Inter expected to make at least €38.9M from UEFA Champions League
Inter are back playing in the Champions League after six years and the club of Suning can now smile not only because their club is now on the biggest stage of European football but also financially, there are 38.9 million (euros) reasons to smile.
According to Calcio e Finanza, this is the financial breakdown for teams that will participate in 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League:
- 25% will be allocated to the starting shares (€488M)
- 30% will be allocated to fixed amounts related to performances (€585M)
- 30% will be allocated on the basis of coefficient rankings of the past 10 years, this is the so-called historical ranking (€585M)
- 15% will be allocated to different variables (market pool) (€292M)
The big news here concerns the historical ranking, this is the performances of teams in the last 10 years. In this special ranking, Inter are currently 15th and would collect €19.9M. However, the Nerazzurri could still fall even lower if Benfica, Ajax or Dinamo Kiev are qualified for Champions League, then the money collected would be around €17.7M.
The lowest share for Inter, this is the market pool, depends on the value of TV rights and 50% of it will be based on previous season’s ranking in Serie A: Inter just barely made it in this year's Champions League, finishing fourth place. The following is the projection made according to estimates done by Calcio e Finanza (box office and CL performances of this year are excluded):
Source: Calcio e Finanza