UEFA Champions League Prize Money 2016-17 Season (Winners to earn upwards of €100 million Approximately)
Champions League Prize Money :
Champions League Prize Money, the amount of prize money paid to the clubs is as follows:
- First qualifying round: €220,000
- Second qualifying round: €320,000
- Losers third qualifying round: €420,000
- Losers play-off round: €3,000,000
- Winners play-off round: €2,000,000
- Base fee for group stage: €12,700,000
- Group match victory: €1,500,000
- Group match draw: €500,000
- Round of 16: €6,000,000
- Quarter-finals: €6,500,000
- Semi-finals: €7,500,000
- Losing finalist: €11,000,000
- Winning the Final: €15,500,000
- The Champions League is coming to a dramatic conclusion with Real Madrid And Juventus all battling to be crowned kings of Europe.
But as well as the prestige, clubs earn huge cash boosts from their performances throughout the tournament.
Arsenal, Man City and Leicester City represented the Premier League in the knockout rounds – while Tottenham failed to scrape out of the group stage – but they will all land big money.
Champions League Prize Money UEFA Officials has announced several major changes ahead of the 2016-17 Champions League season and that includes increase in prize money plus 15% increase in TV market share for premier league teams. We take a indepth look at how UEFA distribute champions league revenue among teams across whole Europe.
The Distribution system : The estimated yearly gross revenue from all UEFA competitions (Champions League, Europa League, UEFA Super Cup) is centralized and placed in 1 pot. UEFA estimates around €2.35 billion to be generated in 2016-17. From central pot 12% (€282m) is deducted by UEFA for Admin and competition costs another 8% (€199.7m) is used as solidarity payments to clubs and national FAs.
Now remaining €1.86 billion another 8% is reserved by UEFA for European football and remain with UEFA. The rest €1.7187 billion is used to distribute among clubs in both Champions league and Europa League. For 2016-17 season €1.3189 billion is allocated for Champions League pot and €399.8 million for Europa League.
2016-17 Champions League Prize Money : Champions League is by far the highest prize money paying competition in the world, yeah thats right even more than Football World Cup and for 2016-17 season we see another 10% increase compared to 2015-16 season where €1.257 billion was distributed among teams in champions league from playoffs to the winners. We take a look at this years champions league funds and how they will be distributed.
Champions League Prize Money Fund Distribution:
You Know how does the distribution of €1.3189 billion works among Champions League participant and teams who play in Champions League qualifiers but fail to reach group stages. The total prize money pool (€1.3189 billion) is divided into two parts.
1. Fixed Amount (€761.9 million) awarded according to how the teams finished and performance related bonuses.
2. Market Pool (€507 million). Part of UEFA’s TV income which is distributed according to which league the team comes from and number of matches played by a team in 2016-17 Champions League season.
Champions-League-Prize-Money STAGE Total Fixed Amount: €761.9 million Playoff Bonus €50 million distributed to 20 teams who participated in playoffs. €2m each for playoff winners and €3 million each for eliminated teams. Participation Bonus €12.7 million (Guaranteed) for each 32 teams who play in the group stages Performance Bonus €1.5 million for every win & €500,000 for every draw in group stages Round of 16 €6 million each for 16 teams Quarter Finals €6.5 million each for 8 teams Semifinals €7.5 million each for 4 teams Runner Ups €11 million Final €15.5 million Potential Total Winner of 2016-17 champions league can earn between €54m to €57.2m from “Fixed Amount” pot. Plus Market pool money which can easily elevate total earnings of winners from England, Spain, Germay or Italy around €100 million (prize money + market pool)
Last Year Champions League Prize Money :
|STAGE||Real Madrid||Atletico Madrid|
|Participation Bonus||€12 million||€12 million|
|Performance Bonus||€8 million (for winning 5 group games and drawing 1)||€6.5 million (for winning 4 group games + 1 Draw)|
|Market Pool||€40.6 million||€35 million|
|Round of 16||€5.5 million||€5.5 million|
|Quarter Finals||€6 million||€6 million|
|Semifinals||€7 million||€7 million|
|Finals||€15 million (winners)||€10 million (runner ups)|
|TOTAL||€94 million||€82 million|
Champions League Prize Money :
|STAGE||Total Fixed Amount: €761.9 million|
|Playoff Bonus||€50 million distributed to 20 teams who participated in playoffs. €2m each for playoff winners and €3 million each for eliminated teams.|
|Participation Bonus||€12.7 million (Guaranteed) for each 32 teams who play in the group stages|
|Performance Bonus||€1.5 million for every win & €500,000 for every draw in group stages|
|Round of 16||€6 million each for 16 teams|
|Quarter Finals||€6.5 million each for 8 teams|
|Semifinals||€7.5 million each for 4 teams|
|Runner Ups||€11 million|
|Potential Total||Winner of 2016-17 champions league can earn between €54m to €57.2m from “Fixed Amount” pot. Plus Market pool money which can easily elevate total earnings of winners from England, Spain, Germay or Italy around €100 million (prize money + market pool)|
Market Pool (€507 million) :
UEFA Official has announced €507 million in market pool money for each of the next three champions league seasons. Which will be distributed according proportional value of each TV market (Country/League). So the market pool awarded to each country’s league will be distributed among the teams from that league according to their performance in previous league season and how many matches they will play in the given champions league season.
English clubs will benefit the most with the new Market Pool distribution system and If an english club were to win the champions league in 2016-17 season they will earn more than €110 million (around €55m from performance based + another €50m/€60m with market pool).
- If FC Basel were to win the Champions League they won’t make as much as Real Madrid or Barcelona did in the last couple of years. Why ? because of the market value of the team. Teams coming from top 4 European Leagues get the bigger chunk of the market pool.
- Every League (not teams) gets specific market pool money according to the UEFA Ranking of European Leagues, and for example last season from Spain Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Real Sociedad played in group stages so the total market pool for spain was shared between four teams. Where Barcelona got €24.6 million, Real Madrid €20 million, Atletico got €17 million and Real Sociedad got €8.5 million in market pool money.
- Juventus on the other hand got massive €58.20 million from market pool money because only them and AS Roma from Italy played in the group stages and Roma knocked out in group stages leaving Juventus with huge portion.
- So the Market Pool given out to other low ranked leagues like Ukraine, Russia etc is much lower so the clubs from those countries get less money even if they over achieve and qualify for the later stages of the champions League.
Non-participating clubs Champions League Prize Money :
The solidarity payments to non-participating clubs via their national associations and/or leagues will now represent 5% of the overall gross revenues of the two competitions.
- A forecast total of €117.5m will be distributed to national associations and/or leagues for their clubs (this amount may be increased in the event of higher gross commercial revenue).
- Of this amount, 80% will be distributed to national associations and/or leagues with at least one club participating in the UEFA Champions League group stage and 20% to national associations and/or leagues with no participating clubs in the UEFA Champions League group stage.
Furthermore, as introduced for season 2015/16, the distribution to national associations and/or leagues will no longer be exclusively based on their market value. Instead, 60% of the available amounts will be distributed in equal shares among all national associations and/or leagues and 40% will be distributed according to the value of the TV market of each respective association in the UEFA Champions League.
Clubs not participating in the group stage of either the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League in 2016/17 will be entitled to a share of these solidarity payments.