Bundesliga

  • I still have the hunger for the game, says Bayern's Xabi Alonso 19 hours 14 minutes ago

    Bayern Munich's Xabi Alonso said he was still hungry for success despite two Champions League wins, a World Cup victory and two European championship titles. The 32-year-old Spaniard surprisingly joined ambitious Bayern Munich on Friday on a two-year deal from Real Madrid and said it was his desire to keep playing...
  • Bayern Munich complete transfer for Xabi Alonso 3 days ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid says they had completed the sale of midfielder Xabi Alonso to German champion Bayern Munich. Bayern had said on Thursday they were close to inking the deal for the former Spanish international. The 32-year-old Alonso will help fill the void left by the injury to fellow Spaniard Javi Martinez. Alonso...
  • Bayern Munich set to sign Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid 4 days ago

    Munich: A Bayern Munich official says the Bundesliga champions are set to sign midfielder Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid. Bayern financial director Jan-Christian Dreesen says Alonso was expected in Munich on Thursday for his medical. Alonso and Bayern have "in principle" agreed on a transfer and the two clubs are "in...
  • Bayern Munich agree deal for Roma defender Mehdi Benatia 5 days ago

    Munich: Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich said they have reached a deal with Roma to sign Morocco defender Mehdi Benatia. Benatia will travel to Munich soon to undergo a medical and is expected to sign a five-year contract. Bayern said they have agreed with Roma not to disclose the terms of the deal....
  • Bayern Munich's Javi Martinez out for rest of the year August 14, 2014

    Bayern Munich's Javi Martinez will undergo surgery and is out for the rest of the year after tearing cruciate ligaments in his left knee in Wednesday's German Super Cup defeat by Borussia Dortmund, the German champions said on Thursday. The holding midfielder will fly to the United States in the coming...
  • Schalke sign goalkeeper Christian Wetklo August 14, 2014

    Berlin: Former Mainz goalkeeper Christian Wetklo has joined German football club Schalke for a year. Schalke signed Wetklo as a backup goalkeeper, as new arrival Fabian Giefer will be sidelined until October. Thus Ralf Fahrmann remains the starting goalkeeper while Wetklo will be the number two between the posts, reports Xinhua. "Due...
  • No more signings for Bayern Munich, says coach Pep Guardiola August 12, 2014

    Berlin: Bayern Munich will not sign any more players during the current transfer window despite a series of injury setbacks as they prepare for Wednesday's German Super Cup against Borussia Dortmund. Last season's domestic double winners, seeking revenge for last year's defeat by Dortmund in the same game, will be without...
  • Pepe Reina joins Bayern Munich on three-year contract August 8, 2014

    Munich: Bayern Munich have signed Spain goalkeeper Pepe Reina on a three-year deal. Bayern said Reina signed his contract with the Bundesliga champions on Friday, joining as a backup to first-choice goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who is also Germany's No. 1. Reina passed a medical on Thursday evening. The 31-year-old Reina spent...
  • Bayern Munich close to signing Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina August 6, 2014

    Berlin: Bayern Munich are poised to sign Spain goalkeeper Pepe Reina from English Premier League club Liverpool, the Bundesliga champions said on Tuesday. "The player is due to come to Munich in the next few days for a medical and to sign his contract," Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on the...
  • Chelsea's Oriol Romeu moves to Stuttgart on season-long loan August 4, 2014

    London: Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu has joined German club Stuttgart on a season-long loan, following a similar deal last season with Valencia. The 22-year-old, who moved to Chelsea from Barcelona in 2011, signed a three-year contract recently with the Premier League club but is apparently not part of manager Jose Mourinho's...
  • Club will never fire Pep Guardiola, says Bayern chairman July 27, 2014

    Munich: Bayern Munich's chairman is giving coach Pep Guardiola a ringing endorsement as he prepares for his second season in charge, saying that the club will never fire him. Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was responding to questions in Sunday's Welt am Sonntag newspaper about whether he was worried that Bayern could...
  • Bundesliga side Hoffenheim to arrive in India on May 12 May 5, 2014

    Bundesliga side TSG 1899 Hoffenheim will arrive in India for their first-ever visit to the country on May 12. The team will touch down in Kolkata on May 12 following a short stopover in New Delhi on their journey from Germany. "The Hoffenheim players and officials will get a first feeling of...
  • Bayern's Manuel Neuer extends contract by three years to 2019 May 3, 2014

    Bayern Munich's Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer signed a contract extension that will keep him at last season's treble winners until 2019, the Bundesliga club said on Friday. Announcing the deal after the end of an emergency general meeting to elect the successor to convicted former club president Uli Hoeness, Bayern CEO...
  • Bayern defender Rafinha banned for three games April 14, 2014

    Frankfurt: Bayern Munich defender Rafinha has been banned for three Bundesliga matches after getting a late red card in the 3-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund. Rafinha was sent off for sticking his hand into the face of Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The Brazilian defender will miss matches against Eintracht Braunschweig, Werder Bremen and Hamburger...
  • Bayern Munich: the unstoppable German champions on a rampage March 26, 2014

    The rampaging Bayern Munich continue to move like a fast train as they litterally raced to their 24th Bundesliga title undefeated and in a record time, beating Hertha Berlin 3-1 on Tuesday. The result broke a number of records as Pep Guardiola's side wrapped up the title in March itself, the...
  • Champions Bayern breaking more records under Guardiola March 26, 2014

