The total prize pool is 331 million, 30 more than the 2016 edition. Money even to clubs with the most committed players
The prize pool that UEFA is preparing to divide among the national teams that participated in Euro 2020 is 331 million euros. Despite the pandemic, this is an increase compared to 2016, when it was 301 million.
Italy and the big names
The qualification was worth 9.25 million, each victory in the group stage guaranteed 1 million, while the passage to the round of 16 1.5 million, the entrance to the quarterfinals 2.5 million, the achievement of the semi-final 4 million, for the final 5 million and for those who raise the trophy an additional 3 million. On the basis of these parameters, Italy has already guaranteed 25.25 million, which could become over 28 in case of success tonight against England. In 2016 Portugal won 25.5 million, but this time the Lusitanians, as well as the other finalist of the time, France, and Germany are among the national teams that have grossed less, considering who has passed the group stage: 12.25 million for Germany and Portugal (such as Croatia and Wales), 12.75 million for France (on par with Sweden and Austria), with Holland just ahead at 13.75 million.
Among the teams eliminated in the quarterfinals, however, Belgium receives 16.25 million, compared to 14.25 million in Ukraine and 14.75 million in Switzerland and the Czech Republic. , 25 million, one million less than the other defeated semi-finalist, Spain (19.25 million).
Money to clubs too
The federations are smiling then (the FIGC had included in the budget, as a precaution, the only prize for participation of 9.25 million) but also the clubs smile. In fact, UEFA will pay a total of 130 million euros to the clubs that gave the players to the national teams for the European Championship, based on the number of days in which the players remained available to the various coaches: among the teams with the most called up are Manchester City and Chelsea, with Juventus, Atalanta and Inter among the top. In 2016, for example, the bianconeri had received 3.5 million, with Liverpool (3.4 million) and Tottenham (3.0 million) among the other clubs receiving the most.
The Uefa accounts
A European that UEFA has therefore managed, albeit not without difficulty, to bring to fruition. And at an economic level to cash in something more than expected, for example from tickets: according to estimates, England’s path to the final (with increased opening at Wembley in the last few matches) has allowed the FA to cash in around 30 million. of Euro. In any case, it will be difficult to reach 1.9 billion in revenues, a figure collected five years ago (+ 38% compared to 2012), also considering that, in the financial statements as at 30 June 2020, UEFA indicated that it had postponed to the 2020 financial year / 21 just over 1.3 billion in revenues for contracts linked to Euro 2020, with costs of 504 million. However, the goal is to return to balance accounts, after the decline in turnover from 3.8 billion in 2018/19 to 3 billion in 2019/20 which led to a loss in the balance sheet of 74 million.
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