As part of FIFA’s statutory commitment to transparency, the annual compensation paid to the key members of FIFA senior management, the chairpersons and deputy chairpersons of its committees and the members of the FIFA Council is published below.
According to the rules and principles in place for 2022, the FIFA Council Senior Vice-President and Vice-Presidents who are also confederation presidents each receive a net annual compensation of USD 300,000 (USD 300,000 in 2021). FIFA Council Vice-Presidents who are not confederation presidents and FIFA Council members each receive a net annual compensation of USD 250,000 (USD 250,000 in 2021). The net compensation may vary depending on the taxation situation of the individual Council member. Individual Council members voluntarily waived some or all of their compensation during their term of appointment. Each member also receives a daily allowance while on duty of USD 250, or USD 150 if FIFA covers breakfast and lunch or dinner.
Under the FIFA Compensation, Expenses and Benefits Regulations for Senior Officials, FIFA covers the employer’s and employee’s social security contributions. Withholding taxes are deducted from the compensation and paid directly by FIFA to the tax authorities. FIFA does not cover social security contributions or taxes that may also be due in the Council member’s country of residence.
FIFA Council members and FIFA senior management
|All figures in USD||Without pension contributions||With pension contributions|
|FIFA Council members*||12,797,440||13,189,990|
* An annual pension payment is made to long-serving FIFA Council members not falling under the FIFA Compensation, Expenses and Benefits Regulations for Senior Officials, which entered into force in March 2017. Previous pension entitlements are limited to a maximum of the number of years that the member has served on the Council.
** As at 31 December 2022, the FIFA management comprised the President and the Secretary General, the two Deputy Secretaries General and the eight division Chief Officers. FIFA management members ending or starting their employment during the year were compensated on a pro-rata basis. The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ bonus awarded in 2022 to the Deputy Secretaries General and the division Chief Officers will be paid in 2023.
FIFA President and FIFA Secretary General
|All figures in CHF||Gross salary (base)||Gross salary (variable)||Flat-rate allowances|
|FIFA President Gianni Infantino||1,950,000||1,650,000||24,000|
|FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura||1,300,000||600,000||24,000|
The gross salary (variable) awarded in 2022 will be paid in 2023. The amounts listed above are before taxes payable by the President and the Secretary General. As with all of its employees, FIFA contributes to the Swiss social charges, pension fund, accident insurance and other employee benefits for both the President and the Secretary General.
Members of the FIFA Council as at 31 December 2022
|Senior Vice-President||Shk. Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa||Bahrain||2013|
|Patrice Motsepe||South Africa||2021|
|David Martin||Northern Ireland||2021|
|Members||Hany Abo Rida||Egypt||2009|
|Sonia Fulford||Turks and Caicos Islands||2013|
|María Sol Muñoz Altamirano||Ecuador||2016|
|Mahfuza Akhter Kiron||Bangladesh||2017|
|Johanna Wood||New Zealand||2019|
|Du Zhaocai||China PR||2019|
|Saoud Al Mohannadi*||Qatar||2019|
|Noël Le Graët||France||2019|
|Mathurin de Chacus||Benin||2021|
|Isha Johansen||Sierra Leone||2021|
|Yon de Luisa||Mexico||2021|
* FIFA Council member Saoud Al Mohannadi sadly passed away on 10 January 2023. He was elected to the FIFA Council in April 2019.
Chairpersons, deputy chairpersons and all members of independent committees and the independent members of all standing committees receive flat-rate compensation as outlined below.
Members of the Governance, Audit and Compliance Committee and of the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee receive annual compensation of USD 15,000. Members of the other independent committees, the independent members of all standing committees and the members of all football tribunal committees receive annual compensation of USD 7,500, with the exception of the independent member of the Compensation Sub-Committee, who receives annual compensation of USD 35,000.
In addition to the annual flat-rate compensation paid to chairpersons and deputy chairpersons, members of independent committees and independent members of all FIFA standing committees are granted a daily allowance while on duty of USD 250, or USD 150 if FIFA covers breakfast and lunch or dinner.
Members who do not receive annual compensation are granted a daily allowance while on duty of USD 300, or USD 200 if FIFA covers breakfast and lunch or dinner. In addition, members of FIFA’s committees may be separately compensated for special assignments given to them by the respective committee. No bonuses of any kind are granted.
