There is no secret that the UEFA Champions League brings revenue to a club that goes unmatched. The further you go, the more revenue you accumulate. That amount is going to reach new heights this season when it is combined with the new distribution of broadcasting revenue by the DFL.
Bayern Munich will be one of the 36 German clubs in the country’s top two flights that will benefit from a new broadcasting deal negotiated by the DFL. According to Kicker, this agreement will bring a total of €1.12 billion to the top two tiers of the Bundesliga.
On top of that money, UEFA’s new marketing plan allocates an additional €2.04 billion to disperse to the Champions League participants in the 2018-2019 season, and another €510 million to clubs in the Europa League.
For Die Roten, even if they somehow lost all six of their group stage matches, the lowest amount the club would receive would still total €175 million. On the flip side, winning the Champions League would result in €19 million sliding into Bayern’s bank account by simply lifting the trophy.
The hypothetical grand total for Bayern? A whopping €250 million. To put that in perspective, that’s all of 1.13 Neymars, 5.95 Tolissos, and ∞ Goretzkas.
As the German giants begin their UCL campaign against Benfica, while it’s unlikely that Robert Lewandowski and the gang will have these numbers on their mind, CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge will be eyeing the prize.