Do Harry Kane and the England players get paid for international matches?

Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden and the rest of Gareth Southgate's squad have now qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

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England's squad are paid handsomely by their clubs for their exploits in the Premier League, Champions League and other major competitions around Europe.

Salaries in the hundreds of thousands of pounds per week have become the norm for the top players, such as England captain and Tottenham star Harry Kane, giving them a lifestyle of fast cars, big houses and exotic holidays.

But what happens to their bank balance when they turn up to international duty, and how much did they get for their exploits at Euro 2020?

The squad have now qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar following their 10-0 victory at San Marino.

How much appearance money do players receive?

International football is more about pride than money. After all, players tend to only spend a few weeks per year representing their country and, in the case of England, they are already substantially rewarded in club football.

England's players are understood to receive a match payment of about £2,000 each - which has been donated to charity since 2008.

According to the English Football Association, women and men have received the same appearance money since January 2020.

How much prize money would England have received for winning Euro 2020?

If England overcame Italy at Wembley in the final, the jackpot was set to be £24 million.

However, how much of it is passed on to the players is complicated by a £175 million taxpayer-backed loan taken out by the Football Association to counter the financial impact of the pandemic. The Telegraph reported the FA plans to repay the loan before player bonuses are paid.

Again, player fees are set to go to charity.

A statement last May said: "Following positive discussions with the FA, the England senior men's squad are pleased to confirm that a significant donation from their international match fees will be made to NHS Charities Together via the #PlayersTogether initiative.

"This contribution will be taken from a fund already set aside to support a variety of worthy causes using all match fees collated since September 2018."

Who are the highest paid players in the England squad?

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way with a weekly wage of £510,000 ($702,000), according to Spotrac..

The Portuguese striker takes over from last season's top earner Gareth Bale, who has returned to Real Madrid after his season-long loan from Real Madrid.

The top 10 highest paid EPL players in 2021/22:

1. Cristiano Ronaldo – Manchester United, £510,000 per week

2. Kevin de Bruyne – Manchester City, £400,000 per week

3. David de Gea – Manchester United, £375,000 per week

4. Jadon Sancho - Manchester United, £350,000 per week

5. Raphael Varane - Manchester United, £340,000 per week

6. Romelu Lukaku – Chelsea, £325,000 per week

7= Jack Grealish – Manchester City, £300,000 per week

7= Raheem Sterling – Manchester City, £300,000 per week

9= N'Golo Kante - Chelsea, £290,000 per week

9= Paul Pogba - Manchester United, £290,000 per week

This article was originally published on July 10, 2021

Updated: November 16, 2021, 6:30 AM
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