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Franz Beckenbauer, Uli Hoeneß, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Gerd Müller, Paul Breitner, Wolfgang Dremmler, Raimond Aumann, Hans Pflügler, Michael Tarnat and Mehmet Scholl, to name but a few: there can hardly be another club in the world with so many former players still actively involved as FC Bayern. Germany's most successful club defines itself as a family, so the door is always open to all former pros, staff, and fans. And when appropriate, that means the occasional frank opinion is more than welcome. FC Bayern's family values come to the fore in times of trouble. The club fully supported reserve coach Udo Bassemir when he fell seriously ill, and helped Lars Lunde in a similar way after a horrific car accident. “The Bayern family sticks together, especially when the going gets tough," declares Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. The Bayern family includes the fans, who are engaged in a close dialogue with the club. One visible sign of their status within the family is the annual round of Christmas visits to fan clubs by players, coaches and officials.