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Top 10 NFL Leading Scorers of All-time

American football is one of the most popular sports in United States. The game is widely played all over the country. National Football League (NFL) is the professional American football competition. The NFL footballers reach the highest level in football because of their tremendous hard working as well as their athletic ability with extraordinary competitiveness. It must be a great feeling for an American footballer to be on the top. Both mentally and physically, they had to stay strong and face the immense challenge. This popular American sports has produced so many legends over the years and some are notably famous for their style of play.

Today, Sporty Ghost have enlisted the Top 10 NFL Leading Scorers of All-time. All these names are very popular among the football loving Americans. So let’s find out something new about all these football legends.

Top 10 NFL Leading Scorers of All-time

10. Norm Johnson: 1,736

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The former American football placekicker, Norm Johnson played continuous 18 seasons in NFL. The NFL legend marked his step in different NFL teams throughout his long career. Teams like Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, and Pittsburgh Steelers are grateful to him for his enormous contribution. Norm Johnson finished his football career with 366 of 477 field goals (76%), which gave him a total 1,736 points.

In 2013, he ranked at no. 10 in the list of NFL leading scorers of all-time. During his tenure with the Seattle Seahawks, Johnson endured a nickname “Mr. Automatic. His famous 46-yard field goal in Steelars’ 27-17 Super Bowl loss to Dallas Cowboys was a memorable one.

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9. John Kasay: 1,970

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John Kasay is an American football kicker who is one of the most prolific figures in NFL. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks as a 1991 NFL fourth round draft. He held the record for most field goals in a single season which is 37, achieved in 1996 NFL season. Three years later, Olindo Mare broke his record by scoring 39 field goals. Again, the record was broken by Neil Rackers and later by David Akers.

John Kasay holds many records into his name as a placekicker. He ranks second for field goals made from 50+ yards. In 2009, Kasay hit the 400th field goal record. He is the no. 9 in our list of top 10 NFL leading scorers of all-time.

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8. Jason Elam: 1,983

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The former Denver Broncos placekicker, Jason Elam played a total 15 seasons for the Broncos while spent two with the Atlanta Falcons. With Denver Broncos, Elam has won two Super Bowl rings. He is also a three-time Pro Bowl selection. He is famous for the longest field goal in NFL history at 63 yards, while later, Matt Prater broke the record with a 64-yard field goal.

7. George Blanda: 2,002

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George Blanda spent more seasons in NFL than any other NFL player, having played 26 season in professional American football. At the time of his retirement, he was the leading scorer than anyone in the history. Before retiring in 1976 at the age of 48, he is the only two players in the NFL history to play in four different decades.

Blanda holds another record of being the most extra point kicker in NFL. George Blanda is a very familiar figure in the NFL hall of fame. The list of top 10 NFL leading scorers of all-time will be truly incomplete without George Blanda.

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6. Matt Stover: 2,004

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The Greek descent, Matt Stover was one of the most accurate kickers in the history of National Football League. Stover played for the Cleveland Browns, the New York Giants, and the Baltimore Ravens. Indianapolis Colts signed him on 2009 as a replacement for the injured kicker Adam Vinatieri. Matt Stover spent his last days in football playing for Baltimore Ravens.

At the time of his retirement in 2011, Stover was the last remaining member of the Cleveland Browns still active in the National Football League. He was the fourth in NFL leading scorers of all-time at his retirement.

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5. John Carney: 2,062

John Carney played in NFL firstly as an undrafted free agent signed by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1987. He also played football for Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Diego Chargers, Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs and New York Giants. At the time of his release from New Orleans Saints in 2009, he was the third in NFL leading scorers of all-time list, with 2,044 points. He is the last remaining player from the 1980s who is still active in NFL. His service as a kicking consultant at Saints was widely admired among the fans.

4. Adam Vinatieri: 2,146

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Adam Vinatieri is a placekicker who plays for Indianapolis Colts in NFL. So far, Vinatieri has played five Super Bowl football tournaments in his career. He is the Super Bowl winner in 2001, 2003 and 2004 with the New England Patriots and in 2006 with the Indianapolis Colts. He holds the record of appearing in most Super Bowls (5) and winning the most Super Bowl rings (4) as a placekicker.

At the age of 42, Adam Vinatieri is still an active NFL player. He was nicknamed “Automatic Adam” for his accuracy in kicking the ball. He has scored several match winning field goals in the NFL history. Adam Vinatieri is at No. 4 in our list of top 10 NFL leading scorers of all-time.

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3. Jason Hanson: 2,150

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He spent his entire 21-year career playing for the Detroit Lions in NFL. The one-club man firstly drafted by the Lions in the 2nd round of the 1992 NFL draft. Hanson is the record holder of being the most game-player with one single team. Before he got retired in 2013, Hanson played over 296 games for the Lions.

In 2012, he broke another record of being with one team for most years (21). This longest tenured Lion scored a stunning 2,150 points during his whole career. He stays at no 3 in our NFL leading scorers’ list.

2. Gary Anderson: 2,434

Gary Anderson was the first NFL kicker to have a perfect regular season in 1998. He successfully made every field goal and every PAT during that season. He was a 1982 NFL draft by the Buffalo Bills as a placekicker. He also signed contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers where he spent 12 long seasons. In 1995-96 season, Gary Anderson signed with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Again next season, he moved to the San Francisco 49ers. He is particularly renowned for wearing a one-bar face mask throughout his football career. With 2,434 points, Gary Anderson is the 2nd among the NFL leading Scorers of all-time.

1. Morten Anderson: 2,544

He was nicknamed as “The Great Dane”. Morten Anderson holds the record of being the all-time leading scorer in NFL. He is also a highest point scorer for two different rival teams in NFL, New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons. Morten spent 13 seasons playing for the Saints, while for Falcons, he spent a combined eight seasons. The NFL kicker officially retired in 2008, holding several records in his hands.

He is the holder of following NFL records:

  • ●Most points in NFL: 2,544
    ● Most game played: 382
    ● Most field goals attempted: 709
    ● Most field goals: 565
    ● Most seasons with 75 or more points: 24
    ● Most consecutive games played by a placekicker: 248
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Top 10 Best Female Soccer Players of all time


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Soccer is a kind of sport, which always has been considered for the men only. Soccer is a game of power and agility, where men compete with other equally strong men. They are not even afraid to get all dirty for the game. Over the years, things have been changed and women have proven that they are nothing less than men when it comes to the sport of soccer. Women have shown their strength and skill to handle the game properly and get the football to the goal for a score. Some female footballers have established themselves as famous and popular sports figures among the fans.

As the Women football world cup is going on, we have made a list of top 10 best female soccer players in the world. Let’s take a look at the list and give us your valuable opinion regarding top 10 best female soccer players of all time.

10 Best Female Soccer Players of all time:

10. Michelle Akers

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The former leading American soccer player, Michelle Akers was the most important players for United States during the 1991 and 1999 Women’s world cup victory of USA. Between 1985-1990, Akers scored 15 goals in just 24 matches for USA national team. In the 1991 season, she also scored a record 39 goals in 26 games. 1991 was truly a golden year in her career as she was awarded the Golden boot with top score of 10 goals in 1991 Women’s world cup in China. Her name is inducted at the 10th place in our list of top 10 best female soccer players of all time.

