FC Bayern Munich, German Club's Team Profile including , Kits, Crest, Stadiums and History


Football-Club Bayern München
, also known as FC Bayern, is a professional football club with headquarters in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It is most famous for its professional men's association football team, which plays in the top tier of the German football league, the Bundesliga. Having won 33 national titles—including eleven consecutive since 2013—and 20 national cups, Bayern is the most successful club in German football history.

In 1900, Bayern Munich was founded by eleven players, led by Franz John. Bayern won its first national championship in 1932, but in 1963 it was not chosen for the Bundesliga. When Franz Beckenbauer was the club's coach, they won the European Cup three times in a row (1974–1976). Overall, Bayern Munich has earned six European Cup and UEFA Champions League titles, which is a German record. They also won their sixth title in the 2020 final as part of the Treble, making them the second European club to do so twice. Additionally, Bayern is the only German club to have won both UEFA Cups and European Cup Winners' Cups, as well as two Intercontinental Cups, two UEFA Super Cups, and two FIFA Club World Cups. Bayern players have won three UEFA Men's Player of the Year, two Best FIFA Men's Player, four European Golden Shoes, and five Ballon d'Or awards. They also won UEFA Club Footballer of the Year.

Bayern Munich won the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup, making them the only club in history to win the "sextuple" of trophies in one season—winning the League, Cup, and Champions League, then the Domestic Supercup, UEFA Supercup, and Club World Cup in the next season. Bayern Munich is the only German club to have won all three of UEFA's main club competitions. Since May 2023, Bayern Munich has occupied second place in the UEFA club rankings. The club plays regular local games against 1860 Munich and 1. FC Nürnberg.

Since the start of the 2005–06 season, Bayern has been playing their home games at the Allianz Arena. For 33 years, the team had played at Munich's Olympiastadion. The team's colours are red and white, and the crest shows Bavaria's white and blue flag. With a 2021 value of €634.1 million, Bayern Munich is the largest football club in Germany and the third highest-earning football club in the world, behind only Barcelona and Real Madrid. Bayern had more than 300,000 official supporters and 4,557 officially registered fan clubs, totaling more than 362,000 members in August 2023. Other divisions of the club include chess, handball, basketball, gymnastics, bowling, table tennis, and senior football, with over 1,100 active members.

Munich's Kits

The club's primary colours were white and blue when it was founded, but until 1905, when Bayern joined MSC, the club wore white shirts with black shorts. MSC decided that the footballers would have to wear red shorts when they played. The younger players were also called red shorts, which was meant to insult them. Bayern Munich had primarily worn white and maroon home kits for the majority of its early history. Bayern was wearing red and blue striped shirts with blue shorts and socks during the 1968–69 season. From 1969 to 1973, the team wore red and white striped shirts with shorts and red socks. The team went with an all-white kit for the 1973–74 season. The shirt had a single vertical red and blue strip on it. Bayern has mostly worn an all-red home kit with white trim since 1974. Between 1995 and 1997, Bayern revived the red and blue stripes. When Adidas in 1997 released an all-navy blue home kit with a red chest band, blue became the most popular colour. In 1999, Bayern wore a predominantly red kit with blue sleeves. In 2000, the club returned to a standard all-red kit with white trim for Champions League games. In reference to their first-choice colours from the late 1960s, Bayern also wore a Rotwein-coloured home kit in Bundesliga games from 2001 to 2003 and in the 2006–07 Champions League campaign.

The club's away kit came in a variety of colours: white, black, blue, and gold-green. Bayern also features a distinct international kit. Bayern used three different kits during the 2013–14 season: an all-red home kit with a Bavarian flag diamond watermark pattern, a white and black Lederhosen away kit for the Oktoberfest, and an all-navy blue international kit.

Bayern used a unique away kit when playing against Kaiserslautern in the 1980s and 1990s, representing the Brazilian colours blue and yellow. This was a superstition because the club had a hard time winning there.


Bayern's crest has changed several times. At first, it was made up of the stylized letters F, C, B, and M combined into one symbol. original crest was blue। Bavaria's colours were first included in 1954. From 1919 to 1924, the crest denotes "Bayern FA", where "FA" stands for "Fußball-Abteilung", meaning "Football Department"; After that Bayern merged with TSV Jahn Munich and created its football department.

From the 1954 version, the crest has undergone a number of modifications. The current crest has three colours: blue, red, and white. Before, the crest was only one color.


At the Schyrenplatz in the city centre of Munich, Bayern played its first training games. Theresienwiese was the place where the first official games were played. Bayern moved to a field of its own in Schwabing at Clemensstraße in 1901. Bayern moved to the grounds of the Münchner Sport-Club (MSC) in May 1907 after joining the club in 1906 at the Leopoldstraße. At the beginning of the 1920s, Bayern had to move to different places in Munich because of the growing crowds for their home games.

Before the Second World War, 1860 Munich owned the stadium, which is still called Sechz'ger ("Sixties"). It was destroyed during the war, and attempts to rebuild led to a mess. In the 1961–62 season, Bayern's home game against 1. FC Nürnberg had a record crowd of over 50,000 at the Grünwalder Stadion. When the Bundesliga was playing, the stadium could hold up to 44,000 people. Now it can hold 21,272 people. majority of the stadium was reserved for terracing, as was the case at most of these times। Since 1995, both clubs' second teams and youth teams have played in the stadium.

The Olympiastadion, home of Bayern Munich from 1972 to 2005

Munich built the Olympiastadion for the 1972 Summer Olympics. The stadium, which is famous for its design, was inaugurated during the final Bundesliga match of the 1971–72 season. The game attracted 79,000 people and was repeated many times. The stadium was once considered one of the world's most important stadiums and hosted many big finals, including the 1974 FIFA World Cup. In subsequent years, the stadium underwent a number of changes. One of these was an increase in seating space from about fifty percent to sixty-six percent. At some point, the stadium had a capacity of 63,000 for national games and 59,000 for international games like the European Cup. However, due to a lack of cover, half of the audience was exposed to the weather, and many people thought the stadium was too cold in winter. Another issue was the distance between the audience and the pitch, which contradicted the stadium's track and field history. Renovation was unfeasible because the stadium's architect, Günther Behnisch, vetoed significant changes.

Allianz Arena is lit in red for Bayern home games.

Though Bayern had been looking for a purpose-built football stadium for a few years, when the 2006 FIFA World Cup was given to Germany, debate started because the Olympiastadion no longer met the FIFA criteria to host a World Cup game. The Allianz Arena, which is located on the northern outskirts of Munich, has been in use since the start of the 2005–06 season. Capacity has risen to 71,000 since August 2012, with 2,000 additional seats in the top row. In January 2015, the city council approved a proposal to increase the Allianz Arena's capacity to 75,000—70,000 in the Champions League.

The stadium's transparent outer layer, which can be illuminated for effects in various colours, is its most visible feature. Home games of Bayern Munich have red lighting, while home games of the German national team have white lighting. Bayern opened a museum focused on its history, FC Bayern Erlebniswelt, in the Allianz Arena in May 2012.


Bayern Munich has won the most championships and cups in German football history. They have also won fourteen trophies, making them Germany's most successful team in international games. Bayern is the only team to have won all three major European competitions, three consecutive European Cups, and twice the treble, one of which was part of the larger, more mysterious "sextuple" (2020).

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