2016-17 will be the first season under new record breaking three year TV deal which made Premier League the most lucrative football domestic league in the world. SkySports and BT Sports share the broadcasting rights of Premier League in the United Kingdom for the next three years with a huge £5.136 billion deal signed last year. Premier League also signed massive oversees tv deals around the world which takes the total TV income to more than £8.5 billion for next three season. These new TV deals ensure Premier League clubs massive financial downfall from 2016-17 season where even the club finishing bottom of the table will earn around 100 million a year.
We take a extension look how the premier league prize money is distributed and the possible prize money for all 20 positions in the league.
Premier League Prize Money Pool For 2016-17 Season: So the total money from both domestic and oversees three tv deals combined is around £8 billion. Which will be divided into three parts making prize money pool for each of the three seasons under the current TV deal period. Thats around £2.6 billion a season to be distributed among premier league clubs (part of it will be used as parachute payments to relegated clubs). So the prize money pool for 2016-17 season will be around £2.5 billion and here is how the distribution model works in premier league.
So the premier league prize money pool for 2016-17 will be setup with two portions of money.
A) Domestic TV Money (£1.8 billion)
The domestic portion of the money will be divided among 20 clubs according to following model.
- 50% divided equally (Thats around £38 million each for all 20 clubs)
- 25% Merit based: divided according to final league position in 2016-17 season (Thats around £2 million for 20th place team rising higher by £2m for every position all the way to £24 million for the champiosn)
- 25% is divided as facility fee: to all clubs depending on how many times teams match was shown live. (thats around £1 million for every live game or guaranteed £10m if a team only had 10 or less live matches)
B) Oversees TV Money (around £1 billion)
Oversees tv money is divided equally between all 20 clubs and for 2016-17 season all premier league clubs will get around £47 million each from this portion.
So now we know how the TV money is distributed among 20 teams and since we know all the main numbers in TV deals we can pretty much predict prize money table for 2016-17 season. We take the live matches data from last season while league position are from 7th November 2016.
* just click on the table image below and it will go full-screen where you can zoom in/out.
|NO#||CLUB||EQUAL SHARE||MERIT BASED||FACILITY FEE||TOTAL|
|1||Chelsea||£85m||£40m||£25m (25 matches)||£150m|
||£85m||£38m||£22m (22 matches)||£145m|
||£85m||£36m||£25m (25 matches)||£146m|
|4||Manchester City||£85m||£34m||£23m (23 matches)||£142m|
||£85m||£32m||£25m (25 matches)||£142m|
|6||Manchester United||£85m||£30m||£27m (27 matches)||£142m|
|7||Everton||£85m||£28m||£17m (17 matches)||£130m|
|8||West Brom||£85m||£26m||£10m (10 matches)||£121m|
||£85m||£24m||£10m (9 matches)||£119m|
|10||Southampton||£85m||£22m||£14m (14 matches)||£121m|
|11||Leicester City||£85m||£20m||£17m (17 matches)||£122m|
|12||West Ham||£85m||£18m||£15m (15 matches)||£118m|
|13||Crystal Palace||£85m||£16m||£11m (11 matches)||£112m|
|14||Stoke City||£85m||£14m||£12m (12 matches)||£111m|
|15||Burnley||£85m||£12m||£10m (10 matches)||£107m|
|16||Watford||£85m||£10m||£12m (12 matches)||£107m|
|17||Swansea City||£85m||£8m||£10m (10 matches)||£103m|
|18||Hull City||£85m||£6m||£10m (9 matches)||£101m|
|19||Middlesbrough||£85m||£4m||£10m (10 matches)||£99m|
||£85m||£2m||£11m (11 matches)||£98m|