CELTIC picked up in excess of £25million for their participation in the Champions League Group F this season.

The Premiership title winners received a £13.6million participation fee in Europe’s most prestigious competition.

Of the UK TV pool, of which Scotland is granted 10 per cent, the Hoops received a slightly larger share than their Glasgow rivals at Ibrox by dint of winning last year’s Championship crown, £3.13million to £2.78million.

The Hoops, of course, failed to win a game in their section which also consisted of reigning European king pins Real Madrid, RB Leipzig and Shakhtar Donetsk.

CASHING IN…Ange Postecoglou will be spending in the January transfer window.

Ange Postecoglou’s side lost to the Spaniards (0-3 and 1-5) and the Bundesliga club (1-3 and 0-2) while gaining two 1-1 draws with the Ukrainian team.

Every point picked up in Europe is valuable and the Glasgow club banked £1.65million for the stalemates with Shakhtar.

Across Glasgow, Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side earned ZERO prize money after six successive defeats from Liverpool (0-2 and 1-7), Napoli (0-3 and 0-3) and Ajax (0-4 and 1-3) while conceding 22 goals for a minus 20 difference to make them officially the WORST-EVER team in the group stage history, taking over from Dinamo Zagreb who held the unwanted title for a decade.

The financial disparity between the city rivals in Europe is calculated by football business blogger Swiss Ramble.

While Celtic have been regular competitors on the European stage over the last decade, the Govan club were absent from any continental football between 2012 and 2017.

That had a substantial effect on their pay-out – with the Ibrox club taking just over £2million to Celtic’s £7.9million.

Before gate receipts are taken into account, Celtic made £25.3million to the Govan club’s £17.7million.

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