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BBC Sport – Women’s World Cup: Who is the best-paid women’s footballer?

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Alex Morgan, currently hoping to steer the United States to a third Women’s Cup triumph, earns up to $3m (£1.9m) a year, the bulk of that from sponsorships and endorsements.

That puts the 25-year-old Portland Thorns striker in among the average incomes for men playing in England’s top flight, albeit way behind the top Premier League players earning upwards of £13m a year.

Her high profile in America ensures she earns about 30 times more than the roughly £65,000 a year commanded by leading English players, such as Manchester City and England captain Steph Houghton.

Brazilian striker Marta, a five-time Fifa World Player of the Year who now plays at Swedish side Rosengard, was reported to have earned up to $315,000 (£202,000) a year from her former Swedish club Tyreso.

 

 

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