EFL 2016-2017 is the 57th season of the EFL Cup which was formerly known as Football League Cup or Capital One Cup.The competition features teams from all the tiers of English Football and that total stands at a staggering 92 teams, making it one of the most keenly contested competitions in the world of sport. EFL Cup 2017 champion will take £100,000 in prize money. You can see a complete distribution of EFL Cup 2017 prize money below.
The competition has seen some interesting results even this season with Hull City reaching the semis and also beating Manchester United in one of the legs of the semi-final. But the Red Devils overcame the deficit and made it into the finals where they will face Southhampton at the Wembley on 26th February.
Jose Mourinho has a chance to win his first Cup at Old Traffod. Manchester United have been deprived of a major trophy since Alex Ferguson times and with all the chopping that has been done, they would surely love a Trophy in their hands.But the Saints would like to have a say in the final. They have knocked off Liverpool in the semi-final and would be eager to win a trophy after a long long time. But do you know EFL Cup winners get in prize money?
EFL Cup 2017 Prize Money Breakdown
The champion of League Cup will take home a prize money of £100,000. The runner-up will take away half of that amount which is £50,00. The losing teams also do not go home empty handed. Round 1 winners will get 5000 pounds, the second round winners take away 7000 pounds, similarly, the third round winners get a handsome figure of 10000 pounds.
The round 4 winners get 15000 pounds and the semifinalist gets 25000 pounds. But this isn’t the only source of income for the teams. The major source being the gate receipts. The teams get 45% of the gate receipt each and so playing a capacity full stadium means huge revenue for clubs, especially the lower ones. The winners also get a place in Europa League in case winners qualified throughout league system.