Celtic will take on Hapoel Be’er Sheeva tonight at Celtic Park as they look to get into the group stages of the Champions League for the first time since Neil Lennon.

When Lenny took us there on two occasions, Celtic netted €23.7m in 2012/13 when they got to the last 16 and faced Juventus, and €17.6m when they played in the group stages in the following season. This is before Home gate money and win/draw bonuses throughout the competition.

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With BT Sport plowing more money into the market pool and Celtic being part of the UK and not Scottish UEFA market pool they would be entitled to 10% share of the tv money which would come in at around €11m and if you add the participation money which every club gets for competing in the group stage Celtic stand to make €25m as a worst case scenario.

This would be the biggest ever cash windfall for the club in the Champions League and again this could increase if Celtic were to have a good showing in the group stages.

However, this is all hypothetical at the moment and Celtic face the task of having to break down a very defensive minded organised team in Hapoel Be’er Sheeva, if they can do that then the club would be in a very financially healthy position.


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7 COMMENTS

  1. If we don’t stand up to the fools who are masquerading as Celtic fans who continually provoke uefa we won’t be in any competition at all. the situ in the Middle East is complex and we at Celtic Park won’t solve the problems in that part of the world. My concern is Our club and not Palestine.Do not pick a fight you cannot win.

  2. Yogi the same talk there was during the apartheid era “politics and sport”..the very people who supports apartheid were the sports governing bodies and the same for the palestine situation…nothing short of geniuses happening to the Palestinians but @you don’t care”shame on you

  3. Should the hoops faithful (who we all agree are the no.1support in football) really be getting involved in another countries political problems????.
    I personally don’t understand why we continually give UEFA opportunities to investigate our supporters behaviour time and time again to the cost of the continued embarrassment to our club.we have built up a tremendous reputation as one of the world’s most respected groups of supporters who will always get 100% behind our team whatever the circumstances throw At us WE WILL NEVER WALK ALONE.
    At this point in time we are fighting for our continued involvement in Europe’s elite competition and the much need income it brings.
    The much loved champions league night’s against the top teams of Europe could very soon be consigned to history if the best in Europe get their way, so any negative reports about our club could count against us and our continued participation in the champions league.
    We as supporters and as a club have a cause of our own to fight.
    Celtic have a long and proud history within European club football and have earned the right to compete with the best clubs in Europe.
    TV REVENUE SHOULD NOT BE THE ONLY CRITERIA IN DECIDING WHO SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO EUROPE’S ELITE COMPITITION.
    EUROPE’S TOP CLUBS ALREADY HAVE MORE PLACES AND OPPORTUNITIES TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE LEAGUE STAGE
    ,IF THEY CAN’T EARN A PLACE BY WINNING AGAINST A SMALLER CLUB WHO HAS A SMALLER REVENUE,FEWER AND INFERIOR SQUAD MEMBERS THEN THEY SHOULD BE ELIMINATED TO A LESSER COMPITITION.
    ALWAY HAVE BEEN,ALWAYS WILL BE CELTIC FOOTBALL CLUB
    HAIL.HAIL

  4. There are people in the GB who couldn’t point to Palestine on the map but who rail against authority and follow their mates like sheep, at any risk to the club they purport to support, in order to protest against a political situation they probably know little about. Having done voluntary work in the Middle East I know more than a little.
    These self appointed guardians of Celtic’s moral compass come over as self-obsessed young folk in their teens and twenties who are unlikely to give up their time and back the cause with a protest in George Square.(Much harder, lads and lasses, when you don’t have a captive audience and no TV coverage) It would also be good to believe that they would make some time and effort to support the poor and disadvantaged of their fellow Scots. I suspect that would not suit them as it would not gain sufficient publicity for their group.
    It’s not the fight for justice that is wrong here, as the cause is admirable, but a protest outside CP would have gained just as much for the cause, but less notoriety for the GB. and that’s not what they are about.

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