Bayern Munich
LeaguesBasketball Bundesliga
EuroLeague
Founded1946; 76 years ago (1946)
HistoryFC Bayern Munich Basketball
(1946–present)
ArenaAudi Dome
Capacity6,700
LocationMunich, Germany
Team colorsRed, white
   
PresidentHerbert Hainer
Head coachAndrea Trinchieri
Team captainNihad Đedović
OwnershipFC Bayern Munich
Championships5 German Championships
3 German Cups
Retired numbers2 (6, 24)
Websitefcb-basketball.de
Active departments of
FC Bayern Munich
Football (men's) Football II (men's) Football JT (men's)
Football (women's) Football (seniors) Football (AllStars)
Handball Chess Bowling
Table tennis Referees Basketball
Closed departments of
FC Bayern Munich
Baseball Ice hockey Gymnastics

FC Bayern München Basketball GmbH, commonly referred to as Bayern Munich, is a professional basketball club, a part of the FC Bayern Munich sports club, based in Munich, Germany. The club competes domestically in the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) and internationally in the EuroLeague.

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 third-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 Bolzano, once a top basketball club from Italy. Later, in 1966, the club was a founding member of the Basketball Bundesliga.[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 Basketball Bundesliga 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 semifinals, where it lost 3–2 against the reigning champions Brose Baskets.

Thanks to a wild card,[3] Bayern Munich played in 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 18 June 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, 3–2. The team had to wait until 2018 for its next championship, as they beat Alba Berlin 3–2 in the Finals that year. By winning the BBL, Bayern also qualified for the following EuroLeague season.

Home arena

A Bayern Munich home game inside the Audi Dome.
A Bayern Munich home game inside the Audi Dome.

Main article: Audi Dome

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

New arena

Main article: SAP Garden

SAP Garden is a planned 11,500-capacity indoor arena, to be built in Oympiapark, Munich. It is expected to be completed in 2022 at the earliest.

Players

See also: Category:FC Bayern Munich basketball 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. Age
G 0 United States Weiler-Babb, Nick 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 26 – (1995-12-12)12 December 1995
F 1 United States Thomas, Deshaun 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 30 – (1991-08-29)29 August 1991
G 2 United States Walden, Corey 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 29 – (1992-08-05)5 August 1992
C 8 United States Hunter, Othello 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 35 – (1986-05-28)28 May 1986
G 9 Germany Obiesie, Joshua 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 21 – (2000-05-23)23 May 2000
SG 10 Serbia Jaramaz, Ognjen 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 26 – (1995-09-01)1 September 1995
F 11 Serbia Lučić, Vladimir 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 32 – (1989-06-17)17 June 1989
SG 12 Germany George, Jason 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 20 – (2001-05-21)21 May 2001
SG 13 Germany Obst, Andreas 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 25 – (1996-07-13)13 July 1996
G/F 14 Bosnia and Herzegovina Đedović, Nihad (C) 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 32 – (1990-01-12)12 January 1990
SF 16 Germany Zipser, Paul 
2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 27 – (1994-02-18)18 February 1994
PF 21 United States Rubit, Augustine 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 32 – (1989-08-14)14 August 1989
PF 26 Austria Ogunsipe, Marvin 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 25 – (1996-02-26)26 February 1996
PG 31 Slovenia Šiško, Žan Mark 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 24 – (1997-06-29)29 June 1997
G/F 32 United States Hilliard, Darrun 
1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 28 – (1993-04-13)13 April 1993
PF 34 Germany Schilling, Gavin 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 26 – (1995-11-10)10 November 1995
C 43 Croatia Radošević, Leon 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 31 – (1990-02-26)26 February 1990
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Team manager
  • Germany Lena Rogenhofer

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured

Updated: January 25, 2021

Depth chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Othello Hunter Leon Radošević Gavin Schilling
PF Augustine Rubit Deshaun Thomas Marvin Ogunsipe
SF Vladimir Lučić Nihad Đedović Jason George Paul Zipser
SG Nick Weiler-Babb Ognjen Jaramaz Andreas Obst Darrun Hilliard
PG Corey Walden Žan Mark Šiško Joshua Obiesie

Notable players

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

Criteria

To appear in this section a player must have either:

  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • Played at least one official NBA match at any time.

