UEFA Champions League: Distribution of Revenue in the 2021/2022 Season


UEFA has announced detailed information about the bonus distribution for the 2021/2022 UEFA Champions League season.

Around 3,5billion euros will be distributed to the teams in the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League, the UEFA Conference League and the UEFA Super Cup

Revenues from the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Conference League and the UEFA Super Cup at about 3.5 billion euros

These will then be distributed as follows:

Distribution of Revenue in the 2021/2022 Season: UEFA Champions League, Europa League, Conference League and Super Cup
  in Euro Share
Total 3.500.000.000  
UEFA Champions League and UEFA-Super Cup 58,06%
UEFA Europa League 465.000.000 13,29%
UEFA Europa Conference League 235.000.000 6,71%
Coverage of organizational and administrative costs 323.000.000 9,23%
Solidarity Payments 245.000.000 7,00%
UEFA Reserve 190.000.000 5,43%
UEFA Women’s Champions League distribution scheme 10.000.000 0,29%


UEFA Champions League revenue: distribution of € 2.02 billion

The 2.02 billion euros are divided into the following 4 parts:

Distribution of Revenue UEFA Champions League Season 2021/2022
Euro Share
Performance-related Bonuses 600.000.000 30,00%
Marktet Pool 300.300.000 15,00%
Start Bonuses 500.500.000 25,00%
The UEFA Coefficient Ranking List 600.000.000 30,00%

Part 1: Performance-related bonuses

The bonuses in part 1 are based on the performance of the club in the Champions League 2021/2022 season, where the following distribution applies:

Distribution of Revenue UEFA Champions League Season 2021/2022
Performance-related Bonuses Bonus (Euro) Total (Euro) Clubs
Group Stage – Win 2.800.000   32
Group Stage – Draw 930.000   32
Group Stage – Rest 930.000   32
Group Stage – Total   268.800.000 32
Round of 16 9.600.000 153.600.000 16
Quarterfinal 10.600.000 84.800.000 8
Semifinal 12.500.000 50.000.000 4
Runners-Up 15.500.000 15.500.000 1
Winner 20.000.000 20.000.000 1
Total   592.700.000  

Note: The two clubs qualifying for the 2022 UEFA Super Cup will each receive 3.5 million euros. The winner will receive another million euros.

The winner will receive 2.8 million euros per match. The remaining amounts (930,000 euros per draw) will be distributed at the end to all participating clubs according to the number of matches won in the group phase.

Part 2: The Market Pool

This sum will be distributed pro rata to the relevant association according to the value of the television market represented by the clubs participating in the UEFA Champions League and then distributed to the clubs concerned. This means that the amount to be distributed varies from country to country.

The sum of the market pool to be distributed is divided into two parts.

Market Pool Part 1: 150,15 Million Euros (50%)

These are distributed among all national associations with at least one club in the group phase. However, not in equal shares 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 equal number of participating clubs, since the value of the television market is higher.

This share is then distributed among the clubs of the association according to their performance in the national competitions of the previous season. The exact distribution within an association depends on how many clubs participate.

The distribution:

Distribution Market Pool Part 1 4 Clubs 3 Clubs 2 Clubs 1 Club
Champions 40,00% 45,00% 55,00% 100,00%
Runners-Up 30,00% 35,00% 45,00%
Third Place 20,00% 20,00%
Fourth Place 10,00%
Total 100% 100,00% 100,00% 100,00%

In Germany for example there were 4 clubs in the 2021/2022 season with Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and VfL Wolfsburg.

Market pool part 2: 150,15 million euros (50%)

The remaining 150,15 million Euros are based on the matches played in the current Champions League season.

Also here proportional to the respective value of the respective television market of the individual associations. For example, 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 rounds matches/total matches of all clubs of the association) = 24% each
  • Club 3: 13/25 = 52%

Part 3: The Start Bonuses

All 32 participating clubs will receive a starting bonus of 15.64 million euros.

Part 4: The UEFA Coefficient Ranking List

One part will be distributed on the basis of a UEFA ten-year ranking. Each share corresponds to 1,137,000 euros. The worst placed team receives a share, with an additional share for each rank. The best placed team with 32 shares receives 36.384.000 Euro.

Click here for the UEFA coefficient ranking.

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