Michelle Akers was named as the FIFA Female Player of the Century and her name is also inducted in the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Finally, she retired from the international football before the 2000 Summer Olympics. She is the second all-time leading goal scorers for US national team with 105 goals in her 153 appearances. She also made 37 assists and 247 points for the United States.


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9. Homare Sawa

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Homare Sawa is the former captain of the Japan women’s national soccer team. Currently, she plays for INAC Kobe Leonessa in the Nadeshiko League Division 1 besides Japanese national team. The attacking mid-fielder led her team to win the Gold medal at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup and also won silver at 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She makes her place at no 9 in our list of top 10 best female soccer players of all time.

Last year, Japan won the 2014 AFC Women’s Asian Cup with her incredible help with the team. Sawa scored 6 goals for INAC Kobe Leonessa in her 33 appearances for the club since 2011. She has also flourished her international football career by scoring 83 goals in 200 appearances since 1993. She is one of the most prolific female soccer player in the history of Japanese football.

8. Birgit Prinz

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Birgit Prinz is a former German professional soccer player who played for 1. FFC Frankfurt besides her national team. She is considered as one of the most successful strikers in the history of German football.she grabs the second position at all-time leading top scorers in the FIFA Women’s World Cup with 14 goals (First is now Brazil’s Marta). Birgit Prinz was awarded the FIFA Player of the year in 2003, 2004 and 2005. She got retired from football on 12 August 2011.

Prinz has participated in five FIFA Women’s World Cups and four summer Olympics scoring a total 24 goals in 43 matches. During the 2003-2011, she scored a total of 136 goals in 114 caps for her club 1. FFC Frankfurt. She also scored 128 goals in 214 games for her national sides from 1994-2011. She is considered as one of the top female soccer players in the world.

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7. Kristine Lilly

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Kristine Lilly is a retired American female soccer player who played as a midfielder for her side. She was the most remarkable player for Boston Breakers in Women Professional Soccer league. Kristine Lilly played soccer for her national side for 24 long years and marked her name as the most capped soccer player for the United States national soccer team. We have considered her for the no. 7 place in our list of top 10 best female soccer players of all time.

She took part in five FIFA Women’s World Cups and won the world titles twice in 1996 and 2004. She appeared in a record 352 matches for the United States with 130 goals in her career. Kristine Lilly used to wear the number 13 jersey in her national team, which is currently wore by Alex Morgan.

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6. Nadine Angerer

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The recently retired German professional football goalkeeper, Nadine Angerer was the captain of the German National team. Last year on 13 January, Nadine was awarded FIFA World Player of the Year. She is the first soccer goalkeeper, male or female, to win this prestigious award from FIFA.

Nadine Angerer made her international debut in August 1996, in a match against the Netherlands. Nadine didn’t concede a single goal at 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup, setting a record for most consecutive minutes played without conceding a single goal in the history of world cup for 540 minutes. She was named the best goalkeeper in the 2007 FIFA Women’s World cup. Her name is considered for the no. 6th place in the list of top 10 best female soccer players of all time.

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5. Sydney Leroux

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Sydney Leroux is a Canadian-born American professional female soccer player. Besides her national team, she also plays for Western New York Flash in the National Women’s Soccer League. At early ages, she represented Canada at various youth levels. Then she chose to play for the US Women’s national under-20 football team in 2008. She has been a regular member of United States national soccer team since 2012. Sydney Leroux won the gold medal for the national team in 2012 London Olympics.

She has scored 35 goals in 72 matches for her national side. Leroux has played for many different clubs in NWSL in US. For Seattle Reign FC, she scored 5 goals wearing 22 caps and for the Boston Breakers, she scored 11 goals in her 19 appearances. She is one of the best young potentials for the United States national soccer team.

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4. Abby Wambach

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The two-time Olympic gold medalist, Abby Wambach is an American professional soccer player, who was named as the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2012. She has been playing for the national side since 2001. The forward is currently the all-time top goal scorer for the United States with 183 goals in 244 international appearances. At the club level, she also played for Washington Freedom, magic Jack and the Western New York Flash. She is currently in a contract with Seattle Reign FC, although she doesn’t plan to play in 2015 due the preparation for 2015 FIFA Women’s world cup.

She is the six-time winner of the US Soccer athlete of the Year and better known for scoring goals with diving header. The 2012 FIFA Women Soccer player of the Year was awarded to her and she became the first American woman to win that award in last ten years. Abby Wambach is one of the key players for US team in 2015 Women football world cup.

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3. Marta

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Marta da Silva is a famous Brazilian soccer player, who also plays for the Swedish club FC Rosengård. Marta was awarded the FIFA World female player of the year for five consecutive years between 2006-2010. Her name has been selected for the no. 3 place in our list of top 10 best female soccer players of all time. 2007 FIFA women’s world cup was quite significant for her as she won the Golden Ball and Golden Boot in that soccer competition. She was the top scorer with seven goals and made numerous assists.

Marta scored a total 93 goals in her 94 appearances for the Brazil national team. For her current club FC Rosengård, so far she has scored 10 goals in 16 matches in 2014 season. She is one of the vital strength for Brazil in this 2015 Women’s world cup.

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2. Hope Solo

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Hope Solo is an American soccer team goalkeeper and won two-times Olympic gold medals for the United States national team cialis a vendre montreal. She is the regular goalkeeper for the US national side since 2000. She is regarded as one of the best female goalkeeper in the world. Hope Solo is currently holding the US record for the most career shutouts. She has played club football for various teams such as Atlanta Beat, magic Jack, Seattle sounders women and currently in the Seattle Reign.

Her exceptional skill in goalkeeping was unleashed in 2011 FIFA Women’s world cup, while US defeated Brazil in the quarter-final penalty shoot-outs. Solo was awarded the Golden gloves in that tournament for her incredible performance. She stood at no. 2 in our list of top 10 best female soccer players of all time.

1. Alex Morgan

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Alex Morgan is a professional American soccer player, who plays as a striker for the United States female soccer team. Currently, she plays for the Portland Thorns FC, besides her national sides and we consider her as the best female soccer player of all time. Morgan represented the US national team at 2011 FIFA Women’s world cup only at 22 years of age, being the youngest ever for the national side. She scored the match-winning goal in 2012 London Summer Olympics, where they beat Canada to reach the final.

Alex Morgan has played a total 85 games for her national side and scored 51 goals. As in club career, she scored 14 times in 33 appearances for the Portland Thorns FC. 2012 was a remarkable season for Alex Morgan as her 28 goals and 21 stunning assists which makes her the sixth youngest US player to score 20 goals in a single calendar year. Subsequently, her name was inducted as the US Soccer Female Athlete of the Year 2012 and FIFA Player of the Year. She is indeed the best female soccer player in the modern era of football. In our list, Alex Morgan is the no. 1 best soccer player in the world.

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5 Potential replacements of Xavi in Barcelona

Xavi Hernandez has recently left Barcelona to join the Qatari football club, Al Sadd SC. He may leave, but the legacy he left behind in Nou Camp, will last for generations. Xavi was the most decorated player for Barcelona. He signed off in a best possible way, by lifting the Champions League title in Berlin in a great passion. With Xavi’s absence in the heart of the Barcelona’s midfield, an enormous void was created for the Catalans. Barcelona need to fill the blank immediately, but to suggest that player would be a direct replacement for Xavi Hernandez, is pushing it somewhat.

We have looked over five players who might step into Xavi’s shoes. Barcelona would be planning to organize the midfield in such a manner that would definitely suit for a Champions league winner. So, Let’s have a look-

5 potential replacements of Xavi in Barcelona:

1. Denis Suarez

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Denis Suarez has really found his feet in La Liga for Sevilla over the past 12 months in the last season. He was sent on loan to play in Sevilla as a part of the deal that brought Ivan Rakitic to Nou Camp. Suarez proved himself as a great attacking midfielder back in Andalusia. But the loan contract still to go on for another year and it would not be easy for Barcelona to bring him back. However, it is not impossible for a club like Barcelona.

The Catalans has already built up a healthy relationship with Sevilla, signing Aleix Vidal in the most recent time from Sevilla. Denis Suarez has the potential to become successful in Barca, much like Gerard Deulofeu, who was given much the same opportunities. He could be a better replacement for Xavi, as during his time with Barcelona B,he used to take the midfield responsibility quite successfully.

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2. Paul Pogba

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Paul Pogba, the French midfielder appears the most likely to be signed by Barcelona this summer. Already some initiatives are taken to grab this Juve at personal and club level. Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said,

“it is true that Paul Pogba is one of the leading targets of ours and obviously we are interested to bring him at the Nou Camp. But, I cann’t say anything more right now.”

Pogba would make a real change of direction in the midfield for the Barcelona. He would be a more powerful midfielder than the ‘conductor’ Xavi has been. Landing the ex-Manchester United man would cost Barcelona more or less around €80 million and the midfielder is just waiting for the green signal.

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3. Isco

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If Barcelona are interested in Real Madrid midfieder Isco, firstly, they have to arrange a third party to have Isco signed for them before he move onto Barca. It’s a matter of just a few months. There is absolutely no chance that Florentino Perez would sanction a move to Real Madrid’s greatest rivals.

Although, Isco would be significantly cheaper than Pogba, there are unlikely to be too many supporters fussed about Isco previously having plied his trade at the Santiago Bernabeu if there was a chance of signing him to Barcelona. It doesn’t need to be a researcher say that Isco is the right man, at right place, at right age.

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4. Marco Reus

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Barcelona have been considered a potential destination for Marco Reus for some while, but prefers to remain as a Borussia Dortmund midfielder. In February, Reus has made a new deal for the German club. So, any proposed deal would be difficult for him right now. Considering Reus’ adaptability, Barcelona may feel that he is player worth pursuing.

Marco Reus is an amazing footballer, who can play in any part of the ground and is comfortable in possession. He has a sense of sit and hold as well as pop off inch perfect passes and assists in. He is a high-class football performer. Barcelona have to dig deep to catch Marco Reus.

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5. Santi Cazorla

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Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla is the perfect guy, who knows many of the team well through his time with the Spanish National team. It is quite unclear what Arsene Wenger would make an approach from Barcelona’s offer. But, at 30, Santi Cazorla isn’t exactly the one for future. But, the Barcelona team always want to test waters. Barcelona are quite capable to bring out the class within the players. Let’s do them some experiment this summer. Hopefully, they will find a perfect replacement for Xavi in the midfield.

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Top 10 Highest Paid NHL Players

The National Hockey League (NHL) is a professional ice hockey competition in United States. NHL is one of the major professional sports leagues in Canada and United States. In the article of top 10 highest paid NHL players, we are about to present the top ice hockey players both in United States and Canada. The game of ice hockey is also widespread in European countries like Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Czech Republic, and the countries which have similar weather condition. Like baseball, basketball and American Football, NHL has a huge viewership all over the world. The NHL players earn a huge amount of salaries from the teams and their endorsements. They are not only known for their earnings, also famous for their incredible techniques with the hockey sticks.

Sporty Ghost team have took the initiative to enlist the top 10 highest paid NHL players. All these NHL players have various income sources and earn a substantial amount of money from endorsing big brands. So, let’s start the countdown-

Top 10 Highest Paid NHL Players:

10. Shea Weber

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Shea Weber is currently playing for the Nashville Predators in NHL. The 6 feet 4 inches, Weber plays at the defense position for his team. Shea Weber was drafted in 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators. He is also a regular member of Canadian National Ice Hockey team. Currently, Weber is attached to a 14 year-contract with the Nashville Predators, which will leave him as a free agent in 2026. His club contract is worth of total $110,000,000, which also includes the signing bonus of $68,000,000. He has a guaranteed income of $110,000,000 with an average annual salary of $7,857,143 till the end of the contract.

He currently earns $14,000,000 as a base salary from his team Nashville Predators. He has earned a total $7,857,143 in the last 2014/15 season of NHL, which put him at No. 10 place in the list of top 10 highest paid NHL players.

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9. Sidney Crosby

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Sidney Crosby is currently a Pittsburgh Penguins players at central position in NFL. The 5 feet 11 inches Crosby was drafted in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft and enrolled in Pittsburgh Penguins as the 1st overall. He is also a regular member of Canada National Ice Hockey team. He currently holds a 12 year-contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The contract will be valid till 2025. The signing is worth of a total $104,400,000, which remains his guaranteed income. In addition, Sidney Crosby earns an average yearly salary of $8,700,000 according to his contact. Currently, he is earning around $12,000,000 as a basic salary with his team. In the 2014/15 NHL season, he has earned an outstanding $8,700,000. The No. 9 in the list of top 10 highest paid NHL players is assigned to his name.

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8. Ryan Suter

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Ryan Suter plays at the defense position for the Minnesota Wild in National Hockey League. He is 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighed about 195 lbs. Ryan Suter was the 7th overall 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators. He is a current member of United States National Ice Hockey team. Ryan Suter has made a 13 year-contract with the Minnesota Wild after which he will be a free agent in 2025. The contract with the Minnesota Wild is valued a total $98,000,000. The contract also includes $25,000,000 as the signing bonus for Ryan.

He is the 8th highest paid NHL player in our list. The $98,000,000 remains his guaranteed income while the average annual salary is $7,538,462 till the contract ends. With the current team basic salary of $11,000,000, Ryan Suter ended the last season in NHL earning a stunning $7,538,462.

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7. Henrik Lundqvist

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The New York Rangers player Henrik Lundqvist plays at goaltender position and has earned him the no. 7 position in our list of top 10 highest paid NHL players. He is heighted about 6 feet 1 inch and weighted 185 lbs. New York Rangers drafted him in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft as the 205th overall. He is a regular member of Swedish national ice hockey team. He currently holds the 7 year-contract deal with the New York Rangers, which will be valid till 2021.

His signing with the New York Rangers is worth of $59,500,000, which also includes the signing bonus of $14,000,000. His guaranteed income remains $59,500,000 and the annual average salary is $8,500,000. His current team basic salary is $11,000,000. In the last NHL season, Henrik Lundqvist has earned a total $8,500,000, which made the one of the highest paid NHL players in 2014/15.

