The real winners of Euro 2008… Werder Bremen
German outfit top Uefa’s paylist for releasing players
Spain might have walked away with the trophy, but German side Werder Bremen have pocketed £935,107 for releasing their players for Euro 2008. Werder benefited from Germany’s success in the tournament as Tim Borowski, Torsten Frings, Clemens Fritz and Per Mertesacker all played with the national team to the final.
They were also represented by Austria’s Martin Harnik, Croatia’s Ivan Klasnic and Sweden’s Markus Rosenberg. Arsenal were the top-earning English club, picking up £732,760, closely followed by Chelsea and Manchester United. Clubs were paid on a per player per day basis.