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Club Profile

Bayern Munich

Known as FC Bayern München around the world, most English-speakers know Die Bayern (The Bavarians), as Bayern Munich. They are the most successful club in German football history, having won a record 32 league titles, including the past 10 Bundesliga titles dating back to 2013.

The largest club in Germany, and the fourth highest-earning football club in the world (behind Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United), Bayern Munich is valued at over $3 billion with an annual revenue of almost $700 million. There are more than 4,400 officially registered fan clubs for Bayern Munich around the world.

The club crest might be one of the most recognized in the world, as it has the team colors of red and white surrounding the white and blue flag of Bavaria.

LOCATION: Munich, Bavaria, Germany

WEBSITE: FC Bayern

NICKNAMES: Der FCB (The FCB), Die Bayern (The Bavarians), Stern des Südens (Star of the South), Die Roten (The Reds)

History

Founded in 1900, Bayern Munich started winning team trophies right from the beginning. They joined the newly formed Kreisliga, the first regional Bavarian league, in 1910-11 and claimed top honors that initial season. By 1920, it had over 700 members, and was the largest football club in Munich. The first national trophy claimed was in 1932, the…

Rivalries

Bayern Munich is one of three clubs in Munich, and after seeing all of their team trophies, we are not sure if you would consider any cross-town foe as a rival. But 1860 Munich was a very successful club in the 1950s and also was picked to start the Bundesliga in 1963. When the two clubs meet it is called the Munich derby, and it surely gets the…

Women's Team

FC Bayern Munich Women play in the Frauen-Bundesliga, the top women’s league in Germany. Read more about them

Songs

As we have not yet been to a game at Bayern Munich, this info comes from Wikipedia: Stern des Südens is the song which fans sing at FCB home games. In the 1990s they also used to sing FC Bayern, Forever Number One. Another notable song is Mia San Mia (Bavarian for “we are who we are”) which is a famous motto of the club as well. A…

Stadium

Since the 2005-06 season, Bayern Munich have played their home games at the spectacular Allianz Arena. It is widely known for its exterior lighting, the first stadium in the world with a full color-changing exterior. It is the second-largest stadium in Germany (behind Dortmund), with a seating capacity of 70,000. For international matches, it…

Going to a Game at Bayern Munich

GETTING THERE: The Allianz Arena website has detailed instructions for traveling to the stadium. PUBS & GRUB: Coming soon! AROUND TOWN: The third-largest city in Germany, and the 11th-largest city in Europe, Munich is nestled in the heart of Bavaria and well known to tourists. When you think of Bavaria and Munich you probably think of steins…

Bayern Munich Tickets

The club sells tickets directly on their website. Groundhopper Soccer Guides also sells tickets and hospitality to Bayern Munich home games at Allianz Arena. Learn more about the options we offer.

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