SEVERE WX : Winter Weather Advisory View Alerts

Real Madrid tops Champions League earnings with $101 million

It pays to win the Champions League -- just ask Real Madrid.The Spanish club was paid $101 million by...

Posted: Oct 25, 2018 3:50 PM
Updated: Oct 25, 2018 3:50 PM

It pays to win the Champions League -- just ask Real Madrid.

The Spanish club was paid $101 million by UEFA for last year's campaign, which saw Zinedine Zidane's side defeat Liverpool 3-1 in Kiev to win a third-straight European title.

Business, economy and trade

Company activities and management

Company earnings

Financial performance and reports

Financial results

Football (Soccer)

La Liga

Real Madrid CF

Soccer events

Sports and recreation

Sports events

Sports organizations and teams

UEFA Champions League

Despite being knocked out in the semifinals, AS Roma came out of last year's competition as the second highest earner with $96 million, ahead of Liverpool with $93 million.

In total, $1.6 billion was distributed between the clubs that participated in the Champions League group stages and the 10 teams eliminated in the group stage playoffs.

Spanish giant Barcelona, knocked out of last season's Champions League by Roma in the quarterfinals, was the competition's 10th highest earner.

READ: Can anyone stop Juventus this season?

READ: Liverpool climb to top of Group C, Di Maria rescues PSG

Payments were based on each team's performance within the competition, as well as in line with the proportional value of the TV market in each country.

In the UEFA Europa League -- Europe's second-tier club competition -- $488 million was shared between participating clubs, with Arsenal, despite exiting at the semifinal stage, topping the earnings list with close to $38 million. Defeated finalist Marseille took considerably less with $26 million.

Visit for more news and videos

Europa League champion Atletico Madrid, which defeated Marseille 3-0 in the final, had the most lucrative campaign overall with almost two-thirds of its $56 million takings coming from the team's earlier participation in the Champions League.

Article Comments

Mason City
25° wxIcon
Hi: 32° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 11°
Albert Lea
27° wxIcon
Hi: 32° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 15°
28° wxIcon
Hi: 34° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 17°
Charles City
25° wxIcon
Hi: 31° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 11°
23° wxIcon
Hi: 31° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 6°
Temperatures rally as snow returns
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video


Austin girls use strong second half to down Albert Lea


Tuesday night hoops


Albert Lea boys upset rival Austin


Chris' PM Weather Forecast 1/21


Two NIACC basketball players arrested


Price could go up at affordable housing complex


Uptick in egging in Kenyon


Police could patrol at Mayo


Jill Biden campaigning in North Iowa


Yang campaigns in North Iowa

Community Events