The UEFA Europa League is the second-tier competition of the European football, which was formerly called as the UEFA Cup. Since 1971, the Union of European Football Association (UEFA) has been the governing body of the Europa League that announced a change in the format along with the rebranding after the 2009-10 season.
According to the payments set by the UEFA, the clubs taking part in the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League will be receiving a total of €560 million.
How is the Revenue Distributed?
The UEFA has confirmed the revenue distribution to the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League clubs and the 2018 UEFA Super Cup along with the solidarity payments for the qualifying phases.
Of the estimated €3.25 billion gross commercial revenue from the 2018/19 Champions League, 2018/19 Europa League and the 2018 Super Cup,
- €295m has been allocated for the organizational costs relating to the competitions.
- 7% (€227.5m) is assigned for the solidarity payments.
- Therefore the net revenue of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League, Europa League, and UEFA Super Cup is €2.73 billion
- 6.5% of the net revenue (€2.73 billion) has been allocated for the European football that will remain with the UEFA. (€117.45 million)
- The participating clubs will receive prize money from the remaining 93.5% of the net revenue. (€2.55 billion)
With respect to the revenue allocation, a total of €2.55 billion (93.5% of €2.73 billion) will be distributed to the participating clubs in the 2018/19 season. Further, the net revenue will be distributed to the competitions as follows:
- The clubs participating in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup will receive a total amount of €2.04 billion.
- The clubs competing the UEFA Europa League will get a total of €510 million.
In addition to this distribution, contributions from the UEFA Champions League clubs’ share will be made as follows:
- €50 million to UEFA Europa League clubs’ share
- €10 million as a solidarity payment to clubs that got eliminated in the qualifying phase of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.
Prize Money for Reaching Europa League Group Stage
The clubs that enter the group stage receive prize money for each level. How much does each club competing the UEFA Europa League receive? What is the actual prize money allocated for the Europa League? Go through the below section to know more about the prize money distribution.
The actual allocated UEFA Europa League Prize Money for the 2018/19 season is €560 million. The assigned net amount for the participating clubs is further categorized into four types, based on which the club will be paid.
|Categories||Allocation in Percentage||Prize Money|
|Starting Fees||25%||€140 million|
|Fixed Amount (Based on 10-year Performance)||30%||€168 million|
|Coefficient Ranking||15%||€84 million|
|Market Pool||30%||€168 million|
How is the prize money distributed? Find the complete details of the net amount distribution below:
Starting Fees (€140 million)
The Starting fees of €140 million are distributed to the 48 clubs that qualify and advance for the group stage. Each club receives prize money of €2.92 million.
Fixed Amounts (€168 million)
For every Group stage performance, a bonus will be awarded for each win and draw match. €570,000 per win and €190,000 per draw. The Undistributed amounts (€190,000 per draw), which has to be shared by two clubs, will be pooled and given to the clubs playing in the group stage in amounts proportionate to their number of wins.
Apart from the win-draw bonus, the winners of the group stage will receive a qualification bonus of €1 million each and the runners-up club will receive €500,000 each.
The clubs that qualify and move on to the knockout stage will receive the following amounts:
- Clubs that qualify for the round of 32 – €500,000 each
- Clubs that qualify for the round of 16 – €1.1 million each
- Clubs that qualify for the quarter-finals – €1.5 million each
- Clubs that qualify for the semi-finals – €2.4 million each
- Clubs that qualify for the final – €4.5 million each
- The club that wins the UEFA Europa League will collect an additional amount of €4 million
The two qualified clubs for the 2018 UEFA Super Cup will be receiving €3.5 million each, with the winner of the Super Cup receiving an additional amount of €1 million.
Coefficient Ranking (€84 million)
Based on the new ten-year ranking, a ranking table of the clubs has been maintained called the coefficient ranking. The allocated total amount of €84 million is divided into ‘coefficient shares’, each worth €71,430.
The club with the lowest rank will receive one share worth €71,430. As the rank goes up, one share will be added to every rank. Therefore the highest-ranked team in the coefficient table will receive 48 shares amount (i.e.) €3.42 million.
Market Pool (€168 million)
The market pool of €168m will be distributed in accordance with the proportional value of each TV market represented by the clubs, which take part in the UEFA Europa League’s group stage onwards. The various market shares will be distributed among the clubs taking part from a given association.
The amount from the market pool is distributed among the clubs on a club-by-club basis depend on five factors:
1) the initial and final amount in the market pool
2) the composition of the field of clubs competing in the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League
3) the number of clubs from any given association taking part in the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League
4) the outcome of each competing club in the previous season’s domestic competitions
5) the performance of each club in the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League
In this section, the Solidarity payments for the next stage (i.e.) qualifying phase of the UEFA club competitions is given. According to the new distribution system, the allocated €107.5 million will be distributed to the clubs as follows:
The distribution follows two different paths – Champions path and the Main path. The qualifying rounds offer the following amounts per round to the clubs.
- Preliminary round – €220,000
- First qualifying round – €240,000
- Second qualifying round – €260,000
- Third qualifying round – €280,000
- Play-offs – €300,000 (eliminated clubs only). The winners of the playoffs will not get a solidarity payment, whereas the payments received for the preliminary, first, second and third qualifying rounds, will be taken by them.
With the Solidarity payments to the winning clubs aside, the clubs that fail to qualify for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League or the UEFA Europa League are given the following solidarity payment.
- The non-participating clubs via their national associations and/or leagues will get 4% of the overall gross revenues as a solidarity payment of the two competitions.
- The national associations and leagues for their clubs will receive a total of €130 million.
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