FC Bayern Munich II

Bayern Munich II (Bayern Munich Amateure until 2005) are the reserve team of German association football club Bayern Munich. In 2010–11 they played in the 3. Liga, having qualified for its inaugural season in 2008, and have consistently played at the third level of German football (the highest permissible level for reserve teams) – they played in the Regionalliga Süd from its formation in 1994 to 2008, when it was usurped by the 3. Liga. They have generally achieved at least mid-table finishes at this level, and won the Regionalliga Süd title in 2004. In 2010–11 Bayern II finished last in the 3. Liga and was thus relegated to the Regionalliga. They afterwards regained promotion by winning the 2018–19 Regionalliga and won the 3. Liga in 2019–20. They will however stay in the 3. Liga as reserve teams are ineligible for promotion to the 2. Bundesliga.

Bayern II
Full nameFC Bayern München II
Nickname(s)"Bayern Amateure" (Bayern Non-professionals), "Kleine Bayern" (Little Bayern)
GroundStadion an der Grünwalder Straße
PresidentHerbert Hainer
Head coachMartín Demichelis / Danny Schwarz
League3. Liga
2019–203. Liga, 1st of 20
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 is intended to be the final step between Bayern's youth setup and the first team, and is usually made up of promising youngsters between the age of 18 and 23, with a few veteran players drafted in to provide experience.

Bayern II has made several appearances in the DFB-Pokal, even facing the senior Bayern side in a fourth round tie in 1977 losing 5–3. Their last appearance in the cup was the 2004–05 season, when they reached the quarter final, but since 2008, reserve teams are no longer permitted to play in the cup. In 1983 and 1987, Bayern II advanced to the national amateur cup final where they lost 0–2 to FC Homburg and 1–4 to MSV Duisburg respectively.


The team's first appearance in the top-league of Bavarian football, the southern group of the Amateurliga Bayern, came in 1956, when it won the tier-four 2nd Amateurliga Oberbayern A and advanced to the next level through the promotion round.[1] After finishing its first season in this league in mid-table, it ended 1957–58 as runners-up, two points behind local rival FC Wacker München.[2] It repeated this achievement in 1960–61, this time coming second to TSV 1860 Munich II.[3] Both reserve sides then descended in the league table and, in 1963, when the German football league system was severely altered, they both missed the cut-off for the new single-tier Amateurliga Bayern. Bayern Amateure had to finish seventh to qualify but came only 14th and found itself grouped in the new tier-four Landesliga Bayern-Süd.[4]

Bayern Munich II celebrate a victory at the Grünwalder Stadion in 2008

It took the team four seasons in this league to work its way back up, improving year by year and, in 1966–67, it finished first and earned promotion back to the Bayernliga.[5] Bayern started well in the league, coming fourth in the first year, but then declined and was relegated again in 1971.[6] It only took two seasons this time for the team to return to the third division and another league win in 1973 moved the team back up.[7]

For the next 21 seasons, the team was to be a member of the Bayernliga without interruption. However, in all the 21 seasons there, the team could never win the league either, being ineligible for promotion from there to professional football anyway.

The team had few bad seasons in this time, coming relatively close to relegation only once, in 1982. It managed three runners-up finishes in the league, in 1983, 1984 and 1987 and generally existed as an upper-table side.[8]

In 1994, with the introduction of the new tier-three Regionalliga Süd, the team qualified comfortably. It was to be a long-term member of this league, too, belonging to it until 2008, when the 3. Liga was formed. After mostly finishing in mid-table in the league, Bayern earned its first league title in over 30 years when it won the Regionalliga in 2004. Being already a member of the highest league in which reserve teams are permitted, the side could not take up promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga and had to stay at this level. In 2005, all reserve sides of clubs in the first and second Bundesliga changed their name from Amateure to II, meaning FC Bayern Munich Amateure became FC Bayern Munich II.

In 2008, the team earned promotion to the new 3. Liga, finishing eighth when a top-ten finish was needed. The club played at this level for three seasons before suffering relegation to the Regionalliga in 2010–11. It was the first time since 1973 that the team would not play in the third division and also meant the end of Hermann Gerland as the team's coach.[9]

After coming second in the inaugural Regionalliga Bayern season in 2012–13 the team won the league the following year. This entitled the club to enter the promotion round to the 3. Liga. After two games against Regionalliga West champions Fortuna Köln they lost due to the away goal rule making their opponents one of the three promoted teams to the third division.[10]

In 2019, Bayern Munich II earned promotion to the 3. Liga, after winning Regionalliga 2018–2019 and defeating Wolfsburg II in the two-game promotion-playoff (1–3 and 4–1). The following season, while placing 15th after the first half of the season, Bayern Munich II won the 3. Liga. However, since secondary teams aren't eligible for promotion to 2.Bundesliga, Bayern Munich II will remain in 3. Liga for the 2020–21 season.


