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Euro 2024: How much do referees earn from one UEFA Euro match?

Euro 2024: How much do referees earn from one UEFA Euro match?

The video assistant referees (VAR) are compensated €3,000 per game, making them the second-best-paid officials after the main referees.

At the UEFA European Championship, referees earn their salary based on the tournament stage. During the group stages, the main referees earn €5,000 per game. As the competition progresses to the knockout rounds, their pay doubles to €10,000 per match. This figure is notably higher compared to their compensation in the Premier League, where they receive €1,750 per game.

Moreover, linesmen and fourth officials also benefit from increased earnings at the Euros. In the group stages, they are paid €2,500 per game, which escalates to €5,000 during the knockout rounds. The video assistant referees (VAR) are compensated €3,000 per game, making them the second-best-paid officials after the main referees.

Referees and officials earnings at the UEFA Euros:

Stage of CompetitionSalary (Main Referee)Salary (Linesmen and Fourth Officials)Salary (VAR)
Group Stages€5,000 per game€2,500 per game€3,000 per game
Knockout Rounds€10,000 per game€5,000 per game€3,000 per game

How much are referees earning in EURO 2024?

For example, Polish referee Szymon Marciniak made his UEFA Euro 2024 debut in the second-round match between Belgium and Romania. He received high praise for his performance, avoiding significant mistakes. For this group-stage match, Marciniak earned €5,000, while his assistants, Adam Kupsik and Tomasz Listkiewicz, each received €2,500. As the tournament moves into the knockout stages, Marciniak’s earnings could rise significantly, reflecting the substantial rewards for officiating at this prestigious tournament.

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