Bayern Munich Football Club Notebook
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Bayern Munich Football Club History & Profile
Club History & Facts:
Bayern Munich were formed in 1900 by Franz John and ten other footballers. They play at the Allianz arena in Munich which has a capacity of 70,000 people. Their local rivals are 1860 Munich who were immensely successful in the 1960′s. One of their more popular nicknames is Die Bayern which translates as the Bavarians. They are the most successful side in German History with 22 national titles to their illustrious name.
Many great names have worn the Bayern shirt such as ex coach Jurgen Klinsmann and current chairman, the prolific striker Karl Heinz-Rummenigge. They are the current German champions and their first league crown came in 1932, but they had to wait till 1968 to win their next one after they joined the Bundesliga 6 years after its inception.
There current club colours are red and white, current stars include highly rated Frenchman Franck Ribery and Dutch winger Arjen Robben.They have consistently won the Bundesliga since 1968 they have won it on average once every two seasons, a phenomenally dominant record.
Bayern Munich European Champions League Performance
The team of the 1970′s was the most legendary , and was led by their president, the iconic Franz Beckenbauer who led them to an amazing three consecutive European cups between 74 and 76. Their most recent European victory was the 2001 champions League win over Spanish outfit Valencia, which would have healed the wounds of the dramatic last minute defeat to Manchester United in Barcelona’s 1999 final. Bayern Munich exacted some revenge on United with an aggregate victory over the English side in the 2010 Champions League quarter final.
They went past the quarter finals of the Champions League for the first time since their triumph 9 years ago in 2010. Munich were dominated by Barcelona over two legs in the 2009 quarter final, beaten an incredible 8-2 on aggregate. Not good enough for the powers that be at Munich and Jurgen Klinnsman was out on his ear Current boss is Dutch legend Louis Van Gaal who has restored Munich’s reputation as one of Europe’s top sides.
There was also the upset of finishing below 2008/2009 champions Wolfsburg, but Bayern have managed to hold on to all their top talent retained their Bundesliga title in the 2009/2010 season. Munich lost the 2010 Champions League final to Inter Milan, 2-0 in the Spanish Capital Madrid
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