UEFA has released details of the distribution of revenue to clubs from the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup as well as solidarity payments for the qualifying phases.
Share for 12 clubs participating in UEFA Champions League play-offs
A total of €30 million will be paid out to clubs involved in the UEFA Champions League play-offs: clubs that are eliminated will each receive a fixed payment of €5 million. The winners of the play-offs will not receive any specific payment for this round, but will get payments for participating in the UEFA Champions League group stage.
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Share for clubs competing in the UEFA Champions League (group stage onwards)
Forecast amounts (total €1.95 billion)
The net revenue available to participating clubs will be divided into four different pillars:
• 25% will be allocated to the starting fees (€488 million).
• 30% will be allocated to the performance-related fixed amounts (€585 million).
• 30% will be distributed on the basis of ten-year performance-based coefficient rankings (€585 million).
• 15% will be allocated to the variable amounts (market pool) (€292 million).
Starting fees (€488 million)
Each of the 32 clubs that qualify for the group stage can expect to receive a group stage allocation of €15.25m, split into a down payment of €14.5m and a balance payment of €0.75.
Fixed amounts (€585 million)
Group stage performance bonuses will be paid for each match: €2.7 million per win and €900,000 per draw. Undistributed amounts (€900,000 per draw) will be pooled and redistributed among the clubs playing in the group stage in amounts proportionate to their number of wins.
Clubs that qualify for the knockout stage can expect to receive the following amounts:
• qualification for the round of 16: €9.5 million per club
• qualification for the quarter-finals: €10.5 million per club
• qualification for the semi-finals: €12 million per club
• qualification for the final: €15 million per club
• The UEFA Champions League winners can expect to pick up an additional €4 million.
• The two clubs that qualify for the 2019 UEFA Super Cup can each expect to receive €3.5 million, with the winners collecting an additional €1 million.
Coefficient ranking (€585 million)
A new ranking was introduced last season on the basis of performances over a ten-year period. In addition to coefficient points accumulated during this period, this ranking includes bonus points for winning the UEFA Champions League/European Champion Clubs’ Cup, the UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup and the Cup Winners’ Cup. On the basis of these parameters, a ranking has been established and the total amount of €585.05 million has been divided into ‘coefficient shares’, with each share worth €1.108 million. The lowest-ranked team will receive one share (€1.108 million). One share will be added to every rank and so the highest-ranked team will receive 32 shares (€35.46 million).
Market pool (€292 million)
The estimated available amount of €292 million will be distributed in accordance with the proportional value of each TV market represented by clubs taking part in the UEFA Champions League (group stage onwards). The different market shares will be distributed to the participating clubs from each association.
Half of the amount representing the value of each market will be split among the clubs based on their performance in the previous domestic championship. The following split among the clubs from any given association will apply.
• UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League title holders that do not qualify for the UEFA Champions League via their domestic championship will receive nothing from this first half of the market pool.
• UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League title holders that also qualify via their domestic championship for the UEFA Champions League will retain the percentage assigned to them based on the position they finish in their championship.
The other half of the amount representing the value of each market will be paid in proportion to the number of matches played by each club in the UEFA Champions League.
Whenever a club of an association represented by one or more clubs in the UCL group stage is eliminated in any of the qualifying rounds, 10% of that association’s market pool share will be deducted and allocated to the eliminated club.
The various amounts distributed from the market pool on a club-by-club basis can only be calculated once all the contracts have been finalised and not before the end of the competition, since the exact amount for each club depends on five factors:
1) the actual final amount in the market pool
2) the composition of the field of clubs participating in the UEFA Champions League
3) the number of clubs from any given association competing in the UEFA Champions League
4) the final position of each competing club in their previous season’s domestic championship
5) the performance of each club in the UEFA Champions League