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Why Bayern Munich added a fifth star

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Bayern Munich’s league title last season earned the club the right to add another a star to the jersey, but does everyone know exactly why?

Bundesliga.com did a fantastic job of laying it out for fans, who might not know the background on the relevance of adding a fifth star to the Rekordmeister’s kit:

In line with Deutsche Fußball Liga’s (DFL) matchwear guidelines, commemorative stars are awarded to Bundesliga-winning clubs as follows:

Upon a third title: one star

Upon a fifth title: two stars

Upon a 10th title: three stars

Upon a 20th title: four stars

Upon a 30th title: five stars

Bayern won their 30th German league title in 2019/20, but it was their 29th since the Bundesliga’s inaugural season in 1963/64. They landed their 30th of the Bundesliga era - and record-extending ninth in a row - in 2020/21, which is why they are only receiving their fifth star now.

There you go...