Happy birthday, Bayern!
On February 27, 1900, Munich’s Café Gisela was the site of a meeting which would lead to the formation of Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.
The 120 years since have seen the club become the most famous and successful in Germany, with 29 national titles and five European Cup/Champions League wins.
To mark the 120th anniversary of the club’s establishment, Bayern will wear a special kit for their game against Augsburg on March 8.
Following the colour-scheme worn in Bayern’s first title win of 1931-32, the shirt features a white body with burgundy sleeves and shorts as well as black socks.
The logo of main sponsor Deutsche Telekom is reduced and features just below that of adidas, with those, the 1960s-style crest and sleeve sponsor Qatar Airways all ‘ghosted’ on to the fabric.
Bayern didn’t wear a special centenary kit for the club centenary in 2000, but ten years before that they did wear a 90th-anniversary strip.
Featuring blue and red stripes, as worn in the 1970s, and a lace-up collar, it was worn in two games in the successful 1989-90 season, on February 23 against Köln and March 10 against Hamburg.