Financial distribution model for Scottish league reconstruction revealed

The club finishing top of the second tier could make £1m more under the proposals.

Neil Doncaster, SPL chief executive, November 2012.
© SNS Group

The team finishing top of Scotland’s second tier could make almost £1m more than present under plans to restructure the country’s football leagues.

The financial distribution model for the 12-12-18 plan has been revealed by Kilmarnock in a document released to supporters, as the SPL and SFL attempt to push forward their proposal in time for next season.

It shows the teams finishing in the top two positions in the top flight will stand to lose a near-combined £1m, sides finishing third to eighth taking a small hit, and teams from places nine to 24 in the country standing to make more cash.

A team winning promotion to the top flight from the First Division currently earns £68,000 in prize money. Under the new plans, they could make £387,000, should they win both the Championship and also the play-off league in the second half of the season.

Teams from positions 25 to 42 under the new system stand to make no additional money than at present. The winner of the “National League”, would make £54,000, the same amount the team currently finishing fifth in the Second Division earns.

Provision is also made in the proposals for any additional revenue made by the league to be redistributed in three stages.

The first extra £900,000 made by the league would be given to the clubs participating in the "Play-off 8" league, with the winners gaining an additional £200,000 and the bottom club adding £25,000 to their total.

The next £200,000 made over and above the initial £900,000 would be distributed evenly amongst the bottom 18 clubs, with each gaining an additional £11,100.

If a further £900,000 is made, it will be divided between the "Premiership 8", with the season winners adding £200,000 and the team finishing eighth gaining £25,000.

The current SPL stands to surrender a total of £1,309,000 in total prize money, with £1,751,000 reallocated to the nation’s next 12 clubs.

FINANCIAL DISTRIBUTION BREAKDOWN

New model

The proposal shown by Kilmarnock highlights two possible distribution amounts, presumably based on discussions currently being held over TV and sponsorship deals. The percentages remain the same.

This example uses the current SPL prize pot of £17,965,000 per season.

Premiership

1 £2,405,000 (-£315,000)
2 £1,718,000 (-£682,000)
3 £1,460,000 (-£60,000)
4 £1,289,000 (-£71,000)
5 £1,203,000 (-£77,000)
6 £1,117,000 (-£83,000)
7 £1,057,000 (-£63,000)
8 £1,005,000 (-£35,000)
9 £988,000 (+£28,000)
10 £902,000 (+£22,000)
11 £816,000 (+£16,000)
12 £730,000 (+£10,000)

Championship

13 £387,000 (+£319,000)
14 £344,000 (+£277,000)
15 £301,000 (+£235,000)
16 £258,000 (+£193,000)
17 £241,000 (+£177,000)
18 £189,000 (+£121,000)
19 £172,000 (+£111,000)
20 £155,000 (+£95,000)
21 £137,000 (+£78,000)
22 £120,000 (+£63,000)
23 £103,000 (+£47,000)
24 £86,000 (+£31,000)

National League

25 £54,000
26 £53,000
27 £51,000
28 £50,000
29 £49,000
30 £48,000
31 £47,000
32 £45,000
33 £44,000
34 £43,000
35 £42,000
36 £40,000
37 £39,000
38 £38,000
39 £37,000
40 £36,000
41 £34,000
42 £33,000

ADDITIONAL REVENUES

The first £900,000 made will be distributed as follows amongst "Championship 8" clubs at the end of phase two.

1 £200,000
2 £175,000
3 £150,000
4 £125,000
5 £100,000
6 £75,000
7 £50,000
8 £25,000

The next £200,000 made in additional to the base distribution would be distributed amongst "National League" clubs on an even basis, with each club making £11,100 more.

The next £900,000 made will be distributed as follows amongst "Premiership 8" clubs at the end of phase two.

1 £200,000
2 £175,000
3 £150,000
4 £125,000
5 £100,000
6 £75,000
7 £50,000
8 £25,000

For every £1,000,000 made over and above this amount, it will be distributed based on league positions as follows.

1 £134,000
2 £96,000
3 £81,000
4 £72,000
5 £67,000
6 £62,000
7 £59,000
8 £56,000
9 £55,000
10 £50,000
11 £45,000
12 £41,000
13 £22,000
14 £19,000
15 £17,000
16 £14,000
17 £13,000
18 £11,000
19 £10,000
20 £9,000
21 £8,000
22 £7,000
23 £6,000
24 £5,000
25 £3,000
26 £3,000
27 £3,000
28 £3,000
29 £3,000
30 £3,000
31 £3,000
32 £3,000
33 £2,000
34 £2,000
35 £2,000
36 £2,000
37 £2,000
38 £2,000
39 £2,000
40 £2,000
41 £2,000
42 £2,000

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