Chelsea and England defender Millie Bright has been at the forefront of football betting in recent years, as she’s enjoyed success on both the club and international stages.
The Blues have leaned heavily on Bright in their various sports betting triumphs – she was also a member of the England squad which made history at Euro 2022.
With an increasing profile, there is inevitably more interest in Bright’s life away from the pitch. On it, she has shown she is one of the best defenders of her generation.
Off it, Bright has not been at the forefront of media coverage quite like some of her teammates, so let’s a bit more about the former Doncaster Belles defender…
Millie Bright Net Worth & Salary Estimates
Mille Bright net worth is predicted to be between £1 million and £3 million.
Figures for women’s football salaries are not as widely known as their male counterparts, so there is limited overall financial information for players outside those with the biggest wages.
Chelsea are obviously one of the richest clubs on the planet, and have not been shy to hand out sizeable contracts.
It is still unclear exactly how much Bright is earning at the Blues, though she is bound to have accumulated some wealth since joining the Stamford Bridge outfit in 2015.
Bright will also have a number of endorsements and advertising deals that add to her playing income.
Who Is Millie Bright's Partner?
Millie Bright is currently in a relationship with Levi Crew, a performance coach, who claims to be ‘training everyday warriors like athletes to achieve optimal performance’ in his Instagram biography.
Bright frequently shares posts with Crew on her social media pages often from when they have taken a trip away together. It has been reported they have been in a relationship since 2020.
Before getting together with Crew, Bright was in a relationship with Jordan Bird.
Millie Bright Injury News
There has been uncertainty over Millie Bright’s availability for the 2023 Women's World Cup after injuring her knee against Lyon in the Champions League.
Bright is heading to Australia and New Zealand with the Lionesses, however, having been named in Sarina Wiegman’s squad in May.
A couple of weeks before the squad was announced, Chelsea manager Emma Hayes was very positive about Bright’s fitness.
"Millie's still on crutches. I think she'll be okay for this summer's World Cup but when you have surgery, the reality is she's had her knee cleaned out and sometimes you give or take a week or two.
"It might be a little bit earlier, it might be a little bit later, so I expect Millie to make the World Cup, but there's no guarantees of anything in life.
"I know she saw the surgeon a couple of days ago and they were really happy with it so I have no reason to believe she won't make it."
After naming Bright in her squad for the 2023 World Cup, Wiegman also seemed optimistic.
"She’s still building, we need a little bit more time but it looks good."
Bright sat out the Finalissima in April with Alex Greenwood getting the nod to start alongside Leah Williamson in central defence.
When Bright’s World Cup status was in doubt, Wiegman stated she has a ‘Plan B’ for if Bright isn’t fit enough.
Millie Bright Chelsea Career
Demoted with the Doncaster Belles, Millie Bright made the decision to move to Chelsea at the end of 2014. Just 21 years old at the time, Bright was a signing for the present and future.
She immediately became an important player for the Blues, however, making 14 appearances as Chelsea won the WSL title. Her teammates voted her Players’ Player of the Year.
Integral in an all-conquering Chelsea team, Bright was utilised as both a central defender and left-back, while occasionally chipping in with goal contributions.
Emma Hayes’ side collected league titles at a remarkable pace, and went all the way to the Champions League final in 2020-21.
Bright and Hayes have a close relationship, which is hardly surprising considering the success they have enjoyed together.
During post-match celebrations in May 2023, Bright said of Hayes, “Amazing, what more is there to say? She is the best for a reason.
“It’s why we keep winning every single year, we’re adaptable, we find ways to win, and we never settle for the year just gone. And next year we’re going to be even better.”
Bright has great experience working with both Hayes and Wiegman, and clearly enjoys their respective management styles.
“They’re really similar. I have a great relationship with Emma and again with Sarina. There’s no emotion in it. It’s about seeing happy players, happy people and wanting to get the best out of us as a team and vice versa.”
Wiegman’s England players have consistently praised her personable, but it is the analytical side which really appeals to Bright.
“She takes the emotion out of it. It’s analysing games and is more about what you do in that position as opposed to the individual.
“It’s never a comment to me directly, more as a footballer and what’s best for the team. We’re all very open and honest. To be in the best football environment you have to be like that.
“But they are not really difficult conversations, just analysis. If you want to get from A to B you have to go up another level. It’s not personal, it’s football.”
Millie Bright Honours
WSL – 2015, 2017-18, 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23
Women’s Cup – 2014-15, 2017-18, 2020-21, 2021-22
League Cup – 2019-20, 2020-21
Euros – 2022
Arnold Clark Cup – 2022, 2023
England Young Player of the Year – 2016
WSL Team of the Year – 2017-18, 2019-20, 2021-22
WSL Player of the Month – December 2019
FIFPro Women’s World11 – 2020, 2021
Arnold Clark Cup Golden Boot – 2022
Freedom of the City Of London