The UEFA Europa League is an annual football club competition organized by UEFA. In this tournament, clubs qualify for the competition based on their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions. The UEFA Cup was first played in the 1971–72 season.
The tournament runs with 12 groups with four teams each (in a double round-robin), with teams finishing on the top two places in each group progressing. The competition then progresses in much the same way as the previous format, with four rounds of two-legged knockout rounds and a one-off final.
The prize money distribution is similar to the UEFA Champions League, the prize money received by the clubs is divided into fixed payments based on participation and results. Here’s the prize money for UEFA Europa League:
UEFA Europa League 2021-22 Prize Money
|Round of 16
|Round of 32
|Group match draw
|Group match victory
|Base fee for group stage
|Play-off round elimination
|Third qualifying round
|Second qualifying round
|First qualifying round
The teams reaching the Preliminary round will get €220,000 with the First qualifying round reaching €240,000. Second qualifying round and Third qualifying round qualifier will receive €260,000 and €280,000 . Reaching the Play-off round elimination gets €300,000.
The clubs who play at the Champions League group stage will receive a minimum payment of €2,920,000 each before a single game is played. Which is the base fee for the group stage. Each group-stage win is worth €570,000, with draws paying €190,000 apiece and none for the losing team. Teams who reach the last 16 will receive an amount of €1,100,000 and the last 32 receives €500,000 plus additional payments the longer they stay in the competition. The teams reaching the quarter-finals will receive further an amount of €1,500,000 and the semi-finalist will receive an amount of €2,400,000.
The finalist of the competition gets €4,500,000 and the winner gets a boost amount which makes the amount for the champion €8,500,000.
Clubs competing in the Champions League also receive revenue based on the television market pool, which according to UEFA fluctuates depending on the number of teams involved in the competition from a particular association. This element of the calculation is designed to reward countries that bring in the most money to Uefa’s coffers. After it is shared among the participating teams from that country based on some factors.
The prize money distribution is similar to the UEFA Champions League, the prize money received by the clubs is divided into fixed payments based on participation and results.