West Ham land big Conference winners bonus


West Ham’s finances took a big boost last night after winning the European Conference Final in Prague.

They will bring home a brand new trophy weighing 11kg along with qualification to next season’s superior UEFA Europa League is also on offer to the Conference League winners.

But as winners of the competition they will receive around £15 million which no doubt will be sunk into transfer window dealings.

Here’s how the Uefa money is broken down over the course of the tournament on a round by round basis:

Prize money is accumulated on a round by round basis.

  • Eliminated in 1st qualifying round – €150,000
  • Eliminated in 2nd qualifying round – €350,000
  • Eliminated in 3rd qualifying round – €550,000
  • Eliminated in Playoff round – €750,000
  • Qualified to Group Stage – €2,940,000
  • Match won in Group Stage – €500,000
  • Match drawn in Group Stage – €166,000
  • Finishing 1st in Group Stage – €650,000
  • Finishing 2nd in Group Stage – €325,000
  • Playing in round of 32 – €300,000
  • Playing in round of 16 – €600,000
  • Playing in quarter-final – €1,000,000
  • Playing in semi-final – €2,000,000
  • Losing final – €3,000,000
  • Winning final – €5,000,000

The team with the lowest number of points to qualify from the first ever Conference League group stage was Randers with seven. They won one game and drew four – a set of results which will have earned €1,164,000.

Assuming that €1,164,000 is the minimum that can be earned during the group stage by a team that progresses, the least any Conference League champion stands to win for going all the way is €13,329,000.

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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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