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6. Alex Ovechkin

Alex Ovechkin
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Alex Ovechkin is currently playing at the left wing position for the Washington Capitals in the NHL. The 6 feet 3 inched was drafted in 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals. He is an important part of the Russian national ice hockey team. He holds a 13-year contract with the Washington Capitals, which will leave him as a free agent in 2021. The signing with Washington Capitals is valued over $124,000,000, which is his current guaranteed income with the team.

Alex is earning an average annual salary of $9,538,462 and basic team salary of $10,000,000. In the 2014/15 NHL season, he has earned a total $9,538,462, which eventually placed him at No. 6 in our list of top 10 highest paid NHL players.

5. Pavel Datsyuk

Pavel Datsyuk
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Pavel Datsyuk is presently playing for the NHL team Detroit Red Wings as a forward. Pavel was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, which is 171st overall draft for the team. He is also a member of Russian national ice hockey team. Currently, Pavel Datsyuk is in a 3-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings, which will end in 2017.

His signing with the team is valued around $22,500,000. He is at No. 5 in our list of top 10 highest paid NHL players. The team offers him $10,000,000 as a basic salary. Pavel Datsyuk earns an annual average salary of $7,500,000 and he will be able to earn this until the contract ends. In 2014/15 season of NHL, he has earned a total $7,500,000 with the Detroit Red Wings.

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4. Claude Giroux

Claude Giroux
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Claude Giroux I currently playing for the Philadelphia Flyers in NHL. In the team he makes his spot at the right wing position. He is 5 feet and 11 inches taller and 172 lbs in weight. Claude Giroux was the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers. Besides his club, he also plays ice hockey for the Canadian national side. Currently, he is holding a 8-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers. According to this contract, he will be a free agent in 2022.

The Philadelphia contract is worth of a total $66,200,000 including the signing bonus of $9,000,000. The contract value has become his guaranteed income. Additionally, he has an average yearly salary of $8,275,000 till the end of this contract. The Philadelphia Flyers pay him $10,000,000 as a basic salary. With the earnings of $8,275,000 in the last season of NHL, Claude Giroux is at No. 4 in our list of top 10 highest paid NHL players.

3. Philip Kessel

Philip Kessel
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Philip Kessel is a right winger, who currently plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs in NHL. Kessel was drafted by the Boston Bruins as the 5th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He has signed a 8-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Besides his club, he is also a regular player of United States national ice hockey team. His deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs will be over in 2022, leaving him as a free agent.

His contact value is estimated a total of $64,000,000. The value also includes the signing bonus of $22,500,000, making him one of the highest paid NHL players in our list. Philip Kessel earns an annual salary of $8,000,000 according to the contract. The team is offering him $8,000,000 as a basic salary. In the last NHL season, he has earned the same amount of money.

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2. Evgeni Malkin

Evgeni Malkin
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The Russian national ice hockey player Evgeni Malkin currently plays for the NHL team Pittsurgh Penguins in the center position. Malkin is heighted over 6 feet and 3 inches and weighted 195 lbs. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He holds an 8-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins, which will be valid till 2022.

The contract he signed with the Pittsburgh is worth a total of $76,000,000, which also placed him at the 2nd spot in our list of top 10 highest paid NHL players. According to the signing, he also earns an average annual salary of $9,500,000. Evgeni Malkin has earned $9,500,000 in the 2014/15 season of NHL.

1. Eric Staal

Eric Staal
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Eric Staal is a Carolina Hurricanes player and is currently in the No. 1 in our list of top 10 highest paid NHL players. The 6 feet 4 inches and 205 lbs giant plays at the center position for his team. He also plays an important part for the Canadian National ice hockey team. Eric was drafted in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes, which made him the 2nd overall draft. He made a 7-year contract with his current team, which will leave him as a free agent in 2016.

The contract he signed is valued over $57,750,000, which is also his guaranteed income source. He has got an average annual salary $8,250,000 as per his signing with the team. He also earns a basic salary of $9,250,000 with a cap hit of $8,250,000 in the last NHL season.

All these players earn a great deal from their team salary. In addition, the brand endorsements also play a key role in boosting their bank accounts. For example, Sidney Crosby earns an amazing $4.5 million from his endorsements with Bell, Reebok, and Gatorade etc. So, truly, all of them are the proud members in the list of top 10 highest paid NHL players.

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Top 10 Hottest Soccer Players in the World 2016

Definitely football is that team game which requires good coordination among all the fellow teammates. Everyone need to perform accordingly. But rivalry among hottest soccer players regarding their fashion sense has become a common thing now a days. It’s just as common as like other fields of entertainment and sports. Media as well as people all over the world create this importance to the glamour factor. The modern age football players like to step on the field with hairstyles that can make them stand apart from other teammates.

Even some of the top names are seen every now and then joining events, photo shoots and programs, some of which can turn as renowned magazine cover as sexiest footballers in the world. Soccer, in particular, probably has seen most of these glamorous faces in past decades, where the names were not limited within their skill only but also for their attractive appearance.

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                Top 10 richest soccer stars in the world

Yes, you can say again, the most played sport is truly something much more than what we figured already. Arsenal player Theo Walcott prominently portrayed his hatred towards Van Persie for his drastic fashion sense. Theo named it ‘appalling clobber’ and also adds that, RVP was “Embarrassing.”

10 hottest soccer players:

I know, claiming someone from a specific field leaves some other else as hottest soccer players. But have you ever wondered who are actually the hottest footballers or you can say sexiest football players in the world 2016?

Here we’ve compiled a top 10 list of hottest soccer players in the world 2016. Obviously it’s very difficult to keep all of those preferable hottest footballers. So, hope, some of your own choices are enlisted too.

10. Xabi Alonso

Top 10 Hottest Soccer Players in the World 2016, Xabi Alonso
Xabi Alonso | image credit – Wikimedia/Rufus46

Xabier Alonso Olano, in short Xabi Alonso was long term famously known as the Real Madrid star and now he is with the German giants Bayern Munich. The 32-years old and yet hottest footballers is also playing for the Spanish National Football team. With his listed height of 1.83 meters, he usually plays as a midfielder for his teams. Xabi made 158 appearances and scored 4 goals from 2009 to 2014 for Real Madrid and also getting much better performance for Bayern now on. But these are not all we need to talk here about Xabi Alonso.

The Player of the year in 2003, is one of the best looking footballer among the Spanish footballers. His face is very common for some the renowned magazine covers in Europe and America too. Being one of the most earning football player in the world, Xabi has that handsome and beautiful appearance which can attract millions of his fans around the world. His sponsor deals are clear indication that he still makes the list of hottest soccer players in the world 2016.

09. Cesc Fabregas

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Cesc Fabregas | image credit – Wikimedia/Jsmith11

Another Spanish player, here at number nine in our list of sexiest soccer players in th2016. The central midfielder, Cesc Fabregas plays for Chelsea in the English Premier League alongside the National Football team of Spain. He was transferred to Arsenal from Barcelona’s youth academy at the age of 16 in September 2003 and returned to Barcelona for £35 million on 15 August 2011. In June 2014, he signed for €33 million transfer fee with Chelsea.

