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Largest Payouts in Sports

Largest Payouts in Sports In most sports, the big money is in the personal contracts. But there is still a lot of prize money to be had for the victors in tournaments and other official events. Even the losers can walk away with millions. We've broken down the payouts for the ten highest paying sporting events, based on a list compiled by Forbes. As you would suspect, the worlds biggest sport, soccer, dominates the list. Total money awarded Breakdown of money awarded UEFA Champions League 2010-2011 Soccer $942,625,000 Market pool Awarded based on market size $426,375,000 split between 32 teams Match bonus Group match performance bonus $1,000,000 for a win, Play a group stage match $132,000,000 split between 32 teams $500,000 for a draw $96,000,000 split between 32 teams Qualify for quarter finals $4,125,000 x8 Lose the final $7,000,000 Qualify for the Qualify for the knockout stage $3,750,000 x16 Qualify for semi-finals $5,250,000 x4 Win the final tournament $11,250,000 $4,875,000 x32 FIFA World Cup 2010 Soccer $420,000,000 Association bonus Club bonus Awarded to a team's national soccer federation Money spread evenly to all clubs with players participating in the tournament for team preparation $1,000,000 x32 Eliminated at group stage $8,000,000 x16 $40,000,000 Eliminated at round of 16 $9,000,000 x8 Lose third- place play-off $18,000,000 Eliminated at Win third- Lose the final Win the final quarter finals $14,000,000 x4 place play-off $20,000,000 $24,000,000 $30,000,000 UEFA European Football Championship 2012 Soccer $245,000,000 Performance bonus Performance bonus Draw a group match $625,000 x10 Win a group match $1,250,000 x19 Qualify for the tournament $10,000,000 x16 Place 3rd in the group $1,250,000 x4 Qualify for quarter finals $2,500,000 x8 Qualify for semi-finals $3,750,000 x4 Lose the final Win the final $5,625,000 $9,375,000 UEFA Europa League 2010-2011 Soccer $187,950,000 Market pool Awarded based on market size $75,000,000 split between 56 teams Match Bonus (Play a group stage match) $75,000 x288 Performance bonus $175,000 for a win, $87,500 for a draw $25,200,000 split between 48 teams Qualify for the round of 32 the round of 16 quarter finals $375,000 x16 Qualify for the Qualify for the Lose the final Win the final $3,750,000 Qualify for the Qualify for semi-finals $875,000 x4 tournament $2,500,000 $800,000 x48 $250,000 x32 $500,000 x8 The World Series of Poker 2011 Poker $64,540,858 Position / Prize 693rd-622nd 621st-550th 549th-478th 477th-415th 414th-352nd 351st-289th 288ch-226th 225th-163rd 162nd-100th 99th-91st $19,359 x63 S21,295 x63 $23,876 x63 $27,103 x63 $30,974 x63 $35,492 x63 $40,654 x63 S47,107 x63 $54,851 x63 $64,531 x9 45th-37th $76,146 x9 $90,343 x9 $108,412 x9 $130,997 x9 $160,036 x9 $196,174 x9 $242,636 x9 $302,005 x9 $378,796 x3 $478,174 x3 90th-82nd 81st-73rd 72nd-64th 63rd-55th 54ch-46th 36th-28th 27th-19th 18th-16th 15th-13th 12th-10th 9th 8ch $1,010,015 7th 6th 5th 4th 3rd 2nd 1st $607,882 x3 $782,115 $1,314,097 $1,720,831 $2,269,599 $3,012,700 $4,021,138 $5,433,086 $8,715,638 FedEx Cup Golf $35,000,000 Position / Prize 150th-126th $32,000 x25 80th-71st $80,000 x10 125th-101st 100th-81st 70th-55th $70,000 x25 $75,000 x20 $110,000 x16 54th 53rd 52nd $115,000 51st 50th 49th 48th 47th 46th 45th 44th $113,000 $114,000 $120,000 $125,000 $126,000 $127,000 $128,000 $129,000 $130,000 S131,000 43rd 42nd 41st 40th 39th 38th 37th 36th 35th 34th 33rd $132,000 $133,000 $134,000 $135,000 $136,000 $137,000 $138,000 $140,000 $142,000 $145,000 $150,000 30th $175,000 32nd 31st 29th 28th 27th 26th 25th 24th 23rd 22nd $155,000 $165,000 $180,000 $185,000 $190,000 $195,000 $200,000 $205,000 $210,000 $215,000 21st 20th 19dh 18th 17dh 16th 15th 14th 13th 12th 11th $220,000 $225,000 $230,000 $235,000 $240,000 $245,000 $250.000 $270,000 $280,000 $290,000 $300,000 10th 9th Sch 7th 6th 5th 4th –órd 2nd 1st $500,000 $550,000 $600,000 $700,000 $800,000 $1,000,000 $1,500,000 $2,000,000 $3,000,000 $10,000,000 Super Bowl XLVI (2012) Football $29,468,000 Divisional playoffs $1,166,000 x8 Conference Championship $2,120,000 x4 Super Bowl loser $2,332,000 Super Bowl winner $4,664,000 Division winners $1,166,000 x4 The Dubai World Cup Night Horse Racing $10,000,000 5th place $500,000 4th place $500,000 3rd place $1,000,000 2nd place $2,000,000 1st place $6,000,000 ICC Cricket World Cup Cricket $7,480,000 Lose third- place match $750,000 Eliminated at Win third- Lose the final Win the final $3,000,000 quarter finals $370,000 x4 place match $750,000 $1,500,000 MLB World Series 2011 Baseball $7,200,000 Four second- place teams $72,000 x4 Division Series Championship series losers $864,000 x2 World Series loser World Series losers winner $216,000 x4 $1,728,000 $2,592,000 Sources FedEx Cup http://www.pgatour.com/fedexcup/bonus-money/index.html Top 10 Richest Sporting Events list by Forbes http://www.forbes.com/sites/monteburke/2012/05/24/the- ten-richest-sporting-events-in-the-world/ UEFA Champions League UEFA (UEFADirect newsletter 8/2011) (via ucfa.com) Super Bowl http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Postseason-not-about- the-money.html Dubai World Cup Night www.dubaiworldcup.com FIFA World Cup FIFA - Statistical Kit 6 for World Cup 2010 (Fifa.com) UEFA http://www.uefa.com/uefa/aboutuefa/organisation/executiveco mmittee/news/newsid=1644335.html Football Championship ICC Cricket World Cup Cricinfo.com UEFA Europa League UEFA.com MLB World Series http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/29/us-baseball-series- money-idUSTRE7AS03120111129 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/902523-cardinals-and- rangers-deciphering-the-world-series-playoff-shares/page/3 World Series of Poker http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/poker/news/story?id=6755949 visual.ly 0000

Largest Payouts in Sports

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