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536 million euro: BVB achieves new sales record

Football Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund established a sales record last year and significantly exceeded its previous best mark from the previous year.

As the eight-time German champion announced on Friday at the balance sheet press conference of the GmbH & Co. KGaA, turnover increased during the period between the first. July 2017 and 30th. In June 2018, at 130,3 to 536 million euro.

222 million euros were transferred The sales of Ousmane Demele (for 105 million euros plus optional additional payments to FC Barcelona) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (for 64 million euros to FC Arsenal) contributed to this. at the balance sheet press conference: Borussia Dortmund has in the previous financial year (1. July 2017 to 30. June 2018) a record turnover of EUR 536 million. reached.

— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) 24. August 2018

The operating profit of the BVB was in the previous financial year at 28,5 million euro (previous year: 8,2). As in the previous year, the shareholders of the only listed German football club receive a dividend of six cents per share certificate. Rumors of a departure of the SDAX GmbH & Co. KGaA strongly contradicted the BVB leaders on Friday.

“The second lighthouse of German football”

For all economic records, Dortmund’s Managing Director Hans-Joachim Watzke drew an overall mature conclusion of the season 2017/18: “The last lighthouse of German football”

We don’t have to talk nice next year. It wasn’t a very good season. The fourth place went relatively well. But it is not Borussia Dortmund’s claim to slide with 55 points just like that into the Champions League.”

The BVB is still”the second lighthouse of German football”behind the record master Bavaria Munich. Coach Lucien Favre and the team will now be given the club leadership “as much time as possible”: “We have invested nearly 100 million euros in new entrances since January.”

Furthermore, Watzke outlines a growth strategy up to the 2025-year period. This also includes internationalisation and digitisation.” In seven years’time, we want to achieve 500 million euros in turnover, without transfers. This is an ambitious goal.”