All Real Madrid staff set for insane pay day if they complete LaLiga & Champions League double

Andrew Headspeath
90Min

Real Madrid's players, coaches and even administrative staff could be in for an extra enjoyable pay day if the team manages to secure an elusive league and European double.

Despite winning the Champions League on two of the last three occasions (and 11 times in total), Los Blancos have not won Europe's biggest club competition the same year as a league title since 1958.

Almost 60 years of hurt (if you can call that hurt) have prompted notorious money-splashing club president Florentino Perez to offer an incentivising full month's wages (amounting to €40m in total) to all staff at the club, if Zinedine Zidane and his charges can make it over the line in both competitions this season.


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The bonuses for the 'golden double' will apparently be funded from ticketing revenue, according to AS, via  Gazzetta.

In both of Real's most recent Champions League triumphs (in 2014 and 2016), they finished behind rivals Atletico Madrid and Barcelona domestically, while during their last La Liga success in 2012, they were eliminated by runners-up Bayern Munich at the semi-final stage.


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However, this season a Cristiano Ronaldo inspired performance against Atletico on Wednesday has all but booked a place in May's final in Cardiff, while in La Liga, Real remain level on points with Barcelona, but have a game in hand over their fiercest rivals.

No stranger to a few extra euros, time will tell whether the promise of an extra month's pay will help one of the richest teams in world football achieve their president's ultimate goal this season.



 

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