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The English women celebrate with the EM winner’s trophy. © Sebastian Christoph Gollnow/dpa

A new study casts a shadow over England’s women’s European Championship triumph. Female footballers earn much less than their peers.

After the first major football title for England in 56 years, the joy of the national players recently reached its limits. A new study commissioned by the BBC now shows in black and white that female soccer players in England earn significantly less than their male counterparts.

BuzzFeed.at took a closer look at the numbers.

Women who play in the top English football league (Women’s Super League) earn an average of €55,000 per year. Men who play in the equivalent Premier League, on the other hand, can look forward to around 71,000 euros a week.

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