    When former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola agreed last year to join Bayern Munich this season, the Bavarian club was in the middle of challenging for three trophies. A few months later his predecessor Jupp Heynckes crowned his retirement with the first German club treble of domestic league and cup titles and...
  • Bayern Munich clinch Bundesliga title in record time March 26, 2014

    Berlin: Bayern Munich defeated Hertha Berlin 3-1 to become the earliest Bundesliga champion in 51 years of the league on Tuesday, when the defending champion claimed their 24th German title. Toni Kroos scored in the sixth minute and Mario Goetze added a rare header in the 14th. Adrian Ramos pulled one back...
  • Dante extends contract with Bayern Munich March 25, 2014

    Berlin: Bayern Munich defender Dante Bonfim Costa Santos has extended his contract with the German giants until June 2017. After contract extensions of Dutchman Arjen Robben, Austrian David Alaba and Brazilian international Rafinha, Bayern Munich Monday had another key player, Dante, put pen to paper on a new deal ahead of...
  • Arjen Robben extends contract with Bayern Munich March 19, 2014

    Munich: Arjen Robben extended his contract with Champions League titleholder Bayern Munich on Wednesday to 2017. Robben's contract was to expire in June after five seasons. The Netherlands winger will stay with Bayern for another three seasons. Robben scored the deciding goal in the 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in the...
  • Hoeness quits Bayern, accepts jail term for tax evasion March 15, 2014

    Uli Hoeness said on Friday he would accept a 3-1/2-year prison term for evading 27 million euros in taxes and resigned as president and chairman of Bayern Munich, the club he made into one of the world's most successful football dynasties. Hoeness, 62, a household name in his country and friend...
  • Adidas boss Hainer to take over from Hoeness at Bayern March 14, 2014

    Adidas boss Herbert Hainer will become the new president and business chairman of German soccer club Bayern Munich, after the resignation of Uli Hoeness, the club's supervisory board said on Friday. Uli Hoeness said on Friday he would accept a 3-1/2 year prison term for evading 28 million euros in taxes...
  • Hoeness accepts conviction, quits as Bayern boss March 14, 2014

    Munich: Uli Hoeness says he has decided not to appeal against his conviction for tax evasion and is stepping down immediately as president of European champion Bayern Munich. Hoeness, one of the most prominent figures in German football, was convicted on Thursday of evading millions of euros (dollars) in tax through...
  • Bayern Munich president sentenced to prison March 13, 2014

    Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness was found guilty Thursday and sentenced to 3½ years in prison for evading millions of euros (dollars) in tax through an undeclared Swiss bank account. The 62-year-old Hoeness, one of the most powerful figures in German soccer, was initially charged with dodging 3.5 million euros ($4.85...
  • Kevin de Bruyne signs for Wolfsburg from Chelsea January 18, 2014

    Wolfsburg: Belgium forward Kevin de Bruyne has completed his transfer from Chelsea to Wolfsburg. The Bundesliga side says de Bruyne signed a contract through mid-2019. The move is reportedly costing Wolfsburg about €20 million ($27.17 million). De Bruyne scored 10 goals in 33 Bundesliga games while on loan to Werder Bremen last...
  • Borussia Dortmund sign Finland striker Tim Vayrynen January 10, 2014

    Germany: Borussia Dortmund have signed striker Tim Vayrynen from Finnish first division side FC Honka. The Bundesliga club say on their website that the 20-year-old Vayrynen is getting a contract to 2016, and that he will play initially with its under-23 side in Germany's third division. Vayrynen scored 17 goals in 24...
  • Lewandowski pledges to give Dortmund his all January 5, 2014

    Dortmund: Poland striker Robert Lewandowski says he will give his all for Borussia Dortmund before switching to Bundesliga rival Bayern Munich at the end of the season. Lewandowski, who signed a five-year deal with Bayern on Saturday, told Dortmund fans on the club website: "We still have half a year ahead...
  • Franck Ribery says he is confident of winning Ballon d'Or November 25, 2013

    Franck Ribery said he was confident of winning the World Player of the Year award because he "made the difference" and "set defences on fire". "I have no fear, I am confident. I have done all I had to," the Bayern Munich and France winger told French daily Le Monde in...
  • Ribery will be out for 'long time': Pep Guardiola November 22, 2013

    Munich: Bayern Munich winger and Ballon d'Or candidate Franck Ribery will be sidelined for longer than originally believed. Bayern coach Pep Guardiola told reporters on Friday that Ribery will be missing "for a long time," without being more specific. But Guardiola added that he now hopes to have Ribery back for the...
  • Bayern keeper's role easier under Guardiola: Neuer October 29, 2013

    Manuel Neuer is better suited to new Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola's style of passing the ball out from the back than he was to the tactics of predecessor Jupp Heynckes, said the Germany goalkeeper. Guardiola took over from the treble-winning Heynckes in the close season and ball possession has always...
  • Pep Guardiola attends first Oktoberfest with Bayern October 7, 2013

    Munich: Bayern Munich switched its attention from football to beer on Sunday as players and coaching staff enjoyed the city's Oktoberfest celebrations. The Bundesliga leader toasted last season's treble-winning success and looked forward to more under new coach Pep Guardiola. The Spanish coach wore a traditional hat to go with the...