UEFA has released financial figures detailing the distribution of revenue from the 2018/19 edition of the Europa League.
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More than €559.2 million in payments from UEFA have been shared by the 56 clubs that took part in the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League group stage and/or knockout phase – compared with over €428.1m in 2017/18.
The increased payments reflect the distribution provisions implemented for the new 2018–21 commercial cycle in the European club competitions.
How Europa League revenue was distributed
Club competition revenue was centralised in a single pot with the net amount available to participating clubs then split into four different pillars:
• 25% allocated to starting fees: €132 million
• 30% allocated to performance related fixed amounts: €175.2m
• 15% distributed on the basis of a ten-year performance-based coefficient ranking: €84m
• 30% allocated to variable amounts (market pool): €168m
In terms of fixed amounts, clubs received €2.75m (compared to €2.6m previously) for taking part in the group stage – €570,000 (€360,000) for each group stage victory and €190,000 (€120,000) for each draw. Any undistributed money (i.e. €190,000 per draw) was redistributed among all of the clubs participating in the group stage, in proportion to the number of wins achieved by each team.
Each group winner received €1m (€600,000), and the runners-up €500,000 (€300,000). Every club taking part in the round of 32 earned €500,000 (€500,000), while clubs participating in the round of 16 each received €1.1m (€750,000).
The eight quarter-finalists received €1.5m each (€1m), and the four semi-finalists €2.4m (€1.6m) each. Winners Chelsea earned €8.5m (€6.5m), and runners-up Arsenal received €4.5m (€3.5m).
Monies from the market pool were divided according to the value of the TV market in each country.
New ranking system for 2018/19 season
Last season, a new ranking system was introduced on the basis of performances over a 10-year period.
In addition to coefficient points accumulated during this period, this ranking included bonus points for having won the UEFA Champions League/European Champion Clubs' Cup, the UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup and the European Cup Winners' Cup.
More detailed information will be available in UEFA's 2018/19 Financial Report, published after the annual UEFA Congress takes place in March 2020.