A club-by-club breakdown of the 2021-22 Premier League prize money

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Manchester City retained the Premier League title in 2021-22 and their success saw them earn more money in combined prize money and TV revenue than any other side in the competition for the second consecutive year.

Thanks to Nick Harris’ excellent workwe’ve been able to estimate how much every club in the Premier League will take home in prize money and TV revenue following the conclusion of the campaign.

Each club is given an equal share of £ 79million from the domestic and overseas TV deals, with an extra facility fee depending on how many times they are broadcast. They then receive a £ 5.6million share of the Premier League’s combined commercial income.

Premier League clubs also receive an extra share of overseas TV rights income, with the value increasing depending on how high up the table they finish and this is referred to as merit payments.

We’ve broken down each club’s earnings from TV and prize money for the 2021-22 campaign, ranking them in order of how much they made over the season. We’ve also compared that figure to the money they received in 2020-21.

Note: these figures are estimates and the facility fees are based on how many times each club was broadcast domestically in 2021-22.

1. Manchester City

Actual league position: 1st
Equal share: £ 79m
Facility fees: £ 26.3m
Merit payment: £ 53.1m
Commercial revenue: £ 5.6m
Total: £ 164m

2020-21 payment: £ 153.9m
Difference: + £ 10.1m

2. Liverpool

Actual league position: 2nd
Equal share: £ 79m
Facility fees: £ 27.3m
Merit payment: £ 50.4m
Commercial revenue: £ 5.6m
Total: £ 162.3m

2020-21 payment: £ 148.3m
Difference: + £ 14m

3. Tottenham

Actual league position: 4th
Equal share: £ 79m
Facility fees: £ 25.4m
Merit payment: £ 45.1m
Commercial revenue: £ 5.6m
Total: £ 155.1m

2020-21 payment: £ 139.4m
Difference: + £ 15.7m

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4. Chelsea

Actual league position: 3rd
Equal share: £ 79m
Facility fees: £ 22.6m
Merit payment: £ 47.8m
Commercial revenue: £ 5.6m
Total: £ 155m

2020-21 payment: £ 150.9m
Difference: + £ 4.1m

5. Arsenal

Actual league position: 5th
Equal share: £ 79m
Facility fees: £ 27.3m
Merit payment: £ 42.4m
Commercial revenue: £ 5.6m
Total: £ 154.3m

2020-21 payment: £ 135m
Difference: + £ 19.3m

6. Man Utd

Actual league position: 6th
Equal share: £ 79m
Facility fees: £ 25.4m
Merit payment: £ 39.8m
Commercial revenue: £ 5.6m
Total: £ 149.8m

2020-21 payment: £ 153.5m
Difference: – £ 3.7m

7. West Ham

Actual league position: 7th
Equal share: £ 79m
Facility fees: £ 21.6m
Merit payment: £ 37.1m
Commercial revenue: £ 5.6m
Total: £ 143.3m

2020-21 payment: £ 143.5m
Difference: – £ 0.2m

8. Leicester City

Actual league position: 8th
Equal share: £ 79m
Facility fees: £ 15m
Merit payment: £ 34.5m
Commercial revenue: £ 5.6m
Total: £ 134.1m

2020-21 payment: £ 141.3m
Difference: – £ 7.2m

9. Newcastle

Actual league position: 11th
Equal share: £ 79m
Facility fees: £ 19.8m
Merit payment: £ 26.5m
Commercial revenue: £ 5.6m
Total: £ 130.9m

2020-21 payment: £ 116.9m
Difference: + £ 14m

10. Brighton

Actual league position: 9th
Equal share: £ 79m
Facility fees: £ 14.1m
Merit payment: £ 31.8m
Commercial revenue: £ 5.6m
Total: £ 130.5m

2020-21 payment: £ 107.5m
Difference: + £ 23m

11. Wolves

Actual league position: 10th
Equal share: £ 79m
Facility fees: £ 15m
Merit payment: £ 29.2m
Commercial revenue: £ 5.6m
Total: £ 128.8m

2020-21 payment: £ 119.9m
Difference: + £ 8.9m

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12. Crystal Palace

Actual league position: 12th
Equal share: £ 79m
Facility fees: £ 15m
Merit payment: £ 23.9m
Commercial revenue: £ 5.6m
Total: £ 123.5m

2020-21 payment: £ 116.3m
Difference: + £ 7.2m

13. Aston Villa

Actual league position: 14th
Equal share: £ 79m
Facility fees: £ 18.8m
Merit payment: £ 18.6m
Commercial revenue: £ 5.6m
Total: £ 122m

2020-21 payment: £ 122.2m
Difference: – £ 0.2m

14. Brentford

Actual league position: 13th
Equal share: £ 79m
Facility fees: £ 14.1m
Merit payment: £ 21.2m
Commercial revenue: £ 5.6m
Total: £ 119.9m

15. Everton

Actual league position: 16th
Equal share: £ 79m
Facility fees: £ 20.7m
Merit payment: £ 13.3m
Commercial revenue: £ 5.6m
Total: £ 118.6m

2020-21 payment: £ 134.4m
Difference: – £ 15.8m

16. Leeds

Actual league position: 17th
Equal share: £ 79m
Facility fees: £ 18.8m
Merit payment: £ 10.6m
Commercial revenue: £ 5.6m
Total: £ 114m

2020-21 payment: £ 138.6m
Difference: – £ 24.6m

17. Southampton

Actual league position: 15th
Equal share: £ 79m
Facility fees: £ 11.3m
Merit payment: £ 15.9m
Commercial revenue: £ 5.6m
Total: £ 111.8m

2020-21 payment: £ 111.7m
Difference: + £ 0.1m

18. Burnley

Actual league position: 18th
Equal share: £ 79m
Facility fees: £ 11.3m
Merit payment: £ 8m
Commercial revenue: £ 5.6m
Total: £ 103.9m

2020-21 payment: £ 101.7m
Difference: + £ 2.2m

19. Watford

Actual league position: 19th
Equal share: £ 79m
Facility fees: £ 11.3m
Merit payment: £ 5.3m
Commercial revenue: £ 5.6m
Total: £ 101.2m

20. Norwich

Actual league position: 20th
Equal share: £ 79m
Facility fees: £ 11.3m
Merit payment: £ 2.7m
Commercial revenue: £ 5.6m
Total: £ 98.6m


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