While her earnings may not be on par with the top-ranked players in the world like Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, her impact both on and off the pitch has made her the highest-paid women’s football player in England.
Chloe Kelly, the 25-year-old forward from England, has emerged as one of the rising stars in the world of women’s football. Last year, Chloe Kelly etched her name in history by scoring the winning goal in the UEFA Women’s Euro final, securing England their first major trophy.
This breakthrough moment catapulted her into the spotlight and elevated her to new levels of fame. Her heroic performance on the pitch made her a national hero and a marketable star.
With the UEFA Women’s Euro triumph, Chloe Kelly’s popularity skyrocketed, and brands took notice. She was featured in a high-profile Calvin Klein campaign alongside the likes of Alex Morgan, adding to her off-field earnings. Such campaigns offer a glimpse into the lucrative sponsorship deals that have contributed to her net worth.
However, it is safe to assume that Kelly’s on-field earnings have seen a significant boost following her impressive performances for both club and country.
The Daily Mail reported that Chloe Kelly was on the verge of signing a lucrative deal with Land Rover, which could be worth up to £2 million.
This speaks volumes about her marketability and commercial appeal, as brands vie to associate themselves with the young football sensation.
Apart from her on-field prowess and commercial endorsements, Chloe Kelly’s social media presence also plays a crucial role in boosting her earnings.
According to a list by DailyBrit she holds the distinction of being the highest-paid lioness based on her Instagram following of 558,976.
With such a substantial following, Kelly can earn up to £3,500 per post and boasts an impressive engagement rate of 8.7%. Her social media presence and engagement levels make her a valuable asset for brands looking to reach a broader audience.
Forbes’ list of Women’s World Cup Highest-Paid Players for 2023 is heavily dominated by American players, thanks in part to a landmark collective bargaining deal with U.S. Soccer.
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In the list, Chloe Kelly stands out as 11th on the list joined by Ada Hegerberg, Sam Kerr, and Kelley O’Hara. She is also one of the few non-Americans and the only English player to break into the list, showcasing her growing influence in the football world.