Liverpool And Spurs Earnings For Reaching The Champions League Final
Liverpool and Spurs incredible comebacks this week earned the two sides their place in the Champions League final but it's not all they earned with the Premier League pair set for a massive windfall.
Football is business and there's no bigger business than the Champions League. Europe's elite competition was getting a bit stale thanks to Real Madrid's three year domination but it's fair to say it's back with a bang this season.
Even before the semi final second legs this week there'd been plenty of drama in this year's edition of the competition but the two comebacks on Tuesday and Wednesday were certainly the icing on the cake.
Liverpool's 4-0 win over Barcelona and Spurs' 3-2 win over Ajax means that two Premier League clubs will contest the the final of UEFA's elite competition for just the second time, following the 2008 final between Manchester United and Chelsea.
It's not just the prize of being champions of Europe that's on the line on June 1st in Madrid, although that is of course the main one, but a big pile of cash.
According to Twitter account Swiss Ramble, Liverpool have already earnt £92.5 million in the competition and could earn another £3.5 million if they beat Spurs:
#LFC Champions League revenue is €107m for reaching the final, up from €81m last season.- Swiss Ramble (@SwissRamble) May 9, 2019
Includes: participation €15m, prize money €56m, UEFA coefficient €23m and TV pool €13m.
If they win the final, they will earn an additional €4m, bringing their total to €111m. pic.twitter.com/iY0jCoAMEM
Spurs have so far earnt £88 million for their run in the competition, which very nearly ended in the group stages, and would also earn another £3.5 million should they be victorious:
#THFC Champions League revenue is €102m for reaching the final, up from €61m last season.- Swiss Ramble (@SwissRamble) May 9, 2019
Includes: participation €15m, prize money €55m, UEFA coefficient €16m and TV pool €16m.
If they win the final, they will earn an additional €4m, bringing their total to €106m. pic.twitter.com/5Gk6vqOwpC
Liverpool's run to the final last year, where the lost to Real 3-1 after Gareth Bale's wonder strike, earnt the club £22.5 million less than this season.
Spurs campaign in the tournament last year came to an end in the last 16, where they lost to Juventus, earnt them around £36 million than their first appearance in the final has.
The money is already there's but who will also go home with the grand prize after the final in Madrid?