Bayern Munich can complete only the second treble in their proud history by beating Paris Saint Germain in Sunday’ s Champions League final to underline their status as Germany’ s super club .
Bayern have cruised to the Lisbon final , scoring 42 goals in their Champions League matches.
In all competitions, they are on a 20- game winning streak stretching back to early February .
“ FC Bayern is a global football club that has an obligation to play at the top internationally .
That is our focus, ” said Bayern board member Oliver Kahn .
Since the turn of the century , Bayern have made the knock -out stages of the Champions League 19 times, reaching five finals and winning two of them , in 2001 and 2013 .
In that time , they have won the Bundesliga 15 times.
Bayern last failed to win the German league in 2011 /12 , when Jurgen Klopp led Dortmund to the second of back – to – back titles .
They responded in 2012/ 13 with the first treble in club history – Bundesliga , German Cup and Champions League titles – which they can repeat Sunday.
Such is their grip on German football that Dortmund , Bundesliga runners – up for the last two seasons , have given up promising to end Bayern ’ s domination .
“ We don’ t have to say anything more about Bayern Munich , because their opponents will no longer be beaten but destroyed , ” grumbled Dortmund chief execurive Hans – Joachim Watzke in the wake of the 8 – 2 quarter- final drubbing of Barcelona .
Bayern are Germany ’ s richest club , with a turnover for 2018 /9 of 750 . 4 million euros ($ 883 million ) and an operating profit of 146 . 1 million euros .
The 2020 Deloitte Football Money League estimates that Bayern are the fourth richest club in Europe , behind Barcelona , Real Madrid and Manchester United .
Building revenue has been a central element of club strategy under former president Uli Hoeness and current chairman Karl – Heinz Rummenigge.
Hoeness, a former Bayern and Germany striker , was at the helm for 40 years, interrupted by a brief stint in jail after being convicted of tax fraud in 2013 .
He resisted selling stakes in the club to outside investors .
Main sponsors Audi , Adidas and Allianz, all companies with their headquarters in Bavaria , hold 8 . 33 percent each .
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The remaining 75 percent is owned by club supporters .
Through a transfer policy of cherry – picking – sometimes ruthlessly – from other German clubs and adding affordable foreign imports , Bayern have dominated the Bundesliga since the 1970 s.
After Dortmund routed Bayern 5 – 2 in the 2012 German Cup final , the losers took note .
Bayern bought Dortmund ’ s rising star Mario Goetze in 2013 .
They then added the striker who scored a hat- trick in the final Robert Lewandowski in 2014 and centre back Mats Hummels in 2016 , as their Dortmund contracts expired.
They have already signed rising Germany stars goalkeeper Alexander Nuebel , on a free transfer , from Schalke and Leroy Sane from Manchester City for next season .
Bayern players are expected to show the same self – confidence exuded in the club ’ s Bavarian motto ‘ Mia San Mia’ , meaning “ We are who we are”.
– Changing of the guard –
Head coach Hansi Flick , another former Bayern player , replaced Niko Kovac in November and has brought order and clarity .
“ What sets him apart is his calm , level – headedness and his work with the coaching team , ” said Bayern captain Manuel Neuer .
“ He showed that not only in the Bundesliga and the Cup , but also in the Champions League . ”
Even when the personnel change , Bayern roll on.
Rummenigge is grooming former club captain and Germany goalkeeper Kahn as his replacement .
Former Adidas CEO Herbert Hainer has replaced Hoeness as club president .
Hoeness may be gone but his presence will still be felt for years to come .
“ I would be stupid if I didn’ t get his advice from time to time , ” said Hainer .
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