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Oberdorf on equal pay for national teams

Oberdorf on equal pay for national teams: “Something is happening”

National player Lena Oberdorf sees the German Football Association (DFB) on the way to more gender equality in bonuses.

National player Lena Oberdorf sees the German Football Association (DFB) on the way to more gender equality in bonuses. “We national players are now ready to stress the DFB a bit. Of course,

we have already had some discussions internally. I think we have now reached a point where something is happening and changing,” said the 21-year-old from VfL Wolfsburg in an AZ/WAZ interview.

The DFB would have paid out 60,000 euros per player for a women’s European Championship triumph in England in 2022, and 400,000 euros had been negotiated for the men’s EURO 2021 if the title was won. Politicians,

including Chancellor Olaf Scholz, have also called for further steps to be taken against this gender pay gap.

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Explained The Vice European Champion

According to Oberdorf, the exorbitant market values ​​and salaries in men’s businesses should not be used as a benchmark. “The men earn insane sums from TV contracts, jersey sales, and sponsorships,

“explained the vice European champion: “That’s why we don’t say we want to earn the same.

But we want to earn according to our performance.”

Oberdorf can live well from her job, “but I can’t build up large reserves.

” She is a full professional and dropped out of her business administration degree, “that wasn’t mine, I can’t do without sport.”

With regard to professionalization in this country, there is hope “that it will only take four or five years” until the level of men’s football is reached: “The new TV contract is already a good step in the right direction.”

At the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand (July 20th to August 20th),

Oberdorf is aiming for the third star with the DFB selection: “If we build on what we delivered at the European Championships,

anything is possible. We still have to develop a bit further,

maybe try different tactical variants – then we could actually go far.”

Oberdorf on equal pay for national teams
Oberdorf on equal pay for national teams

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