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Spanish Referees Will Depend on Social Security Scheme – SPANISH FOOTBALL

by: Adam Smith


Luis Rubiales, president of RFEF, announced yesterday, during the Football Assembly, a historical fact of the history of Spanish football. It is the fact that Arbitration status will become part of the Social Security regime, thus recognizing his workmanship.


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This change in the labor relationship between arbitrators and RFEF will take effect from next season and supposes that they become dependent on the federation at work, which implies a reimbursement of all travel or accommodation expenses.

In addition, as a result, they move from the current situation in which they were under an administrative relationship regime to the Social Security regime to which most employees who work in a company are subject. It is a status that they were fighting for many years Spanish soccer referees and it will finally be released from next season.


As the newspaper SPORT knew, this was possible thanks to the many months of talks between the Spanish Federation itself and the Ministry of Labor. Under this umbrella, it will only be the referees of professional football and Will not apply to the rest of colleges of other categories (Second B, Third Division, etc.).

More than anything, because of the current degree of dependence on an arbitrator in these two categories of RFEF and CTA itself; the hours of dedication, constant meetings, etc.. It was a key factor to be able to include the referees and assistants under this scheme.

currently They are practically professional, considering all the physical preparation time required by the job., travel, your performance as a VAR every week, monthly meetings in the city of football. Therefore, it is an exclusive situation of the referees of the two professional categories of soccer, not extendable to any other transgaming.orgs arbitration.

This new scenario will have an immediate impact under the professional arbitration compensation agreement signed by the League and RFEF in August 2018 and valid for five years. And it has to do with Social Security heading and so far it was completely frozen, as we told SPORT a few dates ago.

After I entered into force, The federation will receive the 1,900,000 euros agreed in this contract. and intended to accurately handle these payments, both this season 2019-2020 as before, first where the new agreement came into force.

RFEF Receives About 16 Million Euros for Professional Arbitration

These amounts are added to those already advanced by this newspaper on August 7 and which are within the professional arbitration agreement signed in August 2018 and valid for 5 seasons. There are about 24 million of what RFEF perceives for the entire arbitration structure.

On one side are the fees of arbitrators, assistant referees, fourth arbitrator and party delegates and that last season 2018-2019 amounted to 15,342,909 euros. An increase of 1,394,974 compared to 13,947,935 of the 2017-2018 season, the last without VAR in our country.

Then there are the fees they realize each referee and assistant for their work as VAR and AVAR in the Football City VORme In the case of First, they are 2000 euros for each referee like VAR and 850 euros for its AVAR function. Secondly, the values ​​are of 900 and 400 euros respectively. In other words, the total amounts currently paid from LaLiga to RFEF for this concept for the First Division are 1,277,902 and 829,947 in second. In total 2,106,849, a figure that increases by 5% each season.

Considering all these elements, we put ourselves in what a Primera board charged about 4053 euros per game, to which we must add the derivative concepts for diets and overheads. They also have some monthly rates around 12,437 euros. To this we must add some 4,000 euros on average as a result of acting in two monthly matches as VAR in the city of football. In case of Second division, currently perceives around 1,765 euros per game in addition to diet and overheads along with some 7,861 euros per month. From this season, we should add the 1,800 euros monthly for two parties on average new tasks like VAR.

The "Video Assistant"

Another point of the contract to which SPORT had access concerns the Video Assistant category & rdquor;, figure created after the appearance of the VAR and where the retired arbitrators who exclusively perform these duties. Here they would be Álvarez Izquierdo, who already exercised last season and now also Villanueva Churches. Both will have a flat rate of 50,000 euros paid in 10 monthly installments of 5,000 euros. Amount by which a 5% increase will be applied in each of the following seasons.

Then comes the section of travel and accommodation expenses, where, in addition to the movements of the refereeing body for the football stadiums, from last season, the derivatives of VAR and AVAR are added to the city of Soccer de las Rozas.

Yes no Season 2017-2018 the amount allocated for this aspect was 2,371,875 euros; increased by 607,050 euros in the First Division this season 2018-2019 that just ended and 723.035 from this next, every time the VAR takes effect on Second. In addition, in subsequent seasons, including recently completed in the case of the First Division, an increase in CPI for all quantities indicated above.


Then there is the Allocated values ​​for courses that last season was 616,982 euros. Two more sections are included in this agreement. One in relation to amounts that the alloy provides to the structure and support of the VAR project which implies support for assignments, monitoring of VAR / AVAR actions; editing and cutting the clips and where the League contributes another 100,000 euros.

And one last item has to do with the values ​​intended for working capital (EUR 150000) to provide CTA with a fund to respond to any contingency related to professional arbitration.

These are the numbers that currently govern Spanish professional arbitration, one of the best in the world, as credited with presence of Spanish colleges at major continental and world events With a huge role.