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Champions League cash widens gap between elite and the rest

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02 Jun 2009 10:37:41

Champions League cash widens gap between elite and the rest

Figures detailing revenue earned from prize money and TV cash show how United's hugely successful season has swelled the coffers at Old Trafford. The results also show that Champions League success is more important than ever to the Premier League's leading four teams - widening the gap between the haves and the have nots.  Related ArticlesPremier League Transfer TalkSport on televisionWayne Rooney: Manchester United stronger for setbacksFA Cup final 2009: Chelsea win at Wembley highlight of my stay, says Guus HiddinkFA Cup final 2009: Phil Neville wants Everton to crack Big FourEuropean clubs face uneven prize-money playing fieldArsenal, for example, who finished just nine points ahead of Everton, earned £73.4 million compared to £49.5 million for the FA Cup finalists. The figures do not include matchday revenues, sponsorship and merchandising, where the big four also dominate. Club PL Europe Cups Total Man Utd 52.3 33.7 4.0 £90.0m Liverpool 51.1 20.4 0.8 £72.3m Chelsea 48.4 27.7 5.1 £81.2m Arsenal 47.2 23.4 2.8 £73.4m Everton 45.4 0 4.1 £49.5m Aston Villa 45.2 0.4 0.8 £46.4m Fulham 40.6 0 1.0 £41.6m Tottenham 43.2 0.4 0.8 £44.4m West Ham 41.0 0 1.0 £42.0m Man City 40.7 3.7 0.2 £44.6m Wigan 37.5 0 0.6 £38.1m Stoke 36.8 0 0.2 £37.0m Bolton 36.0 0 0.2 £36.2m Portsmouth 35.2 0 0.6 £35.8m Blackburn 35.0 0 0.5 £35.5m Sunderland 33.7 0 0.3 £34.0m Hull 33.0 0 1.4 £34.4m Newcastle 37.0 00.2 £37.2 Middlesbro 31.4 0 1.4 £32.8m West Brom 31.6 0 0.3 £31.9m


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