Bayer 04
Full name Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fussball GmbH
Nickname(s) Die Werkself (The Eleven of the Company)
Founded 1 July 1904
Ground BayArena
(Capacity: 30,210)
Owner Flag of Germany Bayer AG
Chairman Flag of Spain Fernando Carro (CEO)
Head Coach Flag of Switzerland Gerardo Seoane
Current League Bundesliga 
2020–21 Bundesliga, 6th
Website Club home page
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Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fußball GmbH, also known as Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Bayer Leverkusen, or simply Bayer, is a German professional football club based in Leverkusen in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The club competes in the Bundesliga, the top tier of German football, and plays its home matches at the BayArena.

The club was founded in 1904 by employees of the German pharmaceutical company Bayer AG, whose headquarters are in Leverkusen and from which the club draws its name. The club's main colours are red and black, both having been used as the main shirt colour and with red and black stripes also having been used as home colours.

Bayer Leverkusen have won one DFB-Pokal and one UEFA Cup. Their local rivals are 1. FC Köln. As of 2020, Bayer Leverkusen is regarded as one of the biggest football clubs in Germany.


In contrast to many other German football clubs, which hold close ties to their working-class roots, Bayer Leverkusen strives for a clean, family-friendly image. The BayArena has the reputation of being one of the most family-friendly football stadiums in Germany.


Current squad

As of 25 June 2020
No. Position Player
1 Flag of Finland GK Lukáš Hrádecký
4 Flag of Germany DF Jonathan Tah
5 Flag of Germany MF Sven Bender
6 Flag of Austria DF Aleksandar Dragović
7 Flag of Brazil FW Paulinho
8 Flag of Germany MF Lars Bender (captain)
9 Flag of Jamaica FW Leon Bailey
10 Flag of Germany MF Kerem Demirbay
11 Flag of Germany MF Nadiem Amiri
12 Flag of Burkina Faso DF Edmond Tapsoba
13 Flag of Argentina FW Lucas Alario
15 Flag of Austria MF Julian Baumgartlinger
18 Flag of Brazil DF Wendell
No. Position Player
19 Flag of France FW Moussa Diaby
20 Flag of Chile MF Charles Aránguiz
22 Flag of Netherlands DF Daley Sinkgraven
23 Flag of Germany DF Mitchell Weiser
25 Flag of Argentina MF Exequiel Palacios
27 Flag of Germany MF Florian Wirtz
28 Flag of Austria GK Ramazan Özcan
29 Flag of Germany MF Kai Havertz (3rd captain)
31 Flag of Germany FW Kevin Volland (vice-captain)
35 Flag of Poland MF Adrian Stanilewicz
36 Flag of Germany GK Niklas Lomb
38 Flag of Germany MF Karim Bellarabi

Players out on loan

No. Position Player
3 Flag of Greece DF Panagiotis Retsos (at Sheffield United until 30 June 2020)
16 Flag of Croatia DF Tin Jedvaj (at FC Augsburg until 30 June 2020)
17 Flag of Finland FW Joel Pohjanpalo (at Hamburger SV until 30 June 2020)

Club alumni

Former players

Main article: Bayer 04 Leverkusen players


Main article: Bayer 04 Leverkusen managers




2. Bundesliga North:






UEFA Champions League:

External links

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History: Seasons
Bayer 04 Leverkusen squad - 2021–22

1 Hrádecký · 2 Arias · 4 Tah · 5 S. Bender · 6 Dragović · 7 Paulinho · 8 L. Bender · 9 Bailey · 10 Demirbay · 11 Amiri · 12 Tapsoba · 13 Alario · 14 Schick · 15 Baumgartlinger · 16 Jedvaj · 18 Wendell · 19 Diaby · 20 Aránguiz (c) · 21 Grill · 22 Sinkgraven · 23 Weiser · 24 Fosu-Mensah · 25 Palacios · 27 Wirtz · 36 Lomb · 37 Gedikli · 38 Bellarabi · 39 Türkmen ·

Bundesliga 2020-21

FC Augsburg · Hertha BSC · Union Berlin · Arminia Bielefeld · Werder Bremen · Borussia Dortmund · Eintracht Frankfurt · SC Freiburg · 1899 Hoffenheim · 1. FC Köln · RB Leipzig · Bayer Leverkusen · Mainz 05 · Borussia Mönchengladbach · Bayern Munich · Schalke 04 · VfB Stuttgart · VfL Wolfsburg

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