Nearly €240m in payments from UEFA have been shared by the 56 clubs that competed in the UEFA Europa League in 2014/15, €19.1m going to winners Sevilla.
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Nearly €240m in payments from UEFA have been shared by the 56 clubs that competed in the UEFA Europa League in 2014/15.
The revenue generated by the centralised marketing of last season's UEFA Europa League – plus an additional contribution from the UEFA Champions League club share – has been redistributed among the 48 clubs taking part from the group stage onwards, as well as the eight sides that joined the competition in the round of 32 after coming third in their UEFA Champions League groups.
Money from the market pool has been divided according to the proportional value of the national television market allocated to each individual club, among other factors.
The 48 clubs who set out in the group stage received an initial participation bonus of €1.3m. Added to this were performance bonuses of €200,000 for every win and €100,000 for every draw in the group stage.
Qualification bonuses were paid to the teams that progressed to the round of 32. Each of the 12 group winners earned €400,000, and the runners-up €200,000, with Dinamo Moskva's 100% record bringing them the highest joint performance and qualification bonus from the group stage of €1.6m.
As for the knockout phase, teams competing in the round of 32 collected €200,000 each, clubs in the round of 16 €350,000 each, the eight quarter-finalists €450,000 each and the four semi-finalists €1m each. The 2014/15 winners, Spanish club Sevilla – who clinched the trophy for the second successive season – received €5m for winning the title, and the runners-up from Ukraine, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk €2.5m.
Sevilla received some €19.1m for their successful campaign. This amount comprised over €9.8m from the market pool, and €9.3 in participation and performance bonuses. Semi-finalists Napoli received the second largest overall amount, over €12.2m, and were followed by Fiorentina and Wolfsburg, who were both paid some €10.5m.