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Bayern Munich earned most money from FIFA for World Cup

FIFA paid out over $70 million to clubs for the World Cup, and Bayern made the most money.

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The European Club Association released information today showing the benefits that clubs received as a result of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. A total of 396 clubs from 57 different nations received at least $6,300, and a total of $70 million was distributed.

The total was a big increase over the $40 million handed out for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. However, this amount is dwarfed by the €100 million UEFA handed out to clubs after Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine, and the €160 million they will distribute from Euro 2016 in France.

Bayern Munich received the most money from the tournament, bringing in $1,734,367. In total, nine different clubs received over $1 million.

Bayern Munich $1,734,367
Real Madrid $1,297,800
Chelsea $1,253,233
Barcelona $1,191,167
Manchester United $1,160,367
Napoli $1,100,867
Arsenal $1,081,267
Juventus $1,043,933
Manchester City $1,009,167

If you're wondering exactly how exactly they determine how much money each club receives, I'll let the ECA tell you.

A club's share of the $70m is calculated by reference to the number of players from a club who were selected for their national team for the FIFA World Cup 2014 and the number of days each player was at the tournament. This period started two weeks before the opening match of the final competition, up until the day after his national team was eliminated. More specifically, the "total amount per player" is calculated by multiplying the number of days a player was present at the 2014 FIFA World Cup by a fixed amount "per player per day", which was set at $2,800. Of the "total amount per player", a pro rata share is then passed on to the club(s) with which a player was registered in the two year period before the final tournament (ie season 2012/13 and 2013/14).

For the full list of clubs and the amounts that they received, click here.

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