Time for something a little different. Back in April of 2011 some close friends and I decided to travel to Germany to see some football. I had always wanted to watch a match abroad and for me the Bundesliga is the best league in Europe. At the time it made sense to see if we […]
Grunwalder Stadium. After being evicted from the Allainz Arena this has once again become the home of 1860 Munich. The capacity at the moment is about 12,000 given various safety concerns but the club have permission to increase this to 15,000. It isn’t known if this is to be the long term home for 1860 […]
1860 Munich’s former ‘home’, the Allianz Arena. Back in 2001 the club decided to join forces with Bayern to build a new stadium. In 2005 the shared facility opened but due to financial difficulties 1860 sold their share in the Allianz back to Bayern. After the club’s double relegation last year they were evicted and […]
Rudi Völler (right) pictured during the 1981-82 season. The former Germany manager played for 1860 Munich for only two seasons and left in 1982 when the club were relegated to the ‘Oberliga’ after financial difficulties meant they lost their license to play in the Bundesliga or Bundesliga 2.
Wilfried Kohlars of 1860 Munich (left) up against Franz Beckenbauer of Bayern Munich. Kohlars was part of the 1966 title winning team and played 141 times for the Munich club between 1963 and 1970.
1860 Munich pictured in 1966 winning the Bundesliga title for the first and only time. The lions won the title by finishing just three points ahead of Borussia Dortmund and, maybe more importantly, their city rivals Bayern Munich.
I’m a bit of a football kit anorak. I own more football tops than the average 30 something and I definitely do not have the physique to pull them off. There is a large basket of kits that sits in our spare room and in it there are strips that I have probably only worn […]