2016/17 UEFA Europa League financial distribution

More than €423.1m in payments from UEFA have been shared by the 56 clubs that took part in the the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League group stage and/or knockout phase.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (22) turns away after scoring Manchester United's second goal in the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League final against Ajax
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (22) turns away after scoring Manchester United's second goal in the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League final against Ajax ©Sportsfile

More than €423.1m in payments from UEFA have been shared by the 56 clubs that took part in the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League group stage and/or knockout phase – compared with over €411.1m in 2015/16.

Club competition revenue – which is centralised in a single pot and allocated to the Champions League and the Europa League clubs – is distributed to clubs involved in the Europa League as of the group stage as follows: 60% is distributed in fixed amounts, while the remaining 40% is distributed in variable amounts calculated on the basis of the commercial value of each national market.

The fixed amounts saw clubs receive €2.6m for participating in the group stage; €360,000 for each win in the group stage and €120,000 for each draw, with any undistributed money (i.e. €120,000 per draw) being redistributed across all clubs contesting the group stage in proportion to the number of victories achieved by each side.

Each group-winner received €600,000, and the runners-up €300,000. Every club taking part in the round of 32 earned €500,000, while clubs participating in the round of 16 each received €750,000. The eight quarter-finalists received €1m each, and the four semi-finalists €1.6m each. Winners Manchester United earned €6.5m, and runners-up Ajax received €3.5m.

Monies from the market pool were divided according to the value of the TV market in each country, among other factors.

The total amount of €423.1m includes a surplus of €23.5m allocated to all group phase clubs at the end of the season, in proportion to the amounts obtained by each club during the season.

The figures in the table do not take account of solidarity payments made to clubs that participated in the qualifying rounds, nor does it include the additional solidarity payments made to national leagues for clubs’ youth development projects