Fabregas is widely admired for his different look almost every season. People definitely love him as a young and skillful soccer player. Even he gets price for the look, he signed a sponsorship deal with Puma in 2011 and is the brand face of the PowerCat range of football boots by Puma. He also appeared in an international ad for the Puma Power-Cat 1. Fabregas is also an honorary ambassador of ‘Show Racism the Red Card‘ for an anti-racism campaign.

08. Ignazio Abate

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Ignazio Abate | image credit – Wikimedia/Олег Дубина

Ignazio Abate is a 28 year old footballer, born in Sant’Agata de’ Goti in Italy. The right back is also a member of the National team of Italy. He also currently plays for the club, Milan. His accomplishments are huge as a representative of both the national team and club football. Though he has not yet received any notable honor as a professional soccer player, Abate is admired for his skill and focus on the field.

He has a huge fan base all over the world, specifically in Italy. The rising star is definitely going to become fashion icon for the rest of his career. With a height of 1.80 meters, he is undoubtedly one of our fine pick of hottest soccer players in the world 2016.

07. Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud, sexiest soccer players
Olivier Giroud | image credit – Wikimedia/joshjdss

Olivier Giroud plays for the France National Football Team and English Premier League team Arsenal. The 28-year old striker was born in Chambéry, France. We’ve placed him at number seven in our list of top 10 hottest football players in 2016. He is listed as height of 1.92 meter. He was also named UNFP Ligue 2 Player of the Year in 2010 and achieved Ligue 2 Top Goal scorer in 2010.

The French fashion icon has a tattoo on his right arm from Psalm 23 in Latin. In 2013 Giroud stripped naked for Dieux du Stade. That time may be you can remember, a French charity calendar featuring naked sportsmen sold for charity. He also became the face of Hugo Boss and was voted as the ‘Hottest Premier League Player‘ in 2015. Though he admitted that he feels David Beckaham as an inspiration for the way he looks.

06. Sergio Ramos

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Sergio Ramos | image credit – Wikimedia/Дмитрий Неймырок

Sergio Ramos is a 28 year old footballer, born in Camas, Spain. He represents both the national team of Spain as well as plays in the position of defender for the club, Real Madrid. His accomplishments are huge as a representative of both the teams. As a player Real Madrid since 2005, he has scored 38 goals and for Spain it is 10. He obtained the honors as the La Liga Best Defender in 2014 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup Castrol Index Winner.

The Spaniard is undoubtedly a treat to the eyes with a height of 1.83 meters. He is quite something special for Madrid fans all over the world. Some of them may even believe him as sexiest football player in Real Madrid. Ramos entered a relationship with Pilar Rubio in September 2012.  As a popular game in his hometown, Ramos is a fan of Bullfighting.

05. Neymar

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Neymar | image credit – Wikimedia/Musa Raza

Neymar is a professional soccer player who represents the national team of Brazil. He is also a player on the Spanish club FC Barcelona. The 22 year old Brazilian winger is probably the next generation to replace the top two giant names Messi and Ronaldo in near future. At a very young age, Neymar has already made some amazing achievements and has shown great potential. He also the next generation fashion icon footballer and surely to be granted as one of the hottest soccer players in the world.

Apart from the many formal recognition of his great gameplay, he has been praised time again for his skill and technique. Since joining, it has been very rear for him not to create impact upon the team that he now leads. Neymar actively promotes Brazilian pop music off the field, Música sertaneja in particular. Probably you have even saw the video of dancing to a Michel Teló number in the Santos Locker room, which went viral at that time.

04. Gerard Piqué

Gerard Piqué, hottest football players
Gerard Piqué | image credit – Flickr/Paula RB

Gerard Piqué is a 27 year old professional soccer player, plays for the Catalan club Barcelona as well as the Spain National Football Team. As a center-back, his accomplishments are huge as a representative of both the national team and club he represents. Since joining back Barcelona, he has scored 12 goals in more than 170 matches. Pique was honored as the UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament in 2012 and La Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year in 2009.

At the same time, Pique has some more fans for his great look with a height of 1.92 meters. Since early 2010, Gerard Piqué has been in a relationship with Colombian singer Shakira. The couple have two sons, Milan and Sasha. Being the face of Mango’s men’s line HE for four consecutive campaign seasons, he surely proves his presence among the hottest soccer players in the world 2016.

03. Radamel Falcao

Radamel Falcao, hottest footballers
Radamel Falcao | image credit – youtube/Kelly Guzman

Radamel Falcao is a 28 year old footballer, who represents the national team of Columbia as well as English club Chelsea. He is sometimes nicknamed as the king of the European League. The Colombian striker was obtained the honors as the GQ Spain Sports man of the year in 2012, the Globe Best Footballer in 2012 and the Onze de Bronze in 2012.

More interestingly, Falcao is a second generation footballer, with his father having played professionally as as a defender in Colombia. With a height of 1.77 meters, he is counted as one of the sexiest football stars now a days in world football. Though his name derives from the 1980s Brazil, he prefers to use his middle name in interviews and he is partially of English descent.

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02. Mats Hummels

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Mats Hummels | image credit – Wikimedia/Pro2

Mats Julian Hummels is a German soccer player, who plays as a central defender for Borussia Dortmund and the German national team. In fact currently he is the captain in his German Bundesliga team. He came through the Bayern Munich youth academy before joining this club on loan in January 2008. He officially signed for Dortmund in February 2009 for €4 million. So far he has achieved two league titles and finished as runner up in the UEFA Champions League 2012-2013. And of course we shouldn’t forget the greatest of them all, winning the FIFA World Cup 2014 at Brazil.

Though the good looking Borrussia Dortmund defender is currently not having a good spell with his club. Anyway, Mats Hummels continues to attract the young lady football fans with his good looks and we consider him second in our list of hottest football players.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo, sexiest football players
Cristiano Ronaldo | image credit – youtube/Fcrok7TM

Here we find our final pick, top in the list of hottest soccer players in the world. This one name, surely you were definite about, even its position. The sexiest footballer in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo is a 29 year old professional footballer, who plays for the national team of Portugal as the captain and the richest football club Real Madrid. The arguably number one forward in the world bears the number 7 on his jersey. That’s another cause he is mostly popular by the CR7.

As a player of Real Madrid since 2009, in 176 matches, he has scored 197 goals. And for Portugal, in 118 matches since 2003, he has scored 52 goals. He has so far been awarded Three times FIFA Ballon d’Or, UEFA Best Player in Europe Award in 2013–14 and also the LFP Best Player in 2013–14.

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                 Cristiano Ronaldo net worth in 2016

With a height of 1.85 meters, Cristiano Ronaldo is considered to be the hottest, in fact fittest soccer player in the world. He gets a lot of attention from the fans from around the world who often give him more credit for his look, though his achievements are not left unconsidered. There are too many sponsor deals with the Portuguese striker, which eventually determines his craze outside the field is not less than with the ball on field. True sports fanatics are, however, can be trusted to keep the glamour balanced for such sexiest footballers in the world 2016.

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Top 10 Best Looking Female Soccer Players 2015

Soccer is the most popular game in the world of sport. It has around 3.5 billion fans worldwide and soccer is one of the main sources of entertainment to the mass people. Although the game is mostly dominated by the sensational male players, female soccer players are also gaining great popularity. All these best female soccer players are not just good looking but they all have a significant contribution to their respective teams.

