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The ultimate Lionesses rich list revealed as James’ net worth is discovered

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THE best women footballers are getting the credit they deserve and the salaries to boot.

Buoyed by the success of the Lionesses famous Euros victory in 2022, many of those saw pay increases over the past year or so.

Chloe Kelly has become a national treasure after her Euros and World Cup exploits
England's No1 Mary Earps makes the top 10

The WSL continues to gather more financial clout with clubs reporting higher revenues and there is a belief that it could even become a billion pound industry within a decade.

That means the players will only go on to earn more in the hope that equality with the men’s game will finally be achieved.

However, these Lionesses are currently raking it in for club and country – thanks to off the pitch sponsorships, as well as big pay days from their clubs.

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Incredibly, England’s Euro 2022 top scorer and Ballon d’Or runner up Beth Mead does not feature.

But who is the richest England Women’s star, according to figures online?

#10 Mary Earps, £1million

England’s No1 Earps saw her net worth sky rocket after her performances at the World Cup.

She is now believed to earn around £250,000-per-year as a Man Utd star.

Away from the pitch, she launched her own clothing range MAE27 after the furore over Nike not selling her jersey to fans.

The 30-year-old is seen as the world’s best goalkeeper.

#10 Alessia Russo, £1million

Arsenal made Russo a priority signing in the summer from Man Utd.

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Not only is she a brilliant centre forward, she is a commercial sportswoman.

The 24-year-old has deals with Adidas, Gucci, PlayStation and Beats by Dre.

Her contract with Arsenal is said to be worth more than £100,000 per annum.

Alexa Russo boasts deal with Nike, Gucci, PlayStation and Beats by Dre
Russo has become a cover girl for the sport

8. Lauren Hemp, £1.1million

Back in 2022, Lauren, 23, signed a contract extension with Man City.

It is believed it bumped her wages up to £400,000 annually.

The four-time PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year winner is one of England’s most exciting players.

She is sponsored by Nike.

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Lauren Hemp has established herself as an England regular
Hemp, with Usain Bolt, has made a name for herself outside of football

7. Alex Greenwood, £1.2million

A seasoned centre half for club and country, Greenwood’s consistency has seen her well-rewarded.

Her club, Man City are believed to pay her around £200,000-per-year.

Because of her status, Alex is now beginning to bring in more sponsors.

Garmin UK have just inked a deal with the defender.

Dependable Alex Greenwood is believed to be worth around £1.2m
Greenwood recently inked a sponsorship deal with Garmin UK

6. Keira Walsh £1.4 million

In 2022, Walsh became the most expensive women’s footballer ever when Barcelona signed her from Man City for £400,000.

It is believed the Catalans pay her an annual salary over £100,000.

As a Nike athlete, the 26-year-old will also be on a retainer with them.

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McDonald’s utilise her services for a fun day football sessions.

Keira Walsh is the world's most expensive footballer

5. Fran Kirby, £1.6million

Kirby is reportedly paid around £310,000 per year at Chelsea.

She is also sponsored by Visa and Nike, so is likely to be on handsome deals with them.

The forward, 30, is the Blues all-time top scorer with 103 goals.

She is a two-time recipient of the PFA Women’s Players’ Player of the Year, in 2017 and 2021.

Fran Kirby is the Chelsea all-time scorer and a star for England
Kirby attends an F1 race with pal and teammate Beth Mead

4. Lauren James, £1.8million

A rising star in the women’s game, Lauren isn’t even close to brother Reece James when it come to pay days.

But, it was reported she makes around £350,000-per-year at Chelsea.

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Brands including Nike, Google Pixel, Optimum Nutrition, Barclays, and Sure all believe in her.

At just 22, Lauren is the future of the game.

Lauren James is the future of the English women's team

3. Chloe Kelly, £2.3million

The Man City forward, 25, became a cult hero after firing England to victory against the Germans in the Euro 2022 final.

Her brilliant and empowering celebration made her perfect fodder for sponsors, with Land Rover reportedly tying her up to a deal worth around £1.5million, and she posed for Calvin Klein.

It is not widely known how much she earns with her club.

However, the average base salary for a Man City player is £75,000.

Chloe Kelly has become an icon of the Lionesses
Kelly posed for a Calvin Klein photoshoot

2. Lucy Bronze, £3.5million

Lucy, 32, has been an established star of the women’s game for several years.

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Currently starring at Barcelona, it was at Lyon the accolades kept pouring in.

She was named UEFA Women’s Player of the Year for 2018/19, the first defender to claim the award, The Best FIFA Women’s Player in 2020 and won the UEFA Women’s Champions League in all three of her Lyon seasons.

Over the course of her career, she struck deals Pepsi, EE and Visa.

Lucy Bronze is a stalwart for club and country
Bronze plays for Barcelona, where she drives a Cupra Formentor priced from £31k

1. Leah Williamson, £4million

Off the pitch, Arsenal star Leah is a pop culture icon.

The captain of the Euro 2022 may have faced time out of the game with an ACL injury, but she’s been big business.

Her bank balance has been boosted by deals with Gucci, Nike and Pepsi.

While, the 26-year-old is said to earn around £150,000-per-year.

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Leah Williamson led her country to glory at the Euros 2022
Williamson has become a regular on the red carpet and in fashion circles
Arsenal got Leah to model their new kit at a launch

Source: The Sun

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