Juventus out-earned European Cup winner Bayern Munich in last season’s Champions League because of the Italian soccer team’s income from broadcasters.
Juventus was the top-earner in Europe’s elite club competition, getting 65.3 million euros ($86.3 million). That included 44.8 million from the television market pool, the most for any team, according to figures released yesterday by tournament organizer UEFA, the region’s soccer governing body.
Bayern, which beat fellow German club Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in May’s final, got 55.05 million euros. That was made up of 35.9 million euros in fees for matches and performance bonuses and 19.15 million euros as television income, UEFA said. Dortmund received a total of 54.2 million euros.
Chelsea was England’s top earner from its European campaign, even though the west London team failed to advance from the group stage of the Champions League, which it won in 2012. The Blues received 30.8 million euros from the elite competition, and then 10.7 million euros for winning the second-tier Europa League.
Manchester United made 35.6 million euros from Champions League participation, while Arsenal, which also made it out of the group stage, received 31.4 million euros.
AC Milan got 51.4 million euros, Real Madrid earned 48.4 million and Barcelona received 45.5 million euros from the Champions League.
Clubs made 8.6 million euros for reaching the 32-team group stage. They could then earn 1 million euros for each win and 500,000 euros for each draw. Teams got 3.5 million euros for reaching the round of 16, and then more for advancing each stage until the final, where Bayern took the 10.5 million-euros winner’s payment.
UEFA said it distributed a total of 904.6 million euros to teams competing in the Champions League and television money was divided among the participants based on their national broadcast markets.