Almost every player at FC Bayern has developed into a diligent title collector in the past few decades. However, some Munichers actually managed to leave the club without a trophy.
After being eliminated from the DFB Cup and the Champions League, FC Bayern is no longer in control of winning the Bundesliga title. Due to a 1:3 defeat by Munich against RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund can bag the championship with a win against Mainz on the last day of the game.
For FCB it would be the first season without a title since 2012. At that time they also had to give way to BVB in the league and in the cup, in the premier class they unfortunately failed in the “final at home” at Chelsea.
A total of nine players (Yann Sommer, Daley Blind, Matthijs de Ligt, João Cancelo, Noussair Mazraoui, Ryan Gravenberch, Arijon Ibrahimovic, Sadio Mané and Mathys Tel) could now join the untitled Bayern players in the summer.
Only eleven other players have “made it” since the turn of the millennium. SPOX and GOAL have presented the untitled FCB players since 2000.
Rouven Sattelmaier (35 years old)
At FC Bayern from 2010 to 2012 – today: end of career
Sattelmaier did not go beyond nominations for the professional squad at Bayern and instead played for the reserve. Also played five times in the 2nd division for Heidenheim. “I’ll probably go down in history as the first player who played for Bayern Munich for two years and didn’t win a single important title,” he later said in an interview SPOX and GOALS.
After retiring, Sattelmaier became goalkeeper coach at Sonnenhof Großaspach. He is still active there today.
Massimo Oddo (46 years old)
At FC Bayern from 2008 to 2009 – today: End of career
Played on loan at Bayern in the untitled 2008/09 season, having previously won the Champions League and World Cup. Afterwards started a coaching career in Italy. The head coach has been in the second division at SPAL Ferrara since February.
Alou Diarra (41 years old)
At FC Bayern from 2000 to 2002 – today: end of career
Played 42 times for Bayern II when he was young, went to Liverpool, was a total failure there (0 games) and developed into a migratory bird. He had his best years in Bordeaux, with Girondins and Lyon he became champion. After that he started a coaching career as an assistant coach in Lens, today he looks after the Troyes U19s.
Georg Niedermeier (37 years old)
At FC Bayern from 1995 to 2009 – today: end of career
At the age of nine, the Munich player joined the Bayern youth team (including the A youth champions), but only established himself as a Bundesliga defender in Stuttgart (154 BL games). Retired in 2019 after a brief spell without a club after ending his final years in Australia.
Tim Borowski (43 years old)
At FC Bayern from 2008 to 2009 – today: end of career
The Werder legend (294 games, 81 points, champion and cup winner) tried his luck in Munich, but returned to the Hanseatic city after a year because he no longer played a role in the plans of the then new coach Louis van Gaal. First in Werder management, then also assistant coach to Florian Kohfeldt. He has been part of the streaming service’s team of experts since August 2022 DAZN.
Louis Ngwat-Mahop (35 years old)
At FC Bayern from 2006 to 2007 – today: End of career
Ngwat-Mahop came to Bayern from Cameroon in 2006. He was only used once in the Bundesliga before he had to leave the club after just one year due to a fake passport.
Then played for Salzburg, Thessaloniki and KSC before moving to Altach. He has been the juniors coach there since last summer.
Takashi Usami (31 years old)
At FC Bayern from 2011 to 2012 – today: Gamba Osaka
One of the players who still play professionally today. The Japanese player was loaned out to FC Bayern by Gamba Osaka, Usami’s current club. His record: six goals in 18 games. Further attempts followed in Düsseldorf and Augsburg. Back home for good since 2019.
Landon Donovan (41 years old)
At FC Bayern from January to March 2009 – today: end of career
The American was only at FC Bayern from January to March 2009 on a short loan. He came as Jürgen Klinsmann’s dream player, but could never convince and only made six short appearances. He then returned to LA Galaxy.
Steffen Hofmann (42 years old)
At FC Bayern from 1996 to 2002 – today: end of career
Hofmann came to Bayern from Würzburg in 1996. For the Munich team only once in the Bundesliga 2001/2002 on the pitch. Later became a club legend at Rapid Vienna. Today he is the managing director there.
Nils Petersen (34 years old)
At FC Bayern from 2011 to 2012 – today: SC Freiburg
After moving from second division side Energie Cottbus, Petersen showed that he is not yet ready for Bayern. It was not until Bremen that he established himself in the upper house. He is now the most successful joker in the Bundesliga – with 34 goals – and an absolute SC legend. Will end his active career after the current season.
Stefan Maierhofer (40 years old)
At FC Bayern from 2005 to 2007 – today: Kremser SC
A real migratory bird! After two years in Munich, Maierhofer ended up with Koblenz, Wolverhampton, Duisburg and Cologne, among others. At Bayern, he never got beyond the second team. Most recently, he was active in the Austrian regional league at Kremser SC, where he also took over the coaching position in order to be able to apply for a pro license in the future.