Average top football wage now £1.1m

Everton's 1984 FA Cup-winning team
Everton's 1984 FA Cup-winning team

The detail of footballers' wages in England for the last 25 years has been revealed in detail for the first time. Figures from the players' union dating back to 1985, the year when the great Everton team pictured left won the league title after capturing the FA Cup the season before, have just been released. That team earned an average £25,000 a year, double the average working wage. Today's top players earn an average £1,162,350.