Champions League final prize money: How much Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund can win

Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham are set to meet in the Champions League final (Image: Getty)

Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid are gearing up for a blockbuster meeting at Wembley tonight (Saturday) in the Champions League final. Not only is glory at stake, millions upon millions in additional prize money will also be up for grabs as BVB and Los Blancos go head to head.

Real go into the match as the heavy favourites having won the competition 14 times in their history, which is more than twice as many as any other club. The Spanish giants are also fresh from a 10-point La Liga triumph under Carlo Ancelotti.

Their route to the final was a tricky one, taking down reigning champions Manchester City on penalties before scraping past Bayern Munich thanks to two late goals from substitute Joselu at the Bernabeu.

Dortmund, by contrast, struggled domestically as they finished 27 points behind Bundesliga champions Bayer Leverkusen to end up fifth. Edin Terzic’s side showed heart and determination to battle past Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain en route to their first Champions League final since 2013.

Manchester United loanee Jadon Sancho and his Chelsea counterpart, Ian Maatsen, will be desperate to impress at Wembley, while Jude Bellingham will line up in Madrid’s famous white shirt to face his former club.

With plenty at stake on and off the pitch, Express Sport takes you through how the Champions League final prize money will be divided up…

Real Madrid are hunting down a record-extending 15th Champions League title (Image: Getty)

Champions League prize money breakdown

Just over half of the Champions League prize pot is distributed based on each team’s performance. On that basis alone, Saturday night’s winner will bank £17million, with the runners-up taking approximately £12.5m.

Another section of the prize pot is dished out based on a club’s UEFA coefficient ranking – a weighted method for seeding top teams in Europe. As Real rank third, they stand to earn around £29m regardless of the result, and eighth-place Dortmund are due just over £24m.

After that, there will be roughly £250m left to distribute based on broadcasting revenue. Every team that took part in this season’s Champions League will receive a slice based on a fixed percentage determined by UEFA.

Half of the cash will go to each participating country’s national federation, with the other half distributed to teams based on the number of games they played.

Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid gets underway at 8pm (BST).

Source: https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1904977/champions-league-final-prize-money-real-madrid-borussia-dortmund