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FC Bayern thank the promotion heroes of 1965

The crowd at Allianz Arena on Friday was in for the first emotional moment even before kick-off. The Bayern players who achieved promotion to the Bundesliga 50 years ago gathered on the pitch, loudly welcomed by the 75,000 fans. The German record champions had invited the heroes on the occasion of the Bundesliga opener against Hamburger SV, exactly 50 years after the first FC Bayern Bundesliga match. “The club wouldn't be as successful today if it hadn't been for you. You've laid the foundation by achieving promotion,” said FC Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in his address at the FCB Erlebniswelt.

FCB golfing for a good cause

On Thursday the traditional FC Bayern Charity Golf Cup took place for the 20th time. 105 participants played the tournament, held at the Golfclub Herzogenaurach for the first time. The field included numerous FCB partners and sponsors (adidas chairman Herbert Hainer, Allianz executive Joachim Müller), celebrities known from other sports disciplines (among others Felix Loch and Tobias Artl), former Bayern players and members of the FCB family. The partners, sponsors and the other participants raised €50,000 of which FC Bayern will donate equal shares to FC Bayern Hilfe and the Franz Beckenbauer Foundation.

Costa for Brazil

Douglas Costa is in the Brazil squad for the friendly matches against Costa Rica and the USA (5 and 8 September). Head coach Carlos Dunga called up another Bundesliga player, Luiz Gustavo from VfL Wolfsburg.