Europa League

Europa League & Europa Conference League prize money 2021/22

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
The prize on offer in the Europa League this season
The prize on offer in the Europa League this season / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages
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UEFA shook up their club competitions drastically ahead of the 2021/22 season with the introduction of the Europa Conference League.

The creation of this tournament also led to a reduction in the number of teams competing in the Europa League from 48 to 32.

These reforms had a knock-on effect of the size of the prize pot on offer in Europe's secondary competition, though the winners of the Europa League - and indeed the new Europa Conference League - can still earn a pretty penny from their exploits.


Europa League prize money 2021/22

As a team progresses further in the Europa League, their winnings increase. However, each participant is guaranteed €3.63m for qualifying. After that, the prize pot breaks down like this in 2021/22:

Group stage

  • Each win: €630k
  • Each draw: €210k
  • Group winners: €1.1m
  • Runners-up: €550k

Knockout rounds

  • Knockout round: €500k
  • Last 16: €1.2m
  • Quarter-finalist: €1.8m
  • Semi-finalist: €2.8m
  • Finalist: €4.6m
  • Winners: €8.6m

How much do you get for winning the Europa League?

The maximum total prize pot that the winners of the 2021/22 Europa League can bank is €23.4m. To secure this, they would have needed to have won all nine of their group games, though.

Winning the final itself is worth €8.6m.


Europa Conference League prize money 2021/22

The prize pot for the Europa Conference League is unsurprisingly lower than the Europa League, although clubs can still land a nice windfall if they go far in the competition.

After receiving €2.94m for participating in the tournament, the rest of the potential prize money breaks down like so:

Group stage

  • Each win: €500k
  • Each draw: €160k
  • Winners: €650k
  • Runners-up: €325k

Knockout rounds

  • Knockout round: €300k
  • Last 16: €600k
  • Quarter-finalists: €1m
  • Semi-finalists: €2m
  • Finalists: €3m
  • Winners: €5m

How much do you get for winning the Europa Conference League?

Provided they win all of their group games, the maximum the victors of this season's Europa Conference League can receive this season is €15.5m.

Winning the final itself earns a team €5m.

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