Bayern Munich

Philipp Lahm gets bored of winning things, announces plan to retire

“How many winner’s medals does a person really need?” Lahm asks (Bayern) Bayern Munich and Germany captain Philipp Lahm has announced that he will end his playing career at the conclusion of this season. Still just 33 years old, Lahm recently made his 500th appearances for Bayern. Over his career he has won seven Bundesliga titles, …

The day Beckenbauer returned to Bayern Munich

This day in football history (FCBayern.de) On 28 December 1993, Bayern Munich legend Franz Beckenbauer returned to his former club, this time as manager. Beckenbauer, nicknamed “Der Kaiser,” originally joined Bayern’s youth team in 1959 and remained with the club until 1977. During that time, they won four league titles, four DFB-Pokals, and three consecutive European …

Mats Hummels dyed his hair because he lost an Oktoberfest bet

Another reason why you should never play carnival games (Bayern/Twitter) If you saw Mats Hummels’ newly blond hair during Bayern’s 3–0 win over RB Leipzig and thought “Good lord, he must have lost a bet” you were exactly right. As Hummels tells it, he lost a bet on a carnival game at Oktoberfest and waited until …

When Bayern beat Boca in the Intercontinental Cup

This day in football history On 27 November 2001, Bayern Munich won the Intercontinental Cup with an extra-time goal against defending champions Boca Juniors, who had been reduced to 10 men. Boca had beaten Real Madrid the previous year and were hoping to repeat as champions. Playing at the National Stadium in Tokyo, they had the …

David Alaba suffers death by nutmeg during Bayern training session

RIP David Alaba David Alaba 1992–2016 Talented young footballer David Alaba tragically died during a Bayern Munich training session when teammate Rafinha mercilessly nutmegged him into oblivion. He was 24 years old. Alaba’s teammates carried his lifeless body off to the side so they could resume training and his spirit could quietly endure an eternity of …

Carlo Ancelotti and his eyebrow bring Oktoberfest to new heights

A day after only managing a 1–1 draw against Cologne, Bayern held their annual Oktoberfest celebration. Though new manager Carlo Ancelotti didn’t appear to match former manager Pep Guardiola’s level of drunkenness, he did bring his own eyebrow-arching flair to the event. And now I think I’m drunk off the sight of Ancelotti looking like …

Getting drunk on fake beer with Thomas Müller

(FC Bayern) Bayern held their annual Paulaner lederhosen photoshoot and, as per usual, Thomas Müller was the standout performer. (FC Bayern) Müller: Heheheheheheheh dis beer guuuud. Lewandowski: Thomas, it’s plastic. Müller: My favorite. (FC Bayern) Müller: Heeeey, Douglas! I know you! We’re teammates at Bayern. What are you doing here?! Costa: The whole team is …