UEFA Champions League Referee Salary Breakdown

UEFA Champions League Referee Salary

UEFA Champions League Referees are usually selected based on their performance level from different countries. Now let’s find out what the Champions League Referee Salary looks like per match and annually.

Elite is the professional referees who have 5-7 years experience of football league careers. They are selected for the big matches of knockout round, semifinals, round of 16 and finals. The elite category referees are paid $7,000-$8,000 per match.

Champions League Referees Salaries 2018
CategoryMatch RefereeAssistant RefereeFourth Umpire
Elite Development$5,500$1,500$750
First $3,250$1,000$550

How Much Assistant Referee Gets Paid Per Match in Champions league?

The assistant referee is paid ($2,500) per match when selected for the big match. In group matches, they get paid up to $1,000 per game. The fourth officials that get paid $1,000 when selected for the knockout round and final matches of champions league season. They earn $750 per game during the group matches.

In addition to these match payments, UEFA referees are also given receive a €200 daily allowance for meals during their travels including a $272 (€200) one-time lump-sum for domestic travel expenses like visas, hotels before an early flight, transport to the airport, and so on.

However, that pay rate is only for the few Elite centre referees.  In reality, most of the men in charge of Europe’s most prestigious games, on which the fortunes of clubs turn, make less more than the average bi-monthly take-home pay of a white-collar professional.

In the case of fourth referees, they make much less than this.  And there are only a very few Champions League match days each year.

UEFA Champions League Referees Fees Per Match (2018)
OfficialCategoryPer Match FeesCountry
Felix BrychElite$8,000Germany
Martin AtkinsonElite$8,000England
Cüneyt CakirElite$8,000Turkey
Deniz AytekinElite$8,000Germany
Mark ClattenburgElite$7,500England
Jonas ErikssonElite$6,000Sweden
Fernandez BorbalanElite$6,000Spain
Nicola RizzoliElite$6,000Italy
Clement TurpinElite$6,000France
Luca BantiFirst$3,250Italy
Ievgenii AranovskyiFirst$3,250Ukraine
Benoît BastienFirst$3,250France
John BeatonFirst$3,250Scotland
Anatoliy AbdulaSecond$1,500Ukraine
Aliyar AghayevSecond$1,500Azerbaijan
Marius AvramSecond$1,500Israel
Mohammed Al-HakimThird$1,000Sweden
Sascha AmhofThird$1,000Switzerland

Details of champions league referee salary in the above table were taken from trusted sources.