UEFA Champions League, Teams, Awards, and Prizes: Have a look
Yeah, it was Real Madrid again winning the UEFA Champions League title for the 13th time in 2017/18 by 3-1 against Liverpool and it has been one of the most successful clubs in winning the title. The Real Madrid has been the first team for clinching the title for the 3 consecutive years. Counted as one of the most reputed competitions in the history of football and the prestigious teams fighting for the win in European football.
The UEFA Champions league, established in 1992, is an annual continental football club organization organized by Union of European Football Association (UEFA). There are 32 teams in the war of the title and distributed in 8 groups with 4 teams in each group. Each team plays two-game with one another in the group stage, home and away. The winners of the group stage enter them into the knockout stage.
Now, let’s see how these teams are selected to play the UEFA Champions League. The teams who prove their excellence and publish themselves at top positions in English Premier League, La-Liga, Barclays Premier League, Series A League 1, Bundesliga, Jupiter League directly enters the UEFA group stage. Each league gives 3 or 4 teams based on its popularity. And the remaining teams play qualifier match to get through. The winner of the UEFA Europa League also finds the place in UEFA.
The game marks its beginning in the late June and culminates into the final game in May. The trophies and award are given to the deserving ones. The winning team lifts the trophy of UEFA Champions League and the prize money is distributed as follows:
1. Preliminary qualifying round: €230,000
2. First qualifying round: €280,000
3. Second qualifying round: €380,000
4.Third qualifying round: €480,000
5. The base fee for group stage: €15,250,000
6. Group match victory: €2,700,000
7. Group match draw: €900,000
8. Round of 16: €9,500,000
9. Quarter-finals: €10,500,000
10. Semi-finals: €12,000,000
11. Losing finalist: €15,000,000
12. Winning the Final: €19,000,000
(Prize source: https://www.wikipedia.org)
Those are the prize for the winners, but UEFA has series of awards too: Have a look
1. Goal Keeper of the Season
2. Defender of the Season
3. Midfielder of the Season
4. Forward of the Season
5. Hatrick Award
6. President Award
7. Other Awards
Get ready for the Blood Massacre and predict the winners for 2018/19. Mention it in the comments below.