On Thursday, Bavarian customs authorities ruled that Bayern Munich must pay 200,000 euros ($216,560) for failing to satisfy minimum wage standards over five years.
Unpaid social security contributions of 45,000 euros ($48,700) for the club.
Bayern underpaid employees 2016–2021.
On Thursday, the Munich customs office said Bayern had hired people, primarily in the youth training center, on limited-hours contracts, but “the actual level of employment was far higher.”
“The club did not pay the minimum wage at its youth training centre,” the office said.
Bayern apologized Thursday, stating “it was never FC Bayern Munich’s intention to withhold employees from their legitimate wages.”
Bayern said it cooperated with the inquiry and took efforts to prevent such instances.
Munich customs spokesperson Thomas Meister told SID, an AFP affiliate, that the club cooperated with the process.
Bayern is Germany’s biggest sports club and the world’s third-highest-earning football club behind Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Bayern Munich’s men’s and women’s teams won their 11th consecutive Bundesliga titles in 2022-23.