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FC Bayern Munich
Full name Fußball-Club Bayern München e. V.
Nickname(s) Der FCB (The FCB)
Die Bayern (The Bavarians)
Die Roten (The Reds)
FC Hollywood
Founded 1900
Ground Allianz Arena
Ground Capacity 69,901
Chairman Uli Hoeneß
Manager Carlo Ancelotti
League Bundesliga
2015–16 Bundesliga, 1st
Away colours

FC Bayern Munich, also known as FC Bayern München, 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 triple - an achievement no other German club ever gained before.

Current squad

As of 26 January 2014
No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Manuel Neuer
4 Brazil DF Dante
5 Belgium DF Daniel Van Buyten
6 Spain MF Thiago Alcântara
7 France MF Franck Ribéry
8 Spain MF Javi Martínez
9 Croatia FW Mario Mandžukić
10 Germany MF Arjen Robben
11 Switzerland MF Xherdan Shaqiri
13 Brazil DF Rafinha
14 Peru FW Claudio Pizarro
17 Germany DF Jérôme Boateng
19 Germany MF Mario Götze
20 Germany FW Patrick Weihrauch
No. Position Player
21 Germany DF Philipp Lahm (captain)
22 Germany GK Tom Starke
23 Germany MF Mitchell Weiser
25 Germany FW Thomas Müller
26 Germany DF Diego Contento
27 Austria DF David Alaba

31 Germany MF Bastian Schweinsteiger (vice-captain)
32 Germany GK Lukas Raeder
34 Denmark MF Pierre Højbjerg
36 Austria MF Alessandro Schöpf
37 Germany MF Julian Green
38 Austria DF Ylli Sallahi
39 Germany MF Toni Kroos

Famous players of the club

Bayern vs Sao Paulo at Hong Kong
Bayern Munich (in the red kit) against São Paulo in 2007.
FC Bayern München Fanshop
A Bayern Munich fan shop in Munich, Germany.
  • Roy Makaay
  • Lothar Matthäus
  • Alan McInally
  • Gerd Müller
  • Lukas Podolski
  • Franck Ribéry
  • Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
  • Mehmet Scholl
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
  • Hasan Salihamidzic
  • Luca Toni
  • Arjen Robben
  • Carl Hoppe


Jupp Heynckes 2012 Bayern München
Jupp Heynckes, coach of Bayern Munich from 1987 to 1991 and again from 2011 to mid-2013.
  • Tschik Cajkovski (1965–1968)
  • Branko Zebec (1968–1970)
  • Udo Lattek (1970–1975)
  • Dettmar Cramer (1975–1977)
  • Gyula Lorant (1977–1979)
  • Pal Csernai (1979–1983)
  • Reinhard Saftig (1983)
  • Udo Lattek (1983–1987)
  • Jupp Heynckes (1987–1991)
  • 93–1994)
  • Giovanni Trapattoni (1994–1995)
  • Otto Rehhagel (1995–1996)
  • Franz Beckenbauer (1996)
  • Giovanni Trapattoni (1996–1998)
  • Ottmar Hitzfeld (1998–2004)
  • Felix Magath (2004–2007)
  • Ottmar Hitzfeld (2007–2008)
  • Jürgen Klinsmann (2008–2009)
  • Jupp Heynckes (2009)
  • Louis van Gaal (2009-2011)
  • Jupp Heynckes (2011-2013)
  • Pep Guardiola (2013–)

League position

Season League Position
2007–08 Bundesliga Champions
2008–09 Bundesliga 2nd
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

Former position

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