World governing body for football FIFA has incurred a loss of over $185 million in 2019, but its president Gianni Infantino got over a 26% hike that saw his salary grow to $ 3.2 million. Approximately ₹ 2 crores per month in Indian currency.
Secretary-general Fatma Samoura, however, wasn’t so fortunate. Her salary hike in 2019 amounted to a mere 9% – up from $ 1.56 million in 2018 to $1.7 million in 2019, reveals FIFA’s financial report.
The average hike for the gross pay packet of the FIFA council members is marginally higher than Infantino. FIFA Council members received a total of $14.5 million, including pension packages, in 2019. This amounts to a 27% hike over the $11.4 million pay packet a year earlier.
The report has not detailed the specific amount paid to the Council members.
Considering that FIFA has incurred loss during the fiscal period and the global economy is in a deficit, the hikes offered by FIFA will raise many an eyebrow.
FIFA is considered among the best paymasters. Remuneration to the management is increased by $ 20.9 million, an overall 16% more increments than the $ 17.9 million hike in 2018.
The 2019 accounts show that FIFA made a net loss of just over $185 million for the first year, with revenues totaling $765.7 million.