UEFA have released details of the revenue earned by all 32 clubs who participated in the 2012/13 Champions League competition (group stage onwards) with Arsenal pocketing €31.4 million for their run to the round of 16.
The Gunners total, which represents 3.47% of the entire €904.6 million pot divvied out by European football’s ruling body, is based on participation, performance and cash from the TV pool (more details here). It’s worth figures don’t include any revenue from ticket sales or additional merchandising.
Bayern Munich, who won the competition with a 2-1 victory over Dortmund at Wembley in May, picked up a combined €55m in payments.
Manchester United (€35.5m) earned just over €4 million more than the Gunners, despite being eliminated at the same stage, while Manchester City (€28.8m) and Chelsea (€30.8m) earned just under. Thanks to their success in the Europa League, the Blues did though pocket an extra €10.7m. For the sake of comparison, Spurs only picked up €5.4 million for their continental pursuits.
The figures certainly underline the importance of Arsenal’s late charge for a top-four position last term and again highlight the necessity of qualifying from August’s qualification double-header. Thankfully things are in our hands, unlike at White Hart Lane…
What’s the score at St James Park?