From July 1, women of Orange will receive the same amount of money from businesses as men. The KNVB announced on Monday, more than two weeks before the European Women’s Soccer Championship kicks off in England.
Three years ago, the KNVB stated that the union wanted to equalize compensation for women and men in 2023. This year it was submitted. Under the 2019 agreement, funds from commercial activities have already been “significantly increased”.
“We are pleased with this new agreement,” said Jan Dirk van der Zee, who is in charge of the Dutch women’s team as KNVB manager. “We have worked hard together for this, and it is now a historic step for Dutch women’s football.”
Vivian Miedema, who took part in the negotiations as a member of the players’ council, is happy with the decision. “I am so grateful to KNVB that we made this happen and in this way we can take a huge step together towards equal recognition for both the men and women who play for Orange.”
Foreigners receive premiums from KNVB for use of name and image rights and for their participation in commercials. KNVB does not make any announcements about the amount.
From July 1, orange women will receive the same amount of money from KNVB as men.
Five associations have already led KNVB
By harmonizing trade fees, KNVB is following the lead of soccer federations in the United States and Spain, which decided earlier this year not to financially discriminate between men and women. This was the case for some time in England, Norway and Brazil.
The Orange Woman owes equal treatment to the success of recent years. The Netherlands were crowned European champions for the first time in five years history, after which they reached the World Cup final in 2019. Van der Zee: “The orange woman has become an indispensable part of the Dutch football scene. We also want to underscore that with this important step.”
They are currently preparing for the European Championships to be held in England next month. Coach Mark Parsons’ team defends the champion on the other side of the North Sea.
The Netherlands opened the group stage on July 9 with a match against Sweden, who are one of the favorites for the overall win. Furthermore, Switzerland (July 13) and Portugal (July 17) are competing. The first and second numbers from each group qualify for the quarter-finals.
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