Revealed: Manchester City earned £153m in prize money after winning the Premier League last season… while Norwich became the first team to earn over £100m despite finishing last in 2021-22
- Man City won the Premier League for the fourth time in five seasons in 2021-22
- Thus, they have earned the most of any of the 20 clubs in entitlement payments
- Norwich made history by earning £100m after finishing last in the standings
- Newcastle and Tottenham also made more money than the teams above the table
The Premier League revealed that champions Manchester City won a staggering 153 million pounds in prize money last season.
Pep Guardiola’s men won their fourth title in five seasons in 2021-22 after a dramatic final day that saw them trailing two goals down to defeat Aston Villa and overtake Liverpool for the title.
Completion first saw City receive a UK entitlement payment – broken down according to league finalist position – of nearly £34m plus a further £7m internationally.
Premier League champions Man City won a staggering £153m prize money last season
However, their facility fee – which is paid every time a Premier League team appears in a live televised match – was around £1m less than Jurgen Klopp’s men, although in the UK their merit payments were nearly higher. of two million pounds from the Reds.
While the top of the table sees some amazing numbers pushed to City and Liverpool, the Premier League also made history at the bottom of the table in 2021-22.
Norwich – who won just five league games, lost 26 and conceded 84 goals last season – became the first team in league history to win £100m despite finishing last in the standings.
They earned the same utility fees as the other two teams they joined in relegation to the tournament – Burnley and Watford – but their domestic and international merit payments weren’t as high due to their final position.
Norwich became the first team to win £100m in prize money despite finishing last
There were also cases where teams earned more than those who finished above them, due to facility fees again.
The notable example is that 11th-placed Newcastle reaped more than £126.7m in prize money, which is more than the £124.5m of 10th-placed Wolverhampton and £125.7m of Brighton, who finished ninth.
The Magpies received money after participating in 21 live matches, while Wolves and Seagulls were broadcast on TV on 16 and 15 occasions respectively.
The same happened with the top of the standings, with fourth-placed Tottenham earning more than 146 million pounds after participating in three direct matches than Chelsea, who made 145.6 million pounds after finishing third.
Newcastle have earned more than Wolverhampton and Brighton after appearing in more live televised matches
Meanwhile, Everton and Leeds have held 10 more games directly than Southampton, making £117.2m and £115.1m – compared to £110.9m – despite finishing in two places under Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men.
But more live coverage didn’t always equate to a higher prize money figure, with Arsenal earning less than their north London rival Tottenham despite Mikel Arteta’s men being televised on two other occasions.
An equal share of £31.8m UK and £48.9m was distributed internationally to all 20 clubs in the Premier League last season, while the central announcement price was also set at £6.8m.
Overall, the clubs’ prize money totaled over £2.5 billion.