Celtic are set to make more money than Champions League Rangers in 2022-23, despite being at a £3million disadvantage.
That’s the opinion of financial guru Kieran Maguire, dedicated to Football Insider On how UEFA divides the money between the Glasgow giants.
Celtic qualified for the group stage of Europe’s top club competition with victory in the 2021-22 Scottish Premiership.
Rangers, meanwhile, need to go through the play-offs, having beaten St Giles Union and PSV Eindhoven in straight sets.
The basketball teams will kick off their European campaign against Real Madrid on Tuesday, September 6, when the Group F
Rangers, meanwhile, play their first Champions League group game in over a decade at Ajax on Wednesday (September 7), followed by games against Napoli and Liverpool. group A.
Maguire explained that the complexity of UEFA’s distribution system and the sheer size of Celtic’s stadium could see them finish the group stage with more money than their fierce rivals.
“Rangers had two sold-out crowds in the preliminaries,” He says Football Insider Adam williams.
“Over the two games those games probably made £3million.
“Because of the way UEFA organizes the different pools, they are going to be in trouble compared to Celtic.
“In the case of Scotland, Celtic will get 55% and Rangers will get 45%, which is tied to the amount paid by NBC.
“So Rangers might be a bit ahead at this stage, but Celtic could make more money from their bigger stadium and their matchday income.
“However, performance is also key. With a £2.4million win, it could be very lucrative to be in the knockout stages.
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