The Golden Years of FC Bayern Munich
Posted By Phin Upham
Football, the European nomenclature for soccer, is one of the most exciting games in the world. The tension of the mid-field battle with the stamina and heart of the athletes makes for an exciting spectacle. Munich’s FC Bayern is no stranger to soccer’s illustrious history. The golden years for the team reflect some amazing football, and a few titles.
World War II
The advent of Hitler’s regime saw a temporary hold on Bayern. Within three weeks of Bayern’s final game, Germany would go to war. The team’s president was also Jewish, which forced him to resign in a hurry once World War II began to take shape. But all was not doom and gloom for FC Bayern, and 1947 would see FC’s return to the German league Bundeslinga.
European Winner’s Cup
After their first season back, which they closed out in the top three of the league, the team was primed to see the top. That third slot win qualified them for the European Winner’s Cup, which they took in a dramatic game against Scotland’s Ranger club. The victory came in over time when Bayern’s Franz Roth managed to knock in the game winning goal.
First Live Match Televised
It was the deciding match of the 1971 season and FC Bayern was meeting Schalke 04 on the pitch of Olympiastadion. Cameras were rolling when Bayern scored their first point against Schalke, and continued to roll as Bayern beat their rivals handily by a score of 5-1.