The curtain falls on another Premier League season and more than £2.5bn in prize money and broadcasting revenue will be split between the 20 clubs – champions Manchester City bank more than £160m for securing the first leg of a potential treble and even bottom-placed Southampton are releasing £100m despite their dismal efforts.
Although the Premier League no longer publicly discloses the exact figures, each place in the table is worth £2.2 million, with broadcast revenue split almost evenly, with clubs broadcasting live in the UK more often taking a slightly larger share of the pie to deserve.
All 20 clubs will receive an equal basic TV rights payment, which was worth around £84 million last season and will be even higher this time around, with clubs then depositing additional amounts depending on how many times they are selected for domestic TV.
The biggest losers will have been Chelsea and Liverpool as they fell out of the Champions League places, as entry to that competition could be worth up to £100 million extra next season.
And despite the relegated teams still banking huge sums, with parachute payments still in place to help them in the Championship, the accountants at Saints, Leicester and Leeds will try to cut accordingly.
Based on last season’s figures, taken from information published in a number of clubs’ financial results, and with an extra layer due to increased TV revenue, here are the estimated totals of what each Premier League team earned in 2022 -23.
1 Manchester City £170 million
2 Arsenal £167.8 million
3 Manchester United £165.5 million
4 Newcastle United £163.4 million
5 Liverpool £161.2 million
6 Brighton £159 million
7 Aston Villa £156.8 million
8 Tottenham Hotspur £154.6 million
9 Brentford £152.4 million
10 Fulham £150.2 million
11 Crystal Palace £148 million
12 Chelsea £145.8 million
13 Wolves £143.6 million
14 Western Ham £141.4 million
15 Bournemouth £139.2 million
16 Nottingham Forest £137 million
17 Everton £134.8 million
18 Leicester £132.6 million
19 To lead £130.4 million
20 Southampton £128.2 million
Should City become the second English club to complete the treble, they will earn almost £270 million.
Beating Manchester United in Saturday’s FA Cup final at Wembley would be worth an extra four million pounds – which seems like a drop in the ocean compared to the riches on offer in the other two leagues.
Winning the Champions League final will be worth a further £95 million, although they’ve already been paid around £90 million for reaching the showdown with Inter Milan.
Chelsea will miss out on at least £70 million by finishing 12th and missing out on Europe’s riches, with Liverpool counting the £50 million cost of reaching the Europa League and Tottenham missing out on a similar amount for their disappointing campaign.
However, Arsenal, Man United and Newcastle will be supported financially by moving into the top four.
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