Football Mad: are we paying more for less?
Latest report from the High Pay Centre on pay in football
New research from the High Pay Centre reveals that footballers at the top have seen an increase of over 1500%, whilst average UK wages have risen by just 186% in the last 20 years. Players lower down have been less fortunate, with their pay rising by just over 200%. Indeed as players’ wages take up a bigger slice of club turnover, up from 48% in 1997 to 70% in 2010, we are seeing low levels of investment in the essential infrastructure that could improve the national talent pool, namely coaches.
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