The FIFA Club World Cup prize money is one giant world football.
Over the years, the prize money for the FIFA Club World Cup has increased, resulting from an increased number of sponsors.
How much is the prize money for Club World Cup? The winner would pocket US$$5 million.
For the 2021 (2022) FIFA Club World Cup, the prize money for winners is $5 million US dollars, about £7,222,690.00 British Pound.
FIFA Club World Cup prize money breakdown and distribution for winners in 2021 (2022)
Prize money (USD)
Winner $5 million
Runner-up $4 million
Third place $2.5 million
Fourth place $2 million
Fifth place $1.5 million
Sixth place $1 million
Seventh place $0.5 million
The winners of the competition would go home with the highest. Other lowly ranked teams at the end of the tournament are expected to go home with a reasonable amount of money as a fee for participation.
FIFA Club World Cup 2021 teams
Europe – Chelsea
South America – Palmeiras
Africa – Al Ahly
North America – CF Monterrey
Asia – Al Hilal
Oceania – AS Pirae
Host Nation Club – Al Jazira
Club World Cup prize money timeline – compared
The Year 2000: The inaugural edition was won by Corinthians of Brazil, who defeated CR Vasco da Gama in an all Brazilian final. The overall prize money stood at US$28 million for its participants.
The Year 2005: It was merged with the Intercontinental Cup, the value of the Club World Cup dropped significantly to an all-time low since its inception five years ago.
The total money for the Tournaments shared amongst participating teams was US$16 million.
The Year 2008: After the FIFA Club World Cup and International Cup merger came into full swing, the prize money witnessed a slight increase of US$500,000, which brought the total amount to US$16.5 million.
FIFA Club World Cup prize money increase and what it means for clubs
The Competition’ prize money is expected to increase in the coming years with more sponsors.
With more teams set to participate in the FIFA Club World Cup, more revenue is expected to come in.
Why would the money increase? The tournament is meant for Champions from various continents across the world.
With more teams from Europe involved, getting more sponsors would increase the prize money.
The main reason behind the success of the UEFA Champions League is the number of sponsors and the pedal of clubs involved which continues to attract investors across the world.
The tournament is another avenue for clubs to increase their revenue further. Clubs will benefit from Television rights as well as other financial incentives.
Top teams to watch – Prediction
Chelsea is the defending champion of the UEFA Champions League. The London based club defeated fellow Premier League side Manchester City to lift the 2020/2021 UCL.
Chelsea, ahead of the new season, also clinched the UEFA Super Cup to further send a strong message across the world. In 2012, Chelsea reached the finals, but lost to Brazilian giants Corinthians.
The appointment of German tactician Thomas Tuchel had strengthened the team. The Manager’s tactical abilities proved worthwhile for the team through the 2020/2021 football season.
Al Ahly is the most successful team in the history of African football. The Egyptians are by far the strongest to emerge from the continent.
When it comes to football on the continent, the club knows no boundary is currently a household name.
FIFA Club World Cup format 2021 (2022)
- OFC Champions League
- Host Nation’s League winners
- AFC Champions League
- CONCACAF Champions League winners
- CAF Champions League
- Winners of the play-off round (OFC/ Host Nation’s League winners)
- Copa Libertadores winners
- UEFA Champions League winners
- Two winners of the quarter-final round
- Two winners of the semi-final round
The FIFA World Cup Popularity
The FIFA Club World Cup, regarded as the summer cup, is currently one of the most popular world football tournaments.
Played by Champions of their respective continents, the tournament’s audience spans across the six continents.
Top destination including North America, Europe, South America contributes to the growing list of audience and followers of the world’s number club competition.
Club World Cup Competitiveness
It is one of the most competitive football tournaments in the world. Contested by Champions of various continents, this is the stage where Champions clash against Champions.
Teams from Europe, South and North America appear to have the upper hand compared with teams from Africa, Asia and Oceania.
Topsides from Europe, including Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Manchester United, Liverpool’s, have made their mark at the tournament.
From South America, Corinthians, Internacional, Sao Paulo, tops the most performing teams in the tournament’s history.
The North Americans have also played their part. Teams like CF Monterrey, Tigres UANL are the best performers from the continent.
From Africa, TP Mazembe came close but lost heavily, while Raja Casablanca succumbed with pride.
Asia, the home of the FIFA Club World Cup, have also produced two finalists from Kashima Antlers to surprise finalists Al-Ain of UAE.
FIFA Club World Cup winners
Real Madrid (Spain) – 4 Titles
Real Madrid is the record winner of the FIFA Club World Cup with four titles.
The Spanish giants also hold the record as the only team to have won the tournament three years in a row.
The club’s first triumph was in 2014, and two years after Barcelona had claimed its third title, the Los Blancos began their dominance which lasted for three years.
In terms of an overall performance record, Real Madrid remains a perfect side in the competition and have not lost in any final of the four finals it has played as a club.
Barcelona (Spain) – 3 Titles
Barcelona is the second Spanish team in the all-time FIFA Club World Cup Winners list with three titles.
