Chelsea have been earned a record £99m in prize money for winning the Premier League title last season, making that the most an English club has ever made from central funds, the Daily Mail reports.
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The exact astronomical number they have taken home is £98,999,554, which is comprised of £24.9m in merit money for their first place finish, £19.98m ‘facility fees’ for appearing on live television so often, plus nearly £22m in equal shares of the domestic TV deal, overseas TV deals totalling £27.8m and commercial income from the leagues sponsors, that stand at £4.4m.
Both Manchester clubs also earned healthy incomes, with City’s totalling at £98.5m and United picking up £96.8m which was more than Arsenal got with £96.5m, because they featured in more live games than the Gunners did.
All 20 clubs involved in the 2014-15 season will share a stunning £1.6 billion in league money for the campaign, from Chelsea at the top down to the lowest earners, QPR, who still managed to collect an impressive £64.9m for finishing dead last. This is also the largest sum ever earned by a bottom-placed club.
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