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Johnny Haynes (Britains first £100 per week footballer
Johnny Haynes (Britains first £ 100 per week footballer) 1962
arrives at the Westminster Hospital to have the plaster removed from his injured leg in 1961 the Professional Footballers Association acheived the abolition of the minimum wage for football players, largely due to the work of the PFA Chairman, Jimmy Hill. Johnny Haynes, a player for Fulham became the first player to earn £ 100 pounds a week. He is pictured here in 1962 at the Westminster Hospital where he had received treatment for a leg injury.
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Johnny Haynes - The Pioneer of Football's Wage Revolution
In this photo print, we are transported back to the year 1962, a time when footballers' wages were about to be revolutionized. Johnny Haynes, Britain's first £100 per week footballer, stands outside Westminster Hospital with an air of triumph and determination. The significance of this moment cannot be overstated. Just a year prior, in 1961, the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) had successfully fought for the abolition of the minimum wage for football players. This groundbreaking achievement was largely attributed to the relentless efforts of PFA Chairman Jimmy Hill. Haynes himself became a symbol of this newfound financial freedom within the sport. As a player for Fulham FC, he proudly earned £100 pounds per week - an astronomical sum at that time. His success paved the way for future generations of footballers who would go on to earn even more substantial salaries. This image captures Haynes after receiving treatment for a leg injury at Westminster Hospital – a testament to his dedication and resilience as an athlete. It serves as a reminder not only of his personal triumph but also how one man's perseverance can lead to significant change within an industry. As we delve into this nostalgic snapshot from Y2K Football's collection by Unknown photographer, let us celebrate Johnny Haynes as both an icon and pioneer in shaping modern-day professional football economics.
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