Although the Catalan club was the first club from Spain to win the FIFA Club World Cup, the club was quickly overshadowed by a commanding performance by Real Madrid to take home three more titles.
Barcelona’s first title was in 2009 after losing its first final in 2006.
Barca achieved more success in 2011 and 2015.
Also, Read Spanish La Liga teams, location, stadium.
Corinthians (Brazil) – 2 Titles
Coriander was the first team to lift the FIFA Club World Cup, beating CR Vasco da Gama in an all Brazilian final.
The game could not be decided after regular and additional time and was taken to penalties where Corinthians emerged Champions in the end.
Corinthians is also the only club from North America with more than one title.
Other teams from the continent that have won the international showpiece include São Paulo Internacional from Brazil.
Also, Read about The “Big Twelve” best soccer teams in Brazil.
Bayern Munich (Germany) – 2 Titles
Bayern Munich is the third European football club with more than one title. The club’s first triumph was in 2013 and its second seven years later in 2020.
Bayern Munich edged first North American finalists Tigres UANL in the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup to lift its second title.
Other teams that have won the tournament at least once
Liverpool (England), São Paulo (Brazil), Internacional (Brazil), AC Milan (Italy), Manchester United (England), Inter Milan (Italy).
Also Read: Full list of FIFA Club World Cup winners
Performance by continent (confederation)
Europe (UEFA) 13
South America (CONMEBOL) 4
Performance by country
Spain teams dominate the list of winners with seven titles. Real Madrid won four championships while rivals Barcelona are second with three titles.
Brazil was the leading country from the inception of the tournament in 2000.
Three Brazilian clubs (Corinthians, São Paulo, Internacional) won the first three editions of the FIFA Club World Cup.
England, Italy and Germany are tied on two titles each.
Teams from the European continent have won over 13 Club World Cup titles, with Real Madrid and Barcelona leading groups.
Real Madrid made it four wins as to Barcelona’s three titles. Bayern Munich also boasts of having two titles, while the Italian duo of AC Milan and Inter Milan both have one title each.
English representatives Liverpool and Manchester United also have one title each.
South American teams dominated the first two editions of the competition.
Corinthians won the inaugural edition in 2000 while São Paulo and Internacional swept up the subsequent two editions.
About the FIFA Club World Cup 2021
The 2021 FIFA Club World Cup organised by FIFA will be the 18th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup.
The FIFA Club World Cup tournament is contested by winners of the six continental confederations (UEFA, CAF, CONMEBOL, CONCACAF, AFC, OFC), as well as the host nation’s league champions.
Host country: United Arab Emirates
Dates: February 2022
Teams: 7 (from 6 confederations)
European soccer giants Bayern Munich are the tournament’s defending champions but did not qualify and will not be able to defend the title it won in 2020.
About the FIFA Club World Cup
Founded in 2000 by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the competition ran parallel with the now-defunct Intercontinental Cup played by UEFA Champions League and Copa Libertadores winners.
However, the Intercontinental Cup was merged with the FIFA Club World Cup in 2005 as FIFA Club World Championship as later given its current name.
The competition is played by teams from all continents except for Antarctica.
The following Confederations fielding representatives for the competition include winning the year’s premier club competition.
AFC Champions League – Asia CAF Champions League – Africa
CONCACAF Champions League – North America
Copa Libertadores – South America
OFC Champions League – Oceania
UEFA Champions League – Europe
Is the FIFA Club World Cup important? The FIFA Club World Cup organised by FIFA is a significant tournament for International football clubs that are winners of their various continental Champions.
It could be regarded as the most prestigious competition, although the UEFA Champions League was given such attributes due to the pedigree of the clubs in the competition.
For FIFA Club World Cup, it represents the champions of the six continents (Africa, Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Oceania).
How to watch the FIFA Club World Cup across the world
The tournament is available across six continents.
United Kingdom BBC
United States Fox Sports
New Zealand Sky
Fédération Internationale de Football Association or International Federation of Association Football) is the international governing body of association football (soccer), futsal, and beach football.
It is the highest decision making arm of football (soccer) across the world, with the six Confederations as members.
AFC, CAF, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, OFC and UEFA are the subsidiaries of FIFA, with the FIFA Congress as the highest decision making sitting or summit.
FIFA Club World Cup Expansion
The FIFA president made a suggested idea of possible expansion in 2016.
The new tournament will consist of 32 teams beginning in 2019.
The regular December tournament was to be rescheduled to June in a bid to create a balanced game and also to more attractive investors, more broadcasters and sponsors.
However, In late 2017, there were proposals to expand the competition to 24 teams and play it every four years beginning from 2021.
The new FIFA Club World Cup Expand
It would be held every four years, featuring 24 teams and 31 matches.
Participating teams include all UEFA Champions League winners, UEFA Champions League runners-up, UEFA Europa League winners and Copa Libertadores winners from the four seasons up to and including the year of the event.