UEFA Reveals Champions League And Europa League Payouts
UEFA Champions League winners Chelsea "earned a total of over" €59M ($72.2M) in payments from UEFA for winning the tournament, according to Leonard Mountfield of FOOTBALLGOSSIP.org.uk. Figures revealed by UEFA showed that all 32 teams that participated in the group stage of the tournament received €3.9M ($4.8M) plus a match bonus of €3.3M ($4M). Chelsea saw the biggest payout from the TV marketing pool with a little over €30M ($36.7M) followed by ManU with just over €25M ($30.6M). The London side also received a "series of performance bonuses" for making it through each round. In terms of total revenue from UEFA, Chelsea was followed by finalist Bayern Munich with €41.7M ($51M) and semifinalists FC Barcelona €40.6M ($49.7M) and Real Madrid €38.4M ($47M) (FOOTBALLGOSSIP.org.uk, 7/15).
For a complete team by team Champions League revenue breakdown click here.
EUROPA LEAGUE: The Europa League payouts showed the "disparity between Europe’s premier club competition and its much poorer neighbour the Europa League." The winners Atletico Madrid picked up a total of €10.5M ($12.9M).
For a complete team by team Europa League revenue breakdown click here.