FC Bayern München

 FC Bayern München is one of the best know football clubs in the world, and with 26 national titles and 17 national cups, the most successful club in Germany.  They play in one of the finest stadiums in the world.

The club was founded in 1900, and although it achieved considerable success at a regional level only won the national championship once, in 1932.

Although not included in the Bundesliga when it was formed in 1963, Bayern were promoted two years later.  This promotion winning team included stars such as Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Müller and Sepp Meier.  The next fourteen years were to be hugely successful for Bayern Munich when under Brank Zebec and Udo Lattek they won the national championships four times, the German Cup four times and the European Cup three times.  In 1969 they were the first German team to achieve the double of winning both league and cup

The 1980’s and 1990’s were, by Bayern’s standards less successful, but from 1998 they achieved glittering success at national and international level and for the last three years the Bayern team have appeared almost unstoppable.

Domestic Honours

German Championship
Winners : 1931–32, 1968–69, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1973–74, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1993–94, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2012–13, 2013–14 , 2014–15
German Cup
Winners : 1956–57, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1968–69, 1970–71, 1981–82, 1983–84, 1985–86, 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2012–13, 2013–14
German Supercup
Winners : 1987, 1990, 2010, 2012
German League Cup
Winners : 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2007

European Honours

UEFA Champions League / European Cup
Winners : 1973–74, 1974–75, 1975–76, 2000–01, 2012–13
UEFA Europa League / UEFA Cup
Winners : 1995–96
UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
Winners r: 1966–67
UEFA Super Cup
Winners : 2013

Famous Ex Players
Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Müller, Uli Hoeneß, Paul Breitner, Sepp Maier, Franz Roth, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Klaus Augenthaler, Lother Matthäus,. Stefan Effenberg, Oliver Kahn, Mehmet Scholl, Giovane Elber

Famous Coaches
Branko Zebec, Udo Lattek, Jupp Heynckes, Franz Becknbauer, Felix Magath, Jürgen Klinsmann, Louis van Gaal, Pep Guardiola

Bayern play their football at the iconic Allianz Arena. This is a brand new stadium which was completed in 2005 and hosted games in the 2006 World Cup.
It cost 340 million euro and with a capacity of 71000 is the third largest stadium in Germany.
It is renowned for its interesting shape and illuminated exterior.

Despite the status of the club and the quality of the football, ticket prices are very reasonable.  The cheapest seats cost 35 euros and standing places cost 15 euros.  The only problem is, they are very hard to come by and games are usually sold out four to five weeks ahead.  Your best best, therefore, is to use an agency (such as Viagogo)

Getting there
From the main station to take the tram to Marienplatz (S19) from there you can catch the underground (U6) to Fröttmaning.  It’s then a short walk to the stadium.

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