Olympiastadion, Munich, November 25, 1978 — Two starters from West Germany’s 1974 FIFA World Cup title-winning squad meet again as Bayern Munich’s PAUL BREITNER (8), the former legionnaire with Real Madrid in Spain who had recently returned to Bavaria via Eintracht Braunschweig, and 1.FC Nuremberg’s ULI HOENESS square off in midfield during the Bayrisches Derbyspiel … Hoeness, who netted 11 goals in 30 matches for Bayern Munich during the 1977/78 Bundesliga campaign, had only just made his first appearance for 1.FC Nuremberg at the beginning of the month after being sent out on loan. Tragically still struggling mightily to cope with the lingering effects of a serious knee injury, Hoeness did not score in a dozen Bundesliga matches for 1.FC Nuremberg and would soon call it quits at the incredibly early age of 27 after the 1978-79 campaign.
Before the advent of the modern-day federal league to begin the 1963/64 football season in West Germany, both teams representing the two largest cities in the southern state of Bavaria competed in the old Oberliga Sued. In stark contrast to contemporary times, 1.FC NUREMBERG, who were originally founded in May of 1900, were easily the stronger of the two teams in what their supporters refer to as “FRAENKISCH – BAYRISCHES DERBY” and recorded 17 wins with nine draws in the 34 league meetings between the period immediately after the Second World War and the formation of the Bundesliga. Of course, since then, BAYERN MUNICH have been completely dominant in the BAYRISCHES DERBY :
Bundesliga …… 33 Bayern Munich … 11 1.FC Nuremberg … 11 ties
D.F.B. Pokal …… 7 Bayern Munich ….. 1 1.FC Nuremberg
total …………….. 40 Bayern Munich … 12 1.FC Nuremberg … 11 ties
It is accuate to note, however, that Bayern Munich have not won away at the Frankenstadion opposite intra-state rival 1.FC Nuremburg since September of 2005; the record German champions are winless on their last four road trips in the Bayrisches Derby with a record of one loss and three ties to show.