FC Bayern Munich II

German association football team and the reserve team of FC Bayern Munich

Football club
Bayern Munich II
Full nameFC Bayern München II
Nickname(s)"Bayern Amateure" (Bayern Non-professionals), "Kleine Bayern" (Little Bayern)
GroundStadion an der Grünwalder Straße 22
PresidentHerbert Hainer
Head coachMartín Demichelis
LeagueRegionalliga Bayern (IV)
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Bayern Munich II (Bayern Munich Amateure until 2005) are the reserve team of German association football club Bayern Munich, they currently play in the Regionalliga Bayern. In 2010–11 they played in the 3. Liga, having qualified for its inaugural season in 2008, and have consistently played at the third level of German football (the highest permissible level for reserve teams) – they played in the Regionalliga Süd from its formation in 1994 to 2008, when it was usurped by the 3. Liga. They have generally achieved at least mid-table finishes at this level, and won the Regionalliga Süd title in 2004. In 2010–11 Bayern II finished last in the 3. Liga and was thus relegated to the Regionalliga. They afterwards regained promotion by winning the 2018–19 Regionalliga and won the 3. Liga in 2019–20. The following season, they were relegated from the 3. Liga after an 18th-place finish.


The team is intended to be the final step between Bayern's youth setup and the first team, and is usually made up of promising youngsters between the age of 18 and 23, with a few veteran players drafted in to provide experience.

Bayern II has made several appearances in the DFB-Pokal, even facing the senior Bayern side in a fourth round tie in 1977 losing 5–3.


The team's first appearance in the top-league of Bavarian football, the southern group of the Amateurliga Bayern, came in 1956, when it won the tier-four 2nd Amateurliga Oberbayern A and advanced to the next level through the promotion round.[1] After finishing its first season in this league in mid-table, it ended 1957–58 as runners-up, two points behind local rival FC Wacker München.[2] It repeated this achievement in 1960–61, this time coming second to TSV 1860 Munich II.[3] Both reserve sides then descended in the league table and, in 1963, when the German football league system was severely altered, they both missed the cut-off for the new single-tier Amateurliga Bayern. Bayern Amateure had to finish seventh to qualify but came only 14th and found itself grouped in the new tier-four Landesliga Bayern-Süd.[4]

Bayern Munich II celebrate a victory at the Grünwalder Stadion in 2008

It took the team four seasons in this league to work its way back up, improving year by year and, in 1966–67, it finished first and earned promotion back to the Bayernliga.[5] Bayern started well in the league, coming fourth in the first year, but then declined and was relegated again in 1971.[6] It only took two seasons this time for the team to return to the third division and another league win in 1973 moved the team back up.[7]

For the next 21 seasons, the team was to be a member of the Bayernliga without interruption. However, in all the 21 seasons there, the team could never win the league either, being ineligible for promotion from there to professional football anyway.

The team had few bad seasons in this time, coming relatively close to relegation only once, in 1982. It managed three runners-up finishes in the league, in 1983, 1984 and 1987 and generally existed as an upper-table side.[8]

In 1994, with the introduction of the new tier-three Regionalliga Süd, the team qualified comfortably. It was to be a long-term member of this league, too, belonging to it until 2008, when the 3. Liga was formed. After mostly finishing in mid-table in the league, Bayern earned its first league title in over 30 years when it won the Regionalliga in 2004. Being already a member of the highest league in which reserve teams are permitted, the side could not take up promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga and had to stay at this level. In 2005, all reserve sides of clubs in the first and second Bundesliga changed their name from Amateure to II, meaning FC Bayern Munich Amateure became FC Bayern Munich II.

In 2008, the team earned promotion to the new 3. Liga, finishing eighth when a top-ten finish was needed. The club played at this level for three seasons before suffering relegation to the Regionalliga in 2010–11. It was the first time since 1973 that the team would not play in the third division and also meant the end of Hermann Gerland as the team's coach.[9]

After coming second in the inaugural Regionalliga Bayern season in 2012–13 the team won the league the following year. This entitled the club to enter the promotion round to the 3. Liga. After two games against Regionalliga West champions Fortuna Köln they lost due to the away goal rule making their opponents one of the three promoted teams to the third division.[10]

In 2019, Bayern Munich II earned promotion to the 3. Liga, after winning Regionalliga 2018–2019 and defeating Wolfsburg II in the two-game promotion-playoff (1–3 and 4–1). The following season, while placing 15th after the first half of the season, Bayern Munich II won the 3. Liga. However, since secondary teams aren't eligible for promotion to 2.Bundesliga, Bayern Munich II will remain in 3. Liga for the 2020–21 season. Bayern II failed to defend their 3. Liga title in the 2020-21 season, finishing 18th, and were relegated to the Regionalliga Bayern.


