Knowing top football most expensive trophies is among the top questions on the lips of football-loving fans all over the world. Football is a beautiful game that unites the world together irrespective of religion, tribe, ethnicity, continents among others. Football teams and players all work towards achieving a common goal which is the trophy. If you have been keen to know how much these various respective trophies are worth, worry no more. In the course of this article, I will be sharing with you in detail the figures attached to the four (4) football’s most expensive trophies.
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions league, without doubt, is among the list of football’s most expensive trophies in the world. Winner of the Champions League trophy don’t usually have a stipulated amount before the final game, but has its money accumulated base on the levels the pass and can reach. In analyzing the figures in the champions league, the 32 participating teams are all firstly given €15.25m each. Teams in the group stages gets €2.7m for every game won and €900,000 for draws. Also, every team gets a sum of €9.5m upon qualification for round 16. €10.5m is also given to teams that qualify for the quarter-finals. Teams also get the sum of €12m for qualifying in the semi-finals.
However, in qualification for the finals, the teams get €15m respectively, and upon wining the final, the winner gets €4m. The recent champion “Liverpool fc” having won three of their Group C matches made them get an addition of €8.1m, summing up their total takeaway to €74.35m. And for qualifying for Uefa Super Cup secured them €3.5m and a bonus of €1m which sums up to €78.85m.
FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup which is made of 18-carat gold is also on the list of football most expensive trophies in the world. The figures for the World Cup is as follows, $8m will be given to 17th to 32nd place countries. Ninth to 16th placed countries will get $12m respectively. Fifth to eight placed countries will also receive $16m. $22M will be given to the fourth-placed country, $24m will also be given to the third-placed country and the second-placed country receives $28m. The cup itself is worth $20m but the winning country will be taking home $38m.
The UEFA Europa League Cup
The UEFA Europa League Cup is also in the list of the most expensive football trophies in the world. The figure for this cup is analyzed as follows; the preliminary round teams get a sum of €220,000. The first qualifying round teams earn €240,000, while the second qualifying round teams gets €260,000. The third qualifying round teams get €280,000, and the play-off round elimination teams gets €300,000. The base fee for teams in the group stages is €2,920,000 and every group match win attracts €570,000, draw attracts €190,000.
Group winners get €1m while runners-up get €500,000. Teams in the round of 32 get €500,000 while round 16 teams get €1,100,000. Teams in the quarter-finals gets €1,500,000 while semi-final teams get €2,400,000. The second-place team gets €4,500,000 while the winning team gets €8,500,000. However, Fc Sevilla in Spain holds the wins in the UEFA Europa League title with a total win of five-time which was in 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016 respectively.
The FA Cup
With a height of 61.5cm and weight of 6.3kg and components made with solid sterling silver. The FA is without a doubt among football most expensive trophies in the world. It has also over the years become the most popular domestic cup in the world. The channels of payment made in the FA Cup are; the extra preliminary round winners get £2,250 while the losers get £750. The preliminary round winning teams get £2,890 while the losers get £960. First-round qualifying winners get £4,500, while the losers get £1,500. The second-round qualifying winners get £6,750 while the losers get £2,250. Third round qualifying winners £11,250 while the losers get £3,750.
Also the fourth round qualifying winners get £18,750, while the losers get £6,250. Then for the first-round proper winners £36,000, while the second round teams’ proper winners get £54,000. For teams that made it to the round of 32 gets £135,000 while those that made it to the round of 16 get £180,000. For teams that are winners in the fifth round proper (round of 8) the get £360,000, while quarter-final winners get £720,000. Semi-final winning teams get £1,800,000, while the losers get £900,000. Finally, the second-place team get £1,800,000, while the winners get £3,600,000.