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65 British Clubs Benefit From New UEFA Compensation Structure

Tue 11th Sep 2012 | UEFA


Following on from this summer's UEFA EURO 2012 tournament, UEFA has today finalised the financial provisions related to the tournament in order to confirm the payments to the clubs for their contribution to the competition and national team football in general, during the 2010/11 and 2011/12 seasons.

53 English clubs will benefit from the solidarity payments along with 10 Scottish and 2 Welsh clubs. Premier League Champions, Manchester City will receive €2,069,465 whilst League One side Yeovil will receive €5,241.

In total, 575 clubs across Europe will receive payments, in accordance with the renewed Memorandum of Understanding which was signed between ECA and UEFA in March 2012. This represents a substantial increase in beneficiaries when compared to the distribution after UEFA EURO 2008, for which 180 clubs received payments.

Commenting on the solidarity payments, ECA Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, said: "The European Club Association is pleased that its contribution to the success of UEFA EURO 2012 has been recognised and justly rewarded by UEFA.

“This shows the excellent relationship that exists within the football family in Europe, as we work hand in hand to shape the future of our game."

With €100m available for UEFA EURO 2012, €40m has been reserved for those clubs which released players for the qualifying matches, while the remaining €60m has been distributed to the clubs which released players for the final tournament.

In accordance with the detailed distribution mechanism agreed between UEFA and the ECA, clubs receive an equal share per player released for each qualifying match, and a fixed amount per player per day, weighted with the FIFA categorisation of clubs for training compensation.

Michel Platini, President of UEFA, said: "I am delighted that we are able to provide clubs with financial benefits from UEFA EURO 2012 to reward their contribution to the competition. We witnessed a truly fantastic UEFA European Football Championship final round this summer, and I am pleased that the clubs can now also be associated with the event."

For UEFA EURO 2016, the target total amount to be distributed is set at €150m.

The top five European clubs benefiting from solidarity payments from UEFA EURO 2012 are:

FC Bayern München

€ 3,095,393

Real Madrid CF

€ 2,996,585

FC Barcelona

€ 2,210,202

Manchester City FC

€ 2,069,465


€ 2,023,012


A full list of club payments is available here

Posted by: Aaron Gourley




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