How Much Do Teams Earn in the UEFA Champions League?

The UEFA Champions League 2024/25 season is set—36 teams, 189 round-robin matches! But the burning question remains: How much do teams really rake in from UEFA?

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Income sources include media rights, commercial rights, ticket sales, and hospitality, totaling billions of euros. The 2022/23 season alone saw €4.5 billion in revenue.

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UEFA distributes its revenues, on average, as follows:

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Associations and Clubs  = €2.732 billion 

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Associations and Stakeholders  = €75 million

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Event Expenses  = €649.1 million

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Referees and Match Offers = €58.6 million 

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Information & Communications Technology = €61.186 million 

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Employee Salaries & Benefits = €632.1 million

Other Expenses  = €123.4 million

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The breakdown for the UEFA Season 2023/24 is as follows:

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Group Stage Qualifiers = €15.64 million 

Club Coefficients (Performance Bonuses) = up to €36.38 million

Broadcast Market Payout  = €300.3 million

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Prize moneys began with intriguing tales of drug lords and wealthy magnates funneling money into football clubs. 

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PRIZE MONEY EVOLUTION

UEFA's earnings have grown tremendously over the years. While the drug lords may be history, elite families and conglomerates have stepped in.

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NEW MONEY takes over

UEFA pays out big, from €2 million to €20 million. Just look at last season's champ, Real Madrid, who scored a whopping €83.2 million!

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With an expanded 36-team roster in 2024/25, UEFA's earnings are set to skyrocket, potentially reaching €4-6 billion.

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FUTURE OF UEFA REVENUE