UEFA has issued details both of the revenue expected from the forthcoming UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League season and of the share that will be distributed to the participating clubs.
The estimated gross commercial revenue from the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup is €1.34 billion. €55 million will be allocated exclusively to the play-off rounds, as was the case in the 2009–12 cycle: each of the 20 clubs participating in the play-offs will collect a fixed amount of €2.1 million.
The 32 clubs featuring in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League group stage can anticipate a minimum €8.6m – and the team that goes on to win the trophy next spring could collect €37.4m, not counting the market pool share. Each of the 32 sides involved in the group stage will collect a base fee of €8.6m. Performance bonuses will also see €1m paid for a win and €500,000 for a draw in the group phase.
The teams competing in the round of 16 can also expect to pick up €3.5m each, the quarter-finalists €3.9m and the semi-finalists €4.9m. The UEFA Champions League winners will receive €10.5m and the runners-up €6.5m.
Under the solidarity distribution system, every domestic champion club that fails to reach the UEFA Champions League group stage will be entitled to €200,000. In addition, each club that plays in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League will receive €140,000 provided they do not qualify for the UEFA Champions League group stage.
Likewise, every team performing in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League will earn €140,000 provided they do not qualify for the UEFA Champions League group stage, while each side eliminated in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League will get €140,000.
Valletta who eliminated FC Lusitans of Andorra in the first qualifying round but lost to FK Partizan of Serbia in the second qualifying round will therefore earn €480,000.
Meanwhile gross commercial revenue from the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League is estimated at about €225m. The share for distribution to the clubs will amount to €168.75m. In addition, the UEFA Executive Committee has approved a further contribution of €40m to the UEFA Europa League club share, with funding provided by the UEFA Champions League clubs and UEFA shares – meaning a total net UEFA Europa League club share of €208.75.
Each of the 48 clubs that feature in the group stage can expect to receive a group stage fee of €1.3m. There will also be performance bonuses of €200,000 for every win and €100,000 for every draw in the group stage. Moreover, qualification bonuses will be allotted to the teams that progress to the round of 32: the 12 group winners can anticipate earning €400,000 apiece and the runners-up €200,000.
With regard to the knockout phase, sides competing in the round of 32 will collect €200,000 each, clubs in the round of 16 €350,000, the quarter-finalists €450,000 and the semi-finalists €1m. The UEFA Europa League winners will pick up €5m and the runners-up €2.5m.
Each club figuring in the first and/or second and/or third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League gets €100,000 per round even if they qualify for the UEFA Europa League group stage. In addition, every side eliminated in the UEFA Europa League play-offs will be allocated €100,000.
Therefore Birkirkara, Hibernians and Floriana will be receiving €100,000 after they were eliminated by FK Metalurg Skopje of FYR Macedonia, FK Sarajevo of Bosnia Herzegovina and IF Elfsborg of Sweden respectively.