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UEFA award Real Madrid €88.6m for Champions League win

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The UEFA announced that Real Madrid earned €88.6m for last season’s Champions League triumph

The football governing body confirmed payments that have been made to clubs who participated in the 2017/18 Champions League on Thursday morning.

And it’s been announced on the UEFA website that Real have emerged as top earners with over €88m.

Under Zinedine Zidane, Los Blancos won their third successive European title after defeating Liverpool 3-1 in the final at Kiev in May through a brace from Gareth Bale and another from Karim Benzema.

While they didn’t claim the top prize last season, Liverpool will still receive €81.2m in total from UEFA for their final appearance.

Real’s city rivals Atletico Madrid earned €16.1m for their Europa League triumph last season and a further €31.7m for their participation in the Champions League, while beaten finalists Marseille got €23m.

All clubs that competed in the Champions League group stage received a minimum of €12.7m.

Overall, €1.412bn was paid out to all competing clubs Champions League and another €428.1m to those in the Europa League.

Below is a list of the top earners from last season’s Champions League

  • Real Madrid (€88m)
  • AS Roma (€83m)
  • Liverpool (€81m)
  • Juventus (€80m)
  • Bayern Munich (€70m)
  • Chelsea (€65m)
  • Manchester City (€63m)
  • PSG (€62m)
  • Barcelona (€57m)
  • Manchester United (€40m)