UEFA today announced the prize money which is available to be earned by clubs for progressing in European competition.
From a Cork City point of view, even reaching the third qualifying round of the Europa League seems unlikely at the moment. Shamrock Rovers could have a decent run and Dundalk could do well too, but for them to come close to the Europa League group stages, once again, looks unlikely.
UEFA Champions League & UEFA Europa League Qualifying Round prize money breakdown:
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWN:
First Qualifying Round = €280,000
Second Qualifying Round = €380,000
Third Qualifying Round = €480,000
Base fee for Group Stage = €15,250,000
EUROPA LEAGUE PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWN:
First Qualifying Round = €240,000
Second Qualifying Round = €260,000
Third Qualifying Round = €280,000
Play-off elimination Round = €300,000
Base fee for group stage = €2,920,000.