Hey there, soccer enthusiasts! It’s game time, and the Women’s World Cup is taking center stage! But, amidst all the excitement, there’s one issue that’s been scoring some attention: the pay disparities between male and female players in the sport. 🚀
You see, despite the amazing strides women’s soccer has made, many of our beloved athletes are still relying heavily on off-field sponsorships to boost their earnings. Let’s take a look at the top club team salaries for women’s soccer players at the 2023 Women’s World Cup, shall we?
Starting off with a true powerhouse, Sam Kerr, the 29-year-old Australian striker from Chelsea F.C., leads the pack as the highest-earning female soccer player. Woohoo! 🌟
And wait for it, not only is she an exceptional athlete, but she’s also a Nike athlete and shares the cover of FIFA 23 with the incredible Kylian Mbappe. Talk about making waves on and off the field! The Australian Financial Review even reported that Sam Kerr raked in an impressive $3.3 million from endorsements in 2022. Mind-blowing, right?
Next up, we have the legendary Alex Morgan, one of the most renowned soccer players globally, playing for San Diego Wave F.C. She’s a force to be reckoned with on the field, helping the U.S. clinch the last two Women’s World Cups! 🏆 And her prowess extends beyond the game, as she’s earned around $5 million off the field with sponsorships from Nike, Beats, Coca-Cola, and AT&T. Talk about being a game-changer in every sense!
Who else is on our star-studded list? The ever-inspiring Megan Rapinoe, the USWNT midfielder who dominates the field at OL Reign in the NWSL. She’s not just making waves with her incredible skills but also off the field with a jaw-dropping $5 million earnings from sponsorships like Anheuser-Busch InBev, Google, Nike, and Verizon Communications.
And let’s not forget Julie Ertz, the talented USWNT player who calls Angel City F.C. her club soccer home. With her immense talent and a social media following of nearly 2 million, she’s shining bright with sponsorships from Visa and Frito Lay. You go, Julie! 🌟
Now, let’s take a moment to appreciate the legendary Marta, a true icon in women’s football. Playing her club games at Orlando Pride, this Brazilian forward is her country’s all-time leading goalscorer with an astounding 115 goals! With close to 3 million followers on Instagram, Marta is ruling both the pitch and social media while representing sponsors like Frito Lay and Panini.
Sure, these salaries are impressive, but we believe it’s time for a level playing field! The top male players are scoring some serious moolah with Cristiano Ronaldo earning around $213 million, Kylian Mbappe netting $110 million, and Karim Benzema collecting a cool $214 million on his contract. Now, that’s some serious green!
But wait, there’s hope on the horizon! The FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup has set aside a whopping $150 million in prize money, a staggering 300% increase from the last tournament in 2019. 💸 While this is a significant step forward, we know there’s room for more growth, especially when compared to the jaw-dropping $440 million awarded at the 2022 men’s tournament in Qatar.
But fear not, change is coming! FIFA has set a goal to achieve pay parity between men’s and women’s tournaments by 2027. We’re thrilled to see progress on the horizon, and we believe that with continued support and solidarity, the future of women’s soccer will be brighter than ever before!
Join us at Wellthi, your go-to social savings app, as we continue to empower and support each other on our journey toward financial success. Stay confident, stay unstoppable, and let’s kick those financial goals like the true champions we are! 💪✨