Champions League prize money breakdown 2022: How much do the winners get?

The UEFA Champions League is the pinnacle of cup football, altering the financial stratosphere of the clubs who are able to qualify for the competition through their domestic leagues.

The 2022 Champions League final will herald an enormous package for the winners, though slightly reduced compared with the last campaign’s prize money because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The four teams in the semifinals know that they can nearly double their prize haul should they keep pushing all the way to hoist the title. While the quarterfinalists settled for $12 million of additional prize money, the winner of the tournament comes away with an extra $23 million.

Champions League teams pick up money all along the way in the competition. The group stage comes with a baseline prize package with teams adding to that total with every win or draw in that group stage. Then every stage of the knockouts comes with a fresh bonus.

Champions League 2022 prize money

The Champions League finalists in 2022 will each receive a prize of $17.59 million simply for reaching the final two of the competition. The winner of Europe’s premier competition is set to pick up an extra $5.1 million due to qualifying for August’s UEFA Super Cup, a one-off final which pits it against the winners of the 2022 Europa League.

  • Champions League Winners: $22.69 million
  • Champions League Runner-Up: $17.59 million

The full picture of the prize winnings for the 2021-22 Champions League is outlined in the table below.

For making the group stage alone, the 32 clubs involved each took home a minimum of $17.74 million. They were able to add to that with every win and draw in the group stage.

Stage Prize Money
Winner $22.69 million
Runner-up $17.59 million
Semifinalists $14.18 million
Quarterfinalists $12.02 million
Round of 16 $10.89 million
Group-stage wins $3.17 million
Group-stage draws $1.05 million
Group stage $17.74 million

Below are the 10 highest figures earned by clubs during the 2021-22 Champions League through to the quarterfinals.

By winning all six of their group matches and also advancing to the semifinals, Liverpool are at the top of the prize money list.

The English side could reach nearly $92 million in prize money just by making the final, and that could turn into nearly $97 million should they win it all. (The figures below are updated through the quarterfinals.)
Rank Team Revenue
1. Liverpool $73.85 million
2. Real Madrid $71.73 million
3. Manchester City $67.51 million
4. Villarreal $65.39 million
5. Bayern Munich $59.67 million
6. Chelsea $54.38 million
7. Benfica $49.09 million
8. Atletico de Madrid $48.04 million
9. Ajax $47.65 million
10. Juventus $44.48 million
11. Lille $40.24 million
Manchester United $40.24 million
Paris St Germain $40.24 million

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