Bundesliga

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Scene from a Bundesliga game in Austria
Award for the German Champion in Football

Bundesliga is the name of the highest level of play in many different sports. Bundesliga means league of the whole country. The word is used in the countries Germany and in Austria. Football is the most popular sport in these countries. That is why the football league is the best-known Bundesliga.

Teams come into the Bundesliga by having 1st place in one of the lower leagues. The team leading at the end of the season is called Meister. Meister is the German word for champion. Season is the time of the year where games are played. As a rule, a season begins in the second half of one year and ends in the first half of the next year.

The leading team is found through the number of points gained during the season. The season is split into two parts. In each part, each team plays against each other team. In football, the winning team gets three points. If a game ends without a winner, both teams get one point. Bayern Munich has won the Bundesliga 20 times. In the years of 2000 until 2010, they won seven times. The Meister of the season 2010/11 was Borussia Dortmund.

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