20 impressive Bayern facts from 2020
Titles, triumphs - and above all, goals, goals, goals! FC Bayern have had an outstanding 2020, achieving a number of records. fcbayern.com have compiled the 20 most important statistics from the past twelve months for you!
1. Second treble in club history
FC Bayern (2013, 2020) and FC Barcelona (2009, 2015) are the only clubs to win the treble of league, cup and Champions League twice in club history.
2. Best win rate in German professional football
Bayern have won 42 of their 48 competitive games since January and have exactly the same win rate as in 2013, when they also won 88% of their competitive games and the treble. No team in German professional football have ever achieved a higher win rate in a calendar year.
3. Almost invincible
The 4-1 at TSG Hoffenheim on the second matchday of this Bundesliga season was the only defeat for FCB in 2020. No other club in German professional football have played at least 20 competitive games in a calendar year and only lost once.
4. Unchallenged domestically
This was the 13th time Bayern have won the double of the league and cup - this has only been achieved four times by other German clubs.
5. Longest winning streak in the Champions League
Bayern became the first team in the history of the Champions League to win every game up to and including the final. With their eleventh straight victory in the 1-0 over PSG in the final, Hansi Flick's team also set up the longest winning streak in Champions League history, which they extended to an unbelievable 15 consecutive wins before the 1-1 draw at Atlético Madrid.
6. First time in 39 years without a home defeat
Across all competitions, the record champions were undefeated in their 22 competitive games at the Allianz Arena, with 19 wins and three draws. This included the 3-0 win in the cup against Düren, where Bayern were officially the visitors in their own stadium. For the first time since 1981, FCB ended a year without a single home defeat.
7. Best run in the top European leagues
Between February and September Bayern celebrated an unbelievable 23 competitive victories in a row. This had never been achieved by a team from the top five European leagues.
8. Best Bundesliga second half in history
In the first half of 2020, FC Bayern played out the best second half of the season in Bundesliga history with 49 from a possible 51 points. In 2012/13 under Jupp Heynckes they also managed 49 points, but the goal difference was better in 2019/20 at +44.
9. Away record set in the Champions League
Bayern did not lose an away game in the Champions League in 2020 and have been undefeated in the top European club competition for 16 away games (twelve wins, four draws). Hansi Flick's team have equalled the record set by Manchester United, who were undefeated in 16 consecutive away appearances from 2007-2010.
10. Away record set in the Bundesliga
From December 2019 to June 2020 Bayern won ten Bundesliga away games in a row, equalling their own record from the 2013/14 season.
11. Only one game without a Bayern goal
The 0-0 draw against Leipzig in February was Bayern's only game where they failed to score. Since then, FCB have scored at least once in 43 consecutive games.
12. Best goal average in German professional football
The record champions scored 149 goals in 48 competitive games in 2020. Never before in German professional football have a team had such a high goals per game average in a calendar year as FCB's 3.1.
13. Three figures last Bundesliga season
On the way to the title celebration in the summer, FCB reached the 100-goal mark in the Bundesliga for the second time in club history - no other club have achieved this even once. The record still belongs to Bayern from 1971/72 - going one better with 101 goals.
14. Goal record for the Champions League title
The record champions finished the season with 43 goals in the Champions League at the end of August - 18 more than any other team in the competition. No other team in the history of the Champions League have achieved the average of 3.9 goals per game set by Bayern.
15. Unprecedented gala in the quarter-final against Barcelona
Bayern scored eight goals in one game twice in 2020. As well as the 8-0 win against Schalke on matchday 1, the Munich side made history in the 8-2 win against Barcelona. FCB were the first team since the introduction of the Champions League (1992/93) to score eight goals in a knockout game. Real Madrid last achieved this feat in the European Cup last 16 in 1990 against Wacker Innsbruck (9-1).
16. Flick is the best in the Bundesliga
At the end of 2020, Hansi Flick has achieved an incredible average of 2.54 points per game in the Bundesliga. He is just ahead of Pep Guardiola (2.52) and is the most successful coach in Bundesliga history to have coached at least 25 games.
17. Double double for Flick
After winning the double in 1986 as a player, Hansi Flick won the double as a coach in the summer - only his predecessor Niko Kovač has achieved this feat and that was only the year before!
18. Lewandowski becomes the best in the world
In the summer, Robert Lewandowski became the only player alongside Johan Cruyff, to win the treble of the league, cup and European cup and be the top scorer in each competition at the same time. He was rightly named Europe's Footballer of the Year and became the first Bundesliga player ever to be named FIFA World Footballer of the Year.
19. Assist record for Müller
In the past Bundesliga season, Thomas Müller set a new record in the German top flight with 21 assists (since detailed data collection started in 2004/05).
20. Fast, faster, Bayern Roadrunner
Alphonso Davies was clocked at a speed of 36.51 km/h in the 1-0 win against Werder Bremen at the end of June, making it the fastest sprint in the German top flight since tracking data was recorded (from 2013/14).
Bayern want to build on these achievements in 2021. We asked our board members how this would happen: