According to figures from World Soccer Magazine, the Red Devils netted over Ã‚Â£11 million more than their Catalan counterparts with a total of just over Ã‚Â£38 million.
All of last season’s Champions League participants received over Ã‚Â£4.5 million for making it to the group stages of the competition. Each victory then earned clubs around Ã‚Â£514,000 and Ã‚Â£257,000 was dished out for every draw.
The variations in revenue from the Champions League is partly down to the level of demand for TV rights in a club’s particular country.
Top 15 earners from UEFA Competitions – 2008-09
1. Manchester United – Ã‚Â£38,281,000
2. Bayern Munich – Ã‚Â£29,618,000
3. Barcelona – Ã‚Â£26,544,000
4. Chelsea – Ã‚Â£26,492,000
5. Werder Bremen – Ã‚Â£25,143,000
6. Inter Milan – Ã‚Â£24,240,000
7. Arsenal – Ã‚Â£22,928,000
8. AS Roma – Ã‚Â£22,328,000
9. PSV Eindhoven – Ã‚Â£21,904,000
10. Lyon – Ã‚Â£20,268,000
11. Liverpool – Ã‚Â£19,866,000
12. Juventus – Ã‚Â£18,950,000
13. Villarreal – Ã‚Â£18,523,000
14. Real Madrid – Ã‚Â£17,338,000
15. Panathinaikos – Ã‚Â£15,859,000
(Source: World Soccer)
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