Bayern Munich, or FC Bayern, is a professional sports club based in Munich, Germany.
It’s the most successful football club in German history with a record of twenty five national titles and seventeen national cups. It plays in the Bundesliga, which is considered as the top tier of the German football league system.
FC Bayern was founded initially by members of Munich gymnastics club(MTV) in 1879. But it was split on 27 February 1900, when some of the members decided that the footballers of the club would not be allowed to join German Football Association. On the same day eleven members of the club lead by Franz John walked out of the congregation and formed the Football Club Bayern Munich.( Fußball-Club Bayern München)
It won its first national championship in 1932. The club had its greatest success during the 1970s, during which it has won the European Cup thrice in a row under the captaincy of Franz Beckenbauer. It has won five European Cup titles till now including the one which is a part of the continental treble in 2013. It has also each of the UEFA cup, European Cup, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup. It has also won two Intercontinental Cups. Bayern Munich has been the most dominant club in the Bundesliga with 25 titles and has won 7 of the last 11 titles.
The current squad of the club has many stars like Frank Ribery, Douglas Costa, Xabi Alonso, Thomas Mueller and others.
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