Rangers set for remarkable £7m+ reward if they can achieve Euro dream
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Rangers' Europa League earnings will top £7m with win v Lech Poznan

As Rangers get Ready to take on Lech Poznan in their final game of Europa League Group D, the Ibrox club go into the match knowing that they already have a place in the round of 32.

But if the Gers can match or better Benfica’s result – not scoreline – in Poland then they will go through as group winners in a monumental achievement for Steven Gerrard’s side.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard will be hoping the club can secure top spot in the Europa League. (Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Whilst the prestige of qualification might be enough for the players and some fans, the club will also benefit from an increased cash boost.

The Group winners receive £900k (€1m) from UEFA for winning their group whilst the runners up only receive half of that total [UEFA].

Victories are also worth £515k (€570k) which means the Gers will rake in around £1.4m if they can win against Lech Poznan and guarantee qualification for the knockouts as group winners.

But if the club can eke out one more victory in this group stage, how much will this Europa League campaign have been worth to the Gers so far?

Every team gets a set bonus for every round of qualification, with Rangers taking part in the second (£235k), third (£250k) and Playoff (£270k) rounds of the competition.

In total this earned Rangers £755k for their participation in the qualifiers with the club also earning £2.65m just for qualifying.

Having earned three victories (£515k per win) and two draws (£170k per draw) in the group stage thus far, the club has also made around £1.9m for their results in the competition proper.

Having already earned a spot in the next round, the club is also guaranteed a payment £450k for qualifying for the last 32.

That means in total, Rangers have earned roughly an impressive £5.75m for their performances in the competition so far, with another £1.4m on the line tomorrow night.

Rangers celebrated qualification for the last 32 with a victory over Standard Liege last Thursday. (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

So, if Rangers win in Poznan, UEFA will be handing over a cheque worth at the very least £7.15m to the Ibrox club when the campaign comes to an end.

It’s been a very promising start to the Europa League campaign indeed – but just how far can Rangers go in this year’s competition?

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