UEFA has shared a record £32.8 million of revenue from Euro 2016 with 60 English clubs, from the top flight to the eighth tier.
The money is a result of a deal between the governing body and the European Club Association to share the proceeds of international football with the teams who supply the talent.
In total, £128 million was distributed between 641 European clubs from 54 national associations, with one third of that set aside for clubs who released players for the qualifiers and two thirds for those who sent players to last summer’s tournament in France.
Serie A side Juventus earned the biggest cheque of almost £3 million, with Liverpool second at approximately £2.9 million and Spurs edging Manchester United into third place with sums close to £2.6 million. Arsenal were seventh in the list and Southampton 10th.
English clubs took by far the biggest share of the £128 million pay-out, with Bradford, Cheltenham, Rochdale and Swindon all receiving payments of more than £3,000, and Farsley Celtic of the Evo-Stik League First Division North getting almost £22,000 for contributing former striker Adam Priestley to Gibraltar’s first campaign.
It was an ultimately unsuccessful tournament on the pitch for English football, however, with Roy Hodgson’s national team knocked out in the last 16 by Iceland.
Top 10 Beneficiaries of Euro 2016 Revenue
- 1. Juventus – £2.99 million
- 2. Liverpool – £2.91 million
- 3. Tottenham – £2.63 million
- 4. Manchester United – £2.58 million
- 5. Bayern Munich – £2.49 million
- 6. Real Madrid – £2.17 million
- 7. Arsenal – £2.11 million
- 8. Barcelona – £2.02m million
- 9. Roma – £1.83 million
- 10. Southampton – £1.8 million