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In 2023, 19 AFL players earned more than $1 million Pi News

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The average salary for an AFL player will approach $450,000 in 2023, with a record 19 players earning at least $1 million in a cash-strapped era for the league.

With a salary cap of $17.7 million in 2025, the number of annual million dollar players will increase, league revenue will also increase to $104.5 million and is trending up.

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The AFL announced its 2023 salary allocation on Monday, with the new collective agreement giving players a 10 per cent deferred salary increase for 2023.

This increased the average salary of players by $441,464, from 12 millionaires in 2022 to 19 millionaires in 2023. By 2027, the average player salary will be $519,000.

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Of the 19 seven-figure earners in 2023, 12 players earn more than $1.2 million, including Richmond superstar Dustin Martin ($1.25-$1.35 million), as well as Fremantle’s Nat Fyfe and West Coast’s Jeremy McGovern. ‘p are paid players. in the game.

Among the figures, no AFL player was reported to earn less than $100,000 in 2023.

It saw AFL chiefs pocket $1.8 million more in 2023, with total payouts rising from $11.8 million to $13.6 million, while the league announced chief executive Gillon McLachlan’s October transfer of Andrew Dillon to his related to “transition costs” associated with departure after appointment. successor in May.

AFL commission chairman Richard Goyder thanked the football community for its “collective effort” as the AFL’s operating surplus rose to $27.7 million in 2023 – up from $20.7 million in 2022.

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“The AFL season has been nothing short of spectacular in terms of the quality of football played on the field and the support behind it, and the incredible momentum built throughout the year culminated in one of the game’s greatest premierships and finals series ever seen. “I want to congratulate everyone who played a role,” Goyder said.

“It’s been the same in our AFLW season, where everyone was impressed with a fantastic finals series that was the best football we’ve ever seen, and we look forward to working with the AFLPA, players and clubs to continue to grow audiences and attendances. “.

Other players earning more than $1 million include West Coast midfielder Tim Kelly, Bulldogs captain Marcus Bontempelli, Demons stars Clayton Oliver and Christian Petracca, Geelong star Jeremy Cameron and Carlton captain Patrick Cripps.

The average salary increased by 11 percent, and according to the new salary agreement last season, wages will increase by another 5.1 percent in 2024 and 12.6 percent in 2025.

Total player compensation will increase from $15,022,778 in 2023 to $15,788,222 this year, $17.76 million in 2025, $18.29 million in 2026 and $18.44 million in 2027.

The players will contribute an additional $1.27 million per club for additional services (marketing) during the new CBA, which runs until 2027.

With annual increases, there could be as many as 50 players earning $1 million in 2025.

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