Six from 2020, five from 2013 - your combined XI of Bayern treble winners was quite an even spread. - © DFL
Six from 2020, five from 2013 - your combined XI of Bayern treble winners was quite an even spread. - © DFL

YOUR combined Bayern Munich 2013 and 2020 treble-winning team


Bayern Munich created history in 2019/20 by clinching the club's second continental treble following their success in 2012/13. Jupp Heynckes and Hansi Flick were the masterminds for the record Bundesliga champions, helped by an array of world-class talent. Find out who you, the users, voted into the combined XI...

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Manuel Neuer 2020

Neuer 2020 got the nod over his 2013 incarnation after denying Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in the Lisbon showpiece, as well as having the game's second-best pass completion after Thiago Alcantara.

The 34-year-old kept six clean sheets and conceded just eight goals in 11 appearances over the course of the competition, underlining his standing in the game as conceivably the best ever in the 1-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the final.

"Neuer took goalkeeping to a new level," commented PSG coach Thomas Tuchel afterwards.

Manuel Neuer put on a goalkeeping masterclass when faced with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in the 2020 Champions League final. - MANU FERNANDEZ/POOL/AFP via Getty Images


Philipp Lahm 2013

Just as Neuer led the class of 2020 to glory in Lisbon, it was Philipp Lahm who donned the armband in 2013.

Lahm had already lost two Champions League finals with Bayern, but set a captain's example to make it third time lucky, chipping in with five assists in 12 outings.

Despite retiring in 2017, the fact he beat Joshua Kimmich to the punch in the user poll underscores how good a right-back he was in his pomp.

Philipp Lahm captained Bayern to their fifth European title in 2013. - getty images

Centre-back I

Jerome Boateng 2013

Jerome Boateng is one of five surviving members of the 2013 squad. He missed a handful of games though injury and suspension back then, but was at his imperious best in the last four as Bayern put seven without reply past Lionel Messi and Barcelona.

Boateng was so commanding all those years ago, he even trumped his 2020 renaissance under Flick.

"Jerome made an invaluable contribution," commented Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz at the end of the truncated 2019/20 season. "He's back to being the Bayern player he was."

Jerome Boateng won the battle with now teammate Robert Lewandowski in the first all-German Champions League final. - imago sportfotodienst/imago sportfotodienst

Centre-back II

David Alaba 2020

The contribution made by Bayern's Brazilian centre-back Dante should not be forgotten. In 2012/13, he missed only 143 minutes of the Champions League run, playing the full 90 minutes in all but two matches.

However, David Alaba had no problems adapting to the role this past season, making a flawless transition from left- to centre-back following injuries to Lucas Hernandez and Niklas Süle. So flawless, in fact, that a temporary switch might now become permanent.

"He's outstanding for me as a left-back, but I think he's one of the best in the world at centre-back," Kimmich said of Alaba. "I've told David that. His body language is amazing, he has great build-up play and keeps calm under pressure."

David Alaba was among the world's left-backs, but could be an even more accomplished centre-half. - Getty Images


Alphonso Davies 2020

Alphonso Davies is another reason why Alaba may remain at centre-back. The first Canada international to play in - and win - a Champions League final, Davies lit up the tournament with his eye-watering turn of pace an mind-bending powers of recovery.

The 19-year-old's crowning moment came in the semi-final 8-2 drubbing of Barcelona when, after collecting the ball just past the halfway line, he outfoxed Lionel Messi and former Bayern midfielder Arturo Vidal before taking Nelson Semedo to school and fizzing a ball into the danger zone for Kimmich to make it 5-2.

"That was unbelievable," Kimmich said of Davies' moment of magic that proceeded to break the internet. "Even I was a bit ashamed when I celebrated. He gets 99 percent of the credit for the goal. I only had to get the ball over the line."

Defensive midfielder I

Thiago Alcantara 2020

Thiago put on a midfield masterclass against PSG in Lisbon, completing more passes than any other player and finding a teammate with 92 percent of his attempts.

He also showed a tigerish side, winning the ball back at key moments on several occasions. With that combination of brilliant balance, determination and vision, it's no surprise that Bayern scored 34 goals and conceded only six in the nine games he started in 2019/20.

Not even the performances of the archetypal battering ram Javi Martinez back in 2013 could sway you - or Flick.

