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FC Bayern München Basketball GmbH, commonly referred to as Bayern Munich, is a professional basketball club, a part of the FC Bayern Munich sports club, based in Munich, Germany. The club competes domestically in the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) and internationally in the EuroLeague.

Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich logo
LeaguesBasketball Bundesliga
EuroLeague
Founded1946
HistoryFC Bayern Munich Basketball
(1946–present)
ArenaAudi Dome
Capacity6,700
LocationMunich, Germany
Team colorsRed, white, navy
              
PresidentUli Hoeneß
Head coachDejan Radonjić
Team captainDanilo Barthel
OwnershipFC Bayern Munich
Championships5 German Championships
2 German Cups
Retired numbers2 (6, 24)
Websitefcb-basketball.de
Uniforms
Active departments of
FC Bayern Munich
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Football (men's) Football II (men's) Football JT (men's)
Football pictogram.svg Football pictogram.svg Basketball pictogram.svg
Football (women's) Football (seniors) Basketball
Handball pictogram.svg Chess pictogram.svg Bowling pictogram.svg
Handball Chess Bowling
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Table tennis Referees

The team plays its home games at Audi Dome, which was opened in 1972.

FC Bayern Munich Basketball also has a reserve team that plays in German third-tier level ProB.

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HistoryEdit

Bayern Munich has a long basketball tradition. Besides its most successful years in the 1950s and 1960s (German Championships in 1954, 1955, and German Cup in 1968), the club enjoyed remarkable popularity in 1956, when it even drew 40,000 fans to an open-air test game against Lancia Bolzano, once a top basketball club from Italy. Later, in 1966, the club was a founding member of the Basketball Bundesliga.[1]

In the following years, the club slowly, but surely, faded into obscurity, and in 1974, was even relegated to the German 2nd Division. For a long time after that, the club never completely recovered, and only had a few successful years (Bayern moved up to the Basketball Bundesliga in 1987, and stayed there until 1989).[1]

In 2008, the declared goal of the team was to return to the club's former glory, and return to the top German League, which it eventually did. In the near future, the club seeks to become a major force in European basketball, so that Bayern Munich will not only be well known for its football (soccer) operations, but also for its basketball operations as well.[2] In the 2012–13 season the club reached the semifinals, where it lost 3–2 against the reigning champions Brose Baskets.

Thanks to a wild card,[3] Bayern Munich played in the EuroLeague in the 2013–14 season. This was its first appearance in the top European championship, and it reached the Top 16 stage. On 18 June 2014, Bayern won its third national title when it beat Alba Berlin 3–1 in the Finals. It was the first title for the team since 1955; 59 years before. Star player of the team was Malcolm Delaney, who won both the MVP and Finals MVP.

In the 2014–15 season, Bayern failed to win a title. In the BBL Finals they were defeated by Brose Baskets, 3–2. The team had to wait until 2018 for its next championship, as they beat Alba Berlin 3–2 in the Finals that year. By winning the BBL, Bayern also qualified for the following EuroLeague season.

Home arenaEdit

 
A Bayern Munich home game inside the Audi Dome.

The team's home arena is called Audi Dome, which seats 6,700 spectators.

PlayersEdit

Retired numbersEdit

FC Bayern Munich retired numbers
No Nat. Player Position Tenure
6   Steffen Hamann PG 2010–2014
24   Demond Greene SG 2010–2014

