It is a debate which always agitates public opinion. The Devils bounties were unveiled this Thursday by HLN. According to the Flemish daily, each player will receive 435,000 euros if Belgium goes to the end. If these sums may seem high, it is good to remember that the Federation of the winning country will receive 34 million and that a bonus of 9.5 million is already granted to each participating federation.
Hazard, Courtois and Vertonghen negotiated … at the end of 2017 these bonuses. The elements of the group will receive 42,000 euros for the group stage, 90,000 for a round of 16, 170,000 for the next round, 290,000 for a semi-final and 370,000 in the event of failure in the final.
These amounts are slightly lower than what they could touch in 2018. Roberto Martinez’s men had collected 312,000 euros for their third place and a final victory would have brought them 445,000 euros. The differences between a Euro and a World Cup are therefore not great.
High bonuses compared to other teams except Spain
The Devils’ endowments are superior to other teams. On the French side, the scale is similar to that of the Mondial. The Blues had received 400,000 euros in 2018 and their second place at Euro 2016 was rewarded with a sum slightly less than 300,000 euros.
The FFF devotes 30% of the revenue received to player bonuses. Unlike Belgium, Germany has also decided to give 30% of what it receives to its players.
These figures immediately appear less astronomical compared to Spain. If the Spaniards have not yet disclosed the amounts for the next tournament, they could have received 825,000 euros each if they had lifted the trophy in Moscow three years ago.