"Thiago gives our game that certain something," Bayern's treble mastermind explained. “That's why I would like, as a coach, to have him on the team for the next few years."

Thiago (l.) celebrated his first Champions League win as a Bayern player in 2020, having last lifted the trophy with Barcelona in 2011. - David Ramos/Getty Images

Defensive midfielder II

Bastian Schweinsteiger 2013

Leon Goretzka lined up alongside Thiago in the 2020 final, but Bastian Schweinsteiger was the runaway pick on the left-hand side of the double pivot.

He'd been through all sorts of emotions in 2012, scoring the winning penalty in the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid before missing in another penalty in the shoot-out against Chelsea in the final, but bounced back brilliantly the following year as Bayern claimed an historic treble.

"To me, Schweinsteiger is a great strategist," then coach Jupp Heynckes said, suggesting the Germany international was perhaps the best player in his position in the world. "Just as a film director has his script, he has a plan in his mind for matches."

A runner-up in 2010 and 2012, Bastian Schweinsteiger finally got his hands on 'old big ears' at Wembley Stadium in 2013. - imago sportfotodienst

Right winger

Arjen Robben 2013

Redemption was just as sweet for Arjen Robben in 2012/13, as he recovered from some crushing blows the season before to lead Bayern to glory. The wily winger missed an extra-time penalty in the 2012 Champions League final against Chelsea, but he was the hero with an 89th-minute winner against Dortmund a year later.

That was one of four goals the flying Dutchman got in the competition that season, having also scored in both legs of the semi-final demolition of Barcelona.

Serge Gnabry, for his part, hit nine in 2020 - including four in one game against Tottenham Hotspur - but remains a club legend in the making.

Arjen Robben's winning goal against Dortmund is one of the enduring images of the Champions League era. - 2013 Getty Images

Attacking midfielder

Thomas Müller 2020

This was always going to be a tough call. Thomas Müller was immense in 2012/13, scoring eight goals in 13 matches in the Champions League. He tapped home in the quarter-final first leg against Juventus to end the Italians' 18-match unbeaten run in Europe, and then he was pivotal in handing Barcelona their worst European defeat in 16 years.

Müller headed home the first goal and - with an assist in between - stabbed home the last in a 4-0 thumping in Munich in the first leg of their semi-final tie. He then netted in the second leg too as Barcelona suffered their biggest ever aggregate defeat.

Müller, though, was also immense in 2019/20. Like a new signing since Flick took over in November, he struck four times in the Champions League, including a beautifully worked opener against Barcelona – one of two goals he got against the Catalans in the last four. The 30-year-old worked tirelessly for the cause in the final, and his clever touch back to Kimmich helped set up the only goal against PSG.

"For my first treble I was still in my younger years," Müller said. "But I've had my most dominant role since playing for Bayern."

And you agreed.

Thomas Müller was unplayable in 2013, but went up a level in 2020. - imago

Left winger

Franck Ribery 2013

Franck Ribery was one of the stars of the 2013 contingent, earning the UEFA Best Player in Europe accolade for his efforts.

The former Marseille player produced one goal and five assists in the Champions League, with his clever back-heel allowing Robben to roll the match-winner past Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Bürki in the final.

Ribery left Bayern in the summer of 2019, knowing that Kingsley Coman would continue to provide French flair in Bavaria. The 24-year-old did just that with the decisive goal in the 2020 final against PSG, and you wouldn't bet against him one day usurping his former mentor in the all-time stakes.

"Of course I can picture myself staying 12 years like Franck," he told Bayern's official website. "I still have my best years ahead of me."

The only piece of silverware missing from Franck Ribery's 2013 collection was the Ballon d'Or. - gettyimages


Robert Lewandowski 2020

Despite the best efforts of Mario Mandzukic and 2013 deputy Mario Gomez, Robert Lewandowski's place in this team was never in any doubt.

The Polish striker hit 55 goals in 2019/20, becoming the first player in history to claim a Bundesliga, DFB Cup and Champions League treble whilst top scoring in each competition.

He scored in nine consecutive matches in the Champions League, plundering 15 all told - the second-highest single-season tally ever - and would surely have claimed the Ballon d'Or had the award not been cancelled.

"He played the season of his life," concluded Rummenigge.

Robert Lewandowski enjoyed his most fruitful campaign yet for goals and trophies in 2019/20. - imago images