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finances, revenues, transfers and salaries VfL Bochum

Here you will find extensive information on finances, transfers and player salaries from VfL Bochum. 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.


VfL Bochum, fully Verein für Leibesübungen Bochum 1848, was founded in 1938 through the merger of three Bochum sports clubs, including Turnverein Bochum 48, Germania 06 and TuS Bochum. The roots of the gymnastics club go back to the year 1848. In 1949, a separate football community was founded within the club, the Club for Physical Exercise Bochum 1848 Football Community eV

With over 22,000 members, VfL Bochum is one of the clubs with the most members in Germany. The club's first men's team has been playing in the Bundesliga again since the 2021/22 season. In addition to football, sports such as badminton, basketball, e-sports, handball, hockey, athletics, swimming, dance, tennis, table tennis, gymnastics and volleyball are also practiced at VfL Bochum. These departments are organized in independent clubs, but are in a club community with VfL Bochum 1848 eV

Only the fencing department had to be closed due to insolvency in 2020. All in all, VfL Bochum offers a wide range of sports for members and interested parties.


  • Name: Club for physical exercise Bochum 1848 football community e. V

  • Foundation: July 29, 1949

  • Colours: blue-white​

  • Football company: VfL Bochum 1848 GmbH & Co. KGaA

    • Limited shareholder: VfL Bochum e. V

    • General partner: VfL Bochum 1848 Management GmbH (100% owned by VfL Bochum eV)

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  • Venue: Ruhr Stadium

  • Venue capacity: 26,000 seats

  • League: Bundesliga

Revenues and annual result VfL Bochum in the financial years 2018/19 to 2021/22

Revenues show that VfL Bochum has experienced positive development in recent years. Revenues increased continuously from 2018/19 to 2021/22 and more than doubled in the last financial year. This can be attributed to the club's return to the Bundesliga, which meant higher revenues from TV rights, ticket revenues and sponsorships.

The annual results also show a positive development. The club has turned a profit for the last two years which bodes well for the club's financial health. The annual loss in the 2019/20 financial year is due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Overall, VfL Bochum seems to be on a stable financial footing.

Revenues and annual results of VfL Bochum  in the financial years 2018/19 to 2021/22:


  • Fiscal year 2021/22: turnover of 65.70 million euros

  • Fiscal year 2020/21: turnover of 33.78 million euros

  • Fiscal year 2019/20: turnover of 33.90 million euros

  • Fiscal year 2018/19: turnover of 34.10 million euros

Annual result:

  • Fiscal year 2021/22: annual result of 5.80 million euros

  • Fiscal year 2020/21: annual result of 0.82 million euros

  • Fiscal year 2019/20: annual result of -3.12 million euros

  • Fiscal year 2018/19: annual result of 0.83 million euros

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