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Bundesliga Fanatic Footballer of the Year 2013

by Cristian Nyari

Being that it is awards season and Zurich recently crowned Cristiano Ronaldo with the Ballon d’Or as 2013′s best footballer we at the Bundesliga Fanatic felt compelled to engage in the festivities.  2013 was a marquee year not only for Bayern Munich but also for German football.  Bayern put the Bundesliga and German football firmly […]

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The Best and Worst in German Football in 2013

by Bundesliga Fanatic Staff

It has been a great year for German football. The Champions League final this spring featured for the first time in the competition’s history two German teams on the pitch, Bayern have been breaking records left, right and centre and the Bundesliga seems to produce exciting story lines and talents almost on a weekly basis […]

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FC Bayern 2-3 Man City: Five quick words

by Rick Joshua

Before taking on a depleted Manchester City at the Allianz-Arena, FC Bayern München had won all five games in their group, including a convincing 3-1 win over the Citizens at the Etihad. They had won ten Champions’ League games in a row – a record. They had won their last eighteen matches at the Allianz, […]

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David Alaba: Austria’s ‘Fußball Gott’

by Alex Chaffer

After becoming the first footballer to win the Austrian Sportsman of the Year award since 1997 last week, David Alaba’s reputation as one of the world’s best young players is growing with every game he plays. Is Bayern Munich’s unsung hero finally getting the recognition he deserves? To be one of the first names on […]

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Bayern Munich and Guardiola equal Barcelona’s European Record

by Cristian Nyari

With their 1-0 win against Viktoria Plzen, Bayern Munich have equalled Barcelona’s record of nine consecutive Champions League wins, set back in 2003. The win also meant that they have officially qualified for the knockout stage of the competition and remain unbeaten in all competitions going back to July. After their 5-0 win against Plzen […]

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Bayern Munich and Pep Guardiola go in the record books

by Cristian Nyari

With their 2-1 win against Hoffenheim, Bayern Munich have equalled Hamburg’s record of 36 consecutive Bundesliga games without a defeat, set back in 1983.  The win also means that Pep Guardiola is undefeated in his first eleven games in charge of the club, the first coach in club history to do so.  Goals from Mario […]

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Bayern Munich put on a show against Viktoria Plzen

by Cristian Nyari

While Zlatan Ibrahimovic was weaving his own magic act over in Belgium, Germany’s record champion put on a dominant display against Czech side Viktoria Plzen. Two goals from Ribery and one apiece from Alaba, Schweinsteiger and Götze stretched Bayern’s winning streak in Europe to eight games, a new club record.  It also extends their lead […]

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Bayern Munich Masterclass in Manchester

by Cristian Nyari

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola crowned 100 days in charge of the club with one of the team’s most impressive performances yet this season. The 3-1 win at Manchester City sees them sit comfortable atop their Champions League group and in glowing form. For Guardiola it also further underlined that his style and methodology is […]

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Plenty to ponder for Pep despite winning Bundesliga debut

by Mark Lovell

It had been positively hosing it down in Munich all day. This did little to dampen the spirits of an expectant Bayern crowd, who turned up to witness Pep Guardiola’s Bundesliga debut. Have you heard there is a new sheriff in town? You might have heard in dispatches somewhere – his name Pep Guardiola. However, […]

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Ribery shortlisted for European Player of the Year Award with Messi and Ronaldo

by Cristian Nyari

Bayern Munich attacker Franck Ribery has been shortlisted by UEFA for its Best Player in Europe award for the 2012/13 season.  He is joined by Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and previous winner Lionel Messi in the running for the prestigious award.  The award will be handed out on August 29 in Monaco following vote by […]

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