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Bayern Munich has already earned €75 million from the Champions League!

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Champions League money has been on a rapid rise in recent years. Find out what the future earnings could potentially be like for Bayern.

Bayern Muenchen v Tottenham Hotspur: Group B - UEFA Champions League Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

Bayern Munich’s recent Champions League campaign has got off to a stupendous start. The German champions have recorded a (surprisingly) unprecedented haul of six wins from six matches. Furthermore, these fixtures have been won in style, with Bayern averaging four goals scored and less than one goal conceded over the course of their CL games so far. This dominance on the pitch is not only great for player confidence and club prestige, but it’s also fantastic for the club’s financial position. Bild recently worked out just how much Bayern have made in this years’ competition.

Champions League prize pots and television deals have increased dramatically in the last decade. So much so, that Bayern has already earned €75 million from the competition alone this season — a record breaking figure! Of this sum, €33M comes from the “coefficient ranking,” €15M comes courtesy of just being in the competition, €16M is a result of Bayern’s imperious group stage form, and the last €10M has come from Bayern’s qualification for the round of 16.

If Bayern makes it to the next round, another €11M will be added to the coffers in Munich, and further prize money is on offer for each further round that Bayern might reach. Moreover, the Munich-based club is still in line for extra payments at the end of the season from UEFA’s “market pool” — Bild estimates that total revenue for the competition will at least be €100M! And, if Hansi Flick, Phillipe Coutinho, and co. are able to keep up performances like the one we saw against Tottenham, it could very well be a whole lot more than that.