Jochen Sauer, Tim Cook, Oliver Kahn, Andreas Jung

Oliver Kahn, Andreas Jung and Jochen Sauer host Apple CEO Tim Cook

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There was a very special visitor to the FC Bayern Campus this week as CEO Oliver Kahn, board member for marketing Andreas Jung and Campus director Jochen Sauer hosted Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, at the German record champions’ club campus in northern Munich. “It was a great honour for FC Bayern to have Tim Cook here,” said Kahn.

During the visit to the Campus, Cook showed great interest in Bayern’s youth work. “He took a lot of time,” commented Kahn. For example, Cook asked about the interplay between the footballing and academic education, which countries the young players come from and how many talents have made it into the first team so far.

Among other things, the programme also included a tour with a demonstration of the Skills.Lab football simulator. “He is very interested in the technology we use at the Campus,” Kahn described. “He also visited because he'd heard that we work a lot with data and analysis, especially in the youth sector," Jung elaborated. "In football, it is becoming more and more important to do data-based analysis to know where players have their strengths and weaknesses," Sauer explained. "It was highly interesting to discuss these details with Tim Cook," the campus leader said. “In football, it's becoming more and more important to analyse things based on data, in order to know where the players’ strengths and weaknesses lie,” added the Campus director.

“Apple is one of the biggest and most well-known companies in the world. When a company boss like Tim Cook takes the time to drop by at FC Bayern, it’s something special,” said Jung. “For me personally, exchanging ideas with him was a valuable experience,” added Kahn.

The second series of the documentary about the FC Bayern World Squad gives the viewers a look behind the scenes of the project and follows the boys on their journey. Watch episode 1 now:

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