May 24 – Celtic top the list of interim payouts being made to clubs by the Scotland Professional Football League (SPFL). At £2 million it is almost double the next highest payment of £1.1 million to cross-Glasgow rivals Rangers.
In total the SPFL will make a £9 million interim payout to its 42 clubs and in total reckons it will distribute about £25 million this year. The figure is shared between clubs across all four divisions, with amounts dependent on final league placings.
League chief executive Neil Doncaster said: “These payments, which mainly arise from our broadcasting and sponsorship deals, underline the commercial strength and attractiveness of the SPFL.
“We’ve had one of our most competitive seasons ever, with strong performances throughout the divisions. The fact that our flagship league, the Ladbrokes Premiership, had such an exciting finish, with so much at stake for almost every team right up to the last day, was a great advert for Scottish football.
“When you consider the difference between finishing third and fourth in the Ladbrokes Premiership is £220,000, it underlines the financial incentives of striving for as high a league position as possible.”
Doncaster paid tribute to member clubs pointing out that the SPFL product is now watched in 120 countries and territories worldwide and “attracting increasing interest from broadcasters and sponsors.”
Details of the interim payments by club:
Celtic – £2,058,999.60
Ross County – £402,960.00
Ladbrokes League 1
Arbroath – £62,408.40
Ladbrokes League 2
Peterhead – £27,996.00
Total – £9,122,438.40
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