Women’s Champions League prize breakdown: How much do winners earn in 2022?
The UEFA Women’s Champions League is nearing its climax, following an exciting season that saw viewership soar, including record attendance as Barcelona hosted Real Madrid in the quarter-finals.
All eyes will be on Turin, in the final on May 21, for a clash of titans that will decide this season’s winner. Defending champions Barcelona are a conquering team and look capable of sweeping anyone before them. But they will face Lyon, they have lifted this trophy seven times, three more than anyone else. Barcelona’s triumph last season ended five consecutive Champions League successes for the French side, and they will be looking for revenge.
With the growing popularity of women’s football, as evidenced by both broadcast viewership and growing attendance, both teams will be eager to win and assert their authority as the best team in Europe at a pivotal time. of game growth.
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The 2021/22 edition of the competition saw the introduction of group stages, for the first time in the tournament’s history. In previous years, the Champions League was a knockout competition, but this year saw more and more games played, with participating teams having to navigate a 16-team group stage. The addition of a group stage to the competition has revamped the potential prizes available to all participating teams.
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How much does the winner of the Women’s Champions League earn?
Winning the Women’s Champions League is potentially worth up to €1.4m (£1.12m) in total, taking into account the money available to participate in the group stage of the competition. The losing runner-up is also likely to see a payout in the range of €700,000 (£561,000). Cash prizes for the Women’s Champions League consist of a financial reward for performances in the group stage, as well as other prizes depending on how far a team has progressed to the round of 16 of the competition.
€250,000 (£200,000) would be the reward for winning the final, while the losing finalist will receive €200,000 (£160,000). Teams eliminated in the semi-finals receive €50,000 (£40,000), while losing quarter-finalists are rewarded for reaching that stage of the competition with €25,000 (£20,000).
The tournament finances changed with the introduction of the group stage. UEFA rewards each club that takes part in the group stage with a minimum of €400,000 (£320,000), with additional prize money depending on group stage results. A draw in the group stage is worth €17,000 (£13,600), while a win in the group stage is worth €50,000 (£40,000). Additionally, teams that win their group are rewarded with an additional €20,000 (£16,000).
Finally, teams also receive €20,000 (£16,000) from UEFA for each stage of the competition in which they participate.
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2022 Women’s Champions League Prize Breakdown
|Losing semi-finalist||€50,000 (£40,000)|
|Losing quarter-finalist||€25,000 (£20,000)|
|Group winner||€20,000 (£16,000)|
|group victory||€50,000 (£40,000)|
|Group raffle||€17,000 (£13,600)|
|Participation in the group stage||€400,000 (£320,000)|