Created on 22-10-2020 at 11:56 AM
Anyone who is this successful has to think creatively: it's only been about eight and a half years since the opening of the FC Bayern Museum, and yet nobody would have thought at the time that the museum would have to design an area for more than one treble in just seven years. Only recently, the "record year of 2013" was relocated in order to pay due tribute to FC Bayern's latest successes. Now the trophies – including the newly arrived UEFA Super Cup and DFL Supercup – are shining in the exhibition area, where everything revolves around the the record-breaking years of 2013 and 2020.
In addition to the 'Meisterschale', the DFB Cup and the Champions League trophy, visitors can now also marvel at the new arrivals in the exhibition, the German and European Super Cups. The first three treasures were placed in their showcases by Hansi Flick himself, but a lot of space was deliberately left. The coach had announced at the time that the team's hunger for winning trophies had not yet abated. This could be seen in the final of the UEFA Super Cup against Europa League winners FC Sevilla, which FC Bayern won 2-1 in Budapest, as well as in the DFL Supercup, in which Borussia Dortmund were defeated 3-2 at home.
Two special newcomers
The DFL Supercup – 53 centimetres tall, six kilos heavy – consists of a silver and a golden arm, which symbolise winning the league title as well as the cup. The arms reach for a ball made of real silver. The European Super Cup, on the other hand, gleams in all-silver and features a classic bowl on a subtly crafted base. An interesting piece of trivia: until 2006, the European Super Cup was by far the smallest and lightest of the UEFA trophies, coming in at 42.5 centimetres tall and weighing just five kilos. But now it is 58cm tall – and weighs a whopping 12.2kg.
All trophies are real eye-catchers
The two record years of 2013 and 2020 are real eye-catchers and even though the "quintuple" has already been completed in 2020, the FC Bayern players are still not yet done. Less than half an hour after winning the DFL Supercup, Flick announced that a sixth title, in FIFA's Club World Cup, was the next goal. Whilst still in the dressing room, the players vowed to obtain number six – and visitors to the FC Bayern Museum would know, as a small space has been left still available. They wouldn't have to design a whole new area for one more trophy...