A total of €150m from the UEFA EURO 2016 revenues was made available to clubs for their significant contribution to the success of the UEFA EURO 2016 and national team football in general as a result of the 2012 Memorandum of Understanding between ECA and UEFA. The Maltese share amounted to €826,794.37 with the largest beneficiaries being Birkirkara, Hibernians and Valletta.
In total, 641 European clubs from 54 national associations received a share of the benefits. This represents a further increase in beneficiaries (+11.5%) compared to the distribution relating to the UEFA EURO 2012 for which 575 clubs received payments.
With €150m available, €50m was set aside for clubs which released players for the EURO qualifiers during the 2014/15 and 2015/16 season, while the remaining €100m was shared among clubs which released players for the final tournament. A leftover from the UEFA EURO 2012 (€744,937) was added to the amount for the qualification phase.
In accordance with the detailed distribution mechanism agreed between ECA and UEFA, clubs received an amount per player released for each qualifying match, and a fixed amount per player for each day the player was present at the final tournament in France.
The amounts received by each Maltese club are as follows:
Balzan FC €57,956.36
Birkirkara FC €219,406.24
Floriana FC €62,096.10
Gzira United FC €15,405.26
Hibernians FC €173,869.09
Mosta FC €4,139.74
Naxxar Lions FC €12,419.22
Pietà Hotspurs FC €4,139.74
Qormi FC €8,279.48
Sliema Wanderers FC €103,493.51
Tarxien Rainbows FC €8,279.48
Valletta FC €157,310.13