For more than a decade, Borussia Dortmund has been considered one of the biggest football teams in Germany, next to Bayern Munich.
In the last 10 seasons, they have won 2 Bundesliga titles and finished in 2nd place a total of 5 times. The black-and-yellow shirt team is not only a heavyweight opponent of Bayern Munich in the German league but also famous for nurturing the talents of many of the world’s top stars.
Players like Robert Lewandowski, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ilkay Gundogan, and Ousmane Dembele were virtually unknown in the early days of Der BVB. After a period of professional training, rookies have become stars with a certain number of fans before leaving Signal Iduna Park to play for another club. This has helped the German team earn a huge amount of money.
Below are the top 5 most expensive transfers of Dortmund players over the years, and we will also list the total revenue the club has from this business. This list includes young Norwegian striker – Erling Haaland, who has just joined Manchester City in the summer transfer window of 2022 for a fee of about 75 million euros.
|Season||The most expensive deal||Transfer fee||total revenue|
|2018/19||Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang||63.75 million euros||75 million euros|
|2018/19||Christian Pulisic||64 million euros||114.2 million euros|
|2022/23||Erling Haaland||75 million euros||75 million euros|
|2021/22||Jadon Sancho||85 million euros||108.25 million euros|
|2017/18||Ousmane Dembele||140 million euros||275.95 million euros|
Dortmund’s 5 most expensive transfers
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang | 63.75 million Euro | Arsenal | 2018
In 2014, the Gabon male striker officially joined Dortmund. Thanks to his talent and good looks, he has conquered fans, becoming a new idol at Signal Iduna Park. Aubameyang played for the club for four and a half years.
At BVB, Aubameyang won 1 DFB Pokal in the 2016/17 season, and 2 DFB Super Cups in two consecutive years: 2013 and 2014. He played a total of 213 matches and scored 141 goals. In early 2018, the male player was sold to Arsenal club.
2. Christian Pulisic | 64 million euros | Chelsea | 2019
The American player officially debuted for the team in 2016, spent 3 years training and stuck with BVB for 3 seasons. At Dortmund, Pulisic won only 1 title, which was the DFB Pokal in the 2016/17 season. After 3 seasons here, Pulisic scored a total of 19 goals in 127 games.
Soon, his talent quickly attracted the attention of big teams. The big man Chelsea offered to invite players to play for him, Dortmund did not refuse and officially sold the player to earn a large amount of money.
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3. Erling Haaland | 75 million euros | Manchester City | 2022
Joining BVB in January 2020, the Norwegian striker’s form quickly developed dramatically after 2 and a half years of working here. Haaland’s reputation is well known, he has become one of the top strikers in the world.
Not only did he help his club win the DFB Pokal Cup in the 2020/21 season, but he also has an impressive personal record, appearing in only 89 matches but conceding 86 goals, which means that most Like every game he plays, he will score for his team.
Leaving Dortmund, Haaland chose another stop, Man City, to continue developing his professional football career. It is known that Man City is willing to compensate his contract with BVB to own the male striker.
4. Jadon Sancho | 85 million euros | Manchester United | 2021
The Englishman joined Dortmund in 2017, after leaving the Manchester City youth team. During 4 years in Germany, Sancho won 2 titles, which are DFB Pokal 2021/22 and DFB Supercup 2019.
In addition, Sancho also won many individual awards such as DFB Pokal’s “Top Scorer” in the 2020/21 season, the title of “Best Goal of the Month” in the Bundesliga (February 2019), twice in the Bundesliga’s ‘Team of the Year in the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons.
After 137 games, Sancho scored a total of 50 goals. After being contacted by many English clubs, he decided to join Man United and help Dortmund earn 85 million euros in the summer of 2021.
5. Ousmane Dembele | 140 million euros | Barcelona | 2017
Leaving Rennes in 2016 to play for Dortmund, however, the French player only stayed with the German team for exactly one season. In a year here, he scored a total of 10 goals in 50 games, taking home the 2016/17 title.
Lured by Dembele’s high-speed passing ability, Barcelona spent a record amount of money on the player in 2017.
Above are 5 impressive transfer deals of Dortmund from 2017 to the present. Looking through the list of transferable players, you must have seen how well BVB is a place to train players.
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