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The 2017–18 FC Bayern Munich season was the 119th season in the football club's history and 53rd consecutive and overall season in the top flight of German football, the Bundesliga, having been promoted from the Regionalliga in 1965. Bayern Munich also are participating in this season's edition of the domestic cup, the DFB-Pokal, and the premier continental cup competition, the UEFA Champions League. Bayern are the reigning Bundesliga champions, and therefore also are participating in the German super cup, the DFL-Supercup. This is the 13th season for Bayern in the Allianz Arena, located in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. The season covers a period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

Bayern Munich
2017–18 season
PresidentUli Hoeneß
ChairmanKarl-Heinz Rummenigge
ManagerCarlo Ancelotti
(until 28 September)
Willy Sagnol
(interim, 28 September – 8 October)
Jupp Heynckes
(from 9 October)
StadiumAllianz Arena
BundesligaWinners
DFB-PokalRunners-up
DFL-SupercupWinners
Champions LeagueSemi-finals
Top goalscorerLeague:
Robert Lewandowski
(29 goals)

All:
Robert Lewandowski
(41 goals)
Highest home attendance75,000
Lowest home attendance70,000
Average home league attendance75,000
Biggest winPaderborn 0–6 Bayern
Bayern 6–0 Hamburg
Bayern 6–0 Dortmund
Biggest defeatPSG 3–0 Bayern
Bayern 1–4 Stuttgart

Contents

Season overviewEdit

BackgroundEdit

In the previous season, Bayern won a record-setting fifth consecutive and 26th overall Bundesliga title, and 27th German title.[1] They also won the DFL-Supercup, beating Borussia Dortmund.[2] Bayern Munich were knocked out of the DFB-Pokal in the semi-finals by Borussia Dortmund,[3] and were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League in the quarter-finals by Real Madrid.[4]

On 15 January 2017, Bayern announced the signing of Niklas Süle and Sebastian Rudy, both from 1899 Hoffenheim. Süle was signed for an undisclosed fee, with a five-year contract lasting until 2022. Rudy joined on a free transfer, signing a three-year contract until 2020.[5] On 7 February, Bayern captain Philipp Lahm confirmed his retirement at the end of the 2016–17 season.[6] On 9 March, Xabi Alonso announced his retirement at the end of the 2016–17 campaign.[7] On 14 March, Bayern announced that youth player Marco Friedl signed his first professional contract, lasting four years until 2021.[8] On 27 April, Bayern announced the permanent signing of Kingsley Coman in the summer for €21 million, previously on loan from Juventus, with a contract running for three years until 2020.[9] On 12 May, Bayern announced that Holger Badstuber, on loan to Schakle 04, would be released on a free transfer in the summer following the end of his contract on 30 June.[10] Also on 12 May, Bayern announced that Juventus permanently signed Medhi Benatia for €17 million, on loan from Bayern since the start of the 2016–17 season.[11] On 17 May, it was announced that youth goalkeeper Christian Früchtl would be the third-string goalkeeper for the 2017–18 season.[12] On 19 May, it was announced that goalkeeper Tom Starke would retire at the end of the 2016–17 season.[13] On 24 May, Bayern youth defender Felix Götze signed a professional contract with the club, with a two-year contract lasting until 2019.[14] On 11 June, Bayern signed German forward Serge Gnabry from Werder Bremen for an undisclosed fee, with a three-year contract lasting until 2020.[15] On 14 June, Bayern announced the signing of midfielder Corentin Tolisso from Lyon for €41.5 million plus possible add-ons up to an additional €6 million, with a five-year contract lasting until 2022.[16] On 30 June, it was announced that Gianluca Gaudino, who was returning to Bayern following his loan spell at FC St. Gallen, would move to Chievo.[17]

On 29 April, after winning the Bundesliga, Bayern confirmed a spot in the 2017 DFL-Supercup, taking place on 5 August, and will play away to the winners of the 2016–17 DFB-Pokal, Borussia Dortmund.[18]

On 14 March, it was announced that Bayern would take part in the 2017 International Champions Cup in July as part of the 2017 Audi Summer Tour. The first two matches will take place in China as part of the 2017 Audi Football Summit. The first match is against Arsenal on 19 July in Shanghai, and the second against Milan on 22 July in Shenzhen. The final two matches will take place in Singapore, with Bayern playing Chelsea on 25 July and Internazionale on 27 July.[needs update][19] On 21 April, it was announced that Bayern would take part in the summer 2017 edition of the Telekom Cup, taking place at the BORUSSIA-PARK in Mönchengladbach on 15 July.[20] On 12 May, Bayern announced they would host the 2017 Audi Cup, the fifth edition of the pre-season tournament, at the Allianz Arena. Bayern will face Liverpool in first round, with Atlético Madrid and Napoli contesting the other semi-final.[21][22]

