2015/16 Champions League revenue distribution

The 32 2015/16 UEFA Champions League group stage sides, and the ten eliminated in the play-offs, shared over €1.345bn in payments from UEFA – over €315m up on the previous season.

Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale after Real Madrid's final win
Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale after Real Madrid's final win ©Getty Images

The 32 clubs that took part in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League group stage and the ten that were knocked out in the play-offs shared more than €1.345bn in payments from UEFA, over €315m more than the previous season.

The 20 clubs that took part in the play-offs – with the ten winning clubs qualifying for the Champions League group stage, and the other ten joining the UEFA Europa League group stage – shared €50m. Total participation payments reached over €1.345bn, with an additional €4.17m allocated to the European Club Association (ECA), in accordance with its memorandum of understanding with UEFA. This brought the total distribution from last season's competition up to over €1.349bn.

Each club was entitled to a minimum payment for participating in the competition. In addition, every group stage win or draw brought performance bonuses. The clubs also received bonuses for each knockout round they reached. Monies from the market pool were divided according to the proportional value of the national TV market allocated to each individual club, among other factors.

The highest earners were Manchester City FC (€83.8m), Real Madrid CF (€80m), Juventus (€76.2m) and Paris Saint-Germain (€70.8m).

The figures in the table do not include solidarity payments to any of the clubs participating in the qualifying rounds, totalling €77m, nor do they include any additional solidarity payments made to leagues for club youth development projects, totalling €120m.

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