It maybe is a good time now to do this. After the national team won the 2014 World Cup in Brasil, German soccer-team FC Bayern Munich now wants to become more popular in the United States.
The Bavarian team even launched an English website showcasing history and future. Currently the FC Bayern, that’s how German fans call their team, is on tour across the USA – as this gallery from their training session in Portland proves.
Here are five things you need to know about Bayern Munich.
The team’s current coach is Josep Guardiola. Since he got the job in June 2013 he has won four cups. Such as the FIFA World Cup for club-teams.
FC Bayern Munich was officially founded on February 27, 1900. Eleven men, formerly part of another club called MTV Munich, started the club in a Bavarian restaurant called “Gisela”.
Well-known soccer-players such as Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Müller or Lothar Matthäus joined the club during their careers. Beckenbauer’s nickname, by the way, is “The Emperor”.
FC Bayern Munich is spot one of the all-time-list of the German Bundesliga – the highest national soccer-league. All in all Munich has scored 3604 goals. Even though they didn’t even joined the league in its early years. 571 goals were made by player Gerd Müller.
In the early years, FC Bayern Munich had various locations for their games. In 1972 they used the new Munich Olympic Stadium for their home matches. Today the Allianz Arena – which despite its name, is a stadium – is the new home of the team.