When it comes to finances and soccer, most only think about a given club’s ability to spend on players in the transfer market. Believe it or not, it is quite possible to own shares in Manchester United, Juventus and of course, Borussia Dortmund. Here is a look at how that stock performed over the course of the season.
*Disclaimer: this is purely a view by the numbers of the stock of Borussia Dortmund. In no way, shape, or form, this information is not to be used to make financial decisions.
*BVB is traded on the Xetra exchange (XE) this stock is more accessible to those in Germany. While it is possible to own shares if you don’t live in Germany, it is important to note that all the figures discussed will be in the Euro (EUR)
When looking at a club that one loves and follows, it is easy to forget these clubs are also a business. Turning back the tables on time, it is amazing how the stock of the team has fluctuated over the season.
The end of the 2017/2018 season
Two seasons ago, Peter Bosz and Peter Stoger’s time at Borussia Dortmund had come to an end. Der BVB finished in fourth place and the club set out on its North American tour. The stock fell to a low 5.36 EUR per share. During this time, there was a lot of uncertainty in the direction the club was headed. Lucien Favre had just started as head coach following a near disastrous campaign.