At FC Bayern’s annual general meeting, CEO Oliver Kahn once again found clear words on the subject of the Super League. In his opinion, there was no alternative to the failure of the project.
Along with topics such as Qatar sponsorship and the financial situation of the record champions, the Super League was also part of the discussion. At the AGM, Kahn reaffirmed FC Bayern’s position on the creation of an alternative league to the Champions League.
“The European Super League rightly collapsed in 48 hours as that would have been the end of football as we know it. This is one of the reasons we have developed a clear strategy to stay alone in No matter where FC Bayern is, there is a future – and this is how it should remain, “Kahn said.
Kahn’s predecessor Karl-Heinz Rummenigge also confirmed the rejection of the Super League by the German record champions in the past. “We are happy to play in the Champions League and do not forget the responsibility we have to our fans, who are fundamentally against such a reform. And we feel the responsibility towards football as a whole,” Rummenigge said of the newspaper. Italian Corriere della Serra. .
Bavarian Annual Accounts 2020/21: Corona has left its mark
Just in time for the AGM, FC Bayern presented the 20/21 annual accounts. SPOX shows, among other things, how much FCB won last season and how much money was spent on salaries and transfers.
Revenue for fiscal year 2020/2021: 643.9 million euros (698.0 million euros the previous year, -8%)
Consolidated profit for fiscal year 2020/2021 (before tax): 5.0 million euros (17.0 million the previous year, -71%)
Consolidated profit for fiscal year 2020/2021 (after tax): 1.9 million euros (9.8 million euros the previous year, -81%)
Total tax revenue: € 219.4 million (€ 185.8 million the previous year, + 18%)
Match operating income (BL home matches, friendlies, DFB Cup, DFL Supercup, Champions League, UEFA Supercup and Club World Cup): 147.9 million euros (152.5 million euros the previous year, -3%)
Sponsorship and marketing revenues: 206.7 million euros (196.5 million euros the previous year, + 5%)
Media marketing revenue: 114.4 million euros (121.2 million euros the previous year, -6%)
Transfer income: 32.5 million euros (63.9 million euros the previous year, -49%)
Merchandising revenues: 100.3 million euros (91.8 million euros the previous year, + 9%)
Other income (including rents and leases, new media, world of adventure, DFB release national players, FC Bayern II income, junior and women’s football): 28.2 million euros (45.2 million euros per previous year, -38%)
Staff salary expenses (all employees / employees of FC Bayern München AG): 348.9 million euros (314.8 million euros in the previous year, + 11%)
Operating expenses: 159.3 million euros (242.0 million euros the previous year, -34%)
Costs of materials and use: 38.3 million euros (33.9 million euros the previous year, + 13%)
Transfer expenditure: € 69.4 million (€ 62.6 million the previous year, + 11%)
Depreciation of assets: 6.4 million euros (6.6 million euros the previous year, -3%)
FC Bayern: Kahn condemns the development of football vis-à-vis investors
“We are currently experiencing the most fundamental change football has ever seen. That is why we are fighting on the front lines to ensure that investors cannot pump unlimited money into clubs,” Kahn warned, adding: “Definitely with us, no group of investors or a multimillionaire. We will continue to follow our own path to Bavaria.”
At the start of the meeting, FCB President Herbert Hainer had already clarified that “football seems to be a game without borders”, but: “We do not play the game. We play by our own rules and we do it. very well. I like FC Bayern as it is. This is one of the reasons why the people of Munich “have gone through this pandemic well in terms of sport, economy and society”.
Hainer added: “We don’t owe a dime. We are not controlled by others, we are independent, we go our own way, with expertise and creativity. We certainly don’t get carried away by this madness out there. ” Many big clubs have “massive debts. FC Barcelona owe € 1.3 billion. Juventus Turin have also recently had to publish horror reports. We are far, very far from that.”