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SBD Global/January 24, 2013/Finance

Bundesliga Breaks €2B Revenue Mark, Fourteen Of Eighteen Teams Generate Profits

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For the first time, the Bundesliga has broken the €2B ($2.7B) revenue mark during the '11-12 season. In comparison to the previous season, the league was able to increase its revenue by 7.2% or around €140M ($186.7M) to €2.08B ($2.77B). The Bundesliga generated a profit after taxes of €55M ($73.3M). Fourteen of the 18 Bundesliga teams generated a profit in '11-12. German Football League (DFL) CEO Christian Seifert said, "The Bundesliga confirmed its sustainable growth and healthy development. The league is well equipped for the coming challenges. The League Association, the DFL and the clubs will work intensively on continuing their successful way. The foundations for that are economic rationality as well as aimed investments in athletic performance and infrastructure." In addition, the 2nd Bundesliga also generated a record revenue of €384.5M ($512.7M) in '11-12. In comparison to the '10-11 season, the 2nd Bundesliga increased its revenue by 7.4%, however, the league posted an overall loss of  €18.8M ($25.1M). Ten of the 18 2nd Bundesliga clubs generated a profit (Bundesliga).

Bundesliga Revenue Stream
Source
Amount % Of Total Income
Advertising
€553.2M
 26.58%
Media €546.2M

 26.24%
Matchday Earnings
€440.8M
 21.18%
Other Income
€237.7M
 11.42%
Transfers
€209.8M
 11.42%
Merchandising
€93.8M
 4.51%

Revenue Of The Top Five Int'l Football Leagues (Without Transfers)
League
'10-11 Revenue '11-12 Revenue
Premier League
€2.500B  N/A
Bundesliga €1.746B
 €1.871B
La Liga
€1.718B  N/A
Serie A
€1.553B  N/A
Ligue 1
€1.040B  N/A

Bundesliga Report 2013, in German and English.
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