Bayern II play at the Grünwalder Stadion, which was the first team's venue until the opening of the Olympiastadion in 1972. During the 2012–13 season Bayern II moved to Sportpark Heimstetten, the home stadium of SV Heimstetten, caused by renovation of the Grünwalder Stadion.[11]

Kit suppliers and shirt sponsors

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor (chest) Shirt sponsor (sleeve)
1964–1971 Palme Trikotfabrik[12]
1971–1974 Erima
1974–1978 Adidas Adidas
1978–1981 Magirus Deutz
1981–1984 Iveco Magirus
1984–1989 Commodore
1989–2002 Opel
2002–2017 Deutsche Telekom
2017–2018 Hamad Airport
2018–present Qatar Airways



As of 9 September 2022[13]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Germany GER Lukas Schneller
12 GK Germany GER Manuel Kainz
33 GK Germany GER Jakob Mayer
42 GK Germany GER Tom Hülsmann

2 DF Germany GER Angelo Brückner
3 DF Germany GER David Herold
4 DF Scotland SCO Liam Morrison
15 DF Germany GER Justin Janitzek
20 DF Croatia CRO Antonio Tikvić
25 DF Germany GER Roman Reinelt
26 DF Germany GER Mamin Sanyang
27 DF Germany GER Jonas Kehl
DF Croatia CRO Gabriel Marusic

No. Pos. Nation Player
6 MF Turkey TUR Eyüp Aydin
8 MF South Korea KOR Lee Hyun-ju
10 MF Germany GER Timo Kern
11 MF Germany GER Jahn Herrmann
14 MF Kosovo KOS Behar Neziri
16 MF Germany GER Luca Denk
17 MF Algeria ALG Younes Aitamer
23 MF Croatia CRO Lovro Zvonarek
24 MF Germany GER Leon Fust
28 MF Germany GER Moritz Mosandl
29 MF Germany GER Frans Krätzig

7 FW Germany GER Yusuf Kabadayı
9 FW Germany GER Lucas Copado
22 FW Germany GER Grant-Leon Ranos
34 FW Benin BEN Désiré Segbé Azankpo

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK China CHN Liu Shaoziyang (at Austria Austria Klagenfurt until 30 June 2023)
DF Germany GER Bright Arrey-Mbi (at Germany Hannover 96 until 30 June 2023)
DF Germany GER Jamie Lawrence (at Germany 1. FC Magdeburg until 30 June 2024)
DF Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH Nick Salihamidžić (at Canada Whitecaps FC 2 until 31 December 2023)
MF Germany GER Torben Rhein (at Austria Austria Lustenau until 30 June 2023)
MF Austria AUT Emilian Metu (at Austria Austria Klagenfurt until 30 June 2023)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF New Zealand NZL Sarpreet Singh (at Germany Jahn Regensburg until 30 June 2023)
MF Nigeria NGA Daniel Francis (at Austria Austria Klagenfurt II until 30 June 2023)
MF Croatia CRO Gabriel Vidović (at Netherlands Vitesse until 30 June 2023)
FW Germany GER Lenn Jastremski (at Germany Erzgebirge Aue until 30 June 2023)
FW Albania ALB Marvin Çuni (at Germany 1. FC Saarbrücken until 30 June 2023)

Coaching staff

Argentina Martín Demichelis Head coach
Germany Stefan Buck Assistant coach
Germany Walter Junghans Goalkeeping coaches
Germany Michael Netolitzky
Germany Jan-Philipp Hestermann Athletics coach
Functional team[13]
Germany Moritz Renker Physiotherapists
Germany Max Harzmann
Germany Dominikus Hoechner
Germany Samy Khalfallah Team organizer
Germany Jan Müller Team doctor
Germany Johannes Behr Game analysts
Germany Simon Unger

Recent managers

Recent managers of the club:[14]

Hermann Gerland has had three spells as coach of the team
  • Germany Heinz Lettl (1 July 1973 – 30 June 1974)
  • Germany Werner Kern (1 July 1976 – 31 May 1977)
  • Germany Fritz Bischoff (1 July 1986 – 30 June 1987)
  • Germany Hans-Dieter Schmidt (1 July 1987 – 30 June 1989)
  • Germany Fritz Bischoff (1 July 1989 – 30 June 1990)
  • Germany Wolf Werner (1 July 1990 – 30 June 1992)
  • Germany Hermann Gerland (1 July 1991 – 30 June 1995)
  • Germany Rainer Ulrich (1 July 1995 – 30 June 1998)
  • Germany Udo Bassemir (1 July 1998 – 28 March 2001)
  • Germany Kurt Niedermayer (29 March 2001 – 30 June 2001)
  • Germany Hermann Gerland (1 July 2001 – 26 April 2009)
  • Germany Mehmet Scholl (27 April 2009 – 30 June 2010)
  • Germany Hermann Gerland (1 July 2010 – 13 April 2011)
  • Germany Rainer Ulrich (13 April 2011 – 30 June 2011)
  • Netherlands Andries Jonker (1 July 2011 – 30 June 2012)
  • Germany Mehmet Scholl (1 July 2012 – 30 June 2013)
  • Netherlands Erik ten Hag (1 July 2013 – 30 June 2015)
  • Germany Heiko Vogel (1 July 2015 – 21 March 2017)
  • Germany Danny Schwarz (21 March 2017 – 30 June 2017)
  • Germany Tim Walter (1 July 2017 – 30 June 2018)
  • Germany Holger Seitz (1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019)
  • Germany Sebastian Hoeneß (1 July 2019 – 26 July 2020)
  • Germany Holger Seitz (25 August 2020 – 4 April 2021)
  • Germany Danny Schwarz (4 April 2021 – 30 June 2021)
  • Argentina Martín Demichelis (4 April 2021 – present)