Bayern II play at the Grünwalder Stadion, which was the first team's venue until the opening of the Olympiastadion in 1972. During the 2012–13 season Bayern II moved to Sportpark Heimstetten, the home stadium of SV Heimstetten, caused by renovation of the Grünwalder Stadion.[11]



As of 12 February 2021[12]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   GER Ron-Thorben Hoffmann
2 DF   FRA Rémy Vita
3 DF   GER Angelo Mayer
4 DF   GER Josip Stanišić
5 DF   GER Nicolas Feldhahn (captain)[13]
6 MF   POR Tiago Dantas (on loan from Benfica)
7 FW    SUI Dimitri Oberlin
9 FW   GER Fiete Arp
10 MF   GER Timo Kern
11 FW   GER Nicolas-Gerrit Kühn
12 GK   GER Michael Wagner
13 DF   GER Kilian Senkbeil
14 FW   GER Lenn Jastremski
15 DF   GER Alexander Lungwitz (on loan from Greuther Fürth)
17 FW   GER Malik Tillman
18 MF   GER Maximilian Zaiser
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 MF   GER Maximilian Welzmüller
21 DF   GER Lenny Borges (on loan from Milan)
22 MF   GER Lasse Günther
23 GK   GER Lukas Schneller
24 MF   GER Christopher Scott
25 MF   GER Torben Rhein
26 DF   GER Bright Arrey-Mbi
30 MF   LVA Daniels Ontužāns
35 DF   USA Justin Che (on loan from FC Dallas)
37 MF   GER Jamal Musiala
38 MF   GER Angelo Stiller
40 DF   GER Jamie Lawrence
41 FW   GER Armindo Sieb
43 FW   GER Nemanja Motika
44 DF   GER Dennis Waidner

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
22 MF   USA Taylor Booth (at SKN St. Pölten until 30 June 2021)
MF   SWE Alex Timossi Andersson (at Austria Klagenfurt until 30 June 2021)

Coaching staffEdit

  Danny Schwarz Head coach
  Martín Demichelis
  David Krecidlo Assistant coach
  Dirk Teschke
  Walter Junghans Goalkeeping coach
  Tobias Dippert Athletics coach
Functional team[12]
  Carsten Kramer Physiotherapists
  Moritz Renker
  Dominik Gerzer
  Samy Khalfallah Team organiser
  Jan Müller Team doctor

Recent managersEdit

Recent managers of the club:[14]

Hermann Gerland has had three spells as coach of the club


The club's honours:

Recent recordEdit

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[16][17]

Season Division Tier Position Cup
1994–95 Regionalliga Süd III 7 Quarter-final
1995–96 Regionalliga Süd 13 Round 1
1997–97 Regionalliga Süd 8 DNQ
1997–98 Regionalliga Süd 6 DNQ
1998–99 Regionalliga Süd 8 DNQ
1999–00 Regionalliga Süd 5 DNQ
2000–01 Regionalliga Süd 9 DNQ
2001–02 Regionalliga Süd 10 DNQ
2002–03 Regionalliga Süd 4 Round 1
2003–04 Regionalliga Süd 1 DNQ
2004–05 Regionalliga Süd 6 Quarter-final
2005–06 Regionalliga Süd 11 DNQ
2006–07 Regionalliga Süd 8 DNQ
2007–08 Regionalliga Süd 8 ↑ DNQ
2008–09 3. Liga 5
2009–10 3. Liga 8
2010–11 3. Liga 20 ↓
2011–12 Regionalliga Süd IV 14
2012–13 Regionalliga Bayern 2
2013–14 Regionalliga Bayern 1
2014–15 Regionalliga Bayern 2
2015–16 Regionalliga Bayern 6
2016–17 Regionalliga Bayern 2
2017–18 Regionalliga Bayern 2
2018–19 Regionalliga Bayern 1 ↑
2019–20 3. Liga III 1
2020–21 3. Liga

DNQ = Bayern II did not qualify for the cup in that season;
— = Since 2008–09 season reserve teams of professional clubs are no longer allowed to compete in the cup

  • With the introduction of the Bezirksoberligas in 1988 as the new fifth tier, below the Landesligas, all leagues below dropped one tier. With the introduction of the Regionalligas in 1994 and the 3. Liga in 2008 as the new third tier, below the 2. Bundesliga, all leagues below dropped one tier. With the establishment of the Regionalliga Bayern as the new fourth tier in Bavaria in 2012 the Bayernliga was split into a northern and a southern division, the number of Landesligas expanded from three to five and the Bezirksoberligas abolished. All leagues from the Bezirksligas onward were elevated one tier.
Promoted Relegated

Past playersEdit


  1. ^ Die Bayernliga 1945–1997 (in German) publisher: DSFS, page: 35. Retrieved 30 June 2009
  2. ^ Die Bayernliga 1945–1997 (in German) publisher: DSFS, page: 40. Retrieved 30 June 2009
  3. ^ Die Bayernliga 1945–1997 (in German) publisher: DSFS, page: 49. Retrieved 30 June 2009
  4. ^ Die Bayernliga 1945–1997 (in German) publisher: DSFS, page: 55. Retrieved 30 June 2009
  5. ^ Landesliga Süd Bayern 1966/67 Das Deutsche Fussball Archiv. Retrieved 30 June 2009
  6. ^ Die Bayernliga 1945–1997 (in German) publisher: DSFS, page: 106. Retrieved 30 June 2009
  7. ^ Landesliga Süd Bayern 1972/73 Das Deutsche Fussball Archiv. Retrieved 30 June 2009
  8. ^ Die Bayernliga 1945–1997 (in German) FC Bayern Munich II league record, publisher: DSFS, page: 158. Retrieved 30 June 2009
  9. ^ Bye, bye Bayern (in German) kicker.de, published: 28 April 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011
  10. ^ Regionalliga Bayern table 2013–14 kicker.de. Retrieved 16 June 2014
  11. ^ "Spielplan Regionalliga Bayern" (in German). FC Bayern Munich. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  12. ^ a b c "FC Bayern Amateure". fcbayern.com (in German). FC Bayern Munich. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  13. ^ "Das sind die Drittliga-Kapitäne der neuen Saison". kicker.
  14. ^ Bayern München II .:. Trainer von A-Z (in German) Weltfussball.de. Retrieved 30 April 2011
  15. ^ Somnath Sengupta (8 March 2011). "The Glorious History of IFA Shield". The Hard Tackle. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  16. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables
  17. ^ Fussball.de – Ergebnisse Archived 18 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues

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