By Wayne Veysey
Tottenham have hit the Champions League jackpot by sensationally securing a place in the final, Football Insider can reveal.
Spurs’ stunning progress in Europe’s elite competition will land them an £87.5million windfall regardless of the outcome in the 1 June showdown against Liverpool in Madrid.
Champions League prize money has soared this season and enables the north Londoners and Liverpool to be the immediate beneficiaries of the new payouts.
Uefa Champions League distribution data for the 2018-19 season shows Tottenham will receive prize money of £60.2m for reaching the final in three weeks’ time.
The figure is bumped up by Spurs’ share of the TV pool and the club’s Uefa coefficient ranking, a new distribution method introduced this season.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have a relatively low Uefa coefficient ranking, which is because they were not Champions League regulars until the Argentine oversaw a transformation in their fortunes following his 2014 arrival.
Spurs have secured £13.4m of revenues from this distribution method as well as £13.9m from their share of the TV pool, which is partly based on their third position in last season’s Premier League.
The £87.5million windfall comes after Tottenham announced earlier a world-record profit of £113million in their annual financial results last month.
It will also be bolstered by bonus revenue from tickets, merchandise and other commercial spin-offs.