The club's honours:


20xx* both champions with first team: FC Bayern Munich


  • DFB Pokal
    • Participations: 1975, 1977, 1983, 1985, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2003, 2005.
    • Quarter-finals: 1995, 2005
  • Bavarian Cup
    • Winners: 2002
    • Finalist: 1995 (share with 1.FC Numberg II – no winner)
  • Oberbayern Cup


Recent record

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[17][18]

Season Division Tier Position Cup
1994–95 Regionalliga Süd III 7 Quarter-final
1995–96 Regionalliga Süd 13 Round 1
1997–97 Regionalliga Süd 8 DNQ
1997–98 Regionalliga Süd 6 DNQ
1998–99 Regionalliga Süd 8 DNQ
1999–00 Regionalliga Süd 5 DNQ
2000–01 Regionalliga Süd 9 DNQ
2001–02 Regionalliga Süd 10 DNQ
2002–03 Regionalliga Süd 4 Round 1
2003–04 Regionalliga Süd 1 DNQ
2004–05 Regionalliga Süd 6 Quarter-final
2005–06 Regionalliga Süd 11 DNQ
2006–07 Regionalliga Süd 8 DNQ
2007–08 Regionalliga Süd 8 ↑ DNQ
2008–09 3. Liga 5
2009–10 3. Liga 8
2010–11 3. Liga 20 ↓
2011–12 Regionalliga Süd IV 14
2012–13 Regionalliga Bayern 2
2013–14 Regionalliga Bayern 1
2014–15 Regionalliga Bayern 2
2015–16 Regionalliga Bayern 6
2016–17 Regionalliga Bayern 2
2017–18 Regionalliga Bayern 2
2018–19 Regionalliga Bayern 1 ↑
2019–20 3. Liga III 1
2020–21 3. Liga 18 ↓
2021–22 Regionalliga Bayern IV 2

DNQ = Bayern II did not qualify for the cup in that season;
— = Since 2008–09 season reserve teams of professional clubs are no longer allowed to compete in the cup

  • With the introduction of the Bezirksoberligas in 1988 as the new fifth tier, below the Landesligas, all leagues below dropped one tier. With the introduction of the Regionalligas in 1994 and the 3. Liga in 2008 as the new third tier, below the 2. Bundesliga, all leagues below dropped one tier. With the establishment of the Regionalliga Bayern as the new fourth tier in Bavaria in 2012 the Bayernliga was split into a northern and a southern division, the number of Landesligas expanded from three to five and the Bezirksoberligas abolished. All leagues from the Bezirksligas onward were elevated one tier.
Promoted Relegated

Past players


  1. ^ Die Bayernliga 1945–1997 (in German) publisher: DSFS, page: 35. Retrieved 30 June 2009
  2. ^ Die Bayernliga 1945–1997 (in German) publisher: DSFS, page: 40. Retrieved 30 June 2009
  3. ^ Die Bayernliga 1945–1997 (in German) publisher: DSFS, page: 49. Retrieved 30 June 2009
  4. ^ Die Bayernliga 1945–1997 (in German) publisher: DSFS, page: 55. Retrieved 30 June 2009
  5. ^ Landesliga Süd Bayern 1966/67 Das Deutsche Fussball Archiv. Retrieved 30 June 2009
  6. ^ Die Bayernliga 1945–1997 (in German) publisher: DSFS, page: 106. Retrieved 30 June 2009
  7. ^ Landesliga Süd Bayern 1972/73 Das Deutsche Fussball Archiv. Retrieved 30 June 2009
  8. ^ Die Bayernliga 1945–1997 (in German) FC Bayern Munich II league record, publisher: DSFS, page: 158. Retrieved 30 June 2009
  9. ^ Bye, bye Bayern (in German) kicker.de, published: 28 April 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011
  10. ^ Regionalliga Bayern table 2013–14 kicker.de. Retrieved 16 June 2014
  11. ^ "Spielplan Regionalliga Bayern" (in German). FC Bayern Munich. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  12. ^ "FC Bayern München Retro Kit Released". footyheadlines.com. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  13. ^ a b c "FC Bayern Amateure". fcbayern.com (in German). FC Bayern Munich. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  14. ^ Bayern München II .:. Trainer von A-Z (in German) Weltfussball.de. Retrieved 30 April 2011
  15. ^ Somnath Sengupta (8 March 2011). "The Glorious History of IFA Shield". The Hard Tackle. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  16. ^ Chris Punnakkattu Daniel (24 December 2011). "FC Bayern Munich in India – Flashback 2005". blog.cpdfootball.de. Archived from the original on 18 April 2021. Retrieved 16 August 2021.
  17. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables
  18. ^ Fussball.de – Ergebnisse Archived 18 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues

External links

  • Official website Edit this at Wikidata
  • Statistics at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  • FC Bayern Munich II profile at Weltfussball.de
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