The final stretch of the Champions League is approaching. This Saturday, May 28, Real Madrid and Liverpool will meet with the intention of becoming the new champion of the Champions League. After passing the group stage and eliminating the rest of the opponents in the previous rounds, the English club and the white team will face off at the Stade de France in front of 80,000 spectators.
A triumph that will not only give him the label of new European club champion, but will also allow him to enjoy a large financial reward in case of victory. And it is that the Champions League trophy is not the only thing that the winner will receive...
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But how much money do the two teams that reach the Champions League final get? And what is the financial reward that the winner of the 2022 Champions League will receive? This is everything you need to know about the bonuses that football clubs receive.
The winner of the Champions League is not the only club that takes money. In fact, all the participants in the European tournament end up pocketing at least 15.6 million euros for playing in the group stage.
Winning can also be a vital factor for Champions League teams, who will walk away with €2.8m for a win, €930,000 for a draw and no amount if they lose out in the group stage.
On the other hand, advancing in the qualifying rounds of the Champions League also means a significant amount of money for those who are overcoming them. In this way, in the event that a club qualifies for the round of 16, it will end up with 9.6 million euros; if he does it in the quarterfinals, he will pocket 10.6 million euros; and if he reaches the semifinals, he will receive 12.5 million euros.
In addition, thanks to the UEFA coefficient – a classification in each competition according to the coefficient of the last decade of the participating clubs – each club will pocket 1.1 million euros for each point they receive up to a maximum of 32.
Finally, regarding the 'market pool', the money from the television stations that broadcast UEFA competitions, the clubs will distribute up to 291 million that will vary depending on the weight of each market. Madrid has 14.8 million gross insured for its recent classifications in the League and Champions.
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At the moment, both Real Madrid and Liverpool have managed to accumulate the maximum figures of money in this Champions League 2022.
While the white club adds 105.34 million euros in profits, being the Spanish football team that has won the most money in this competition, Liverpool has become the club that has earned the most money: 115.80 million euros euros.
By reaching the final, both teams have also managed to win 15.5 million euros. Of the two, whoever wins will end up taking, in addition, a prize of 4.5 million euros and the possibility of adding participation in the European Super Cup, which is around four million.
This 2022 will also return the bonuses for the players in case of winning titles this season, something that had ceased to be in force due to the pandemic.
This is how the players agreed on the return of this incentive to win, which will mean that the Real Madrid squad and staff receive a reward in the event that they win any of the tournaments at stake.
At the moment it has not been clarified what exactly will be the cash prize that each player will receive in case of winning the Champions League, a prize that would also be added to the premium for winning La Liga. However, the truth is that in the 2016-2017 campaign, in which the double was obtained, each Real Madrid player contributed 1.5 million euros (about 720,000 euros if we discount the stipulated taxes).
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