Sports in Munich
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- 1 Sports clubs
- 2 Football (Soccer)
- 3 Olympics
- 4 Hockey
- 5 Basketball
- 6 Baseball
- 7 Sporting facilities
- 8 Athletes born in Munich
- 9 Sources
Munich is home to several professional sports teams, including Germany's most popular club, FC Bayern. Further, the city is home to FC Bayern's professional basketball team and a professional hockey team EHC Munich. The Munich area currently has two teams in the Football (Soccer) Bundesliga system, which comprises the two top divisions of German football.
|FC Bayern Munich||Football||1900||Bundesliga||Allianz Arena|
|FC Bayern Munich (basketball)||Basketball||1946||Basketball Bundesliga||Audi Dome||Svetislav Pešić|
|EHC Red Bull Munich||Ice hockey||Bundesliga|
|TSV 1860 Munich||Football||1860||2. Bundesliga||Allianz Arena|
Munich is the most successful city in Bundesliga history. SpVgg Unterhaching joined FC Bayern Munich and TSV 1860 Munich in the 2000/01 season making this Bundesliga season the only season in history where one city was represented by three teams. The success of Munich in German soccer doesn't stop there. FC Bayern Munich has won 20 national championship along with 13 DFB Cups, 4 UEFA Champions League/European Championship, 1 UEFA Cup and 1 UEFA Cup Winners Cup for 39 trophies. TSV 1860 Munich has won 1 National Championship along with 2 DFB Cups leaving Munich with 42 trophies.
1974 FIFA World Cup
1988 UEFA European Football Championship
2006 FIFA World Cup
The following games were played at the stadium during the World Cup of 2006:
|Date||Time(CET)||Team #1||Res.||Team #2||Round||Spectators|
|2006-06-09||18.00||Germany||4-2||Costa Rica||Group A (opening match)||66,000|
|2006-06-14||18.00||Tunisia||2-2||Saudi Arabia||Group H||66,000|
|2006-06-21||21.00||Côte d'Ivoire||3-2||Serbia and Montenegro||Group C||66,000|
|2006-06-24||17.00||Germany||2-0||Sweden||Round of 16||66,000|
1972 Summer olympics
The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held in Munich, in what was then West Germany, from August 26 to September 11, 1972.
The Games were largely overshadowed by what has come to be known as the Munich massacre. On September 5 a group of eight Palestinian terrorists belonging to the Black September organization broke into the Olympic Village and took eleven Israeli athletes, coaches and officials hostage in their apartments. Two of the hostages who resisted were killed in the first moments of the break-in; the subsequent standoff in the Olympic Village lasted for almost 18 hours.
These are the top ten nations that won medals at these Games (The host country is highlighted).
|3||East Germany (GDR)||20||23||23||66|
|4||West Germany (FRG)||13||11||16||40|
2018 Winter olympics bid
Munich has also hosted the 1972 Summer Olympics and was one of the host cities for the 2006 Football World Cup which was not held in Munich's Olympic Stadium but in a new football specific stadium, the Allianz Arena.
On June 22, 2010 the International Olympic Committee selected Munich as one of the three Candidate Cities for 2018 Winter Olympic Games, with Annecy, France, and Pyeongchang, South Korea. If chosen, Munich will be the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. Pyeongchang was announced as the host after receiving 63 votes while Munich finished 2nd after receiving 25 votes and Annecy finished last after receiving 7 votes.
Athletes born in Munich
- Markus Babbel
- Franz Beckenbauer
- Thomas Hitzlsperger
- Philipp Lahm
- Christian Lell
- Jan Mauersberger
- Zvjezdan Misimović
- Andreas Ottl