Karen Carney's Net Worth, Biography, Earnings & more – Karen Julia Carney MBE born on 1 August 1987, is an English sports journalist and former professional footballer who played as a winger and midfielder.
Karen Carney has been a regular broadcaster for live football on Sky Sports, ITV, and Amazon Prime, including Women's Super League and men's Premier League matches since 2019. She is also a sports columnist for BBC Sport, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Television, and The Guardian.
Karen Carney began her career at Birmingham City and was named FA Young Player of the Year twice in 2005 and 2006. After signing for Arsenal, she enjoyed great success during the season. 2006-07 when winning the UEFA Women's Cup and three national titles: FA Women's Premier League, FA Women's Cup, and FA Women's Premier League Cup.
After two seasons playing for the Chicago Red Stars in the US Women's Professional Soccer League (WPS), Karen Carney joined Birmingham City from 2011 to 2015. Karen Carney ended her career with Chelsea, where she was named the winner, of Women's Player of the Year 2016 and captain of the club's 2017-18 FA Women's Cup title. She retired in July 2019.
Karen Carney made her senior international debut for England in 2005. She has represented England at four FIFA Women's World Cups (2007, 2011, 2015, and 2019) and four Ball Championships, UEFA Women's Soccer (2005, 2009, 2013, and 2017). At the time of her retirement, she was the second most capped England player with 144 appearances, although this was surpassed by Jill Scott. She also represented Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
In 2015, Karen Carney was inducted into the Birmingham City Hall of Fame, and in 2021 she was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame. In 2017, she was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her contributions to football.
Karen Carney joined Birmingham City Ladies at the age of 11 and played at various ages for the club alongside Eniola Aluko and Laura Bassett. She made her first-team debut for Birmingham City in the domestic FA Women's Premier League against Fulham Ladies at the age of 14. She won the FA Young Player of the Year award in 2005 and 2006.
Karen Carney joined Arsenal Ladies on 13 July 2006, and played a key role in the team that won four major titles in the 2006/07 season: FA Women's Premier League, FA Women's Cup, FA Women's Premier League Cup, and UEFA Women's Cup.
She made 21 Premier League appearances in her first season and scored 10 goals. In all competitions, she made 36 appearances and scored 13 goals. The following season, Karen Carney took on a larger role at Arsenal. She has made 20 Premier League appearances and scored 10 goals.
Following the announcement of a new pro league in the United States, Karen Carney was selected by the Chicago Red Stars in the third round (19th overall) of the 2008 WPS International Draft. The Red Stars signed Karen Carney for the first time on January 27, 2009. It was confirmed by Arsenal the next day. She joins head coach Emma Hayes, who was Arsenal's first-team assistant coach.
After the Chicago Red Stars disbanded prior to the 2011 season, Karen Carney re-signed with Birmingham City. In the 2011 FA WSL, she started all 13 games and scored three goals to help the club finish in second place. In the 4-0 win over Bristol City, Karen Carney scored a brace. She scored the winning goal in a 2–1 win over Arsenal on April 28.
In December 2015, Karen Carney left Birmingham for the second time in her career, moving to FA champions WSL Chelsea on a two-year contract. She has been described as “world-class” by Chelsea manager Emma Hayes, who previously worked with Karen Carney at Arsenal and the Chicago Red Stars.
Karen Carney made her national team debut in England's 4-1 win over Italy in 2005, coming off the bench to score England's fourth goal. She is the youngest player to make a senior debut during Hope Powell's tenure as England's manager. That same year, she was an integral part of the UEFA Women's Euro 2005 squad and scored the winning last-minute goal in a 3-2 win over Finland, which attracted significant media attention.
Karen Carney was named in the England squad for the 2019 World Cup and made his 141st cap in England's first game against Scotland. On July 5, 2019, Karen Carney announced that she would retire after the World Cup third-place final against Sweden. She lost the match 2-1, and the match saw Ellen White's goal disallowed for handball.
Karen Carney was assigned the number 160 when the FA announced their successor to the 50th anniversary of the England international's inauguration. In June 2012, Karen Carney was named in England's 18-man squad for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She played in all four as Great Britain was beaten 2-0 by Canada in the last eight.
Karen Carney was originally from Birmingham and was born in Hall Green and attended St. Ambrose Barlow and St. Peter's RC, Solihull. When asked about her background and vision in June 2019, she said: “I'm from Birmingham: my mum works at Sainsbury's, my dad is a fire-fighter. We keep it real. We know who we are. I don't need a Bentley; I don't need a Rolex”
Karen Carney received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport from Loughborough University with a major in Sports Psychology and Physiology. Her thesis is on “The impact of caffeine on repeated sprint performance in elite female football”.
In 2013, she graduated with a Master's degree in Sports Psychology from the University of Gloucestershire with a major in Performance Psychology. As of 2021, she is pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree at the James Lind Institute and graduating in October 2022.
Karen Carney was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in honor of the Year 2017 for her contributions to football. Karen Carney and Liesel Jolly co-created the “second half”; a program to support female players in their post-football careers. Karen Carney is a vegan and believes the diet has improved her physical and mental health.
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Karen Carney is said to have a net worth of $4 million despite her earning and actual net worth are not known.
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How much Karen Carney earns at the end of the month isn't known
Is Karen Carney a millionaire?
Yes, Karen Carney is a millionaire worth $4 million
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Karen Carney might own some properties but just hasn't made it public
How did Karen Carney make her money?
Karen Carney made her money through her football career and journalism career