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Player payments revealed: Millionaires on the up (afl site)
« on: February 22, 2018, 06:15:34 PM »
A RECORD nine players earned more than $1 million last season.

The AFL released its official salary and TPP figures for 2017 on Thursday, revealing that two players earned more than $1.2 million.

Lance Franklin is understood to have been one of the competition's highest-paid players last season, with Tom Boyd, Scott Pendlebury, Nathan Fyfe and then Gold Coast teammates Gary Ablett and Tom Lynch widely believed within industry circles to have also earned seven-figure salaries.

It is likely some of 2017's millionaires are on contracts wherein their average yearly salary is less than $1 million, but their deals were front- or back-ended last season to top seven figures. Sources contacted by identified Brisbane captain Dayne Beams and Essendon tall Michael Hurley as players that could fall in this category.

Richmond captain Trent Cotchin and teammate Dion Prestia would also have been among the AFL's top earners in 2017, although Dustin Martin won't top seven-figures until his new contract kicks in this season.