How much is the UEFA Champions League prize money for 2021-22?
The UEFA Champions League is one of the world’s most lucrative tournaments. Each team participating in the tournament has the chance to earn a maximum of €85,140,000 in prize money including match win bonuses too.
But for any team to get that prize money, they will have to make sure they win every match at the group stage and go on to lift the trophy.
Reaching the group stage guarantees teams €15.64 million each already, progressing from there gives additional prize money which accumulates each round.
So you see that the prize money increases with every round a team progresses in the Champions League.
There will also be “coefficient-based” payments and television money.
Yes, clubs will not only receive cash for their performance but also through TV revenue and “coefficient-based” payments.
UEFA has set aside €600.6 million through a system using the confederation’s ranking of the clubs competing, based on points picked over the preceding decade.
The lowest-ranked club gets €1.137 million and is increased by another €1.137m per rank up to €36.38m for the winners.
Now when you compare the €23.4m (£20.2m) earned in the Europa League and the €15.5m (£13.4m) earned in the newly-created Europa Conference League, if you replicate that form, you will then see the reason for the craze for the UCL.
UEFA Champions League prize money 2021/22
A club that qualifies to play in the group stages of the Champions League now receives €1 5.64m (£13.4m). A victory will be awarded €2.8m (£2.4m), draw gets €930k (£804k), qualifying to the last 16 €9.6m (£8.2m), quarter-finals €10.6m (£9.1m), semifinals €12.5m (£10.8m), Runners-up €15.5m (£13.4m) and €20m to the winner of the Champions League.
So now you have an idea of how much Chelsea got for winning the Champions League in the 2020-21 season.
The UEFA champions league prize money for 2021-22 paid to the clubs is broken down as follows:
- Qualifying for group stage – €1 5.64m (£13.4m)
- Group stage win – €2.8m (£2.4m)
- Group stage draw – €930k (£804k)
- Qualifying for the round-of-16 – €9.6m (£8.2m)
- Qualifying for the quarter-finals – €10.6m (£9.1m)
- Qualifying for the semi-finals – €12.5m (£10.8m)
- Qualifying for the final (Runners-up) – €15.5m (£13.4m)
- Winning final – €20m
So you can see that the formula for UEFA Champions League prize money is simple; the farther a club advances, the more money it makes.