With one single blow of a full time whistle on Sunday, more was achieved than just the amazing feat of 55.
For the oft-forgotten riches Rangers have just secured are a complete quantum leap compared with what came before.
Ibrox Noise takes you through the vast sums we are now in line to receive as a result of winning the title, 20/21.
This just secured an extra million for the coffers more than usual – thanks to winning Rangers nailed around £3.3M. Which is, incidentally, already more than we got for getting to the group stage of the Europa League.
We know, we know, we’ve not qualified just yet, but in the non-complacent hope that we do, Rangers pocket a bare minimum of £13M on top of the qualifying round prize money. Now, this is where the big cash is flowing. Despite UEFA’s confirmation CL prize money has gone down due to the virus, it’s still a completely different ballpark to the comparative pennies we got in the Europa League.
Indeed, if you factor in: TV money for CL, hopefully gate receipts, and the possibility Celtic don’t make the group stage, Rangers could well crush the £30M barrier and then some. In fact, it’s closer to £50M when we bring in the other extraneous revenues.
In short, Rangers are looking at possibly a windfall of around £55-£60M should all conditions be met, and a complete and absolute bare minimum of £40-£50M on qualification to the group stage.
And there’s something else. If Rangers achieve the incredible and win the Europa League this season, it’s another £12M. Including the lofty prize money (£1M) just for bypassing Slavia Praha.
In short, Rangers achieved with modest cash incredible heights – imagine what the serious money is going to do for us.