Date: 3rd February 2017 at 8:37pm
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Last summer’s European Championships in France is certainly a money spinner for some – but how did clubs themselves fare when it came to players on duty?

Five Premier League clubs bolstered their coffers financially from sending players to Euro 2016 and only Italian Champions Juventus took more cash on that basis than Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.

Arsenal and Southampton also featured in the top ten seeing revenue – for the Championship only Barnsley, Bristol City and Huddersfield Town didn’t see a payment from UEFA, with Reading receiving just over £1million which was the highest payment in the second tier.

In total 641 European clubs from 54 associations shared in a prize pot of 150m Euros – £127.74million – and Liverpool were the top earners in the top flight with £2.89million paid.

The top ten completes itself with Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Roma featuring.

At the other end of the football pyramid, Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One North (mouthful!) side Farsley Celtic earned themselves a payment owing to Gibraltar’s inclusion and Welsh Premier League Bala Town also took a share on the same basis.

The payments are owing to an agreement between UEFA and the European Club Association (ECA) that some revenue from the tournament is shared back to clubs as a thank you for releasing their players – but as we all know it’s not like they have much of a choice.

Clubs with players at the final tournament shared a pot of £85.6million with an additional £42.58million set aside for those competing in the qualifying stages. An additional £634,390 was carried over from Euro 2012 and divvied up for the qualification phase.

ECA Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told the BBC.

‘It is important and fair to recognise and reward the clubs for the release of their players.’

The sums are dividing up at the qualifying stage on a fixed amount per player per match basis, and for the final tournament clubs receive a fixed fee per player per day – beginning 14 days prior to the first game and finished the day after their last match.

For Scotland, Aberdeen saw the biggest return with £412,639 paid.

Full payments alphabetically and by Association registration.

England Total Money Earned In £’s
Arsenal 2,463,222
Aston Villa 361,868
Birmingham 350,609
Blackburn 550,301
Blackpool 16,706
Bolton 36,323
Bournemouth 291,977
Bradford 4,176
Brentford 22,117
Brighton 324,393
Bristol Rovers 42,139
Burnley 594,792
Burton Albion 18,516
Charlton 256,443
Chelsea 1,759,479
Cheltenham 4,176
Crawley 8,243
Crystal Palace 1,462,685
Derby County 1,072,712
Doncaster 169,038
Everton 1,490,413
Farsley 25,283
Fleetwood 177,391
Fulham 753,499
Hull City 394,111
Ipswich 290,087
Leeds United 226,410
Leicester 1,234,158
Liverpool 3,394,511
Luton Town 16,706
Manchester C 1,929,655
Manchester Utd 2,997,731
Middlesbrough 16,486
Millwall 269,451
MK Dons 62,428
Newcastle United 505,418
Norwich 1,043,583
Nott’m Forest 581,223
Notts County 37,588
Oxford United 10,214
Port Vale 12,529
Preston 25,246
QPR 250,270
Reading 1,178,229
Rochdale 4,176
Rotherham 30,647
Sheffield Wed 619,908
Southampton 2,094,099
Stevenage 8,621
Stoke City 1,269,106
Sunderland 603,010
Swindon 4,121
Tottenham 3,066,138
Tranmere Rovers 24,729
Walsall 16,558
Watford 972,141
West Bromwich 1,183,939
West Ham 1,142,549
Wigan Athletic 214,832
Wolves 341,946
Northern Ireland Total Money Earned In £’s
Linfield 62,670
Scotland Total Money Earned In £’s
Aberdeen 412,639
Celtic 449,280
Dundee 12,364
Dundee Utd 20,882
Hamilton Accies 199,051
Inverness 132,018
Kilmarnock 338,152
Motherwell 38,358
Rangers 8,353
Ross County 30,429
St Johnstone 107,490
Wales Total Money Earned In £’s
Bala Town 21,069
Swansea 1,321,969
Cardiff 392,336