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Bayern Munich announce record profit for 2015-16 season

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Bayern post landmark €600m plus turnover.

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From a footballing point of view, the 2015/16 season was very successful for Bayern, with a 26th German championship and a 10-point winning margin in the Bundesliga, a 18th DFB Cup success, and the Bavarians reclaimed the prestigious curtain-raiser trophy they last won back in 2012.

Bayern Munich are enjoying a lot of success out of the pitch, and their financial situation is spectacular and announced a record profit before tax of €53.9 million of which was up from €31.4 million the previous year and a record profit after tax of €33.0 million, up from €23.8 million for the 2015-16 season. The club's record turnover was €626.8million which was €103.1 million more of €523.7 million following the 2014-15 season.

The club’s operating profit rose to €142.5 million (2014/15: €111.3 million), crossing the €100 million mark for the second consecutive year in club history. The Rekordmeister are now in the black for the 24th consecutive year.

"The 2015/16 fiscal year has been fantastic for FC Bayern, in terms of both sports and finances. Our members, staff and friends of the club can be very proud," FC Bayern deputy chairman Jan-Christian Dreesen said.

"FC Bayern München is in outstanding shape, operating at the highest Champions League level in financial terms. "Our FC Bayern is in a superb position. That’s been the case for the last few years, and that's more than ever true for 2016! Our entrepreneurial objective is the maximisation of sporting success alongside financial prudence. Our increasing financial power will be used primarily to make the regular investments required in our first-team squad in order to ensure we remain competitive among the elite teams in Europe," Dreesen continued.

Bayern’s equity capital rose to €424.6 million, up from €411.5 million the previous year. Income from sponsorship and marketing rose from €113.9 million to €169.8 million, €108.2 million from merchandising, transfer surplus of €34.8 million and TV rights marketing brought in €83.4 million.

Dreesen said: I thanked "my colleagues on the board, all our staff, the coaching staff and the team, our partners and everybody who has contributed to these record results" for the outstanding figures last year: "Let's keep it going!"