UEFA earmarks record €2.04 billion for clubs in European competition next season

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June 6 – UEFA will give a record €2.04 billion to clubs playing in the Champions League and Europa League next season, a more than €800 million increase on last season.

Out of an estimated €3.25 billion of revenue for European club competition, 93.5% will be distributed to participating clubs. €2.04 billion will be distributed to clubs competing in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup, while €510 million will be distributed to clubs participating in the UEFA Europa League.

UEFA will hold €295 million to cover organisational costs relating to the competitions, and 7% (€227.5 million) will be set aside for solidarity payments. Of the resulting net revenue of €2.73 billion, 6.5% will be reserved for European football and remain with UEFA.

The 12 clubs in the qualifying stages of the Champions League will each receive a fixed payment of €5 million – qualifying clubs will not receive a further payment for this round but will obviously receive payments for playing in the Champions League group stage.

Of the €1.95 billion for the group stages onwards, 25% will be allocated to the starting fees (€488 million); 30% will be allocated to the performance-related fixed amounts (€585 million); 30% will be distributed on the basis of ten-year performance-based coefficient rankings (€585 million); 15% will be allocated to the variable amounts (market pool) (€292 million).

In terms of the breakdown to clubs by round, allocations will be:

  • €9.5 million per club for round of 16 qualification
  • €10.5 million per club for quarter finals
  • €12 million per club for semi-finals
  • €15 million per club for the final
  • The Champions League winners will pick up an additional €4m.
  • The two clubs that qualify for the 2018 UEFA Super Cup will each receive €3.5m, with the winners collecting an additional €1 million.

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