Six-figure sums for England's Euro 2008 flops
England, who were understood to be on a 250,000-a-man bonus to win the tournament, still earned individual six-figure sums despite losing out to Croatia and Russia for a place in this summer's finals.
By pooling money received from FA sponsors such as Nationwide and Carlsberg, the England players picked up bonus payments based on how many matches they played in the qualifying campaign.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, who is on a salary of around 120,000 a week at his club, is believed to have received the highest bonus of 150,000.
Since February last year, however, Gerrard and his England team-mates have waived their 1,500 match fee from the FA. The money now goes to charity and will do so until 2010 when it is expected 1 million will be raised for good causes.