FC Bayern Legends to play in Brazil


The FC Bayern Legends team will travel to Brazil in December 2019, taking part in the first edition of the “Legends Cup Brasil” in São Paulo on 15 December. Besides the German record champions and hosts São Paulo FC, the FC Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund legends complete the top-class line-up. The teams will contest two semi-finals, a third-place play-off and a final at São Paulo’s Morumbi Stadium. The matches will comprise two 25-minute halves.

“I’m very much looking forward to travelling to my home country Brazil with our Legends team and taking part in a tournament of this kind for the first time,” commented FC Bayern ambassador Giovane Elber: “I’m sure we’ll treat the fans to interesting and exciting matches, not only representing FC Bayern but also our partner for this tour, the Bundesliga.”

The tournament was officially announced at a press conference in São Paulo today. Zé Roberto was present for FC Bayern. “Brazil is a football-loving country, the tournament day will surely be a unique experience for everyone. I’m especially looking forward to meeting old acquaintances and rivals from all across the globe again,” Zé Roberto said at the press conference.

Besides Giovane Elber and Zé Roberto, Paulo Sergio, Lucio and Bernardo will be there to contest their home match. In addition, Miroslav Klose, Daniel van Buyten, Martin Demichelis and Ivica Olić have confirmed their participation.

The 2019 Legends Tour dates at a glance:

13 December 2019: Departure for São Paulo
14 December 2019: Local media and marketing activities
15 December 2019: Legends Cup Brasil:
              5.00 pm UTC: São Paulo FC – FC Bayern
              6.00 pm UTC: Borussia Dortmund – FC Barcelona
              7.00 pm UTC: Third-place play-off
              8.00 pm UTC: Final
16 December 2019: Departure for Munich