Wednesday 12 December 2018

Foxes plunder more than Real in European run

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy scores his side's goal during a Champions League against Atletico Madrid. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire.
Leicester City's Jamie Vardy scores his side's goal during a Champions League against Atletico Madrid. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

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Leicester City earned more money for their Champions League run last season than Real Madrid did for winning it.

The Foxes received €81.7m for reaching the quarter-finals during their debut campaign in the world's biggest club competition.

Real Madrid were paid €81m after becoming the first team to defend the Champions League.

Runners-up Juventus were the only club to earn more than Leicester after being awarded €110.4m. Arsenal received €64.6m, Manchester City, €50.2m, Tottenham €43.2m and Celtic €31.7m (£28m)

In total, teams taking part in the Champions League shared €1.396bn in UEFA payments.

Manchester United's Europa League triumph saw them paid €44.5m - more than double any other club in last season's second-tier competition.

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