Tribute to Euros heroines, Copa America winner and Footballer of the Year
The FC Bayern Women team is back together again as new coach Alexander Straus's squad depart for their training camp in Emilia Romagna, Italy with their European Championship heroines and Copa America winner. Before they went to the airport, general manager Karin Danner and sporting director Bianca Rech welcomed the returnees at the FC Bayern Campus. They will be honoured on a grand scale after the training camp as part of the men's opening home game of the season at the Allianz Arena against Wolfsburg on 14 August. President Herbert Hainer, CEO Oliver Kahn and board member for sport Hasan Salihamidzic will all pay tribute to the players. England's Georgia Stanway joins as a European champion, Germany's finalists Lina Magull, Giulia Gwinn, Lea Schüller (who also won Footballer of the Year), Sydney Lohmann, Linda Dallmann and Klara Bühl, as well as Brazilian newcomer Tainara de Souza da Silva as Copa America winner, will all deservedly take centre stage in a packed Allianz Arena.
Hainer: "Real role models and an inspiration"
FC Bayern president Herbert Hainer:"We are very proud of the performances at the European Championship. Congratulations not only to Georgia Stanway as the winner, but also to our German players and to all those who played for their national teams in England. The tournament was an advertisement not only for women's football but for football in general. We are now looking forward to further success at FC Bayern. Congratulations also to Tainara de Souza da Silva for winning the Copa America and to Lea Schüller for being named Women's Footballer of the Year. They are all wonderful ambassadors for FC Bayern and for sport in general – true role models and an inspiration to many. We look forward to seeing them at the Allianz Arena on 14 August."
Karin Danner, head of women's football:"We are very happy to welcome Georgia Stanway and Tainara de Souza da Silva, a European champion and a Copa America winner. The FC Bayern Women congratulate them warmly and we are very happy to see them both chasing titles in a Bayern jersey. I would also like to congratulate our Germany national team players on their runner-up finish at Euro 2022. They have inspired the whole of Germany with their team and their football. The fact that Klara Bühl and Giulia Gwinn were voted into the team of the tournament and Lea Schüller was named Women's Footballer of the Year on the day of the final is highly deserved and speaks for itself. We are very proud of what our players have achieved and accomplished with their national teams - in addition to Germany and England, this also applies to Iceland, Austria and Sweden. Our players have contributed significantly to the success of their teams and have inspired an audience of millions. We will take this enthusiasm with the entire team into the new season and hopefully fascinate many small and large Bayern fans."
Lina Magull:"I'm very happy that our club was so enthusiastic about the national teams and the tournament throughout the entire European Championship and supported us. We felt the support. The reception on Sunday in the Arena shows the club's appreciation for us players and our achievements. I am very happy that FC Bayern is giving women's football this stage it needs to continue to grow and develop its potential in society."
Schedule until start of season
The FC Bayern Women will be in Italy until 13 August, before continuing on to the AMOS Women's French Cup in Toulouse, France, from 15 to 20 August after a stopover in Munich. Their first competitive match will be the second round of the DFB Cup on 9/10/11 September (first round bye; opponent, date and venue to be determined), the start of the league will be the opening match away to Eintracht Frankfurt on 16 September, and the first Bundesliga home match at the FC Bayern Campus will be against Werder Bremen on 25 September.