Cooking, games and more – Bayern players' free time tips

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What series are the FC Bayern players watching? What do they like cooking and which games are in fashion? We've asked the lads and put together the best answers for you:

A bit of home on the plate

Our players like home comforts when it comes to cooking. Thomas Müller often cooks Bavarian dishes, such as Alfons Schuhbeck's delicious 'Käsespätzle' (cheese noodles):

Javi Martínez goes for a Spanish classic: Tortilla de patatas (Spanish omelette). With Jérôme Boateng, who regularly cooks with his children, there's often African food on the menu. Of course, the boys are also allowed a treat from time to time. Serge Gnabry, for example, who usually eats a lot of vegan food, likes a pizza or durum now and again, while captain Manuel Neuer and Leon Goretzka have joined the current trend for homemade banana bread.

Want to bake Leon Goretzka's banana bread? Here's the recipe:

New addition to the Shafkopf circle?

'Shafkopf' (sheepshead) has a long tradition in the FC Bayern team. Gerd Müller, Franz "Bulle" Roth and Co. enjoyed spending time playing the traditional Bavarian card game.


More recently, Thomas Müller, Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Mats Hummels also played Shafkopf. Now there could be a new candidate for that illustrious circle: Serge Gnabry told us that he also likes playing the game. 

Thiago also loves card games, particularly Daifugō. That aside, the classics dominate the Bayern players' favourite games – Monopoly, UNO and Mensch ärger dich nicht are among the most popular.

Children influencing music and reading tastes

For the majority of Bayern players, hip-hop and RnB are most played at home, but their music tastes are also influenced by their own children. For example, Sven Ulreich currently listens to children's songs from Volker Rosin, while Disney music can be heard at Joshua Kimmich's house. When it comes to books, too, the little ones have a big influence on our No.32. Alongside thrillers from Harlan Coben, the young father is busy with the kleinen Kuller-Krabbe. Meanwhile, Gnabry and Goretzka are training their synapses with 'Thinking, Fast and Slow' by Daniel Kahneman.

TV recommendations from Bayern players

There's plenty of time to start watching new shows at the moment. The FCB pros have their favourites, too. David Alaba and Ulreich are watching 'Money Heist', Thiago and Neuer swear by 'Game of Thrones' and 'Suits', while Gnabry and Müller recommend 'Jerks'.

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