The Trophy prize money that Sunderland could receive - after last season's £1million windfall

Charlie Methven estimated that Sunderland’s run to the EFL Trophy final last season netted the club around £1million - but could the Black Cats be set for a similar windfall this term?

Tuesday, 8th October 2019, 12:30 pm
Sunderland AFC executive director Charlie Methven
Sunderland AFC executive director Charlie Methven

Jack Ross’ side were runners-up in the competition last term, losing on penalties to Portsmouth in the final.

But with prize money, ticket revenue and TV income all flooding into the club as part of the run to Wembley, the heartbreak on the field was softened by a financial boost off it.

So could Sunderland be set for another windfall from the competition - now renamed the Trophy - this season?We take a look:

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What is the prize money for the Trophy?

Each EFL club participating in the Trophy is given a participation fee of £20,000 - meaning club’s will pocket a five-figure sum before they have even kicked a ball.

Prize money of £10,000 is then available for each win obtained in the group stage, with £5,000 handed over to each club when a game is drawn.

The amount available to clubs then increases in the knockout stages, with the following sums dished out once the group stages are complete:Round Two: £20,000

Round Three: £40,000

Quarter Final: £50,000

Runner-Up: £50,000

Winner: £100,000

These amounts are unchanged from last season.

How much TV money is available in the Trophy?

If a game is selected for television, then clubs can scoop their share of a £20,000 broadcast fee.

However, Sky Sports rarely broadcast any games from the competition until the semi-final stage.