Sport in Munich

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Sports clubs[edit]

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 one team in the Football (Soccer) Bundesliga system, which comprises the two top divisions of German football.

Club Sport Founded League Venue
FC Bayern Munich Football 1900 Bundesliga Allianz Arena
FC Bayern Munich (basketball) Basketball 1946 Basketball Bundesliga Audi Dome
EHC Red Bull München Ice hockey 1998 Deutsche Eishockey Liga Olympia Eishalle


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 football doesn't stop there. FC Bayern Munich has won 28 national championships along with 18 DFB-Pokals, 5 UEFA Champions League/European Cups, 7 DFL-Supercups, 6 DFL-Ligapokals, 1 UEFA Cup, 1 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, 1 UEFA Super Cup and 1 FIFA Club World Cup for a total of 70 trophies. TSV 1860 Munich has won 1 national championship along with 2 DFB-Pokale leaving Munich with 73 trophies.

1974 FIFA World Cup[edit]

1988 UEFA European Football Championship[edit]

2006 FIFA World Cup[edit]

Inside Allianz Arena.

Munich was one of the cities named for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Allianz Arena was built to host the matches played in Munich instead of Olympic Stadium.

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
2006-06-18 18.00 Brazil 2-0 Australia Group F 66,000
2006-06-21 21.00 Ivory Coast 3-2 Serbia and Montenegro Group C 66,000
2006-06-24 17.00 Germany 2-0 Sweden Round of 16 66,000
2006-07-05 21.00 Portugal 0-1 France Semifinals 66,000


1972 Summer olympics[edit]

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.

Munich massacre[edit]

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.

Medal count[edit]

These are the top ten nations that won medals at these Games (The host country is highlighted).

  *   Host nation (West Germany)

1 Soviet Union (URS)50272299
2 United States (USA)33313094
3 East Germany (GDR)20232366
4 West Germany (FRG)*13111640
5 Japan (JPN)138829
6 Australia (AUS)87217
7 Poland (POL)75921
8 Hungary (HUN)6131635
9 Bulgaria (BUL)610521
10 Italy (ITA)531018
Totals (10 nations)161138141440

2018 Winter olympics bid[edit]

Olympiasee in Olympiapark, Munich

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.[1]

Ice Hockey[edit]

EHC Red Bull München


FC Bayern Munich (basketball)

Munich's Olympiahalle hosted the final stages of the FIBA EuroBasket 1993.


Sporting facilities[edit]

Allianz Arena[edit]

Olympic Stadium[edit]

Audi Dome[edit]

Olympia Eishalle[edit]

Athletes born in Munich[edit]





  1. ^ "Olympia 2018 in Südkorea, München chancenlos". Die Welt (in German). 6 July 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2011.