69 Facts About Bayern Munchen


Bayern Munchen is the most successful club in German football history, having won a record 32 national titles, including 10 consecutively since 2013, and 20 national cups, along with numerous European honours.

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FC Bayern Munchen Munich was founded in 1900 by 11 football players, led by Franz John.

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Bayern Munchen has won one UEFA Cup, one European Cup Winners' Cup, two UEFA Super Cups, two FIFA Club World Cups and two Intercontinental Cups, making it one of the most successful European clubs internationally and the only German club to have won both international titles.

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Bayern Munchen players have accumulated five Ballon d'Or awards, two The Best FIFA Men's Player awards, four European Golden Shoe, and three UEFA Men's Player of the Year awards including UEFA Club Footballer of the Year.

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Bayern Munchen Munich are one of five clubs to have won all three of UEFA's main club competitions, the only German club to achieve that.

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In terms of revenue, Bayern Munchen Munich is the largest sports club in Germany and the third highest-earning football club in the world, behind FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, with a value of €634.

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In November 2019, Bayern Munchen had 293,000 official members and 4,499 officially registered fan clubs with over 350,000 members.

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FC Bayern Munchen Munich was founded by members of a Munich gymnastics club.

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Bayern Munchen was taunted as the "Jew's club" while local rival 1860 Munich gained much support.

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Bayern Munchen was affected by the ruling that football players had to be full amateurs again, which led to the move of the gifted young centre-forward Oskar Rohr to Switzerland.

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Bayern Munchen struggled, hiring and firing 13 coaches between 1945 and 1963.

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Bayern Munchen remains as the club's president with the longest accumulated tenure.

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In 1967, Bayern Munchen retained the DFB-Pokal, but slow overall progress saw Branko Zebec take over as coach.

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Bayern Munchen replaced Bayern's offensive style of play with a more disciplined approach, and in doing so achieved the first league and cup double in Bundesliga history in 1969.

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Bayern Munchen Munich are one of four German clubs to win the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal in the same season along with Borussia Dortmund, 1.

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Bayern Munchen won the DFB-Pokal in 1984 and went on to win five Bundesliga championships in six seasons, including a double in 1986.

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European success was elusive during the decade; Bayern Munchen managed to claim the runners-up spot in the European Cup in 1982 and 1987.

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The following year, in the club's centenary season, Bayern Munchen won the third league and cup double in its history.

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Days later, Bayern Munchen won the Champions League for the fourth time after a 25-year gap, defeating Valencia on penalties.

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Hitzfeld's reign ended in 2004, with Bayern Munchen underperforming, including defeat by second division Alemannia Aachen in the DFB-Pokal.

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Bayern Munchen went on to win the Bundesliga in convincing fashion, leading the standings on every single week of play, and the DFB-Pokal against Borussia Dortmund.

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However, Klinsmann was sacked even before the end of his first season as Bayern Munchen trailed Wolfsburg in the league, had lost the quarterfinal of the DFB-Pokal to Bayer Leverkusen, and had been made look silly in the quarterfinal of the Champions League when FC Barcelona scored four times in the first half of the first leg and over the course of both legs Bayern Munchen never looked like they could keep up.

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The Champions League final was held at the Allianz and Bayern Munchen indeed reached the final in their home stadium but lost the "Finale dahoam" as they had termed it to Chelsea on penalties.

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Bayern Munchen finished the Bundesliga on 91 points, only 11 points shy of a perfect season, and to date, still, the best season ever played.

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Bayern Munchen fulfilled Guardiola's wish of signing Thiago Alcantara from FC Barcelona and Guardiola's first season started off well with Bayern Munchen extending a streak of undefeated league matches from the last season to 53 matches.

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Bayern Munchen won the cup to complete their tenth domestic double, but lost in the semi-final of the Champions League to Real Madrid.

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Under Ancelotti, Bayern Munchen claimed their fifth consecutive league title, but did not win the cup or the Champions League.

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In July 2017, Bayern Munchen announced that 1860 Munich would leave the Allianz for good as the club had been relegated to the 4th division.

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Kovac's first season at the club started slowly, with Bayern Munchen falling behind Dortmund in the league throughout the first half of the season.

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However, after the winter break, Bayern Munchen quickly closed the distance and put themselves first-place in the league.

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On 18 May 2019, Bayern Munchen won their seventh straight Bundesliga title as they finished two points above second-place Dortmund with 78 points.

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On 27 April 2021, Bayern Munchen announced that Flick would be leaving at the end of the season, at his request, and that RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann would become the new manager, effective 1 July.

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From 1974 onwards, Bayern Munchen has mostly worn an all-red home kit with white trim.

