Chelsea top UEFA’s list of Euro 2020 paid clubs
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Chelsea received 5.1 million euros ($5.55 million) in European Championship revenue for releasing players to their national teams, UEFA announced on Friday.
UEFA had a fund of 200 million euros ($217.5 million) to pay clubs a daily rate per player involved in the Euro 2020 tournament and qualifiers, as well as matches for the Nations League since 2018.
The list of payments was announced a day after UEFA approved an increased total of €240m ($261m) for clubs whose players are called up to national teams via the Euro 2024 tournament in Germany. .
English clubs have collectively earned €47m ($51.1m), almost a quarter of the total amount allocated to UEFA national team matches from 2018-2021. In total, 18 English clubs different each earned more than €1 million ($1.1 million), with Chelsea getting the most.
Chelsea had players involved until the end of Euro 2020. Jorginho and Emerson Palmieri were part of the Italy squad that beat England in the final. Mason Mount, Reese James and Ben Chilwell were on the losing side.
Manchester City was the second highest earner with 4.5 million euros ($4.9 million). Juventus received more than 3.8 million euros ($4.1 million).
Atalanta, with more than 2.9 million euros ($3.15 million), ranked above Barcelona. After Ukraine reached the quarter-finals, Dynamo Kyiv received over 2.5 million euros ($2.7 million).
UEFA said 697 clubs from its 55 member federations had received payments.
Italian clubs collectively received $27.5 million ($29.9 million), slightly less than their German counterparts. Denmark’s clubs received less than €2.7m ($2.9m) as the national team reached the semi-finals of Euro 2020.
UEFA said it had allocated 140 million euros ($152 million) to be shared between clubs releasing players for the Euro 2024 tournament. The remaining 100 million euros ($109 million) will be distributed according to call-ups for two editions of the Nations League and Euro 2024 qualifying matches.
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