Mary Earps is a goalkeeper for England and Manchester United.
She was elevated to status of national hero in the summer of 2022 as an integral part of the Lionesses’ Euros-winning side. Interest in Earps’ career on the pitch and life away from it has soared since then.
Born in Nottingham, Earps’ ability between the sticks has made her an icon. Like many goalkeepers, she has a larger-than-life personality, making her all the more captivating.
Sarina Wiegman immediately placed faith in Earps, elevating her profile in the sport. Under the stewardship of Wiegman and a regular at Manchester United, Earps has consolidated her place among the best players at her position.
Let’s learn a bit more about England’s number one…
Mary Earps Net Worth & Salary Figures
Estimations of Mary Earps net worth range from £1 million up to £4 million.
Exact financial figures for the England goalkeeper are hard to come by. Salaries for female footballers are not as publicly known as their male counterparts.
Since becoming a factor in sports betting, however, Earps has represented a raft of clubs, including a spell of success in Germany with Wolfsburg and several seasons with Manchester United.
Even if exact figures at unknown, Earps is bound to have received a healthy salary for her club play.
Alongside her playing wage, Earps will also earn income through endorsement deals. She is a brand ambassador for Reusch and will have countless other opportunities to partner with brands.
Mary Earps Partner
There has been no reporting of Mary Earps being in a relationship. Unlike some footballers, she keeps most of her private life well away from social media.
It is bound to hit the headlines if Earps gets into a relationship in the coming years.
Mary Earps Speech
Mary Earps delivered a touching speech after receiving The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper award in February 2023.
Officially crowned as the best in her position in world football, Earps spoke eloquently about her journey from almost quitting football to being a European champion and a national hero.
“Thank you to everyone who voted for me. I feel really honoured to be holding this really heavy trophy.
“I just want to say thank you so much to my loved ones who have picked me up off the kitchen floor to be here today - not specifically tonight, but a few years ago.
“Thank you so much to all of my team-mates, without them this wouldn't be possible.
“The coaching staff at Man United and England, but particularly Ian Willcock and Darren Ward, who I'm pretty sure deserve a trophy of their own for putting up with me every single day, because that isn't easy.
“Sarina [Wiegman], I run out of words to say thanks to you for the opportunity you have given me to chase my wildest dreams and for believing in me the way you have.”
Earps ended with a motivational message to anyone struggling with their mental health.
“This is for anyone who has ever been in a dark place, just know that there's light at the end of the tunnel. Keep going, you can achieve anything you set your mind to.
“Sometimes success looks like this, collecting trophies, sometimes it's just waking up and putting one step in front of the other. There's only one of you in the world, and that's more than good enough. Be unapologetically yourself. Thank you everyone.”
After a speech which led to widespread praise on social media, Earps took the time to speak with the FA.
“[It feels] surreal. I don’t even have any words. I feel like I’ve done like 5000 interviews and just babbled on like a complete fool. So I’m just so thankful, so grateful.
“Thank you so much for your incredible support. For everyone who voted for me and put me in this position. I’m so, so thankful and long may it continue. Hopefully, we can go on and make some more incredible memories together.”
Mary Earps was the third-choice goalkeeper for the 2019 World Cup, and was dropped altogether by then-England manager Phil Neville.
Before Sarina Wiegman rescued Earps’ England career, she was cast aside by the national team, and felt she was not going to pull on a Lionesses jersey again.
Earps said, “I was very much of the thinking that: ‘Yeah, this is probably the end of the international road’. I never expected anything more. I didn’t feel entitled to anything.”
It was a time when quitting the sport was a real option for Earps, such were the pressures of normal life. She was not known by most browsing the betting on football pages.
“I never thought I’d be in a squad for a major tournament again, let alone start a final. I can remember the days of feeling really low. I got to a point where I felt I’d reached my limit.
“I’d given football a good go but I wasn’t quite good enough. I had responsibilities, a mortgage and it wasn’t quite adding up.”
Neville’s departure and the decision to hire Wiegman altered the path Earps was on.
“Eventually I decided to give playing another couple of years. Then Sarina came in as England manager and my life changed completely.
“I felt she really understood me, believed in me and had real empathy for me as a human being. That’s not something I’d experienced a lot in football.”
Earps had viable options outside of sport, largely down to her fixation with business. Under Wiegman, and impressing at Manchester United, though, it became clear that she did not need to worry about a career change for a while.
A desire to learn from every performance, paired with meticulous planning and an attention for detail, saw Earps become an integral figure as England won their first major silverware (men or women) since 1966.
The England number one has enjoyed a spectacular rise to the top. She is already focus on her next task: “I want to make goalkeeping cool.”
Mary Earps Career Honours
Frauen-Bundesliga – 2018-19
DFB-Pokal – 2018-19
Euros – 2022
Finalissima – 2023
SheBelieves Cup – 2019
Arnold Clark Cup – 2022, 2023
The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper – 2022
FA WSL Team of the Year – 2016-17
Euros Team of the Tournament – 2022
Freedom of the City Of London
Women’s Super League Golden Glove – 2022-23