England stars to pocket less than £220,000 each for WINNING World Cup in Russia
This is despite FIFA shelling out a staggering £28m in prize money to the winning team.
With boss Southgate in line to land £1.5m himself, it means the FA will take home £21.5m for themselves if England are crowned champions.
“England’s 23 players will share a £5m bonus pool between them for winning the World Cup”
In comparison, Brazil stars will get £750,000 each for winning the tournament, while tomorrow’s opponents Belgium would share a bonus pot of almost £10m despite the Belgian FA being one of the poorest
Southgate’s men have already shared a bonus pool of £1m for reaching the knockout stages following group wins over Tunisia and Panama.
This equates to £43,000 each but it is the miserly sum on offer for winning the ultimate competition in world sport that is the big surprise.
Harry Kane is England’s highest paid star with a new £200,000-a-week deal from Tottenham
Captain Harry Kane is the highest paid star in the squad having just signed a new deal at Tottenham worth £200,000-a-week.
Manchester City ace Raheem Sterling gets £180,000-a-week while team-mate Kyle Walker is not far behind on £150,000-a-week.
It means all three of them can earn more in a fortnight than what the FA are willing to give them for winning the World Cup and changing their lives forever.
If the FA allowed Southgate’s players to share the winning prize money of £28m it would see them bank £1.2m each instead of just £217,000.
At club level it would take the whole squad just 13 weeks between them to earn the whole £28m prize fund.
Back in 1966 when England won their one and only World Cup, captain Bobby Moore and his team-mates got a bonus of £1,000 each, which would be worth £17,700 today.