Bayern did not reach the final of the Champions League, but the club’s impressive effort will be handsomely rewarded. As reported by Bild, Bayern Munich will collect €40.2 million in prize money alone from their Champions League success. Bayern could have won yet another €11 million by reaching the final, and even €15 million by winning it.
In addition to the club’s winnings in prize money, Bayern will also receive a share from the general UEFA market pool of approximately €30 million. And on top of that comes the income from the six sold-out home games that Bayern played along the way.
All told, Bayern will earn approximately €70 million from this season’s campaign.
That money will go a long way toward Bayern’s summer transfer window plans, as the club weighs its options amid a torrent of rumors surrounding stars such as Robert Lewandowski, Jerome Boateng, Arturo Vidal, and potential transfer targets.