FC Bayern Munich is commonly referred to as FC Bayern or FCB, Bayern Munich. It is a German club having its physical base in Munich of Bavaria. Bayern Munich is a professional football club that plays in the top league of German football system, usually referred to as Bundesliga. They are the most successful club in Bundesliga history and have already won a record number of 25 national titles along with 17 national cups. Let us take a quick glance over a few Bayern Munich facts.
Bayern Munich was established back in 1900. Eleven players, with Franz John taking the lead role, set up the famous Bavarian club. The club won their first national champions title in 1932. However, the club was not a part of Bundesliga during its inception back in 1963. They enjoyed their greatest achievement in the 1970s. They won the European title thrice in a row from 1974 to 1976 under captaincy of football legend Franz Beckenbauer.
They have also reached the European Cup/UEFA Champions League finals ten times and won their fifth title two years ago as a part of their European treble. They have also won UEFA Cup, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cup once in each competition while wrapping up Intercontinental Cups twice. Since inception of Bundesliga, Bayern has established their monopoly on strength of their success. They have already claimed 25 titles while securing 7 out of the past 11 titles.
Home Ground, Jersey & Wealth
Since the mid of 1990s, Borussia Dortmund has emerged as the traditional local rivals of Bayern Munich. The club’s home ground is at the Allianz Arena. They previously played at Olympiastadion for 33 long years. The jersey of Bayern is red and white and the club’s crest features a flag of Bavaria in white and blue. They are the wealthiest club in Germany and also rank third in the globe. According to a report, they amassed €487.5 million during the financial year of 2013/14.
Bayern is one of the most popular clubs worldwide. They have in excess of 251,000 members. They also have wings for handball, chess, gymnastics, basketball and table tennis with over 1,100 active members.
The club has changed its crest multiple times. Initially it comprised F, C, B and M in a style. The slylised formats of those letters were woven into a single symbol. Blue was the original color of crest. It was only in 1954 when the colors of Bavaria were integrated into the crest for the first time.