this also secured their qualification to the English top-flight league as they smile to the bank, we’ll look at what this means for the club and how much they get.
Fulham’s road to the playoffs
Fulham started the Championship season on the wrong foot with a defeat away to Barnsley as the dream to the top flight game seem blurry and uncertain, but the Scott Parker led team pulled itself together and won three games on the stretch to put their plan in motion. A run of inconsistent form saw them miss out on an automatic ticket to the top flight with 12 draws and 11 loss but were able to hold on to a playoff spot, with their home form a key factor.
While their second-round exit in the EFL and Fourth round exit from the FA Cup against Man City could have played a part. They secured a playoff spot by finishing 4th place.
Fulham overcame Cardiff 3-2 in a two-legged semi-final fixture to book their place in the final against Brentford. The final game against Brentford was a caged affair as the roled on to extra time before Fulham broke the deadlock to take a 2-0 lead, Brentford tried to claw their way back but was too late as the London side secured the money bag for the 2019/20 Championship.
The financial implication of winning the Championship play for Fulham.
The English Championship playoff is known as the richest game in football as the potential prize for money for the winner is larger than any football final.
The Premier League currently has a £9.3billion from broadcasting revenue from local and international media over three-year which ends in 2021-2022, so by default, every club in the elite division is entitled to 100 million each within that period of the deal.
Fulham will get a minimum payment of £70million in its first season as a Premier League club and would get a further £70 million if they can survive their first season or would be given a “parachute payment” of £41 million over two seasons if they are relegated in the first season.
The promoted team also sees an automatic increment in their sponsorship deals as more juicy offers come in. An example is the new five-year Adidas deal recently announced by Championship League winner Leeds United.
Financial Sports Analyst Deloitte says
“the £160m of additional revenue comes in the form of an estimated £85m in central broadcasting distributions and parachute payments of £75m over the 2021/22 and 2022/23 seasons, if the playoff winners are relegated next summer.”
Fulham will certainly be smiling to the bank as the new English League kicks off in September.