Juventus biggest financial winners from UCL

23 July 2013 05:16

Juventus may have been knocked out in the quarter-finals but they were the biggest financial winners from last season's Champions League competition.

Bayern Munich beat German compatriots Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in May's Wembley final yet neither side could match Juve's earning power, a UEFA report said.

The Italian champions made 65.3 million euros ($86.3 million) last season from their participation, more than 10 million euros more than Bayern earned.

The two finalists unsurprisingly were the next biggest winners with Bayern earning 55.0 million euros and Dortmund making 54.2 million euros.

The 32 clubs partipating in the group stages shared out 904.6 million euros, according to UEFA.

The main difference between the German pair and Juve was television rights with the Turin giants earning 44.8 million euros from that alone, compared with just 19.1 million euros for Bayern.

AC Milan, who only made it to the second round, were the next biggest winners with 51.4 million euros ahead of Spanish losing semi-finalists Real Madrid (48.4m) and Barcelona (45.5m) and French quarter-finalists Paris Saint-Germain (44.7m).

The top English earners were Manchester United, who earned 35.6 million euros despite their second round exit.

The smallest share of 10.5 million euros went to Dynamo Zagreb.

Source: AFP