1. Marta Vieira – $400,000 – Brazil
Marta Vieira began her soccer career when she was noticed by Helena Pacheco, a famous Brazilian female soccer coach when she was fourteen years old. Marta would play for numerous small clubs in order to gain experience until she finally played for Umea IK, a professional Swedish team, in 2004. Her exceptional abilities helped make her popular to Swedish audiences until she decided to play for the Los Angeles Sol in 2008, and the Western New York Flash in 2011. Marta’s greatest achievements would be for her home country as she helped Brazil win a silver medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics. You know that you’re a great soccer player when fans consider you the female version of Pele, one of the greatest soccer players who ever lived.