The 2021-22 season of the Scottish Premiership has recently come to an end. Fans observed a high-voltage match between two Scottish giants, Rangers and Celtic. However, Celtic claimed the league championship back from the Rangers on May 11. With this, the 2021-22 season of the event came to an end.
Sponsored by Cinch, the football tournament is the top division of the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL). The Premiership was established in July 2013. Currently, 12 clubs are regularly partaking in the event. Let’s have a look at the prize money distribution of the recently ended season.
Prize Money Distribution of the Scottish Premiership 2021-22 Season:
In the final match of the top 6, Celtic made a draw with Dundee United on May 11. With this, they became the champion of the 2021-22 Season. This league championship earned the club £5 million of prize money.
|Rank||Club||Prize Money||Prize Share|
|3||Heart of Midlothian||£3 million||8.5%|
|4||Dundee United||£2.5 million||7.5%|
|6||Ross County||£2 million||6.8%|
|9||St Mirren||£1.45 million||5.5%|
|11||St. Johnstone||£1.3 million||5%|
TV Sponsorship bonus of the Scottish Premiership:
The winner and runners-up of the season earned around £3.5 million from prize money only. Many tv stations have recently added Scottish Premiership to their prime-time schedules due to its popularity. As a result, big clubs like Rangers and Celtic brought in more tv revenue than others. So, they achieved a large sum out of this tv-sponsorship bonus.
|Club||Prize Money||TV Sponsorship|
|Celtic||£3.5 million||£1.5 million|
|Ranger||£3.5 million||£0.5 million|
Share of Relegation Teams:
|Relegation Zone||Prize Share|
Following the 2021-22 season, Dundee got relegated to the league. Whereas Kilmarnock was promoted from Scottish Premiership. Teams that get relegated from the league generally get a 9% share, with around 4.5% each. The previous season relegate, Kilmarnock and Hamilton Academical earned £3 million each.
Hike in Prize Fund of Premiership:
|Season||Increase in Fund Share|
|2019-20||25% (£25 million)|
|2020-21||N/A (£25 million)|
|2021-22||5% ( £27 million + £2 million tv-sponsorship)|
Recently the British automotive marketplace, Cinch got the sponsorship right of the Scottish Premiership. The deal extent is 5 years for now. Before this, Ladbrokes had a sponsorship deal with the league. Also, the premiership got a few tv sponsorship deals. These sponsorships helped them increase their prize pool.
The 2022-23 season of the Scottish Premiership will kick off on July 20, 2022. That day Livingston and Rangers will face each other in the 10th season debut match. Keep an eye on our website for the latest information on the upcoming matches of the tournament.