Chelsea lead Premier League payments with £150.8m
By Michael Kelleher
Last Updated: 02/06/17 5:11pm
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 (£)|
|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 (£)|