The annual global sports salaries survey has found a statistic that highlights the gender pay gap and provides a graphic sense of the differentials in football.
The women's football leagues in France, Germany, England United States, Sweden, Australia and Mexico pay 1,639 woman players £32.8 million a year combined, which is almost identical to the annual £32.9 million contract Neymar has in Paris.
Norway leads the way in attempts to standardise equal pay as they announced that its men's and women's international teams will be paid the same amount. To help bring parity, the Norwegian FA is doubling the remuneration pot for women, which will go from £296,000 to £574,000.
In England, average first-team pay in the men's Premier League has risen to £2.64m this season. In the equivalent women's division, the FA Women's Super League (FAWSL), it is £26,752 for this season, or about one per cent of the men's money.
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