Champions League prize money: how much could Liverpool, Chelsea, Celtic and others make this year?

The Champions League is becoming an increasing more lucrative tournament for clubs all over Europe to be a part. Big money is up for grabs again in 2022/2023.

The Champions League returns tonight as the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Celtic compete in this year’s group stage.

The defending Premier League champions will be desperate to finally lift the trophy and will start their journey with a trip to Sevilla to face Spain.

Meanwhile, Liverpool will resume action tomorrow as they take on Napoli and will be hoping their inconsistent league form doesn’t effect them in Europe.

The remaining ‘Group of Death’ fixture will see Ajax host Rangers, while Tottenham will meet Marseille in the English capital.

Here is everything you need to know about how much competing clubs in the Champions League this year will get, with figures courtesy of UEFA’s official statement...

How much money do clubs in the group stage get?

The 32 clubs that have qualified for the group stage will receive a group stage allocation of €15.64million which is huge for some of the smaller sides who have managed to get in.

Do you get paid if you win/draw a game in the groups?

Yes. Teams will bag €2.8million per win and €930,000 per draw.

How much for each round?

If a club gets out of the group stages and reached the round of 16 they will land €9.6million.

Reaching the quarter-finals is rewarded by a payment of €10.6million, and the semi-finals €12.5million.

Getting to the Champions League final in 2023 in Istanbul lands you €15.5million, with an additional €4.5million if you win the trophy.

How does the prize fund compare to 2022?

Real Madrid picked up approximately €20million from winning the trophy in late May which shows the prize money has stayed around the same.

The runners-up Liverpool bagged around €12 million which is slightly less than they would get if they do it again in 2023.

British clubs taking part

Manchester City have never won a European title, despite their success in England since their takeover in 2008. They will be hoping they can win it this time around and assert their dominance overseas.

Liverpool won it back in 2019 but will be eager to bounce back from the disappointment of losing in the last final to Real Madrid in Paris.

Chelsea were victorious in 2020 after they beat Manchester City in Porto in a game that had a reduced capacity.

Tottenham Hotspur reached the final in 2019 but were defeated by Liverpool in Madrid.

Celtic had their famous day back in 1967 in Lisbon, whereas Rangers have never won it but will be pleased to be back.

This week’s fixtures

6th September 2022

• 17:45 - Dinamo Zagreb vs Chelsea

• 20:00 - Red Bull Salzbugr vs AC Milan

• 20:00 - Celtic vs Real Madrid

• 20:00 - RB Leipzig vs Shakhtar Donetsk

• 17:45 - Borussia Dortmund vs FC Copenhagen

• 20:00 - Sevilla vs Man City

• 20:00 - Benfica vs Maccabi Haifa

• 20:00 - PSG vs Juventus

7th September 2022

• 17:45 - Ajax vs Rangers

• 20:00 - Napoli vs Liverpool

• 20:00 - Atletico Madrid vs FC Porto

• 20:00 - Club Bruges vs Bayer Leverkusen

• 20:00 - Barcelona vs Viktoria Plzen

• 20:00 - Inter Milan vs Bayern Munich

• 17:45 - Eintracht Frankfurt vs Sporting Lisbon

• 20:00 - Tottenham Hotspur vs Marseille