Phil Foden

17 November 2022 - 6:37 PM



Man City top FIFA payments table in $200 million World Cup redistribution bonanza, but is it enough?

  • Every World Cup since 2010 FIFA has made payments to football clubs globally to recognise the use of their players.
  • A total of $209 million will be allocated to clubs for World Cup 2022, which kicks off Sunday.
  • Off The Pitch has analysed data relating to the 831 players taking part and which clubs will benefit most from the first round payments – around 70 per cent of the total available.
  • Why it matters: FIFA will earn around $5 billion from the World Cup, which it distributes mostly to national federations, but clubs are also starting to see some benefit.
  • The perspective: The $5 million earned by the top earning club at World Cup 2018 paid its wage bill for just four days. Are clubs getting a fair share?

Analysis by Off The Pitch shows that reigning EPL champions Manchester City top the list of teams who will benefit from the first $146 million FIFA has allocated to clubs for allowing their players to compete at the World Cup.

In total $209 million has been set aside for clubs, with approximately $10,000 to be received for each one of the days the relevant player

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