Real Madrid CF earned €133.7 million after winning the Champions League last season. Following the conclusion of the most recent European competition, the Madrid club received the most money from UEFA.
Real Madrid CF, the Champions League champion, received the highest prize money from UEFA last season, totaling 133.7 million euros ($146.4 million).
This sum included a base fee for group stage entry, performance-related bonuses, a cut of the Spanish broadcasting rights, and an additional fee based on past performance in UEFA competitions.
On the “prize money table,” Liverpool came in second with 120 million euros ($131.4 million), followed by Bayern Munich and Manchester City, each with just under 110 million euros ($120.4 million). Sheriff of Moldova received the lowest payment of 23.7 million euros ($26 million).
Barcelona received 64.6 million euros from UEFA for their participation in the Champions League and 6.4 million euros for their participation in the Europa League playoffs. Eintracht earned the most in the LE (38 million euros), defeating the Catalans and winning the trophy.
Chelsea received 91.9 million euros ($100.6 million), but was eliminated by Real Madrid in the quarterfinals. Barcelona earned $70.7 million from the Champions League group stage and an additional 6.4 million from switching to the Europa League knockout stages.
With 38 million euros ($41.6 million), Frankfurt took home the most money from the Europa League, while beaten finalist Rangers received 20.7 million euros ($22.7 million).
Real Madrid CF LEADS the UEFA Prize Table
In total, 235 million euros ($257 million) from UEFA’s distribution to the participating clubs in the inaugural Europa Conference League. The highest amount received by any club was 19.2 million euros ($21 million) from Roma.
UEFA is deducting approximately 83 million euros ($91 million) from clubs per season to cover rebates to commercial partners for disruption during the pandemic-affected 2019-20 season.
The 2021-22 season marked the start of a new three-year commercial cycle for UEFA club competitions, which will culminate in a revamp and expansion in 2024, with teams playing more games in a single standings table.