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What do Europa League winners get? Prize money and Champions League qualification explained

UEFA has worked hard to bring as many teams as possible into continental competitions, with the Europa League one of the biggest prizes on offer although it often finds itself operating in the shadow of the most illustrious Champions League.

Rubbing shoulders with the top flight is the ultimate goal for everyone involved in European football, but any opportunity to land major silverware should never be passed up and can be expected to evoke dreams of savoring the ultimate glory for those lucky enough to attain the latter. steps.

Rangers and Eintracht Frankfurt have made their way to the final in 2021-22, with their contest taking place at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville on May 18but what will the winners get besides a shiny trophy? GOAL looked…

How much money do the 2021-22 Europa League winners get?

Rangers and Eintracht Frankfurt are both guaranteed to pocket £4.2 million ($5.2 million) just for reaching the final.

The added incentive for emerging victorious is that winners on Spanish soil will collect another £3.6 million ($4.53 million)which means they will almost double their overall income.

Indeed, the team that hoists a famous trophy in mid-May will face the Champions League winners – Liverpool or Real Madrid – in the UEFA Super Cup on August 10.

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Do the 2021-22 Europa League winners qualify for the Champions League?

Besides the obvious benefits of adding another piece of silverware to the trophy cabinets in Glasgow or Frankfurt, while boosting the respective bank balances, there is another major benefit to winning the Europa League.

Rangers and Eintracht know that success at home to La Liga side Sevilla will send them straight to the group stage of La Liga. Champions League 2022-23.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side will be hoping to follow that path regardless of what happens in their next outing, with a Scottish Premiership runners-up spot this season guaranteeing them a spot in the Champions League third qualifying round of the season next.

Eintracht, however, could only secure an 11th place finish in the Bundesliga this season and find themselves in all-or-nothing territory ahead of a meeting with Gers.

Defeat for Oliver Glasner’s side would leave them without European football of any kind for 2022-23, while victory would catapult them into the Champions League and Super Cup showpieces.