Saudi Arabia offering player contracts to grow women’s game

Saudi Arabian clubs are hoping to attract talent with offers for female players and coaches from Spain and Europe, report Relevo.

Although the offers do not match the million-dollar amounts of the men’s game, they are presenting contracts with figures that exceed those of some European clubs. In the offers published on the website FutbolJobs, a distinction is made between the First and Second Divisions in Saudi Arabia.

To play in the top division, the only major requirement is to have been called up by your national team at the last World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, where Spain became champions.

The contract offer for clubs in the top flight is $5,000 dollars (€4,726) tax-free, and there are currently around twenty players who have applied to make the move.

For the Second Division, experience in leagues of a similar or higher level is required and the offers are between $500 and $1000 dollars per month, also tax-free and with house payments.

The report adds that the country has also approached coaches and players with much higher offers than those offered on FutbolJobs.

Kieran Quaile | GSFN

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