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FCB celebrate Bundesliga win number 1,000

FC Bayern have set one best-mark after the next since gaining promotion to the top flight in 1965. The record champions have done it again today with another unprecedented achievement. The 4-0 home win against FC Köln was the 1,000th win for FCB in 51 years’ membership of the Bundesliga.

Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge described this special record as a “great milestone that no other club in this country has achieved.” FCB took 1,714 games to set the record, underlining their position at the top of the all-time Bundesliga standings. By comparison, Werder Bremen are in second spot with 740 wins in 1,740 games just ahead of league founder members Hamburg SV (721 in 1,774 fixtures)

Goals from Rainer Ohlhauser and Rudolf Nafziger secured the first-ever top flight victory for the newly-promoted Munich side with a 2-1 home win against Eintracht Frankfurt to start the incredible run of victories. Since then, FCB have scored 3.2 goals per game won and have kept clean sheets in 514 league matches - those are also records among all the teams ever to play in the Bundesliga.

FC Bayern achieved the biggest win with an 11-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund on 27 November 1971. Long-standing skipper Oliver Kahn clocked up the most winning appearances (260) in a Bayern shirt and Udo Lattek the most wins as a Bayern coach (184). Javi Martínez has the highest win ratio (88%) of all FCB players to play at least ten Bundesliga games, with Pep Guardiola (81.6%) top of the coach rankings.

FC Bayern established the longest winning run between October 2013 and March 2014. The record champions won 19 games on the bounce. There are no prizes for guessing the top goalscorer in the 1,000 wins for FC Bayern: it is the one and only Gerd Müller. ‘The Bomber’ (Rummenigge: “The best number nine ever. Gerd was and is the greatest in the history of the game”) won 232 games, netting an incredible 288 of his total of 365 goals.