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Europa League brings glory not bounty

FULHAM’S Europa League adventure may have raised their profile and brought them several famous scalps, but it has not been a lucrative run.

Estimates suggest the winners of the competition can expect to bank between £6.5m and £8.5m in prize money and television revenue. Runners-up take home at least £1m less, while teams who go out in the semi-finals may not break £4m.

That is scant financial reward for a lengthy campaign that has seen Roy Hodgson’s men see off Juventus, Roma and Shakhtar Donetsk.

The sums are dwarfed by the Champions League, where the winners pocket closer to £50m.