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Top 5 Most Expensive Female Footballers in the World

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Most Expensive Female Footballers in the World

Who is the most expensive female footballer? To know who the highest paid female soccer player is in 2022, you will need to read this article to the end.

Women’s footballers are not that popular compared to men. For whatever reason, men seem to get all the attention when it comes to round leather sports.

Likewise, the spectators you see in football are predominantly men…even when it is the women who are playing.

NaijNaira takes a look at the top five most expensive women’s football players in the world in 2022.

Top 5 biggest women’s transfers of all time

5. Lauren James – Man Utd to Chelsea (€234,000)

Lauren plays as a forward for Chelsea in the Women’s Super League. She started her career at Arsenal in 2017 and played there for one year before moving to Man United in 2018.

The England International played at Old Trafford for three seasons before joining The Blues in 2021 for a fee of €234,000 making her the fifth most expensive female footballer in the world.

4. Milene Domingues – Fiammamonza to Rayo Vallecano (€235,000)

Milene is a former Brazilian professional footballer who played as a midfielder in her career. She started her career at SC Corinthians in 1997 and spent four years with them before joining ASD Fiammamonza in 2001.

She played for the Italian outfit for just one season before signing for Rayo Vallecano in 2002 for a fee of €235,000 making her the most expensive female football player in Spain at the time.

3. Alex Morgan – Orlando Pride to San Diego Wave (€240,000)

Alex plays for San Diego Wave FC as a striker in the National Women’s Soccer League. The United States International started her career at West Coast FC in 2008. She then moved to various clubs before joining Orlando Pride in 2021.

In 2022, the two-time FIFA World Cup winner signed for San Diego Wave for a fee of €240,000.

2. Pernille Harder – VfL Wolfsburg to Chelsea (€280,000)

Pernille currently plies her trade as an attacking midfielder for Chelsea in the Women’s Super League. The Denmark all-time top scorer started her career at Team Viborg in 2007 and stayed there for three seasons before joining Skovbakken in 2010.

The Denmark international played for the Danish club for two years before leaving for Linköping in 2012. She played there for four seasons and later joined VfL Wolfsburg in 2016.

In September 2020, she signed for Chelsea from Wolfsburg for a fee of €280,000 making her the world’s most expensive female footballer at the time.

1. Keira Walsh – Man City to Barcelona (€470,000)

Keira plays her club football in Barcelona as a midfielder. The England international started her career at Blackburn Rovers in February 2014. The 25-year-old played there for less than six months before joining Manchester City in July of that year.

She played for City for eight years before signing for Barca this summer for a massive fee of €470,000 making her the most expensive female footballer ever.

This article was updated 1 month ago

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