Juventus out-earned European title winners Bayern thanks to income from broadcasters
Italian side the top-earners in the competition, having received €65.3 million
Andrea Pirlo (left) and his Juventus team mates react after being eliminated by Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals. The Italian team still earned more money from the competition than the Germans, who eventually won it. Photograph: Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images.
Juventus were the top-earning club in the competition, getting €65.3 million. That included €44.8 million from the television market pool, the most for any team, according to figures released yesterday by Uefa.
Bayern, who defeated fellow German club Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in May’s final, got €55.05 million, made up of €35.9 million in fees for matches and performance bonuses and €19.15 million in television income.
Dortmund received a total of €54.2 million.
Among English clubs, Chelsea were the top earners from European competition, even though they failed to advance from the group stage of the Champions League.
The west London club earned €30.8 million from the elite competition, and then €10.7 million for winning the Europa League.
Manchester United made €35.6 million from Champions League participation, while Arsenal, who also made it out of the group stage, received €31.4 million.
AC Milan got €51.4 million, Real Madrid earned €48.4 million and Barcelona received €45.5 million from the Champions League.