Bundesliga praises Peru's Pizarro designation as Bayern Munich Ambassador

Claudio Pizarro. Photo: AFP

Claudio Pizarro. Photo: AFP

01:29 | Munich (Germany), Sep. 16.

Claudio Pizarro was appointed a club ambassador for Bayern Munich, where he lifted six Meisterschale across two spells with the record champions, Germany’s Bundesliga has reported.

The 41-year-old Peruvian forward retired from professional soccer last July after having helped Werder Bremen retain their Bundesliga status last season.

"Clearly uninterested in putting his feet up in retirement, Pizarro now takes on his new role with former club Bayern alongside fellow ambassadors Giovane Elber, Lothar Matthäus and Bixente Lizarazu," it highlighted.

As is known, 'Pizza' scored 125 goals in 327 games playing for Bayern Munich from 2001-07 and 2012-15. Besides his six Bundesliga titles with Bayern, he also lifted five DFB Cups, as well as the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League trophy and 2013 FIFA Club World Cup.

"I am very happy to return to Bayern as an ambassador," Pizarro told Bayern's official website.

"It's a dream to be back in Munich. FC Bayern is always referred to as a family, and that's exactly how it feels. In my new role, I will give everything for this club again —as I used to do as a player," he added.

According to the German league's news site, Pizarro's 490 Bundesliga appearances are more than any other non-German player in the league's history, while only Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski has more goals than Pizarro's 197 by a foreign national in the German top-tier.

Editor's note: Based on information provided by the Bundesliga.


Published: 9/16/2020
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