Friday, 2 June 2017

Chelsea Get £150.8m After Winning 2016-17 Title As English Premier League Pays Out £2.4bn To Clubs

The English Premier League has revealed the amount of cash paid to each club during the 2016/17 season, with almost £2.4bn shared among the 20 teams - up from £1.6bn last season.
Chelsea were paid the most after winning the title, netting £150.8m that included a 'merit payment' of £38.8m.

Sunderland, who finished bottom, still secured £93.5m - more than the £93.219m 2015-16 winners Leicester pocketed the previous season.

Arsenal were the top earners in 2015-16 with £100.9m - but only the three relegated sides of Hull, Middlesbrough and Sunderland were paid less than that figure in 2016-17.

The EPL also paid out nearly £220m to Aston Villa, Cardiff, Fulham, Newcastle, Norwich, QPR, Reading and Wigan in parachute payments.

Villa, Newcastle and Norwich - the relegated sides in 2016 - got almost £41m each.

The figures are based on broadcast and commercial deals plus prize money.

The 2016/17 season represents the first under the latest TV deal.

The ratio between the highest and lowest totals paid by the Premier League to its clubs in 2016-17 was 1.61 to 1, the lowest among Europe's top leagues, which means the Premier League is more equal when it comes to sharing revenue than its rivals.

The English Premier League said the distribution of income supports clubs in their efforts to "develop and acquire talented players, build and improve stadiums, and support communities".

The full figures are as follows:

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