Arsene Wenger will be delighted with the prize
money results. (Picture: Getty)

By Lee Thomas-Mason for

The Premier League have revealed a
detailed breakdown of all income payments
made to each of the 20 clubs in the 2015/16
In a process that includes ‘facility fees’,
‘overseas TV’ money and ‘central
commercial’ earnings, it has emerged that
Arsenal benefited the most financially
despite finishing second being eventual
champions Leicester City.
Claudio Ranieri’s unlikely winners took
home a total fee just above £93million while
the Gunners – who appeared on television
more times than Leicester – took home just
short of £101m.
Manchester City only hold a slight
advantage over their rivals Manchester
United, a surprise given the fact that
Pellegrini’s men edged out their city rivals
to secure the fourth and final Champions
League spot.

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The mechanism for distributing this
revenue is the most equitable of Europe’s
major football leagues and is based on
the Premier League Founder Members’
Agreement, the contract signed by the
initial clubs that formed the League in
It has resulted in a ratio of 1.52:1
between the club finishing top and that
finishing bottom in 2015/16, the lowest
such ratio in the history of the Premier
League, and works as follows:
50% of UK broadcast revenue
split equally between the 20
25% of UK broadcast revenue
paid in Merit Payments (“Prize
Money” per place in the table)
25% of UK broadcast revenue
paid in Facility Fees each time a
club’s matches are broadcast in
the UK.
All international broadcast
revenue, and central commercial
revenue, is split equally among
the 20 clubs.