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The rewards of winning the Champions League for Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund: trophy, prize money and more



The rewards of winning the Champions League for Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund: trophy, prize money and more

The UEFA Champions League is the most coveted title in European club competition, but the reward for achieving the highest score doesn’t stop at the podium at Wembley Stadium in London on June 1.

Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid will have plenty of motivation when they take to the field on Saturday – the former aiming for their first Champions League title since 1997, while the latter will be aiming for a record 15th trophy. Beyond that, however, there are plenty of incentives, from the trophy they will lift to participation in other competitions and even the prize money the club will receive for a successful trip to the British capital.

How to watch and odds

  • Date: Saturday June 1 | Time: 3:00 PM ET
  • Place: Wembley Stadium – London, England
  • TV: CBS | Live stream: Biggest+
  • Chances: Borussia Dortmund +420; Sign +330; Real Madrid-165

Here’s what you need to know about the Champions League winners’ rewards.

The trophy and medals

Once the final whistle blows, the Champions League winners will be eager for the opportunity to get their hands on the trophy. It stands almost 6.5 meters tall and weighs approximately 16.5 kilos, but the purpose of lifting the trophy is more about the performance beforehand than the actual design: “It may not be an artistic masterpiece, but everyone in football would like to get its hands on it,” the silverware’s creator, Jürg Stadelmann, once said: per UEFA.

However, before the winning team receives the trophy, the players and coaching staff receive medals honoring the achievement. The winning team will receive 40 gold medals and have the right to distribute them as they see fit – including players who may have played a small role in the run to the podium, but it is ultimately the team’s responsibility. If Dortmund wins, then yes could mean that American Gio Reyna gets a medal.

The Super Cup

The winner of the Champions League will automatically gain entry into next season’s competition if they need it, but the final is usually contested between two teams who have already qualified thanks to their performances in their domestic competitions. This year will be no different as Real Madrid and Dortmund have already finished in the Champions League places in La Liga and the Bundesliga respectively.

But whoever wins on Saturday will headline the UEFA Super Cup, a festive one-off match between the winner of the Champions League and the winner of the Europa League. This year’s edition will take place on August 14 at Stadion Narodowy in Warsaw, Poland, and will see Dortmund or Real Madrid take on Atalanta, who won their first European title when they defeated Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 in the Europa League final .

The prize money

This season, the prize money will be divided into two parts: 55% of their winnings will be distributed based on the performance of each team. Here’s a breakdown of the guaranteed prize money for each team, based on their results in this season’s competition.


$21.5 million


$16.12 million


$13.2 million


$11.4 million

Round of 16 finish

$10.3 million

Group stage wins

$3 million

Group stage draw

$1 million

Reaching the group stage

$16.8 million

Another 30%, or roughly $651 million, will be distributed based on the teams’ results. UEFA coefficient rankings. The lowest-ranked team will earn one share, which amounts to approximately $1.23 million, while the highest-ranked team will earn 32 shares, which amounts to almost $40 million. Real Madrid are in third place for the final and are guaranteed at least 30 shares, while Dortmund are eighth and receive at least 25 shares.

The remaining 15%, or roughly $326 million, will come from broadcast revenue. Half of that money goes to the national federations of the participating teams based on a fixed percentage determined by UEFA, while the other half is distributed to teams based on the number of matches played.

Champions League final broadcast schedule

Always US/East

  • Morning Footy, 11am (CBS Sports Golazo Network)
  • We need to talk, 12:30 (CBS, Biggest+)
  • UEFA Champions League Today, 1:00 PM (CBS Sports Golazo Network, Biggest+)
  • UEFA Champions League Today before the match, 1:30 PM (CBS, Biggest+)
  • CBS Sports Golazo Match Day, 1:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Golazo Network)
  • Borussia Dortmund vs. Real Madrid, 3 p.m. (CBS, Biggest+)
  • UEFA Champions League Today after the match, 5.30pm (CBS Sports Network, Biggest+)
  • Result, 5:30 PM (CBS Sports Golazo Network)
  • The Champions Club, 6:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Golazo Network)