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Thursday 23rd May 2019

Clubs receive interim pay-out

Scotland’s 42 senior clubs will share a £9 million interim pay-out from the SPFL today (Thursday).

The pay-outs, part of an estimated £25 million which will be distributed by the SPFL this year, are shared between clubs across all four divisions, and are dependent on final league placings.

League chief executive Neil Doncaster welcomed the interim pay-outs, which range from over £2m for Ladbrokes Premiership champions Celtic to £6,996 for Berwick Rangers, who finished 10th in Ladbrokes League 2. 

He said: “These payments, which mainly arise from our broadcasting and sponsorship deals, underline the commercial strength and attractiveness of the SPFL.

“We’ve had one of our most competitive seasons ever, with strong performances throughout the divisions. The fact that our flagship league, the Ladbrokes Premiership, had such an exciting finish, with so much at stake for almost every team right up to the last day, was a great advert for Scottish football.

“When you consider the difference between finishing third and fourth in the Ladbrokes Premiership is £220,000, it underlines the financial incentives of striving for as high a league position as possible. 

“The SPFL is now watched by fans in 120 countries and territories worldwide and is attracting increasing interest from broadcasters and sponsors.  We are far from complacent and are working hard with our clubs to improve numerous aspects of the SPFL, but it’s worth underlining the tremendously enthusiastic and passionate support enjoyed by clubs in all divisions.

“The fans, the players and the club management teams deserve enormous credit for their involvement in the season just past and we’re already looking forward to another exciting season kicking off on August 3rd.”