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finances, revenues, transfers and salaries VfL Wolfsburg

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Here you will find extensive information on finances, transfers and player salaries from VfL Wolfsburg. 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 football company VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH was created in 2001 by spinning off the licensed player department of the association for physical exercise in Wolfsburg e. V. Volkswagen AG, which had sponsored the association for more than 20 years, applied for an exemption against the 50+1 rule and initially took over 90 percent of the shares. At the end of 2007, Volkswagen finally became the sole shareholder of the association. The first men's team has been playing in the Bundesliga since 1997 and became German champions in 2009. She also won the DFB Cup and the DFL Supercup in 2015.

  • Name: VfL Wolfsburg-Football GmbH

  • Headquarters: Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony

  • Foundation: September 12, 1945 (VfL Wolfsburg e. V.), January 2001 (VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH)

  • Colours: green and white

  • Shareholder: Volkswagen Group Services GmbH

  • Shareholder interest: 100% Volkswagen AG

  • Website: vfl-wolfsburg.de

  • Venue: Volkswagen Arena

  • Seats: 30,000

  • League: Bundesliga

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

In 2001, Volkswagen AG successfully applied for an exemption from the 50+1 rule, thereby gaining the opportunity to own more than 50% + one voting share of VfL Wolfsburg e. V. to take over. First, the group acquired 90% of the shares and finally became the sole shareholder of the association in 2007. Volkswagen Group Services GmbH now holds the shares and refrains from publishing the annual financial statements of VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH in accordance with Section 264 HGB. It therefore remains unclear how much money Volkswagen AG is actually investing in the association.

 

However, it is rumored that the second largest car manufacturer in the world pays around 95 million euros to VfL Wolfsburg per season. For the negotiations on financial fair play with UEFA, the group had a sponsorship consultancy certify an advertising value of this amount. If you participate in the Champions League, the amount should increase to 150 million euros.

Revenues and annual results of VfL Wolfsburg in the financial years 2018/19 to 2020/21 in million euros:

Revenues:

  • 2020/21: 198,605

  • 2019/20: 210,923

  • 2018/19: 193,619

Annual results:

  • 2020/21 -17.82

  • 2019/20 -21.02

  • 2018/19 -44.80

The consolidated net income for each of the financial years mentioned is 0, as Volkswagen AG offset the losses.

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