Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V., commonly known as Bayern Munich, is a German professional sports club based in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. The club competes in the Bundesliga, the top flight of German football.
FC Bayern Munich Youth Development System
FC Bayern Academy
The youth academy has produced some of Europe’s top football players, including Thomas Hitzlsperger, Owen Hargreaves, Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Thomas Müller. On 1 August 2017, the FC Bayern Campus became the new home of the youth teams. It consists of ten teams, with the youngest being under 9. Jochen Sauer is the FC Bayern Campus director and Bayern legend coach Hermann Gerland is the sporting director. The reserve team (amateur) serves mainly as the final stepping stone for promising young players before being promoted to the main team.
- FC Bayern Amateur
- FC Bayern U19
- FC Bayern U17
- FC Bayern U16
- FC Bayern U15
- FC Bayern U14
- FC Bayern U13
- FC Bayern U12
- FC Bayern U11
- FC Bayern U10
- FC Bayern U9
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FC Bayern International Youth Programs
FC Bayern’s international youth programs serve as a sporting anchor for the club to spread the unique FC Bayern philosophy “Mia san Mia” worldwide. The aim is to create the best, most authentic and most sustainable youth programs in the world. To achieve this, FC Bayern has been laying the optimal foundation for several years now. In this process, each partnership focuses on an intensive and constant exchange of knowledge, tradition and training methods. As such, FC Bayern equips youth players and coaches worldwide with the necessary “tools” of football.
At the heart of the philosophy of the German record champion are physical characteristics such as athletics, technique and tactics, as well as the individual personality of the players and coaches. Values such as respect, ambition, “fair play” and team spirit play an enormous role here. All these qualities and values are united in the overarching club culture of FC Bayern, the “Mia san Mia”.
To be able to authentically represent this on an international level, FC Bayern is the only club in the world to employ coaches who have been with the club for many years. Currently, a total of five highly qualified international coaches, including the 1990 world champions Klaus Augenthaler and Hans Pflügler, are working internationally for FC Bayern.
FC Bayern Football Schools & Camps
The youth programs of FC Bayern have one thing in common – the long-term communication of values for the participants and the partners. The FC Bayern Football Schools, through the regular coaching presence of our long-standing FC Bayern youth coaches, provide authentic FC Bayern training theory and training philosophy in a FC Bayern training environment. The training grounds and locations are permanently / temporarily branded with FC Bayern, thus strengthening both the global visibility of FC Bayern and the local identification with the club.
In China (Shenzhen, Qingdao, Taiyuan), Thailand (Bangkok), Japan (Tsuneishi), Singapore, Ethiopia (Addis Ababa) and the USA there are already FC Bayern football schools in established or in the planning stage.
The sustainability of the partnerships lives mainly through the constant exchange of knowledge and a regular presence of the highly qualified international FC Bayern youth coaches – both on-site at the football schools and during visits by the partner coaches and training camps of the players in Munich.
Alongside the FC Bayern Football Schools, the German record champion provides exclusive Football Camps in Greece and Mexico. FC Bayern Football Camps aim to encourage boys and girls of any talent level to play the “FC Bayern Way”. In order to recreate the experiences of the FC Bayern Youth Academy players the FC Bayern Football Camp has designed a philosophy and training program. The program focuses on a wide range of skills, drills and tactics. Under the guidance of highly qualified FC Bayern youth coaches and due to the training routines of the FC Bayern Campus, innovative exercises to enhance the game intelligence, the ability to concentrate and coordinate as well as the possibility of using technology for the performance measurement, the kids’ skills will increase to the next level.
These skills are crucial components of FC Bayern’s renowned style of football. Besides the physical characteristics and the development of leadership and a winning mentality, the focus is on the communication of values such as respect, fair play, discipline, focus and team spirit. All those qualities and values are united in the overarching club culture of FC Bayern.
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FC Bayern Munich History
In the year 1900, eleven football players led by Franz John established the FC Bayern Munich football club. Despite the fact that Bayern won its first national championship in 1932, the club was not invited to participate in the Bundesliga when it was originally formed in 1963. The club saw its greatest phase of success in the middle of the 1970s, when Franz Beckenbauer was serving as its captain and it won the European Cup for the first time in 1974 and went on to win it for the next three years in a row (1974–1976).
In total, Bayern has competed in eleven European Cup/UEFA Champions League finals, winning their sixth title in the 2020 final as part of a continental treble. Following this victory, Bayern became only the second European club in history to accomplish the feat of winning the continental treble twice. Bayern Munich is one of the most successful European clubs internationally and the only German club to have won both the FIFA Club World Cup and the Intercontinental Cup. In addition to winning one UEFA Cup and one European Cup Winners’ Cup, Bayern has also won two UEFA Super Cups, two FIFA Club World Cups, two Intercontinental Cups, and two UEFA Super Cups.
Bayern Munich became only the second club in history to win the sextuple after they were victorious in the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup. The team has long-standing regional rivalries with 1860 Munich and 1. FC Nürnberg, and from the middle of the 1990s, they have also competed against Borussia Dortmund.
The Allianz Arena has served as the venue for all of Bayern Munich’s home games since the start of the 2005–2006 campaign. Previously, the club spent 33 seasons playing their home games at the Olympiastadion in Munich. The primary colors of the squad are red and white, while the crest features the blue and white colors of the Bavarian flag.
With a revenue of €660.1 million in 2020, Bayern Munich is the highest-earning football club in the world and the largest sports club in Germany. Additionally, Bayern Munich is the fourth highest-earning football club in the entire globe. As of the month of November in 2019, Bayern had 293,000 official members and 4,499 officially registered fan clubs with more than 350,000 members combined. The club has other departments for chess, handball, basketball, gymnastics, bowling, table tennis, and senior football, and its membership includes more than 1,100 people who are actively participating.
The Allianz Arena, also known as the Fußball Arena München for UEFA tournaments, is a football stadium located in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. The stadium has a capacity of 70,000 seats for international matches and 75,000 seats for matches played within Germany. It is the first stadium in the world to have an exterior that can completely change colors, and it is widely renowned for having an outside made of inflated ETFE plastic panels. It is the second-largest arena in Germany after the Westfalenstadion in Dortmund, and it can be found at 25 Werner-Heisenberg-Allee at the northern end of Munich’s Schwabing-Freimann district on the Frottmaning Heath.
Since the beginning of the 2005–2006 season, FC Bayern Munich has hosted all of its games at the Allianz Arena in Munich. The club’s home matches had been played at the Olympic Stadium in Munich ever since the stadium opened in 1972. 1860 Munich held a fifty percent share in the stadium in the past, but in April 2006, Bayern Munich purchased their shares for eleven million euros due to the financial difficulties that 1860 Munich was experiencing at the time.
Due to the arrangement, 1860 Munich was able to continue playing at the stadium despite the fact that they will not own it until 2025. Nevertheless, the renting contract was cancelled in July of 2017, which resulted in Bayern Munich becoming the only tenants of the stadium.