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Celtic Pocket £28Million From This Season’s Champions League Campaign

Celtic Pocket £28Million From This Season’s Champions League Campaign

Celtic have pocketed £28million from this season’s Champions League campaign.

The Hoops made it back-to-back campaigns in the group stages of the competition under Brendan Rodgers by beating Linfield, Rosenborg and Astana to qualify earlier this term.

That’s a big achievement for the club considering the gulf in quality and finances between them and the majority of Europe’s big teams.

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And despite failing to qualify for the last 16 in a group alongside Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Anderlecht, Celtic have earned some serious money that you’d imagine they’ll reinvest in the squad.

Broken down by respected football business blog Swiss Ramble, Peter Lawwell and the club have taken away €32million from the 2017/18 campaign – which is roughly converted to £28million.

You’d also expect them to pocket more money for the last-32 clash with Zenit St Petersburg in the Europa League earlier this year:

It’s interesting to see Celtic took more money from the first half of the TV pool than Manchester United did.

With the Scottish Premiership almost sewn up and Sunday’s victory over Rangers setting up a Scottish Cup Final for a chance to win a double treble, attention will soon turn to Celtic’s Champions League qualification for next term.

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