UEFA has announced that a total of Eur904.6 million was distributed to teams competing in the Champions League last season, with the triumphant Bayern Munchen beaten in the revenue stakes by Juventus.
Bayern, which defeated 1.Bundesliga rival Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at Wembley in May, picked up a combined Eur55.046 million in payments from UEFA. This sum consisted of Eur35.9 million in participation, match and performance bonuses covering the group and knockout stages, including the final, as well as Eur19.146 million from the television market pool. Dortmund earned a total of Eur54.161 million, which comprised Eur32.4 million in participation, match and performance payments, plus Eur21.761 million from the TV market pool.
Within those amounts, Eur10.5 million went to Bayern for its final win, while Dortmund collected Eur6.5 million as runner-up. However, Italian Serie A champion Juventus earned more than both German clubs from its Champions League season, despite being knocked out by Bayern in the quarter finals. Juventus earned Eur65.3 million in total with the disparity likely accounted for by TV payments. Monies from the market pool are divided according to the proportional value of the national TV market each individual club represents, among other factors, meaning that the amounts given vary from country to country. Other high-earners from the 2012-13 Champions League were AC Milan (Eur51.4 million), Real Madrid (Eur48.4 million), FC Barcelona (Eur45.5 million) and Paris Saint-Germain (Eur44.7 million).
UEFA said the Eur904.6 million in prize money shared around the 32 sides involved from the group stage onwards represented Eur495 million in fixed amounts and Eur409.6 million from the market pool. By comparison, Chelsea’s 2011-12 Champions League triumph netted the club Eur59.4 million in revenue. A total of Eur754.1 million was distributed to clubs competing in UEFA’s showpiece competition a year ago, with Chelsea securing nearly Eur20 million more than beaten finalist Bayern.