Date: 4th May 2017 at 8:57pm
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Leicester City come top of the earnings pile from the Champions League this season with their progress returning them more than Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.

Leicester reached the quarter finals of the tournament in their maiden Champions League campaign, losing out to Atletico Madrid but they have still banked £66million for the clubs’ coffers.

Arsenal came in second place in the domestic table with earnings of £53million, Manchester City third with £41million and finally Tottenham Hotspur in fourth with £35million.

Putting that into perspective though, Sunderland are likely to earn around the £100million mark despite finishing in last place in the Premier League table and already having their relegation confirmed.

The Champions League fund return even includes a calculation based on the previous season’s league position, so on that basis Leicester were already rewarded with 40% of England’s tv allocation for the group stages which came to £22million, whilst Arsenal picked up just over £16million, Spurs just under £11million and Manchester City only taking £5.4million.

Based on progress Leicester received a further £17million in television money, with Arsenal and Manchester City receiving £13.6million for reaching the knock out stages, whilst Tottenham only picked up an additional £10million after exiting at the group stage.

Those sums are based purely on progress in the competition and additional games and aren’t considered ‘prize money’ hence the additional award on that front, with teams given just under £11million for group stage involvement, with £1.3million for a group win and £400,000 for a group draw.

The full breakdown can be found on the Swiss Ramble.

Champions League Earnings 2016/17
Leicester City
Manchester City
Prize Money
TV Money