The Bundesliga was formed in 1963. Bayern, formed in 1900, were not among the teams who took part in the first championship.
More than half a century on, it's fair to say the Bavarians have had the last laugh. Twenty two Bundesliga titles worth of last laughs, to be precise.
Throw in five European Cup/Champions League victories, countless other titles and an annual turnover of around 360 million Euros and Bayern are also laughing all the way to the bank.
On the pitch, they're a serious force, managed by Pep Guardiola and driven by the combined talents of Robben, Lahm, Ribery, Neuer and Schweinsteiger.
We have a host of 100% authentic Bayern memorabilia in stock, with prints, gloves, armbands, programmes and shirts hand-signed by legends such as Hoeness, Mulle and Beckenbauer.