WITH the Champions League groups over, clubs can start counting their earnings and Premier League teams already banking £240million.

UEFA continue to reward competitors with greater and greater sums of money, with a potential £70m available in prize money alone.

 How much the top ten are estimated to have earned

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How much the top ten are estimated to have earned

In figures collated by Swiss Ramble, the latest cycle of revenue distribution is seeing clubs pocket more than ever.

Bayern Munich come out on top after the 2019/20 group stage with over £69.2m taken, edging them ahead of Barcelona and Juventus.

English trio Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea are not far behind having collected between £61m and £65m as they progressed.

Further back are Tottenham on a touch under £50m due to the structure of the payments.

First and foremost, every participant takes home just south of £13m as part of a basic sum for reaching the group stage.

UEFA then rewards successful teams with a set fee per victory and draw – pushing Bayern to the top of the rankings as the only side with six wins from six in Group B.

That means a £22.5m prize fund for the Germans while, at the other end of the table, strugglers Lille and Genk barely scraped together £850,000.

A significant bulk of the payments are structured based on UEFA’s coefficient, which Real Madrid sit atop of and is worth £30m to the La Liga giants.

The likes of Atletico Madrid, Chelsea and Benfica are also high up on the continent’s ultimate ranking that takes into account the last five years of European competition achievement.

As such, newcomers RB Leipzig and Atalanta earn less than £3.5m from this year’s pool.

The most variable figure clubs profit from is the TV Pool, with each nation negotiating their own rights deal with UEFA.

This is then split based on each teams’ position in the previous year’s domestic league and their progress into this season’s Champions League.

The final figure will not be decided until the end of the campaign and is, at this point, still an estimate with City leading the way in England.

Monday’s draw for the last-16 pitted Chelsea against Bayern Munich and Tottenham against RB Leipzig, with Liverpool taking on Napoli and Manchester City paired up with Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid.

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