NYON, Switzerland ( Associated Press) – Chelsea received 5.1 million euros ($5.55 million) from European Championship revenue to release players to their national teams, UEFA said on Friday.
UEFA had a fund of 200 million euros ($217.5 million) to pay clubs a daily rate per player since the Euro 2020 tournament and qualifying, plus Nations League games 2018.
The list of payouts was announced a day after UEFA approved an increase of a total of 240 million euros ($261 million) for clubs called up for national teams through the Euro 2024 tournament in Germany.
English clubs collectively earned 47 million euros ($51.1 million) – almost a quarter of the total amount allocated for UEFA national team games from 2018-21. A total of 18 different English clubs each earned over 1 million euros ($1.1 million), with Chelsea earning the most.
Chelsea included players until the end of Euro 2020. Jorginho and Emerson Palmeri were in the Italian team that defeated England in the final. Mason Mount, Reese James and Ben Chilwell were on the losing side.
Manchester City was the next highest grosser with 4.5 million euros ($4.9 million). Juventus received over 3.8 million euros ($4.1 million).
Atalanta, with more than 2.9 million euros ($3.15 million), is ranked higher than Barcelona. After Ukraine reached the quarter-finals, Dynamo Kyiv received over 2.5 million euros ($2.7 million).
UEFA said 697 clubs from its 55 member associations had received payments.
Italian clubs collectively received 27.5 million ($29.9 million), slightly less than their German counterparts. Denmark’s clubs received less than €2.7 million ($2.9 million) despite the national team reaching the Euro 2020 semi-finals.
UEFA said it allocated 140 million euros ($152 million) to be shared by clubs issuing players for the Euro 2024 tournament. Another 100 million euros ($109 million) will be distributed according to the call-up for the two editions of the Nations League and Euro 2024 qualifying games.
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