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FC Bayern Munich (basketball)

FC Bayern Munich Basketball
FC Bayern Munich Basketball logo
Leagues German BBL
Founded 1946
History 1946–Present
Arena Audi Dome
Arena Capacity 6,700
Location Munich, Germany
Team colors Red, White, Navy
President Karl Hopfner
Head coach Svetislav Pešić
Championships 3 German Championships
1954, 1955, 2014
1 German Cup
Home jersey
Team colours
Away jersey
Team colours
European jersey
Team colours

FC Bayern Munich Basketball is a professional basketball club, part of the FC Bayern Munich sports club based in Munich, Germany. The club play their national domestic league games in the BBL league and internationally in the Euroleague. The team's home arena is called, Audi Dome, which seats 6,700 spectators.


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 Bozen, once a top basketball club from Italy. Later, in 1966, the club was a founding member of the German League.[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 German First Division 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 semi-finals of the Basketball Bundesliga, where it lost 3–2 against the reigning champions Brose Baskets.

Thanks to a wild card,[3] Bayern Munich played 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 June 18, 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 1954; 60 years before. Star player of the team was Malcolm Delaney, who won both the MVP and Finals MVP.


1954, 1955, 2014


Current roster

Depth chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C John Bryant Vladimir Štimac Yassin Idbihi Daniel Mayr
PF Duško Savanović Jan Jagla
SF Nihad Đedović Robin Benzing Paul Zipser
SG Bryce Taylor Anton Gavel Lucca Staiger Mauricio Marin
PG Bo McCalebb Vasilije Micić Heiko Schaffartzik

Season by season

Season Tier League Pos. Postseason German Cup European competitions
2002–03 3 Regionalliga 2
2003–04 3 Regionalliga 1 Promoted
2004–05 2 2. Bundesliga 15 Relegated
2005–06 3 Regionalliga 1 Promoted[1]
2006–07 3 Regionalliga 2
2007–08 3 Regionalliga 1 Promoted
2008–09 2 Pro A 8
2009–10 2 Pro A 8
2010–11 2 Pro A 1 Promoted
2011–12 1 Bundesliga 6 Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup – Regular season
2012–13 1 Bundesliga 4 Semifinalist Third–place
2013–14 1 Bundesliga 1 Champion Fourth–place 1 Euroleague – Top 16
2014–15 1 Bundesliga

Notable players

To appear in this section a player must have either:
  • Played at least one season for the club.
  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • To perform very successfully during period in the club or at later/previous stages of his career.

Notable coaches


  1. ^ Resigned to promote


  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;, 26 June 2013

External links

  • Official website (German)
  • Team Page
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