German Bundesliga 2022 Prize Money and Breakdown

The German Football League has changed its revenue distribution model, which could also be called Bundesliga prize money, for both domestic and international TV rights from 2022/22 to recover from the financial setback caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. From 2022/22 to 2024/25, domestic rights revenue will be distributed equally among all clubs of Bundesliga.

The €1.16 billion (US$1.4 billion) revenue generates per year from the official broadcaster Sky Deutschland and DAZN. Out of that, 53 per cent will be equally divided among all the german clubs from 2022/22 to 22/23 while season 23/24 to 24/25 will witness a drop in share to 50 per cent.

Bundesliga TV Rights Revenue Distribution (2021 to 2025)

  • 43 per cent tv rights revenue will be distributed among the clubs based on their performance
  • 4 per cent will be distributed for youth development
  • 3 per cent will be distributed in club interest

The Bundesliga prize money for the 2022/21 season is increased after the four-year TV rights deal from the 2017/18 season to the 2022/21 season. The league will earn around €4.64 billion (£3.6bn) from this domestic TV rights deal. Before this deal, the German Football League used to earn around €2.51 billion including domestic and overseas tv rights. Here’s how TV revenue is distributed among all the Bundesliga clubs.

German Bundesliga Prize Money 2022/21

Duration2017/16 to 2022/21
Domestic TV Rights€4.64 billion (£3.6bn)
International TV Rights€1 billion from international TV rights deal
% increase from last 4 year dealThere is an 85% increase in the domestic tv rights money after €4.64 billion compared to the previous deal worth €2.51 billion.
Yearly distribution€1.4 billion TV revenue distributed to 18 German clubs per year.
Distribution model70 per cent of domestic tv rights revenue is distributed based on club performance in the last five seasons.

Compared with the other three major European leagues, the distribution of revenue from the television rights of German football is very simple: the Bundesliga has won a 4.64 billion euro contract for domestic television rights.

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The value after completion is 1 billion euros compared with the previous four years (2013/14 to 2016/17), the value of the new agreement in Germany and abroad has increased by 85%, reaching approximately 2.510 billion euros. Annual TV sales have grown by a staggering 5.5 billion euros.

The amount is divided into 4 parts, which represent the annual TV currency funds, about 1 Euro.4 billion per year, used by 18 teams. England, Spain and Italy allocate TV funding to the three payment pillars instead of Bundesliga.

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The current system includes payments to 18 Bundesliga clubs in two columns. 70% of the season is evenly distributed to 18 teams. In the past five years, 35% of the historic league rankings have been awarded.

Bayern Munich won the championship and successfully defended its title, winning the championship and 31st place for the ninth consecutive time. The Bundesliga is the most important football game in Germany. The composition of teams gets relegated to the second section of German football every season. Instead of German Bundesliga prize money, the league share tv revenue among teams based on their performance.

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