Chelsea earned a record £99m in prize money for Premier League title success… and Manchester United made more money than Arsenal despite finishing lower!
- Chelsea won the Premier League title and claimed a prize pot of £99m
- Cash is made up of merit funds, TV coverage and league sponsorship
- Manchester City made £98.5m with Manchester United third on £96.8m
- Arsenal (£96.5m) were fourth due to being on television fewer times
By mail onlie
Chelsea’s Premier League title success earned them £99million in total prize money according to official figures – the most ever earned by a single club in one season from central funds.
The precise eye-watering sum was £98,999,554, made up of £24.9m ‘merit’ cash for finishing top of the table, £19.98m ‘facility fees’ for being in so many live TV games, plus equal shares of the domestic TV deal (nearly £22m), overseas TV deals (£27.8m) and commercial income from the leagues sponsors, such as Barclays (£4.4m).
Manchester City were second in the table and are second in the cash league with £98.5m, but Manchester United are the next highest earners (£96.8m) despite finishing fourth because they were live on TV more than third-placed Arsenal, who are fourth in the money table with £96.5m.