Farsley Celtic net share of Euro 2016 millions as Leeds United pocket six-figure windfall

Adam Priestley played for Gibraltar when at Farsley Celtic.

Adam Priestley played for Gibraltar when at Farsley Celtic.

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Non League club Farsley Celtic have bagged a £20,000 windfall after allowing one of their former players to represent Gibraltar.

Former Farsley forward Adam Priestley played for the tiny British colony in their inaugural European Championships qualification campaign ahead of the 2016 tournament in France.

Stuart Dallas' involvement at Euro 2016 helped Leeds earn more than 100,000

Stuart Dallas' involvement at Euro 2016 helped Leeds earn more than 100,000

UEFA has distributed €100m between clubs releasing players for the final tournament and €50m among those clubs which released players for the qualifying competition irrespective of whether the national team qualified or not.

In total, 641 clubs received UEFA benefits for releasing players to qualification matched between 2014 and the finals last year.

Farsley, who are currently placed fourth in Evo-Stik First Division North, raked in €25,283 (£21,589) from Priestley's involvement.

Priestley, a former Leeds United trainee, has made 13 appearances for the country of his birth. He has since left Farsley to join Alfreton Town in the National League North.

Leeds brought home €226,410.40 (£194,929.17) thanks to the participation of internationals such as Northern Ireland's Stuart Dallas.

Juventus collected the biggest pay-out after taking home €3,484,875 (£2,983,296), ahead of Premier League clubs Liverpool and Tottenham – who also both earned over €3million.

Sheffield Wednesday topped the worldwide earnings of Yorkshire's clubs with €619,908.92 (£533,713.68) with Hull City claiming €394,111.48 (£339,312.25)

Doncaster Rovers also bagged a six-figure sum of €169,038.60 (£145534.63)

UEFA payouts to Yorkshire clubs

Bradford City AFC €4,176.54

Doncaster Rovers €169,038.60

Farsley AFC €25,283.97

Hull City €394,111.48

Leeds United €226,410.40

Middlesbrough FC €16,486.33

Rotherham United FC €30,647.55

Sheffield Wednesday FC €619,908.92

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