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Man City and Reds top UEFA earning charts

Press Association logoPress Association 1/11/2016 Matt Slater

Manchester City and Liverpool topped the prize money tables from last season's Champions League and Europa League competitions despite losing to Spanish opposition in the latter stages.

City earned STG75.8million ($A121.4 million) for reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League, STG3.4m ($A5.4 m) more than their conquerors Real Madrid, who went on to win a record 11th European crown.

European football's governing body UEFA paid out STG34.2m ($A54.8 m) to Liverpool for their run to the Europa League final, STG1.6m ($A2.6 m) more than Sevilla earned for reaching the group stage of the Champions League and then winning the Europa League for a third straight season.

Spurs were the second biggest earners from the Europa League alone, receiving STG18.9m ($A30.3 m), despite only reaching the last 16 of the competition, where they were beaten 5-1 over two legs by Borussia Dortmund.

After City and Real Madrid, Juventus were the third biggest earners from the Champions League with STG69m ($A110 m) in prize money, although they also lost in the last 16.

While Chelsea, who also fell at the first knockout hurdle, almost earned as much as runners-up Atletico Madrid with STG62.5m ($A100.1 m) in prize money.

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