The ability of sport to attract multi-million-dollar investments from sponsor brands continues apace. GlobalData’s The Business of the Bundesliga 2022/23 includes an in-depth view and detailed evaluation of Schalke 04’s sponsor partners. Buy the report here.

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Schalke 04’s total sponsorship revenue for the 2022/23 season is over $44.3m, with the biggest single investment coming from, which is an agreement valued at $7.02m per year. However, sponsorship values vary greatly across the different levels of partnership opportunities offered by a rights-holder, all of which are detailed in the report, in addition to the revenues of the participating teams.

In total, Schalke 04 have sponsorship agreements with 35 brands in the 2022/23 season, with their top five partners accounting for 63% of the club’s total income from sponsorship.

According to GlobalData’s report, the highest-spending sponsor brands include, Veltins, Stolting Service Group, Harfid and R + V Versicherung, among others. The table below shows the top ten sponsors of Schalke 04 in the 2022/23 season.

Business & consumer services & construction & real estate industries have struck the most deals

The business & consumer services industry is the most heavily represented, totaling four agreements with Schalke 04 in 2022/23. This is followed by construction & real estate, food, retail and financial services.

For a brand, understanding which competitors and other sectors are partnering with which sports teams, and identifying future opportunities, and crucially, at what cost, is key information for commercial strategy planning. Meanwhile, for a rights-holding team, knowing what sponsorship revenues competitor teams and competitor sports are generating from each brand / sector is critical for increasing and maximizing commercial revenues, including identifying portfolio gaps and opportunities.

For more detailed analysis of all sponsor partners of Schalke 04, as well as those of all other Bundesliga clubs, buy the report here.

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GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying data, research, and analysis used to produce this article. For more information about GlobalData’s Sport Intelligence Center please click here. 

The ‘Business of…’ series of reports from GlobalData’s Sport Intelligence Center provide an in-depth view on the commercial strategy of a particular sporting league or event. By providing a detailed evaluation of all aspects of the property’s commercial strategy, we can guide investor decisions and sponsorship/media strategies for any organization looking to understand, imitate or partner with sporting properties.