The Women’s World Cup started off this week, and one of the greatest issues encompassing the current year’s tournament is pay discrepancies between men and women in the game.
Regardless of the new development of women’s soccer, a large number of the highest-earning women soccer players should depend on their off-field sponsorships to float their total earnings.
Soccer players earn a set salary from their club groups, and may acquire more playing for their country’s national teams on the off chance that they have successful tournament performances. As indicated by data aggregated by Statista, here are the top club group pay rates for ladies’ soccer players at the 2023 Women’s World Cup:
Sam Kerr, $513,000 –
Australia striker Sam Kerr, 29, who will miss her team’s initial two matches of the Women’s World Cup after to experiencing a calf injury, procures the majority of any women’s soccer player from her club team Chelsea F.C.
Kerr is likewise a Nike NKE, – 2.14% athlete, and graces the front of Electronic Expressions’ EA, +0.21% flagship soccer game FIFA 23, alongside the Frenchman Kylian Mbappe. According to the Australian Financial Review, Kerr made $3.3 million in 2022 from her top endorsements.
Alex Morgan, $450,000 –
One of the most notable soccer players on the planet, Morgan capitalizes on any USWNT player from her club team. The USWNT forward plays for San Diego Wave F.C. of the Public Ladies’ Soccer Association (NWSL).
Morgan, 34, helped the U.S. win the last two Ladies’ Reality Cups, and she’s a power off the field, as well. As indicated by Forbes Appraisals, Morgan, who has 10 million Instagram devotees, acquired generally $5 million off the field with sponsorships including Nike, Beats, Coca-Cola KO, +1.22% and AT&T T, +0.48%.
Megan Rapinoe, $447,000 –
USWNT midfielder Megan Rapinoe, 38, plays her club soccer at Old Reign in the NWSL, where she procures close to a half-million bucks.
Rapinoe’s income off the field were $5 million last year, mostly because of her sponsorships with organizations like Anheuser-Busch InBev BUD, +0.51%, Google GOOG, – 2.65%, Nike and Verizon Correspondences VZ, – 0.97%.
Julie Ertz, $430,000 –
The 31-year-old Ertz is the third USWNT player on the list, and plays her club soccer season at Holy messenger City F.C. in the NWSL.
Ertz, who is hitched to All-Expert NFL tight end Zach Ertz, has almost 2 million supporters across her social media accounts, and has sponsorships with Visa V, – 0.75% and the Pepsi-claimed Kick, +1.63% Frito Lay.
Marta, $400,000 –
Marta, who costs $400,000 and is widely regarded as one of the best women’s football players ever, plays for Orlando Pride in the NWSL. The forward is Brazil’s all-time leading goalscorer with 115 goals.
Marta, 37, has almost 3 million devotees on Instagram, and has off-field sponsorships with Frito Lay and Panini.
Even though these salaries may seem like a lot in money to what most people make, they are still a lot less than what the best men’s players make from their club teams.
Cristiano Ronaldo is earning an estimated $213 million this year from his club Al Nassr, Kylian Mbappe is getting $110 million from his club Paris Holy person German, and Karim Benzema is purportedly gathering $214 million on his two-year agreement with Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ittihad.
There’s more money on the line for Ladies’ Reality Cup players this year than any time in recent memory. The FIFA 2023 Ladies’ Reality Cup has $150 million in prize cash, which is up 300% from the $30 million in all out given out during the last competition in 2019. While this is a critical increase, the sum is still a lot of lower than the $440 million in prize money given out at the 2022 men’s competition in Qatar.
FIFA said it’s an “objective” to accomplish pay equality between the men’s and women’s tournaments by 2027.
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