During the Caraboa Cup tournament in the year 2017, also widely known as EFL Cup, Southampton got beaten by Manchester United. Thus Manchester United beautifully claimed the finals, bringing home the glorious EFL Cup. But as for prize money awarded for the EFL Cup, statistics are not satisfactory. English FA awards the champions a minor sum of hundered thousand pounds (£100,000) and as for runners up, they get to bring home only fifty thousand pounds (£50,000). The EFL Cup prize purse is only comparable to the average salary of each player per week during the premier league. There are a great many ways to earn during the EFL Cup and let us breakdown a few of these. First, for each international tournament, the players get a forty five percent share for certification only. Then they get a share from the broadcasting money. This means the team who is being broadcasted on the live television will receive some cash and each member gets its share. Then the cash prize for the champions sums up to £100,000 for the EFL Cup. As for runners up, the prize pool is £50,000.
Further distribution of the EFL Cup prize money goes as follows:
Winners of the first round get five thousand pounds (£5000).
Winners of the second round get around seven thousand pounds (£7000).
Third round champions get to have ten thousand pounds (£10,000).
Round four awards sum up to fifteen thousand pounds (£15,000).
Semifinalists get to bag twenty five thousand pounds (£25,000).
As it is completely evident from the statistical data, the largest sum of money comes from the gate receipts and broadcasting shares. Each winner gets to have a straight 45% share in the final ticket. During the recent past, Bradford made to finals and bagged a handsome sum of one million pounds only from the gate receipts and broadcast money. As for Manchester United, they managed to pocket even more than a million (£1m) from this strategy in the year 2017, not only in the finals but also in the semifinal rounds.
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When it comes to gate receipts, small clubs seem super excited. This is because the money gets distributed in a way that FA receives ten percent and the team gets to have a forty five percent share each time, thus at the end of the day the small clubs get to have heavy pockets. MK Dones managed to claim a huge amount of 1.7 million pounds, during the EFL Cup league, following the strategy when it failed Manchester United not many years ago. So one can safely say that the EFL Cup league is a great opportunity for the small clubs and winning the championship is cherry on the top. This is mainly the reason the teams in the Premier League donot prefer to take part and rather grant the opportunity to the newbies. It is estimated that with the recent adjustments in the prize money pool, the cash prize in the EFL Cup may increase from one hundred million pounds (£100) to one hundred and fifty million pounds (£150 m).
|Round 1||35 (total 70 teams enters round 1)||£5,000|
|Round 2||24 (13 premier league teams join 35 round 1 winners)||£7,000|
|Round 3||16 (24 round-2 winners joined by 8 premier league teams playing in Europe)||£10,000|
|Round 4||8 (winners of round 2)||£15,000|