10 stats and facts on FC Bayern's 20th DFB Cup win
20in2020! FC Bayern beat Bayer Leverkusen 4-2, winning the DFB Cup for the 20th time. The record cup winners extended their best-mark and made history. fcbayern.com has compiled ten facts after the cup triumph.
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2. 13th double
On Saturday Bayern won their 13th domestic double. Taken altogether, all other German clubs have achieved that four times.
3. Defending the double
David Alaba, Thomas Müller, Manuel Neuer, Javi Martínez and Jérôme Boateng are the first players in history to defend the domestic double. After 2013 and 2014, the quintet won the German championship title and the cup in 2019 and 2020. FC Bayern are the only club in history to defend the double. The only time they had achieved it beforehand was in 2005 and 2006.
4. Final expert Müller
Thomas Müller made his eighth DFB Cup final appearance against Leverkusen, equalling Franck Ribéry's record. Saturday's victory means the native Bavarian has won 48 of his 56 cup appearances before penalty shootouts. No other player boasts as many cup wins in FCB colours.
5. Schweinsteiger looking over his shoulders
Bastian Schweinsteiger is the record holder, having won the DFB Cup seven times. But his former teammates Müller, Alaba and Neuer are hot on his heels, having won the cup six times.
6. Record goalscorer, Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski is the first player in history to score in three consecutive DFB Cup finals. With his brace against Leverkusen, the Pole also added to his own record, and with eight goals, he has by far scored the most goals in finals in this competition.
All information about the record haul from the exceptional striker from Poland in the DFB Cup can be found here:
7. Best run in German pro football
Hansi Flick's team celebrated their 17th consecutive win in competitive fixtures this season with the cup final victory over Leverkusen, thus also setting a new record in German pro football. The previous record was held by Bayer 04 of all teams: The Werkself won 16 consecutive matches in 1978 - at that time, however, they were still in the second tier of German football.
8. Flick's double Double
After a Double in 1986 as a player, Hansi Flick has now also won a Double, this time as a coach - this feat has only ever been achieved once before, by his predecessor Niko Kovač no less, a year ago!
9. Perišić and the Cup treble
Ivan Perišić is the fourth player in the history of the competition to win the DFB cup with three different clubs. The Croatian player previously won the cup in 2012 with Borussia Dortmund and in 2015 with VfL Wolfsburg. Before him, Thomas Kroth (1. FC Köln, Hamburger SV, Borussia Dortmund), Thorsten Legat (Werder Bremen, VfB Stuttgart, FC Schalke 04) and Klaus Allofs (Fortuna Düsseldorf, 1. FC Köln, Werder Bremen) managed to do the same.
10. Cosmopolitan Coutinho
Thanks to the triumph with FC Bayern, Philippe Coutinho has now won a cup in his third European country. The Brazilian had previously won a cup in Italy in 2011 with Inter Milan, and in Spain in 2018, with FC Barcelona.
All information on the road to success can be found here: