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RC Lens: Total of Champions League winnings for RCL

RC Lens completes its Champions League campaign on a positive note. While they failed to qualify for the round of 16, they secured a place in the Europa League playoffs after beating Sevilla 2-1. Sevilla were then eliminated from European competition.

More than €50m won by RC Lens in the Champions League

Access to the Europa League playoffs guarantees the northern club €500,000, in addition to the €52.37m they won in the Champions League, according to our calculations at Sportune. These are the result of both the common bonus for the 32 clubs in the Champions League knockout stages (€15.64m), the results achieved in the group stage (two wins and two draws for €7.46m), the coefficient bonus (the club was ranked 31st and received €2.274m), and the market pool, which it shares with PSG, with their share being 45%, or €27m.

Another €1.2m if they pass the playoffs and qualify for the Europa League round of 16

The rest of the season will be played in the less lucrative Europa League. With the prospect of pocketing an additional €1.2m (from Champions League and playoff revenues) if RC Lens reach the round of 16 of the competition. To do so, they will need to play a playoff against a second-placed team from the group stage of the tournament.

Champions League winnings for RC Lens

Participation bonus: €15.64m
Results bonus: €7.46m
Coefficient ranking: €2.274m
Market pool: €27m
Total: €52.374m

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