Berlin (dpa) – The corona pandemic has also left a significant mark on FC Bayern.

“In the 2018/2019 season, we had a turnover in the group of 750.4 million euros. In the past 2019/2020 season, this decreased to an annual turnover of 698 million euros,” said Deputy Chairman of the Board Jan-Christian Dreesen in an interview with “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”.

Profit before tax, interest and depreciation fell from 146.1 million euros to 104.5 million euros. “The annual surplus, where we achieved a record profit of 52.5 million euros in the 2018/2019 season, fell to 9.8 million after tax,” added the CFO, looking back to the triple-Record championship season.

In the 2019/2020 season, FC Bayern lost about 55 million of the planned turnover, while the profit was about 40 million euros less, because they had to play in front of empty stands since March 8. “The current financial year will be much more affected. If we now have to play without spectators throughout the season, we are talking about a turnover in the group of more than 150 million than 100 million euros, which is 20 percent of the turnover,” said Dreesen.

“Over the past two years, we have made transfers that were disproportionately high for our standards. This, coupled with a significant drop in sales, means inevitably our fortunately available liquidity declines significantly,” said Dreesen.

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