FC Bayern Campus Stories

Now online! New episodes of FC Bayern Campus Stories

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The FC Bayern Campus has many stories to tell. Almost 200 players, 70 staff members and over 100 employees have been writing countless stories at the FC Bayern youth development centre since summer 2017. We opened this history book for you on 21 August – the fifth anniversary of the Campus – and place it directly in your hands on your smartphone or tablet. 1 Season, 2 Teams, Many Stories. You've never been so close to the Bayern youth players as with the new and free series FC Bayern Campus Stories!

"At the end of it all, what counts for us is that a player makes it to the first team," says Jochen Sauer, the head of the FC Bayern Campus about the goals of the academy. The series shows the path of a youth player, "that he will eventually get his first substitution at the Allianz Arena or can start his professional career elsewhere."

At the end of it all, what counts for us is that a player makes it to the first team.

Jochen Sauer, head of FC Bayern Campus

Supported by our partner Allianz, our cameras accompanied the two Campus performance teams, the reserves and the U19s, during the entire 2021/22 season in training, at matches, team meetings and much more. A total of six episodes will be published, three each about the reserves and the U19s. The first four are now online, the final two will follow soon. You can look forward to that - no matter where you are:

FC Bayern Campus Stories

  • Mobile-optimised documentary in 9:16 format about the FC Bayern youth academy
  • The first portrait series about Bayern
  • Exclusive in the FC Bayern app
  • From 21 August 2022
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The series is free and exclusively available in the official FC Bayern app.

How to watch the FC Bayern Campus Stories

  1. If you don't have the FC Bayern app yet, download it here: https://fcbayernapp.page.link/campus-stories
  2. If you already have the FC Bayern app, you need minimum versions iOS 5.7.3 or 1.9.2 for Android. For the best user experience, update your app to the latest version iOS 5.7.8 or Android 1.9.6.
  3. Open the app on your smartphone or tablet
  4. Either scroll down and open the FC Bayern Campus Stories feature, or
  5. Tap on this link in the app
  6. Tap the play button of Story 1 and Story 2 and enjoy the 9:16 videos
  7. Share your feedback with us via @fcbayern_EN or @fcbayerncampus on Twitter or via @fcbayerncampus in the Instagram Story

 

Story 1: Forming as a Team

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"Stand out through performance" – "How do we act?" – "The group has to live" - anyone who doesn't know much about these phrases from the U19s of the record champions will be smarter after this episode. Head coach Danny Galm and his U19 players take you along with them in their pre-season and to their training camp, leave you tingling during emotional dressing room speeches or move you to tears when an individual's fate suddenly becomes more important than team's success. Here you get over 40 minutes of insight into youth football at the highest level as you have never seen it before.

Story 2: Bouncing Back From Relegation

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In the second story, we take you on a journey through the entire pre-season of the FC Bayern reserves for the 2021/22 Regionalliga season. Through previously unpublished footage, you will learn what happened behind the scenes, starting with relegation from the third division, through the start of training, the training camp in Allgäu, friendly matches, team events and the final internal preparations, right up to the start of the season. Become part of former coach Martín Demichelis's team!

Story 3: The Learning Curve

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In Story 3, we take you on the U19s' journey to Europe! Galm's side face tough tests against Barcelona, Benfica and Dynamo Kyiv in Europe's premier youth club competition, with crushing defeats as well as emotional victories along the way. At the end, there's true drama in the quarter-finals of the Junior DFB Cup against an unbeaten Hertha U19 side. Goosebumps guaranteed! You don't want to miss these fly-on-the-wall glimpses, not least the dressing room talk given by athletic coach Stephan Kerth, now part of Julian Nagelsmann's first-team staff. All we'll say is: semi-final menu! 😉

Story 4: Roller-Coaster Ride

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Then it's into a promotion race. In the fourth of the FC Bayern Campus Stories, we follow the Bayern reserves on their journey through the Bavaria Regionalliga. The young team including Gabriel Vidović and Malik Tillman are determined to get immediate promotion back to the third tier, but the road there is anything but easy. We accompanied Martín Demichelis - who has since left to take up the head coach position at Argentinian giants River Club - on this mission and were up close for the derby against Sandro Wagner's Unterhaching and the top-of-the-table clash against SpVgg Bayreuth, among others. Emotional speeches as well as unprecedented insights into the work of the coaching staff awaken a completely new and at the same time highly interesting perspective on the events surrounding the reserves. Give it a watch!

In Stories 5 and 6, the focus then turns fully to the season finale: do the FC Bayern reserves achieve promotion to the 3. Liga? How do the U19s fare in the cup semi-final against VfB Stuttgart? And which young hopefuls make the big step up to the senior squad? You'll soon find out! Stay tuned! 📲

Enjoy the trailer for FC Bayern Campus Stories here:


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