FC Bayern honoured at sports ceremony
A great honour for FC Bayern! At the City of Munich sports awards ceremony, the German record champions were honoured for several teams at once: On Wednesday evening, President Herbert Hainer, Manuel Neuer for the men's team, Lina Magull, Carina Wenninger and Lineth Beerensteyn for the FC Bayern women, Paul Zipser for the FC Bayern basketball players and Tom Schweiger, Daniel Rinderer and Matthias Stein for the table tennis department accepted honours from Sports Mayor Verena Dietl.
"I think it's great the city hosts these sports awards to recognise the athletes - who put in so much energy, time and hard work. Of course, as president, I'm proud we have so many Bayern athletes here today. FC Bayern are strong in depth and I'm pleased we have so many successful athletes," said president Hainer after the event at the Old Congress Hall.
Bayern captain Neuer, whose team was honoured for winning the German title in the 2020/21 season, found it "nice that people get to know each other better here. It's also important you don't just look at football, but also appreciate the other athletes." His counterpart on the women's team, Lina Magull, was pleased that "the success of last season is being recognised once again. Even one year later, we're still incredibly proud to have won the German championship. That was one of the best moments of my life." The FC Bayern Women also won the title in 2020/21.
For Paul Zipser of FC Bayern Basketball, winning the 2021 Cup with his team was "the crowning glory" and he proudly accepted the honour. At the end of the event, the 2.03-metre forward summed up aptly: "Munich has a lot to offer when it comes to sport,"
Photo credits: Department for Education and Sport/Martin Hangen
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