Arsenal is the first EPL Club to earn above £100M

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In what ended like a lost opportunity for Arsenal to clinch the EPL title, the season for The Gunners was not a very bad one. According to official figures, Arsenal were the biggest earners this season, earning more that fairy-tale winners, Leicester and all other clubs.

Arsene Wenger’s side earned £100,952,257 above Manchester City £96,971,603, Manchester United £96,477,120, and Tottenham £95,222,320. The Foxes came in fifth, earning £93,219,598, which includes the £24.8m title money. Leicester City got £9m less than Arsenal in “facility fees” since only 15 of their matches were televised, compared to Arsenal’s 27.

Leicester’s team manager Claudio Ranieri and Leicester’s Wes Morgan lift the trophy as Leicester City celebrate becoming the English Premier League soccer champions at King Power stadium in Leicester, England, Saturday, May 7, 2016.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Leicester’s team manager Claudio Ranieri and Leicester’s Wes Morgan lift the trophy as Leicester City celebrate becoming the English Premier League soccer champions at King Power stadium in Leicester, England, Saturday, May 7, 2016.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Where earnings are concerned, Leicester City made £21.6m more than they did in the 2014-15 season when they finished 14th on the table. They are expected to get another £50m because they qualified for the UEFA Champions League.

The EPL is so profitable that bottom placed Aston Villa went home with £66m.

From next season, 50% of the UK broadcast revenue will be split equally, £21.9m for each team.

The rules of the 2015-16 season mean that 50 per cent of UK broadcast revenue was split equally, ensuring the 20 clubs banked £21.9m each.

Arsenal, on the Premier League prize money table

Arsenal £100,952,257
Man City £96,971,603
Man Utd £96,477,120
Tottenham £95,222,320
Leicester £93,219,598
Liverpool £90,506,139
Chelsea £87,273,407
West Ham £85,765,168
Southampton £84,763,807
Everton £83,039,314
Stoke £79,540,748
Swansea £75,813,533
Watford £74,571,128
West Brom £73,328,723
Newcastle £72,846,635
Crystal Palace £72,086,318
Sunderland £71,845,274
Bournemouth £70,843,913
Norwich £67,116,698
Aston Villa £66,622,215
Total 1,638,805,918

 


Written by FootyLogue

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