UEFA Champions League 2022/23 Prize Money (Official Breakdown)

UEFA Champions League Prize money payments to all participant clubs in 2022/23 season.

The UEFA Champions League Prize Money for the 2022/2023 season has been revealed and It sees an hike of 5% from the last edition. The winners of 2023 competition can take home as much as €75m to €110m depending on the league the club belong to. In this post you will see the complete breakdown of Champions League prize money. However, before going directly on the prize money breakdown, let’s develop a basic understanding of:

  • How Uefa actually generate revenue and what percentage goes to evey club competition under UEFA banner?
  • what’s is UEFA revenue share model with which clubs are compensated for playing in UEFA competitions?

UEFA Champion League 2022/23 prize money distribution system

The forecasted revenue of this year’s UEFA competition like Champions League, Europa League, Conference League and the Super Cup is around €3.5billion (£3.019billion). From this total revenue €2.732bn (£2.357bn) will be distributed among teams in three UEFA competitions (UCL, Eurppa League and the Conference League).

For UEFA Champions League 2022/23 season there will be €2.032bn (£1.753bn) which will be distributed among clubs in the competition and it will be split into four different payment types.

Guaranteed Payments: 25% of the €2.03 billion that is €488m will be distributed to clubs as starting fee. This will count to €15.4 million for each of the 32 clubs in group stage.
Coefficient-Based: 30% will be distributed on the basis of Ten year UEFA coefficient based ranking total available in this pot is €635 million. The money to each club vary according to their historic rank.
Market Pool Payments: 15% distributed according to market pool. Total money available in this pot is around €292m. Payments varies according to which league the club belong too. Clubs from big 5 European leagues earn bigger share from this pot compared to lets say clubs from lower ranked leagues around europe
Performance-Based: Last 30% will be distributed among final 32 clubs and the clubs losing in playoffs total available in this pot is €635 million. Money is distributed according to performances. Number of matches won, and how far the club reach in tournament

Below is the official breakdown of UEFA Champions League Prize Money according to above mentioned four different pots

Revenue distribution starts at preliminary round of qualifying where €230,000 is awarded to losing clubs. followed by one-off payments in each of the qualifying rounds leading to group stage guaranteed and performance payments. Each of the knockout stage payments are accumulated all the way to the final. Market Pool and Co-efficient based payments are calculated after the tournament.

UEFA Champions League 2021/22 Prize Money Table

Stage Prize Money Share
Preliminary round€230,000 tp each losing club in preliminary round.
First qualifying round€300,000 to each losing club in first qualifying round.
Second qualifying round€400,000 to each losing club in second qualifying round.
Third Qualifying stage€500,000 to each losing club in third qualifying round.
Playoff Bonus€5 million each for 10 teams losing in final playoffs
Participation Payments:€15.4 million to each of the 32 clubs qualified for group stage.
Performance Bonus€2.8 million for every win in group stage and €930,000 for every draw.
Knockout Qualification€9.6 million awarded to each of the 16 teams qualifying knockouts.
Quarterfinals€10.6 million awarded to each of the 8 teams qualifying for quarterfinal
Semifinals€12.5 million for each of the four semifinalists.
Runners-up€15.5 million for losing team in the final
Winners€20 million is added to winning teams already earned payments.
Potential EarningsDepending on where the club finish in champions league clubs can clear minimum of €16m and can earn upto over €60m from this pot.
the payment system accumulates money each round and eventual winners can take home more then €60 million from just fixed and performance based payments.

The above table shows that how much money a club can make from fixed and performance based revenue pot. Next is the Market pool share which can pretty much double clubs total earnings depending on the league what they club belongs to.

Champion League Prize Money Market pool (€292m)

Market pool plays an important hand in teams revenue. A big chunk of the revenue is linked to the “market pool”. Its distribution is determined by the value of the television market in each nation.

The estimated amount of €292m will be divided among teams. It will be based on their proportional TV market value.

1/2 amount from the total, will be divided among the clubs based on their performances in the previous championships.

The following split among the clubs from any given association will apply.

4 teams3 teams2 teams1 team
Third place20%20%
Fourth place10%

However, there is further cash on offer for reaching the 2022 UEFA Super Cup

  • €4.5m going to the eventual winner of super Cup
  • €3.5m for the runners-up.

FAQs Regarding Champions League

What is the Total prize money pool for the 2021/22 Champions League?

€1.95bn is the total prize money.

How much is the winning team get to win the Champions League final?

€20m for winning the final plus accumulation of payments from previous rounds can take total earnings from fixed and performance based payments to over €60 million.

How much did Chelsea make last year in the Champions League?

A collective Total of €85m from fixed/performance and TV market pool.

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