Bayern Munich Remains Profitable Through Pandemic

  • Bayern Munich reported pre-tax profit of $16.8 million.
  • The club will "very likely" post a record turnover in 2022-23.
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Bayern Munich remains the only Bundesliga team to make a profit in all three pandemic-affected seasons.

Germany’s biggest club reported pre-tax profit of $16.8 million — up from $4.91 million last year — and revenue of $654.1 million for the 2021-22 year. Net profit increased to $12.5 million.

Bayern and La Liga’s Real Madrid were reportedly Europe’s only top clubs to make a profit throughout the pandemic.

“It’s amazing that despite the competitive disadvantage in terms of TV money, we put a powerful team on the pitch every year that the whole of Europe respects,” CFO Jean-Christian Dreesen said at the annual general meeting. “We have set new records in each of the past three years.”

  • In 2020, the German Football League signed a four-year, $4.95 billion domestic media rights deal.
  • In comparison, the Premier League’s domestic deals from 2022-25 reportedly bring in around $6.9 billion.

Dreesen noted that the club would likely achieve a record turnover of at least $755.8 million in 2022-23.

Bayern Munich’s membership club now has 295,000 fans — reportedly the biggest in the world.

Bayern Breakdown

The club reported $156.9 million in matchday income, $220.6 million in sponsorship and marketing income, and $98.3 million in media marketing income. Income from transfers reached $11.9 million, merchandise brought in $92.2 million, and the club posted $49.3 million in miscellaneous income.

Forbes last valued the club at $4.275 billion.

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