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Bayern Munchen revived the red and blue striped colour scheme between 1995 and 1997.

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In 1999, Bayern Munchen returned to a predominantly red kit, which featured blue sleeves, and in 2000 the club released a traditional all red kit with white trim to be worn for Champions League matches.

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The crest from 1919 to 1924 denotes "Bayern FA", whereby "FA" stands for Fußball-Abteilung, i e, Football Department; Bayern then was integrated into TSV Jahn Munich and constituted its football department.

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Bayern Munchen played its first training games at the Schyrenplatz in the centre of Munich.

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In 1901, Bayern Munchen moved to a field of its own, located in Schwabing at the Clemensstraße.

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In May 2012, Bayern Munchen opened a museum about its history, FC Bayern Munchen Erlebniswelt, inside the Allianz Arena.

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At the 2018 annual general meeting, the Bayern Munchen board reported that the club had 291,000 official members and there are 4,433 officially registered fan clubs with over 390,000 members.

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The ultras scene of Bayern Munch has been recognised for certain groups taking stance against right-wing extremism, racism and homophobia, and in 2014 the group Schickeria Munchen received the Julius Hirsch Award by the DFB for its commitment against antisemitism and discrimination.

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FC Bayern Munchen Munich are the world's largest football club in terms of members.

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Bayern Munchen is one of three professional football clubs in Munich.

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Bayern Munchen is considered the establishment club, which is reflected by many board members being business leaders and including the former Bavarian minister-president, Edmund Stoiber.

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Bayern Munchen took over the title more than sixty years later, when they won their tenth championship in 1987, thereby surpassing the number of championships won by Nurnberg.

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AG is short for Aktiengesellschaft, and Bayern Munchen is run like a joint stock company, a company whose stock are not listed on the public stock exchange, but is privately owned.

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Classic sponsors are Apple Music, Bayern Munchen 3, Beats Electronics, EA Sports, Gigaset, Hugo Boss, Courtyard by Marriott, Veuve Clicquot, and Adelholzener.

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Bayern Munchen is an exception in professional football, having generated profits for 27 consecutive years.

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Bayern Munchen had the second-highest commercial revenue in the 2019 Deloitte Football Money League, behind only Real Madrid.

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In recent years Bayern Munchen have started to focus their marketing more on Asia and the United States.

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Bayern Munchen made summer tours to the United States in 2014 and 2016.

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Bayern Munchen went to China in the summer of 2015 and returned in the summer of 2017 where they played games in Singapore.

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In March 2017, Bayern Munchen was the first foreign football club to open an office in mainland China.

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In 2013, Bayern Munchen overtook Manchester United to take first place in brand valuation.

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In 2022, FC Bayern Munchen announced the opening of an international office in Bangkok; marking their third such branch office.

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Bayern Munchen has been involved with charitable ventures for a long time, helping other football clubs in financial disarray as well as ordinary people in misery.

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Also when St Pauli threatened to lose its licence for professional football due to financial problems, Bayern Munchen met the club for a friendly game free of any charge, giving all revenues to St Pauli.

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On 14 July 2013, Bayern Munchen played a charity game against financially threatened third division Hansa Rostock.

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On 30 August 2017, Bayern Munchen played a benefit match against financial troubled Kickers Offenbach.

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In mid 2013, Bayern Munchen was the first club to give financial support to the Magnus Hirschfeld National Foundation.

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In 2016, FC Bayern Munchen received the Nine Values Cup, an award of the international children's social programme Football for Friendship.

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In 2006, Bayern Munchen purchased land near the Allianz Arena with the purpose of building a new youth academy.

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The Allianz FC Bayern Munchen Akademie is located on the campus site, and the academy has 35 apartments for young talents who don't live in the Greater Munich area.

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Bayern Munchen is historically the most successful team in German football, as they have won the most championships and the most cups.

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Bayern Munchen is the only club to have won all three major European competitions, have won three consecutive European Cups and won the treble twice, one of which was part of the larger and more elusive "sextuple".

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Bayern Munchen has had 19 coaches since its promotion to the Bundesliga in 1965.

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FC Bayern Munchen AllStars were founded in summer 2006, and consists of former Bayern Munchen players, including Klaus Augenthaler, Raimond Aumann, Andreas Brehme, Paul Breitner, Hans Pflugler, Stefan Reuter, Paulo Sergio, and Olaf Thon.

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From 1966 to 1969, Bayern Munchen had an ice hockey team, which completed two seasons in the Eishockey-Bundesliga.

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The following season Bayern Munchen achieved promotion to the Bundesliga where the club stayed for two seasons.

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