Champions League revenue 2011-12: Chelsea net over £47m after triumph
Chelsea received the most Champions League revenue last season, with the winners raking in over £47m in TV and prize money
Chelsea were the biggest earners in last season’s Champions League, with the west Londoners landing over €59.9m (£47m) in prize money and television revenue, Uefa has revealed.
The eventual winners were handed a €9m bonus in prize money by Uefa for their triumph over Bayern Munich in the final, which Roberto Di Matteo’s men won on penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra-time.
Runners-up Bayern Munich were the second-highest earners, landing in excess of €41m, while Barcelona were close behind with €40.5m of the €754.1m total spread across all 32 clubs.
Manchester United were the sixth-biggest earners, despite the Red Devils’ failure to navigate their way out of the group stage, with Sir Alex Ferguson’s side netting over €35m. Manchester City, who also failed to reach the round of 16, landed €26.5m.
Arsenal received €28.2m for their journey to the last 16, where they were eliminated by AC Milan, placing the Gunners eighth on the list of top earners for 2011-12.
During the group stage, clubs received a €800,000 bonus for every win and €400,000 for every draw. Real Madrid were the only club to net the maximum €4.8m available last season.
Uefa has said that Champions League revenue for clubs will rise 22 per cent over the next three-season cycle.
Champions League revenue 2011-12: Top 10 earning clubs
1) Chelsea – €59,935,000
2) Bayern Munich – €41,730,000
3) Barcelona – €40,550,000
4) AC Milan – €39,864,000
5) Real Madrid – €38,434,000
6) Manchester United – €35,182,000
7) Internazionale – €31,569,000
8) Arsenal – €28,221,000
9) Bayer Leverkusen – €28,178,000
10) Napoli – €27,734,000