Premier League champions Manchester City earned about £10 million more than rivals Manchester United in Premier League prize money this season, and more than 70 times as much as Absa Premiership winners Mamelodi Sundowns.
Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see how much the top 10 teams in the Premier League earned in prize money this season, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Citizens wrapped up back-to-back titles after beating Brighton & Hove Albion 4-1 on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola’s men finished one point above title chasers Liverpool, which saw them pocket £38.4 million (R716 million) from the league’s overall prize pool, according to the Daily Mirror.
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds received £36.5 million (R681 million), while third-placed Chelsea earned £34.6 million (R645 million).
On average, Premier League teams roughly receive £2 million (R37 million) less than the team above them in the league table, which means United, who finished five spots below their crosstown rivals, pocketed just under £10 million (R186 million) less than City.
The Red Devils made £28.8 million (R537 million) in prize money, despite failing to qualify for UEFA Champions League football.
City’s £38.4 million equates to R716 million, which is more than 70 times the R10 million PSL champions Sundowns received for beating Orlando Pirates to the title.
Even bottom-placed Huddersfield Town, with prize money of £1.9 million (R35 million), received more than three times what Sundowns did. You can see the full breakdown of how much the 10-highest ranked Premier League sides got in prize money this season in the gallery above!
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