20 impressive facts from 124 years of FC Bayern

20 impressive facts from 124 years of FC Bayern
20 impressive facts from 124 years of FC Bayern

124 years of FC Bayern - that's 124 years full of triumph, emotion and passion. To mark the club's anniversary on 27 February 2024, has summarised the best facts from the history of the German record champions.

1. Record champions, record cup winners & record double winners

With 33 German titles, FC Bayern are the undisputed record champions. Since the introduction of the Bundesliga in 1963/64, the Munich side have won more than half (32) of the 60 titles. FCB celebrated their first league title in 1932. Bayern have won the DFB Cup 20 times, and are record winners by a wide margin there (Werder Bremen follow in second place with six wins). In 2020, FCB celebrated winning the double (Bundesliga & DFB Cup) for the 13th time - no other German team have managed this feat more than once (1937 FC Schalke 04, 1978 1. FC Köln, 2004 Werder Bremen, 2012 Borussia Dortmund).

2. Most successful years in the club's history

In 2013 Bayern recorded the most points in a Bundesliga season (91 points under Jupp Heynckes). In that season, the Bavarians also became the first German team to win the treble of league, cup and Champions League. This treble success was repeated and even topped in the 2019/20 season. In February 2021, FCB secured their sixth title in a year at the FIFA Club World Cup. Only FC Barcelona (2009) had previously achieved this feat.

A look back at FC Bayern's most successful year with six trophy wins:

Bayern pick up their sixth title in one year

3. Biggest winning margin of all time

In the treble season 2012/2013, FC Bayern finished 25 points ahead of runners-up Borussia Dortmund. No other team have won the league with such a large lead.

4. Earliest league victory in the Bundesliga

The German championship has never been decided so early! In the 2013/14 season, Bayern secured the title after just 27 matchdays. At Hertha BSC they recorded a 3-1 away win and were crowned champions in March.

5. Most goals

What a record! In the 1971/72 campaign, FC Bayern scored 101 goals, the most in Bundesliga history in one season. In the 2019/20 120-year anniversary season, the Munich men missed this record by just one goal.

6. Fewest goals conceded

FC Bayern conceded just 17 goals in 34 Bundesliga games in the 2015/16 season, a record in the competition to this day.

7. Serial Bundesliga winners

No other team in Europe's top five leagues (England, Spain, Germany, Italy, France) have ever won as many national titles in a row as FC Bayern (ten since 2013). Juventus are currently in second place, having won Serie A nine times in a row between 2011/12 and 2019/20.

10 years in a row! The cup lifts over the last decade in video

8. Most wins in a single season

In both the 2012/13 and 2013/14 seasons, the Reds won 29 of their 34 league games.

9. Fewest defeats in a season

Bayern only suffered one defeat in the 1986/87 and 2012/13 seasons. No other team in the Bundesliga have matched this record.

10. Most wins in a row

In the 2013/14 season, Bayern won 19 Bundesliga games in a row. Borussia Mönchengladbach rank second in this statistic with 12 wins, while third place is taken by VfL Wolfsburg (10 wins in a row).

11. The best Bundesliga goalscorers of all time

41 goals in one season! That's how many goals former Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski scored in the 2020/21 season, surpassing Gerd Müller's previously unattainable 40-goal mark from the 1971/72 season.

However, Der Bomber is still at the top of the all-time goalscorer list. With an incredible 365 goals in 427 Bundesliga appearances, Müller is the top scorer in Bundesliga history. Lewandowski, who scored 312 goals in 384 games, follows in second place.

Thanks to his incredible 365 Bundesliga goals, Gerd Müller is sure of a place in the FC Bayern Hall of Fame.

Gerd Müller

12. Most consecutive games with a goal

From February 2020 to October 2021, FC Bayern managed to score a goal in 85 competitive matches in a row. This is a record in Europe's top five leagues - the previous record was held by Real Madrid, who scored in 73 successive games in 2016/2017.

13. Most clean sheets

In the 2014/15 season, FC Bayern set the record for a Bundesliga season with 22 clean sheets. Manuel Neuer was in goal for 32 games that season. In the other two games, Pepe Reina was in the Bayern net - and he kept a clean sheet both times.

14. Record title collectors Müller & Schweinsteiger

Thomas Müller won his 12th German title at the end of the 2022/2023 season. No other player has won the trophy as often as the born-and-bred Bavarian. Meanwhile, the most successful DFB Cup collector is Bastian Schweinsteiger, who triumphed seven times with Bayern in Berlin.

Thomas Müller, Bastian Schweinsteiger, FC Bayern
Thomas Müller, Bastian Schweinsteiger, FC Bayern

Terrific title collectors: Thomas Müller and Bastian Schweinsteiger celebrated many triumphs with FC Bayern, including the treble in 2013.

15. Mia san international

Since promotion to the Bundesliga in 1965, players from 47 different nations have represented the record champions.

16. Most Bundesliga appearances

FCB goalkeeping legend Sepp Maier played the most Bundesliga games for FC Bayern (473). He completed 442 without interruption – another record!

17. Top scorer cannon winners

Gerd Müller and Robert Lewandowski also hold the record for the most top scorer cannon wins in the German top flight. Both strikers were league top scorers seven times. An FCB player has won the cannon 21 times, followed by Dortmund and Köln with five each.

Robert Lewandowski top scorer cannon
Robert Lewandowski top scorer cannon

Robert Lewandowski secured the Bundesliga top scorer cannon a total of seven times.

18. The youngest German champion of all time

Paul Wanner, who made his Bundesliga debut against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Matchday 18 of the 2021/22 season, is the youngest German champion in the Bayern ranks. The German youth international won his first league title at the age of 16, replacing Jamal Musiala, who celebrated his first title win in 2020 at the age of 17.

19. Most assists in a season

In the 2019/20 campaign, Thomas Müller set up a whopping 21 goals - more than any other Bundesliga player since detailed data collection began in this competition..

20. Sports club with the most members in the world

With over 316,000 members, FC Bayern München eV is the biggest sports club in the world!

To mark the club's birthday, we looked back at FC Bayern jerseys with a special history:

These Bayern kits made history