Player sales the main cause of "encouraging" Bristol City profit

30 October 2019

Joe Bryan
Photo: Getty Images 26-year-old Joe Bryan is one of the players Bristol City sold in the summer of 2018. The left-back was sold to Fulham for a reported transfer fee of around £6 million.

Bristol City have announced a financial profit for the first time in many years.

With the departure of four players, player sales were a key factor for the club, who otherwise would have faced another loss on their books.

Jesper Elkjær Jensen jej@offthepitch.com

At a glance, the past financial year has been great for Bristol City.

For the year ending 31st May, the club made a profit after tax of £9.8 million. An astounding improvement on last year's loss of £25.16 million.

The driving force behind the financial headway is Bristol City's player sales. In the summer of 2018, the club sold four players and, with payments still coming in from the sale of Jonathan Kodija, who signed with Aston Villa in 2016, Bristol City managed a profit on player trading of £30.41 million this year.

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