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English Premier League Prize Money | Merit Award | Seasons 1998-99 vs 2002-03

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Clubs received money according to their
position in the league table at the end of the season. This was called the
'Merit Award' and still existed as of 2010.

 

In season 2002-03 there was also a small pot of money on offer in the ‘Fair Play League’ where points were awarded to each
top-flight club for 'positive play', 'respect towards opponents' and
'respect towards referees' - £30,000 was awarded to the club
finishing the season at the top. In addition, a further £20,000 went to the
club whose supporters were deemed to be the best behaved.

Stats Table: 
Finishing PositionPrize Money 1998-99 Prize Money 2002-03
1£3,452,380 £10,060,000
2£3,279,761 £9,557,000
3£3,107,142 £9,054,000
4£2,934,523 £8,551,000
5£2,761,904 £8,048,000
6£2,589,285 £7,545,000
7£2,416,666 £7,042,000
8£2,244,047 £6,539,000
9£2,071,428 £6,036,000
10£1,898,809 £5,533,000
11£1,726,190 £5,030,000
12£1,553,571 £4,527,000
13£1,380,952 £4,024,000
14£1,208,333 £3,521,000
15£1,035,714 £3,018,000
16£863,095 £2,515,000
17£690,476£2,012,000
18£517,857£1,509,000
19£345,238£1,006,000
20£172,619£503,000