Manchester City were the biggest beneficiaries of FIFA payments for players dispatched to last summer’s World Cup, taking home over $5 million – more than any other club in world football.
City sent a host of stars to the event in Russia and one of them – Benjamin Mendy – came away with a winner’s medal at the end of it.
According to a document released by world football’s governing body today, City received just over US$5 million for their contribution of personnel.
That was the highest amount of the many teams with players at the World Cup, with Real Madrid ranking second on $4.8 million of the $209 million total fund.
The money was paid at a daily rate of $8,530 for the 736 players selected, and $209 million will again be shared among clubs for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.