In a display of sportive prowess, PAOK FC has soared to impressive heights in the Conference League, maintaining an unbroken streak of 11 qualifying and group stage matches, untouched by defeat. Their field performance has catapulted them to the top of their group, a position that has guaranteed them a spot in the round of 16.
As a result of their on-field accomplishments, PAOK's coffers are swelling. The club has amassed a substantial sum of 7.792.866 euros, excluding the prospective earnings from the market pool, estimated to be slightly over one million euros. This financial feat positions PAOK as the second-highest earning team in the competition, trailing only Viktoria Plzen, who have amassed over eight million euros. PAOK's earnings are a composite of various rewards, including 300,000 euros for each qualifying phase, 2.940.000 euros for progressing to the group stages, and 1.023.500 euros based on their European performance over the past decade.
PAOK's financial success is further bolstered by an additional two million euros accrued from four victories and 166,000 euros from a draw with Aberdeen. Advancing to the top of their group earned them another 650,000 euros, and reaching the last 16 brought in a further 600,000 euros. The club also stands to receive 113,366 euros from remaining funds for draws, a figure that holds the potential to increase.
Two years ago, when PAOK reached the quarterfinals against Marseille, they earned close to 9.5 million euros, highlighting the club's consistent performance and financial growth. The club's recent success in the Conference League is a testament to their relentless pursuit of excellence and a reflection of their burgeoning European profile.