Players at the NBA draft

* Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game and All-NBA Team
# Denotes player who has never appeared in an NBA regular season or playoff game
~ Denotes player who has been selected as Rookie of the Year
Position Player Year Round Pick Drafted by
SG/SF Germany Paul Zipser 2016 2nd round 48th Chicago Bulls

Head coaches

See also: Category:FC Bayern Munich basketball coaches

Honours

Domestic competitions

Winners (5): 1953–54, 1954–55, 2013–14, 2017–18, 2018–19
Runners-up (2): 2014–15, 2020–21
Winners (3): 1968, 2018, 2021
Runners-up (2): 2016, 2017
Runners-up (1): 2014
Winners (1): 2010–11

European competitions

Worldwide competitions

Winners (1): 2019

Other competitions

Runners-up (1): 2015

Individual awards

Season by season

Season Tier League Pos. German Cup European competitions
2008–09 2 ProA 8th
2009–10 2 ProA 8th
2010–11 2 ProA 1st
2011–12 1 BBL 5th 2 Eurocup RS
2012–13 1 BBL 4th Third position
2013–14 1 BBL 1st Fourth position 1 Euroleague T16
2014–15 1 BBL 2nd Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague RS
2 Eurocup EF
2015–16 1 BBL 4th Runner-up 1 Euroleague RS
2 Eurocup QF
2016–17 1 BBL 4th Runner-up 2 EuroCup QF
2017–18 1 BBL 1st Champion 2 EuroCup SF
2018–19 1 BBL 1st Quarterfinalist 1 EuroLeague 11th
2019–20 1 BBL 5th Round of 16 1 EuroLeague
2020–21 1 BBL 2nd Champion 1 EuroLeague QF
2021–22 1 BBL Quarterfinalist 1 EuroLeague

International record

Season Achievement Notes
EuroLeague
2013–14 Top 16 6th place in a group with CSKA Moscow, Real Madrid, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, Galatasaray, Lokomotiv Kuban, Partizan and Žalgiris
2014–15 Regular season 5th place in a group with FC Barcelona, Fenerbahçe Ülker, Panathinaikos, EA7 Milano and PGE Turów
2015–16 Regular season 5th place in a group with Fenerbahçe, Khimki, Crvena zvezda Telekom, Real Madrid and Strasbourg
2020–21 Quarterfinals eliminated 3–2 by AX Armani Exchange Milan, 79-78 (L) & 80-69 (L) in Milan, 85-79 (W) & 85-82 (W) in Munich, 92-89 (L) in Milan
EuroCup
2011–12 Regular season 3rd place in a group with Spartak Saint Petersburg, Benetton Treviso and Cedevita
2014–15 Eighthfinals eliminated by Valencia Basket, 80–58 (L) in Valencia and 60–94 (L) in Munich
2015–16 Quarterfinals eliminated by Galatasaray Odeabank, 99–89 (W) in Munich and 72–59 (L) in Istanbul
2016–17 Quarterfinals eliminated 2–1 by Unicaja, 91–82 (W) in Munich, 82–67 (L) in Málaga and 69–74 (L) in Munich
2017–18 Semifinals eliminated 2–0 by Darüşşafaka, 76–74 (L) in Istanbul and 83–87 (L) in Munich
FIBA Saporta Cup
1968–69 Second round eliminated by AŠK Olimpija, 81–101 (L) in Munich and 94–46 (L) in Ljubljana

Sponsorships

Official Shirt Sponsor BayWa AG
Official Sport Clothing Manufacturer Adidas AG

Esports

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

The official FC Bayern Basketball NBA 2K19 esports team "Bayern Ballers Gaming" was founded in April 2018. The Ballers quickly became one of the best virtual basketball teams in the world: together with their coach Swen Müller, the team continued to climb the NBA 2K ProAM world ranking, making them one of the Top 5 European teams.[7]

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. 17 August 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Bayern Ballers Gaming". bayernballers.com. 24 June 2021. Retrieved 24 June 2021.