UEFA says Champions League winner Chelsea received euro 59.9 million ($A73 million) in prize money and was the biggest earner in last season's competition.
Beaten finalist Bayern Munich earned euro 41.7 million from the euro 754 million prize fund shared among 32 teams which played in the group stage.
Barcelona, which reached the semi-finals, earned euro 40.6 million. AC Milan was next with euro 39.9 million.
Manchester United was sixth with euro 35.2 million even while failing to reach the last-16 knockout round.
English clubs are rewarded for valuable national broadcasting deals, which factor into UEFA's calculations.
UEFA paid clubs a basic euro 7.2 million for taking part, plus results-based bonuses.
UEFA says Champions League revenue will rise 22 per cent for the next three-season cycle.
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Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp started to believe that his side could win the UEFA Champions League after its dramatic comeback against Malaga.