Celtic receive bonus following Manchester City rule break

Published Add your comment

Despite their exit at the hands of Slovenian side Maribor, Celtic are set to receive a £212,000 Champions League bonus. The news comes after UEFA have decided to penalise Manchester City for breaching financial fair play rules (FFP).

A total of nine clubs were fined for breaching FFP rules including Paris St Germain and Zenit St Petersburg along with the defending Premier League champions. A total of 70 clubs who reached the Champions League and Europa League group stages are set to each receive £212,000 from the financial penalties, according to the Daily Mail.

Related links

Manchester City continue to bend UEFA rules
Man City fined £49m for breaking FFP regulations

Scheme aim to reward clubs who fall in line

The deal aims to reward clubs that act in compliance with the FFP regulations and penalise clubs that do not.

The arrangement was decided during talks between the European Clubs’ Association and UEFA with ECA chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge who said: ‘It was an agreement between UEFA and the clubs that it was money belonging to the clubs.’

Michel Platini

UEFA president Michel Platini addressed the ECA conference in Geneva where he spoke on the implementation of the FFP regulations saying: ‘We will see whether any imperfections can be ironed out and whether there is room to further improve the system.’

Celtic failed to qualify for the group stages of this years Champions League. The Scottish club will instead take part in the Europa League. The implications of Celtic's failure to qualify for the Champions League results in a considerable financial loss for the club however the £212,000 may provide some momentary relief.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
UEFA Champions League
Manchester City

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again