UEFA Champions League Referee Salary Breakdown

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
Category Match Referee Assistant Referee Fourth Umpire
Elite $8,000 $2,500 $1,000
Elite Development $5,500 $1,500 $750
First  $3,250 $1,000 $550
Second $1,500 $650 $350
Third $1,000 $450 $200

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)
Official Category Per Match Fees Country
Felix Brych Elite $8,000 Germany
Martin Atkinson Elite $8,000 England
Cüneyt Cakir Elite $8,000 Turkey
Deniz Aytekin Elite $8,000 Germany
Mark Clattenburg Elite $7,500 England
Jonas Eriksson Elite $6,000 Sweden
Fernandez Borbalan Elite $6,000 Spain
Nicola Rizzoli Elite $6,000 Italy
Clement Turpin Elite $6,000 France
Luca Banti First $3,250 Italy
Ievgenii Aranovskyi First $3,250 Ukraine
Benoît Bastien First $3,250 France
John Beaton First $3,250 Scotland
Anatoliy Abdula Second $1,500 Ukraine
Aliyar Aghayev Second $1,500 Azerbaijan
Marius Avram Second $1,500 Israel
Mohammed Al-Hakim Third $1,000 Sweden
Sascha Amhof Third $1,000 Switzerland

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

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