Europa League prize money: The UEFA Europa League is getting close to its 10th year next season after being rebranded in 2009 and, just as the quality and the hierarchy of the teams, the revenues keep growing.
Sure, this competition is still far away from the Champions League and everything it represents, but the organization is doing the right things in order to have a maintain the tournament as a competitive and entertaining one. Last winner of the Europa League Manchester United.
This cup is the other half of the glory in Europe and the UEFA needs to keep developing it if they want to improve the product.
We already talk about the Champions League and its revenue distribution, but now it’s time to see at the other sidewalk.
Europa League doesn’t feature the luminaries that the Champions does, it still remains as a very entertaining competition that can help not so big clubs to have some protagonism in international football.
So, let’s get into it. It’s time to discover and break down the Europa League prize money and the revenue distribution of each stage.
Just like happens with its big brother, the Europa League participants receive fixed payments based on participation, results and variable factors depending on the value of their TV markets for the competition.
Europa League Prize Money: Revenue Distribution
This year the Europa League prize money intended for the competition ascends to €399.8 million.
As we said above, the Europa League payouts will be split; first, the fixed payment will be €239.8m while €160m will be distributed according to participant teams’ market television value (from group stage ahead).
Unlike the UCL, the UEL group stage features 48 teams, which receives €2.6m only for participation.
Victory bonuses ascend to €360,000 while teams earn €120,000 per draw.
As the games go by and clubs define who is going to the next round and who is not, the payout changes and naturally, grows.
For group winners, the revenue is €600,000 while the runners-up get €300,000 going into the round of 32.
Every team in the round of 32 assures €500,000 and the next one the prize increase to €750,000; quarter-finalists will get €1 million while the semi-finalists receive €1,6 million each.
For the final round of the tournament, besides winning the trophy, the champion team earns €6.5 million and the second spot stays at €3.5 million.
Europa League 2017/18 Revenue Distribution Table
|Group stage for each 48 teams||€2.6m|
|Group stage bonus||€360,000 per win/€120,000 per draw|
|Group stage qualification round of 32||€ 600, 000 group winners/€300,000 group runners-up|
|Round of 32||€500,000|
|Round of 16||€750,000|
|Final||€6.5m winner – €3.5m runner-up|
|UEFA Super Cup||€4m winner – €3m runner-up|
|Market Pool||€160 Million|
As you may see, the difference with the Champions is notable, but this competition is still growing (albeit it has a certain number of years) and maybe in a couple of years we can see a bigger Europa League winning prize money. Last season Manchester United in Europa League earned the club £40million
Not counting the market pool, a team could easily make €15.71 throughout the competition, a little bit in comparison to the UCL, but still good numbers for any of the teams that play this tournament.