Who would have thought that a slight disagreement would eventually birth a new dynasty in football? Clearly, the establishment of Bayern Munich Football Club has being nothing but glory and success to football lovers.
The fallout which occurred due to the inability of players to join German Football Association (DFB) led to the creation of a new football club. The new club named Fußball-Club Bayern München, was created by 11 footballers and commenced competitive activities immediately in the German League. As the new kid on the block, Bayern München (FC Bayern) wasted no time in sending strong warning to rivals and participants in the league through mayhem-of-goals; a strong shot that saw FC Nordstern become the biggest causality after a 15 goal loss to FC Bayern.
In no distant future, FC Bayern became the pride of Germany thus attracting the best in the industry and by 1920 the club had over 700 members on her pay roll. This success soon extended as the club remains one of the most celebrated in Germany. Historically, the club at the domestic level is a recipient of German Cup, DFB-Pokal, DFB/DFL-Supercup, DFL-Ligapokal; having won it twenty-nine, nineteen, seven and six times respectively (as of 2019). At the continental level, the club is a proud holder of UEFA Europa League, UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, UEFA Super Cup; and a five-time holder of UEFA Champions League titles (as of 2019). In addition, the club is a winner of the Intercontinental Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. In fact, the strength of the club is unmatched as it is the only club in Europe to complete all available trebles- continental, domestic and European in the year 2012-2013; 1966-67, 1973-74 and 1995-96; and 1999–2000 respectively.
With a 75,000 capacity, Allianz Arena is home to the FC Bayern and her players are regularly dressed in red and trimmed white home jersey. The club has played home to many football greats such as Oliver Kahn, Michael Ballack, Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger and many more. In terms of rivalry, FC Bayern enjoys steep competition till date as it competes in the Munich and Bavarian derby- which features TSV 1860 and Nürnberg respectively. Surprisingly, FC Bayern has the largest fan membership in the world. In 2018, the club in an official report documented that it had 291,000 official members and 4,433 officially registered fan clubs. Also, a survey ranked the club the most popular in Germany (with over 10 million supporters) and the fifth-most popular in Europe.
Unarguably, FC Bayern is a club with an enviable record. Think you know the club like you claim? Then this Bayern Munich quiz is yours?