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FC Bayern Munich
|FC Bayern München logo (2017).svg|
|Full name||Fußball-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)
|Short name||Bayern, FCB|
|Founded||27 February 1900|
|2019–20||Bundesliga, 1st of 18 (champions)|
|Website||Club home page|
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.
Current squad as of February 1, 2021
Players on loan
- As of 1 February 2021
Famous players of the club
- "Never-say-die Reds overcome Ingolstadt at the death". FC Bayern Munich. https://fcbayern.com/en/news/matchreports/2017/02/match-report-bundesliga-fc-ingolstadt---fc-bayern-11.02.2017.
- Whitney, Clark (8 April 2010). "CL Comment: Van Gaal's Bayern Give New Meaning to "FC Hollywood"". http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/174/uefa-champions-league/2010/04/08/1869197/cl-comment-van-gaals-bayern-give-new-meaning-to-fc-hollywood.
- "Ab sofort 75.000 Fans bei Bundesliga-Heimspielen". FC Bayern Munich. 13 January 2015. http://www.fcbayern.de/de/news/news/2015/ab-sofort-75-000-fans-bei-bundesliga-heimspielen-genehmigung-130115.php.
- "Kovac: Neuer bleibt Bayern-Kapitän" (in de). kicker. 30 July 2018. https://www.kicker.de/728498/artikel. Retrieved 23 February 2020.