AAlthough there are teams that do not play anything in terms of specific objectives (title, Champions, Europe or relegation), almost all have the option of staying one place higher or one place lower, which has repercussions on money for the coffers of the teams. clubs, according to the distribution by television rights collected in Royal Decree-Law 5/2015, approved unanimously in Congress. Every final place in LaLigadefinitely, income level account.
The law states that half of the distribution is made equally among the 20 clubs of LaLiga Santander. The other half is divided into two other parts: one of them based on what is called social implantation of each club, that is, the collection in subscriptions and average box office of the last five seasons and the participation of each club in the generation of resources for the commercialization of television broadcasts.
The other part of that second half is based on sports results, which will be 25% of the total. Each position receives a greater ‘pinch’, from the champion who takes 17% of that part, to the last one who takes 0.25%. Among the top eight classified, each position above or below means about seven million euros. Afterwards, the differences are smoothed out.
To make the calculations, let us take as reference the 1,444 million that were distributed for the television rights in LaLiga Santander for the 20/21 season. Half (722), as we say, are divided equally among the 20 teams. Of the remaining 722 million, one half is distributed for the aforementioned social implementation and the other half (361 million) for sports results as follows:
The first classified, 17%: 61.3 million
The second classified, 15%: 54.1 million
The third classified, 13%: 46.9 million
The fourth classified, 11%: 39.7 million
The fifth classified, 9%: 32.4 million
The sixth classified, 7%: 25.2 million
The seventh classified, 5%: 18 million
The eighth classified, 3.5%: 12.6 million
The ninth classified, 3%: 10.8 million
The tenth classified, 2.75%: 9.9 million
The eleventh classified, 2.5%: 9 million
The twelfth classified: 2.25%: 8.1 million
The thirteenth classified, 2%: 7.2 million
The fourteenth classified, 1.75%: 6.3 million
The fifteenth classified, 1.5%: 5.4 million
The sixteenth classified, 1.25%. 4.5 million
The seventeenth classified, 1%: 3.6 million
The eighteenth classified, 0.75%: 2.7 million
The nineteenth classified, 0.5%: 1.8 million
The twentieth classified, 0.25%: 0.9 million
way to charge them
How is the money earned collected? In five seasons and as follows: 35%, 20%, 15%, 15%, 15%. Namely, Real Madrid collect those 61 million that correspond to him for being champion in five campaigns and by those percentages each of those five seasons.
In the next distribution, therefore, he will receive 35% of the 61 million that corresponds to him for being champion this season, 20% of what corresponds to him for finishing second last season, 15% for being champion three seasons ago and another 15% of the third place achieved four and five campaigns ago.
Atlético-Sevilla, a match worth seven million euros
Thus the things, Atltico and Seville dispute the next Sunday in the Wanda Metropolitan a game of about seven million euros, the difference between finishing third or finishing fourth (a position that Sevilla still does not have guaranteed).
The same can be said of Villarreal-Real Sociedad, since between the sixth and the seventh there is also a difference of seven million euros. One more incentive for the match between those of Emery and those of Imanolwho are at stake for nothing less than a position in the next Europe League…and also a ‘pinch’.