristiano Ronaldo, per Forbes, was the highest-paid footballer in 2023, earning an astonishing annual salary of over €200 million at Al-Nassr. In contrast, the women’s game, though growing, lags behind financially. Ronaldo’s earnings dwarf those of the highest-paid female footballer, Alex Morgan, whose salary is $0.8 million per year. Nevertheless, Morgan’s total annual income reaches $7.1 million when including her $6.3 million in off-field revenue, per Statista’s 2023 report.

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Two-time Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas is the second highest-paid player in women’s football, surpassing Megan Rapinoe following the American’s retirement in 2023.

Highest Paid Female Footballers in the World

Here are the top five highest-paid female footballers, combining on-field and off-field earnings:

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Alex Morgan
Club: San Diego Wave
Total Annual Earnings: $7.1m

One of the most recognizable figures in women’s football, Morgan is a prolific forward known for her speed, skill, and scoring ability. She has played a pivotal role in the U.S. Women’s National Team’s success, including World Cup victories.

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Alexia Putellas
Club: Barcelona
Total Annual Earnings: $4m

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A highly skilled midfielder, Putellas has won multiple titles with Barcelona and has been named the FIFA Ballon d’Or winner twice. She is known for her vision, passing, and leadership on the field.

Trinity Rodman
Club: Washington Spirit
Total Annual Earnings: $2.3m

The daughter of NBA legend Dennis Rodman, Trinity has made a name for herself as a dynamic forward. Her speed, creativity, and goal-scoring prowess have quickly established her as one of the rising stars in women’s football.

Crystal Dunn
Club: Gotham FC
Total Annual Earnings: $2m

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A versatile player capable of playing in multiple positions, Dunn is known for her defensive solidity and attacking contributions. She has been a key player for both club and country, showcasing her adaptability and consistency.

Sophia Smith
Club: Portland Thorns
Total Annual Earnings: $2m

A young and talented forward, Smith has quickly become a standout player for Portland Thorns and the U.S. Women’s National Team. Her pace, technical skills, and goal-scoring ability make her one of the most promising talents in women’s football.

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BREAKING: Spain Beat England 2-1 To Win Euro 2024

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The Spanish national team on Sunday night defeated the Three Lions of England 2-1 to lift the Euro 2024 trophy.

Spain’s Mikel Oyarzabal 86th minute goal secured the trophy for a record fourth time.

Nico Williams had earlier in the second half put Spain ahead in Berlin, Germany, before Cole Palmer levelled for England.

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Meanwhile, Marc Guehi’s effort to equalise for the Three Lions at the last minute was frustrated by Dani Olmo to finally sealed the trophy for the Spanish team.

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VIDEO: Former Liverpool Striker Roberto Firmino Becomes Pastor In Hometown

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Former Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino has embraced a new calling, announcing his ordination as an evangelical pastor at the age of 32.

The Brazilian footballer shared the news on his social media accounts, revealing a significant transition in his life.

Firmino, alongside his wife, was ordained as a pastor at the church they founded three years ago. The dedication ceremony took place last Sunday in his hometown of Maceio.

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In a heartfelt message, Firmino expressed that becoming a pastor was not an initial goal, but a mission that emerged from his encounter with Christ.

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“Since our encounter with Christ, a longing burns in our hearts… that people may know this love that has reached us. Now we have another responsibility… To be pastors according to the heart of God and to cooperate with the Kingdom,” Firmino stated.

He also extended his gratitude to pastors Jairo and Keila for their belief and encouragement in his spiritual journey.

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Firmino enjoyed a prolific career at Liverpool from 2015 to 2023, during which he secured seven major titles, including the 2019/20 Premier League and the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League.

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One of his standout moments was scoring the decisive goal in the 2019 Club World Cup final, securing the title for the Reds.

Last season, Firmino played 34 games for Al-Ahli, scoring nine goals. He also represented the Brazilian national team, participating in the 2018 World Cup.

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Currently, Roberto Firmino continues his football career with the Saudi Arabian club Al-Ahli, where he played 34 matches in all competitions last season, scoring nine goals and providing seven assists.

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Finidi George Gets New Job

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Former Super Eagles coach Finidi George has taken up another managerial job at Nigeria Premier Football League side, Rivers United, barely three weeks after resigning as the head coach of Nigeria’s men’s senior national team, The PUNCh reports.

Finidi was announced as the head coach of the 2022 NPFL champions on Wednesday with an unveiling set to follow on Thursday.

Rivers United Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Finidi George as our new Technical Manager,” the club said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Finidi brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our team, having had a distinguished playing career spanning over fifteen years.

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The statement reads, “His impressive credentials include winning the Africa Cup of Nations with the Super Eagles in 1994, the UEFA Champions League with Ajax in 1995, and the Nigeria Premier Football League with Enyimba International FC in 2023.

“As a coach, Finidi has demonstrated his ability to lead teams to success, and we are confident that he will bring his expertise and passion to our club. We are excited to have him on board and look forward to a successful tenure under his leadership.”

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Finidi left his role as the Super Eagles head coach in June after two games in charge. It was in the wake of the team’s poor performance in two 2026 World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and the Benin Republic which forced the Nigeria Football Federation to resort to hiring a foreign technical adviser for the team.

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Before taking the Super Eagles job, Finidi spent two full seasons and almost completed the third with Enyimba, leading them to their record-ninth NPFL title in 2023.

At Rivers United, he takes over the leadership from head coach Evans Ogenyi, who guided the club until the end of last season after the dismissal of the long-serving Stanley Eguma.

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A native of Port Harcourt, the 53-year-old began his career with Calabar Rovers, Iwanyanwu Nationale and represented local club Sharks FC – which was merged in 2016 with Dolphins to form Rivers United – for two seasons before embarking on a stellar European career.

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