How Much Money Does USWNT Star Megan Rapinoe Make in 2021?

Published 09/22/2021, 3:30 PM EDT
LYON, FRANCE – JULY 07: Megan Rapinoe of the USA poses for a photograph with the Golden Boot award and the Golden Ball award following the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France Final match between The United States of America and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon on July 07, 2019 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


Among the stars of the United States Women’s National Team, Megan Rapinoe is arguably one of the most recognisable. In a career spanning well over a decade, the 36-year-old established herself as one of the best forwards in women’s soccer.

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While she achieved immense success on the pitch, Rapinoe also became one of the richest players in the game.

How much is Megan Rapinoe worth?

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Rapinoe made her senior debut with the USWNT in 2006. Along with Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd, she featured among a fearsome trio of forwards, which could break down any defence in the world.

REIMS, FRANCE – JUNE 24: Megan Rapinoe of USA celebrates her winning goal on a penalty kick during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France Round Of 16 match between Spain and USA at Stade Auguste Delaune on June 24, 2019 in Reims, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

Along the way, Rapinoe signed several lucrative sponsorship deals. Some of the most prominent sponsors of the 36-year-old include Nike, Samsung and Visa. In addition, she also earns a monster salary of $447,000 as reported by Casino.org.

This makes her the fourth-highest female soccer player behind her teammates Lloyd, Morgan and Australian forward Samantha Kerr. Overall, Rapinoe has a net worth of $3million.

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Rapinoe scored 61 goals in 183 appearances for the USWNT

The 36-year-old made a reputation for producing assists as a winger. However, she didn’t shy away from adding her name in the goals column, netting 61 for her country.

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KASHIMA, JAPAN – AUGUST 5: Megan Rapinoe #15 of the United States during a game between Australia and USWNT at Kashima Soccer Stadium on August 5, 2021 in Kashima, Japan. (Photo by Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

She also captains National Women Soccer League team OL Reign, for whom she scored 34 goals in 75 appearances. While Rapinoe won many individual honours, she won an Olympic gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics. She also won two FIFA Women’s World Cups, in 2015 and 2019.

Individually, the 36-year-old enjoyed one of her best seasons in 2019. During the USWNT’s World Cup victory that year, Rapinoe stood out as one of the brightest stars of the team. Her exploits in the tournament won her the Golden Boot as she scored six goals in the tournament.

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In fact, she found herself tied with her teammate Morgan in that regard, as well as in assists, of which both notched three. However, Rapinoe took the Golden Boot since she achieved those statistics in 428 minutes, while Morgan did so in 490 minutes. She also won the Golden Ball in that tournament, beating Lucy Bronze and Rose Lavelle to the title.

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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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