CELTIC will scoop a record £22million bonanza if they get past Hapoel Be’er Sheva to reach the money-spinning Champions League group stages for the first time in three years.
UEFA have increased the financial rewards since the Hoops last performed among Europe’s elite in 2013/14.
Clubs will received £1.75million for progressing beyond the play-offs and also land a bumper group stage fee of £10.3million.
Brendan Rodgers’ men would also benefit from a “market pool” payment as part of the television deal and could be in line for another £10million.
A further £8million is up for grabs as part of the performance-related rewards for the six group games. Teams net £1.3million for every group stage win and £430,000 for each draw. If the Hoops reach the last 16, which they achieved in 2012/13 when they lost to Juventus, they would pick up another £4.75million.
Quarter-finalists each earn £5.2million and semi-finalists £6million. Eventual European champions will land a cheque for £13million while the runners-up will receive £9million.
Celtic generated £20.5million from their Champions League run three years ago.
Last season there was only £2million as a consolation for going into the Europa League section.
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