Bundesliga

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Bundesliga
Organising bodyDeutsche Fußball Liga (DFL)
Founded24 August 1963; 58 years ago (1963-08-24)
CountryGermany
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams18
Level on pyramid1
Relegation to2. Bundesliga
Domestic cup(s)
International cup(s)
Current championsBayern Munich (30th title)
(2020–21)
Most championshipsBayern Munich (30 titles)
Most appearancesCharly Körbel (602)
Top goalscorerGerd Müller (365)
TV partnersList of broadcasters
Websitewww.bundesliga.com
Current: 2021–22 Bundesliga

The Bundesliga (German: [ˈbʊndəsˌliːɡa] (About this soundlisten); lit.'Federal League'), sometimes referred to as the Fußball-Bundesliga ([ˌfuːsbal-]) or 1. Bundesliga ([ˌeːɐ̯stə-]), is a football league which is top division in Germany. The league has 18 teams, and the teams can be relegated to 2. Fußball-Bundesliga. Most games are played on Saturdays and Sundays, with some games being played during the week.

Since 1963, FC Bayern Munich has almost completely dominated the league, winning 30 times. However, the league has seen other champions, such as Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Hamburger SV, Werder Bremen, VfB Stuttgart, VfL Wolfsburg and so on. The Bundesliga is one of the top leagues, currently ranked 4th place in UEFA's UEFA coefficient.[1] The league has a very high average attendance, the top association football league in the world.

Clubs[change | change source]

Club Position in 2020–21 First Bundesliga season Number of seasons in Bundesliga First season of current spell Number of seasons of current spell Bundesliga titles National titles Last title
Arminia Bielefeld 15th 1970–71 19 2020–21 2 0 0
FC Augsburgb 13th 2011–12 11 2011–12 11 0 0
Bayer Leverkusenb 6th 1979–80 43 1979–80 43 0 0
Bayern Munichb 1st 1965–66 57 1965–66 57 30 31 2021
VfL Bochum 1st (2. B) 1971–72 35 2021–22 1 0 0
Borussia Dortmunda 3rd 1963–64 55 1976–77 46 5 8 2012
Borussia Mönchengladbach 8th 1965–66 54 2008–09 14 5 5 1977
Eintracht Frankfurta 5th 1963–64 53 2012–13 10 0 1 1959
SC Freiburg 10th 1993–94 22 2016–17 6 0 0
Greuther Fürth 2nd (2. B) 2012–13 2 2021–22 1 0 3 1929
Hertha BSCa 14th 1963–64 38 2013–14 9 0 2 1931
1899 Hoffenheimb 11th 2008–09 14 2008–09 14 0 0
1. FC Kölna 16th 1963–64 50 2019–20 3 2 3 1978
RB Leipzigb 2nd 2016–17 6 2016–17 6 0 0
Mainz 05 12th 2004–05 16 2009–10 13 0 0
VfB Stuttgarta 9th 1963–64 55 2020–21 2 3 5 2007
Union Berlinb 7th 2019–20 3 2019–20 3 0 0
VfL Wolfsburgb 4th 1997–98 25 1997–98 25 1 1 2009

a Founding member of the Bundesliga
b Never been relegated from the Bundesliga

Members for 2021–22[change | change source]

Team Location Stadium Capacity Ref.
Arminia Bielefeld Bielefeld Schüco-Arena 27,300 [2]
FC Augsburg Augsburg WWK Arena 30,660 [2]
Bayer Leverkusen Leverkusen BayArena 30,210 [2]
Bayern Munich Munich Allianz Arena 75,000 [2]
VfL Bochum Bochum Vonovia Ruhrstadion 27,599 [2]
Borussia Dortmund Dortmund Signal Iduna Park 81,359 [3]
Borussia Mönchengladbach Mönchengladbach Stadion im Borussia-Park 59,724 [2]
Eintracht Frankfurt Frankfurt Deutsche Bank Park 51,500 [2]
SC Freiburg Freiburg im Breisgau Schwarzwald-Stadion 24,000 [2]
Greuther Fürth Fürth Sportpark Ronhof Thomas Sommer 16,626 [2]
Hertha BSC Berlin Olympiastadion 74,649 [2]
1899 Hoffenheim Sinsheim Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena 30,164 [4]
1. FC Köln Cologne RheinEnergieStadion 49,698 [2]
RB Leipzig Leipzig Red Bull Arena 42,558 [5]
Mainz 05 Mainz Coface Arena 34,000 [2]
VfB Stuttgart Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Arena 60,449 [2]
Union Berlin Berlin Stadion An der Alten Försterei 22,012 [2]
VfL Wolfsburg Wolfsburg Volkswagen Arena 30,000 [2]

Champions[change | change source]

The current champions are FC Bayern Munich.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Member associations - UEFA rankings - Country coefficients". Uefa.com. Archived from the original on 2014-05-28. Retrieved 20 May, 2019. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 "Capacity German Bundesliga stadiums 2020/21". Statista.
  3. "Dortmunder Stadion wird ausgebaut" (in German). Sport1. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  4. "Stadiums in Germany". World stadiums. World stadiums. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  5. "Verein". dierotenbullen.com (in German). Leipzig: RasenballSport Leipzig GmbH. n.d. Archived from the original on 11 June 2016. Retrieved 12 May 2016.