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Chelsea top PL payments

Chelsea top PL payments

By Michael Kelleher

Last Updated: 01/06/17 3:28pm

Chelsea top PL payments

The Premier League has announced the value of their broadcast and commercial payments to their clubs for 2016/17 and champions Chelsea lead the way with £150.8m.

Bottom club Sunderland, who were relegated to the Sky Bet Championship along with Middlesbrough and Hull City, received £93.4m and, overall, the Premier League paid out a total of £2.398billion to its 20 clubs.

The ratio of earning between the highest club (Chelsea) and the lowest club (Sunderland) is 1.61:1 – the lowest in any of Europe’s major leagues.

The payments consist of UK broadcast income, international broadcast income and central commercial income.

The UK broadcast income is distributed as follows:

  • 50 per cent is shared equally by the clubs (£35.3m per club)
  • 25 per cent is paid on ‘Facility Fees’ based on each time a club’s matches are broadcast in the UK
  • 25 per cent is paid in ‘Merit Payments’ based on each club’s final league position

The international broadcast income totalled £781.8m, with each club receiving a payment of £39.1m.

The central commercial income totalled £95.2m, with each club receiving £4.8m.

Premier League 2016/17 Payments to Clubs

Club UK Live Domestic TV Overseas TV Commercial Total (£)
Chelsea 28 106,961,183 39,090,596 4,759,404 150,811,183
Tottenham 25 101,611,325 39,090,596 4,759,404 145,461,325
Man City 28 103,077,965 39,090,596 4,759,404 146,927,965
Liverpool 29 102,272,439 39,090,596 4,759,404 146,122,439
Arsenal 25 95,786,498 39,090,596 4,759,404 139,636,498
Man Utd 28 97,253,138 39,090,596 4,759,404 141,103,138
Everton 18 83,950,699 39,090,596 4,759,404 127,800,699
S’ton 15 78,600,841 39,090,596 4,759,404 122,450,841
B’mouth 13 74,387,066 39,090,596 4,759,404 118,237,066
West Brom 11 68,231,682 39,090,596 4,759,404 114,023,291
West Ham 15 74,717,623 39,090,596 4,759,404 116,626,014
Leicester 16 71,970,488 39,090,596 4,759,404 115,820,488
Stoke 10 63,212,381 39,090,596 4,759,404 107,062,381
C. Palace 14 65,815,104 39,090,596 4,759,404 109,665,104
Swansea 10 59,329,163 39,090,596 4,759,404 103,179,163
Burnley 10 57,387,554 39,090,596 4,759,404 101,237,554
Watford 13 58,854,194 39,090,596 4,759,404 102,704,194
Hull 10 53,504,336 39,090,596 4,759,404 97,354,336
M’boro 13 54,970,976 39,090,596 4,759,404 98,820,976
S’derland 10 49,621,118 39,090,596 4,759,404 93,471,118
Total (£) 1,521, 515, 773 781,811,920 95,188,080 2,398,515,773

In addition, the Premier League also released details of their parachute payments to clubs which have been relegated to the Championship over the previous four seasons.

Reading and Wigan Athletic, who were relegated in 2012/13 along with Queens Park Rangers, each received a payment of £16.3m.

Cardiff and Fulham, who were relegated in 2013/14 along with Norwich, also received a payment of £16.3m.

QPR gained promotion back to the Premier League in 2013/14 before dropping out again in 2014/15 and therefore receive a payment of £31.2m

Norwich performed a similar feat, gaining promotion straight back to the Premier League in 2014/15 before being immediately relegated again in 2015/16 and therefore receive a payment of £40.9m.

The other two clubs promoted in 2015/16, Aston Villa and Newcastle United, also received payments of £40.9m.

The collective nature and financial structure of the Premier League mean that it can support the development of the sport throughout the English football pyramid, and the wider community in terms of investing in facilities, running sports participation programmes, and supporting schools.

In the latest financial year the League has contributed £200m towards this activity (roughly 7% of its audio-visual rights income). This figure excludes Parachute Payments to relegated clubs.

2016/17 Parachute Payments to Clubs

Club Equal Share Overseas TV Total (£)
Aston Villa 19,416,094 21,499,828 40,915,922
Newcastle 19,416,094 21,499,828 40,915,922
Norwich 19,416,094 21,499,828 40,915,922
QPR 15,885,895 15,290,768 31,176,663
Cardiff City 8,825,497 7,472,649 16,298,146
Fulham 8,825,497 7,472,649 16,298,146
Reading 8,825,497 7,472,649 16,298,146
Wigan Athletic 8,825,497 7,472,649 16,298,146
Total (£) 109,436165 109,680,848 219,117,013
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