This is the tremendous amount of money that Rubiales could stop earning if he is suspended from employment and salary
The departure of Luis Rubiales as president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation would entail the total loss of 925,761.81 euros in his gross income, between the sum of his salary as president of the Federation -675,761.87 -, the 36,000 annual euros of the housing aid, plus the 250,000 euros that he maintained for being vice president and member of the executive committee of UEFA.
The latest data published in the RFEF’s transparency tab regarding the president’s remuneration point to a total gross amount in 2021 of 634,518.19 euros, a net figure of 339,237.12 euros, regardless of what was received by UEFA, in the one who has been vice president since 2019. This figure updated to 2022, with the rise in the CPI of 6.5 percent, brings his emoluments to 675,761.87 euros.
As EFE learned, his annual salary at UEFA is 250,000 euros gross, an amount that he could also lose if he ceased to perform these functions. In FIFA, Luis Rubiales had no position.
The decision of the territorial presidents to “activate the internal protocols of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) as a result of the provisional suspension of Luis Rubiales by FIFA will lead to the suspension of his employment and salary.
The meeting of regional presidents held yesterday addressed this situation with the legal services of the RFEF and, given that Rubiales is provisionally suspended by FIFA, that is how it appears from now on in the federal human resources department.
Some of the attendees at the meeting, chaired by Pedro Rocha, president of the Extremadura Federation and now interim president of the RFEF, raised the express mention of the suspension of employment and salary to Rubiales , but Given the lack of agreement, it was left out of the text, as confirmed by EFE.
A fixed salary plus the CPI
The RFEF Assembly approved in May 2022 a new system for the remuneration of Luis Rubiales as president, with retroactive effects from January 1 of that year. Then he started to have a fixed salary plus the CPI, instead of a fixed salary and some variables based on economic success, as had been the case to date, after the suspicions generated by the ‘Super Cup case’.
It was also agreed to reduce the housing aid to the president to 3,000 euros gross per month (1,650 net) and the treasurer of the RFEF, Eduardo Bandrés, specified that the new system meant a reduction of about 50,000 euros per year.
Villar’s 390,000 pesetas
Ángel Villar, at the beginning of his term in 1988, received 390,000 pesetas from the RFEF – about 2,500 euros – although the board of directors asked him to receive one million pesetas. The last year of his presidency, his salary was 150,000 euros gross, 100,000 net, as confirmed by Villar himself.
Given the provisional suspension of Rubiales by FIFA, the RFEF was not obliged to make any decision in this regard , according to legal sources, since there is no criterion; It is a company policy decision, by the RFEF itself, and the maintenance of the salary does not violate any regulations. Given that the provisional suspension of FIFA is a sports sanction, not from the labor field, it does not have to affect the payment to Rubiales of the RFEF, which has not initiated a file or adopted a disciplinary position.
However, the situation after FIFA’s decision prevents him from fulfilling the contract, which is why legal experts believe that he cannot collect due to not being able to execute it.
Villar, without salary
In 2017, the previous federation president, Ángel María Villar, stopped receiving his salary in the RFEF when the Board of Directors of the Superior Sports Council (CSD) suspended him for a year, one day after the TAD opened a file on him in July of that year for his imputation in the ‘Soule operation’, for alleged corruption in the organization. Subsequently, the TAD opened another file and in December of that year removed Villar for a very serious misdemeanor, understanding that he violated the electoral regulations of the RFEF for having served as president of the Management Commission during the last electoral process while he was running for office. Be reelected.
Villar, who has been in charge of the RFEF for 29 years, since 1988, was endorsed by sixteen territorial presidents in 2017 in a letter of support during the electoral process held that year in which he was re-elected for the last time, and that gesture cost them a disqualification of two months by the TAD for having violated its duty of neutrality.
Yesterday the presidents of the territorial divisions, meeting for the first time after everything that happened after the final of the Women’s World Cup, unanimously agreed to request the resignation of Luis Rubiales and if this did not occur, the door would be opened to a motion of no confidence, something that the Rubiales himself tried to do to relieve Villar and that was not necessary due to his dismissal by the TAD.