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American fan takes on the FC Bayern first team

On Tuesday and Wednesday a dream came true for American FC Bayern fan Brian Eberle from Belle Chasse (near New Orleans): During the finals of the “Bavarian Triathlon” of Paulaner Fanträume, Brian met his idols and beat Holger Badstuber after a brave fight in the Bavarian tradition of “Maßkrugstemmen”.


One day after his 40. birthday, on the 11th of October, the casting for this unique Paulaner Fantraum took part. Together with 16 amateur footballers from all over Europe, Brian was invited to Munich by Paulaner, after prevailing over 8.000 competitors. 


Being scouted by a trainer team and stadium speaker Stephan Lehmann, Brian was nominated for the disciplines penalty shooting and the Bavarian tradition “Maßkrugstemmen”. Head of the team Paul Breitner even substituted Brian during the game against the FC Bayern stars and made this an unforgettable memory on the grass of Säbener Straße.


In the squad of the German champion and league leader for the finals of the fan event of Paulaner were world champions like Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso as well as stars like Franck Ribéry, Thiago and David Alaba. In the end the players of Carlo Ancelotti were on top of the game in this “triathlon” of football, penalty shooting and “Maßkrugstemmen”.


But winning wasn’t the most important thing for Brian: “It was amazing! The match against the Bayern stars was great, but beating Holger Badstuber at the Maßkrugstemmen was the best fan-dream experience. I am so glad to be here. The best birthday present in the world.“ summarized Brian his experiences at the Säbener Straße in Munich. He went on his journey back home on Thursday with lots of autographs, selfies with his idols and unforgettable memories.


About the Paulaner Fanträume


For many years, the fans of FC Bayern Munich celebrate with Paulaner goals, titles and triumphs of the German record champion. In addition, the Munich-based brewery excited fans all around the world with unique promotions like the Paulaner Cup.


This tradition is now continued with the Paulaner Fan Dreams. Since March, fans of FC Bayern Munich gained priceless prizes: Joining Bayern Munich to Lisbon, experiencing the celebration of the championship on the pitch, enjoying the „Match of a life time“, celebrating the final in Berlin and traveling with the stars throughout the USA.


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