Madrid top Champions League prize money list

first_imgMADRID (AP): Champions League winners Real Madrid earned €88.6 million in prize money from UEFA last season, while beaten finalists Liverpool pocketed €81.2 million. Semi-finalists Roma received the second-highest windfall of €83.8 million because they picked up a bigger share of the TV-rights money. A year ago, runners-up Juventus topped the list with €110.4 million. Quarter-finalists Leicester picked up almost €81.7 million and champions Madrid earned €81 million. Organiser UEFA awarded a basic €12.7 million to each of the 32 teams that reached the Champions League group stage in each of the last two seasons, plus bonuses for results and a share of the TV-rights money. Of the group-stage clubs, Qarabag’s €16.8 million was the lowest share of the almost €1.4 billion available in the prize fund. A complex formula gives teams a share of broadcast deals covering their home country and allows domestic champions to earn more than second- to fourth-place sides.last_img

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