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The minimum wage in the world of football

The minimum wage in the world of football

Leftover we know that the world of football is not being oblivious to the crisis. Hires at zero cost, teams who can not afford, flight of talent abroad. The long recession affecting the Spanish company moved to the beautiful game, what, but nevertheless, still privileged few chinks. This is the case of the minimum wage (SMI). In a country that boasts one of the lowest in Europe with only SMI 645,40 euros (some 9034 Euro counting the extra payments), football seems to live another dimension.

Another dimension because in First Division (besides having a seven-hour workday maximum counting commitments and social obligations or advertising) the minimum wage is shoot 129.000 euros, 14 SMI times more than any worker. A high figure that if half is reduced in the case where the second charge 64.500 as a minimum, and that further shrinks in the Second Division B where the collective agreement just over 12.000 Minimum euros.

Beyond the minimum wage, professional footballer find other luxuries which has not yet been tijeretazo. You can not have longer concentrations 72 hours parties involving displacement or 36 if they play at home. You are entitled to half day of rest and not play official matches 23 Dec. 2 January due to Christmas holidays.

The particular footballing bubble shocked when compared with other countries or sports. Germany has no legislated minimum wage manner but in practice does not allow wages below 36.000 First and euro 24.000 on Monday or pay less 8,50 When players in the third category. Italy does not have SMI and there are up to ten players below 90.000 euros, something similar to what happens in England, where players competing for 20.000 pounds.

Football seems to live other past, as the years 70, where football is lived well at the Calderon.
Football seems to live other past, as the years 70, where football is lived well at the Calderon.

Cycling for example, a cyclist World Tour team must have a minimum wage of about 32.000 euros per year; that of a professional continental team (the second division), some 25.000, and a continental team (the second B), of 22.000 If you have raced before in professional and 12.000 euros per year if coming from the amateur field.

basketball, the minimum wage is 60.000 ACB euros for players over 25 years, but if you go down to 18 years, You can reach just charge 18.000 euros. In handball there are players who charge 900 monthly and futsal euro may even perceive 645 corresponding to any worker. Even tennis is not as luxurious as it looks. While it depends on the merits of each and obviously great players charge astronomical amounts suculantes, a 200 the world 2014 credited revenues of 95.000 euros in the last 12 months, those who must travel and hotel discount plus spending on coaches.

Meanwhile, football seems to live another reality, even when?

Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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