German football referees are getting more money next season. Top referees Wolfgang Stark and Felix Brych will earn 60.000 euro’s a year plus fees for the matches they officiate, say German media.That amount was 40.000 euro’s last year for Uefa’s Elite referees from Germany. In the 2016/2017 the top refs will get 75,000 euro’s on their bank account. The basic fee, independent of the number of matches referees get, was introduced in July 2012 in Germany.
The president of the German FA thinks referees should have a better environment to achieve the best. Financial stability is one of them.
Not only Elite referees will get more cash. Also other referees in at first and second level in Germany will get more money or officiating football matches. The Bundesliga referees earn 20.000 euro’s now. Next season it will double and in four years it will be 55.000. Referees of the second level will get 15.000 (now), 25.000 (next season) and 35.000 euro’s (in 2016/2017) for refereeing.
Match fees remain the same: 3.800 euro’s per Bundesliga match and 2000 euro’s for a match at second level.