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Where the money goes

Published: Monday 6 June 2011, 13.58CET
The 32 clubs competing in the UEFA Champions League last season received performance-related payments, as well as money from the TV market pool, amounting to €754.1m.
Where the money goes
The distribution system rewarded clubs for their participation in the competition ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Monday 6 June 2011, 13.58CET

Where the money goes

The 32 clubs competing in the UEFA Champions League last season received performance-related payments, as well as money from the TV market pool, amounting to €754.1m.

A total of €754.1m was distributed between the 32 clubs that appeared in the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League group stage.

Each of the clubs received a participation bonus of €3.9m plus a match bonus of €550,000 per group game played. On top of that, teams were allocated performance bonuses of €800,000 for every win and €400,000 for every draw in the group stage.

The 16 sides that reached the first knockout round all collected €3m, the eight quarter-finalists €3.3m apiece, and the four semi-finalists €4.2m each. For appearing in the final, winners FC Barcelona pocketed €9m and runners-up Manchester United FC €5.6m. It follows, then, that any team winning all six group stage matches would have been entitled to €12m, a figure that would have risen immediately to €15m because that club would also have qualified for the last 16.

On top of the overall figure of €413m distributed in fixed amounts, a further €341.1m was assigned to participating sides via the market pool based on the commercial value of their domestic television market, the number of UEFA Champions League games they played and their final position in the domestic league table in 2009/10. Clubs also retained home gate receipts.

Moreover, €55m was allotted exclusively for the UEFA Champions League play-off round, meaning each of the 20 teams featuring in the play-offs earned a fixed amount of €2.1m. A further €13.3m was also reserved for solidarity payments to clubs eliminated in the three qualifying rounds while additional solidarity payments for national associations and leagues totalled €69.9m.

Last updated: 17/08/11 10.53CET

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