UEFA Hands Out The Party Favors, Barca Doesn’t Win EverythingBy: The Offside | August 16th, 2011
The more important and titillating Champions League – all apologies to HJK and Bangor City – begins today, and UEFA have marked it by announcing last season’s financial haul from the tournament.
And at least Manchester United beat Barcelona in something, as they’ve come first, which should come in handy on the day news reports indicate they’re ready to float the club on the Singaporean stock market for some added loot. Just a shame they didn’t float another one of these sweet pitches like they have in the Singaporean harbor instead.
Much better idea, that.
Manchester United got €53.197m in payments from UEFA. This comprised more than €27m for their performances from the UEFA Champions League group stage onwards, and another €25.9m from the television market pool.
Barcelona’s triumphant run to the title at Wembley in May earned them a total of €51.025m. The Spanish club’s performance-related payments amounted to €30.7m and they also collected €20.3m from the TV market pool.
Barça netted €9m for winning the trophy thanks to their 3-1 success over United, who picked up €5.6m as runners-up. The other major earners from the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League were Chelsea FC (€44,523,000), FC Schalke 04 (€39,750,000), Real Madrid CF (€39,288,000), FC Internazionale Milano (€37,982,000), FC Bayern München (€32,562,000) and Tottenham Hotspur FC (€31,133,000).
The full PDF with the breakdown is here for your perusal. Probably worth a look just to see MSK Zilina’s market share compared to all others.
Apparently 0, 0, 6, 3, 19, -16 isn’t all that financially rewarding on top of the standard fare.