Leaders
Dallmeier

Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

Chelsea Bag £47.3m From Champions League Appearances

Fri 13th Jul 2012 | Money & Finance

A total of €754.1m (£593.4m) was distributed to clubs participating in the UEFA Champions League last season.

Chelsea FC, who won the title after a penalty shoot-out at the Fußball Arena München in May, received €59.935m (£47.3m) in payments from UEFA. This sum consisted of €29.9m (£23.5m) in participation, match and performance bonuses in the group and knockout stages, including the final, as well as €30.035m (£23.8m) from the television market pool. Bayern earned a total of €41.730m (£32.9m).

In addition, €9m (£7.1m) went to Chelsea for their success in the final, while Bayern earned €5.6m (£4.4m) as runners-up. Other clubs to earn substantial amounts from the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League were FC Barcelona (€40.550m), AC Milan (€39.864m), Real Madrid CF (€38.434m), Manchester United FC (€35.182m) and FC Internazionale Milano (€31.569m).

The €754.1m prize money allotted to the 32 teams who figured from the group stage onwards consisted of €413m in fixed amounts plus €341.1m from the market pool. All of the 32 participating clubs received a minimum €7.2m in accordance with the distribution system, comprising a participation bonus of €3.9m and €3.3m from the six €550,000 match bonuses given per group game.

Additionally, performance bonuses were paid in the group stage: sides received €800,000 for every win and €400,000 for every draw, with Madrid the only club to net the maximum €4.8m. The 16 clubs that reached the round of 16 were each assigned an additional €3m, the eight quarter-finalists an extra €3.3m, and the four semi-finalists a bonus of €4.2m.

Monies from the market pool were distributed according to the proportional value of the national TV market each individual team represented, among other factors, so the amounts given varied from country (or national association) to country.

Clubs which took part in the UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds also received solidarity payments – each domestic champion which did not qualify for the group stage received €200,000, while clubs who were eliminated in the three qualifying rounds received €130,000 for each round played, up to a maximum of €390,000. Each of the 20 teams involved in the play-off matches received a fixed amount of €2.1m, irrespective of the result of their ties.

 Posted by: Aaron Gourley

http://www.buttonshut.com http://www.buttonshut.com http://www.buttonshut.com

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

RETURN TO LATEST NEWS SECTION

SUBSCRIBE TO THE FCBUSINESS RSS FEED

If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us – agourley@fcbusiness.co.uk or ryan@fcbusiness.co.uk

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

Mats Hummels Joins Juan Mata For Common Goal

Thu 17th Aug 2017 | Money & Finance

Bayern Munich and Manchester United stars unite behind Common Goal #CommonGoal World Cup winner and Bayern Munich player Mats Hummels has become the second footballer to join Common Goal , pledging 1%...

Aldershot Town Gets Financial Support From Council

Tue 15th Aug 2017 | Money & Finance

Aldershot Town Football Club has confirmed that Rushmoor Borough Council has agreed to a package of financial support for the club, including rent and rates relief, until 2021. Following on-field...

Chinese debts emphasize need for local players’ association

Thu 27th Jul 2017 | Money & Finance

FIFPro is ready to offer assistance to professional footballers in China and other parts of the world where local player associations do not yet exist. Media reports this week revealed several Chinese...

SPFL: No fresh tax scheme sanctions against Rangers

Wed 26th Jul 2017 | Money & Finance

The SPFL Board today announced, following legal advice from eminent Senior Counsel, Gerry Moynihan Q.C., that there will be no further disciplinary proceedings taken by the SPFL connected with the use...