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2022 Champions League final: How much money does winner make?

Liverpool and Real Madrid go head-to-head in the 2022 Champions League final in Paris on Saturday with the biggest prize in European football on the line.

Sorteo de la UEFA Champions League: Horario, TV; cómo y dónde ver en USA
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Liverpool and Real Madrid will contest the Champions League final in Paris next Saturday in the last game of the 2021-22 domestic season, a campaign that has reaped three trophies already for the two sides. Jürgen Klopp’s side missed out on the Premier League title in dramatic fashion on the final day of the domestic calendar but have won the FA Cup – the one major English club trophy to elude the German tactician – and the EFL Cup and will aim for a cup treble at the Stade de France.

Jurgen Klopp
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Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti also scored a first in his second spell at the Bernabéu, picking up the LaLiga title to complete his set at the Spanish giants while also becoming the first manager to won the league title in each of Europe’s “big five” leagues.

Madrid are gunning for, what would be their 14th European Cup glory with the English side hoping to lift the trophy for a seventh time.

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Carlo AncelottiAFP7 vía Europa Press

Financial boost

The UEFA Champions League finalists in 2022 will each receive $17.5 million in prize money simply for reaching the final of the competition. The winner in Paris on Saturday is set to pick up an extra $5.1 million due to qualifying for August’s UEFA Super Cup, a one-off final which pits the UCL winners against Eintracht Frankfurt, victors of the 2022 Europa League.

  • Champions League Winners: $22.69 million
  • Champions League Runner-Up: $17.59 million

For making the group stage alone, the 32 clubs involved this season each pocketed a minimum of $17.7 million. They were able to add to that amount with every win and draw in the six games that compose the group stage.

Champions League 2021-22: UEFA Prize money

  • Winner $22.6M
  • Runner-up $17.5M
  • Semi-finalists $14.1M
  • Quarter-finalists $12.0M
  • Round of 16 $10.8M
  • Group-stage wins $3.1M
  • Group-stage draws $1.0M
  • Group stage $17.7M