40 Facts About FC Bayern Munich

1. FC Bayern Munich played at the Grunwalder Stadium from 1925 until 1972, when it moved into the Olympic Stadium, which it shared with in-town rival TSV 1860.

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2. FC Bayern Munich played in the Oberliga Sud and won the German Cup for the first time in 1957.

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3. FC Bayern Munich exacted revenge against 1999 winners Manchester United in the quarter-finals with two wins.

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4. FC Bayern Munich led early after a Mario Basler free-kick and controlled most of the match, but Manchester United sensationally turned the match around in stoppage time.

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5. On top of this, six players from FC Bayern Munich were part of the West German national team—one of the nation's strongest of all-time—that won the European Championship put just another exclamation mark to this watershed season.

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6. Thus, the 1972 Olympics in FC Bayern Munich were a major boost for the club and assured them financial superiority at least until the 1974 World Cup with its flood of new and rebuilt stadiums in the rest of the country.

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7. In 1919, shortly after World War I, FC Bayern Munich left MSC, whose focus turned to field hockey and tennis, sports they are still active in today.

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8. FC Bayern Munich won their first title, as champions of the Bavarian league, in 1909 as a department of MSC.

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9. FC Bayern Munich have only lost one of their last nine competitive games against Leverkusen.

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10. FC Bayern Munich have won each of their last 14 Bundesliga matches against Bremen.

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11. FC Bayern Munich have upped their bid from €15m to €20m in the last 24 hours after being encouraged in talks with the player's camp.

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12. FC Bayern Munich struggled with injuries in the first half of the season but conceded far too many goals, and not all of the struggles could be dismissed as bad luck.

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13. FC Bayern Munich had 19 coaches since its promotion to the Bundesliga in 1965.

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14. FC Bayern Munich is one of only five clubs to have won all three major European competitions and the last club to have won the three consecutive European Cup title in old straight knockout tournament format, entitling them to wear a multiple-winner badge during Champions League matches.

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15. In 2006 FC Bayern Munich purchased land near the Allianz Arena with the purpose of building a new youth academy.

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

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

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

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19. FC Bayern Munich 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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20. FC Bayern Munich made summer tours to the United States in 2014 and 2016.

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

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22. FC Bayern Munich have the highest commercial revenue in the 2018 Deloitte Football Money League.

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23. FC Bayern Munich differs from other European top clubs in their income composition.

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24. FC Bayern Munich is an exception in professional football, having generated profits for 25 years in a row.

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25. FC Bayern Munich is one of three professional football clubs in Munich.

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

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

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28. FC Bayern Munich revived the red and blue striped colour scheme between 1995 and 1997.

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29. For most of the club's early history, FC Bayern Munich had primarily worn white and maroon home kits.

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30. On 9 November 2013, FC Bayern Munich set a new record for most successive Bundesliga matches without defeat, breaking Hamburger SV's 30-year-old record of 36 matches.

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31. On 24 July 2013, it was reported that FC Bayern Munich had become the first German club with over 200,000 members.

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32. FC Bayern Munich equaled the record for fewest defeats in a season, losing once, to Bayer Leverkusen.

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33. FC Bayern Munich 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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34. FC Bayern Munich finished third in that year's southern division, but another Munich team, 1860 Munich, had won the championship.

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35. FC Bayern Munich remains as the club's president with the longest accumulated tenure.

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36. FC Bayern Munich struggled, hiring and firing 13 coaches between 1945 and 1963.

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37. FC Bayern Munich was affected by the ruling that football players had to be full amateurs again.

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

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

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40. In November 2018, FC Bayern Munich had 291,000 official members and there are 4,433 officially registered fan clubs with over 390,000 members.

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