Ah, the perks of playing for a top team sponsored by Audi.
It’s that time of the year for Bayern München’s players to get their Audis which they will be driving for the next 12 months or so. Franck Ribéry, Jérôme Boateng, Manuel Neuer, and the rest of the squad had the opportunity to select the model, and it seems the RS6 and RS7 were the two most popular. No less than 15 players decided to grab the keys to one of the two RS models, while the most humble car of them all was an Audi A3 Sportback picked by newcomer Renato Sanches.
As for Bayern München’s team coach Carlo Ancelotti, he has been driving the flagship A8 since last month. Some of the other players drove home in a Q7 or an A7 Sportback, but overall the RS-badged models had the most appeal among the players.
The special event took place yesterday in Ingolstadt at the Audi Piazza where the automaker’s chairman Rupert Stadler gave the players the keys to their shiny new cars. FC Bayern München and Audi teamed up back in the summer of 2002 and are now beginning their 15th season as partners.
Bundesliga reigning champion FC Bayern München will play in the 2016/2017 season opener on Friday against SV Werder Bremen.
Gallery: Bayern München players get their yearly Audis, mostly RS6s and RS7s
FC Bayern starts the season with Audi
- Handover of company cars to registered players
- Enthusiastic reception in Ingolstadt by fans and Audi employees
- Sporty RS models are football players’ favorites
FC Bayern München is starting the new season in sporty style both on and off the pitch. At the Audi Piazza in Ingolstadt, players and coaches received their new company cars from Audi Chairman Rupert Stadler. The trend is clear: together with new signing Mats Hummels far more than half of the football players opted for one of the sporty RS models.