FC Bayern Munich

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Coordinates: 48°6′6.64″N 11°34′22.00″E / 48.1018444°N 11.5727778°E / 48.1018444; 11.5727778

Bayern Munich
Full nameFußball-Club Bayern München e. V.
Nickname(s)Der FCB (The FCB)
Die Bayern (The Bavarians)
Stern des Südens (Star of the South)
Die Roten (The Reds)[1]
FC Hollywood[2]
Short nameBayern, FCB
Founded27 February 1900; 121 years ago (1900-02-27)
StadiumAllianz Arena
PresidentHerbert Hainer
CEOOliver Kahn
Head coachJulian Nagelsmann
2020–21Bundesliga, 1st of 18 (champions)
WebsiteClub website
Current season
Active departments of
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FC Bayern Munich, also known as FC Bayern München, (German pronunciation: [ʔɛf tseː ˈbaɪɐn ˈmʏnçn̩]) is a German football club. The club was founded in 1900 and has over 200,000 paying members. It has won the most titles in the Bundesliga and in the German Cup.

The football team is playing in the Allianz Arena. The team also has the most supporters in all of Germany.

Bayern Munich won its first national title in 1932. This was the last season before the Nazi Regime took over the power. Bayern Munich was blamed to be a 'Club of Jews', the president, Kurt Landauer, was forced to flee and several players were punished. After the war ended, erroneously the local rival 1860 München was considered to be better and let into the first German league. But in the first season 1963, Bayern Munich won most of its games, ascended into the first league and still plays there without any descend.

Bayern Munich won the UEFA Champions League in 2001 and in 2013. 2013 also was the year of the victory of the historic treble - an achievement no other German club ever gained before.

Honours[change | change source]

The three consecutive European Cup trophies won by FC Bayern Munich from 1974 to 1976. The one on the far right is the real trophy, given to Bayern permanently. The ones on the left are slightly smaller replicas.

Domestic[change | change source]

German Champions/Bundesliga




European[change | change source]

UEFA Champions League / European Cup

UEFA Europa League / UEFA Cup

UEFA/European Cup Winners' Cup

UEFA/European Super Cup

Worldwide[change | change source]

Intercontinental Cup

FIFA Club World Cup

Trebles[change | change source]

Bayern Munich is the only European team to have completed all available Trebles (continental treble, domestic treble and European treble).[4]

The football competitions, which consist of a single match involving only two teams (for example, the UEFA Super Cup or DFL Supercup) are generally not counted as part of a treble.

Players[change | change source]

Squad[change | change source]

As of 3 August 2021[5]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Germany Germany Manuel Neuer (captain)[6]
2 DF France France Dayot Upamecano
3 DF England England Omar Richards
4 DF Germany Germany Niklas Süle
5 DF France France Benjamin Pavard
6 MF Germany Germany Joshua Kimmich
7 FW Germany Germany Serge Gnabry
8 MF Germany Germany Leon Goretzka
9 FW Poland Poland Robert Lewandowski
10 FW Germany Germany Leroy Sané
11 FW France France Kingsley Coman
13 FW Cameroon Cameroon Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
15 DF United States United States Chris Richards
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF France France Michaël Cuisance
19 DF Canada Canada Alphonso Davies
20 DF France France Bouna Sarr
21 DF France France Lucas Hernandez
22 MF Spain Spain Marc Roca
23 DF France France Tanguy Nianzou
24 MF France France Corentin Tolisso
25 FW Germany Germany Thomas Müller (vice-captain)[6]
26 GK Germany Germany Sven Ulreich
36 GK Germany Germany Christian Früchtl
39 GK Germany Germany Ron-Thorben Hoffmann
42 MF Germany Germany Jamal Musiala

Other players with first-team appearances[change | change source]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
32 MF Germany Germany Christopher Scott
34 FW Germany Germany Oliver Batista Meier
43 DF Germany Germany Bright Arrey-Mbi
No. Pos. Nation Player
44 DF Germany Germany Josip Stanišić
47 FW Germany Germany Armindo Sieb

