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Richard Scudamore pay-off: A look at sport’s best paid bosses

Richard Scudamore pay-off: A look at sport’s best paid bosses
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The Premier League executive chairman will receive £5million over the next three years after he has stood down.

The Premier League’s decision to pay outgoing executive chairman Richard Scudamore £5million over three years has been heavily criticised.

Scudamore’s regular salary is reported to be £900,000, plus a bonus of more than £1.5million.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at how Scudamore’s income compares to that of other top sports executives.

Professional Footballers’ Association

Gordon Taylor's salary has attracted many raised eyebrows
Gordon Taylor’s salary has attracted many raised eyebrows (Steven Paston/PA)

Outrage over the salary of PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor is nothing new. Last year he took home £2.29million, including more than £750,000 as a bonus.

Football Association

Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn
Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn (Mike Egerton/PA)

Scudamore’s salary was more than that of FA chief executive Martin Glenn, who reportedly took home £699,000 last year.

Rugby Football Union

RFU chief executive Steve Brown
RFU chief executive Steve Brown (Steve Parsons/PA)

Ian Ritchie was reportedly the highest-paid executive of a national British sporting governing body, earning a salary of £710,000 prior to his retirement last summer. Successor Steve Brown – who is himself stepping down at the end of the year – is thought to earn less.

FIFA

Gianni Infantino is paid less than predecessor Sepp Blatter
Gianni Infantino is paid less than predecessor Sepp Blatter (Nick Potts/PA)

Gianni Infantino is paid less than his predecessor Sepp Blatter, agreeing a salary of 1.5million Swiss francs (approximately £1.16million) when he took over in 2016 and no bonus. His package also includes a chauffeured car, accommodation and monthly expenses.

UEFA

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin (Nick Potts/PA)

Aleksander Ceferin took over as president in 2016 on a salary of 1.56million Swiss francs (approximately £1.2million). As with Infantino, this was less than his predecessor Michel Platini.

US sport

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Salaries for sporting executives in Britain and Europe pale in comparison to those in America.

When NFL commissioner Roger Goodell signed a contract extension last December, it was reported the five-year deal was worth up to 200million US dollars (approximately £156million), including the use of a private jet.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver, meanwhile, is estimated to earn up to 20million dollars a year (approximately £15.6million).


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1714303773045
2Manchester CityMan City17142148103844
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs17130431161539
4Chelsea17114235142137
5Arsenal17104337231434
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd177552929026
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves177461919025
8Everton176652422224
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham177372525024
10Watford177372325-224
11Bournemouth177282528-323
12Leicester CityLeicester176472121022
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton176382024-421
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle174491422-816
15Crystal Palace1743101423-915
16Cardiff CityCardiff1742111733-1614
17Southampton172691632-1612
18Burnley1733111533-1812
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1724111028-1810
20Fulham1723121642-269

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