- Sep 1, 2017
I maybe wrong but I believe it's only the England men's team who don't get appearance fees playing for England (it goes direct to an FA charity), but let's put this in context,As i've said i don't think you should be paid to represent your country but the money should be there to fund teams to represent their countries.
How they work that out is way above my pay grade.
male footballers in the Premier League earn £3 million a year on average or approx £50,000 a week. Most of the England players earn substantially more than than that.
The Global Football Employment Report’s survey of 3,600 professional women’s players across the world found an average wage of $600 (€529) a month and half of the players surveyed saying they didn’t receive any payment at all.
On top of that, men get multi million £ sponsorship deals and endorsements for representing their countries, plus the huge prize money that is on offer to the male players compared to the women. So while they don't get appearance fees, they still earn millions.
At this moment in time, the money the vast majority of female players get from representing their country is a significant proportion of their income, for men it is a tiny fraction. There is no comparison imo.