The figures have emerged for the prize money that clubs participating in the Champions League next season will receive, via Calcio e Finanza.
UEFA will distribute a total of €2.022bn for the group stages compared to €1.950bn for the three-year period 2018 through until 2021. Of that, 25% will be allocated to the initial instalments, 30% will be allocated to fixed amounts relating to services and 30% will be assigned on the basis of the ten-year performance coefficient rankings. Then, 15% will relate to the variable portions linked to the market pool.
Each of the 32 clubs qualified for the group stage will have a prize of €15.64m, which in previous years was €15.25m. Additional prizes will be awarded based on €2.8m for each win in the group and €930,000 for a draw.
Clubs that qualify for the knockout stage will receive the following amounts: €9.6m per club for the last 16, €10.6 for the quarter-finals, €12.5m for the semi-finals, €15.5m for the final and an extra €4.5m for winning the final.
As for the €600m allocated for the ten-year ranking, it will be distributed based on the performance of each club in the last ten years, with the ranking including bonuses based on previous UEFA trophies (Champions League, Europa League, Cup Winners’ Cup).
The €300.3 m for the market pool will be distributed on the basis of the proportional value of each television market represented by the participating clubs and then divided among the teams belonging to the same federation.
Half of the amount representing the value of each market will be divided among the teams based on the results in the previous league season. Therefore Milan, who finished second last season, will receive 30% of this first half of the prize. The remaining half will be distributed on a proportional basis based on how many games a particular club will play in the Champions League in 2021-22.