Bayern Munich


A huge change as the arrival of the adidas Equipment area saw blue return to the home strip for the first time since the 1970s.
Following the design of the home, the away stuck with the traditional white and red.
Away shorts worn with home shirt and socks at Hamburg.
European home kit, with the Opel lightning logo and the club name on the back absent.
Alternative version of the change kit, with the Opel, number and club name (which had been obscured in red) all rendered in black.


An evolution of the previous style, with the addition of blue sleeves stripes below the Opel logo. The shorts were almost identical to the 1991-93 sets, but were now stitched on and only had a white outline at the sides.
European version, without the Opel lightning logo and club name on the back
For the first time since the mid-1970s, the main alternative strip wasn't white, with an unusual gold, green and black colour-scheme employed in the same design as the home. This kit would last for three seasons.
European version used away to Dutch side Twente.


Second season for the 1995 home kit - Bundesliga patches were added to the right sleeve for 1996-97.
The Uefa Cup holders' defence lasted just one round, losing to Valencia. For the first time, player names and squad numbers were allowed in Europe - Bayern's were above the number, in a different font to that used domestically. The Opel logo had its usual alteration.
While red change shorts were used in 1995-96, this time around the white away set was employed with the home shirts and socks away to Arminia Bielefeld.
The change kit premiered in the 1996 Uefa Cup final against Bordeux was now the official away strip. It meant that both outfits had white socks with dark hoops but the Bundesliga didn't really regulate sock-clashes at the time so there were no issues.


First Strip
Second Strip
Third Strip
European Strip
European version of Home Strip
European version of Away Strip
Away shirt and shorts, home socks

The home kit was unchanged from 1999-2000 and while the new change strip might look to have have too much red, there do not appear to have been any issues. In European games, the number was housed in a white box while away to Paris Saint-Germain the home socks were used.

In the first Champions League group stage, the normal home kit was worn but a new strip was introduced for the second group stage. It harked back to the crew-neck style of Bayern’s European Cup three-in-a-row of 1974-76 and proved a lucky omen as they went all the way, defeating Valencia on penalties in the final.

The silver third kit was used against Arsenal and Manchester United during the European campaign – the Opel logo was now rendered in white while the names and numbers from the new red kit were used.


  • Gold was the accent colour for the new home kit - according to Uli Hoeneß, the idea came to him when he saw somebody in a Dubai shopping mall wearing a top like that. The faint zigzag referenced Munich's coat of arms.
    Bayern reached the Champions League final but lost the final - at Allianz Arena - to Chelsea on penalties. As usual, the club name was not allowed on the back and the players' names moved from below to above the number.


    The 2010-11 away kit was retained for a second season - the last time that that has happened for Bayern.
    While the charcoal shorts remained the default for this kit, all-white was used more in 2011-12.
    White shorts and charcoal socks, worn away to Hannover.
    Charcoal shorts and socks, worn against Mainz.
    A very smart new third kit, black with red and white trim.
    The white and charcoal away socks were worn away to Hamburg.
    European version, name above the number.


A return to the red and blue stripes of the 1970s and 1995-97 - perhaps they made Pep Guardiola feel at home too. Bayern wore the World Champions patch until the end of 2014.
European variant.
Red change socks, worn most notably against Shakhtar Donetsk and Porto in the Champions League.
While a version with 'normal' red and blue would have been perfect, in our opinion, this was still a great change kit.
White change shorts, as seen against Shakhtar in the Champions League.
White shorts and maroon socks, worn against Hannover.
A lovely kit, with the asymmetry including the socks.
White teamwear socks used against Hamburg, while the Magenta Eins brand was promoted for a few games mid-season.
European variant.


The 1973-74 season, when the club won the European Cup for the first time (albeit in a change kit), was the reference point for the white chalkstripes.
Champions League variant.
The 1997-99 home kit always looked like it should really have been a change strip and, 20 years on, this derivative version was just that.
The white socks from the third kit were used at Hamburg - the only mashup Bayern wore that season.
Adidas held competitions for the design of the third kits of the teams in its stable and Joseph Maraska, a 15-year old Bayern fan from Israel, won the Bayern segment. Almost a reversal of the home, the stripes - made up of diamonds, presumably a nod to the Bavarian flag - dissipated as they travelled down the shirt. One quibble is the use of dark grey for the logos when navy would have tied in better with the away kit.
The kit was the second-choice option for Europe.
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