They are frequently making sports headlines for their tremendous effort to the teams. Women’s football is slowly gaining world recognition and the best looking female soccer players are becoming popular day by day. Nowadays, there is a number of attractive female soccer players around the world, making football a game of beauty.

10 Best Looking Female Soccer Players 2015:

Today Sporty Ghost will present you the list of Top 10 best looking Female Soccer Players 2015. Guess, who is the best looking female soccer player? You just have to wait for a while and scroll down to see it.

All of them are highly talented footballers as well and are also known to be the hottest both on and off the pitch.

10. Amy Rodriguez, USA

Top 10 Best looking Female Soccer Players 2015, Amy Rodriguez
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Amy Rodriguez, the beautiful blonde is an American by nationality and currently plays for FC Kansas City in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) of United States. She is also a part of United States women’s national soccer team. She is better known for her speedy movements as her teammates nicknamed her ‘A Rod’.

In 2012 Olympic qualifying match between USA and Dominican Republic, Amy Rodriguez scored five goals, while the final score of the game being 14-0. Her outstanding performance set a record for goals scored in a single match by one player in Olympic qualifying history. She is also a gold medalist for the US team both in the 2012 London Olympics and 2008 Beijing Olympics.

9. Jonelle Filigno, Canada

25 years old Jonelle Filigno is a Canadian soccer player who also plays for Sky Blue FC in the National women’s soccer league. She won the Olympic bronze medal at London 2012 as a part of Canadian national soccer team.

She made her debut for the Canadian national team at the age of 17. Filigno played as a part of Canadian soccer team at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and 2011 FIFA Women’s world cup. The 2012 London Olympics was a memorable one for her as she scored the winning goal against England with a stunning volley from a corner kick. She is smart with her playing style and she is too good looking. We placed her at 9 in our list of top 10 best looking female soccer players 2015.

8. Ali Krieger, USA

Top 10 Best looking Female Soccer Players 2015, Ali Krieger
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Ali Krieger is primarily a defender who plays for United States Women’s national soccer team. She also plays football in NWSL for the Washington Spirit. She played an important part for her team in 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Ali played every minute of all six matches for United States in that world tournament.

Ali Krieger recovered from a serious knee injury in 2012 Olympic qualifying, but missed the chance to be selected for the 2012 London Olympic competition. She spent five years in German league playing for FFC Frankfurt from 2007 to 2012. Here she won the title of UEFA women’s champions’ league. She is well capable of making the game as beautiful as she is. She is a true beauty in soccer.

7. Nayeli Rangel, Mexico

She is a Mexican soccer beauty and plays as a midfielder in the Mexican National Team. In 2013, she joined the Sky Blue FC to play in the National Women’s Soccer League. She is considered to be one of the sharpest and talented midfielders in the women’s soccer world. She represents the Mexico team at the national level with dignity and pride. She is the sign of true Mexican beauty in the world football pitch.

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                     Top 10 most popular female footballers

6. Selina Wagner, Germany

Selina Wagner, the German best has proved that soccer is no different than ballet dancing due to her convoluted dancing style in the floor of football. With the elegance and grace, she is the fairest flower in the football. Her photo-shoot with famous Playboy magazine inspired other best looking female soccer players to follow her way. Selina is currently playing for the German national women’s team and at club level she plays for Vfl Wolfsburg. She is a true symbol of beauty and elegance in world football.

5. Sydney Leroux, USA

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Sydney Leroux is a Canadian-born soccer player, who is currently playing for the United States National Women’s football team. She won the 2012 Olympic gold medal as a part of American national team. She plays at the forward position for her team. She is also fluent at her club side the New York Flash in NWSL. Sydney represented Canada at various youth level. Then, in 2008 she made her mind to play for the United States women’s national side under-20 soccer team. Gradually, she developed her skill and placed in the US senior national team in 2012. She was an integral part of the US winning squad at 2012 London Olympics.

With her incredible appeal and hot figure, she is at no. 5 in our list of Top 10 best looking female soccer players 2015. She is playing soccer for US at the age of fifteen. In 2013 season, she also made her professional debut for the Boston Breakers in NWSL. The young beauty has enriched the game enough so far.

4. Lauren Sesselmann, Canada

Top 10 Best looking Female Soccer Players 2015, Lauren Sesselmann
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Lauren Sesselmann is an American-born soccer player, who is currently playing for Canadian National team. She plays as a defender for Houston Dash in the National Women’s Soccer League. The former forward and Olympic medalist is also a football trainer and producer of the Fitness DVD program ‘Fit as a Pro with Lauren Sesselmann‘. She acquired Canadian citizenship through her father in 2010 and soon called up to the Canadian National team for training camp.

She wore her first cap in 2011 as a starter against USA. She was also named to the 18-player list in the Canadian squad for 2011 Pan American Games. She helped the team to win the Gold medal in that tournament. In 2012 London Olympics, her splendid performance earned Canada a major gold medal. With such fame and beauty, she is indeed one of the beautiful athletes in the world.

3. Hope Solo, USA

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Hope Solo is a professional goalkeeper for the United States National Women Soccer team. She has been guarding the post since 2000. The two-time Olympic gold medalist started her professional football career playing for the Philadelphia Charge in the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA). Hope Solo also traveled Europe in order to play the top division football leagues in Sweden and France.

Hope Solo is regarded as one of the best female soccer goalkeepers in the world. She is the record holder for the most career shutouts for the United States team. This multi-talented soccer beauty appears to be a TV star too, acting in a TV series named ‘Dancing with the stars’. Besides, this American beauty is an efficient writer too.

2. Kaylyn Kyle, Canada

Top 10 Best looking Female Soccer Players 2015, Kaylyn Kyle
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The 27-year old, Kaylyn is a Canadian soccer player who plays as a midfielder. Currently, she is playing for the Portland Thorns FC in NWSL. She has also represented Canada on U-17 and U-20 football tournaments. Kyle appeared in the U-20 FIFA women’s world cup twice in her football career, in 2006 and 2008.

In 2011 Pan American Games, she was an integral part of the gold winning Canadian team which defeated Brazil. She won the bronze medal in 2012 London Olympics, playing a prominent role in the midfield all through the tournament. She is the golden girl for the Canadian team. The Canadian beauty may not be as popular as the Americans are, but she has gathered a lot in her. She has the potential to be the best in her dominating nature.

1. Alex Morgan, USA

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Alex Morgan is an American gold medalist and a very popular female athlete in the world. The forward is currently playing for the Portland Throns FC in National Women’s Soccer League in USA. She was first drafted in the 2011 WPS Draft by the Western New York Flash. She made the professional debut for them and ultimately won the league championship. In 2011 FIFA Women’s world cup, Alex Morgan appeared to be the youngest player playing at the age of 22.

The 2012 London Olympic would be quite a memorable one for her as she scored the winning goal in the 123rd minutes of the game against Canada. She is the youngest American player to score 20 goals in a single year, notably in 2012. Morgan was awarded the US Soccer Female Athlete of the Year.

She plays football with beauty and glamor. Alex Morgan always makes her appearance appealing. That’s why we chose her for the no. 1 spot in our list of top 10 best female soccer players, in fact the highest paid female soccer player in the world 2015.

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Hope Solo Net Worth 2015

Hope Solo, the sole hope for the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT), is widely regarded as the best goalkeeper in the national side. As a two-time Olympic gold medalist and 2011 FIFA World Cup Golden Glove award winner, she is the shining star in American soccer. Hope Solo has already made more shutouts than any other goalkeepers in the history of American soccer.

Now, the team is in the campaign of 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. With Hope Solo as their main goalie, the team are destined to win the title for third time since 1999.

Hope Solo net worth:

Hope Solo net worth in 2015: $2.5 Million
Hope Solo Salary in a year: $300,000
Source of income: Soccer
Position: Goalkeeper
Team: United States Women’s National Team
Current Club: Seattle Reign

Hope Solo has been the first choice goalkeeper for the United States since 2005. She has developed her goalkeeping skill to such a level that, no other will hardly achieve. She has a record number of clean sheets and incredibly went on 1,054 minutes without allowing a goal inside the net. Solo has achieved many prestigious awards all through her glorious career. All these awards added a sum to Hope Solo net worth. We have enlisted some of her prize money value here below-

Awards Names Earning:

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Hope Solo1 ; image credit – Wikipedia/Ampatent

FIFA Women’s World Cup Golden Glove: 2012 $208,333

FIFA Women’s World Cup Bronze ball: 2012 $156,250

FIFA Women’s World Cup All-Star Team: 2012 $142,857

Do Something Award – Athlete: 2013 $128,205

Hall of Game She’s Got Game Award: 2013 $108,696

Total money of these Awards: $744,341

Hope Solo net worth has been increasing over these years. As her popularity increases, Hope Solo salary increases simultaneously. The world sports market determines that considering the player’s gradual progress in sport. If we look at the increasements of Hope solo net worth from 2011 till now, we will see that the athlete has gathered a huge sum of money into her purse.

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                     Top 10 best female soccer players of all time

Hope Solo Soccer goalkeeper net worth in years (USD)

2011 – 1,282,051
2012 – 1,694,915
2013 – 2,083,333
2014 – 2,272,728
2015 – 2,500,000

Hope Solo is indeed a priceless asset for American soccer team since 2000. Although, the salary in women soccer is less as compared to men footballers like Cristiano Ronaldo and any other players from EPL, still we love Hope Solo and doubt an annual salary of $300,000 is still good enough. Where the average person income in United States is $40,000, Hope Solo earns 7 times more in a year.

Hope Solo Biography:

Full name: Hope Penut Solo
Date of Birth: 30 July, 1981 (age 33)
Birth Place: Richland, Washington, United States
Height: 5 ft 9 inch
Weight: 140 lbs (63.5 Kg)
Marital status: Married to Jerramy Stevens
Education: University of Washington
Zodiac sign: Leo
Autobiography: A Memoir of Hope

Hope Solo was selected as an alternative goalkeeper for the US Olympic team in 2004, but alas! She never made it on the pitch in Athens. But, she was never disappointed. The following year, Solo became the top goalkeeper in USWNT, giving her team numerous clean sheets over the years. Soon, she established herself as one of the prime members in US national team.

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Hope Solo2 ; image credit – Wikimedia/Anders Henrikson

Solo’s value was first realized when the head coach benched her during a semi-final match against Brazil in 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Subsequently, the US team lost the game and it was Hope Solo, who publicly announced the frustration, saying,

“It was a wrong decision and I think anybody that knows anything about the game knows that. I would have undoubtedly made those saves.”

In 2008, Solo was back on track and helped US Women’s soccer team win the gold medal at Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. She had a serious shoulder injury, which required surgery that time, but Solo refused and continued throughout the tournament. She also helped the team to become runner-up at 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, where she won the prestigious Golden Glove Award for her outstanding efforts.

At 2012 Summer Olympic in London, in front of around 80,300 soccer fans in Wembley Stadium-the largest soccer crowd in Olympic history-Hope Solo won her second consecutive gold medal for her team. A revengeful victory was achieved against Japan by 2-1. At the 82th minute of the game, Solo miraculously saved a powerful shot from Mana Iwabuchi, which could be resulted in a tie. During the match, she stopped a total 12 of the 13 shots she faced against the Japanese team.

She underwent her long-standing shoulder surgery in March 2013. The following year, Hope solo marked her name in the US record book for most career shutouts with 71, which was previously set by Brianna Scurry. She set a new record of 72 shutouts, in a friendly against Mexico that resulted in a 8-0 victory for the United States.

Also Read: Top 10 highest paid women soccer players in 2015

                     Top 10 most famous female soccer players of all time

Hope Solo endorsements and business deals:

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Hope Solo3 ; image credit – Wikimedia/Noah Salzman

A huge sum of money is added to her account every year through the endorsement deals with renowned brands. Hope Solo has signed endorsements and business deals with Simple Skincare. Seiko, BlackBerry, Nike, Ubisoft, Electronic Arts and Gatorade. In addition, she made a one-year contract with Bank of America in July 2011. In the same year, Hope Solo starred in a TV commercial of EA Sports in promoting FIFA 12. Along with her national teammate, Alex Morgan, she acted in another television advertisement which was promoting ESPN’s SportsCenter. In 2014, Hope Solo was featured in a promotional commercial for Western Union.

Hope Solo On Magazines:

Hope solo has been featured in numerous magazines like on the covers of Sports Illustrated, Fitness, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, TV Guide and Vogue. In 2011, her semi-nude appearance in the Body Issue of ESPN The Magazine, drew some controversies. Although she replied,

“I’m an athlete-that’s all I am. If a sex symbol is now a top female athlete, I think that’s pretty amazing.”

Hope Solo: The Philanthropist

As a representative of the Women’s Sports Foundation, Hope Solo has donated her time and money for the advancement the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity. She has appeared in numerous charity events to promote female soccer. In 2011, Hope Solo along with Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan went on a charitable campaign at the Chicago Marathon. She donated around $5,000.00 to the Seattle Humane Society.

Also read: Top 10 best looking female footballers in 2015

                    Top 10 list of highest paid female athletes

Personal life of Hope Solo:

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Hope Solo4 ; image credit – Wikimedia/Ampatent

Hope Solo is married to former American football player, Jerramy Stevens on 13 November, 2012. Stevens was arrested the day before wedding, accusing him for an assault, which left Solo injured. He was found innocent after the investigation and the pair got married the next day.

Hope Solo contact information:

Fan Mail Address:

Hope Solo
Pro Sport Communications
137 N. Larchmont
Suite 477
Los Angeles, CA 90004
USA
Hope Solo Address Information:

Pro Sport Communications
(Sports Management Company)
137 N. Larchmont
Suite 477
Los Angeles, CA 90004
USA
Phone: (232) 400-5835

Hope Solo has been a remarkable athlete for the United States. The glossy Hope Solo net worth in 2015, will be flourished more hopefully in the following seasons. Solo is now busy with her teammates in winning matches at 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. Let’s hope, Hope Solo would bring the title home.

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Top 10 Best Young Soccer Players to Dethrone Messi and Ronaldo

Soccer is the most popular sports in the world right now. Even the game has started getting full attention from the richest nation on Earth, United States. Surely we can predict, money is going to start flooding in. The current age soccer players are faster and more technically adept than before. Some of these new generation best young soccer players can also turn the game upside down with their amazing ability.

