German Clubs Receive $130M From Champions League Up Until This Date
Germany's three Champions League clubs "have already earned more than €100M ($130M)," according to the SID. Borussia Dortmund will receive €17.1M ($22.2M) in bonus payments from UEFA for advancing to the round of 16. Bayern Munich and Schalke 04, which also advanced, will receive €16.6M ($21.5M). In total, the three clubs have already earned bonus payments of €50.3M ($65.2M). The clubs, which for the first time all won their groups before advancing to the knockout-round, will also receive €50M ($64.8M) from the UEFA market pool. In addition, Bayern, Dortmund and Schalke have earned about €7M ($9.1M) each from ticket sales to their three home games during the group stage. Overall, UEFA will pay out a total of €910.3M ($1.2B) to all 32 teams participating in the Champions League (SID, 12/6).