The clubs that participated in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League group stage and the ten eliminated in the play-offs have shared more than €1.412bn in payments from UEFA.
Under the distribution system for the 2015–18 commercial cycle, all net revenue from the club competitions – including the sale of tickets and hospitality packages for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League finals and the Super Cup – was centralised and reallocated to the Champions League and Europa League clubs.
Once again, €50m was shared among the 20 clubs that took part in the play-offs. The ten clubs that went through to the UEFA Champions League group stage received €2m each, with the other ten, who joined the UEFA Europa League group stage, each receiving €3m.
Every club was guaranteed a minimum payment of €12.7m for participating in the group stage, while additional performance bonuses of €1.5m for a win and €500,000 for a draw were also paid out. The €500,000 not distributed for each drawn match was pooled and redistributed to all of the clubs participating in the group stage in accordance with their number of wins. Further bonuses were paid for each knockout round reached: €6m for the round of 16, €6.5m for the quarter-finals, and €7.5m for the semi-finals. Runners-up Liverpool earned €11m, while winners Real Madrid received €15.5m. Monies from the market pool were divided according to the value of the TV market in each country.
Finally, a surplus of €89m was allocated to all group stage clubs at the end of the season in proportion to the amounts generated by each club during the season.