2016/17 UEFA Champions League financial distribution

The 2016/17 UEFA Champions League group stage sides, and the ten eliminated in the play-offs, shared over €1.396bn in payments from UEFA.


The clubs that took part in the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League group stage, and the ten eliminated in the playoffs, shared more than €1.396bn in payments from UEFA.

Under the distribution system for the 2015–18 commercial cycle, which was introduced in 2015/16, all net revenue from the club competitions (including the sale of tickets and hospitality packages for the Champions League and Europa League finals and the Super Cup) is centralised and reallocated to the Champions League and Europa League clubs.

Once more, €50m was shared by the 20 clubs that took part in the play-offs, with the ten clubs that qualified for the Champions League group stage receiving €2m each and the other ten, who joined the Europa League group stage, each receiving €3m.

Each club was guaranteed a minimum payment of €12.7m for participating in the group stage, while additional performance bonuses of €1.5m per win and €500,000 per draw were also paid out. The €500,000 surplus for each drawn match was pooled and redistributed to all clubs taking part in the group stage in accordance with the number of wins they achieved. Further bonuses were paid for each knockout round reached: €6m for the round of 16, €6.5m for the quarter-finals, €7.5m for the semi-finals, €11m for the runners-up in the final and €15.5 for the winners. Monies from the market pool were divided according to the value of the TV market in each country, among other factors.

Finally, a surplus of €73m was allocated to all group phase clubs at the end of the season, in proportion to the amounts generated by each club during the season.

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