Paris Saint-Germain is not only advancing to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League, but the capital club is also about to rake in a significant amount of money due to their results in the group stage of the tournament. With five wins and one draw in six matches, PSG is about to bring in €39.15 million, according to Le Parisien. (Ed note: or about one Leandro Paredes).
PSG : la Ligue des champions rapporte déjà plus de 39 millions d’euros https://t.co/smR3Hg4Xyw
— Le Parisien – PSG (@le_Parisien_PSG) December 12, 2019
The French media outlet breaks down how much PSG earned for qualifying for the Champions League and reaching the Round of 16. Here’s how it all looks moneywise for the reigning French champions:
- €15.25 million for participating in the tournament this season.
- €13.5 million for their five wins against Real Madrid, Galatasaray S.K., and Club Brugge.
- €900,000 thousand for their draw against Real Madrid.
- €9.5 million for qualifying for the Round of 16.
If PSG can put together a deep run in the knockout stages of the Champions League, they’ll earn even more cash.
Advancing past the Round of 16 and into the quarter-finals will generate €10.5 million. For an appearance in the semi-final, PSG can make €12 million, and if they reach the final, they’ll earn €15 million. Also, with a final victory, there’s an additional $4 million.
That’s a substantial amount of money that PSG can make this season even by their lofty financial standards. It’s important to note that the figures mentioned above are set by UEFA and that PSG could likely earn more through agreements with sponsors.
Like in any contract, there are bonuses, and perhaps a deep run in the tournament can trigger more cash from their sponsors because of the additional exposure a company like Accor Live Limitless would see from a lengthy run in the Champions League.
More cash would certainly help PSG next summer with some players looking for contract extensions and others leaving who will need to be replaced.
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