Top soccer clubs receive $1.6 billion largesse from UEFA

(CNN)It pays to win the Champions League — just ask Real Madrid.

The Spanish club was paid $101 million by UEFA for last year’s campaign, which saw Zinedine Zidane’s side defeat Liverpool 3-1 in Kiev to win a third-straight European title.
Despite being knocked out in the semifinals, AS Roma came out of last year’s competition as the second highest earner with $96 million, ahead of Liverpool with $93 million.

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