Borussia Monchengladbach sets new revenue benchmark

Borussia Monchengladbach has reported record revenues of over Eur122 million, as the 1.Bundesliga club recorded profits after tax of Eur15.24 million for the 2012 financial year.

The revenue record comes on the back of a successful season on the pitch for Borussia and smashes the previous mark of Eur72 million set in 2011. The club finished fourth in the 1.Bundesliga last season, ensuring UEFA Champions League qualification, while it also advanced to the semi-finals of the DFB Pokal. Borussia’s coffers were also boosted by the sales of Marco Reus and Dante to Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munchen for reported fees of Eur17 million and Eur4.7 million.

“When we started with Borussia in 1999, revenue amounted to the equivalent of Eur18 million,” said Stephan Schippers, CEO of Borussia Mönchengladbach. Regarding the increase to over Eur120 million, he added: “The sporting success was, and is, the driving force.”

However, while Schippers warned against a repeat of such figures in 2013 he said revenues of around Eur100 million are still to be expected, even without European competition. “We are not dependent on international business,” he added. Borussia are currently seventh in the 1.Bundesliga, five points behind Schalke 04 in the final Champions League qualifying spot.