How much prize money does Barcelona receive after LaLiga title win?
Spain’s newly crowned champions are very conscious of financial rewards and see funds added from distribution of television rights and the Champions League.
Barcelona clinched the league title on Sunday 14 May -- beating local rivals Espanyol -- and with it a sizeable sum of money for their coffers. The club will receive a significant portion of the television rights distribution for the Champions League due to their top-place finish in the domestic competition, amounting to approximately €103 million (c. $112m). This is nearly €10 million more than what the second-place team in LaLiga, either Real Madrid or Atlético, will earn.
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In Spain, there is no cash prize awarded to the league champion, but they are rewarded with increased television revenues. Based on previous years’ distributions, it is estimated that Barça will earn approximately €91.6 million (c. $100m) from television revenues, compared to the €85.07 million earned by the second-place team. According to the regulations, the television revenues are distributed among all LaLiga clubs, with half (€35.7 million) divided equally, and the remaining 50% distributed based on a combination of sports results achieved over the past five seasons and the social impact of each team.
The distribution of television revenues is influenced by the team’s final position in LaLiga. The champion receives 17% of this, the second-place team receives 15%, the third-place team receives 13%, and so on. The teams in the bottom three positions receive 0.75%, 0.5%, and 0.25%, respectively. Additionally, a team’s success in one season can impact their earnings for the next five years, with 35% earned in the first year, 20% in the second year, and 15% in each of the remaining three years.
UEFA top-up for LaLiga champions
The domestic league classification also has an impact on the distribution of the market pool in Europe. UEFA considers a team’s final position when determining distribution of market pool revenues. The first-place team receives 40%, the second-place team receives 30%, the third-place team receives 20%, and the fourth-place team receives 10%. Therefore, Barcelona will earn approximately €9.6 million for this concept in the next season, which is €2.5 million more than the second-place team will earn.
When combining these European and national ‘prizes’, Barça is expected to earn €8.93 million (c. $9.7m) more than the second-place team.