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The KNVB has concluded a new collective cooperation agreement with the players’ council of the ‘Leeuwinnen’. It will take effect on July 1, just before the start of the European Championship in England. The KNVB does not want to say anything about the amount of the amounts, nor does it want to give an indication.

In recent years, the football associations of the United States, Norway, England, Brazil and recently Spain have already decided to equalize payments for men and women. In the Amstel Gold Race cycling race, the winner in the women’s race this year received the same amount of prize money as the winner in the men.

“We have worked hard towards this together and now it is a historic step for Dutch women’s football

“I am very grateful to the KNVB that we have achieved this and that in this way we can take a big step together towards an equal appreciation for both men and women who play for Orange,” said Vivianne Miedema, the all-time top scorer of the Dutch Football Association. Dutch football players. “It is also not only a great recognition for us as a current group, it is also an important social signal and we hope that this will open doors for future Orange players.”

Vivianne Miedema

Vivianne Miedema

According to director Jan Dirk van der Zee, this is “a first step.” The KNVB hopes that tournament premiums – which are set by UEFA and FIFA respectively at the European Championships and World Cups – and so-called media fees for women will also rise sharply. This includes the money that comes in through the sale of TV rights.

“We have worked hard together towards this and now it is a historic step for Dutch women’s football,” says Van der Zee. “The Lionesses have become an integral part of the national football landscape. We also want to emphasize that with this.” The football players won the European Championship in their own country in 2017 and reached the final of the World Cup two years later. Last year they took part in the Olympics for the first time.



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