This season, Manchester City is aiming for further Champions League success, and the prize money is much higher.
If Manchester City goes on a tear to defend their Champions League championship, they might become the first team to cross the £100 million prize money barrier.
UEFA has raised the prize pool for bonus payments made through the competition once more; the victorious team’s share was about £85 million last year.
After finishing first in the group stage with six straight wins over RB Leipzig, Young Boys, and Red Star Belgrade, City earned somewhat more than £2 million each game.
Pep Guardiola’s team will receive an additional £9 million if they maintain their 3-1 lead over Copenhagen in the second leg of their round-16 matchup next month. This will be their eighth consecutive season in the quarterfinals.
Given that neither Manchester United nor Newcastle United made it to the playoffs, City will also be entitled to a sizable portion of the broadcast revenue.
Additionally, rewards totaling £33 million are up for grabs for those who advance through the several rounds this term; the champions, on the other hand, will only receive little less than £4 million for taking home the trophy.
Guardiola has expressed optimism for City’s chances this season, claiming that their triumph from the previous year has given them more motivation. Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva, and Kevin De Bruyne scored as City easily defeated Copenhagen on Tuesday night, and they are now strong favourites to go to the round of eight.
We have the players on our team [to win it again],’ stated Foden. “I don’t see why not; I look around the changing room and I still see the determination and hunger.”