The following figures represent the total gross compensation in USD dollars, excluding daily allowances and employees’ social security contributions covered by FIFA, due in 2022.
Governance, Audit and Compliance Committee
The total costs of the Governance, Audit and Compliance Committee in 2022 were USD 731,533, which includes daily allowances, travel/transport, accommodation and meals, external services and staff-related costs.
The total costs of FIFA’s judicial bodies in 2022 were USD 3,075,042, which includes daily allowances, travel/transport and security, accommodation and meals, freelance contractors, translation/interpreting, printed materials, IT hardware/software and communications, legal consultancy and staff-related costs.
The costs were as follows:
Ethics Commitee: USD 1,689,156
Disciplinary Commitee: USD 744,343
Appeal Commitee: USD 641,543
Committee chairpersons and deputy chairpersons
The annual compensation for the chairpersons and deputy chairpersons of the independent and standing committees is detailed in the table opposite.
Transactions with related parties
FIFA’s related-party policy requires FIFA officials to disclose related parties and related-party transactions in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Each year, all Council members renew their Related-Party Declarations, thereby identifying any relevant possible conflicts of interest. Any such disclosures are managed on a case-by-case basis.
Under the FIFA Statutes, the external auditors (currently PwC) are appointed by the FIFA Congress, and are responsible for auditing the annual consolidated financial statements of FIFA and submitting an audit report to the FIFA Council. In addition to the statutory audit, PwC also provided other assurance-related and non-audit services to FIFA.
|All figures in USD||2022|
|Statutory audit fees*||920,130|
|Fees for other assurance-related audit services||524,000|
|Fees for non-audit services||591,154|
* Total statutory audit fees are based on PwC engagement letters in the 2022 financial year and exclude out-of-pocket expenses.
FIFA committee chairpersons and deputy chairpersons as at 31 December 2022
|Committee||Role||Name||Annual gross base compensation in 2022 (USD)***|
|Governance, Audit and Compliance||Chairperson||Mukul Mudgal*||250,000|
|Deputy chairperson||Christopher Mihm*||75,000|
|Ethics – investigatory chamber||Chairperson||Martin Ngoga||250,000|
|Deputy chairperson||Bruno De Vita||75,000|
|Deputy chairperson||Parusuraman Subramanian||75,000|
|Ethics – adjudicatory chamber||Chairperson||Vassilios Skouris||215,000|
|Deputy chairperson||María Claudia Rojas||53,000|
|Deputy chairperson||Fiti Sunia||53,000|
|Deputy chairperson||Anin Yeboah||26,000|
|Deputy chairperson||Thomas Bodström||26,000|
|Development||Chairperson||Shk. Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa**||-|
|Deputy chairperson||Lydia Nsekera||26,000|
|Deputy chairperson||Sandra Fruean||26,000|
|Football Stakeholders||Chairperson||Victor Montagliani**||-|
|Deputy chairperson||Evelina Christillin**||-|
|Deputy chairperson||Sonia Fulford**||-|
|Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions||Chairperson||Aleksander Čeferin**||-|
|Deputy chairperson||María Sol Muñoz Altamirano**||-|
|Deputy chairperson||Hany Taleb Al-Raeesi||7,500|
|Players’ Status Chamber||Chairperson||Javier Vijande Penas||53,000|
|Deputy chairperson||Sarah Ochwada||7,500|
|Dispute Resolution Chamber||Chairperson||Frans de Weger||160,000|
|Deputy chairperson||Clifford Hendel||75,000|
|Deputy chairperson||Omar Ongaro||75,000|
* Mukul Mudgal is also the chairperson of the Review Committee and of the Compensation Sub-Committee, but did not receive any compensation for these roles. Christopher Mihm is also a member of the Review Committee, but he did not receive any compensation for this role. Alejandro Domínguez is also a member of the Compensation Sub-Committee, but he did not receive any compensation for this role.
** Members of the FIFA Council do not receive additional compensation for their roles as chairpersons and deputy chairpersons of FIFA committees.
*** Individuals ending or starting their terms during the year were compensated on a pro-rata basis.