How much money did Bayern Munich make from the 2012-2013 UEFA Champions League?

Shaun Botterill

UEFA have released a list breaking down how much teams made from last season's Champions League. How much did Bayern Munich make from winning the event?

Earlier this week, UEFA released the financial earnings for last season's Champions League for individual teams. The breakdown includes the money received by all 32 teams that qualified for the group stage of the competition. The funds include money received from qualifying for each round, a performance bonus for the group stage, and television revenue.

Obviously, the easy assumption to make from this year's competition would be that Bayern Munich would have received the most money out of everyone. This assumption would be incorrect. That award went to the team that Bayern Munich eliminated in the quarterfinals of the competition: Juventus. The Italian giants brought home a whopping sum of €65.3 million. Bayern, the eventual winners of the Champions League, brought home the second most amount, more than €10 million less.

Team

Total Funds (€)

Competition Funds (€)

TV Funds (€)

Juventus

65,315,000

20,500,000

44,815,000

Bayern Munich

55,046,000

35,900,000

19,146,000

Borussia Dortmund

54,161,000

32,400,000

21,761,000

Milan

51,357,000

15,100,000

36,257,000

Real Madrid

48,441,000

24,900,000

23,541,000

Barcelona

45,508,000

25,400,000

20,108,000

Paris Saint-Germain

44,690,000

21,000,000

23,690,000

Manchester United

35,555,000

16,100,000

19,455,000

Montpellier

32,352,000

9,600,000

22,752,000

Malaga

32,107,000

20,500,000

11,607,000

Arsenal

31,423,000

15,600,000

15,823,000

Chelsea

30,777,000

12,100,000

18,677,000

Valencia

30,005,000

16,600,000

13,405,000

Manchester City

28,777,000

10,100,000

18,677,000

Schalke

27,980,000

16,600,000

11,380,000

Galatasaray

24,782,000

19,500,000

5,282,000

Celtic

23,670,000

15,600,000

8,070,000

Olympiacos

23,246,000

11,600,000

11,646,000

Lille

22,047,000

9,600,000

12,447,000

Nordsjaelland

20,402,000

9,100,000

11,302,000

Ajax

19,898,000

10,100,000

9,798,000

Porto

19,763,000

16,600,000

3,163,000

CFR Cluj

17,302,000

12,100,000

5,202,000

Zenit St. Petersburg

17,174,000

11,100,000

6,074,000

Shakhtar Donetsk

16,987,000

15,600,000

1,387,000

Spartak Moscow

14,090,000

9,600,000

4,490,000

Benfica

13,884,000

11,600,000

2,284,000

Anderlecht

13,806,000

10,600,000

3,206,000

Dynamo Kyiv

11,484,000

10,600,000

884,000

Braga

11,181,000

8,700,000

1,581,000

BATE Borisov

10,890,000

10,600,000

290,000

Dinamo Zagreb

10,500,000

9,100,000

1,400,000

As you can see, making the knockout rounds of the Champions League can be a very lucrative business. Purely from the competition itself, Bayern brought in a total of €35.9 million. This is €3.5 million more than second place and runners-up Borussia Dortmund. What's the difference between making the final and losing out in the semifinal round? Barcelona and Real Madrid brought home €25.4 million and €24.9 million respectively.

By winning the Champions League, Bayern made €15 million more than Juventus did in money awarded for the competition. However, Juventus absolutely destroyed the field when it came to money made from television revenue. The Bianconeri earned a staggering €44.8 million from television. This was helped due to the fact that the Italian television market awards the Italian teams €81 million, and they only had to split that movie with one other Italian team: Milan.

Where does Germany rank in receiving TV revenue? Fourth behind the Italians, English, and French at €52.2 million, and with three German teams making the group stage of the competition, the television revenue was split between Bayern, BVB, and Schalke who received €19.1 million, €21.7 million, and €11.38 million a piece.


Country

Teams

Total Funds (€)

Competition Funds (€)

TV Funds (€)

Spain

4

156,061,000

87,400,000

68,661,000

Germany

3

137,187,000

84,900,000

52,287,000

England

4

126,532,000

53,900,000

72,632,000

Italy

2

116,672,000

35,600,000

81,072,000

France

3

99,089,000

40,200,000

58,889,000

Portugal

3

44,828,000

36,900,000

7,028,000

Russia

2

31,264,000

20,700,000

10,564,000

Ukraine

2

28,471,000

26,200,000

2,271,000

Turkey

1

24,782,000

19,500,000

5,282,000

Scotland

1

23,670,000

15,600,000

8,070,000

Greece

1

23,246,000

11,600,000

11,646,000

Denmark

1

20,402,000

9,100,000

11,302,000

Netherlands

1

19,898,000

10,100,000

9,798,000

Romania

1

17,302,000

12,100,000

5,202,000

Belgium

1

13,806,000

10,600,000

3,206,000

Belarus

1

10,890,000

10,600,000

290,000

Croatia

1

10,500,000

9,100,000

1,400,000


For some teams like Shakhtar Donetsk from the Ukraine, performing well in the competition is a necessity if they want to make money in this tournament. The television money is just not there for some of these teams from smaller countries. BATE Borisov only received €290,000.

My question to you is this: Would you prefer to see the television money spent evenly among the teams depending on how deep they go in the Champions League? Obviously, I know that we'll never see it due to the big clubs refusing to allow that discussion. It would really be for the best, right?
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