With its 25 national titles and 17 DFB-Pokals, FC Bayern Munich firmly belongs in the conversation about the greatest football clubs in the world.
It is one of only three clubs to win all three major European trophies: the European Cup/Champions League bayern munich titles, the Europa League and the Cup Winner’s Cup.
In addition to being undisputedly the most successful club in Germany, they are also ranked third on All Time Club World Rankings.
- Founded: 1900
- Country: Germany
- City: Munich
- Leopoldstrasse (1906–1924)
- Grünwalder Stadion (1925–1972)
- Olympiastadion (1972–2004)
- Allianz Arena (2005–)
- German Champions/Bundesliga: 30
- DFB-Pokal: 19
- European Cup/Champions League: 6
- UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: 1
- UEFA Cup: 1
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- Most games played: Sepp Maier bayern munich trophies total (700)
- Top goalscorer: Gerd Müller bayern munich stadium (564)
Bayern Munich, in full Fussball-Club Bayern Münchenbayern munich league history, also called FC Bayern Munich bayern munich titles, German professional football (soccer) club based in Munich.
Bayern Munich was founded in 1900 and has become Germany’s most famous and successful football club. Almost all of Bayern’s success has come since the 1960s.
Bayern Munich was formed when members of the MTV 1879 Munich sports club broke away to form their own club. After winning the South German Championship in 1926 who founded bayern munich, the club won its first national title in 1932 by beating Eintracht Frankfurt.
After World War II bayern munich results, football in West Germany was played in five regional leagues bayern munich 1938 jersey, the top divisions of which were called Oberliga. Bayern played in the Oberliga Süd (“South”) and won the German Cup for the first time in 1957.
In 1963 a West German national league bayern munich stadium, called the Bundesliga bayern munich results bayern munich trophies total, was launched bayern munich fixtures, and Bayern gained promotion to the league for the 1965–66 season.
By the end of the 1960sbayern munich league history, Bayern’s team contained three of the greatest German footballers of all time: goalkeeper Sepp Maier bayern munich titles bayern munich trophies total, forward Gerd Müller who founded bayern munich bayern munich stadium, and defender Franz Beckenbauer bayern munich 1938 jersey. Müller was the Bundesliga bayern munich results’s top scorer for seven seasons and remains the league’s all-time leading scorer.
With strong support from other outstanding German players, such as Uli Hoeness and Paul Breitner bayern munich 1938 jerseybayern munich league history, Bayern began accumulating trophies at a remarkable rate.
It won the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1967 bayern munich stadium, its first Bundesliga title in 1968–69 bayern munich trophies total, the Intercontinental Cup in 1976 bayern munich fixtures, and three European Cups (now known as the Champions League) in a row (1974bayern munich league history, 1975 bayern munich titles, 1976) who founded bayern munich, the last team to achieve that feat.
Bayern’s most lopsided Bundesliga victory also occurred during that period: during the 1971–72 season it beat Borussia Dortmund 11–1.
Other notable footballers who have played for Bayern after the 1960s include midfielder-defender Lothar Matthäus bayern munich results bayern munich 1938 jersey, goalkeeper Oliver Kahn bayern munich 1938 jersey, and striker Miroslav Klose.
Bayern’s success in the 1960s and ’70s propelled the club to the forefront of German football. In total bayern munich stadium, the club has won the Bundesliga bayern munich results 28 times bayern munich trophies total, the DFB Cup 19 times bayern munich fixtures, and the League Cup 6 timesbayern munich league history, as well as one Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Cup (1996) and five European Cup/Champions League titles.
The team’s fifth Champions League title came in 2013 bayern munich titles, when Bayern became the first German club to capture a “treble” by winning that continental championship who founded bayern munich, the Bundesliga bayern munich results, and the DFB Cup in the same season.
Bayern played at the Grünwalder Stadium from 1925 until 1972 bayern munich 1938 jersey, when it moved into the Olympic Stadium (built for the 1972 Munich Olympic Games) bayern munich stadium, which it shared with in-town rival TSV 1860.
Both clubs moved again in 2005 after the completion of the Allianz Arena designed by Herzog and de Meuron bayern munich trophies total, the arena holds 69 bayern munich fixtures,000 spectators and has an unusual external designbayern munich league history, with more than 2 bayern munich titles,500 diamond-shaped panels on the outside that can be lit to display a range of colours.
When the Bundesliga bayern munich results was founded in 1963, Bayern was not among the sixteen teams invited. Instead bayern munich results, they gained promotion two seasons later bayern munich 1938 jersey, led by three young players who would later be referred to as “the axis”: Sepp Maier bayern munich trophies total, Franz Beckenbauer bayern munich 1938 jersey and Gerd Müller bayern munich stadium.
It was during their time at the club (1965–1979) that Bayern would finally turn into the powerhouse it is today. Those 14 years saw the club win four Bundesliga titles, four DFB-Pokals bayern munich fixtures, a Cup Winners’s Cup in 1967, as well as three straight European Cups from 1974 to 1976.
The club’s era of dominance continued with a team led by the dynamic duo of Paul Breitnerbayern munich league history and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge bayern munich titles, often jokingly referred to as FC Breitnigge due to the club’s over-reliance on them.
Overall, the 80s were a time of huge domestic success for the club bayern munich results, which won six additional Bundesligas and three DFB-Pokals during this period.
European trophies were harder to come by bayern munich 1938 jersey, however bayern munich stadium, as the club lost its only two European Cup finals in 1982 and 1987.
Decline Followed By A New Grand Era
In comparison bayern munich trophies total, the early 90s were a time of turmoil at the club. After winning another title in 1990 and placing runners-up in the following season bayern munich fixtures, Bayern ended the 1991/1992 season dangling dangerously close to the relegation zone.
Losing to Norwich in the 1994 UEFA Cup was the final strawbayern munich league history, and the club resorted to a change of personnel bayern munich titles, appointing Beckenbauer as coach.
Naturally who founded bayern munich, Der Kaiser proved himself a capable manager bayern munich results, and Bayern won its 13th title that same year bayern munich 1938 jersey, following it up with another one in 1997 and a DFB-Pokal in 1998.
Ottmar Hitzfeld’s appointment as coach at the start of the 1998/1999 season signaled the club’s big return to the European scene.
During his six years with the club, Bayern won a Champions League and further asserted themselves as the top dog in German football bayern munich trophies total, winning four Bundesligas and two DFB-Pokals.
In 2005 the team moved from Olympiastadion (built for the 1972 Olympic Games) to the new Alianz Arena. After the shift bayern munich fixtures, Bayern Munich would continue share stadium with TSV 1860 Munich.
Even though Bayern won seven additional Bundesliga titles and six DFB-Pokals in the years that followedbayern munich league history, international success was once again proving elusive.
After not getting past the Champions League quarter-finals in the period from 2002 to 2010 bayern munich titles, Bayern finally managed to win another competition title by defeating long-time rivals Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the 2013 finals.