Premier League has confirmed the TV money distribution and prize money for 2017-18 season and the eventual winners of this year’s premier league title will take home more than £150 million. While the bottom club is also set to take home around £100 million. Manchester United are set to pocket the most money largely down to the fact their matches are shown live more times than any other team. We take a look at predicted premier league table and how the TV money will be distributed among 20 top flight clubs this season.
2017-18 will be the last season under record breaking three year TV deal which made Premier League the most lucrative football domestic league in the world. SkySports and BT Sports shared the broadcasting rights of Premier League in the United Kingdom for the last three years with a huge £5.136 billion deal signed back in 2015. Premier League also signed massive oversees tv deals around the world which took the total TV income to more than £8.5 billion for last three year period. These new TV deals ensured 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 2017-18 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 2017-18 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 2017-18 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 £40 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 £1.23 million for every live game or guaranteed £12.3m 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 2017-18 season. We take the live matches data from last season while league position are from 25 February 2018..
* 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||Manchester City||£84.4m||£38.4m||£33.2m (27 matches)||£156m|
||£84.4m||£36.5m||£38.1m (31 matches)||£159m|
|3||Liverpool||£84.4m||£34.6m||£30.7m (25 matches)||£149.7m|
||£84.4m||£32.6m||£30.7m (25 matches)||£147.7m|
||£84.4m||£30.7m||£33.2m (27 matches)||£148.3m|
|6||Arsenal||£84.4m||£28.8m||£33.2m (27 matches)||£146.4m|
|7||Burnley||£84.4m||£26.9m||£12.3m (10 matches)||£123.6m|
|8||Leicester City||£84.4m||£25m||£19.6m (16 matches)||£129m|
||£84.4m||£23.1m||£22.1m (18 matches)||£129.6m|
|10||Watford||£84.4m||£21.1m||£16m (13 matches)||£121.5m|
|11||Bournmouth||£84.4m||£19.2m||£16m (13 matches)||£119.6m|
|12||Brighton & Hove||£84.4m||£17.3m||£12.3m (10 matches)||£114m|
|13||West Ham||£84.4m||£15.4m||£18.4m (15 matches)||£118.2m|
|14||Huddersfield Town||£84.4m||£13.4m||£12.3m (10 matches)||£110.1m|
|15||Newcastle United||£84.4m||£11.5m||£19.6m (16 matches)||£115.5m|
|16||Southampton||£84.4m||£9.6m||£18.4m (15 matches)||£112.4m|
|17||Crystal Palace||£84.4m||£7.7m||£17.2m (14 matches)||£109.3m|
|18||Swansea City||£84.4m||£5.8m||£12.3m (10 matches)||£102.5m|
|19||Stoke City||£84.4m||£3.8m||£12.3m (10 matches)||£100.5m|
||£84.4m||£1.9m||£13.5m (11 matches)||£99.8m|
Last year Chelsea won the premier league and with that took home just over £150 million in the TV money. Bottom club Sunderland earned £93.4 million for their 2016-17 campaign which saw them get relegated into Championship. We can expect the same numbers across the 20 teams again only difference will be the number of times team’s matches have been shown live in 2017-18 season.