Manchester United won the FA Cup championship in the year 2016 when it successfully defeated palace and bagged 1.8 million pounds as cash prize but the notable earning for the club in the tournament came from broadcasting money offered for the live streaming of the matches and then a fine share of forty five percent (45%) in the final ticket. As for 2017, the prize pool stays the same and here is a complete breakdown of the distribution strategy for the winners of the FA Cup 2018.
FA Cup 2018 Prize Money
Champions of the FA Cup tournament get to pocket 1.8 million pounds as part of the prize money and then there is a fine sum of broadcast money and gate receipts. As for runners ups, they get to bag nine hundred thousand pounds (£900,000) as a cash prize plus television money and gate receipts. Prize money is is distributed from round one upto the semifinals and finals but statistical record points that the heavy clubs of the premier league do not take part in the FA Cup championship and keep the position vacant for the small clubs.
|1st Preliminary Round||184||£1,500|
|2nd Preliminary Round||160||£1,925|
|1st Qualifying Round||116||£3,000|
|2nd Qualifying Round||80||£4,500|
|3rd Qualifying Round||40||£7,500|
|4th Qualifying Round||32||£12,500|
|FA Cup – Round 1||40||£18,000|
|FA Cup – Round 2||20||£27,000|
|FA Cup – Round 3||32||£67,500|
|FA Cup – Round 4||16||£90,000|
|FA Cup – Round 5||8||£180,000|
|FA Cup – Round 6||4||£360,000|
Benefits of FA Cup:
FA Cup is of least significance to the major clubs in terms of award money because the amount of money they earn from the Premier League and the Champions League is what keeps them economically competent, thus they do not seem very excited about this league but may take part now then for a change of air. A fine example to emphasize this point is from not too far in the past when Arsenal claimed the FA Cup and got awarded 4.2 million pounds for winning the championship, but in the Champions League the offered money amounted to a generous sum of twenty five million pound (£25 m) and the cash prize offered in the Premier League is enormous, that is ninety three million pound (£93 m). Hence one can easily asses why the FA Cup is of less importance to the large clubs as compared to the smaller ones.
Having said all this, lower leagues get to have greater benefits from the FA Cup and the Capital One Cup because in addition to the cash prize for winners of the league, a handsome amount of money is collected for the live broadcast along with the gate receipts share. As for example, Manchester United fought against Cambridge United in the past year and the glorious match got live streaming as well as a advantageous replay. Advantageous in the manner that the tv streaming earned the club a handsome cash of 144,000 pound and as for the replay, the club collected seventy two thousand pound (£72,000) along with the 45% share of the gate receipt, the final ticket. Thus the FA league turns out to be very profitable for the small clubs.
FA Cup TV & Gate Receipt Share:
Each time a match is broadcasted live, the club gets a fair share of money which is known as FA cup TV Cash. Then there is this great system of gate receipt that each time a club/ team gets selected for the FA Cup either for a home game or an internationally play, English FA awards 45 percent prize share in the final ticket. So if a club gets lucky to be fighting against a Premier League team, they get to make much more money, as stated above when Cambridge United held a draw against Manchester United. During this event Cambridge United earned 1.2 million pound (£1.2m).
|FA Cup – Round 1||£67,500||£33,750|
|FA Cup – Round 2||£72,000||£36,000|
|FA Cup – Round 3||£144,000||£72,000|
|FA Cup – Round 4||£144,000||£72,000|
|FA Cup – Round 5||£247,500||£123,750|
|FA Cup – Round 6||£247,500||£123,750|