Champion League Is The Cherry On The Top

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Every season throughout Europe teams are trying to not only win their own league,,but also to qualify for the lucrative Champions League. Winning the Champions League is the ultimate, but every team who plays scores financially.

Obviously the longer you remain in the tournament the more money your club makes. The breakdown of the rewards excludes television payments which vary depending on what country you are in.This could be worth more than 10 Million Euros alone.

For every match you win the team will receive 2.7 Million Euros.Drawn matches are only worth 900 000 Euros,but still all add up to something substantial.

Reaching the group stages: 15 Million Euros

Reaching the round of 16: 9.5 Million Euros

Reaching the quarter-finals: 10.5 Million Euros

Reaching the semi-finals: 12 Million Euros

Reaching the final: 15 Million Euros

Winning the final: 4 Million Euros

I honestly thought winning the final would be worth more than just 4 Million.A team winning all it's matches and the final will earn in excess of 88 Million Euros. Don't forget gate receipts (Inter Milan recorded 5.8 Million Euros against Barcelona alone) the television revenue and your own sponsors and a successful campaign i now way over 150 Million Euro's.

Compare this to the Europa League and you can see why teams want to win this cup as it allows you qualification for the Champions League the following year.

Reaching the group stages 2.75 Million Euros
Reaching the round of 32 500,000 Euros
Reaching the round of 16 1.1 Million Euros
Reaching the quarter-finals 1.5 Million Euros
Reaching the semi-finals 2.4 Million Euros
Reaching the final 4.5 Million Euros
Winning the final 4 Million Euros

The payments are much smaller except for the overall winner which is the same.

Liverpool earned roughly 180 Million Euro's just from the Premiership last season excluding winning the Champions League title. The club had a bumper season earning in excess of 300 Million Euros.


Ajax earned a fortune and are still earning. Having a great academy plus ability to spot exciting youngsters talents in lower leagues means huge profit for the club.

The clubs in the top leagues need a sort of spend money to make money of they want to survive. Failure to do so will turn such club to a selling club in order to survive.

Football is interesting.

It's massive for smaller clubs like the ones over here when they reach the group stages. I think the league prize here is about 100k so when they reach Europa league the money makes a big difference to the clubs.

But to be able to get into that top elite, you need to invest and RISK your own money as a club owner. I think its more gambling than a business model, but thats were the fun is if you can afford it.

You are right and I think it is more of a hobby for some of these wealthy people.

Very good information. I think the prize money has allowed the clubs to invest hugely in his players and infra.
Also this has increased the competitiveness in the tournament and every one is going crazy ...... indirectly it has increased the popularity of club football too.
This has helped the whole ecosystem of football healthy.

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