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Spanish La Liga Prize Money 2016-17 (Confirmed)

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Spanish La Liga has signed a new collective TV rights deal for the spanish division 1 which will come into play starting from 2016-17 season. Unlike the previous seasons, 2016-17 La Liga season will see a lot more balanced distribution of La Liga tv and central sponsorship money. However, Real Madrid and Barcelona are both set to keep their usual earnings under the new system as well. Below is the entire prize money distribution system and how much every club in spanish top flight will earn this season.

Spanish La Liga new TV deal 2016-19
How the new TV money distribution system works:

Unlike the previous model, every top division club had to negotiate their own TV rights deals but La Liga passed historic bill in 2015 which ensured collective sale of La Liga tv rights both domestically and oversees. Telefonica, Movistar bought the domestic live tv rights for around €1.89 billion in 3 year deal while mediapro also splashed out €750 million for three years making it a total of €2.63 billion over three year domestic deals. La Liga also sold collective TV rights in oversees markets around the world and got a substantial increase in oversees TV money compared to previous deals.

2016-17 distribution model: With the new TV money distribution model, La Liga will put both domestic and oversees yearly TV money in one pot from which 10% will be allocated for division 2 teams. While rest of the 90% will be distributed according to following model.

  • Equal share: 50% will be distributed equally between all 20 top flight clubs
  • Merit Money: 25% will be distributed according to league positions based on last 5 years.
  • Resources Generation: 25% will be distributed according to each team’s capacity of generating resourses for examble number of official club members, season tickets sold, attendance etc.

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[ The below table shows how much money every Spanish top flight club will receive with the new TV money distribution model ]

Spanish La Liga 2016-17 TV Money Distribution
NO# CLUBS EQUAL SHARE MERIT & RESOURCES TOTAL
1 Real Madrid €50m €40m + €60m €150m
2 FC Barcelona €50m €38m + €60m €148m
3 Atletico Madrid €50m €36m + €30m €116m
4 Sevilla €50m €34m + €25m €109m
5 Villarreal €50m €32m + €20m €102m
6 Athletic Bilbao €50m €30m + €15m €95m
7 Real Sociedad €50m €28m + €20m €98m
8 Eibar €50m €26m + €18m €94m
9 Alaves €50m €24m + €20m €94m
10 Espanyol €50m €22m + €16m €88m
11 Malaga €50m €20m + €15m €85m
12 Valencia €50m €18m + €20m €88m
13 Celta Vigo €50m €16m + €15m €81m
14 Las Palmas €50m €14m + €15m €79m
15 Real Betis €50m €12m + €12m €74m
16 Leganes €50m €10m + €20m €80m
17 Deportivo Coruna €50m €8m + €18m €76m
18 Sporting Gijon €50m €6m + €12m €68m
19 Osasuna €50m €4m + €9m €63m
20 Granada €50m €2m + € 10m €62m

With the previous system the top clubs tv rights money and bottom clubs was huge with Real Madrid and Barcelona pocketing as much as €140 million each with their individual deals. While bottom clubs like Las Palmas could barely make €18 million in tv rights money.

But this all is about to change starting from next season when new collective deal comes into play that will enable even the bottom sides to make as much as €60 million per season. But the new deal has a clause where Real Madrid and Barcelona won’t take any hit in their TV rights revenue enabling them continue earning in the region of €140 million a per.

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