It certainly doesn’t have the charm and richness of the Champions League, but the second continental competition called the Europa League still brings economic benefits. It can guarantee the winning club and not only good earnings and participation in other competitions. The winner of this edition of the Europa League will also be granted direct access to the group stage of the Champions League as well as participation in the European Super Cup.
The 48 clubs taking part in the Europa League group stage have already secured an attendance fee of 2.75 million. In addition, for each victory in the group games there is a bonus of € 570,000, while it is € 190,000 for a draw. Those who ranked first in the group, as happened to SSC Napoli, also have an additional bonus of 1 million, while for the second place they are 500,000 euros (as happened to Real Sociedad). The Club of Azzurri has also won a token of an additional 500,000 euros. In detail:
Round of 32 – € 500,000 per club:
Round of 16 – € 1.1 million per club.
Quarter-finals: € 1.5 million per club,
Semi-finals – € 2.4 million per club
Final – € 4.5 million per club:
Winner bonus: additional € 4 million.
Therefore, considering only the path from the round of 16 onwards, the winner of the Europa League edition will pocket at least 14 million. Finally, the final victory also guarantees participation in the European Super Cup, which provides for a participation fee of 3.5 million for each of the two teams plus 1 million bonus for the winner.
It can be said with certainty that participation in this prestigious cup, which in the past was called the Uefa Cup, always maintains an incredible charm that can lead in the long run to economic benefits and not, as happened in the recent past at Sevilla, which has made itself known at a European level and has been able to exploit its potential well both in terms of brand and awareness.