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Manchester City Gets Record $97.6 Million in Broadcast Payments

May 15, 2012

Premier League soccer champion Manchester City got a record 60.6 million pounds ($97.6 million) in broadcast payments for the 2011-12 season.

City’s total payment was the highest received by any winner in the competition’s 20 editions, the Premier League said today in an e-mailed statement.

The 20 clubs in England’s elite division equally split 50 percent of U.K. broadcast revenue, with 25 percent paid in merit payments depending on a team’s finishing position and the final 25 percent paid in facility fees, which are paid each time a club’s matches are televised in the U.K., the league said.

Clubs also got 18.7 million pounds each from overseas broadcasting payments.

     CLUB                    VALUE
                         (GBP MILLIONS)

     Arsenal                  56.2
     Aston Villa              42.1
     Blackburn Rovers         40.3
     Bolton Wanderers         40.6
     Chelsea                  54.4
     Everton                  48.9
     Fulham                   47.4
     Liverpool                54.4
     Manchester City          60.6
     Manchester United        60.3
     Newcastle United         54.2
     Norwich City             45.6
     QPR                      43.2
     Stoke City               43.6
     Sunderland               44.4
     Swansea City             45.9
     Tottenham Hotspur        57.3
     West Bromwich Albion     46.6
     Wigan Athletic           42.8
     Wolverhampton Wanderers  39.1

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