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Hammers European Cup run reaping small fortune

It’s bonanza time at West Ham as the incredible European adventure enters its closing stages and here is the breakdown of the financial boom the club is experiencing.

The Hammers received €3,630,000 (£3m) for qualifying for the group stage of the Europa League

In the group stage, they received  €630,000 (£521,000) for each game won and €210,000 (£173,000) for each draw. With four wins and one draw that is another £2.25m

They then received €1,100,000 (£910,000) for finishing top of the group and a further €1,200,000 (£990,000) for reaching the round of 16

Reaching the quarter-finals against Lyon earned the Hammers another €1,800,000 (£1.5m)

While a semi-final place with Frankfurt is already worth €2,800,000 (£2.36m)

UEFA Coeffiecent fund awarded another €1,100,000 (£910,000)

Total UEFA Prize money £10.86m

The Hammers have been awarded a further €14.9m (£12.5m)  from the UEFA TV prize pool

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All clubs were due to have a 3% rebate deducted which accounted for €700,000 (£588,000) for West Ham

Total money received from UEFA is now just under £23m

With Five Europa League home games at the London Stadium mostly sold out you can factor another £2.5m a game so around £15m if you include the semi-final against Frankfurt.

That should mean the Hammers have earned over £38m so far and there could be a lot more to come if we beat Frankfurt.

The finalists will get €2,800,000 each with the champions will get  €8,600,000 (£7.1m) with runners up getting €4,600,000 (£4.6m)

The winners also get a place in the Champions League which must be worth a minimum of £40m on top of that when prize money and TV pool money is factored in.


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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter