The 2012 calendar year was turbulent for Bayern Munich, who saw a midseason lead in the Bundesliga evaporate before being humiliated in the DFB-Pokal final and failing to win the Champions League final on their home soil. They went so far and came so close to glory on three fronts, but in the end they came up empty-handed.
After a successful summer transfer window, the Bavarians look a stronger side on paper. Despite injuries to several key players, they dominated the competition in the Bundesliga, which is all but won. And they still are alive and well in the Pokal and Champions League. Few clubs can claim to be on their level as die Roten prepare for the second half of the season.
With the winter break underway, we can reflect on the players' individual performances over the course of the calendar year. Read on for a rundown of every Bayern player who appeared in a minimum of 20 games in 2012.