The Lionesses of England will pocket £55,000 each if they win Euros – but the men would get £460,000
The Lionesses of England will each receive a £55,000 bonus if they win the Euros.
But that’s a tiny fraction of the £460,000 bonus the men would have taken had they won the 2020 title last summer.
Gareth Southgate’s side have been promised £300,000 for reaching the final.
In contrast, the Lionesses who play all six games receive £2,000 per game and will therefore pocket £67,000 in total if they win Sunday’s final.
They agreed their price with the FA before the start of the tournament.
Some would have described the figure as life changing as the pay gap is wider at club level.
The average Women’s Super League salary is £30,000 a year, a hundredth of the £3million some Premier League stars earn.
Women in Sport yesterday condemned the bonus gap saying: ‘Why shouldn’t we ask for equal price and equal pay? We already see this in tennis and cricket.
“It expresses and demonstrates the value that these teams bring to the sport.
“Increased investment is vital at all levels of women’s sport.
“For girls to achieve their aspirations, they need a place to do so on their doorstep.
“That should be the legacy of the Euros.”
Lionesses captain Leah Williamson, 25, supplements her income via deals with Gucci, Pepsi and Nike – and studies bookkeeping while playing for Arsenal.