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Borussia Dortmund finances, revenues, transfers and salaries

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Here you will find comprehensive information on Borussia Dortmund's finances, transfers and player salaries. We offer you detailed insights into the club's financial situation, including revenue from merchandising, sponsorship and ticket sales, as well as spending on player transfers, salaries and infrastructure. Our website is updated regularly to ensure you are always aware of the latest developments.

General

The association was founded in December 1909. The name "Borussia" means "Prussia" in Neo-Latin.

In men's football, Borussia Dortmund is one of the most successful clubs in Germany and has won eight German championships and five DFB cups. In addition, BVB became the first German club to win the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1966 and both the Champions League and the Intercontinental Cup in 1997. In the all-time Bundesliga table, the club is in second place.

Although the club was originally founded as a football club, Borussia Dortmund also has a handball and table tennis department, the first teams of which also play at a higher level. There is also a fan and funding department that takes care of the needs of the club's supporters.

With 168,163 members, Borussia Dortmund is the fourth largest sports club in Germany and the fifth largest in the world. Since November 1999, Borussia's licensed player department, the second team, and the A youth team have been outsourced to the listed Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. limited partnership. The company was listed in the SDAX between June 23, 2014, and September 20, 2021.

  • Name: Ball game club Borussia 09 e. V Dortmund

  • Headquarters: Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia

  • Foundation: December 19, 1909

  • Colours: Black-Yellow

  • Football company: Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA

  • Limited shareholders:

    • 72.27%: free float

    • 8.19%: Evonik Industries

    • 8.24%: Bernd Geske

    • 4.61%: Borussia Dortmund e. V

    • 5.98%: Signal Iduna

  • General partner GmbH: Borussia Dortmund Management GmbH

    • 100%: Borussia Dortmund e. V

  • Website: bvb.de

  • First team:

    • ​Venue: Signal Iduna Park

    • Seats: 81,365

    • League: Bundesliga

Revenues and annual result Borussia Dortmund 2007/08 to 2021/22

The list below shows the finances of Borussia Dortmund over a period of 15 years. The numbers represent the company's revenue and annual results for each season from 2007/08 to the 2021/22 season.

As the numbers indicate, Borussia Dortmund has experienced significant fluctuations in its revenue and annual results in recent years. In the 2017/18 season, BVB recorded its historically highest revenue of 494.97 million euros, which can also be attributed to the sales of Ousmane Dembélé for 140 million euros to FC Barcelona and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for 63.75 million euros to FC Arsenal London.

Borussia Dortmund's finances have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in recent years. The interruption of game activities, canceled games, and limited spectator attendance in stadiums have significantly affected Borussia Dortmund's revenues from ticket sales, sponsorship, and advertising, resulting in massive losses in the seasons from 2019/20 to 2021/22.

Revenues and annual results of Borussia Dortmund from 2007/08 to 2021/2022 in million euros:

  • Season: 2021/22; Revenue: 419.65; Annual result: -35.96

  • Season: 2020/21; Revenue: 323.50; Annual result: -76.48

  • Season: 2019/20; Revenue: 442.13; Annual result: -49.66

  • Season: 2018/19; Revenue: 446.03; Annual result: 25.84

  • Season: 2017/18; Revenue: 494.97; Annual result: 26.41

  • Season: 2016/17; Revenue: 356.39; Annual result: 6.34

  • Season: 2015/16; Revenue: 327.12; Annual result: 28.26

  • Season: 2014/15; Revenue: 249.50; Annual result: 2.43

  • Season: 2013/14; Revenue: 228.82; Annual result: 10.56

  • Season: 2012/13; Revenue: 272.40; Annual result: 53.26

  • Season: 2011/12; Revenue: 191.21; Annual result: 34.28

  • Season: 2010/11; Revenue: 136.40; Annual result: 2.92

  • Season: 2009/10; Revenue: 100.89; Annual result: -6.62

  • Season: 2008/09; Revenue: 107.95; Annual result: -3.83

  • Season: 2007/08; Revenue: 105.33; Annual result: -0.91

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