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finances, revenues, transfers and salaries 1. FC Union Berlin

Here you will find extensive information on the finances, transfers and player salaries of 1.FC Union Berlin. 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.


1. FC Union Berlin (officially 1. Union Berlin e.V. football club) is a football club from Berlin-Köpenick, which was founded in 1966. The club is based on SC Union Oberschoeneweide, which was active in the first half of the 20th century and in 1923 was the German runner-up. Since 1920, 1. FC Union Berlin and its predecessor clubs have played in the An der Alten Försterei stadium.

With 49,152 members (as of December 31, 2022), Union Berlin (before Hertha BSC) is the larger of the two large Berlin sports clubs, both of which are among the 15 sports clubs with the most members in Germany.

The sporting successes of the club include winning the GDR FDGB Cup in 1968 and reaching the DFB Cup final in 2001 and thus qualifying for the UEFA Cup for the 2001/02 season. The first team had played continuously in the 2nd Bundesliga for ten years before they were promoted to the 1st Bundesliga for the first time in the 2018/19 season and were able to maintain the class in the following season. In the 2020/21 season, 1. FC Union Berlin qualified for the UEFA Conference League. In the 2021/22 season, Union Berlin reached the Europa League for the first time with 5th place in the Bundesliga.

1. FC Union enjoys cult status beyond the football scene and the city limits. The battle cry of the fans is just like the title of the club's anthem sung by Nina Hagen "Eisern Union".

  • Name: 1. Union Berlin e. V

  • Headquarters: Berlin-Köpenick

  • Foundation: January 20, 1966 (predecessor association 1906)

  • Colours: red and white

  • Members: 49.152 

  • Website:

  • First football team:

  • Venue: Stadion An der Alten Försterei

  • Places: 22,012

  • League: Bundesliga

Revenues and annual results Union Berlin

The figures show the revenues  and annual results of 1. FC Union Berlin in the financial years from 2014/15 to 2021/22. Overall, there has been a significant increase in revenues, from EUR 25.61 million in the 2014/15 season to EUR 122.40 million in the 2021/22 season. There was a comparatively smaller increase in 2017/18 and 2018/19, while a significant increase was recorded in the other years.

The annual result of the association also shows significant fluctuations. In the 2020/21 season there was a loss of 11.90 million euros, while in the other years there were rather positive results. The highest profits were made in 2016/17 and 2021/22, with 1.13 and 12.69 million euros respectively. Overall, the association has been economically successful in recent years.

Revenues  and annual results of Union Berlin in the financial years 2014/15 to 2021/22 in million euros:

  • Financial year: 2021/22; Turnover: 122.40

  • Financial year: 2020/21; Turnover: 72.80

  • Financial year: 2019/20; Turnover: 74.48

  • Financial year: 2018/19; Turnover: 54.69

  • Financial year: 2017/18; Revenue: 43.98

  • Financial year: 2016/17; Revenue: 37.39

  • Financial year: 2015/16; Turnover: 31.28

  • Financial year: 2014/15; Turnover: 25.61

  • Financial year: 2021/22: 12.69 annual result

  • Financial year: 2020/21: -11.90 annual result

  • Financial year: 2019/20: 0.13 annual result

  • Financial year: 2018/19: 0.25 annual result

  • Financial year: 2017/18: 0.20 annual result

  • Financial year: 2016/17: 1.13 annual result

  • Financial year: 2015/16: 0.39 annual result

  • Financial year: 2014/15: 0.01 annual result

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