What Is The 2023 UEFA Super Cup Prize Money On Offer?
Posted By: Sophia Andrew
Posted On: August 16, 2023
Like a tradition in European club football, when a new season starts, two of the best teams in Europe play a special match called the UEFA Super Cup.
This year, in 2023, it’s happening on August 16 at 8 PM GMT (or August 17 at 3 AM HKT). Let’s take a closer look at this competition and the big prize money involved.
The UEFA Super Cup is organized by UEFA, the group that oversees football in Europe. Every year, the winners of two other big tournaments, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League from the previous season, compete in this match.
Even though it’s not one of the main tournaments recognized by UEFA, it’s a big deal because it features some of the best football players and clubs in the world.
People are excited about the UEFA Super Cup every year, and 2023 is no different. Here’s all the important stuff you need to know about the UEFA Super Cup 2023: who’s playing, the prize money, where it’s happening, and where you can watch the game.
Which teams will be participating in the UEFA Super Cup 2023?
The UEFA Super Cup started in 1972, and it was originally called the Super Competition. Later, it was called the European Super Cup. But in 1995, UEFA changed its name to the UEFA Super Cup, and that’s what it’s been known as since then.
A football club from the Netherlands called Ajax is considered the first official winner of the UEFA Super Cup. There are three teams that have won the most UEFA Super Cup titles: Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, and AC Milan.
Each of them has won it five times. The country that has the most wins by its teams is Spain, with 16 victories. England and Italy are next with nine wins each.
This year’s match will be between the winners of the 2022-23 UEFA Champions League, Manchester City, and the champions of the 2022-23 UEFA Europa League, Sevilla FC.
This is Manchester City’s first time playing in the UEFA Super Cup, while it’s the seventh time for Sevilla FC. It’s interesting to note that Sevilla FC won this important title before in 2006.
Where will the UEFA Super Cup 2023 be played?
The match will take place at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, Greece. Originally, it was planned to happen at the Ak Bars Arena in Kazan, Russia. But because of Russia’s actions in invading Ukraine in 2022, UEFA decided to change the location of the game to Greece.
What will be the 2023 UEFA Super Cup prize money?
Starting from 2020, UEFA made the prize money the same for all teams in the Super Cup. According to what we know, the winners of the UEFA Super Cup 2023 will get a huge amount of USD 5.5 million (or HKD 42 million). The team that comes in second place will receive about USD 4.1 million (or HKD 31 million).
Where can you watch it?
People in Hong Kong can watch the UEFA Super Cup 2023 live on beIN Sports, which is the official broadcaster for the region.
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