Jan-Christian Dreesen: Strong result in a difficult climate
FC Bayern München was once again able to report a profit in the 2021/22 financial year - and the third season in a row to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic - despite the fact that the German record champions had to play the majority of their home matches at the Allianz Arena with a restricted number of spectators. Once the restrictions were completely lifted at the end of the season, there was a significant positive effect on the business figures, so that both turnover and profit were substantially increased compared to the previous year. The total turnover of the group amounts to €665.7 million in the 2021/22 fiscal year. Earnings before taxes (EBT) more than tripled - from €5.0 million to €17.1 million - and the group's net profit increased to €12.7 million.
Jan-Christian Dreesen, vice-chairman of the FC Bayern München AG board: "This is a strong result. Hardly any other top European club has been able to consistently report profits like FC Bayern despite the pandemic over the past three years. This is anything but a matter of course and has primarily to do with the DNA of FC Bayern, whereby we never spend more than we earn. Thanks to the return of our fans to our Allianz Arena for home games and the support of our partners, the previous year's result and our forecast for this financial year were clearly exceeded. It was an exceptionally good financial year for FC Bayern under difficult conditions.
The effects of the pandemic, the consequences of the war in Ukraine, the energy crisis, as well as the inflation resulting from all this, will also have a significant impact on the current 2022/23 financial year. Despite these negative burdens, FC Bayern expects a further, significant increase in sales as well as a positive operating result.
All our employees have contributed to the successful conclusion of the past business year with great dedication. I would also like to thank my colleagues on the Executive Board and the entire Supervisory Board for their collegial and trusting cooperation.”