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  • Writer's pictureSebastian Friedrich

Bundesliga balance sheets in the seasons 2012/13 to 2021/22

The Bundesliga is one of the most popular football leagues in the world and every year 18 clubs compete for the title and to stay up. But what about the financial situation of the clubs? In this blog we take a look at Bundesliga club balance sheets for the financial years 2012 to 2022. We look at total club revenues and analyze how these have evolved over the years. We will also address possible reasons for changes. Now let's take a closer look at the numbers and see how Bundesliga clubs have performed financially over the last 10 years.


2012/13:

  • Total turnover: 2.08 billion euros

  • Total profit: 53.9 million euros

  • Average turnover per club: 104.2 million euros

  • Average profit per club: 2.7 million euros

2013/14:

  • Total turnover: 2.34 billion euros

  • Total profit: 26.6 million euros

  • Average turnover per club: 117.2 million euros

  • Average profit per club: 1.3 million euros

2014/15:

  • Total turnover: 2.62 billion euros

  • Total profit: 51.9 million euros

  • Average turnover per club: 131.2 million euros

  • Average profit per club: 2.6 million euros

2015/16:

  • Total turnover: 2.62 billion euros

  • Total profit: 23.5 million euros

  • Average turnover per club: 131.2 million euros

  • Average profit per club: 1.2 million euros

2016/17:

  • Total turnover: 3.24 billion euros

  • Total profit: 23.8 million euros

  • Average turnover per club: 162.2 million euros

  • Average profit per club: 1.2 million euros

2017/18:

  • Total turnover: 3.81 billion euros

  • Total profit: 208.7 million euros

  • Average turnover per club: 190.5 million euros

  • Average profit per club: 10.4 million euros

2018/19:

  • Total turnover: 4.02 billion euros

  • Total profit: 154.7 million euros

  • Average turnover per club: 201.1 million euros

  • Average profit per club: 6.2 million euros

2019/20:

  • Total turnover: 3.81 billion euros

  • Total profit: -183.8 million euros

  • Average turnover per club: 190.5 million euros

  • Average profit per club: -9.2 million euros

2020/21:

  • Total turnover: 3.24 billion euros

  • Total profit: -480.7 million euros

  • Average turnover per club: 162.2 million euros

  • Average profit per club: -24.0 million euros

2021/22:

  • Total turnover: 3.79 billion euros

  • Total profit: -270.4 million euros

  • Average turnover per club: 189.5 million euros

In summary, it can be said that the balance sheets of Bundesliga clubs have been positive overall over the past 10 years. Total sales have increased over the years and many clubs have been able to generate large profits. In particular, the big clubs such as Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund were able to increase their sales and are among the financially strongest clubs in Europe.


However, the corona pandemic is also having an impact on the finances of the Bundesliga clubs. In the 2019/20 and 2020/21 season, many clubs suffered heavy losses due to a lack of income from missing spectators in the stadium and canceled games. Many clubs now have to be more economical and rely on alternative sources of income to ensure their financial stability.


Overall, the analysis of Bundesliga balance sheets over the past 10 years shows that the clubs in the league are in a good financial position. However, the corona pandemic poses a challenge for the finances of the clubs and will also require careful planning and adaptation to the changed conditions in the future.

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