LAHM MAKES 500TH BAYERN APPEARANCE

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm made his 500th appearance for the club in Saturday’s Bundesliga clash with Schalke.

Germany’s World Cup-winning captain of 2014, Lahm made his Bundesliga debut for Bayern in November 2005 against Arminia Bielfeld, three years after making his first appearance for the club in the Champions League, the pair of formative appearances bookending a two-season loan at Stuttgart.

A 500th appearance for Bayern draws Lahm level with his long-term colleague for club and country Bastian Schweinsteiger, with seven players above the pair on the appearance chart.

Oliver Kahn is Bayern’s record appearance maker, with 632 games under his belt in a 14-year career as the club’s undisputed number-one goalkeeper.

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