Minimum salary in Cyprus for professional footballers

Since the 1st of January 2023, a governmental Decree setting a nationwide minimum salary has been implemented in Cyprus. According to this Decree, all employees must receive a minimum of EUR 940 gross per month. Only exception is for the first 6 months of each employment, for which period the minimum salary is EUR 885 gross per month.

Professional footballers in Cyprus are, of course, employees and for this reason the minimum salary Decree also applies on them. The first month where the minimum salary will apply will be the current month, January 2023. We are awaiting the clubs to comply with this Decree.