Munich (dpa) – As expected, FC Bayern Munich made significantly less in the excellent triple season due to the Corona crisis, but still made a profit.

In difficult economic times for the Bundesliga, revenues fell to 698 million euros in fiscal 2019/20 after the record result a year earlier, while the bottom line was a profit of 9.8 million euros. A year earlier, turnover was 750.4 million euros, the annual surplus 52.5 million euros.

The financially strongest Bundesliga club judged the annual result “even positive” given the losses caused by the corona pandemic. Figures are likely to deteriorate in the current fiscal year. This will be “significantly more affected. Because if we now have to play without spectators all season, we are talking about sales in the group of more than 150 million than 100 million euros, which is 20 percent of the turnover”, says CFO Jan -Christian Dreesen. previously in an interview with the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”.

In the 2019/2020 season, FC Bayern lost about 55 million of its planned sales, while profit was about 40 million euros less, as Dreesen said they have been playing for empty rows since March 8. Part of the income arrears could be compensated by temporarily relinquishing the wages of both players and members of the management and supervisory boards for an amount of 20 percent.

According to CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the fact that FC Bayern was able to make a profit despite the difficult preconditions was “not the least” due to the sporting successes. For the second time after 2013, the team of coach Hansi Flick won the triple of the Champions League, the German championship and the DFB Cup.

“The corona pandemic was a major burden for the whole of football in the 2019/20 season. This of course also had consequences for FC Bayern,” Rummenigge said in the message.

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