The best referees from worldwide selected for the Champions League matches. In past few years many controversies regarding to champions league referees rise. How much these controversies impact their payroll. Champions league referees salaries were based on their contract with UEFA.
Champions League referees best paid after Fifa World Cup and Euro referees. In 2018, a report published about champions league referee selection. According to elite panel official earn more money than other’s. Referees & lines-man selected for Euro 2020 (source) earn less money than Champions League referees.
|Category||Match Referee||Assistant Referee||Fourth Umpire|
Senior Officials: Senior Officials are the one who selected for Elite Panel. These officials have experience 5-6 years. Elite referees selected for the big games, to make sure match finished on fair results. UEFA and Fifa works on development of elite panel. Each referee who comes under development program elite panel earn $6,500 per match.
Assistant Referees Match Fees: There are two assistant referees who helped the match officials from both sides. They are the one’s who call for the fouls, corner kick and offside rule. Assistant referee with years of experience earn $3,000 per match and new entery official make $350 per match.
|Official||Category||Per Match Fees||Country|
|Damir Skomina||Elite Panel||$10,000||Solvenia|
|Cüneyt Çakır||Elite Panel||$10,000||Turkey|
|Björn Kuipers||Elite Panel||$10,000||Netherlands|
|Danny Makkelie||Elite Panel||$8,000||Netherlands|
|Antonio Mateu Lahoz||Elite Panel||$8,000||Spain|
|Dr. Felix Brych||Elite Panel||$10,000||Germany|
|Daniele Orsato||Elite Panel||$8,000||Italy|
|Gianluca Rocchi||Elite Panel||$8,000||Italy|
|Clément Turpin||Elite Panel||$10,000||France|
|William Collum||Elite Panel||$8,000||Scotland|
|Carlos Del Cerro Grande||Elite Panel||$8,000||Ukraine|
|Benoît Bastien||Elite Panel||$6,500||France|
Not all referee’s get paid $10k per match. Only officials that have been selected for quarter finals, semi finals, and final make $10k. Other officially who regularly called for the champions league duty maximum earn $6,500 according Crunchy Sports. Current referee’s details taken from World Football, Transfermarket, and Global Sports.