Arsenal Vs Liverpool; All You Need To Know About The FA Community Shield

FA Community Shield 2020 Prize Money

Community Shield played between the two teams who won Premier League and FA Cup. Manchester United most successful football club in community shield with 21 titles. BT Sports provide official coverage rights worldwide and BBC only display highlights. The prize money also adjusted for the shield.

According to sources last year Community shield take place between Liverpool and Manchester City. Both teams earn revenue inform of prize money. There is no fixed amount for the prize money of FA Community shield. As per sources confirmed both teams shared (£1.25 million) prize money.

This prize money later distributed among the other clubs and also some charity organization. Spanish Super Cup prize money compared to FA Community shield 50% more (source). Currently no-official information provided how much tv revenue money paid to the clubs. Neither information revealed about the tickets share revenue for both clubs who play the match.

Does the Community Shield count as a major trophy?

The key point of contention between the sets of supporters is about whether or not the Community Shield counts as a major title. Once again, it depends on who you ask.

The FA considers the Community Shield to be an official honour in English football, and it is seen as the first game of the new English top-flight season, though its status as a ‘major title’ has been contested by certain football figures and fans.

The Community Shield is seen as a minor trophy to some compared to the likes of the FA Cup and League Cup, with some referring to it as a ‘glorified friendly’ – especially as yellow card and red cards earned in the match do not carry on to other competitions.

In 2008, Ferguson stated: “The Community Shield is a prestigious match, but I have used players in it who were not quite fit, and we are more or less in the same situation again.”

However, for the most part, players and managers involved in the Community Shield respect its status as a major trophy, and regard it as the first ‘final’ of the season.

Speaking on his players’ fitness levels ahead of the 2018 Community Shield against Chelsea, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said: “We have just four or five days to prepare for the first final [Community Shield]. so we have to adapt.

“Some of them are coming back before, some are coming back after the final.”

Moreover, in 2016, ex-Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri added: “Why do you say this question, a friendly? [Since] when is the Community Shield a friendly?

“Of course we will be at the maximum and Manchester United will be at their maximum. The two teams want to win. I am very excited.”


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