The Spanish soccer team continues to make history in the 2023 Women’s World Cup held in Australia and New Zealand, after going to the final by beating Sweden (2-1). The players of the team led by Jorge Vilda arrive with confidence and all the recognition for their squad. In the previous matchup, Olga Carmona scored the winning goal, after Salma Paralluelo opened the scoring after coming off the bench. If in the match this Sunday, August 20 at 12:00 they beat England and are crowned champions of this World Cup, how much money will the players of the Spanish soccer team earn for winning this women’s tournament? And its star, Alexia Putellas: what will be her fortune if the team achieves glory?
The team led by Jorge Vilda can get their first star in the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. He would thus break his losing streak in this competition, after he did not make it past the group stage at the World Cup in Canada in 2015, and in France in 2019 he only reached the round of 16. Therefore, the Spanish players seek to lift the most ‘coveted’ Women’s World Cup in history. For this, they have Alexia Putellas, winner of two consecutive Ballon d’Ors, who has had successful seasons, which has made her one of the highest paid athletes in the world.
It was on July 20 when the ninth edition of this competition began, for which FIFA has taken a step forward, by allocating the largest amount of money distributed in prizes to date. In this way, it responds to what has been one of the main claims of the players and the federations, who demand conditions and economic remuneration at the level of the competition.
How much does the Spanish team earn if they win the World Cup?
The players of the Spanish team are unstoppable in the 2023 Women’s World Cup: they have passed over some of the best teams in the competition. Since they began their journey, the girls called up by Jorge Vilda have guaranteed a salary of 27,102 euros per game, an amount of money that has reached 270,000 euros when they reach the final. This is so because the economic compensation they will receive has tripled compared to the 2019 World Cup: in total, they will distribute 150 million dollars, ten times more than in the 2015 World Cup in Canada, according to 2playbook.
In the group stage, in which Spain played three games, the players earned 27,102 euros per game. Therefore, before reaching the round of 16, each one will receive 81,306 euros. In the next phase of the World Cup, the money allocated to the players’ salaries rose to double: a total of 54,200 euros were allocated per game.
The soccer players who reached the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup have a salary of 81,889 euros. The team that finishes the tournament in fourth place will have a salary of 149,000 euros and, the one that does so in third place, 162,200 euros. In the case of the finalists, an amount of 177,427 euros has been set, and 245,669 euros for those who are crowned world champions.
How much money does Alexia Putellas earn with the Women’s World Cup?
The Spanish have already gone down in the history of women’s football, but they can make their shadow even longer. This may be possible, to a large extent, thanks to Alexia Putellas, who preceded her second consecutive ‘The Best’ trophy, five months after winning her second Ballon d’Or. He comes from winning La Liga and the Spanish Cup, and from being a finalist in the Champions League with Barcelona.
And it is that Putellas is an essential pillar of Barça, as Messi was in his day. However, the two are separated by a salary gap that is still abysmal, despite the professionalization of women’s soccer. In the case of the Argentine, until his arrival at Inter Miami, his annual salary was 41 million euros: he earns about 797,000 euros per month, which translates into 114,000 euros per day. To this we must add his income from advertising or the millions of euros that he obtains for his publications on Instagram. According to ‘Forbes’, the Argentine was the highest paid athlete in the world between 2021 and 2022, ahead of LeBron James and Cristiano Ronaldo, with 130 million euros.
On the contrary, Alexia’s economic situation is very different, although she is the best paid in Spanish football. While the minimum salary set for the players in the first women’s soccer agreement approved in 2020 is 16,000 euros, for men it is 155,000 euros. For her part, the Catalan receives about 600,000 euros a year, an amount that increases thanks to advertising agreements and extras for objectives.