Munich - FC Bayern München have become the latest club to lend their support to Borussia Neunkirchen, a former Bundesliga club that have fallen into financial difficulties.

The Saarland outfit contested three top-flight campaigns between 1964 and 1968 but currently compete in the Oberliga Rheinland-Pfalz/Saar, the fifth tier of German football, and have recently been threatened with insolvency.

Touring the country


As part of a fundraising scheme, a club-themed 1961 Volkswagen Beetle has been touring the country collecting signatures from current and former Bundeslig stars, and on Friday morning, it pulled up outside Bayern's Säbener Straße training ground. Head coach Pep Guardiola, sporting director Matthias Sammer and winger Franck Ribery, among others, added their signatures to the car, which is set to be auctioned at a later date, with the proceeds going to Borussia Neunkirchen.

In recent weeks, the Beetle has also visited and received support from Hertha Berlin, 1. FC Union Berlin, VfL Wolfsburg, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund, 1. FSV Mainz 05 and 1. FC Köln.