How much money would Man City receive for winning the FA Cup? The numbers crunched
This weekend, four will become two.
An unprecedented quadruple still within reach, City will contest tomorrow’s semi final following their controversial 3-2 win at the Liberty Stadium three weeks ago.
Prior to that, City scored 16 times en route to steam-rolling Rotherham United, Burnley and Newport County in the third, fourth and fifth rounds respectively.
At the beginning of the season, the FA unveiled a revamped prize money fund worth around £7million for the eventual winner, with payments increasing in increments depending on a team’s success.
All of the cash prizes on offer from 2018 doubled for 2018/19 under the new deal.
City have already picked up a little under £1.4million in prize money each, having won £135,000 for getting past the third round; a further £180,000 for getting past the fourth; £360,000 for hurdling the fifth; and £720,000 for winning their respective quarter final ties.
Going into the weekend’s fixtures, a further £900,000 is guaranteed to the club just for showing up.
This is the money on offer for the semi-final loser.
The winners of this weekend’s ties will pick up £1.8million.
A final place itself is worth a further £1.8million, while the team that lifts the trophy will bank an additional £3.6million.
It’s worth noting again that the bonus for winning the FA Cup final match last season – which Chelsea did, in Antonio Conte’s last game in charge – was exactly half this season’s amount at £1.8million.
While FA Cup success in 2011 was very much the springboard for City’s numerous successes in the last decade, the club is yet to repeat the feat, a runner-up medal in 2013 and a semi-final appearance in 2017 the closest the side has come to recapturing the trophy.