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Pro footballers in Belgium earn more than €20,000 per month

14:06 10/04/2015

A football player in Belgium’s first-class Jupiler Pro League earns an average annual salary of about €253,586 before taxes, writes Het Nieuwsblad. The amount includes basic wages, group insurance premiums, holiday pay and a 13th month.

Anderlecht players are the highest paid in the league by far, with an average gross annual salary of €600,000, followed by Standard Liège (€366,000) and Club Brugge (€365,000). The salaries have increased by 60% over the past six years, from €158,000 to nearly €254,000.

Based on statistics, Het Nieuwsblad concludes that Racing Genk is the richest club in the Jupiler Pro League, and Lierse the poorest. Anderlecht has the highest revenue, while AA Gent carries the most debt.

Last season, Belgium’s first-class football clubs booked a combined loss of nearly €21 million.

Written by Robyn Boyle

Comments

Anon2

Le monde à l'envers....

Apr 10, 2015 14:04
Mikek1300gt

It should be remembered of course, that in Belgium the State gets more than the footballers. Something the haters seem to conveniently forget when hating those who get paid more than they do.

Apr 12, 2015 10:14