FIFA can today confirm the payments that will be made under the Club Benefits Programme, which will see a share of the revenues from the competition allocated to the clubs whose players contributed to the success of the World Cup.
In total, USD 209 million will be paid out to 416 clubs from 63 member associations, which represents a significant increase of almost 200 percent compared to the previous edition.
“The FIFA World Cup is the pinnacle of football, generating passion and emotion from every player and every fan in every corner of the world.
It is FIFA’s responsibility to redistribute the revenues of this unique competition among the entire football community, and clubs, obviously, deserve to share in this success as they were key contributors.
I’m very pleased to see that teams from so many different regions will benefit from this programme, which will help to develop football even further around the globe,” said FIFA President Gianni Infantino.
Unsurprisingly, the ten clubs who had the most players in the squads at the World Cup and who will in turn receive the biggest share of the benefits are all European powerhouses: Manchester City FC, Real Madrid CF, Tottenham Hotspur FC, FC Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain FC, Chelsea FC, Manchester United FC, Club Atlético de Madrid, Juventus FC, and AS Monaco.