Leicester will receive less Premier League prize money than Arsenal, Tottenham, Man United and Man City

'Traditional' big sides benefit from being on TV more often

Simon Rice
Tuesday 17 May 2016 10:56
Leicester City celebrate with the Premier League trophy
Leicester City celebrate with the Premier League trophy

Leicester City will receive less prize money than four other Premier League sides, despite finishing the season 10 points clear at the top of the table as champions.

Arsenal, who leapfrogged rivals Tottenham to finish the season second in the league, are the highest earners thanks to being shown on TV more than any other side.

The Gunners will receive £101m from the TV deal this season while Claudio Ranieri's Leicester side will take £93.3m despite their stunning campaign producing arguably the most fascinating season in English football history.

Every Premier League side takes a flat £55m from the TV deal which is then boosted by merit payments for where they finish in the league plus money for every time they've been appeared on either BT Sport or Sky Sports.

Each league position is worth £1,236,083, meaning Leicester collected £25m for winning the title with Arsenal scooping £23.7m.

Jack Wilshere celebrates with Santi Cazorla after Arsenal finish above Tottenham in the league

Every time a club is shown on TV they receive £750,000 plus a small additional revenue for being shown on Match of the Day. Leicester appeared on screen 15 times over the course of the season, providing them with £12.8m to take their total earnings to £93.3m.

Arsenal however were screened live a staggering 27 times to boost their income by £21.8m to take their total earnings to £101m.

In addition to Arsenal receiving more prize money than Leicester, Manchester City (£96.8m), Tottenham (£95m) and Manchester United (£96.3m) will also collect more.

Manchester United were shown on TV the second most, a total of 26 times 

Prize money league...

1. Arsenal - £101m

2. Manchester City - £96.8m

3. Manchester United - £96.3m (if they finish fifth by either drawing or beating Bournemouth on Tuesday)

4. Tottenham - £95m

5. Leicester - £93m

6. Liverpool - £90.4m

7. Chelsea - £87.1m

8. West Ham - £85.6m

9. Southampton - £84.5m

Leicester players celebrate winning the Premier League

10. Everton - £82.9m

11. Stoke City - £79m

12. Swansea City - £75.3m

13. Watford - £74.1m

14. West Brom - £73m

15. Newcastle United - £72.7m

16. Crystal Palace - £72.4m

17. Sunderland - £71.7m

18. Bournemouth - £70.4m (if they remain 16th by losing to Manchester United)

19. Norwich City - £66.7m

20. Aston Villa - £66.2m

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