10 Facts About Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich is one of the most famous and successful German football clubs in the entire world. Bayern has dominated the German Premier League Bundesliga for decades. Despite their dominance, many people are not as familiar with Bayern Munich as they are with other clubs throughout Europe. Here are a few facts that should help you get acquainted with Bayern Munich.
1) Bayern Munich is the most successful team in German soccer history. They have amassed a total of 25 league titles and 15+ cups. They are the only German club to have won all three major titles: European Cup, Winners Cup, and UEFA Cup.
2) There are only seven European teams that have successfully achieved a treble and Bayern Munich is the only German team on the list.
3) Bayern Munich’s home field is Allianz Arena. It has a total capacity of 75,024, however it has room for more seats but has been kept on the lower side as compared to other European arenas for safety reasons.
4) Seven out of the eleven starting players for the German national team that won the 2014 FIFA World Cup were current or former Bayern Munich players.
5) Bayern Munich is valued at $2,347M, bringing a total of $661M in revenue a year.
6) The team colors of Bayern Munich consist of red and white. You will also find the white and blue flag of Bavaria located on the team crest.
7) 1900, eleven players joined to establish Bayern Munich. The leader of the team was Franz John.
8) A Bayern Munich player has been nominated for the prestigious Ballon D’Or a total of 15 times. However, a Bayern player has only taken home the award five times. Franz Beckenbauer and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge each have two awards to their name, along with one award for Gerd Müller.
9) There are four coaches who have coached for both Spain’s FC Barcelona team and Germany’s Bayern Munich team: Jack Domby, Udo Lattek, Louis van Gaal, and Pep Guardiola.
10) Bayern Munich actually has other departments aside from their soccer team. Some of these other departments include bowling, gymnastics, handball, chess, basketball, and table tennis.
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