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How much prize money does the Champions League winner receive?

As well as a shiny trophy, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund are playing for big money in the Champions League.

As well as a shiny trophy, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund are playing for big money in the Champions League.

Real Madrid will go up against Borussia Dortmund in their pursuit for Champions League number 15, while the Germans will be aiming to win Europe’s top competition for the second time (Saturday, 1 June 2024, 3 p.m. ET/ noon PT).

Champions League prize money has almost become more important to many clubs than winning silverware, as shown by the desperate end-of-season scramble to get into the top positions in the Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A and beyond year after year. The 2023-24 competition continues with the round of 16 this week, giving the teams involved another opportunity to further boost their coffers to the tune of up to €85.14 million ($91.28 million), as well as lift the trophy at Wembley on 1 June.

No change in prize money for 2023-24 UCL

The prize money for this year’s Champions League is the same as last year, with a total purse of €2.03 billion ($2.18 billion).

Last year’s winners, Manchester City, earned around €80 million ($85.79 million) from the 2022-23 tournament, with the overall amount earned by the victorious team depending on their results in the group stage.

Qualification for the Champions League group stage earns each team €15.64 million ($16.9 million) and offers them the possibility of picking up plenty more in terms of performance bonuses (victories or draws) and from qualifying for the knockout rounds.

From there, the amount on offer increases incrementally per round, with the winning team collecting €20 million ($21.45 million) for their victory in the final. Were a club to win each of its six group games and go on to win the tournament, the maximum they could earn would be €85.14 million ($91.28 million).

UEFA Champions League prize money

Round reached /performance bonusPrize money
Play-off round€5 million ($5.79 million)
Group stage participation€15.64 million ($16.77 million)
Group stage victory€2.8 million ($3 million)
Group stage draw€930,000 ($997,335)
Round of 16€9.6 million ($10.3 million)
Quarter-finals€10.6 million ($11.37 million)
Semi-finals€12.5 million ($13.41 million)
Runners-up€15.5 million ($16.62 million)
Winners€20 million ($21.45 million)

Last season, City, who defeated Inter in the final in Istanbul, missed out on the top amount because of group-stage draws against Borussia Dortmund and Copenhagen. They again face the Danish side in the last 16 this time around and are firm favourites to make the quarter-finals after a 3-1 first-leg victory.

All ties in the knockout stages are played over two legs, with the away goals rule no longer in play. If teams are tied after 180 minutes, extra time and a penalty shootout will follow. The exception, of course, is the final, which is a one-off game at a neutral venue, which will be London’s Wembley Stadium this year.

How can I watch Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid?

The game between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid will be played on Saturday, 1 June 2024Kick-off is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET/ noon PT.

If you are in the US, you can watch the game on TUDN.com, CBS, ViX, Univision, TUDN USA, TUDN App, Univision NOW, and Paramount+.

Remember, you can watch a live stream of the game on fuboTV (free trial available).