Harry Awurumibe, Abuja
The captain of France national women’s football team, Amandine Henry is the second highest earning player in the world.
Les Bleues star who plays her club football with Olympique Lyon Feminine 1 is in the list of top highest-paid female soccer players of 2019/2020 along with their annual income even as no Nigerian female footballer at home or abroad earns a fraction of the least of overseas players receive in their clubs.
Amandine Henry / France
Another highest-paid female football player around the world in 2019 is Amandine Chantal Henry, who was born on the 28th of September 1989. She is a French football player who plays as a defensive midfielder for Olympique Lyon and the French national team.
As a former women’s youth international who has played at all levels, Henry made her senior international debut in 2009. She has captained the national team since October 2017.
Henry, who earns an annual salary of €350,000, possesses a certain swagger of being honored with the Silver Ball at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. A part of her success story that is, one of her many accomplishments.
She stands as one of the female footballers and athletes in general with the most followers on social media. Henry signed a club contract with the French League 1 side Olympique Lyon.
Amandine Henry was as well-thought-out to be amid the most excellent players in Europe during the 2014/2015 season. During that same soccer season, she was consigned in the 2015 FIFA Women’s FIFPro World XI team.
Henry started playing football at the age of 5 and since there were no girls teams for such young players, like other professional football players (e.g., Megan Rapinoe), she played with boys until she was 13 years old.