Bayern set for Bundesliga match #1935

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FC Bayern will begin a new era this weekend: the record champions will on Saturday contest their 1,935th match in the Bundesliga against 1. FC Union Berlin, thus passing Werder Bremen (1,934 games) to become the outright record holders in the German top flight for the number of games played. Read many more remarkable facts and figures amassed by the Munich team since promotion to the top echelon in 1965:

1 – fewest defeats

In both the 1986/87 and 2012/13 seasons Bayern lost only one match, a Bundesliga record.

At the end of the 2012/13 season, Bayern celebrated several records – including the fewest defeats in a Bundesliga season.

11 – Bayern’s fastest goal in the Bundesliga

On 31 January 1998, in a home game against Hamburger SV (3-0), Giovane Élber opened the scoring after 11 seconds and with it scored the fastest Bayern goal in the Bundesliga to date.

16 years, 15 days old – the youngest player

Paul Wanner was selected to play in the reverse fixture against Mönchengladbach only 15 days after his 16th birthday and became the youngest FC Bayern player in the Bundesliga - and the second youngest player in the Bundesliga overall (Dortmund’s Youssoufa Moukoko played when he was 16 years and 1 day old).

17 – fewest goals conceded

In the 2015/16 season, in 34 matches, FC Bayern only let in 17 goals – another Bundesliga record.

17 years, 205 days old – youngest goalscorer

Jamal Musiala scored the final goal in the 8-0 win over FC Schalke 04 in the first match of the  2020/21 season and became the youngest goalscorer for Bayern in the Bundesliga. At 17 years and 205 days, he succeeded Roque Santa Cruz, who was 18 years and 12 days old when he scored his first goal for Munich in Germany's top division.

19 - longest winning run

In 2013/14, from the 9th to the 27th match, the German record champions put together a run of 19 consecutive Bundesliga victories – the longest winning run in the history of the competition.

FC Bayern‘s 3-1 win at Hertha BSC on 25 March 2014 was not only the 19th victory in a row, but also secured the earliest championship ever.

27 – earliest championship

On 25 March 2014, Pep Guardiola’s Bayern team won 3-1 at Hertha BSC and captured the Bundesliga title earlier than any other team in history: after 27 matchdays, the as yet unbeaten team from Munich could no longer be caught at the top of the table.

38 years, 244 days old – the oldest goalscorer

Lothar Matthäus scored in the 6-1 victory over SC Freiburg on 20 November 1999 and became the oldest goalscorer in the history of the club.

40 years, 198 days old – the oldest player

In the final match of the 2006/07 season, Bernd Dreher made his last Bundesliga appearance for FC Bayern in a 5-2 win against Mainz. The keeper came in for Oliver Kahn, who had injured himself in the warm-up. He became the oldest player in the Bundesliga in the club’s history to date.

53 – longest unbeaten run

The Bavarian invincibles! Between 2012 and 2014 the Munich team went on a run of 53 consecutive Bundesliga games without a single defeat, a run spanning two seasons – now that’s some record!

54 – opponents

During their presence in the Bundesliga, the record champions have met 54 opponents and managed at least one win against each of them. The only Bundesliga team Bayern have never met is SC Preußen Münster, who only featured in the German top flight’s inaugural season in 1963/64. FC Bayern have played most often against Werder Bremen (110 times), and have had the most victories against VfB Stuttgart (67).

In the 2019/20 season, newly promoted 1. FC Union Berlin became the 54th opponents to face FC Bayern in the Bundesliga.

73 – the longest scoring run

This run just keeps on going… Last weekend’s goal in the 1-1 draw at Hoffenheim meant that Bayern’s goal-scoring run now extends to 73 consecutive Bundesliga matches. That is, of course, a record - and there is still no end in sight…

73 years, 3 days – the oldest championship-winning coach

At the end of the 2017/18 season, Jupp Heynckes ended his outstanding coaching career at FC Bayern at the age of 73 years and 3 days and became the oldest coach ever to win the Bundesliga.

91 – the most points

Unbeatable! Bayern finished the 2012/13 season with 91 points, the highest total in Bundesliga history. The 25-point lead over runners-up Borussia Dortmund that season has also never been equalled.

101 - the most goals

In the 1971/72 season, FC Bayern scored 101 goals, the most in a single Bundesliga campaign. In the 120 year anniversary season of 2019/20, Munich missed equalling this record by just one goal.

‘Kaiser’ Franz Beckenbauer himself scored Bayern’s 101st goal of the season in 1971/72. In the deciding match for the championship, Bayern outclassed second-placed Schalke 04 5-1.

212 – number of goalscorers for FC Bayern

A total of 212 players have scored a goal for Bayern in the Bundesliga. The first was Rainer Ohlhauser on August 21st, 1965 in a 2-0-win over Eintracht Frankfurt, while the latest player to open his goal-scoring record in a Bayern jersey is Dayot Upamecano (in a 4-0 win over Wolfsburg in December).

335 - the record goalscorer

With a fantastic 365 goals in 427 Bundesliga matches, Gerd Müller remains to date by far the top scorer in Bundesliga history. Robert Lewandowski follows in second place with 306 goals in 376 games.

347 – total FC Bayern players in the Bundesliga

In total 347 players have worn the Bayern jersey in the Bundesliga. The latest debutants were Lucas Copado and Paul Wanner in the reverse fixture this season against Mönchengladbach.

473 – record player

Goalkeeping legend Sepp Maier played the most Bundesliga games for FC Bayern (473), of which 442 were consecutive, something no other player has managed in the history of the competition.

Sepp Maier was promoted to the Bundesliga with Bayern, where he stood between the posts 473 times.

802 – the longest run without conceding a goal

In the 2002/03 season, goalkeeping giant Oliver Kahn played 802 minutes in the Bundesliga without conceding a goal. That was between Matchday 12 and Matchday 20 - a club record to this day!

3,907 – first place in the all-time table

With 3,907 points, FC Bayern are the undisputed leaders in the Bundesliga’s all-time standings. The same goes for the number of wins (1,163), goals scored (4,309) - and as of Saturday, the number of matches played.

Here are six milestones on the way to Saturday record-breaking match.

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