2008–09 FC Bayern Munich season

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Bayern Munich
2008–09 season
Chairman Franz Beckenbauer
Manager Jürgen Klinsmann (until 27 April 2009)
Jupp Heynckes (caretaker)
Bundesliga 2nd
DFB-Pokal Quarter-finals
Champions League Quarter-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Luca Toni (14)
All:
Miroslav Klose (20)
Highest home attendance 69,000
Lowest home attendance 69,000
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

FC Bayern Munich made few squad changes for the 2008–09 season. With captain Oliver Kahn retiring and coach Ottmar Hitzfeld leaving to coach the Swiss national team, the team leaders had to be replaced. Jürgen Klinsmann was appointed as new coach as announced in December 2007. In August 2008, Klinsmann announced that Mark van Bommel would succeed Kahn as captain. Klinsmann was sacked in April 2009 when the club officials saw the club's minimum aim, qualification for the Champions League, in jeopardy after a string of games in which Bayern underperformed. Jupp Heynckes was appointed as caretaker manager.

Course of the season[edit]

Preseason[edit]

With Ottmar Hitzfeld not available for another season, Bayern announced in December 2007 that they had signed former Bayern player and recent manager of the German national team Jürgen Klinsmann as head coach for the 2008–09 season. Oliver Kahn had even before the 2007–08 season announced that this would be his last season as a player. He was replaced by former reserve goalkeeper Michael Rensing, whose spot was taken by the newly signed Hans-Jörg Butt. 2nd reserve goalkeeper Bernd Dreher had also retired and was replaced by the amateur Thomas Kraft. Reserve strikers Jan Schlaudraff (to Hannover 96) and Sandro Wagner (to MSV Duisburg) left the club, but found no replacements. After being loaned out for two seasons, midfielder Julio dos Santos left the club for good. The only field player added to the squad was Tim Borowski, who came from Werder Bremen. All changes were made before the Euro 2008. After the tournament, Bayern announced that they would make no further squad changes.[1]

Training for the 2008–09 season began on 30 June 2008. Several players were still on vacation due to the Euro 2008 and Franck Ribéry was missing due to injury.[2] After a 45-minute in-training test against their own amateurs, the first official test was won at SV Lippstadt 7–1.[3][4] Further tests on 19 July in Nördlingen[5] and 20 July in Amberg[6] were won 8–0 and 11–1. The T-Home Supercup against Borussia Dortmund marked the first loss of the season (1–2).[7] After a goalless draw at 1. FC Köln on 26 July[8] Bayern went to Japan for a guestplay at Urawa Red Diamonds, beating the host 4–2.[9] On 5 August Bayern hosted Internazionale in the Franz Beckenbauer Cup for the final test before the regular season and was defeated by Inter 1–0.[10]

August[edit]

On 8 August Klinsmann announced that Mark van Bommel would succeed Oliver Kahn as captain.[11] Two days later, in the first cup match, third league club Rot-Weiß Erfurt provided unexpected difficulties for the Bayern as the club went to catch up on a Bayern lead three times, before having to concede to Bayern's fourth goal.[12] In the opening game of the Bundesliga season 2008–09 hosted Hamburg. As Hamburg caught up from two goals behind, the game ended 2–2, leaving HSV yet unbeaten in the Allianz-Arena.[13] After another draw at Dortmund the succeeding week brought two squad changes for Munich as Jansen decided to leave Bayern for Hamburg[14] and Massimo Oddo was loaned out from Milan.[15] The first league victory followed against Berlin, 4–1.

September[edit]

Victories at Köln in the league and Steaua Bucureşti in the Champions League were followed up with a 2–5 loss at home against rival Werder Bremen and another away at Hannover 96 (0–1) on 27 September. Three days later, Bayern were held to 1–1 draw at home by Lyon in Champions League group play.

October[edit]

On 4 October, Bayern drew level with VfL Bochum, despite leading 3–1 with just seven minutes left in regulation. However, goals in the 84th and 85th minutes saw Marcel Koller's men leave the Allianz with a point.[16] A few days later Bayern lost a friendly at Ingolstadt 04[17] but proceeded to win all other games in the month, including the Champions League home game against Fiorentina.[18]

November[edit]

After a victory at home against Arminia Bielefeld[19] Bayern drew level in the Champions League at Fiorentina on 1 November.[20] The following victory against Steaua Bucureşti on 25 November qualified Bayern for the single elimination stage.[21] In the Bundesliga away matches at Schalke 04 and Borussia Mönchengladbach followed. While Bayern defeated rival Schalke[22] Bayern drew at Mönchengladbach, for the third time this season not winning against them, despite having led by two goals.[23] The games at home against Energie Cottbus[24] and away at Bayer Leverkusen were also won.[25]

December / January[edit]

On the 16th day of play, Bayern defeated current leader 1899 Hoffenheim, thus coming very close to the top of the standings.[26] The final match of the Champions League group stage was also won at Lyon, completing Bayern's best performance in the group stage.[27] A draw at VfB Stuttgart was Bayern's final game before the winter break.[28] Coincidentally Stuttgart was also Bayern's first opponent after the break. While Bayern won this cup game 5–1 away the first league match was lost at Hamburg 0–1.[29][30]

February[edit]

After winning at home against Borussia Dortmund,[31] Bayern lost their next two games at Berlin,[32] that thereby took the lead in the league, and at home against newly promoted Köln.[33] A 5–0 victory in the Champions League at Sporting CP was the final game of the month.[34]

March[edit]

After a draw in the league at Bremen Bayern was eliminated from the cup by Bayer Leverkusen.[35][36] Munich won all other games in the month, including a 7–1 in the 2nd leg against Sporting, thus achieving a record aggregate of 12–1.[37]

April[edit]

After 5–1 defeat in the league at Wolfsburg,[38] a direct rival for the championship, Bayern suffered another severe loss (4–0) at the hands of FC Barcelona.[39] Bayern held Barcelona to a draw in the second leg a week later but was elimininated from the competition nevertheless.[40] In the league Munich managed to win against underdogs Frankfurt and Bielefeld, but a home defeat at the hands of Schalke led to the dismissal of coach Klinsmann. The club appointed Jupp Heynckes as caretaker coach and Hermann Gerland as assistant caretaker coach.[41]

May[edit]

Bayern won their first three games under Heynckes as coach, defeating Mönchengladbach, Cottbus, and Leverkusen. A draw at Hoffenheim led to a delicate situation before the last game: Second-place Bayern hosted third-place Stuttgart. While the winner of the match would be qualified for the Champions League, and even win the championship if Wolfsburg lost, the loser would probably fall to the fourth place, thus not qualifying for the Champions League at all.[42] As fourth-place Berlin lost and Wolfsburg won, the game eventually just decided that Bayern would go to the Champions League directly while Stuttgart would go to the qualification. The season concluded with four friendly games at Kaufbeuren, Eichstätt, Magdeburg, and Sittard, which Munich won all.

Bundesliga[edit]

Bayern hosted Hamburg in the opener of the 46th Bundesliga season on 15 August 2008. On the last day of play on 23 May 2009 they won against Stuttgart, thus finishing second in the league. The second place qualified Bayern for the UEFA Champions League 2009–10.[43]

Matches[edit]

DFB-Pokal[edit]

In the first round of the cup Bayern faced Rot-Weiß Erfurt. The east Germans from the third tier were able to equalize three times before finally succumbing to Bayern. A victory at home against second-tier Nuremberg followed. In the third round Bayern managed one of their best performances of the season, winning 5–1 at Stuttgart, but they lost in the next round to Bayer Leverkusen.

1st round[edit]

10 August 2008
20:30 (CEST)
Rot-Weiß Erfurt 3–4 Bayern Munich
Cannizzaro Goal 22'
Bunjaku Goal 47'67'
Schnetzler Booked
Cinaz Booked
(Report) Lahm Goal 6'
Podolski Goal 23'
Klose Goal 57'
Kroos Goal 80'
Van Bommel Booked
Podolski Booked
Steigerwaldstadion, Erfurt
Attendance: 24,500 (capacity)
Referee: Florian Meyer (Burgdorf)

2nd round[edit]

24 September 2008
20:30 (CEST)
Bayern Munich 2–0 FC Nuremberg
Klose Goal 7'
Borowski Goal 68'
(Report)
Allianz Arena, Munich
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Manuel Gräfe (Berlin)

3rd round[edit]

27 January 2009
20:30 (CET)
VfB Stuttgart 1–5 Bayern Munich
Gómez Goal 85'
Baştürk Booked
(Report) Schweinsteiger Goal 14'55' (pen.)
Ribéry Goal 16' Penalty missed 21'
Toni Goal 43'
Zé Roberto Goal 59'
Demichelis Booked
Toni Booked
Ribéry Booked
Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart
Attendance: 55,500 (capacity)
Referee: Herbert Fandel (Kyllburg)

Quarter-finals[edit]

4 March 2009
20:30 (CET)
Bayer Leverkusen 4–2 Bayern Munich
Barnetta Goal 54'
Vidal Goal 61'
Helmes Goal 70'
Kießling Goal 90+2'
Kroos Booked
Rolfes Booked
(Report) Lúcio Goal 72'
Klose Goal 74'
Ottl Booked
Rensing Booked
LTU Arena, Düsseldorf
Attendance: 50,500 (capacity)
Referee: Florian Mayer (Burgdorf)

Champions League[edit]

Bayern's Champions League season started on 17 September at Bucharest. The other group rivals were Lyon and Fiorentina.[44] They finished the group stage undefeated in first place and put away Sporting CP on a record margin in the first knockout round, but were not match for Barcelona in the quarter-final. Club officials spoke of a "massive humiliation" and being "taken apart" after the 0–4 in the first leg.[45]

Group stage[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Germany Bayern Munich 6 4 2 0 12 4 +8 14
France Lyon 6 3 2 1 14 10 +4 11
Italy Fiorentina 6 1 3 2 5 8 −3 6
Romania Steaua Bucureşti 6 0 1 5 3 12 −9 1
17 September 2008
20:45 (CEST)
Steaua Bucureşti Romania 0–1 Germany Bayern Munich
Goian Booked 42'
Lovin Booked 69'
(Report) Van Buyten Goal 15'
Podolski Booked 88'
Steaua Stadium, Bucharest
Attendance: 13,379
Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)

30 September 2008
20:45 (CEST)
Bayern Munich Germany 1–1 France Lyon
Zé Roberto Goal 52'
Demichelis Booked 49'
Klose Booked 59'
(Report) Demichelis Goal 25' (o.g.)
Mensah Booked 21'
Juninho Booked 59'
Makoun Booked 61'
Cris Booked 77'
Fußball Arena München, Munich
Attendance: 64,000
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

21 October 2008
20:45 (CEST)
Bayern Munich Germany 3–0 Italy Fiorentina
Klose Goal 4'
Schweinsteiger Goal 25'
Zé Roberto Goal 90'
Oddo Booked 58'
Ribéry Booked 82'
(Report) Kuzmanović Booked 29'
Dainelli Booked 64'
Gobbi Booked 79'
Fußball Arena München, Munich
Attendance: 66,000 (capacity)
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (Portugal)

5 November 2008
20:45 (CET)
Fiorentina Italy 1–1 Germany Bayern Munich
Mutu Goal 11'
Montolivo Booked 90+2'
(Report) Borowski Booked 45+1' Goal 78'

25 November 2008
20:45 (CET)
Bayern Munich Germany 3–0 Romania Steaua Bucureşti
Klose Goal 57'71'
Toni Goal 61'
(Report) Ov. Petre Booked 15'
Goian Booked 29'
Golański Booked 84'

10 December 2008
20:45 (CET)
Lyon France 2–3 Germany Bayern Munich
Govou Goal 52'
Benzema Goal 68'
Grosso Booked 6'
Gassama Booked 61'
(Report) Klose Goal 12'37'
Ribéry Goal 34'
Borowski Booked 22'
Van Bommel Booked 79'
Lahm Booked 84'
Ottl Booked 86'
Stade de Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 40,500 (capacity)
Referee: Howard Webb (England)

Round of 16[edit]

24 February 2009
20:45 (CET)
Sporting CP Portugal 0–5 Germany Bayern Munich
Tonel Booked 45+1'
Pereirinha Booked 80'
(Report) Ribéry Goal 42'61' (pen.)
Klose Goal 57'
Toni Goal 84'90+1'
Van Bommel Booked 31'
Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon
Attendance: 35,163
Referee: Bertrand Layec (France)

11 March 2009
20:45 (CET)
Bayern Munich Germany 7–1 Portugal Sporting CP
Podolski Goal 7'34'
Polga Goal 39' (o.g.)
Schweinsteiger Goal 43'
Van Bommel Goal 74'
Klose Goal 82' (pen.)
Müller Goal 90'
(Report) Moutinho Booked 18', Goal 42'
Silva Booked 77'
Fußball Arena München, Munich
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Martin Hansson (Sweden)

Quarter-finals[edit]

8 April 2009
20:45 CEST
Barcelona Spain 4–0 Germany Bayern Munich
Messi Goal 9'38' Booked 17'
Eto'o Goal 12'
Henry Goal 43'
Márquez Booked 90'
(Report) Lell Booked 48'
Demichelis Booked 57'
Camp Nou, Barcelona
Attendance: 96,000 (capacity)
Referee: Howard Webb (England)

14 April 2009
20:45 CEST
Bayern Munich Germany 1–1 Spain Barcelona
Ribéry Goal 47'
Lúcio Booked 36'
Demichelis Booked 42'
Borowski Booked 82'
Lell Booked 84'
(Report) Keita Goal 73'
Alves Booked 18'
Puyol Booked 25'
Fußball Arena München, Munich
Attendance: 66,000 (capacity)
Referee: Roberto Rosetti (Italy)

Friendly[edit]

T-Home-Supercup[edit]

The League Cup was not held this season.[46] Instead Bayern and Dortmund played out the unofficial T-Home-Supercup with Bayern losing 1–2.

23 July 2008
Borussia Dortmund Germany 2–1 Germany Bayern Munich
Błaszczykowski Goal 29'
Hajnal Goal 33'
(Report) Ekici Goal 73'
Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund
Attendance: 47,100
Referee: Thorsten Kinhöfer (Herne)

Franz Beckenbauer Cup[edit]

Bayer invited Internazionale for the Franz Beckenbauer Cup 2009, but lost 0–1 to the guests from Italy.

5 August 2008
Bayern Munich Germany 0–1 Italy Internazionale
(Report) Mancini Goal 51'
Maicon Booked
Allianz Arena, Munich
Attendance: 64,000
Referee: Dr. Felix Brych (Munich)

Preseason[edit]

13 July 2008
SV Lippstadt 08 Germany 1–7 Germany Bayern Munich
Chomse Goal 76' (Report) Müller Goal 3' Goal 32' Goal 60'
Kroos Goal 21'
Ottl Goal 23' Goal 77'
Yilmaz Goal 79'
Breno Booked
Lippstadt
Attendance: 8,000 (capacity)
Referee: Frank Perschke

19 July 2008
1861 Nördlingen Germany 0–8 Germany Bayern Munich
(Report) Van Bommel Goal
Ngwenya Goal Goal
Ottl Goal
Yilmaz Goal Goal Goal
Demichelis Goal
Gerd-Müller-Stadtion, Nördlingen
Attendance: 10,500 (capacity)
Referee: Lothar Ostheimer (Petersthal)

20 July 2008
Fanclub Nabburg Germany 1–11 Germany Bayern Munich
Götz Goal 26' (Report) Lell Goal 5'
Yilmaz Goal 15'
Van Bommel Goal 38'
Demichelis Goal 42' Goal 78'
Ngwenya Goal 43'
Kroos Goal 52'58'68'
Hamit Altıntop Goal 62'
Podolski Goal 86'
Amberg
Attendance: 14,000

26 July 2008
FC Köln Germany 0–0 Germany Bayern Munich
Özat Booked (Report) Kroos Booked
RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne
Attendance: 42,000

31 July 2008
Urawa Red Diamonds Japan 2–4 Germany Bayern Munich
Umesaki Goal 57'
Abe Goal 80'
(Report) Klose Goal 16'
Schweinsteiger Goal 21'
Podolski Goal 43' Goal 63'
Saitama Stadium, Saitama
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Kazuhiko Matsumura

Intermediate[edit]

2 September 2008
20:45 CEST
Bayern Munich Germany 1–1 Germany German national team
Klose Goal 51' (Report) Trochowski Goal 33'
Allianz Arena, Munich
Attendance: 69,000 (capacity)
Referee: Markus Merk (Kaiserslautern)

19 October 2008
18:30 CEST
Ingolstadt Germany 1–0 Germany Bayern Munich
Wohlfarth Goal 39' (Report)
Tuja-Stadion, Ingolstadt
Attendance: 5,172
Referee: Helmut Fleischer (Hallstadt)

Winter break[edit]

10 January 2009
17:00 UTC+4
Al-Jazira United Arab Emirates 2–3 Germany Bayern Munich
Baiano Goal 4'
Van Buyten Goal 76' (o.g.)
Diyaki Booked
Sobis Booked
(Report) Schweinsteiger Goal 31'
Van Buyten Goal 48'
Klose Goal 90+2'
Lell Booked
Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Khaled Aldoki

12 January 2009
20:30 AST
Al-Wheda Saudi Arabia 1–3 Germany Bayern Munich
Al-Kuwaikabi Goal 53' (Report) Ribéry Goal 31'
Borowski Goal 35'
Donovan Goal 90+1'

17 January 2009
14:00 CET
Eintracht Bamberg Germany 0–3 Germany Bayern Munich
(Report) Borowski Goal 27'
Lahm Goal 35'
Klose Goal 54'
Waldstadion, Weismain
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Georg Schalk (Augsburg)

19 January 2009
19:00 CET
Kaiserslautern Germany 0–2 Germany Bayern Munich
Ouattara Booked
Dick Booked
(Report) Toni Goal 25'
Donovan Goal 75'
Schweinsteiger Goal
Van Bommel Booked
Fritz Walter Stadion, Kaiserslautern
Attendance: 42,604
Referee: Christian Dingert (Lebecksmühle)

22 January 2009
20:15 CET
Mainz 05 Germany 0–5 Germany Bayern Munich
(Report) Klose Goal 4'
Toni Goal 55'
Donovan Goal 70'90'
Schweinsteiger Goal 72'

Postseason[edit]

26 May 2009
18:30 CEST
SpVgg Kaufbeuren Germany 0–11 Germany Bayern Munich
(Report) Müller Goal 5'23'
Klose Goal 11'60'67'
Sosa Goal 31'
Borowski Goal 34'36'38'55'
Rieß Goal 78'
Parkstadion Kaufbeuren
Attendance: 8,000 (capacity)

28 May 2009
18:30 CEST
VfB Eichstätt Germany 3–8 Germany Bayern Munich
Witasek Goal 18'30'
Zehentmeier Goal 85'
(Report) Müller Goal 6'11'31'74'87'
Klose Goal 16'62'
Borowski Goal 34'
Sportplatz Eichstätt
Attendance: 4,000 (capacity)

29 May 2009
18:00 CEST
Magdeburg Germany 2–3 Germany Bayern Munich
Georgi Goal 49'
Rosin Goal 58'
(Report) Klose Goal 8'40'54'
Stadion Magdeburg
Attendance: 15,605
Referee: René Hammer (Ranis)

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

These stats are as 25 May 2009, the final day of the 2008–09 Bundesliga season.

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK  GER Michael Rensing 25 EU 2003 49 0 2010 Youth system
22 GK  GER Hans-Jörg Butt 34 EU 2008 8 0 2010 Free
35 GK  GER Thomas Kraft 20 EU 2006 0 0 2011 Youth system
3 DF  BRA Lúcio (VC) 31 Non-EU 2004 144 7 2010 12m
5 DF  BEL Daniel Van Buyten 31 EU 2006 68 7 2010 8m
6 DF  ARG Martín Demichelis (VC) 28 Non-EU 2003 147 11 2012 5m
21 DF  GER Philipp Lahm 25 EU 2005 104 4 2012 Loan return
23 DF  ITA Massimo Oddo 32 EU 2008 18 0 2009 Loaned
30 DF  GER Christian Lell 24 EU 2003 65 1 2011 Youth system
33 DF  BRA Breno 19 Non-EU 2008 5 0 2012 12m
7 MF  FRA Franck Ribéry 26 EU 2007 53 20 2011 25m
8 MF  TUR Hamit Altıntop 26 EU 2007 34 5 2010 Free
15 MF  BRA Zé Roberto 34 EU 2007 169 14 2009 9.5m
16 MF  GER Andreas Ottl 24 EU 2005 73 5 2011 Youth system
17 MF  NED Mark van Bommel (captain) 32 EU 2006 85 10 2009 6m
20 MF  ARG José Ernesto Sosa 23 Non-EU 2007 32 2 2011 6m
24 MF  GER Tim Borowski 29 EU 2008 26 5 2011 Free
31 MF  GER Bastian Schweinsteiger 24 EU 2002 184 20 2012 Youth system
9 FW  ITA Luca Toni 31 EU 2007 56 38 2011 11m
11 FW  GER Lukas Podolski 23 EU 2006 72 15 2010 10m
18 FW  GER Miroslav Klose 30 EU 2007 53 20 2011 14m
25 FW  GER Thomas Müller 19 EU 2008 4 0 2011 Youth system
  • Last updated: 25 January 2010
  • Source: Wikipedia players' articles,

Fussballdaten.de (for appearances and goals)

  • Ordered by position on pitch.

Transfers in[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
24 MF  GER Tim Borowski 29 EU Werder Bremen End of contract Summer 2011 Free
13 FW  USA Landon Donovan 27 Non-EU LA Galaxy United States Loaned Winter 2009 Free

Total spending: Decrease €0.0 million

Transfers out[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
1 GK  GER Oliver Kahn 39 EU Career end Summer n/a
29 GK  GER Bernd Dreher 42 EU Career end Summer n/a
2 DF  FRA Willy Sagnol 32 EU Career end Summer n/a
23 DF  GER Marcell Jansen 23 EU Hamburger SV Transfer Summer 8M
MF  PAR Julio dos Santos 26 Non-EU Atlético Paranaense Brazil Transfer Summer Free
19 FW  GER Jan Schlaudraff 25 EU Hannover 96 Transfer Summer 2M
34 FW  GER Sandro Wagner 21 EU MSV Duisburg Transfer Summer Free
32 DF  GER Georg Niedermeier 23 EU VfB Stuttgart Loaned out Winter 0.1M
39 MF  GER Toni Kroos 18 EU Bayer Leverkusen Loaned out Winter Free
13 FW  USA Landon Donovan 27 Non-EU LA Galaxy United States Loan return Winter n/a

EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; N = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); Age = age on the day of the signing; Moving from = only indicate the club the player was playing before start playing for this club in this season, for the type of the moving see Status column; Moving to = only indicates the club the player is going to play next, for the type of the moving see Status column; Ends = when the player's current contract ends; n/a = Not applicable.

