Dortmund (dpa) - Three days before the start of the new season Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund (12.00 clock) presents the preliminary figures for the 2018/2019 financial year.

The listed football club had driven in the previous year by the record transfers of Ousmane Dembélé and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Spain and England with 536 million euros still reported a record turnover. However, after adjusting for these transfer receipts, revenue decreased slightly by 4.6%. BVB was eliminated early in the Champions League. In the Bundesliga, the team had landed under the former coach Peter Stoeger in fourth place.

Merchandising sales alone - the sale of fan merchandise - fell by almost 10 million euros year-on-year to 29.4 million euros. That was a slump of more than 25 percent. The profit of Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co KGaA in the previous year after a plus of 8.2 yet amounted to 28.4 million euros.

Sporty it ran in the past season 2018/2019 with the runner-up title in the Bundesliga much better. Hans-Joachim Watzke, Chairman of the Management Board and Managing Director Thomas Treß present the figures in the Signal Iduna Park. In the long term, Watzke has set a sales target of more than 500 million euros until 2025 - without transfer proceeds.

In the now completed balance sheet period with the deadline of June 30, the transfers of US international Christian Pulisic (for 64 million euros to Chelsea), Axel Witsel (Belgian international, came from China) and the Spanish international Francisco "Paco" Alcácer from FC Barcelona and Nuri Sahin to SV Werder Bremen.

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