Ten things you didn't know about FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich

Ten things you didn't know about FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich

We present a selection of interesting facts and statistical curiosities ahead of the highly anticipated Champions League semi-final between the two giants

91: Thedaysbetweenthe establishment ofFCBarcelonaon 28 November1899and that of Bayern Munichon 27 February1900.


3. The treble has only been achieved by sevenEuropean teams. BarçaandBayernare just two of them. The others areCeltic, Ajax,PSV Eindhoven,Manchester Unitedand Inter Milan.


17.The total numberofEuropean Cup finalsplayed by both teams.FC Barcelonahave made the finalseven times — winning fourtitlesand suffering threedefeats — whileBayern have won five titlesand lost five in theirtenfinals.With one of the two teams being guaranteed a spot in this year's final, itwill be thesixth time in seven yearsthat eitherBarçaorBayern have played in the final match.Interestingly enough, they have never faced each other for the title.


930.Total goals scored by GerdMüller(525)andLionel Messi(405), the all-time leading scorerof eachclub.


1965.The year theBundesliga — as it is now called — was established. Bayern Munichare one of the original members and, just like FC Barcelona, they have never been relegated to the Second Division. Bayern have won the league title 24times.


15.The number of times the Ballon d'Or has been won by a member of eitherBarça or Bayern.Barça playershave won it tentimes — Lionel Messi(4),Johan Cruyff(2), Ronaldinho,Rivaldo, Hristo Stoichkov,andLuisSuarez. Bayern playershave won it five times — Franz Beckenbauer (2), Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (2)andGerdMüller.


4.The numberof men who have coached both teamsJackDomby,UdoLattek,Louis van Gaal, and Pep Guardiola, Bayern's currentcoach.


728.The number ofdaysbetween thefinalwon byFCBarcelonaat Wembleyin 2011andthe final won by Bayern Munich— also at Wembley — two years later.Other European Cupwinners at Wembley include AC Milan,Manchester United, AjaxandLiverpool.


174,378.Total capacity of CampNou (99,354)and theAllianzArena(75,024).The numberisslightly lower inEuropean competitionsfor safety reasons.


1,392. Number total games playedbetweenOliverKahn(632)andXaviHernandez(760), who are the all-time leaders in games played for each club.

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