ROME – The career of an arbitrator, a bit like that of the players, has a limited duration from the registry office: up to 45 years at national level, up to 37 at international level. This is why the referee chief Marcello Nicchi advises young people to keep the job we say so civil, an alternative job to the whistle and proposes the establishment of a solidarity fund to help referees who, when they stop, find themselves in difficulty, a kind of "Citizenship income" (Sole 24 Ore). Yes, but in the black jacket and shorts how much they earn , how are the various arbitration fees paid?
Let's say that as for salary, the best ones, a dozen, and included in the shifts of international competitions can earn up to 200 thousand euros gross a year. Generally around 100/120 thousand euros for an average career. Because every referee – freelancer in a VAT number – is paid a daily allowance of 3800 euros gross for a Serie A match, on average for 15/16 league games per season. Other 15/16 games "play" sitting in front of the TV as Var (video assistant referee) with a daily allowance of 1500 euros gross (half if he is assistant video assistant).
Then there is the Italian Cup, a thousand euros per game in the first rounds, to go up to 1500 in the quarterfinals, 2500 for the semi-finals, 3800 euros for the final (and the Super Cup). The matches of the European cups and national teams are worth 5 thousand euros (the good ones make 4 / five matches), while for the World Cup there is a flat rate of participation of 50 thousand euros gross. For the linesmen there is a fixed fee ranging from 8,000 of the newly promoted to the 24,000 of the internationals. (source Sole 24 Ore)
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