FC Bayern Munich (FCB) were founded on February 27 in 1900. Since then the club has attracted 291,000 members. Bayern Munich are the soccer club with most members in the world. The club was not among the founding members of the Bundesliga in 1963 but has participated in the top German soccer league continuously since being promoted to it in 1965. FC Bayern have won 29 German championships, 19 German Cups and 8 German Super Cups.
They have won 5 UEFA Champions League titles (3 European Champions Cups). Bayern have won the UEFA Cup, the European Cup Winners Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup and the UEFA Super Cup one time each.
Until the early 70s of the 20th century, Bayern only held position two in Munich trailing their local rival, 1860 Munich, in popularity and success.
Since 2005, Bayern Munich have been playing their matches in the newly-built Allianz Arena in the district Fröttmaning (District 12 Schwabing-Freimann). Bayern Munich are headed by Uli Hoeness, who is president of while chairman of the board is Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. The official name of the football company is FC Bayern München AG. Shareholders are Fußball-Club Bayern München e. V. holding 75,00 % of all outstanding shares and Adidas AG, Allianz SE and Audi AG holding 8,33 % each. The official website (Bayern Munich official website) is www.fcbayern.com.
Bayern Munich are famous across Europe for superior financial management. They showed cash and cash equivalents totaling 220 million Euros as of summer 2018. Statista has estimated the market value of the Bayern team at 867.5 million euros as per July 2018. In November 2010, the market value of the squad was just under 300 million Euros. Bayern München player salaries are usually the highest in the Bundesliga.
|Rank||Player||Salaries per season||Born||Contract until|
|2||James Rodriguez||€13m||12.07.91||2019 (Leihe)|
|Serge Gnabry||noch nicht bekannt||14.07.95||2020|
|Alphonse Davies||noch nicht bekannt||02.11.2000||Vertrag ab 01.01.19|
The club is very secretive about salaries paid. The list provided above is from media research and estimates. More information on Bayern Munich salaries is available at www.vermoegenmagazin.de. Given that the figures are correct the present Bayern players stars have much higher salaries than the former stars.
|Rank||Player||Salary per season||Born||Last season|
|Mark van Bommel||€4.0m||22.04.77||2010/11|
For the Bayern-Haters
The most remarkable seasons in the Bundesliga from Bayern-Hater’s point of view were the seasons 1974/1975, 1977/1978 and 1991/1992 as well as 1976/1977. In these seasons, FC Bayern set the following negative records:
Worst placement in the final table:
The FCB was on place of the Bundesliga table at the end of 1977/1978.
Very few scored goals:
57 goals were scored by FC Bayern in 1974/1975 (34 games) followed by 59 goals in 1991/1992 (38 games).
Most goals against:
FCB conceded 64 goals in 1977/1978.
Worst goal difference:
FCB had a goal difference of -6 in 1974/75 (57:63).
Least points scored:
FCB had 32:36 points (34 games) in 1977/1978, 36:40 points (38 games) in 1991/1992.
In 1977/1978, FCB had 11 victories in 34 games and 13 victories in 38 games in 1991/1992.
FC Bayern lost 15 times in 1991/1992 (38 games) and had 14 defeats in 1974/1975 (34 games).
Worst home record:
This was in 1991/1992, FCB was 14th (out of 20) in the home game table with 21:17 points
Worst away record:
FCB did not win an away game (!) in 1977/1978 and recorded 7:27 points (12th out of 18)
Worst first round and second round:
FCB were 15th in 1977/1978 after the first half of the season with 14:20 points. In the table of the second half of the season of 1991/1992, FCB were 13th with 17:21 points (20 teams), they were 12th in 1976/1977 with 15:19 points (18 teams).
For the FCB Lovers
The most significant success of the club was with manager Jupp Heynckes in 2013. The club won the triple composed of the German national Cup, the German Championship and the UEFA Champions League. Since the 2012/13 season, FCB have won the German championship seven times in a row.
The first international success was winning the European Cup Winners‘ Competition in 1967. The Bavarians beat the Glasgow Rangers 1-0 after extra time. The decisive goal was not scored by Gerd Müller but by „Bulle“ Roth. Ligalive.net shows the game in a 2-minute video here.
One of the club’s worst footballing embarrassments included two defeats in the UEFA Champions League. Bayern lost the final of the Champions League 1998 at the Nou Camp Arena of Barcelona against Manchester United. The loss was a result of failure to save a 1-0 lead in the final minutes of the game over time. Almost as embarrassing was the defeat in the Champions League final in the domestic Allianz Arena in 2012 against Chelsea. The Vice-Tripple in 2012 (Runner up in the Bundesliga, loser in the German Cup and UEFA Champions League finals) and is considered to be a low point in the club history.
A story about the 25 biggest successes and defeats of the club can be found here:
An overview of FC Bayern’s 25 biggest victories can be found here:
„FC Bayern are a crime club.“ That is what some of the Bayern haters use to say. But it is true – albeit in a completely different way. Because FC Bayern is led mainly by a team of convicted staff. An example of active rehabilitation.
FC Bayern Munich is the German record champion. This is a No Brainer. But here come 20 fun facts of a special kind.
Max Gablonsky – That was the name of the first national player to be provided by the Bavarians. That was in 1910.
None without defeat – No team has managed a Bundesliga season without defeat, yet. FC Bayern Munich came close in 86/87 and 12/13 with only one defeat each.
Bottom-team in the Bundesliga – In the 1974/75 season, FCB Bayern ranked last after the first matchday. The team had lost 6:0 at Kickers Offenbach. In addition, there are 2 placings on a (present) relegation 16th position, namely 1966/67 (8th matchday) and 1977/78 (16th matchday).
The most successful own goal scorers – own goals (Bundesliga, DFB Cup and European Cup collectively)
The most successful own goal scorers come from the golden times of FC Bayern in the 70s and 80s of the 20th century.
The wine house of Gisela – on February 27, 1900, a meeting of the football department of the MTV Munich took place in the inn „Bäckerhöfl“ in Munich. During this meeting, there was a heated dispute about the further development of the football department. Shortly before, the general assembly of MTV had rejected the club’s membership in the Association of South German Football Clubs. Shortly after 9 p.m. the club members Ringler, Otto Ludwig Naegele, Zoepffel, Josef Pollack, Fritz Wamsler, Carl Wamsler, Georg Schmid, Paul Francke, Kuno Friederich, Wilhelm Focke, and Franz John left the inn in a rage and consulted each other in the „Wine House at Gisela“ in Schwabing. They founded the F.C. Bayern that same night.
A Berliner as the first „Boss“ – Among the members mentioned on the founding document was the Sculptor Benno Elkan who was unknown at that time. It was chaired by a Berliner named Franz John. John also became the first chairman in the history of the association.
Blue-White as Club Colors – Blue-White was chosen as club colors, the club’s current red color did not appear, at all.
No Bavarians – The founders of the club were not from Munich or Bavaria, mostly but from Berlin, Freiburg, Leipzig, and Bremen.
Details are provided on the age of players, games played, minutes played, goals conceded, games with no goal conceded, SUbstitutions yellow cards, red cards, yellow-red cards.
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