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February 13, 2016

6826146_originalIn 1901, Liverpool won the title. The average salary of players in a team is 7 pounds per week. However, for the 1901/02 season, the British Football League reduces the players' maximum salary to 4 pounds.

In 1920, when the maximum increases to £ 9 per week. After four years, reduced to £ 8. In 1947, the National Arbitration is seeking to increase the maximum salary to £ 12 per week.

Since then, the salary begins to rise steadily. In 1951 - £ 14, in 1953 - £ 15, in 1957 - £ 17, in 1958 - £ 20 per week. Even at this time, many players are not really professionals in the full sense of the word - they work and play.

In 1961, under the threat of a nationwide player strike, the English Football League lifted wage restrictions. And right away, the year Johnny Haynes’s salary (Pele calls him “the owner of the best pass he has ever seen”) reaches £ 100 a week.

In 1968, Best Best Player of the Year, George Best raises the bar to £ 1000 a week. In 1992, John Barnes from Liverpool adds another zero - £ 10,000 a week.

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