Out on loan[change | change source]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
14 FW Netherlands Netherlands Joshua Zirkzee (at Anderlecht until 30 June 2022)
15 FW Germany Germany Fiete Arp (at Holstein Kiel until 30 June 2022)
30 MF Germany Germany Adrian Fein (at Greuther Fürth until 30 June 2022)
31 MF New Zealand New Zealand Sarpreet Singh (at Jahn Regensburg until 30 June 2022)
No. Pos. Nation Player
33 DF Germany Germany Lars Lukas Mai (at Werder Bremen until 30 June 2022)
35 GK Germany Germany Alexander Nübel (at Monaco until 30 June 2023)
45 FW Germany Germany Leon Dajaku (at Union Berlin until 30 June 2022)

Retired numbers[change | change source]

Notable past players[change | change source]

The "Greatest Ever" squad chosen by more than 79,901 fans, in 2005. The coach chosen was Ottmar Hitzfeld.[8]

At his farewell game, Oliver Kahn was declared honorary captain of Bayern Munich.[9] The players below are part of the FC Bayern Munich Hall of Fame.[10]







Captains[change | change source]

Years Captain
1965 Germany Adolf Kunstwadl (DF)
1965–1970 Germany Werner Olk (DF)
1970–1977 Germany Franz Beckenbauer (DF)
1977–1979 Germany Sepp Maier (GK)
1979 Germany Gerd Müller (FW)
1979–1980 Germany Georg Schwarzenbeck (DF)
1980–1983 Germany Paul Breitner (MF)
1983–1984 Germany Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (FW)
1984–1991 Germany Klaus Augenthaler (DF)
1991–1994 Germany Raimond Aumann (GK)
1994–1997 Germany Lothar Matthäus (MF/DF)
1997–1999 Germany Thomas Helmer (DF)
1999–2002 Germany Stefan Effenberg (MF)
2002–2008 Germany Oliver Kahn (GK)
2008–2011 Netherlands Mark van Bommel (MF)
2011–2017 Germany Philipp Lahm (DF)
2017– Germany Manuel Neuer (GK)

Famous players of the club[change | change source]

Bayern Munich (in the red kit) against São Paulo in 2007.
A Bayern Munich fan shop in Munich, Germany.

Coaches[change | change source]

Jupp Heynckes, coach of Bayern Munich from 1987 to 1991 and again from 2011 to mid-2013.

League position[change | change source]

Season League Position
2009–10 Bundesliga Champions
2010–11 Bundesliga 3rd
2011–12 Bundesliga 2nd
2012–13 Bundesliga Champions
2013–14 Bundesliga Champions
2014–15 Bundesliga Champions
2015–16 Bundesliga Champions
2016–17 Bundesliga Champions
2017–18 Bundesliga Champions
2018–19 Bundesliga Champions
2019–20 Bundesliga Champions
2020–21 Bundesliga Champions

Former position[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Never-say-die Reds overcome Ingolstadt at the death". FC Bayern Munich. Archived from the original on 12 February 2017. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  2. Whitney, Clark (8 April 2010). "CL Comment: Van Gaal's Bayern Give New Meaning to "FC Hollywood"". Goal.com. Archived from the original on 29 June 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  3. "Ab sofort 75.000 Fans bei Bundesliga-Heimspielen" [As of now 75,000 for Bundesliga home matches]. FC Bayern Munich. 13 January 2015. Archived from the original on 13 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  4. "10 most successful teams of all time in Europe". Sportskeeda. Archived from the original on 8 August 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  5. "First Team". fcbayern.com. FC Bayern München AG. 2021. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Kovac: Neuer bleibt Bayern-Kapitän" [Kovač: Neuer remains Bayern captain]. kicker (in German). 30 July 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  7. The Bundesliga's 12th man: why you hardly ever see Bundesliga players wearing the No.12 shirt on Bundesliga website
  8. "Fans name greatest Reds of all time". The official FC Bayern Munich Website. 1 June 2005. Archived from the original on 7 December 2008. Retrieved 24 November 2007.
  9. "Kahn wird Ehrenspielführer des FCB" (in German). The official FC Bayern Munich Website. 15 August 2008. Archived from the original on 21 December 2008. Retrieved 2 September 2008.
  10. "Hall of Fame". FC Bayern Munich. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  11. "Große Ehre für Schweinsteiger". FC Bayern Munich (in German). 26 August 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2018.

Other websites[change | change source]