Thomas Müller congratulated his team-mate Sadio Mané on his special Ballon d’Or award. Uli Hoeneß has to put up with criticism and Robert Lewandowski thanks his former teammates. Also: Corentin Tolisso is unlucky. Here you can find news and rumors about FC Bayern.
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FC Bayern, News: Müller congratulates Mané
Sadio Mané was not only honored as the second best player at the Ballon d’Or behind Karim Benzema (Real Madrid). The 30-year-old also received the “Socrates Award” for special social commitment, which was presented for the first time and was named after the former Brazilian international Socrates.
The prize was presented to Mané at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris by Rai, the younger brother of Socrates, who himself became world champion in 1994. The striker is very involved in Senegal. In his hometown of Bambali, he had a school, a hospital and a mosque built, among other things.
“Congratulations to Sadio. Great respect for all your social activities,” wrote teammate Thomas Müller on Twitter. Meanwhile, FC Bayern congratulated Mané on his second place in the player selection: “Congratulations on this outstanding performance.”
FC Bayern, News: Babbel criticizes Hoeneß
Markus Babbel has criticized Honorary President Uli Hoeneß for his unobjective attack on Qatar critic Michael Ott at FC Bayern’s annual general meeting.
“I would wish that Uli Hoeneß would calm down a bit and stand above things. Michael Ott asked very factually how things are. You should be allowed to discuss Qatar! I think it’s legitimate for a fan to ask “, said Babbel in the ran Bundesliga web show.
And the former Bayern professional continued: “I found Uli Hoeneß’s counterattack very incompetent. Herbert Hainer moderated it very cleverly in his own way. It’s a shame that Uli’s action caused such waves.”
Hoeneß had accused Ott that his speech at the AGM was “embarrassing”. “This is the Bayern Munich football club and not the general assembly of Amnesty International,” said the 70-year-old.
FC Bayern, News: Lewandowski thanks FCB
Robert Lewandowski was awarded the “Müller Trophy” at the Ballon d’Or, named after Bayern legend Gerd Müller. This is awarded to the player with the most goals in a season across all competitions.
“Thank you to my former team-mates from Bayern Munich and also to my colleagues from Barcelona. I worked very hard to score goals,” said Lewandowski afterwards.
“I’m very happy and proud to be here. Not only to win this trophy, but also because of the name,” added the Polish striker: “Gerd Müller was a huge inspiration for me. I wanted a few records from him breaking that was a huge challenge for me. It was very emotional for me to score the 41 goals in the Bundesliga because I didn’t think it was possible to break that record. Because of him I was able to do it. Everything I did was for him.”
FC Bayern, News: Next setback for Tolisso
Corentin Tolisso, who switched from Munich to Olympique Lyon in the summer, suffered the next bitter setback. The 28-year-old Frenchman picked up a hamstring injury in Sunday’s 3-2 defeat at Stade Rennes and will be out indefinitely.
Like the newspaper L’Equipe reported, even participation in the World Cup is in danger. “Unfortunately, I hurt myself again. But I will not give up, I will never give up. It’s the hard law of sport,” wrote the midfielder on Twitter.
Tolisso had repeatedly struggled with injuries during his five years at Bayern Munich. In the 2021/22 season alone, he missed 17 competitive games due to injury.
FC Bayern, News: Elber didn’t want to go to Munich
Former Bayern professional Giovane Elber has revealed that he actually didn’t want to move from VfB Stuttgart to Munich in 1997. “I didn’t want to leave, I was almost begging for a new contract. But Bayern’s offer was obviously too tempting for President Gerhard Mayer-Vorfelder and VfB,” revealed Elber table football.
The events opened his eyes, the 50-year-old Brazilian continued: “Football is partly a slave business, the clubs often do what they want with the players. Business was and is tough.”
Stuttgart is said to have collected the equivalent of 6.5 million euros for Elber at the time. On the Isar, things were anything but bad for the striker. Among other things, he was German champion four times with FCB and won the Champions League in 2001.
FC Bayern Munich: The next games
|October 19, 8:45 p.m||FC Augsburg||DFB Cup||away|
|October 22, 3:30 p.m||TSG Hoffenheim||Bundesliga||away|
|October 26, 9 p.m||Barcelona FC||Champions League||away|