Winning matches in the crown jewel of UEFA club competitions is a lucrative business
Champions League Financial rewards are an integral part of the season schedules of the world’s largest clubs.
Reaching the group stage of UEFA’s most important club competition is worth millions and can change the fate of a smaller club overnight.
The total price of course depends on how many games a team wins and how far it goes.
How much prize money will the winners and runners-up of the 2020-21 competition win? goal brings you everything you need to know.
How much prize money will the 2020-21 Champions League winners receive?
It’s worth winning the Champions League final EUR 19 million (GBP 16 million / USD 23 million) and while he loses the final, the runner-up gets 15M EUR (13M GBP / 18M USD) to soften the blow.
However, the total prize money given to the winner is much more than that as the rewards are collected based on performance in each round.
|winner||€ 19 million|
|runner up||€ 15 million|
|Semi-finalist||€ 12 million|
|Quarter final game||€ 10.5 million|
|Last 16||€ 9.5 million|
|Group stage victory||€ 2.7 million|
|Group stage draw||€ 900,000|
|Qualification for the group stage||€ 15.25 million|
|Third qualifying round||€ 480,000|
|Second qualifying round||€ 380,000|
|First qualifying round||€ 280,000|
|Preliminary round||€ 230,000|
Based on latest Numbers: A single group stage win is worth € 2.7m (£ 2.3m / $ 3m) and a draw is worth € 900,000 (£ 780,000 / $ 1m).
If a team starts from the group stage and wins every game in the group stage and then wins the entire competition, it gets a total € 82.45m (£ 71m / $ 100m) in the prize money.
Manchester city won five games in the group stage and drew one, which means they have already earned just over € 60million Chelsea won four group games and drew two, which means they have earned just under € 60million.
This figure is based on performance alone, but UEFA distributes more money to clubs based on the “market pool” broadcasting concept, where revenue is allocated based on the size of a television market.
The prize money for Champions League clubs is much higher than that for clubs participating in the Europa League.
The impact of the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, which affected two consecutive tournaments, is not yet clear, but it has been reported that prize money may be cut in the future.
For example, in October 2020 The times reported that UEFA prize money would be cut for five years after the pandemic. However, a 2021 report in L’Equipe suggested that the prize money would increase slightly.