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Juventus earn more than winners in Champions League

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Juventus have been announced as the highest placed team on the UEFA Champions League financial winners table for the 2012/2013 season.

Despite exiting the competition at the quarter-final stage after being knocked out by eventual winners Bayern Munich, the Italian champions earned more than any other club in Europe. 

UEFA have published figures that show Juventus collected €65.3 million in bonuses and prize money, placing them well clear of their nearest contenders Bayern Munich and Dortmund both of whom collected €55 million and €54 million respectively. 

Serie A giants Juve were helped to the top of the financial winners table by way of benefiting from almost €45 million in Italian broadcast rights. 

Other high-placed clubs included AC Milan (€51.4 million), Real Madrid (€48.4 million), Spanish champions Barcelona (€45.5 million) and Paris Saint Germain, who finished with €44.7 million in earnings. 

Manchester United were the highest ranking English side, receiving a total sum of €35.5 million from their endeavours in Europe's elite competition, though Chelsea earned more in total due to their successful Europa League campaign. 

United's fierce domestic rivals, Manchester City, only managed a relatively poultry €28 million, having finished bottom of their group and suffered instant knockout from the tournament at it's earliest stage.


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