When Bayern completed their historic sextuple
11 February will remain a special day in the history of FC Bayern. It was one year ago today that Germany’s most decorated club beat CONCACAF Champions League winners Tigres 1-0 in the FIFA Club World Cup final to secure all six possible titles in a calendar year for the first time ever.
“Congratulations to the team, they’ve made history,” said then FCB coach Hansi Flick after the final, proudly referencing the feat that only Barcelona in 2009 had previously achieved. “We’ve won six titles, which is also unique in the successful history of FC Bayern.” The players were also aware of the magnitude of what they’d achieved: “The way we’ve played will stay for a long, long time,” stated Robert Lewandowski.
The Polish striker played a large part in the team being able to add that final piece of the puzzle to the sextuple. After his brace in the 2-0 semi-final win over Al Ahly of Egypt, the Best FIFA Men’s Player also set up Benjamin Pavard’s golden goal in the final. Lewandowski was rightfully named the Player of the Tournament.
Toughest competition to reach
It had been a long road for Bayern to reach their historic victory in Doha, which is why they weren’t just able to celebrate afterwards but also be full of great pride. “We fought hard for the title. Qualification was incredibly difficult since we had to win the Champions League to even get here,” said Joshua Kimmich looking back on the history-making journey.
We looked back on Bayern’s record sextuple year: