After being founded in 1900 Bayern Munich had some early success regionally and even won a national title in 1932. Bayern’s progress was halted during the advent of Nazism in Germany, during which Bayern was taunted as the “Jew’s Club” as the club president and coach were both Jewish. After the war Bayern continued to struggle, hiring and firing 13 coaches between 1945 and 1963. Bayern won the southern division in 1963 and earned promotion into the Bundesliga in 1965, which started the “Golden Years” (1965-1979). During this time, Bayern won a total of 15 trophies and set many league records.
Recently, Bayern has been a dominate force in European soccer, and they’ve had very few tough competitors domestically, allowing them to set many records in the Bundesliga and the DFB Pokal. In the past 17 years Bayern Munich have won the Bundesliga 11 times, including the past three years in a row.