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Spanish Women's New National Agreement: A Major Step Towards Equal Pay In Football

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Thursday, 15 September 2022 By Reyes Bellver

In June 2022, the Spanish Women's National Football Team signed two historic agreements with the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) regarding their economic conditions and image rights.

I had the honor of participating as a lawyer for the captains of the National Team, thanks to the FUTPRO union, the Spanish women's football union, which advised the players on these issues. For this reason, I am going to try to summarize the most important points of the agreements, always respecting their confidentiality and provide some key takeaways for other national women’s team in their journey to achieve equal pay.

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Reyes Bellver

Reyes Bellver

Reyes is the founder and attorney-at-law at Bellver Sports – Legal boutique (Madrid, Spain). Master in International Relations (San Pablo CEU University), Master of Business Taxation (ICADE) Master in Sports Law (University of Lleida 2009-2011) FIFA/CIES Programme in Sport Management (RFEF, 2015) and Certificate in Sport Management by Columbia University in 2019. She started her legal career at EY, but since 2009 she has been working in Sports Law and focused on football issues, defense of players, coaches and clubs before the dispute resolution bodies of FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), as well as in advising intermediaries and other sports agents. She is also certified by the FIFA Female Leadership Development Programme in 2018. From 2020, she is an external consultant for FIFA´s Professional Football department.
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