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Hyped and Failed: "One Hit Wonder" by FC Bayern


Hyped and Failed: "One Hit Wonder" by FC BayernMany players have raised great expectations over the past few years in the youth of FC Bayern not the breakthrough with the record champions. Some became stars after they left Munich, others were denied great careers. We look at Bavaria 's most prominent "One Hit Wonder" and what became of them: Max EberlThe current sports director of Borussia Mönchengladbach came from the Bayern youth, but was only used once by the professionals of the record champion: on October 19, 1991 in Bundesliga game at VfB Stuttgart (2: 3). The then coach Sören Lerby replaced Eberl at the break, Sinan Kurt, and the change of the supposed top talent from Gladbach to FC Bayern's youth in the summer of 2014 was not a good star. Because of the weeks-long hick-hack, Kurt was seen as a rip-off. He couldn't manage in Munich, only played a game for the professionals. Then he missed the breakthrough at Hertha BSC. David Jarolim came in 1995 from Slavia Prague to Bavaria's A-youth at the age of 16. Two years later he was promoted to the professionals, where he was only on the pitch three times. The tough midfielder later played more than 300 Bundesliga games for Nuremberg and HSV. Ended his career in 2014, when Niklas Dorsch switched to Bayern from the youth of 1. FC Nürnberg in 2012 and was long seen as a future part of the professional team. The midfielder ultimately did not make the jump. Today top performer at 1. FC Heidenheim in the 2. Bundesliga. Emre Can switched from Eintracht Frankfurt to FC Bayern's youth in 2009, made his professional team debut in 2012, but only made seven competitive appearances in total. The move to Bayer Leverkusen followed in 2013. A year later, Can moved to Liverpool FC, 2018 to Juventus Turin. The international player has been under contract with BVB since January 2020, when Marco Friedl went through FC Bayern's youth department for almost ten years after moving from his Austrian homeland to Munich. He then spent the 2017/2018 series at least partially with the professionals. The result: one assignment each in the Bundesliga and the Champions League. Moved to Werder Bremen in early 2018.Berkant GöktanFranz Beckenbauer once described the Munich native as "the greatest talent in years". Nevertheless, after his promotion from the U19 in 1998, he only played three competitive games for Bayern professionals. A great career of the center forward, who later played with Gladbach, Galatasaray and in 1860, also prevented excessive drug and alcohol abuse, as Göktan later admitted , saw no perspective for herself after 13 years in the club in summer 2019 and switched to the Wolverhampton Wanderers. No wonder, since the playmaker was only used three times for the Munich professionals.Zvjezdan Misimovic also went through the Munich youth teams and played for Bayern amateurs for two years between 2000 and 2004 – and also recorded four missions for the professionals during this time. The breakthrough did not materialize, Misimovic moved to Bochum, Nuremberg and later Wolfsburg. With the Lower Saxony he was German champion in 2009. End of career in China in 2017.Julian Green, recovered in the USA, grew up in Miesbach in Upper Bavaria, switched to FC Bayern's youth at the age of 14 in 2009. Was used four times for the pros of the record champion, but missed the breakthrough. Then played on loan at HSV and VfB Stuttgart. Currently under contract with Greuther Fürth.Gianluca GaudinoThe son of former Bundesliga professional Maurizio Gaudino was used eleven times by Pep Guardiola in 2014 and 2015 among Bayern professionals. Then, relatively suddenly, it no longer played a role in the record champions. Short guest appearances at FC St. Gallen and Chievo Verona followed. Signed at Youngs Boys Bern in January 2019.Piotr TrochowskiThe offensive midfielder was promoted to Bayern amateurs from the U19 in 2001 at the age of 17. There, top performers and later 15 times in the professional team. From January 2005 then under contract with HSV for six and a half years, then with FC Sevilla and briefly in Augsburg. Most recently made his comeback for the third team of the HSV in the Oberliga.

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