Luis Rubiales, president of the RFEF, confirmed this news and the implementation deadlines together with Irene Paredes, Alexia Putellas and Patri Guijarro, the captains of Spain.
Taking advantage of the training that Spain is having, with a view to the Women’s Euro Cup to be held next July, this Tuesday began with very good news for the Spanish women’s team, since its players from now on will have equal pay compared to the male.
Luis Rubialespresident of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, summoned the three captains of the women’s team (Irene Paredes, Alexia Putellas and Patri Guijarro), in addition to Amanda Gutiérrez, president of the Futpro unionto communicate that economic conditions will be equalized between both national teams.
The signed contract extends for the next five years. In it, it is ensured that the two absolute selections of Spain will have the same economic conditions in the concentrations (per diems), in addition to the same UEFA and FIFA award distribution criteria, along with improvements in travel and hotels, among other things.
“It is a very important day. The negotiations have been long, but they have finally been fruitful and with an agreement that is cutting edge and that is at the top at European level. All the players will have a percentage of the sponsorships that arrive from now on. I think it is difficult to find such a complete agreement,” said Rubiales.
Irene Paredes, meanwhile, pointed out that “today is a historic day and we are excited to share it with you. On behalf of all the players, I wanted to thank the Federation and especially its president Luis Rubiales, for being able to reach such an important agreementand demonstrate with facts their interest in continuing to push our senior team”.
The idea of this agreement is that the Spanish women’s team enjoy an advance on the premiums, just as the men’s team already does. Also, the contract has two parts: the one related to direct incomewhich will be improved by the RFEF because women earn less in prizes than men, and the one that has to do with image rightsrelated to sponsorships.