Total income: Increase €10.1 million

Individual statistics[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Bundesliga Champions League DFB-Pokal
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Germany GK Michael Rensing 37 0 26 0 7 0 4 0
22 Germany GK Hans-Jörg Butt 11 0 8 0 3 0 0 0
35 Germany GK Thomas Kraft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Brazil DF Lúcio (vice-captain) 44 2 32 1 8 0 4 1
5 Belgium DF Daniel Van Buyten 25 4 18 3 5 1 2 0
6 Argentina DF Martín Demichelis (vice-captain) 40 4 29 4 8 0 3 0
21 Germany DF Philipp Lahm 39 4 28 3 8 0 3 1
23 Italy DF Massimo Oddo 27 0 18 0 7 0 2 0
30 Germany DF Christian Lell 28 0 20 0 6 0 2 0
33 Brazil DF Breno 8 0 4 0 4 0 0 0
7 France MF Franck Ribéry 36 14 25 9 8 4 3 1
8 Turkey MF Hamit Altıntop 16 2 10 2 3 0 3 0
15 Brazil MF Zé Roberto 42 7 29 4 9 2 4 1
16 Germany MF Andreas Ottl 28 0 20 0 4 0 4 0
17 Netherlands MF Mark van Bommel (captain) 41 3 29 2 9 1 3 0
20 Argentina MF José Ernesto Sosa 20 2 17 2 2 0 1 0
24 Germany MF Tim Borowski 32 7 23 5 7 1 2 1
31 Germany MF Bastian Schweinsteiger 44 9 31 5 9 2 4 2
9 Italy FW Luca Toni 35 18 25 14 8 3 2 1
11 Germany FW Lukas Podolski 31 9 24 6 4 2 3 1
18 Germany FW Miroslav Klose 37 20 25 10 8 7 4 3
25 Germany FW Thomas Müller 5 1 4 0 1 1 0 0
Players sold/retired after the start of the season:
2 France DF Willy Sagnol 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Germany DF Marcell Jansen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 Germany DF Georg Niedermeier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 Germany MF Toni Kroos 8 1 6 0 1 0 1 1
13 United States FW Landon Donovan (on loan from January to March 2009) 7 0 6 0 0 0 1 0

As of 25 May 2009[47]

Goals[edit]

Pos. Player BL CL Cup Overall
1 Germany Miroslav Klose 10 7 3 20
2 Italy Luca Toni 14 3 1 18
3 France Franck Ribéry 9 4 1 14
4 Germany Lukas Podolski 6 2 1 9
Germany Bastian Schweinsteiger 5 2 2 9
6 Germany Tim Borowski 5 1 1 7
Brazil Zé Roberto 4 2 1 7

Team kit[edit]

Home
Home Alternate
Away
Third
Type Shirt Shorts Socks First appearance / Info
Home Red / White hoops Red White / Red
Home Alt. Red / White hoops Red Red / White Bundesliga, Match 8, 18 October against Karlsruhe
Away Navy Navy Navy
Third White White White European Kit

Reserve team[edit]

Bayern's reserve team finished 5th in the 3. Liga. They were coached by Hermann Gerland, until April, when Mehmet Scholl took over.

Squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Thomas Kraft
2 Germany DF Timo Heinze
3 Germany DF Oliver Stierle
4 Germany DF Georg Niedermeier (joined VfB Stuttgart in January)
5 Ghana DF Christian Saba
6 Germany DF Holger Badstuber
7 Turkey MF Mehmet Ekici
8 Germany MF Stephan Fürstner
9 Germany FW Vitus Nagorny (joined VfR Aalen in January)
10 Turkey FW Deniz Yılmaz
11 Germany MF Manuel Duhnke
12 Germany DF Marco Höferth
13 Germany MF Tom Schütz
14 Germany MF Maximilian Haas
15 Germany DF Björn Kopplin
No. Position Player
16 Germany FW Dominik Rohracker
17 Germany MF Viktor Bopp
18 Germany GK Max Grün
19 Germany DF Alexander Benede
20 Germany MF Stefan Rieß
21 Germany MF Thomas Müller
22 Germany MF Marco Stier
23 Austria FW Daniel Sikorski
24 Germany DF Stefan Schürf
25 Germany GK Maximilian Riedmüller
28 Germany DF Mario Erb
30 Germany DF Diego Contento
35 Germany FW Yannick Kakoko
39 Germany MF Toni Kroos (joined Bayer Leverkusen on loan in January)

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