Spain women’s national team players have reached an ‘outstanding agreement’ with the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) over a new bonus and image rights deal that will see the players paid the same in terms of percentage as the men’s team do.
It is a five-year deal that will start in time for Euro 2022 this summer and last until 2027. During that time, Spain hope to play at two World Cups, two European Championships and the Olympics.
The contract was signed by national team captains Alexia Putellas, Irene Paredes and Patri Guijarro, alongside RFEF president Luis Rubiales.
In addition to better financial compensation, which includes earning a percentage of future sponsorship deals, Spain’s players will also have improved working conditions.
“The agreement we are signing today is at the forefront of the world of football. We closed a five-year agreement that will hopefully reach the next World Cups and Europeans and hopefully the Olympic Games,” Rubiales said.
“We must promote women's sport, we work to shorten the distances with men's. We have worked since 2018 so that the players benefit from their image rights.”
Paredes commented: “It is a historic day and we are pleased to share it with everyone. I want to thank President Luis Rubiales for his interest in signing this agreement. This reinforces the commitment of the RFEF with the players and the Spanish Women's National Team.
“We want to be the best players, the best team and the best national team. We're going to England to give it our all. I appreciate the support of FUTPRO in this negotiation. We will continue to give our lives for this shirt.”