Chelsea comes out on top once again, this time in money earned this season, nearing a staggering £100m.
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The Blues earned an astounding £98,999,554 this season after finishing first in the Premier League. The massive amount of money is thanks to television revenue, prize money and other payments.
Manchester City finished second in amount earned with £98,501,832 followed by Manchester United (£96,759,212) and Arsenal (£96,509,758).
Although Arsenal finished above United, they didn’t make quite as much money as them because of television revenue.
How these numbers are compiled relies on how well the club does as well as how many games they have on television.
Each team was paid an £8,775,160 “facility fee” to help facilitate filming in their stadium. Every team that had 10 or less games filmed receive this exact fee, and for every game filmed over 10, there was an additional £747,176 paid. Manchester United, with 27 matches televised, had two more matches on television than Arsenal, thus the reason the Red Devils earned more overall money than the Gunners.
Each team also received £1,244,896 in “merit money” per place in the table. Thus, Chelsea earned £23,897,960 for winning first compared to QPR’s mere £1,244,896.
Besides these two factors, the rest of the money was split evenly amongst teams. These payments include domestic TV money (£21,968,793), oversees TV money (£27,757,371) as well as an equal share on centralised sponsorship money (£4,392,630).
Over the 20 teams, a combined £1.6 billion was distributed for this past season.