Raphael Onyedika and Membership Brugge’s historic Champions League success: The monetary rewards of glory

When the 2022/23 UEFA champions league attracts had been made in August, there have been combined emotions amongst golf equipment and followers on how their golf equipment would carry out. Some teams had the ‘the group of demise’ tag, and a few had what was stated to be ‘a simple group’ for themselves. In group B, there was Bayern Leverkusen, FC Porto, Atletico de Madrid & Membership Brugge.

No disrespect to Membership Brugge, their hopes of constructing it out of the group would have been so minute, however after 4 match days, Membership Brugge surprisingly sealed qualification to the competitors’s Knockout phases.

Membership Brugge made one of many greatest shock tales of the UEFA Champions League group stage once they drew away at Atletico Madrid on Match Day 4. It assured the Belgians a historic knockout stage berth.

Membership Brugge turned the second membership from Belgium to succeed in the UCL knockout part after KAA Gent in 2015-16.

The Belgium aspect making it to the spherical of 16 means extra money for themselves from the competitors and that may be an enormous addition to their monetary standing.

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How did they obtain this feat

After one other profitable season wherein they gained a 3rd consecutive Belgian Professional League title, Membership Brugge was as soon as once more on the hunt for a brand new everlasting supervisor. After Phillipe Clement left to affix AS Monaco originally of the 12 months, the membership introduced in Alfred Schreuder for the second half of the 2021/22 season. The Dutchman was successful, main the membership to the title, however he was provided the Ajax job in the summertime, which proved too good of a possibility to show down.

After a brief search, the membership determined to advertise inside, handing the reins of affairs over to former participant Carl Hoefkens. The Belgian had been a youth coach for the membership for a number of seasons prior, primarily working with the U18 and U21 groups. He additionally was recurrently concerned with the primary workforce, working as an assistant coach beneath each Clement and Schreuder.

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The protege has now set historical past for the membership. Membership Brugge misplaced just one sport in a bunch that contained such heavyweights, and gained three, with two attracts within the combine.

What it means for Nigeria’s Raphael Onyedika

  • On 28 August 2022, Onyedika signed a five-year contract with Membership Brugge, becoming a member of FC Midtjylland.
  • Onyedika has been so influential with the workforce this season and his affect on the workforce’s UCL success up to now has been nice and large. For one who not too long ago began his senior profession enjoying on such an enormous stage, it does imply so much to him on the age of 21.
  • Even a few of the biggest Nigerian stars adored and vastly praised for his or her achievement with Nigeria cannot boast of enjoying within the UEFA Champions League Group phases, not to mention moving into the Spherical of 16, so this one is large and mighty for Raph.
  • Asides from making it into that stage, this undoubtedly raises his worth and places extra highlight on him.

The monetary rewards of reaching the spherical of 16

  • UEFA, of their data on how funds could be distributed for this season’s UCL, acknowledged that every of the 32 golf equipment that qualify for the group stage can count on to obtain a bunch stage allocation of €15.64m, break up right into a down cost of €14.8 m and a stability of €840,000.
  • Group stage efficiency bonuses shall be paid for every match: €2.8m per win and €930,000 per draw. Undistributed quantities (€930,000 per draw) shall be pooled and redistributed among the many golf equipment enjoying within the group stage in quantities proportional to their variety of wins.
  • Reaching the spherical of 16 earns an extra €9.6m, qualification for the quarter-finals: €10.6m per membership; − qualification for the semi-finals: €12.5m per membership; − qualification for the ultimate: €15.5m per membership.
  • The UCL winners can count on to obtain an extra €4.5m. The 2 golf equipment that qualify for the 2022 SCUP can every count on to obtain €3.5m, with the winners receiving an extra €1m.
  • Because of this Membership Brugge proper now has made about €35.5m from the 2022-23 UCL season.

Group Stage Qualification – €15.64m

Three Group Stage video games win – €8.4m.

Two Attracts within the group stage – €1.86m.

Reaching the Spherical of 16 – €9.6m



  • For Onyedika and Membership Brugge, the unattainable has been achieved. They had been put in a bunch with a two-time Champions League winner and two different earlier finalists and went by way of with two video games to spare.
  • All eyes will flip to the Final 16 and who they will face within the knockout stage. Many will count on their journey to finish there. However then once more, nobody noticed them coming this far, particularly not European soccer’s bean counters.

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