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Everton’s Yannick Bolasie once got paid ‘burger per goal’ for Hillingdon Borough

Everton paid a princely €30m to get the service of Yannick Bolassie from Crystal Palace but there was once a time when the Congo international was paid in burgers instead of money. Fortunes do change.

The story emerged after Bolasie came to aid his former club, Hillingdon Borough, who on Tuesday announced that they had resigned from the Spartan South Midlands League Division One, the 10th tier of English football due to financial woes. 


The former player’s help brought the club back into football, and later the club’s chairwoman Dee Dhand went public thanking Bolasie for the support and also revealing of the time when they paid him in ‘burgers’.

“I wanted to sign him for £20-a-week but others didn’t agree.

“I ended up giving him a burger for every goal. He once scored eight, so he shared them with his team-mates.”

Hillingdon Borough Chairwoman, Source: Daily Mirror

Talking to Everton’s official website, Bolasie confirmed the days of ‘burger salary’ saying, 

“It’s true they used to pay me in burgers. There were plenty of stories like that back in the day,”

Yannick Bolasie.

The summer signing, despite being largely impactful for the Toffees, has found the net only once in his 14 league appearances. Maybe it’s time for the Everton management to consider adopting the ‘burger payment’ scheme.

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