REAL Madrid earned a payout of just over 88.6 million euros (A$303 million) from UEFA following the Spanish giants’ record 13th European Cup title last season.
UEFA distributed a total of 1.412 billion euros (A$2.25b) to all the clubs that participated in the 2017/18 Champions League group stage, as well as the 10 teams eliminated in the play-off round.
The money was allocated based on performance and “market pool” payments, which were determined by the value of the TV market in each country.
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Runners-up Liverpool collected 81.3 million euros (A$130m), slightly less than the 83.8 million paid to semi-finalists Roma (A$134m), while Italian giants Juventus received 80.1 million (A$128m).
Bayern Munich, who lost to Real in the last four, placed fifth on the list with 70.5 million euros (A$113m).
Clubs knocked out in the group stage received between 17.4 (A$27m) and 46.5 million euros (A$74m) based on their results, with each participant guaranteed a minimum of 12.7 million euros (A$20.4m).
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Clubs that lost in the play-offs pocketed a minimum of three million euros. “Under the distribution system for the 2015-18 commercial cycle, all net revenue from the club competitions – including the sale of tickets and hospitality packages for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League finals and the Super Cup – was centralised and reallocated to the Champions League and Europa League clubs,” UEFA said in a statement.
Originally published as Revealed: Reds’ massive CL payday as $2.25b prize pool split
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