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Gender pay gap in football

According to Forbes magazine, in 2020, the highest-paid female footballer in the world was Alex Morgan, with earnings of $4.6 million. In contrast, the highest-paid male footballer, Lionel Messi, had total earnings of $126 million, which is 27.4 times more than Morgan's.

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March 23, 2021

Forbes magazine published the earnings of the world’s highest-paid players in September 2020, including Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, with earnings of $126 million and $117 million, respectively. A month earlier, the same magazine revealed the world’s highest-paid athletes, including Alex Morgan, co-captain of the U.S. women’s national football team, with annual earnings of $4.6 million.

The income gap is significantly larger for male athletes compared to females, with Messi earning 27.4 times more than Morgan while pursuing the same profession.

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