Thomas Müller and Bayern Munich celebrated victory in their one-off retro jersey against Augsburg on Matchday 25. - © nordphoto / Straubmeier via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Nordphoto
Thomas Müller and Bayern Munich celebrated victory in their one-off retro jersey against Augsburg on Matchday 25. - © nordphoto / Straubmeier via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Nordphoto
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Bayern Munich don 120th-anniversary jersey against Augsburg

To celebrate the club's 120th anniversary on 27 February, Bayern Munich produced a commemorative jersey based on the kit worn by the club when it won its first league title in 1931/32. Bayern players wore the special kit against Augsburg on 8 March.

Bundesliga leaders Bayern announced the celebratory kit one day after beating English Premier League side Chelsea 3-0 in London in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie.

The perfect precursor for Bayern's announcement of a variety of activities that will take place to mark Thursday's 120th birthday.

"On 27 February 1900, eleven young sportsmen led by Franz John, who would become the club’s first president, founded FC Bayern in Munich's Cafe Gisela," Bayern's announcement read. "It was the first act in the German record champions' hugely successful history. To mark Thursday's 120th birthday, the club will look back at past milestones with a variety of activities, thanking the fans for their support."

First and foremost is the club’s retro kit - designed by Adidas and representing both the past and future of the club. While the design is clearly based on tradition - with the club’s badge as well as player names, numbers and sponsors all kept to a minimalistic level – the kit still maintains its modern production level.

With white shirts, burgundy sleeves and shorts and black socks, Thomas Müller styles the special Bayern Munich kit. - FC Bayern München

The shirt was worn by the record Bundesliga champions, exclusively in their 2-0 win over Bavarian rivals Augsburg on Sunday 8 March at the Allianz Arena, which was also illuminated in a special way with "120" inscribed in gold across the outside of the stadium above its usual red.