FC Bayern Munich (basketball)

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Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich logo
Leagues Basketball Bundesliga
EuroCup
Founded 1946
History FC Bayern Munich Basketball
(1946–Present)
Arena Audi Dome
Arena Capacity 6,700
Location Munich, Germany
Team colors Red, White, Navy
              
President Uli Hoeneß
Head coach Aleksandar Đorđević
Ownership FC Bayern Munich
Championships 3 German Championships
1 German Cup
Retired numbers 2 (6, 24)
Website www.fcb-basketball.de
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
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Alternate jersey
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Team colours
Alternate
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

FC Bayern München Basketball GmbH 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 Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) and internationally in the EuroCup.

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 3rd-tier level ProB.

History

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, 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 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 2–3.

Arena

Audi Dome during a Bayern Munich home game

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

Titles & honours

Domestic competitions

Winners (3): 1953–54, 1954–55, 2013–14
Runners-up (1): 2014–15
Winners (1): 1968
Runners-up (2): 2016, 2017
Runners-up (1): 2014
Winners (1): 2010–11

International success

Players

Retired numbers

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

Current roster

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
G 3 United States Hobbs, Braydon 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 28 – (1989-05-17)17 May 1989
PG 5 Germany Beyschlag, Georg 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 20 – (1997-07-04)4 July 1997
F 7 Germany King, Alex 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 32 – (1985-02-20)20 February 1985
G 8 Germany Weidemann, Nelson 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 18 – (1999-03-25)25 March 1999
G 9 United States Cunningham, Jared 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 26 – (1991-05-22)22 May 1991
F 11 Serbia Lučić, Vladimir 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 28 – (1989-06-17)17 June 1989
PF 13 Serbia Mačvan, Milan 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 27 – (1989-11-16)16 November 1989
G/F 14 Bosnia and Herzegovina Đedović, Nihad 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 27 – (1990-01-12)12 January 1990
G/F 15 United States Redding, Reggie 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 29 – (1988-07-18)18 July 1988
G 16 Serbia Jović, Stefan 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 26 – (1990-11-03)3 November 1990
F/C 22 Germany Barthel, Danilo 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 25 – (1991-10-24)24 October 1991
G 25 Germany Gavel, Anton (C) 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 32 – (1984-10-24)24 October 1984
F 26 Austria Ogunsipe, Marvin 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 21 – (1996-02-26)26 February 1996
F/C 31 United States Booker, Devin 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 26 – (1991-02-28)28 February 1991
C 33 Germany Zirbes, Maik 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 27 – (1990-01-29)29 January 1990
G/F 35 Germany Jallow, Karim 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 20 – (1997-04-13)13 April 1997
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Serbia Mladen Mihajlović

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

  • Roster
  • Transactions
Updated: August 29, 2017

Depth chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Devin Booker Maik Zirbes
PF Milan Mačvan Danilo Barthel Alex King Marvin Ogunsipe
SF Vladimir Lučić Nihad Đedović Karim Jallow
SG Jared Cunningham Reggie Redding Anton Gavel
PG Stefan Jović Braydon Hobbs Georg Beyschlag Nelson Weidemann

Season by season

Season Tier League Pos. German Cup European competitions
2002–03 3 Regionalliga 2nd
2003–04 3 Regionalliga 1st
2004–05 2 2. Bundesliga 15th
2005–06 3 Regionalliga 1st[a]
2006–07 3 Regionalliga 2nd
2007–08 3 Regionalliga 1st
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 place
2013–14 1 Bundesliga 1st Fourth place 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 2 EuroCup
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Individual awards

Notable players

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

Notable coaches

Sponsorships

Official Shirt Sponsor BayWa AG
Official Sport Clothing Manufacturer Adidas AG

Video game

Bayern Munich was featured in the NBA 2K15, 2K16 & 2K17 video games.[4][5][6]

Notes

References

  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. August 17, 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2016. 

External links

  • Official website (in German)
  • Eurobasket.com Team Page
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