How Much Money Does Carli Lloyd Make as the Highest Paid Female Soccer Player?

Published 09/21/2021, 1:45 PM EDT
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL – AUGUST 06: Carli Lloyd of United States celebrates after scoring during the Women’s Group G first round match between United States and France during Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Mineirao Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Pedro Vilela/Getty Images)


The US Women’s National Team (USWNT) has established itself as one of the most dominant teams in women’s soccer. During their successful years, one player who emerged as of the best in the game was Carli Lloyd.

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The 39-year-old forged a reputation not just for scoring goals, but scoring crucial ones as well. However, her success went beyond soccer, as she became the highest-paid female soccer player in the world.

How much is Carli Lloyd worth?

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Since making her international debut in 2005, Lloyd embarked on a journey where she tasted unprecedented success. Along with success on the pitch, she also signed numerous sponsorship deals which accounted for her net worth.

Sep 16, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; USA forward Carli Lloyd (10) advances the ball against Paraguay in the second half of an international friendly soccer match at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The 39-year-old has been with Nike for a long time, and also signed a sponsorship deal with Visa after the 2015 Women’s World Cup. Other notable sponsors of Lloyd include Heineken and Beats by Dre.

Furthermore, according to Casino.org, the veteran forward earned the highest salary of any player in the women’s game. They reported this amount to be $518,000. In addition, reports mention her net worth as $2million, given her salary as well as sponsorship deals.

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Lloyd won two Olympic gold medals along with several honors

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Lloyd’s success off the pitch stems from her immense ability on it. In 313 appearances for the USWNT, the 39-year-old scored an impressive 133 goals. This puts her in third place on the all-time gold scorer’s list for the team, behind only Mia Hamm (158) and Abby Wambach (184).

Sep 16, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; USA forward Carli Lloyd (10) scores a goal against Paraguay in the first half during an international friendly soccer match at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

With the team, Lloyd won two Olympic gold medals and two FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments. Along with a list of individual honors which includes the 2015 FIFA World Player of the Year, the USWNT’s #10 forged a fearsome trio with Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan in attack.

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After the Tokyo Olympics, Lloyd announced her retirement from international football. While this may signal the end of an era, she retires as arguably one of the best players to step foot in the game.

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management graduate, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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