Hammers earn millions before kicking a ball


By Sean Whetstone

West Ham have earned over £3m from UEFA without kicking a ball.  The prize money is paid to all teams reaching the group stage of the Europa League.

A group game win is worth £550,000 while draw will earn you over £183,000 with a 40,000-crowd expected to net the Hammers a further £1.6m on Thursday night.

An expected home win would bright the total European money to over £5m over just one game

Europa League Prize money table

Group stage £3.17m
Group stage win £550,037
Group stage draw £183,356
1st in group stage £960,361
2nd in group stage £480,000
Playoff round (knockout) £436,626
Round of 16 £1.06m
Quarterfinal £1.6m
Semifinal £2.48m
Final £4.07m
Winners £7.6m
The Hammers earned around £38m the last time they played in the Europa League after being knocked out in the semi-final by Frankfurt.
West Ham earned £20m in Europa Conference League Prize money for winning the trophy plus another £10m in ticket revenue bringing the total to around £30m.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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