Bundesliga prize money 2021/2022: German League money distribution Breakdown

Bundesliga prize money 2021/2022: German League money distribution Breakdown

July 4, 2021 0 By Ibiye Ambille

Bundesliga prize money 2021/2022: German league money distribution formula.


The German Bundesliga prize money is one of the highest of any professional soccer league across the world.


This was achieved as a result of the attraction the league received from investors over the years.


Some of the leagues broadcast partners including Sky Sports, DAZN, Amazon Prime, and PDF are the companies behind the huge money pumped into the league.


As a league having the highest matchday attendance, the Bundesliga is one of the most popular football leagues across Europe in terms of participation.



The league generates money through Television broadcast rights from Domestic and Internacional rights holders


The German Bundesliga prize money for 2021/2022 explained


For the 2021/2022 season, the league prize money is4.64 billion euros and 1 billion euros from international TV rights holders.



About b€1.4 billion accrued from TV rights holders are distributed to the 18 German Bundesliga teams each year.


German Bundesliga money distribution breakdown


1. 70% of the payment is distributed to the 18 teams every year


2. 35% of the revenue is distributed to the 18 teams based on past rankings for the past five years.


3. €1.4 billion payment is distributed to 18 teams every year.


The Bundesliga money distribution from 2021 to 2025


As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, there were changes to the overall money distribution process.


From 2022 to 2023, the revenue share would be around 53% while from the 2024 season, it will drop to 50%.



How the Bundesliga generates money

The teams in the division have greater exposure through television.


Another aspect is the higher matchday attendance which helps teams in the 1.Bundesliga attract interesting and lucrative sponsorships from top companies.


The league is broadcast across Radio and Television by DFL Sports Enterprises created from the Deutsche Fußball Liga as the commercial wing of the Bundesliga.

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The Bundesliga generates high revenue through Television, Radio and Streaming rights across the world with TV rights holders.



Sky Deutschland (as Sky Sports Bundesliga), DAZN, Amazon Prime, ZDF. These companies combine to produce €4.64 billion in revenue for the league domestically.



The league is covered across 200 countries for international TV rights for the league.


ESPN, Sportsnet/ Sportsnet World, BT Sport, Movistar+ and Startimes combine to raise €1 billion from international TV rights.


Other areas including partnership deals such as advertisers, match balls, Timekeepers, etc.


The tradition behind Bundesliga prize money increase

Teams in the German top-flight draw greater levels of support from fans across the country as well as visitors from the UK during matchdays.


The league has an average matchday attendance of around 42,673 per game—more than any other league in Europe.


This has gone a long way in driving more sponsorship deals and television rights.


The clubs have developed substantial financial strength through television rights, sponsorships, matchday ticket sales, and marketing.


The league also has one of the lowest matchday tickets within the top five European soccer leagues including the Premier League, Série A, Ligue 1 and La Liga.


Top teams in the league including Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Schalke 04, Hamburger SV, VfB Stuttgart, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Werder Bremen, Bayer Leverkusen, and recently RB Leipzig.


Bundesliga vs Premier League prize money

The German Bundesliga is around £3,98 billion and oversees 858,38 million while the Premier League prize is around (£5.136 billion) and oversees (£3.2 billion).



The Bundesliga Schedule and TV Coverage for 2021/2022

The league starts from August until late May the following year.


There’s a winter break of six weeks beginning from mid-December through to the end of January (New Year).


DAZN, ZDF, Sky Sports Bundesliga, ESPN Network, Movistar+, Sportsnet/ Sportsnet World, BT Sport, etc.


These are the major broadcast outlets for the 2021/2022 German Bundesliga season.

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Bundesliga new teams for 2021/22


VfL Bochum

VfL Bochum is a professional soccer club based in the city of Bochum. The club got promoted to the first division as Champions of the 2.Bundesliga last year.


Bochum is one of the sides that have played in the Bundesliga with over 34 seasons.



Greuther Fürth

Greuther Fürth is a German professional soccer club based in Bavaria promoted to the 2021/2022 season after finishing second of the 2.Bundesliga.



Fürth is one of the early successful teams in Germany pre Bundesliga era


The introduction of Greuther Fürth ahead of the new season would form another Bavarian derby against Bayern Munich.


Bundesliga 2021/2022 teams preview

1. Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich is the defending Champions of the 1.Bundesliga winning the title for a record ninth consecutive season.


Bayern Munich remains the best team in the country having some of the best players including Robert Lewandowski, Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, Joshua Kimmich, etc.



Bayern Munich also had a great season despite not being able to progress the Champions League final to defend the title it won the previous year at the expense of Paris Saint-Germain.



Ahead of the 2021/2022 season, Bayern Munich would have to battle with the rest of the teams in the division to record a record tenth title.


Although this looks like it’s already a finished business looking at the quality of players and the recent appointment of Julian Nagglesman.


The Bavarians would face tough competition from teams including RB Leipzig who have consistently finished in the top three since promotion to the Bundesliga during the 2016–17 season.


Other top sides including Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Borussia Dortmund, Eintracht Frankfurt, Hoffenheim, etc.


2. RB Leipzig


Over the years and since promotion to the Bundesliga 2016–17, RB Leipzig has consistently finished within the top three of the league table.

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Leipzig is the most consistent team in the league, having some of the top average players including Andre Silva, Dani Olmo, Hwang Hee-Chan, Dominik Szobozlai, Poulsen, etc


The departure of Julian Nagglesman who had been the team’s manager since its promotion to the Bundesliga appears to be a little challenge.


Although Jesse Marsch was recently appointed by the club as the new head coach.


Ahead of the 2021/2022 season, Leipzig is expected to further challenge the league title and probably end Bayern Munich nine-year dominance.


3. Borussia Dortmund

The Yellow Wall had a time turbulent start last season, but a resurgence midway helped the team bounce back from its early problems.


Dortmund won the 2020/2021 DFB Pokal.


Borussia Dortmund has one of the highest matchday attendance over the past years. The club also boasts a high fan base across Germany as well as internationally.



Ahead of the new Bundesliga season, more is expected from Borussia Dortmund even though key player Jadon Sancho had left the club.


Dortmund still has top players including Erling Haaland, Jude Bellingham, Thorgan Hazard, etc


3. Bayer Leverkusen

Leverkusen is one of the most consistent sides the Bundesliga has to offer. Leverkusen boast of having some of the most talented young players.



The Bundesliga is the most supported football league in the world having an average matchday attendance of around 42,673 per game.


The league is broadcast across over 200 countries. The league is considered the second most-watched soccer league behind the English Premier League.



Although the league had been one-sided with Bayern Munich winning ninth straight titles, the league is also competitive having top sides including RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund, Mönchengladbach, etc.


The Bundesliga prize money is one of the biggest in European football.

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