REVEALED – How Much Manchester United earned from World Cup as FIFA player payments list confirmed
Man United was paid millions of dollars for their players’ involvement in the 2022 World Cup, with Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane reaching the final.
Manchester United received the third-highest sum of the $27 million (£21.9 million) given out by FIFA to Premier League clubs as World Cup compensation.
FIFA pays clubs through their Club Benefits Programme every day that one of their players is away representing their countries throughout the tournament. The initiative, which was started in 2010, was intended to recompense clubs for the release of their players.
United has sent 16 players to Qatar, with Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane representing Argentina and France, respectively. The club has already made millions, with the two center-backs accounting for a large portion of the total.
“As part of its commitment to recognize the contribution that football clubs make to the successful staging of the FIFA World Cup, FIFA today launched the application process for its Club Benefits Programme, which will see $209 million (£171.4 million) distributed to clubs around the world,” FIFA said in a statement. Following the 2018 FIFA World Cup, 416 clubs from 63 member associations benefited from the same amount through this initiative.
“For the first time, clubs will be able to apply digitally through the FIFA Professional Football Landscape platform, with about $10,000 (£8,202) to be reimbursed for each day the relevant player remains with his national team during the FIFA World Cup 2022 and the official preparation period. The compensation will be paid to all clubs where the footballer played in the two years leading up to the FIFA World Cup 2022.”
Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw, Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Dalot, Cristiano Ronaldo, Fred, Casemiro, Antony, Alex Telles, Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen, Facundo Pellistri, Hannibal Mejbri, Martinez and Varane were all named to their respective squads and competed until the end of the group stage.
Despite his departure from Old Trafford just six days into the competition, Ronaldo remains on the list because “compensation will be granted to all clubs for whom the footballer has played in the two years prior.” As a result, United could gain from the involvement of Daniel James and Edinson Cavani in the tournament, which finished in the group stage for Wales and Uruguay, respectively.
With the competition coming to an end, the final stats have been published, with United earning the third most of any Premier League club.
Manchester City – $4m
Chelsea – $2.86m
Manchester United – $2.65m
Tottenham – $2.4m
Liverpool – $1.8m
Arsenal – $1.57m
Wolves – $1.54m
Leicester – $1.4m
Brighton – $1.35m
Fulham – £1.3m
Brentford – $1.1m
West Ham – $1m
Newcastle – $900,000
Aston Villa – $810,000
Everton – $690,000
Crystal Palace – $650,000
Leeds – $620,000
Nottingham Forest – $480,000
Southampton – $420,000
Bournemouth – $270,000