Real Madrid made history by becoming the first team to successfully defend its Champions Title by beating Juventus 4-1 in the final since the event was reinvented in 1992. UEFA had announced several major changes ahead of the 2016-17 Champions League season including increase in the prize money. Out of the total revenue of $ 2.64 billion, UEFA Champions League is the highest paying league in the world with the total prize money of $ 1.48 billion. Let’s take a look at the top five earning teams in the Champions League.
Despite losing out 4-1 to Real Madrid in the finals, Juventus took home a greater chunk of prize money in the Champions League 2016-2017. The Serie-A giants became the first team in Champions League to cross the $ 100 million mark, thus netting around $ 113.83 million. Juventus earned the maximum of $ 56.97 million from television rights apart from performance bonus of $ 9 million and runners-up prize money of $ 12.38 million.