Bayern Munich is a team of extremes. They are the most passionately supported club in Germany and the most hated. There is no doubt that they are the most successful. Winners of twenty-four domestic titles since the late-1960s، they have stood at the pinnacle of European football for almost their entire existence.
German football is in the spotlight like never before and Bayern are at the forefront. While Germany have become World Champions، Bayern have been to the Champion’s League final for three of the last six years، collecting their fifth winners medal along the way and revolutionising the way they play. And they’ve done it all without billionaire tycoon owners، record transfer deals، eye-watering debts or charging supporters an arm and a leg for tickets.
Through interviews with the key protagonists، Uli Hesse tells the story of this unique club. From early run-ins with the Nazis to being dubbed FC Hollywood for their egocentric stars in the 1990s up to the sensational undercover appointment of the best coach in the world، Pep Guardiola، Hesse opens the doors on Bavaria’s superpower and takes you inside Bayern Munich.
Paperback: 304 pages Author: Uli Hesse Publisher: Random House UK; UK ed. edition (September 22، 2016) Language: English Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
About the Author Uli Hesse is an expert on German football and the author of Tor! The Story of German Football، which was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award. He writes for FourFourTwo، ESPN and the Blizzard.
Editorial Reviews "Writing a history of Bayern Munich that avoids both vitriol and glorification is no mean feat. Uli Hesse has done both with a fascinating book that stands apart from the host of forgettable Bayern-related publications." —John Van Laer، When Saturday Comes
"[A] smashing account." —Four Four Two، Book of the Year