It became known how Russia really suffered from the UEFA ban
The minimum losses of Russian football clubs due to their suspension from the European Cups in the 22/23 and 23/24 seasons amounted to at least 84.5 million euros, CEE has calculated. This amount was to be paid by the European Football Union (UEFA) to teams from the Russian Federation for participating in the tournaments, as well as for the 10-year "historical" rating of the clubs.
This figure also takes into account the profit from the sale of television broadcasts in the territory of the aggressor country. Zenit St. Petersburg suffered the most. It could have earned 65.5 million euros.
It is also clarified that 84.5 million euros is the lower income limit. Russian clubs could likely have earned more than 100 million euros thanks to additional bonuses from UEFA, for example, for wins, draws, and advancing to the next stages.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, UEFA has suspended the Russian national team and all Russian clubs from participating in FIFA and UEFA competitions after the start of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
A few days ago, in an interview with Slovenian TV company N1, UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin said that Russian teams would not return to international football tournaments until the occupiers leave the territory of Ukraine.