Current rosterEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

FC Bayern Munich roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
F 1   Dangubić, Nemanja 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 26 – (1993-04-13)13 April 1993
G 2   Weidemann, Nelson 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 20 – (1999-03-25)25 March 1999
G 3   Hobbs, Braydon 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 30 – (1989-05-17)17 May 1989
F 7   King, Alex 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 34 – (1985-02-20)20 February 1985
G 8   Koponen, Petteri 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 31 – (1988-04-13)13 April 1988
C 10   Radošević, Leon 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 29 – (1990-02-26)26 February 1990
F 11   Lučić, Vladimir 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 30 – (1989-06-17)17 June 1989
G 12   Lô, Maodo 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 26 – (1992-12-31)31 December 1992
PF 13   Mačvan, Milan   2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 29 – (1989-11-16)16 November 1989
G/F 14   Đedović, Nihad 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 29 – (1990-01-12)12 January 1990
G/F 15   Amaize, Robin 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 25 – (1994-01-31)31 January 1994
G 16   Jović, Stefan 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 28 – (1990-11-03)3 November 1990
F/C 22   Barthel, Danilo (C) 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 27 – (1991-10-24)24 October 1991
PF 23   Williams, Derrick 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 28 – (1991-05-25)25 May 1991
F 26   Ogunsipe, Marvin 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 23 – (1996-02-26)26 February 1996
F/C 31   Booker, Devin 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 28 – (1991-02-28)28 February 1991
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: October 3, 2018

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Devin Booker Leon Radošević Marvin Ogunsipe
PF Danilo Barthel Derrick Williams Milan Mačvan  
SF Vladimir Lučić Nemanja Dangubić Alex King
SG Nihad Đedović Petteri Koponen Robin Amaize
PG Stefan Jović Maodo Lô Braydon Hobbs Nelson Weidemann

Squad changes for the 2018–19 seasonEdit

InEdit

No. Pos. Nat. Name Age Moving from Type Ends Transfer fee Date Source
10 C   Leon Radošević 28 Brose Bamberg   Transfer 2021 €150,000 4 July 2018 [4]
15 G/F   Robin Amaize 24 Medi Bayreuth   Transfer 2021 Undisclosed 6 July 2018 [5]
12 G   Maodo Lô 25 Brose Bamberg   Transfer 2020 Undisclosed 13 July 2018 [6]
8 G   Petteri Koponen 30 FC Barcelona Lassa   End of contract 2021 Free 24 July 2018 [7]
1 F   Nemanja Dangubić 25 Crvena zvezda mts   End of contract 2019 Free 18 September 2018 [8]
23 PF   Derrick Williams 27 Los Angeles Lakers   End of contract 2019 Free 3 October 2018 [9]

OutEdit

No. Pos. Nat. Name Age Moving to Type Transfer fee Date Source
15 G/F   Reggie Redding 29 Türk Telekom   End of contract Free 28 June 2018 [10]
5 PG   Georg Beyschlag 21 Free agent End of contract Free 9 July 2018 [11]
33 C   Maik Zirbes 28 Crvena zvezda mts   End of contract Free 17 July 2018 [12]
35 G/F   Karim Jallow 21 MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg   Loan Undisclosed 25 July 2018 [13]
10 G   Amar Gegić 20 Partizan NIS   Sacked Undisclosed 30 July 2018 [14]
9 SG   Jared Cunningham 27 Germani Brescia Leonessa   End of contract Free 20 August 2018 [15]
25 G   Anton Gavel 33 Retirement Free 29 August 2018 [16]

Notable playersEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Head coachesEdit

HonoursEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

Winners (5): 1953–54, 1954–55, 2013–14, 2017–18, 2018–19
Runners-up (1): 2014–15
Winners (2): 1968, 2018
Runners-up (2): 2016, 2017
Runners-up (1): 2014
Winners (1): 2010–11

European competitionsEdit

Individual awardsEdit

Season by seasonEdit

International recordEdit

Season Achievement Notes
EuroLeague
2013–14 Top 16 6th place in a group with CSKA Moscow, Real Madrid, Maccabi Electra, Galatasaray, Lokomotiv Kuban, Partizan and Žalgiris
2014–15 Regular season 5th place in a group with FC Barcelona, Fenerbahçe Ülker, Panathinaikos, EA7 Milano and PGE Turów
2015–16 Regular season 5th place in a group with Fenerbahçe, Khimki, Crvena zvezda Telekom, Real Madrid and Strasbourg
EuroCup
2011–12 Regular season 3rd place in a group with Spartak Saint Petersburg, Benetton Treviso and Cedevita
2014–15 Eighthfinals eliminated by Valencia Basket, 80–58 (L) in Valencia and 60–94 (L) in Munich
2015–16 Quarterfinals eliminated by Galatasaray Odeabank, 99–89 (W) in Munich and 59–72 (L) in Istanbul
2016–17 Quarterfinals eliminated 2–1 by Unicaja, 91–82 (W) in Munich, 67–82 (L) in Málaga and 69–74 (L) in Munich
2017–18 Semifinals eliminated 2–0 by Darüşşafaka, 74–76 (L) in Istanbul and 87–83 (L) in Munich
FIBA Saporta Cup
1968–69 Second round eliminated by AŠK Olimpija, 81–101 (L) in Munich and 46–94 (L) in Ljubljana

SponsorshipsEdit

Official Shirt Sponsor BayWa AG
Official Sport Clothing Manufacturer Adidas AG

eSportsEdit

Bayern Munich was featured in the NBA 2K15, 2K16 & 2K17 video games.[17][18][19]

Since 6 June 2018 Bayern has an NBA 2K eSports team called "Bayern Ballers Gaming". The team uses Pro-Am mode for its games like in the NBA 2K League. The players were selected at the "Audi Dome eCup".[20].

RosterEdit

Bayern Ballers Gaming
No. Player Position From
1 xlBeCreative (Felix Ellspermann) C Munich
3 olWade (Sven Wedekind) SG Wendeburg
9 MGoCrzy (Marcel Stohl) PG Cologne
25 zaeppooo (Eric Cepuran) PG Aachen
28 TrashByCoachD (Dominik Tischler) SG Jena
32 JLB (Jannis Neumann) C Cologne
33 guardate (Christoph Hübler) SG Munich
51 LIZanity (Patrick Lizius) PF Oldenburg

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Reisner, Dino (2010). Sonderheft Basketball 2010/2011 – Das Projekt (in German). Kicker. p. 107.
  2. ^ Interview of the Week – October 29: Bayern Munich basketball coach Michael Schwarz.
  3. ^ Proposed team list for 2013–14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague; Euroleague.net, 26 June 2013
  4. ^ "Bayern gets size experience with Radosevic". EuroLeague.net. 4 July 2018. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Bayern gets promising guard Amaize for three years". EuroLeague.net. 6 July 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Bayern signs Lo for two seasons". EuroLeague.net. 13 July 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Bayern, Koponen agree to long-term deal". EuroLeague.net. 24 July 2018. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Bayern completes roster with high-flying Dangubic". EuroLeague.net. 18 September 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Bayern adds size, power with Williams". EuroLeague.net. 3 October 2018. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Turk Telekom adds versatility with Redding". EuroCupBasketball.com. 28 June 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Georg Beyschlag verlaesst die Bayern-Basketballer". fcb-basketball.de. 9 July 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Crvena Zvezda brings back Zirbes". EuroCupBasketball.com. 17 July 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Karim Jallow fuer ein Jahr nach Ludwigsburg". fcb-basketball.de. 25 July 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  14. ^ @FCBB_Jugend (30 July 2018). "Amar Gegic verlaesst den FCBB" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  15. ^ "Brescia inks high-flying Cunningham". EuroCupBasketball.com. 28 November 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Gavel says goodbye to successful career". EuroLeague.net. 29 August 2018. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  17. ^ FC Bayern Baskets erstmals in NBA 2K15 von 2K Games spielbar ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  18. ^ NBA 2K16 mit komplettem Euroleague-Kader ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  19. ^ "NBA 2K17 European Team List Revealed". sportando.com. 17 August 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  20. ^ "Bayern Ballers Gaming Uebersicht". fcb-basketball.de (in German). 6 August 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2018.

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