MUNICH: Uli Hoeness broke down in tears at an annual meeting at which Champions League champions Bayern Munich announced record figures for 2012-13.
Having won the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal on top of the Champions League, Munich announced at their annual general meeting that turnover increased to €432.8m from €373.4m in 2011-12.
The figures are produced from the accounts of FC Bayern Munchen AG and the Allianz Arena Munchen Stadion operation, with the former making up €393.9m of the total.
Hoeness, who faces trial for tax evasion in the spring, welcomed the results then said: “I hope this story has a good ending in March. If I am then still allowed to be here then I promise you I will serve this club until the day I stop breathing.”
Merchandise for the treble winners increased to €82.8m from €57.4m and profit after tax increased by 30%, up to €14m.
The club also saw an increase in sponsorship and marketing revenues, which rose from €82m to €102m.
Bayern finance director Jan-Christian Dreesen said: “We have solid financial foundations. Revenues from footballing operations, our sponsorship and merchandising divisions make an important and not inconsiderable contribution to our great commercial success.
“Thanks to the operating principles sustained over the course of decades, FC Bayern has established an outstanding financial base, allowing us to look to the future with confidence.”