22 great moments in FC Bayern's 120 years

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120 years of FC Bayern - that's 120 years full of triumphs, emotions and passion. On the occasion of the club’s 120th anniversary on 27 February, fcbayern.com has compiled 22 great moments from the German record champions' history.

27th February 1900 - Formation

On 27 February 1900, 11 young men, led by Bayern's future first president Franz John, found FC Bayern at Café Gisela in Munich, laying the foundation stone for a thoroughly successful history of the German record champions.

1932 - First German title

For the first time, a club from Munich are crowned German champions. Bayern beat Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 in the final, 'Ossi' Rohr scoring the winner.

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1957 - First DFB Cup victory

Bayern win the DFB Cup for the first time thanks to a 1-0 win over Fortuna Düsseldorf in the final (goal from Rudi Jobst).

1962 - First European match

In October 1962, Bayern make their first appearance on the European stage. They beat Basel 3-0 in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

1965 - Promotion to the Bundesliga

Bayern storm to the title in the southern regional league with a remarkable goal difference of 146:32. They thrash Borussia Berlin 8-0 in the play-offs to clinch promotion to the top flight.

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1967 - European Cup Winners' Cup

Just two years after promotion to the Bundesliga, Bayern lift the European Cup Winners' Cup after beating Glasgow Rangers 1-0 after extra time.

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1971 - Biggest Bundesliga win

Bayern celebrate the biggest Bundesliga win in the club's history, 11-1 against Borussia Dortmund on 27 November 1971.

1972 - Move to Olympiastadion

The Olympiastadion, completed in 1972, is the first stadium with undersoil heating and VIP boxes. FCB beat Schalke 04 5-1 in their first game there in June 1927 to seal their third league title.

1974 - European Cup

Bayern conquer the continent and become the first German team to win the European Cup. The replay against Atlético Madrid ends in a convincing 4-0 victory thanks to braces from Gerd Müller and Uli Hoeneß.

What a success! After a 1-1 draw in the final, Bayern win the European Cup by beating Atlético Madrid 4-0 in a replay.

1975 - European Cup title defended

Bayern mark their 75-year anniversary by defending their European Cup crown. The Munich side beat Leeds United 2-0 in the final with goals from Roth and Müller.

1976 - Third consecutive European Cup win

All good things come in threes. Franz 'Bulle' Roth scores the only goal in the final against AS Saint-Étienne to earn FCB their third consecutive European Cup title. Only Real Madrid have managed to defend their title in Europe's premier club competition more times (five between 1956 and 1960).

1976 - Intercontinental Cup winners

Bayern also become the first German side to win the Intercontinental Cup. The first leg of the final against Belo Horizonte sees the Reds win 2-0 courtesy of goals from Müller and Jupp Kapellmann, with the return leg in Brazil ending goalless.

Number one! Bayern come out on top against Belo Horizonte in 1976 and lift the Intercontinental Cup for the first time.

1979 - Uli Hoeneß becomes manager

On 1 May 1979, Uli Hoeneß moved into a management role at FC Bayern, becoming the youngest manager in Bundesliga history at the age of 27. He turns the German record champions into a global brand and oversees countless successes with the club.

1983 - Biggest European win

Bayern record the biggest win in the European Cup, thrashing Anorthosis Famagusta 10-0. The second-highest also came against a side from Cyprus (9-0 against APOEL FC).

1987 - New German record champions

With their tenth league title in 1987, Bayern replace 1. FC Nürnberg as Germany's most successful club.

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1996 - UEFA Cup glory

Bayern lift the UEFA Cup with a 5-1 aggregate victory over Bordeaux and have now won all three major European titles. At the time, only four other clubs have achieved this (Manchester United, Juventus, Chelsea and Ajax). Incidentally, all five clubs also won the UEFA Super Cup.

2001 - 'Big ears' back in Munich

Bayern win the new Champions League for the first time, beating Valencia 5-4 on penalties, and bring Europe's most coveted trophy back to Munich after a 25-year absence.

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2005 - Move to the Allianz Arena

Bayern move into the new arena in Fröttmaning together with TSV 1860 München. The stadium now has a capacity of 75,000 and has become the exclusive home of FC Bayern.

2006 - First double defence

Bayern, under coach Felix Magath, become the first German club to defend the domestic league and cup double.

2013 - The treble year

The greatest success in the club's history: Bayern become the first German team and the seventh in Europe to win the big treble. Having already won the Bundesliga title on Matchday 28 and finished the campaign 25 points ahead of nearest challengers Dortmund, they beat the Black and Yellows again 2-1 in the first ever all-German Champions League final at Wembley. One week later, the record champions complete the treble with a 3-2 victory against Stuttgart in the DFB Cup final.

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