Tottenham Hotspur is about 36 hours removed from their incredible screen at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, which saw our beloved Lilywhites advance to the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League. Now that we have all had time to breathe, receive CPR and install pacemakers in all our bodies, we move such a glorious achievement to the forefront. Yes, we will all remember our beautiful Spaniard Fernando Llorente, hip control the crucial goal of the net. We also remember Sonny's two goals in three minutes, showing the pace of the match up to 11 and ripping off the button. We will also laugh and possibly shed tears of joy as we see VAR take away from Manchester City's dramatic stop-time goals.
While Ajax is waiting for Spurs in about two weeks, we started making a few figures that crunching about what a deep race actually means for Tottenham and club finances. Funny enough, as I went through the UEFA's payout system, the user dt2332 did the same in our "Five Things" article after the City fight, so the dish to him and those who added the information! I figured that we can break it all down into a tidy article and bark at the moment because while the game is about glory, it's also about money.
UEFA's website has the overall breakdown of the payouts that each club receives in order to be in competition, and while it seems complicated, it is actually a proper explanation from start to finish. Let's go step by step and figure out the overall payout the best we can:
Starting fees (EUR 488 million)
Each of the 32 clubs qualifying for the group stage can expect to receive a group allocation of € 15.25 m.
First part is easy. € 15.25 million To the club. We are out of service.
Fixed amounts (€ 585 million)
Group premium performance bonuses will be paid for each match: € 2.7m per. Victory and € 900,000 per Raffle. Unallocated amounts (€ 900,000 per move) will be collected and distributed among the clubs in the group stage in amounts that are in proportion to their number of wins.
Spurs fetched two wins and two draws in the group stage. This is a total of € 5.4 million. For the victory and € 1.8 million. For the subscriptions for a total of € 7.2 million.
Clubs qualifying for the knockout stage can expect to receive the following amounts:
• 16th round qualification: € 9.5m per. club
• qualification for the quarter finals: € 10.5m per club
• qualification for the semifinals: € 12m per club
• qualification for the final: € 15m per club Club
• The UEFA Champions League winners can expect to pick up another 4m.
• The two clubs that qualify for the 2018 UEFA Super Cup can each expect to receive € 3.5m, where the winners collect An extra € 1m.
As Spurs is in the semi-finals, we can check the boxes on the first three categories, corresponding to € 32m. From here it gets a little difficult.
Co-efficiency (€ 585m)
A new ranking has been introduced based on performances over a ten-year period. In addition to the coefficient points accumulated during this period, this ranking includes bonus points to win the UEFA Champions League / European Champion Clubs & Cup, UEFA Europa League / UEFA Cup and Cup Winners & # 39; Cup. Based on these parameters, a ranking and the total amount of DKK 585.05 million have been set up. The EUR is divided into "coefficient shares", with each share amounting to DKK 1,108 million. EUR. The lowest ranked team will receive a share (€ 1.108m). One share will be added to each rank and the highest ranked team will receive 32 shares (EUR 35.46 million).
Basically, the UEFA takes the 32 teams that made it to the group stage and ranks them according to their coefficient at the time of the draw. Spurs were 14 in coefficient as they were in slot 7 in pot no. 2, but Lokomotiv Moskva coefficient was terrible at 22.5. But they were in Pot No. 1 because they won the Russian Premier League. Due to their location, Spurs will receive DKK 21.05 million. EUR.
We can ignore Solidarity payments because it does not apply to Tottenham, so it brings us to the last category: Market Pool.
Market pool (€ 292 million)
The expected available volume of DKK 292 million. EUR is allocated according to the proportional value of each TV market represented by clubs participating in the UEFA Champions League (group stage and ahead). The different market shares are distributed to the participating clubs from each association.
The various amounts broken down by the club's pool of clubs for the club depend on five factors:
1) the actual final amount in the market pool
2) the composition of the clubs' participation in the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League
3) the number of clubs of any association competing in the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League
4) the final position of each competing club in their previous season championship
5) the performance of each club in 2018/19 UEFA Champions League
First of all, good luck finding out this. This is based on information that UEFA receives from the markets that send the Champions League. Although we do not know what the figure should be, remember that last year Manchester United took home € 40.3 million. In prize money, however, Chelsea actually earned more money from the market pool than United did the whole competition.
Spurs earned € 61.3 million last year. If you go for their performance, it can be divided as follows:
- € 15m initial payout
- € 14.4m winner / drawer
- € 9.5m 16 qualifier
- TOTAL: € 34 , 9m
- € 61.3m minus € 34.9m = Payment of market share of € 26.4m
It seems to be low, but as Spurs went out in the 16th round to Juventus, their market share probably took a hit. We must estimate this number, because we do not want to know before the competition is finished, what it is, let's go conservatively and say € 30m.
When all is said and done, here is the complete breakdown of the prize money earned:
- Starting fee: € 15,25m
- Group stage achievement: € 7.2m
- Knockout round qualifications: € 32m
- Coefficient payout: € 21.05m
- Market share: ~ € 30m
Current payout: € 105.5m (£ 91.23m)  You can almost hear Daniel Levy laugh in London …
The fun is not over yet. If Spurs manages to reach the final by knocking Ajax, you must add another € 15m to the sum. Winning it all means an additional € 4m from becoming champions in Europe and either € 3.5m or € 4.5m for the UEFA Super Cup the following season. So potentially, the Spurs payout can be increased to as much as ~ 130 million. €, depending on what their market pool payout is.
Mauricio Pochettino himself admitted that Spurs was already in the Champions League this season, saying that the club had planned to qualify as the stadium opened and they could attract players with their world-class facilities. But there was a fun thing with the plan: Spurs got really good. For all the bad signings that Spurs had, they found several gems and made some of their own in the academy. This meant a meteoric rise at European level, and Spurs showed no signs of slowing down.