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FA Cup prize money: What do Man United win after securing 2024 English domestic cup title? | Sporting News United Kingdom

Manchester City failed to continue their era of dominance in English football, stunned by bitter rivals Manchester United in the 2024 FA Cup final.

Pep Guardiola’s team beat the Red Devils 2-1 in last season’s final, but were undone by the same scoreline this season, falling short of becoming the first team to win back-to-back domestic doubles in English football history.

Man United, in turn, bagged their first FA Cup title since 2016, bringing them level atop the all-time winners list of the competition with 13 titles, one behind fellow giants Arsenal for the most of any English club.

Relentless winning means handsome income streams in modern football, yet compared to the riches on offer for Premier League wins and UEFA Champions League competition, the prize on offer in the FA Cup is akin to a drop in the ocean — City claimed £3.9 million ($4.95m) in prize money as they won the 2022/23 competition.

However, the sums for progressing through rounds can be game-changers for smaller clubs. England’s most prestigious domestic cup competition can play a pivotal part in balancing the books and allowing infrastructural investment for teams in the lower divisions and non-league.

From the earliest qualifying round in 2023 to the final at Wembley in 2024, here’s how much clubs received in the 2023/24 FA Cup.

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FA Cup prize money: How much do clubs receive?

The prize money from the first qualifying round onwards remained the same as what was on offer in 2022/23, the FA confirmed before this year’s competition began. 

Here are the spoils of victory and defeat for each stage of the FA Cup.

Round/Result Prize Money (£)
First-round qualifying winners £2,250
First-round qualifying losers £750 
Second-round qualifying winners £3,375
Second-round qualifying losers £1,125
Third-round qualifying winners £5,625
Third-round qualifying losers £1,875 
Fourth-round qualifying winners £9,375
Fourth-round qualifying losers £3,125 
First-round proper winners £41,000
Second-round proper winners £67,000
Third-round proper winners £105,000
Fourth-round proper winners £120,000 
Fifth-round proper winners £225,000
Quarter-final winners £450,000
Semi-final winners £1 million
Semi-final losers £500,000

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How much money do the FA Cup winners receive?

As 2023/24 winners, Manchester United’s windfall will be £2m in 2023/24, with runners-up Man City receiving £1m.

That’s the same as the amount City and United split after Ilkay Gundogan produced a decisive performance in last year’s final.