So far, the most recognizable faces of soccer are Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Undoubtedly these two players are the brilliant ambassadors of the game. But you can always expect some new talented players on their heels trying to nab the top spot, probably this another beautiful aspect of this particular sport.

10 Best Young Soccer Players to Dethrone Messi and Ronaldo:

Here we are looking through all over the soccer world to specifically find those best young soccer players to dethrone Messi and Ronaldo. Take a look, if these can project your own predictions.

10. Anthony Martial

Top 10 Best Young Soccer Players to Dethrone Messi and Ronaldo, Anthony Martial
Anthony Martial | image credit – Wikimedia/Fuguito

Anthony Martial is one of the new generation hot stars on the global soccer scene. The 19-yr-old French player who currently plays for the Premier League legends Manchester United. For the last two years, he was a player for the French soccer club, Monaco. Recently he was transferred to Manchester United for a whopping 36 million pounds.

Definitely that’s the highest transfer fee ever paid for a teenager. So far, his career in MANU has been great. He has scored 4 goals in 3 games, making himself worthy of every cent of his humongous transfer tab. More importantly the young star has already been compared to another French soccer icon, Thierry Henry.

09. Thomas Muller

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Thomas Muller | image credit – Wikimedia/Steindy

After the 2014 Brazil World Cup, Germans have made a new landmark for their soccer culture. They have reformed their presence with precision, exactness and meticulous nature. So, you can easily expect that the German center forward and striker Thomas Muller is surely be the next generation best attacking soccer players around the world.

Currently he is playing for the Bundesliga team Bayern Munich and also happens to be one of the main stars of the German national team. Even the FIFA World Cup can also make an incomparable height for the young star. He scored five goals during that tournament and ended up winning the Silver Boot for scoring the second most goals in the competition, 2014.

08. Robert Lewandowski

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Surely you’ve already heard this name so many times prior to the 2015-2016 world football season. Lewandowski is definitely that kind of creative striker, who is certainly going to establish himself as an elite player in global soccer. He is one of those superbly talented players is the big Polish striker and the captain of the Polish national soccer team, currently plays for the same German club as Muller, Bayern Munich.

His recent few months were truly phenomenal to make the headlines all over the world. Being a substitute in a Bayern game versus Wolfsburg, he scored five goals in nine minutes. Lewandowski made the record of fastest time scorer in the European League. The 27-yrs-old is a genuine pick in this short list of top 10 best young soccer players to dethrone Messi and Ronaldo.

07. Eden Hazard

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Eden Hazard | image credit – www.youtube.com

The Belgian soccer player, Eden Hazard is often compared to the greatest players to ever play the game of soccer, Diego Maradona of Argentina.

You can find your answer, why? His low center of gravity, dribbling skills and creativity on the ball all can resemble on the same point to describe. Hazard is just 24-yrs-old and he is a major player in his country’s national team and currently is an integral member of Chelsea football club (English premier league).

He helped Chelsea win the 2015 League Cup and Premier League. The Belgian professional was also named the PFA Player of the Year 2015. Though, this season, so far has not been enough fascinating for the best young soccer player. But the fact still remains that whenever he touches the ball, spectators always expect magic to happen.

06. Gareth Bale

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Gareth Bale | image credit – Wikimedia/Дмитрий Журавель

Well, surely it’s difficult to be on the same team with Ronaldo and still get your share of the headlines. The Welsh winger Gareth Bale, being the most expensive footballer on earth, has been able to do so from his remarkable transfer to Spanish giant club Real Madrid. He is well-known as spot kick specialist. Another comparison with Cristiano Ronaldo must come, his speed and wizardry down the flanks are just amazing to behold.

May be, you can think that the talent like this comes at a very high price, but also to agree as absolutely right. Bale was transferred from Tottenham Hotspur in the UK to Real Madrid for a fee of over 90 million Euros in September 2013. Currently receives $15 million a year as salary, not to mention all his endorsement deals.

05. Raheem Sterling

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Raheem Sterling | image credit – www.youtube.com

Now a time, the definition for young soccer player has changed to a new scale. Soccer stars are getting younger and younger. One of the top stars on the world scene is the 20-yr-old Raheem Sterling. Originally born in Jamaica, he was migrated to England at the age of 7. Sterling can be said as one of the most expected face in the English national team.

The young star primarily was playing with the popular English club Liverpool and now transferred to Manchester City for an astronomical transfer fee of 49 million Euros. He is an extremely talented winger and better known for his amazing speed and agility on the field.

04. Jesus Corona

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Jesus Corona | image credit – Wikimedia/MoviStar

Mexico has long been considered as one of the power house nations of soccer. Though the history of achieving tournament cups were never on their side. They never seem to be able to get over that elusive hump. But again, they bring another superb talent to challenge Messi and Cristiano who already famous as a dribbling wizard, Jesus Corona.

The crowd immediately gets excited when he just gets the ball. Undoubtedly he’s a brilliant technician to play with loads of passion. The 22-yrs-old currently plays for the Porto football club in Portugal. Personally, I should recommend you to keep your eyes on this brilliant young soccer player, maybe he is destined to be huge.

03. James Rodriguez

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James Rodriguez | image credit – Wikimedia/Danilo Borges

World cup always bring some new hero in front of the world spectators. 2014, Brazil World Cup was not an exception. It also brought some huge young football players on the global soccer scene. The handsome attacking player James Rodriguez of Colombia is surely to be one of those newly minted stars. Besides taking his team to the quarter-finals, he also won the Golden Boot title of the tournament by scoring six goals.

After the World Cup, it was confirmed that the Colombian is to be one of the top picks of upcoming season. Finally he completed an amazing transfer from Monaco in France to Real Madrid in Spain for 80 million Euros. Currently he is remarking his height on the same team side by side with Cristiano Ronaldo. He is quickly working his way to superstar status.

02. Paul Pogba

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We’ve already narrowed our list to the pick of our targets. Here we bring our second pick of best young soccer players to dethrone Messi and Ronaldo, Paul Pogba. When you are mentioning some of the brightest upcoming stars in soccer today, you definitely need to mention the young and extremely talented French player. You will definitely be surprised watching the tall player’s skills and accuracy of passes. He is one of the best midfield generals in the game today.

Currently he is playing for the Italian team Juventus and probably one of the main reasons that the club is experiencing such a remarkable resurgence. Previously Chelsea and Manchester City have to face a huge bidding war for his services. Finally he ended up staying with Juventus. Hopefully, in the next few years, he will be at the very top of the sport.

01. Neymar

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Neymar | image credit – www.youtube.com

At this point of our list article – top 10 best young soccer players to dethrone Messi and Ronaldo, we are going to describe on someone surely who already much more is known to you already. Neymar is the current soccer prodigies on the scene who is destined to be a super star for many more years to come. The 23-yrs-old has already been on the scene for several years as one of the top forwards and wingers in the world.

Neymar is the captain of the Brazilian national team and not much to say as he already one of the biggest stars of the most influential football club, Barcelona. His yearly salary is $31 million according to Forbes. He also has huge endorsement deals that earn him tons of cash every season. No surprise, Neymar might surpass Messi or Ronaldo in terms of popularity and influence in the years to come.