Revealed: How much money Celtic and Rangers received for World Cup players

Seven players netted four Scottish clubs money for their World Cup exploits this summer. Pictures: Getty Images
Seven players netted four Scottish clubs money for their World Cup exploits this summer. Pictures: Getty Images
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Celtic banked a seven-figure payment from FIFA as compensation for the Hoops’ four World Cup stars while Rangers and Hibs secured six-figure sums from world football’s governing body.

As part of the deal thrashed out between FIFA and the European Club Association, £156 million was set aside to compensate teams who sent players to the 2018 edition of the tournament.

Each player earned between £6,000 and £6,500 for their club, for every day they were at the tournament, so Dedryck Boyata’s run to the semi-finals with Belgium, along with Cristian Gamboa, Mikael Lustig and Tom Rogic’s appearances at the competition netted Celtic £1.054 million.

Rogic and Gamboa exited at the group stage but Lustig’s Sweden reached the quarter finals, where they were knocked out by England.

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Former Rangers defender Bruno Alves, who didn’t make a single appearance in Russia, secured the Ibrox side £161,120 while Jamie Maclaren’s inclusion in the Austraia squad landed Hibs £105,723.

The on-loan Darmstadt forward didn’t see any action at the tournament as the Socceroos bowed out at the group stage.

Kari Arnason’s inclusion in the Iceland squad brought Aberdeen £70,482. The veteran defender played the full 90 minutes against Argentina and Nigeria, and was an unused sub in the final group match against Croatia.