The Highest Paid Athletes in Women’s Soccer
It’s official. The United States national team has won its third Women’s World Cup with a 5-2 win against Japan on July 5, 2015. In honor of this triumphant tournament, here are the three highest-paid women’s soccer players. They may surprise you. As of right now, it does not include midfielder Carli Lloyd. In fact, Lloyd doesn’t crack the top ten! Judging by her impressive performance in the World Cup finals this year, that won’t last long.
#3 Abby Wambach
The third highest-paid women’s soccer player is also considered one of the most famous American soccer players. Abby Wambach has an estimated yearly income of $300,000 and a net worth of $3 million.
#2 Alex Morgan
Forward Alex Morgan has climbed the income ranks over the years. It is estimated that she made about $70,000 as recent as 2012. Nowadays, the two-time Olympic gold medalist is enjoying a yearly income of around $450,000.
#1 Marta Vieira
The highest-paid honor goes to the highest-ranked female soccer player in the world. Brazilian soccer player Marta Vieira earns about a half million dollars a year. This not only makes her the highest-paid women’s soccer player of 2015, but of all time.