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Recognition for historic achievement

FC Bayern lights the Empire State red

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A big honour for the German record champions in New York. Last night the world-famous Empire State Building lit up the New York City skyline red in celebration of FC Bayern Munich’s historic 2019/20 season and their commitment to growing football in the United States, both on and off the field.

Jörg Wacker (l., Board Member for Internationalisation and Strategy) and Rudolf Vidal (r., President Americas) hand over an FC Bayern jersey to Jean-Yves Ghazi (m., President of the Empire State Building Observatory) at the lighting ceremony.

“It was an honour to see one of the world’s most prestigious buildings light up for FC Bayern Munich, recognising our success on the field with our historic season but also our work off the field,” commented Jörg Wacker, FC Bayern board member responsible for internationalisation and strategy. “New York was our very first home away from home, when we set up the office in 2014. Since then, we have worked hard to grow our fanbase, create mutually beneficial partnerships and support the growth of football in the Americas,” he added. 

In a perfect 2019/20 season, the German record champions amassed a total of six trophies, namely the Bundesliga, German Cup, UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup. They are one of only two teams ever to complete this feat. 

“The last 15 months have been extremely difficult for everyone due to the pandemic. As New York City comes back to life we are delighted to light the Empire State Building red,” said Rudolf Vidal, FC Bayern President – Americas. “We look forward to creating many more landmark moments in New York and the rest of the United States,” he added. 

Since the foundation in 1900, FC Bayern have won 31 national championships, 20 domestic cups as well as six UEFA Champions League titles, making them the most successful German club in history.

FC Bayern-Frauen will travel to the US in the summer of 2021:

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