It is not easy to accept, but the Bayern football team is 115 years old. However, these “old bones” are quite strong to smash their enemies. Everything began with a split, back in the days of the German Empire, on February 27, 1900. Eleven guys led by Franz John became too crowded under the same roof with the Munich gymnastics union MTV-1879. And they, draining glasses with a drink in a zucchini “Gizella,” wanted to create a football club FC Bayern Mгnchen, named in honor of the land, where Munich stands.
Fans give the team a slightly different nickname, “The Bavarians.” If you want to pronounce the full version of the club’s name, breathe deeper with your lungs because it is quite long – “Club Bayern Munchen eingetragener Verein.” By the way, artist Wilhelm Focke, one the founders, later were engaged in an airplane engineering and, together with his brother, created a workshop, from which the Focke-Wolf factories grew.
Meaning and History
There is a rule of the Bundesliga regulations: one star is assigned to the club’s emblem for three championships, two stars are given for five titles, three – for ten, and four – for twenty. Bayern has four stars for being the 25-time champion of Germany.
Of the seven districts of Bavaria, three are Franconia: Upper, Middle, and Lower. The red color of the coat of arms of the Franconian has been there for already 109 years. Therefore, football players have a nickname “red pants,” When they play, the Allianz Arena is highlighted in red, not blue, as in the matches of Munich 1860.
The diagonal white and blue pattern “migrated” to the FC Bayern Munchen logo from the coat of arms of the Wittelsbach dynasty, which ruled Upper Bavaria from 1240 to 1918. The founder of this family, Otto I, called the Redhead, was famous (in a bad way) for being excommunicated by the Pope from the Church for insulting the bishop.
Since 1923, the FC Bayern Munchen logo has been changed ten times. There were emblems, which in many respects are similar to each other, but there were also those that were radically different from the previous ones. Only since 1965, the logo of Bayern Munchen has acquired modern features.