Chelsea made nearly €60m from winning UEFA Champions League campaign last season.
The Premier League club finished top of UEFA’s revenue list for teams competing in European competition in the 2011/2012 season.
Chelsea, who beat Bayern Munich to win the competition on a dramatic penalty shoot-out, received €59.935m from the European competition organiser.
This sum consisted of €29.9m for participation, match and performance bonuses, and €30.035m from the television market pool.
Bayern received the second biggest share, earning €41.730m for finishing as runners-up.
Chelsea’s revenue from their participation in Europe was an increase of €15m more than they received in the 2010/11 season when they reached the quarter-finals.
Premier League clubs occupied three of the top eight places in the revenue list, with Manchester United earning €35.182m despite going out in the group stages.
Arsenal earned €28.221m, while Manchester City made €26.525m – an increase in over €20m from the previous season when they played in the UEFA Europa League.
UEFA distributed €754.1m in prize money to the 32 teams who figured from the group stage onwards, which consisted of €413m in fixed amounts plus €341.1m from the market pool.
Every club received a minimum €7.2m, comprising a participation bonus of €3.9m and €3.3m from the six €550,000 match bonuses given per group game.
Clubs that took part in the UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds also received solidarity payments.
The gap between the money received for participation in the two European competitions is illustrated by Atletico Madrid receiving €10.518m for winning the Europa League.
UEFA distributed €150.36m to the 48 clubs that played in the Europa League and the eight teams that joined the knockout stages from the UEFA Champions League.
UEFA 11/12 revenue to English clubs:-
Chelsea: €59.935m (10/11: €44.5m)
Manchester United: €35.182m (10/11: €53.2m)
Arsenal: €28.221m (10/11: €30m)
Manchester City: €26.525m (10/11: €6.1m)
Birmingham City: €3m
Tottenham Hotspur: €2.950m (10/11: €31.1m)
The Premier League’s broadcast distribution mechanism, whereby all 20 of our clubs benefit from centrally negotiated agreements, is the most equitable in Europe.
The Founder Members’ Agreement of the Premier League sees the revenue from UK broadcast rights distributed in the following ways:
50% split equally between the 20 clubs
25% paid in merit payments (depending on where a club finishes in the final League table)
25% paid in facility fees each time a club’s matches are on TV in the UK
All international broadcast income is shared equally by the 20 Premier League clubs.
The 2011/12 champions, Manchester City, received £60.6m last season while the bottom finishing club, Wolverhampton Wanderers, receive £39.1m.