Champions League

Juve Tops CL earners

2013-07-23 22:00
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Geneva - Juventus have topped the 2012-13 Champions League prize money table, collecting more than €65.3 million from UEFA despite losing in the quarter-finals to eventual champions Bayern Munich.

UEFA published figures Tuesday showing that Bayern got €55 million in payments and bonuses, edging beaten finalist Borussia Dortmund (€54.16 million).

UEFA shared €904.6 million in group-stage payments to 32 teams in the first of a three-year cycle of commercial contracts.

Juventus was helped to the top by a near-€45 million share of Italian broadcast rights. AC Milan, beaten in the last-16 by Barcelona, collected €51.4 million euros.

The two Italian powers cashed in as the only Serie A clubs to reach the group stage — boosting their income for UEFA's "Financial Fair Play" calculations which require clubs to aim toward breaking even on their football business.

In recent years, Italian clubs have struggled to match the earning streams of the biggest clubs in England, Germany and Spain.

Real Madrid got €48.4 million from UEFA, and fellow semifinalist Barcelona got €45.5 million.

In sixth place was Paris Saint-Germain, receiving €44.7 million.

Manchester United, another last-16 loser, topped English clubs in the Champions League with €35.5 million.

However, Chelsea earned more in total when its UEFA payments for a winning run to the Europa League title were added.

Chelsea got €30.777 million from the Champions League and, after failing to advance from its group, added an extra €10.7 million from joining the second-tier competition.

Chelsea had been the biggest Champions League earner the previous season when its title run earned €59.9 million.

Arsenal collected €33.523 million in total for reaching the Champions League last 16, adding €31.423 million from the group-stage to an earlier playoff round fee of €2.1 million.

Manchester City, which finished last in its group, received €28.777 million from UEFA.

The lowest earner among Champions League teams was Dinamo Zagreb which failed to win a match and collected €10.5 million.

BATE Borisov received €10.89 million, including a relatively tiny €290 000 as its share of TV payments from the Belarus rights deal.

All 32 teams got a basic €8.6 million for reaching the group stage, and then earned €1 million euros per win and €500 000 euros for each draw.

Payments steadily increased for each knockout round.

The Champions League also subsidized the Europa League for the first time, allowing UEFA to distribute €209 million from the group-stage onwards to the second-tier competition.

Fenerbahce, which reached the semi-finals, got the biggest payment with €11.18 million.

Liverpool, a five-time European champion, got €5.03 million from its Europa League last-32 run.

Liverpool did not qualify for UEFA competitions this season, further widening the revenue gap to its English rivals.

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