On 9 June, Bayern announced the appointment of former player Willy Sagnol as assistant manager, joining head coach Carlo Ancelotti and assistant coach Davide Ancelotti from 1 July 2017.[23]

On 11 June, Bayern were drawn against Chemnitzer FC in the first round of the DFB-Pokal.[24]

On 29 June, the Bundesliga schedule for the 2017–18 season was released, with Bayern playing Bayer Leverkusen in the opening fixture.[25]

JulyEdit

Training for the new season began on 1 July.[26] Players that returned for training included Juan Bernat, Kingsley Coman, Marco Friedl, Christian Früchtl, Mats Hummels, Javi Martínez, Thomas Müller, and Franck Ribéry. Tom Starke, who retired at the end of the previous season, returned as standby professional to help during pre-season training while Bayern's other goalkeepers were still recovering from injury. Manuel Neuer and Jérôme Boateng continued their rehabilitation program in the performance center. The rest of the first team squad were scheduled to return to training on 10 July.[27]

On 6 July, Bayern faced BCF Wolfratshausen in the first friendly match of the season, which was only 60 minutes long. Bayern won the match 4–1, with a goal from Manuel Wintzheimer and Thomas Müller, and a brace from Franck Evina.[28]

On 7 July, Bayern announced the squad for the 2017 Audi Summer Tour to China and Singapore. Manuel Neuer and Sven Ulreich will not join the squad, still recovering from injury. Serge Gnabry, Joshua Kimmich, Sebastian Rudy, Niklas Süle, and Arturo Vidal were also not included in the squad, given an extended summer break after international tournaments.[29]

On 9 July, Bayern faced FSV Erlangen-Bruck in a charity match. Bayern won the match 9–1, with goals from Marco Friedl, Michael Strein, and Raphael Obermair, and braces from Franck Evina, Kingsley Coman, and Marco Hingerl.[30] On 10 July, additional players returned from summer holiday, including David Alaba, Robert Lewandowski, Rafinha, Arjen Robben, Thiago, and Corentin Tolisso.[31]

On 11 July, Bayern announced the signing of Colombian midfielder James Rodríguez from Real Madrid on a two-year loan spell, lasting until 2019, with an option to make the move permanent. He will also join the squad for the Audi Summer Tour in Asia.[32]

PlayersEdit

Squad informationEdit

As of 28 April 2018[33]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Manuel Neuer (captain)
2   FW Sandro Wagner
4   DF Niklas Süle
5   DF Mats Hummels
6   MF Thiago
7   MF Franck Ribéry
8   DF Javi Martínez
9   FW Robert Lewandowski
10   MF Arjen Robben (3rd captain)
11   MF James Rodríguez (on loan from Real Madrid)
13   DF Rafinha
14   DF Juan Bernat
15   DF Lukas Mai
16   MF Meritan Shabani
17   DF Jérôme Boateng
No. Position Player
18   FW Franck Evina
19   MF Sebastian Rudy
20   DF Felix Götze
22   GK Tom Starke
23   MF Arturo Vidal
24   MF Corentin Tolisso
25   FW Thomas Müller (vice-captain)
26   GK Sven Ulreich
27   DF David Alaba
29   MF Kingsley Coman
30   MF Niklas Dorsch
32   DF Joshua Kimmich
36   GK Christian Früchtl
40   MF Fabian Benko

TransfersEdit

InEdit

No. Pos Player From Type Window Ends Fee Source
2 FW   Sandro Wagner 1899 Hoffenheim Transfer Winter 2020 Undisclosed [34]
4 DF   Niklas Süle 1899 Hoffenheim Transfer Summer 2022 Undisclosed [5]
5 DF   Medhi Benatia   Juventus Loan return Summer 2019 Free [11]
11 MF   James Rodríguez   Real Madrid Loan Summer 2019 Undisclosed [32]
16 DF   Gianluca Gaudino   FC St. Gallen Loan return Summer 2018 Free [17]
19 MF   Sebastian Rudy 1899 Hoffenheim Transfer Summer 2020 Free [5]
20 DF   Felix Götze Bayern Munich U19 Promoted to first team Summer 2019 Free [14]
22 GK   Tom Starke Free agent Free transfer 2018 Free [35]
24 MF   Corentin Tolisso   Lyon Transfer Summer 2022 €41,500,000 [16]
28 DF   Holger Badstuber Schalke 04 Loan return Summer 2017 Free [10]
29 MF   Kingsley Coman   Juventus Transfer Summer 2020 €21,000,000 [9]
34 DF   Marco Friedl Bayern Munich U19 Promoted to first team Summer 2021 Free [8]
36 GK   Christian Früchtl Bayern Munich U19 Promoted to first team Summer 2021 Free [12]
MF   Serge Gnabry Werder Bremen Transfer Summer 2020 Undisclosed [15]

OutEdit

No. Pos Player To Type Window Fee Source
5 DF   Medhi Benatia   Juventus Transfer Summer €17,000,000 [11]
11 MF   Douglas Costa   Juventus Loan Summer Undisclosed [36]
14 MF   Xabi Alonso Retired Released Summer Free [7]
16 DF   Gianluca Gaudino   Chievo Transfer Summer Undisclosed [17]
21 DF   Philipp Lahm Retired Released Summer Free [6]
22 GK   Tom Starke Retired Released Summer Free [13]
28 DF   Holger Badstuber Free agent Released Summer Free [10]
29 MF   Kingsley Coman   Juventus Loan return Summer Free [9]
34 DF   Marco Friedl Werder Bremen Loan Winter Undisclosed [37]
35 MF   Renato Sanches   Swansea City Loan Summer Undisclosed [38]
MF   Serge Gnabry 1899 Hoffenheim Loan Summer Undisclosed [39]

KitsEdit

Friendly matchesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

CompetitionsEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

OverviewEdit

Competition First match Last match Starting round Final position Record
Pld W D L GF GA GD Win %
Bundesliga 18 August 2017 12 May 2018 Matchday 1 Winners 34 27 3 4 92 28 +64 079.41
DFB-Pokal 12 August 2017 19 May 2018 First round Runners-up 6 4 1 1 21 7 +14 066.67
DFL-Supercup 5 August 2017 Final Winners 1 0 1 0 2 2 +0 000.00
Champions League 12 September 2017 1 May 2018 Group stage Semi-finals 12 8 2 2 26 12 +14 066.67
Total 53 39 7 7 141 49 +92 073.58

Last updated: 21 May 2018

Source: Competitions

BundesligaEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Bayern Munich (C) 34 27 3 4 92 28 +64 84 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Schalke 04 34 18 9 7 53 37 +16 63
3 1899 Hoffenheim 34 15 10 9 66 48 +18 55
4 Borussia Dortmund 34 15 10 9 64 47 +17 55
5 Bayer Leverkusen 34 15 10 9 58 44 +14 55 Qualification to Europa League group stage
Source: DFB
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head away goals scored; 7) Away goals scored; 8) Play-off.[40]
(C) Champion.

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
34 27 3 4 92 28  +64 84 14 2 1 56 15  +41 13 1 3 36 13  +23

Last updated: 21 May 2018.
Source: Bundesliga

Results by roundEdit

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
GroundHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
ResultWWLWWDDWWWWWLWWWWWWWWWWDWWLWWWWWWL
Position2263232221111111111111111111111111
Updated to match(es) played on 21 May 2018. Source: Bundesliga
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

DFB-PokalEdit

DFL-SupercupEdit

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

Group stageEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Paris Saint-Germain 6 5 0 1 25 4 +21 15[a] Advance to knockout phase
2   Bayern Munich 6 5 0 1 13 6 +7 15[a]
3   Celtic 6 1 0 5 5 18 −13 3[b] Transfer to Europa League
4   Anderlecht 6 1 0 5 2 17 −15 3[b]
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head results: Paris Saint-Germain 3–0 Bayern Munich, Bayern Munich 3–1 Paris Saint-Germain.
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head results: Anderlecht 0–3 Celtic, Celtic 0–1 Anderlecht.

Knockout phaseEdit

Round of 16Edit
Quarter-finalsEdit
Semi-finalsEdit

StatisticsEdit

Appearances and goalsEdit

As of 30 May 2018
No. Pos Player Bundesliga DFB-Pokal DFL-Supercup Champions League Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   Manuel Neuer 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
2 FW   Sandro Wagner 14 8 1 0 0 0 3 1 18 9
4 DF   Niklas Süle 27 2 5 0 1 0 9 0 42 2
5 DF   Mats Hummels 26 1 5 1 1 0 9 1 41 3
6 MF   Thiago 19 2 3 2 0 0 10 3 32 7
7 MF   Franck Ribéry 20 5 5 1 1 0 8 0 34 6
8 DF   Javi Martínez 22 1 4 0 1 0 10 1 37 2
9 FW   Robert Lewandowski 30 29 6 6 1 1 11 5 48 41
10 MF   Arjen Robben 21 5 4 2 0 0 9 0 34 7
11 MF   James Rodríguez 23 7 4 0 0 0 12 1 39 8
13 DF   Rafinha 27 1 3 0 1 0 8 0 39 1
14 DF   Juan Bernat 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 12 0
15 DF   Lukas Mai 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
16 MF   Meritan Shabani 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
17 DF   Jérôme Boateng 19 1 3 1 0 0 9 0 31 2
18 FW   Franck Evina 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
19 MF   Sebastian Rudy 25 1 4 0 1 0 5 0 35 1
20 DF   Felix Götze 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 GK   Tom Starke 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
23 MF   Arturo Vidal 22 6 4 0 1 0 8 0 35 6
24 MF   Corentin Tolisso 26 6 5 1 1 0 8 3 40 10
25 FW   Thomas Müller 29 8 5 4 1 0 10 3 45 15
26 GK   Sven Ulreich 29 0 6 0 1 0 11 0 47 0
27 DF   David Alaba 23 2 6 0 0 0 7 0 36 2
28 FW   Kwasi Okyere Wriedt 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
29 MF   Kingsley Coman 21 3 5 2 1 0 6 2 33 7
30 MF   Niklas Dorsch 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
32 DF   Joshua Kimmich 29 1 6 1 1 0 11 4 47 6
36 GK   Christian Früchtl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 MF   Fabian Benko 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players transferred out during the season
34 DF   Marco Friedl 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
35 MF   Renato Sanches 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0

GoalscorersEdit

As of 19 May 2018
Rank Position Name Bundesliga DFB-Pokal DFL-Supercup Champions League Total
1 FW   Robert Lewandowski 29 6 1 5 41
2 FW   Thomas Müller 8 4 0 3 15
3 MF   Corentin Tolisso 6 1 0 3 10
4 FW   Sandro Wagner 8 0 0 1 9
5 MF   James Rodríguez 7 0 0 1 8
6 MF   Kingsley Coman 3 2 0 2 7
MF   Arjen Robben 5 2 0 0 7
MF   Thiago 2 2 0 3 7
9 DF   Joshua Kimmich 1 1 0 4 6
MF   Franck Ribéry 5 1 0 0 6
MF   Arturo Vidal 6 0 0 0 6
12 DF   Mats Hummels 1 1 0 1 3
13 DF   David Alaba 2 0 0 0 2
DF   Jérôme Boateng 1 1 0 0 2
DF   Javi Martínez 1 0 0 1 2
DF   Niklas Süle 2 0 0 0 2
17 MF   Niklas Dorsch 1 0 0 0 1
DF   Rafinha 1 0 0 0 1
MF   Sebastian Rudy 1 0 0 0 1
Own goal 2 0 1 2 5
Total 92 21 2 26 141

Clean sheetsEdit

As of 21 April 2018
Rank Name Bundesliga DFB-Pokal DFL-Supercup Champions League Total
1   Sven Ulreich 12 2 0 3 17
2   Manuel Neuer 2 0 0 1 3
3   Tom Starke 2 0 0 0 2
Total 16 2 0 4 22

Disciplinary recordEdit

As of 25 April 2018
Rank Position Name Bundesliga DFB-Pokal DFL-Supercup Champions League Total
                                       
1 MF   Arturo Vidal 6 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 11 0 0
2 DF   Jérôme Boateng 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 8 0 0
3 MF   Franck Ribéry 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 7 0 0
4 MF   Thiago 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 0 0
5 FW   Robert Lewandowski 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 0
FW   Thomas Müller 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0
DF   Rafinha 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0
MF   Sebastian Rudy 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 0
MF   Corentin Tolisso 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 0
10 DF   Mats Hummels 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0
DF   Joshua Kimmich 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 0
12 MF   James Rodríguez 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0
13 DF   Juan Bernat 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
GK   Sven Ulreich 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
FW   Sandro Wagner 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
16 DF   David Alaba 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
DF   Javi Martínez 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
DF   Niklas Süle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Total 41 0 0 11 0 0 2 0 0 23 0 0 77 0 0

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