With the German aces Karl-Heinz Rummenigge the top Bundesliga top scorer, The 1980–81 season of Bayern Munich started with a 3–0 win against Karlsruher SC and finished up as German champions while being eliminated in the 3rd round of the DFB-Pokal and semi-finals of the European Cup.
It was a classic Adidas trefoil in style, a simple round-neck and a white three-stripe design both featured on this all-red strip. Other additional the Magirius deutz logo printed across the chest. The home shirt was worn with the red shorts and socks. The away outfit retained all the stylings of the home strip and simply replicated it in another colour, in Bayern case a white/red. Also, as with all Adidas kits of the era, the position of the trefoil logo on the shorts would vary from leg to leg.