Swiss Ramble have estimated that Tottenham Hotspur earned €69million (£62miliion) last season from their involvement in the Champions League despite going out fairly early in the competition.
After making it all the way to the final of the competition during the 2018/19 campaign, the Lilywhites endured a disappointing exit at the round of sixteen stage last season whenthey were thrashed 4-0 on aggregate by RB Leipzig.
Despite their disappointing end, it is revealed that the North Londoners earned almost €70m from last year’s competition, which makes them the 13th highest earners across Europe.
Unsurprisingly, the two finalists, PSG and Bayern Munich generated the most revenue, with Barcelona, Manchester City and Atletico Madrid rounding off the top five.
Swiss Ramble explained how the majority of Tottenham’s earnings came about as a result of their high UEFA coefficient, which plays a role in how the Champions League revenue is distributed.
Looking at how Champions League revenue is distributed in the current cycle, the importance of the UEFA coefficient is evident. TV pool is much less important than it was before. This rewards historically successful clubs rather than those with larger national TV rights deals. pic.twitter.com/5znYdP1bKq
— Swiss Ramble (@SwissRamble) August 24, 2020
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The fact that we generated €69million in additional revenue despite being knocked out so early in the competition, shows how important the Champions League is to top clubs. Missing out on next season’s competition has likely had a significant impact on our transfer budget, with the revenue from the Europa League likely to be far lower next season.
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