Leicester receive less prize money than top rivals


Arsenal, who leapfrogged rivals Tottenham to finish the season second in the league, are the highest earners thanks to being shown on TV more than any other side.

The Gunners will receive £101m from the TV deal this season while Claudio Ranieri''s Leicester side will take £93.3m despite their stunning campaign producing arguably the most fascinating season in English football history.

Every Premier League side takes a flat £55m from the TV deal which is then boosted by merit payments for where they finish in the league plus money for every time they''ve been appeared on either BT Sport or Sky Sports.

Each league position is worth £1 236,083, meaning Leicester collected £25m for winning the title with Arsenal scooping £23.7m.

Every time a club is shown on TV they receive £750,000 plus a small additional revenue for being shown on Match of the Day. Leicester appeared on screen 15 times over the course of the season, providing them with £12.8m to take their total earnings to £93.3m.

Arsenal however were screened live a staggering 27 times to boost their income by £21.8m to take their total earnings to £101m.

In addition to Arsenal receiving more prize money than Leicester, Manchester City (£96.8m), Tottenham (£95m) and Manchester United (£96.3m) will also collect more.

Prize money league:

1. Arsenal - £101m

2. Manchester City - £96.8m

3. Manchester United - £96.3m (if they finish fifth by either drawing or beating Bournemouth on Tuesday)

4. Tottenham - £95m

5. Leicester - £93m

6. Liverpool - £90.4m

7. Chelsea - £87.1m

8. West Ham - £85.6m

9. Southampton - £84.5m

10. Everton - £82.9m

11. Stoke City - £79m

12. Swansea City - £75.3m

13. Watford - £74.1m

14. West Brom - £73m

15. Newcastle United - £72.7m

16. Crystal Palace - £72.4m

17. Sunderland - £71.7m

18. Bournemouth - £70.4m (if they remain 16th by losing to Manchester United)

19. Norwich City - £66.7m

20. Aston Villa - £66.2m

The Independent

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