FC Bayern Munich (basketball)

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
2019–20 FC Bayern Munich (basketball) season
Bayern Munich logo
LeaguesBasketball Bundesliga
EuroLeague
Founded1946; 74 years ago (1946)
HistoryFC Bayern Munich Basketball
(1946–present)
ArenaAudi Dome
Capacity6,700
LocationMunich, Germany
Team colorsRed, white, navy
              
PresidentHerbert Hainer
Head coachAndrea Trinchieri
Team captainNihad Đedović
OwnershipFC Bayern Munich
Championships5 German Championships
2 German Cups
Retired numbers2 (6, 24)
Websitefcb-basketball.de
Active departments of
FC Bayern Munich
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Football (men's) Football II (men's) Football JT (men's)
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Football (women's) Football (seniors) Basketball
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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.

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. Age
G 0   Weiler-Babb, Nick 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 24 – (1995-12-12)12 December 1995
SG 1   George, Jason 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 19 – (2001-05-21)21 May 2001
G 2   Baldwin, Wade 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 24 – (1996-03-29)29 March 1996
G 5   Bray, T.J. 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 28 – (1992-06-14)14 June 1992
F 7   King, Alex 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 35 – (1985-02-20)20 February 1985
C 8   Reynolds, Jalen 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 27 – (1992-12-30)30 December 1992
F/C 9   Thomas, Malcolm 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 31 – (1988-11-08)8 November 1988
F 11   Lučić, Vladimir 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 31 – (1989-06-17)17 June 1989
G 12   Flaccadori, Diego 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 24 – (1996-04-04)4 April 1996
G/F 14   Đedović, Nihad (C) 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 30 – (1990-01-12)12 January 1990
G/F 15   Amaize, Robin 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 26 – (1994-01-31)31 January 1994
SF 16   Zipser, Paul 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 26 – (1994-02-18)18 February 1994
PF 25   Johnson, JaJuan 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 31 – (1989-02-08)8 February 1989
PG 31   Šiško, Žan Mark 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 23 – (1997-06-29)29 June 1997
C 43   Radošević, Leon 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 30 – (1990-02-26)26 February 1990
SF 44   Grant, Sasha 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 18 – (2002-02-15)15 February 2002
F 66   Rudan, Matej 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 19 – (2001-03-21)21 March 2001
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: September 9, 2020

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Jalen Reynolds Malcolm Thomas Leon Radošević
PF JaJuan Johnson Alex King Matej Rudan
SF Vladimir Lučić Paul Zipser Robin Amaize Sasha Grant
SG Nihad Đedović Nick Weiler-Babb Diego Flaccadori Jason George
PG Wade Baldwin T.J. Bray Žan Mark Šiško

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

Worldwide competitionsEdit

Winners (1): 2019

Individual awardsEdit

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier League Pos. German Cup European competitions
2008–09 2 ProA 8th
2009–10 2 ProA 8th
2010–11 2 ProA 1st
2011–12 1 Bundesliga 5th 2 Eurocup RS
2012–13 1 Bundesliga 4th Third position
2013–14 1 Bundesliga 1st Fourth position 1 Euroleague T16
2014–15 1 Bundesliga 2nd Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague RS
2 Eurocup EF
2015–16 1 Bundesliga 4th Runner-up 1 Euroleague RS
2 Eurocup QF
2016–17 1 Bundesliga 4th Runner-up 2 EuroCup QF
2017–18 1 Bundesliga 1st Champion 2 EuroCup SF
2018–19 1 Bundesliga 1st Quarterfinalist 1 EuroLeague 11th
2019–20 1 Bundesliga 5th Round of 16 1 EuroLeague

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.[4][5][6]

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".[7]

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. ^ FC Bayern Baskets erstmals in NBA 2K15 von 2K Games spielbar (in German)
  5. ^ NBA 2K16 mit komplettem Euroleague-Kader (in German)
  6. ^ "NBA 2K17 European Team List Revealed". sportando.com. 17 August 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Bayern Ballers Gaming Uebersicht". fcb-basketball.de (in German). 6 August 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2018.

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