The Europa League is slowly growing in importance as more big clubs take part in the competition.
In the 2022/23 campaign, the likes of Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester United, Arsenal and Ajax have all appeared in the tournament. The introduction of the Europa Conference League has also boosted the competitiveness of the Europa League.
The winner of the Europa League also earns a spot in the Champions League in the following season, in addition to a healthy sum of money.
The Sporting News looks at how much money teams could earn in the Europa League this season.
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Europa League prize money
Although the prize money in the Europa League is far lower than that of the Champions League, it can still be a useful resource for those who can go deep into the tournament.
Teams can earn close to £20 million ($25m) if they manage to triumph in all their group games on their way to winning the whole competition. Those who drop down from the Champions League can also earn a good amount in the knockout stages.
|Group stage||$3.98m (£3.17m)|
|Group stage win||$688,350 (£550,037)|
|Group stage draw||$229,476 (£183,356)|
|1st in group stage||$1.2m (£960,361)|
|2nd in group stage||$600,000 (£480,000)|
|Playoff round (knockout)||$546,350 (£436,626)|
|Round of 16||$1.32m|
How much does Europa League winner get in 2023?
Despite the growing presence of the Europa League, the prize money on offer has dropped from the 2021/22 season. This is because UEFA have decided to withhold some money from the competition so it can be used for COVID-19 relief programmes across European football.
This means that winning the competition will be even more important for those clubs who are struggling with a low budget at the moment. Along with the money they can earn by qualifying for the Champions League group stages ($17.17m, £13.72m), the Europa League still offers notable riches for the champions.
|Stage||2022 Prize Money||2023 Prize Money|
|Group stage||$4.11m||$3.98m (£3.17m)|
|Group stage win||$713,793||$688,350 (£550,037)|
|Group stage draw||$237,950||$229,476 (£183,356)|
|1st in group stage||$1.24m||$1.2m (£960,361)|
|2nd in group stage||$566,000||$600,000 (£480,000)|
|Playoff round (knockout)||$566,000||$546,350 (£436,626)|
|Round of 16||$1.35m||$1.32m|