UEFA disclose Champions League payment for clubs
UEFA show released the revenue share of the clubs involved in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League. On the basis of TV pool and performance-related revenue, the clubs shared €904.6m in participation.
The two clubs that contested the 2012/13 final in London – German Bundesliga rivals FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund – each received hefty amounts reflecting their long campaigns and extraordinary contributions.
An amount of €55.046m was picked up by Bayern and Dortmund, where Bayern was eventually crowned European champions after a 2-1 victory over Dortmund at Wembley in May, by UEFA.
This sum consisted of €35.9m in participation, match and performance bonuses covering the group and knockout stages (including the final) as well as €19.146m from the television market pool. Dortmund earned a total of €54.161m, which comprised €32.4m in participation, match and performance payments, plus €21.761m from the TV market pool.
Other high earners from the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League were: Juventus (€65.3m), AC Milan (€51.4m), Real Madrid CF (€48.4m), FC Barcelona (€45.5m) and Paris Saint-Germain FC (€44.7m). The €904.6m in prize money shared around the 32 sides involved from the group stage onwards represented €495m in fixed amounts and €409.6m from the market pool.
Other high earners from the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League were: Juventus (€65.3m), AC Milan (€51.4m), Real Madrid CF (€48.4m), FC Barcelona (€45.5m) and Paris Saint-Germain FC (€44.7m). €495m in fixed amounts and €409.6m from the market pool was shared among 32 sides involved.
Clubs taking part in the UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds also netted solidarity payments and each of the 20 sides involved in the play-offs gained a fixed amount of €2.1m, irrespective of the result of their ties.
All 32 participants were entitled to a minimum €8.6m in accordance with the distribution system.
Additionally, performance bonuses were paid in the group stage: teams received €1m for every win and €500,000 for every draw, and Dortmund (with four wins and two draws) and PSG (five wins) reaped the biggest rewards, of €5m apiece.
The clubs that advanced to the round of 16 were each assigned an additional €3.5m, the eight quarter-finalists an extra €3.9m, and the four semi-finalists a bonus of €4.9m.