Premier League News: The richest league in the world is returning. All 20 clubs will make astronomical sums of money before the first ball is ever kicked.
A prize pool of more than £160 million is up for grabs for the ultimate Premier League champions. However, even the teams who were demoted will take home more than £100 million.
Since the middle of the previous decade, the league has not disclosed prize money. However, the breakdown is known, and estimates can be produced with ease.
The broadcast pot will climb again in 2022–2023 from roughly £2.5 billion in the previous season, which represents an increase over those numbers. But as Tottenham Hotspur’s marginally higher earnings than Chelsea last season demonstrate, money is not solely dependent on where clubs place in the league.
Premier League News: Tv Rights payments
The value of the TV rights, which went to all 20 clubs equally, was around £84 million last season. Depending on how frequently their teams are chosen on domestic TV, clubs can also get additional payments.
The merit-based compensation system operates in parallel to that. Even those in the middle of the table were not, despite the cliché, lying on the beach with weeks left in the season last year since each place in the table was worth roughly £2.2 million to clubs.
Last season, only seven points separated Leicester City and Aston Villa. However, a difference of six places in the standings equaled £13.2 million, or the majority of the price spent for Philippe Coutinho.
The dividend distribution between the top and bottom may not seem revolutionary at first glance. Keep in mind that these numbers are presented before the carrot of Champions League qualification has been taken into account.
How much did Liverpool earn?
For instance, Liverpool made approximately £90 million from their run to the final. This season, teams will be guaranteed £13 million for just making it to the group stage. The top-ups are also very good, including £2.3 million for each victory.
These numbers drop to £3 million and £527,000 in the Europa League. However, they are still not negligible sums when they potentially add up.
The prize money for winning the EFL Cup is closer to $1 million, whereas the FA Cup is worth less than £5 million.
Unsurprisingly, the Premier League outperforms the other major leagues in Europe. For example, La Liga champions will get approximately £135 million, German champions will receive about £90 million, and the top reward in Serie A was comparable in value last year.
2021/22 Prize money
1 Manchester City £161.3m, 2 Liverpool £159.8m, 3 Tottenham £152.1m, 4 Chelsea £151.7m, 5 Arsenal £151.6m, 6 Man United £150.2m, 7 West Ham £142.1m, 8 Leicester £134m, 9 Newcastle £131.5m,10 Brighton £130.6m, 11 Wolves £128.2m, 12 Crystal Palace £124.3m, 13 Aston Villa £123.3m,14 Brentford £121m, 15 Everton £120.4m, 16 Leeds £116.1m, 17 Southampton £113.3m, 18 Burnley £106.1m, 19 Watford £104.6m, 20 Norwich £100.3m.