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Real Madrid shines its finances with its 14th Champions League

The victory boosts the club's commercial income, which usually exceeds 300 million annually.

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Real Madrid shines its finances with its 14th Champions League

The victory boosts the club's commercial income, which usually exceeds 300 million annually. The sponsors, led by Emirates and Adidas, will profit from the victory.

Real Madrid consolidates its record as the team with the most Champions League finals won in the history of the tournament. The whites, who were already crowned LaLiga champions a month ago, took another orejona on Saturday, baptized as "La Decimocuarta", which gives a new boost to finances already champions on the continent.

The total loot that the merengue club pockets for its performance in the most important competition in Europe amounts to 119.81 million euros, which will remain at 116.16 after the discount made by UEFA for the losses caused by the pandemic. Of that amount, 4.5 million correspond to their victory in the final, while the rest of the piggy bank accumulates during the tournament in the group stage and subsequent classifications based on the victories or draws that each team achieves.

This prize for sporting merits will be increased when, once the competition is over, the distribution of what is known as the market pool is decided, corresponding to the money from the television channels that broadcast UEFA competitions. The body distributes these profits based on the weight of the audiovisual market of the country that the team represents, so that Real Madrid will receive an amount close to 15 million.

To this piggy bank only from the Champions League is added the sporting prestige and the automatic classification thanks to the orejona for two other competitions: the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup. Thus, Real Madrid will face Eintracht Frankfurt, which has been the champion of the Europa League this year, on August 10 in Helsinki (Finland). And just for participating, he will enter another 3.5 million. The Club World Cup, for its part, will be played in 2023, since the final stretch of this 2022 is occupied by the World Cup in Qatar, which will take place between November 21 and December 18.

Business partners

The victory also means profits for the companies associated with Real Madrid, in a context in which the white club's commercial business totaled 322 million euros last season. It is half of the 640.7 million that it billed throughout the campaign, in which it ranked as the second club in Europe with the most income, according to Deloitte. Not even the pandemic managed to stop this meringue commercial push, since in the year before Covid there were barely 30 million more. In the last five years, this business has never dropped below 300 million.

Along with these figures, Madrid's business partners are increasing. His latest contract, signed this month, corresponds to the 360 ​​million agreement for the exploitation of the Bernabéu signed with the investment firm Sixth Street and with the sports entertainment group Legends. They will develop events, such as concerts, in the new stadium, in turn benefiting the club's sponsor portfolio, led by Emirates and Adidas as main sponsors. They are the two brands most associated with Real Madrid, according to the 2022 SPSG Consulting Sports Sponsorship Barometer. The rest of the brands that the public associates with the team are far away, as is the case of Audi, Nivea, Mahou, Movistar and Coca-Cola.

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