Champions League and Europa League Prize Money revealed by UEFA ahead of the upcoming 2019/2020 season.
UEFA has released the details of the revenue distribution among the clubs that will participate in the 2019/2020 season of UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. According to the report, the total amount available for distribution to participating clubs in 2019/20 is €2.55bn.
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The total estimate is around €3.25bn and includes the UEFA Super Cup and administrative costs as well. Of the €2.55bn set aside for the teams participating in European action, €2.04bn will be distributed to clubs competing in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup. While €510m will be distributed to clubs participating in the UEFA Europa League.
UEFA Champions League
The 6 teams that fail to advance from the Champions League playoff round will each receive a fixed payment of €5m. The winner will not receive any specific payment for this round. However, they will get become eligible for participating in the UEFA Champions’ League group stage and with it, the monetary prize as well.
All of the 32 teams in the group stage will receive €15.25m, split into a down payment of €14.5m and a balance payment of €0.75. Furthermore, teams will earn €2.7m per win and €900,000 per draw. Undistributed amounts (€900,000 per draw) will be pooled and redistributed among the clubs playing in the group stage in amounts proportionate to their number of wins.
Reaching the round of 16 will earn a club €9.5m, €10.5m per club for the Quarters, €12m per club for the semi-final and €15m per club for advancing to the final. The UEFA Champions League winners will pocket an additional €4m. Meaning any team that wins the Champions league can expect earnings in excess of €66.25m, after group stages results are counted.
There is also €585m to be shared between the 32 competing clubs based on their 10-year coefficient ranking. The teams will be rewarded on the basis of performances over a ten-year period. The total amount of €585.05m has been divided into ‘coefficient shares’, with each share worth €1.108m. The lowest-ranked team will receive one share (€1.108m). A share will be added to every rank and so the highest-ranked team will receive 32 shares (€35.46m).
There is a further €292ml to be distributed in accordance with the proportional value of each TV market represented by clubs taking part in the UEFA Champions League. Teams will also be rewarded a greater share the higher they finished in their domestic league last season.
UEFA Europa League
The Europa League offer a lot less in comparison to the Champions League. However, any team that wins the Europa League also earns an automatic qualification to the Champions League next year.
The 48 clubs that qualify for the group stage will receive a group stage reward of €2.92m, split into a down payment of €2.75m, and a balance payment of €170,000. The teams will receive further financial reward based on their performance. Teams will earn €570,000 per win and €190,000 per draw. Undistributed amounts (€190,000 per draw) will be pooled and redistributed among the clubs playing in the group stage in amounts proportionate to their number of wins.
Teams that top their group will receive a qualification bonus of €1m each and the runners-up €500,000 each. The round of 32 is worth €500,000 to each club, followed by €1.1m for the round of 16, €1.5m for the quarter-finals, €2.4m for the semi-finals, €4.5m for the final and an additional €4m for winning it all. This means that a team that wins every game in the Europa league stands to earn a paltry €21.34m compared to the €66.25m offered by the Champions league without adding the bonuses.
Like the Champions League, the Europa league will also offer bonus on Coefficient Ranking with the lowest-ranked team receiving €71,430) while the highest-ranked team will receive €3.42m.
There is a further €168m to be distributed in accordance with the proportional value of each TV market represented by clubs taking part in the UEFA Champions League. Teams will also be rewarded a greater share the higher they finished in their domestic league last season.
UEFA Super Cup
Winning either the Champions League or Europa League in 2019/20 will mean a place in the 2020 UEFA Super Cup, and that comes with €3.5m, plus a further €1m for winning it.
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