The Premier League will have a full allocation in the Champions League round of 16 in February, and the clubs are already more than £220 million richer for their efforts.
However, three of the four had rocky patches in the most competitive group campaign ever.
Manchester City advanced without difficulty, Liverpool and Chelsea overcame slow starts to advance, and Tottenham Hotspur advanced thanks to an impressive comeback Tuesday night against Marseille.
That will increase England’s coefficient and the wealth of the top clubs, with the possibility of much more should they advance further. Before accounting for broadcast revenue, the eventual winners can anticipate receiving an additional £45 million.
Each group stage team received a base payment of £13.5 million, with a bonus of £2.4 million for wins and £800,000 for draws. The remaining 16 clubs then receive £8.3 million, with the amount increasing the further a team advances.
Though not all teams perform equally, Chelsea, the champions from two years ago, has earned more than the others despite having fewer group wins than City and Liverpool. When performance over the past ten years is taken into account, Tottenham has earned less money.
The value of the European campaign to each club thus far is broken down as follow.
The 2020 champions drew at home with Salzburg after losing their first match on the road to Dinamo Zagreb, which cost Thomas Tuchel his job as head coach. However, they advanced prior to last night’s rematch against Zagreb with victories over Milan and in Austria.
These outcomes added to their £13.5 million appearance payment, £8.3 million advancement bonus, and £27.4 million in ten-year coefficient payments resulted in a total of just under £60 million.
Liverpool: $57.3 million
After a disastrous 4-1 loss to Napoli on the road to open Group A, Jurgen Klopp’s team went on to win their next five matches, including a 7-1 thrashing of Rangers in Glasgow.
In addition to their base pay of £13.5 million, they would receive an additional £12 million, plus their coefficient and £8.3 million for making it out of the group.
Manchester City: £57.4m
The defending Premier League champions had a simpler time getting out of Group D because they won their first three games before drawing the next two under Pep Guardiola and having the freedom to use younger players against Sevilla last night. They added another £2.4m to their total after coming from behind to defeat the Spanish club 3-1.
Tottenham Hotspur: $47.2 million
It was nerve-wracking to watch as Spurs rallied from a deficit to defeat Marseille on the road on Tuesday night, finishing first in Group D instead of just barely making it out.
Antonio Conte’s team earned £8.8 million with three victories and two draws, but their coefficient payment was only £16.6 million. The north London club has not consistently outperformed its domestic rivals, despite reaching the final in 2019 and losing to Liverpool.