FC Bayern München Basketball is a professional basketball club, part of the FC Bayern Munich sports club based in München, Germany. In the 2011–12 season, the club plays in Germany's first division (BBL).
Bayern Munich has a long basketball tradition. Besides its most successful years in the 1950s and 1960s (German Championship in 1954, 1955 and German Cup in 1968), the club enjoyed remarkable popularity in 1956 when it even drew 40,000 fans to an open-air test game against Lancia Bozen, once a top basketball club from Italy. Later, in 1966, the club was a founding member of the Basketball Bundesliga. In the following years the club slowly but surely faded into obscurity and in 1974 was even relegated to the 2nd Division. Since then, the club never completely recovered and only had a few successful years (Bayern moved up to the First Division in 1987 and stayed there until 1989). Since 2008 the declared goal of the team is to return to the club’s former glory and return to the Basketball Bundesliga.