Looking back on financial year 2021/2022

Athletic Performance

COVID-19 pandemic

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continued to be felt in the 2021/2022 financial year. Borussia Dortmund could at least welcome back an average of approximately 38,000 spectators to matches at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK over the 2021/2022 season in line with the changing Corona Protection Regulations. On a positive note, the last four Bundesliga home matches could each be played to an almost sell-out crowd – even if the regulatory requirements imposed in response to COVID-19 prevented us from reaching pre-pandemic attendance levels this season.


Borussia Dortmund chalked up 69 points in the 2021/2022 Bundesliga season to finish in second place behind FC Bayern Munich. As runners-up, Borussia Dortmund qualified directly for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League in the 2022/2023 season.

UEFA Champions League/UEFA Europa League

After winning three of six fixtures in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, Borussia Dortmund finished third in group C with the same number of points as second-place Sporting Lisbon. As such, Borussia Dortmund was eliminated from the UEFA Champions League and instead transferred to the UEFA Europa League. In the knockout round play-offs, Borussia Dortmund was unable to clinch victory over subsequent finalists Glasgow Rangers and exited the competition after two matches.


Borussia Dortmund beat SV Wehen Wiesbaden and FC Ingolstadt in the first two rounds of the DFB Cup, before being knocked out by FC St. Pauli in the round of 16.

3rd match day / 27.08.2021

BVB - Hoffenheim 3:2

Sporting Highlights