6 facts to the Bundesliga six-pack
Fri, 20/04/18, 10:00
Bayern's serial champions
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018! Those six consecutive league titles alone would make FC Bayern the record Bundesliga champions because no other team has won the league more than five times since its founding in 1963. It’s no surprise then that Bayern players boast remarkable records of winning league titles. fcbayern.com presents six of the Reds’ most serial winners.
Bundesliga record-holder Martinez
Javi Martinez has been at Bayern since the start of the 2012/13 season and has lifted the Bundesliga Meisterschale every year since. With his sixth title in his sixth season, the Spaniard has extended his own record in the Bundesliga. No other player in the league’s history has played so many seasons and always been crowned champion.
Coman’s personal six-pack
Kingsley Coman has also picked up his sixth consecutive league title. It’s his third in the Bundesliga and follows a Serie A triumph with Juventus in 2015 and two Ligue 1 medals with Paris Saint-German in France. And don’t forget he’s still only 21! It’s a unique record in Europe’s top five leagues.
Vidal tops the Bayern run
Arturo Vidal can do one better than the Munich club’s six-pack as he picks up his seventh league title in succession. The Chilean was an Italian champion four years in a row with Juventus from 2012 to 2015, and he’s now added three more German titles to that in three seasons with Bayern.
Alaba the youngest with seven
At just the age of 25, David Alaba is already collecting his seventh Bundesliga winner’s medal with Bayern. No player in the league’s history has reached seven titles at such a young age.
Robben the record Dutchman
Arjen Robben picks up the 11th domestic league title of his career. His seventh in the Bundesliga, they follow two triumphs in England with Chelsea, one in Spain with Real Madrid and one in the Netherlands with PSV Eindhoven. His latest title moves him ahead of the haul managed by footballing legend Johan Cruyff (9 in the Netherlands, 1 in Spain) and makes him the most decorated Dutch player in history.
Starke the back-up champion
Like Robben and Martinez, Tom Starke has also been a part of all six title triumphs since 2013. The goalkeeper in fact retired at the end of last season, but the 37-year-old reversed that decision following the injury to Manuel Neuer and played his part in this latest Bundesliga title when he stepped in to keep clean sheets in the 1-0 wins over Eintracht Frankfurt and Köln after Sven Ulreich picked up an injury himself. Those were Starke’s ninth and 10th Bundesliga appearances for Bayern. And he’s collected six winner’s medals from those games – not a bad rate.