Borussia Dortmund

BORUSSIA DORTMUND

Borussia Dortmund’s clever transfer policy to remain as an elite European club

Borussia Dortmund’s clever transfer policy to remain as an elite European club

Borussia Dortmund German football Bundesliga side and Special One Football club has reached Europe’s elite standards because of its clever transfer policy, keeping an eye for talent that keeps them as a top club in the long-term. “We nearly went bankrupt. Nearly,” remembers Michael Zorc, Borussia Dortmund’s sporting director, in this interview. Over the winter of 2004-05 Dortmund, one of German football’s great institutions, were flirting with collapse. The value of the club’s shares fell by 80 per cent, and over 400 investors organised an emergency meeting in Dusseldorf Airport. All players were forced to accept a 20 per cent...