Dortmund to Receive USD5.5m Bonus on Bundesliga Title

March 9, 2011

Evonik Industries, major sponsors of German Bundesliga soccer side Borussia Dortmund, remain unperturbed at the prospect of having agreed to pay a bonus of around US$5.5m to the club if they win the league title.

Dortmund have surpassed expectations in Germany’s elite league this year with a young and exciting squad having drove in to first position, a position they have held for much of the season. Having extablished a 12 point lead at the top of the table, and a full 19 point lead over German soccer giant Bayern Munich, the side look all but certain to claim the title, and a $5.5m bonus from the shirt sponsor in return.

While it is already paying $10.4m a year to appear on the shirts of the clubthe group, specializing in chemistry and energy, will provide the bonus for the Bundesliga title at the end of the season.