back to top

    Polish Clubs Earned Millions from the FIFA World Cup in Qatar

    Estimated reading time: 1 minute

    Polish clubs, Legia Warsaw, Lech Poznań, and Pogoń Szczecin, have collectively earned close to $1.9 million from the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, as revealed in a recent report by FIFA. The clubs were compensated for the participation of their current and former players in the tournament. FIFA allocated a total of $209 million for this purpose, paying clubs $10,095 per player per day spent in Qatar.

    Legia Warsaw emerged as the highest earner among Polish clubs, receiving $780,218, largely due to the extended presence of a Croatian representative in their squad. Lech Poznań earned $421,591, thanks to both Michał Skórasiak and two former players, Robert Gumny and Jakub Kamiński. Pogoń Szczecin, represented solely by Kamil Grosicki, received $140,530.

    In total, FIFA compensated 440 clubs, including 296 currently represented and 144 previously represented clubs. UEFA clubs topped the list, with Manchester City, FC Barcelona, and Bayern Munich earning $4,596,445, $4,538,955, and $4,331,809, respectively.

    More in section