KNVB has entered into a new collective cooperation agreement with the players’ council in “Leeuwinnen”. It will come into effect on July 1, just before the start of the European Championships in England. KNVB doesn’t want to say anything about the amounts, nor does it want to give a signal.
In recent years, soccer federations in the United States, Norway, England, Brazil and most recently Spain have already decided to equalize payments for men and women. In the Amstel Gold Race, this year’s women’s race winner received the same amount of prize money as the men’s race winner.
“We’ve worked hard for this together and now it’s a historic step for Dutch women’s football”
“I am so grateful to KNVB that we have achieved this and in this way we can take a huge step together towards equal recognition for both the men and women who play for Orange,” said Vivian Miedema, the team’s all-time leading scorer. Dutch football players. “It’s also not only a huge tribute to us as a current group, but it’s also an important social signal and we hope this opens the door for Orange players in the future.”
According to director Jan Dirk van der Zee, this is a “first step”. The KNVB hopes that tournament premiums – set by UEFA and FIFA respectively in the European Championships and the World Cup – and so-called women’s media fees will rise sharply. This includes money that comes from the sale of TV broadcasting rights.
“We’ve worked hard together on this, and now it’s a historic step for Dutch women’s football,” van der Zee says. “Lionesses have become an integral part of the national football landscape. We also want to emphasize that through this.” Footballers won the European Championship in their country in 2017, and reached the World Cup final two years later. Last year they participated in the Olympics for the first time.
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