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Football: Barcelona players handed €92m in bonuses last season

Tuesday, 2019-10-08 09:42:43
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Barcelona celebrate winning the La Liga with the trophy. (Reuters)
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Barcelona paid out €92 million (£82.1 million) in collective bonuses to its players for winning the Spanish league and Super Cup titles last season, the club's annual report showed. The bonus was €2 million less than the amount that was paid out in 2018

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Reuters, CNA