Over the weekend, it was confirmed that BT had purchased the exclusive UK media rights to the UEFA Champions League and the Europa League for three seasons starting in 2015/16.
The price was a whopping $1.44B which is an increase of… to read more please click on the link.
Last season UEFA distributed $1.2B to the 32 teams that made it to the group stage of the Champions League. Despite winning the competition Bayern Munich was not the biggest financial winner.
While Bayern pocketed $73M and runners up Borussia Dortmund just slightly less at $72M. Juventus of Italy only made it to the quarter final stage but walked away with close to $87M. The other Italian club, AC Milan, was knocked out in the round of 16 but they….to read more please click on the link.
Up until this past weekend it has been a start-stop to the new season in Europe. The domestic leagues got underway in the likes of England, Germany, Spain, France and Italy before the transfer window closed. Then there was a break for World Cup qualifiers last weekend. This week the UEFA Champions League group stage kicks off (games scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday) and the Europa League has a plethora of games scheduled on Thursday.
The Champions League is the competition that every team and every player in ..to read more please click on the link.