The UEFA approved the income distribution plan between the clubs participating in its competitions. The total fund rises to €4.4 billion and will be distributed between 2024 and 2027, as revealed by the body chaired by Aleksander Ceferín
Of the total, up to €440 million will be allocated to solidarity projects, while €308 million will be distributed among clubs not participating in UEFA competitions and €132 million for clubs in the qualifying rounds. In addition, €25 million is reserved for the UEFA Women’s Champions League and the Youth League.
Of the total amount available to distribute among participating clubs (€3,317 million), up to €2,467 million, almost 75%, will be distributed among the clubs competing in the Champions League and the European Super Cup; €565 million will be distributed among the clubs competing in the UEFA Europa League and 285 million euros between the Conference League teams.
The proportion between the three competitions has remained at the same level as in the current cycle between 2021 and 2024.
The aforementioned amounts will be distributed across three different pillars: equal shares, performance pillar and value pillar. While the percentage reserved for equal shares (27.5%) and performance (37.5%) has increased by 2.5% and 7.5%, respectively, the value pillar will consist of 35% , that is, 10% less than the aggregate market pool and coefficient quotas in the current cycle.
At the Executive Committee held in Paris, European football’s governing body also approved the United for Success 2024-2030 strategy. As revealed by the UEFA In the statement, “the strategy provides a clear direction and roadmap to guide both the body and the wider European football community and aims to enhance the place of football in all communities of Europe, preserving the integral link between grassroots football and elite competitions.”
At the end of 2023, the UEFA approved a new format for the UEFA Women’s Champions League, which consists of an eighteen-team league phase with three home and three away games, followed by knockout rounds. In addition to the creation of the women’s Europa League.