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(From Derby Evening Telegraph)
Byline: STEVE NICHOLSON
JOHN McGovern was earning around GBP60 per week when Derby County were crowned champions of England in 1971-72.
His wage is a far cry from the money being earned by many of today's footballers, whose weekly salary can be GBP60,000-a-week and in many cases much more.
McGovern was able to buy himself a car with the bonus he received for helping the Rams win the title. It was a Ford Escort 1300 GT he had set his heart on and had spent 18 months saving for.
Life as a footballer in the early 70s was very different today. Players were well paid compared with the average wage, which at the time in the UK was around GBP40 per week, but their salaries did not remove …