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Megan Rapinoe net worth revealed after announcing retirement from football

Joe Adams

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Megan Rapinoe net worth revealed after announcing retirement from football

Megan Rapinoe's net worth has been revealed after announcing her retirement from football in July.

Rapinoe will officially hang up her boots on October 15 after playing out the National Women’s Soccer League season with her club, OL Reign.

However, last week the 38-year-old played her last ever game at international level, bowing out by missing a decisive spot-kick during her side's penalty shootout defeat to Sweden. Rapinoe had confirmed before the tournament that this summer's World Cup would be her last, 17 years after she made her debut for the United States national team.

The defeat to Sweden meant the USA failed to reach the final three of the World Cup for the first time in their history.

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Speaking after the game on Sunday, Rapinoe labelled the moment a "sick joke", but admitted she still felt grateful to be a part of the tournament.

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"I’m really happy for us that we went out like that, playing the way we did [against Sweden], having a ton of joy on the ball,” she told Fox Sports.

“This is like a sick joke for me personally, this is a dark comedy that I missed a penalty. This is the balance to the beautiful side of the game.”

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But despite Rapinoe's disappointment, the Ballon d'Or winner won't be short of cash after hanging up her boots.

That's according to Celebrity Net Worth, who have claimed she has a net worth of $5 million (£3.92million).

The former Olympique Lyon winger ranked 19th on Forbes’ highest-paid female athletes in the world as of 2022, taking home roughly $5.7 million (£4.47million) that year.

Meanwhile, Spanish outlet Marca (via Essentially Sports) have claimed that she rakes in about $250,000 (£196,000) each season, with the USWNT star set for a comfortable retirement.

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During her career, Rapinoe was outspoken on a number of of social issues including LGBTQ+ rights, racial inequality, voter rights, and gender and pay equity.

Announcing her retirement in July, Rapinoe said: “I’ve been able to have such an incredible career, and this game has brought me all over the world and allowed me to meet so many amazing people.

“I feel incredibly grateful to have played as long as I have, to be as successful as we’ve been, and to have been a part of a generation of players who undoubtedly left the game better than they found it. To be able to play one last World Cup and one last NWSL season and go out on my own terms is incredibly special."

Featured Image Credit: Getty & Megan Rapinoe's Instagram

Topics: Megan Rapinoe, Womens World Cup, Womens Football

Joe Adams
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