UEFA Europa League 2020-21 season will have around €560 million prize money pool which will be divided among participating teams according to how they finish in the competition. UEFA has predicted a total commercial revenue of €3.250 billion for 2020-21 of which 62.8% (€2.04 billion) will go to clubs in Champions League while UEFA Europa League will get 15.7% (€560 million).
These numbers are confirmed by UEFA and we explain how the Europa League revenue distribution works.
UEFA Europa League Prize Money 2020-21 Season (Confirmed)
UEFA use a four pillar revenue distribution system to compensate clubs participating in 2020-21 Europa League season. €560 million million will be divided into four pots of payments and this is how money will be distributed among Europa League teams.
|Total fund||100%||€560 Million|
|Coefficient rankings based payments||15%||€84m|
|Market Pool based||30%||€168m|
So according four pillar payment system 48 clubs participating in UEFA Europa League 2020-21 season will be compensated according to performance and historic co-efficient rankings. Market Pool based payments ensure clubs from top 5 European leagues get a bigger chunk of the prize money fund because of market value of the league they represent.
|Guaranteed Payment||€2.92 million is awarded to every club participating in Group Stages.|
|Group Stage Performance Bonuses||€570,000 for every win in group stage|
|€190,000 for every draw in group stage|
|€1 million for finishing first in group|
|€500,000 for finishing runners-up in group.|
|Round of 32||€500,000 for every team.|
|Round of 16||€1.1 million for each of the 16 teams|
|Quarterfinals||€1.5 million for each of the 8 teams|
|Semifinals||€2.4 million for each of the four semifinalists|
|Runners-up||€4.5 million for runners-up|
|Winners||€8.5 million for winning the final.|
|Potential Total earnings of a club.||€20 to €24 million if a club goes all the way and wins the tournament.|
Market pool (€168m)
Apart from the guaranteed and performance related payments, clubs in UEFA Europa League also share Market pool money of around €168 million. Which is based on the proportional value of each country TV market from which the club comes from. So for example Manchester United play Ajax in the Europa League final, Manchester United will get bigger chunk of the market pool money compared to Ajax. Clubs from top 5 eurpean leagues can make around €20 million in market pool money if they go on a good run in the competition.
So if Manchester United were to win the 2020-21 UEFA Europa League they can clear around €24 million from guaranteed and performance related payments plus another €20 to €22 million from Market pool money taking there total earnings from 2020-21 UEFA Europa League to around €45 million.