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Premier League Soccer's Pay Gap Is Bigger Than HSBC, Goldman

  • Manchester City says women earn 88 percent less than men
  • Clubs’ pay differential skewed by male stars’ compensation
While some clubs field women’s teams, members are paid considerably less.

While some clubs field women’s teams, members are paid considerably less.

Photographer: Chelsea Football Club via Getty Images

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Soccer players’ multimillion-pound salaries have made the male-female pay gap at England’s Premier League clubs the biggest in the U.K., even larger than the disparity at banks HSBC Holdings Plc and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Manchester City, the runaway leader on the field, said women earn 88 percent less than men on an hourly basis. That’s one of the biggest differences yet disclosed under new U.K. regulations requiring large employers to publish the gap between male and female pay. Other clubs, including Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton, posted similarly large disparities.