Newcastle United income revealed as official 2018/19 Premier League prize money table published
The official figures for the 2018/19 Premier League prize money have now been released.
As the table shows, despite Man City winning the league, Liverpool still banked an extra £1.5m more.
The reason for Klopp’s club getting the top payout is because they were shown more times (29) on live TV than Man City (26).
For every game shown live above the first ten, a club receives around £1.18m extra for each.
As from next season when the new TV deals kick in, the rich are going to get even richer and increase the divide. At the moment the overseas TV money that is part of the prize money is evenly divided (see table – £43,184,608 per club) BUT from next season a large chuck of that will instead be on a sliding scale, with those who finish highest getting more.
As you can see, Newcastle United are 11th highest in terms of cash (£120,130,418) despite finishing in 13th after winning at Fulham,
Newcastle are currently 14th in the table but are actually top ten when it comes to the 2018/19 Premier League prize money.
Rafa’s team have been on live TV more times (19) than any other club outside the top six and that pushes them into the top eleven. Banking £22,270,755 from their popularity with TV bosses, means they get £10m more than the likes of Watford, Southampton and others.
When people talk about football fans contributing such a small portion of income these days for Premier League clubs, it is a nonsense where Newcastle are concerned.
Last season Newcastle banked £25.4m from matchday revenue alone but in so many other areas of income, supporters also play a massive part, whether merchandise or whatever. It is because of the Newcastle fans that the club is on live TV so much, producing up to a £10m advantage over the other 13 clubs outside the top six.
Due to appearing on TV so many times, Newcastle received in total £6m more 2018/19 Premier League prize money than Watford and Paalce who finished above them and a massive £12m more than Bournemouth who ended the season only one place lower in the PL table.
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