Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir hails landmark maternity pay ruling as ‘wake-up call’ for football | Women’s football

The Iceland captain Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir has won her maternity claim against Lyon after she was not paid her full salary during pregnancy and has hailed the ruling as a “wake-up call for clubs”.

The 32-year-old turned to Fifpro to lodge her complaint with Fifa and football’s global body ruled in August last year that the club must pay the full amount owed to Gunnarsdóttir – €82,094.82 (£72,139) – within 45 days of notification of the decision. Fifa said the French club would face a transfer ban if they failed to pay in full.

Fifpro posted on Twitter: “Sara Björk…

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