In the following, we would like to give an overview of the UEFA payouts to the clubs in the UEFA Champions League season 2021/22:
20. August 2021: 8 Million Euro (Premiums Supercup)
Here, the two UEFA Super Cup finalists will each be paid €3.5 million. The winner of the UEFA Super Cup is paid an additional €1 million.
3. September 2021: 503,6 Million Euro (Starting Fees Part 1 und UCL Play-Offs)
On September 3, €5 million will initially be paid to each of the 6 clubs eliminated in the UCL playoffs. At the same time, the starting bonuses will be paid to all 32 participants in the Champions League group stage. However, not the full amount of 15.64 million euros, but only 14.8 million euros, or a good 95%.
17. September 2021: 600,6 Million Euro (Premiums UEFA club coefficient ranking)
At that time, the bonuses are paid on the basis of the UEFA coefficient rankings. Each share is equivalent to €1,137,000. The lowest-placed team receives one share, and an additional share is added for each rank. The best-placed team with 32 shares will therefore receive € 36,384,000.
29. October 2021: 184,55 Million Euro (Premiums Match Day 1-3. + Market Pool Part 1)
Firstly, part of the market pool of €150.15 million will be paid out here. This will be divided among all national associations with at least one club in the group stage. However, not in equal parts but proportionally according to the respective value of the respective television market of the individual associations. Means: Italian clubs earn more than German clubs despite the same number of participating clubs, because the value of the television market is higher. This share is then distributed among the clubs in the association according to their performance in the previous season’s national competitions. The exact distribution within an association depends on how many clubs participate.
|Distribution Market Pool Part 1|
|4 Clubs||3 Clubs||2 Clubs||1 Club|
In Germany, there will be 4 clubs in the 2021/2022 season: Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Vfl Wolfsburg. UEFA also pays out the performance-related bonuses after the 3rd matchday. Here, there are 2.8 million euros per win and 930,000 euros per draw.
17. December 2021: 134,4 Million Euro (Premiums Match Day 4-6.)
UEFA pays out the performance-related bonuses for matchdays 4 to 6 here. Here, there are 2.8 million euros per win and 930,000 euros per draw.
25. March 2022: 153,6 Million Euro (Premiums Best of 16)
UEFA pays out performance-related bonuses for reaching the round of 16. Here, there are 9.6 million euros per participant.
13. May 2022: 134,8 Million Euro (Premiums Quarter- and Semifinals)
UEFA pays out performance-related bonuses for reaching the quarterfinals and semifinals. There is €10.6 million per participant in the quarterfinals and €12.5 million for the semifinalists.
17. June 2022: 185,65 Million Euro (Premiums Final und Market Pool Part 2)
UEFA pays out performance-related bonuses for reaching the final. There is €12.5 million for the finalists and another €4.5 million on top for the winner.
In addition, the second part of the market pool amounting to €150.15 million will be distributed.
However, UEFA has made it clear here that there may still be a reduction due to the COVID-10 influence.
The remaining €150.15 million is based on the number of matches played in the current Champions League season. Again, proportionally according to the respective value of the respective television market of the individual associations. This means, for example, that if clubs 1 and 2 are eliminated in the preliminary round and club 3 wins the Champions League, the market pool is distributed as follows:
Club 1 and 2: 6/25 each (6 preliminary round matches/total matches of all associations of the federation) = 24% each Club 3: 13/25 = 52%.
October 2022: 26,88 Million Euro (Starting Bonus Part 2)
Here, the remaining €840,000 in starting bonuses will be distributed to the participants.