The FA Cup Final on Saturday saw Arsenal scoop an eye watering £3.6 million on top of lifting the trophy and qualifying for the Europa League. Next season’s winners will get half that sum.
Due to the financial impact of Covid-19 the FA is facing substantial losses of up to £300m and this means that prize money for the FA Cup will revert back to the level that it did two years ago with prize money halved.
This means a further financial hit for non-league clubs with a run in early rounds of the FA Cup having been particularly lucrative for smaller sides in the past couple of seasons.
FA CUP PRIZE FUND PAYMENTS FOR 2020-21 (2019-20 figures in brackets)
- Extra preliminary round winners £1,125 (£2,250) Losers receive £375 (£750)
- Preliminary round winners £1,444 (£2,890) Losers receive £481 (£960)
- First round qualifying winners £2,250 (£4,500) Losers receive £750 (£1,500)
- Second round qualifying winners £3,375 (£6,750) Losers receive £1,125 (£2,250)
- Third round qualifying winners £5,625 (£11,250) Losers receive £1,875 (£3,750)
- Fourth round qualifying winners £9,375 (£18,750) Losers receive £3,125 (£6,250)
- First round proper winners £22,629 (£36,000)
- Second round proper winners £34,000 (£54,000)
- Third round proper winners £82,000 (£135,000)
- Fourth round proper winners £90,000 (£180,000)
- Fifth Round Proper winners £180,000 (£360,000)
- Quarter-final winners £360,000 (£720,000)
- Semi-final winners £900,000 (£1,800,000)
- Semi-final losers £450,000 (£900,000)
- Final runners-up £900,000 (£1,800,000)
- Final winners £1,800,000 (£3,600,000)
This along with the loss of gate receipts could see many non-league teams face financial ruin.
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