As the first-ever group stage in the UEFA Women’s Champions League ended yesterday evening, the holders FC Barcelona and French champions, Paris Saint-Germain are set to earn the highest amounts in prize money after qualifying for the knockout stages by winning all six of their matches.

With UEFA centralizing television and commercial rights for the first time this season, the sixteen teams who qualified to play in the group stage were guaranteed a “starting fee” payment of €400,000 ($452,579). This is supplemented by performance bonuses of €50,000 ($56,577) per win and €17,000 ($19,236) for a draw. Read More