Reports have revealed how UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin increased his salary by 450,000 euros – which is over $540,000 – in the 2019-2020 season despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Amid the pandemic, UEFA cut its costs and, in May-July, the organization’s leadership decreased its salaries by 20 percent.
However, Ceferin found his salary increasing, at 2.43 million Swiss francs ($2.64 million) compared to 1.92 million Swiss francs in the previous season, the Voz Populi news outlet reported on Thursday.
UEFA has increased Ceferin’s salary each season following his election as the organization’s president in 2016.
UEFA revenue sank 21 percent, to 3.083 billion euros last year over the pandemic.