Created on 2019-10-18 at 19:00 PM
The FC Bayern Legends team will travel to Brazil in December 2019, taking part in the first edition of the “Legends Cup Brasil” in São Paulo on December 15th. Besides the German record champions and hosts São Paulo FC, the FC Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund legends complete the top-class line-up. The teams will contest two semi-finals, a third-place play-off and a final at São Paulo’s Morumbi Stadium. The matches will comprise two 25-minute halves.
“We are excited to bring our star-studded legends team to the Americas for the first time. This year alone, our first team has played in the U.S., our basketball team has played in Uruguay and now our legends will play in Brazil, highlighting the club’s commitment to connecting with our fans across this region,” said FC Bayern Munich’s President Americas, Rudolf Vidal.
“I’m very much looking forward to traveling to my home country Brazil with our Legends team and taking part in a tournament of this kind for the first time,” commented FC Bayern ambassador Giovane Elber: “I’m sure we’ll treat the fans to interesting and exciting matches, not only representing FC Bayern but also our partner for this tour, the Bundesliga.”
The tournament was officially announced at a press conference in São Paulo today. Zé Roberto was present for FC Bayern. “Brazil is a football-loving country, the tournament day will surely be a unique experience for everyone. I’m especially looking forward to meeting old acquaintances and rivals from all across the globe again,” Zé Roberto said at the press conference.
Besides Giovane Elber and Zé Roberto, Paulo Sergio, Lucio, and Bernardo will be there to contest their home match. In addition, Miroslav Klose, Daniel van Buyten, Martin Demichelis and Ivica Olić have confirmed their participation.
The 2019 Legends Tour dates at a glance:
December 13th, 2019: Departure for São Paulo
December 14th, 2019: Local media and marketing activities
December 15th: 2019: Legends Cup Brasil:
1:00 pm ET: São Paulo FC – FC Bayern
2:00 pm ET: Borussia Dortmund – FC Barcelona
3:00 pm ET: Third-place play-off
4:00 pm ET: Final
December 16th, 2019: Departure for Munich