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Bundesliga
Bundesliga
Country Germany
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1963
Number of teams 18
Relegation to 2. Bundesliga
Level on pyramid 1
Domestic cup(s) DFB-Pokal, DFL-Supercup
UEFA cup(s) Champions League, Europa League
Current champions Bayern Munich (28th title) (2018-19)
Most successful club Bayern Munich (28)
TV Sky Deutschland
ARD
ZDF
Sport1
Website Official website
Football current event 2019-20

The Fußball-Bundesliga, commonly known as the Bundesliga, is a professional association football league in Germany and the football league with the highest average stadium attendance worldwide. At the top of the German football league system, the Bundesliga is Germany's primary football competition. The Bundesliga is contested by 18 teams and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the 2. Bundesliga. Seasons run from August to May. Most games are played on Saturdays and Sundays, with a few games played during weekdays. All of the Bundesliga clubs qualify for the DFB-Pokal. The winner of the Bundesliga qualifies for the DFL-Supercup.

A total of 53 clubs have competed in the Bundesliga since its founding. FC Bayern Munich has won the Bundesliga the most, winning the title 28 times. However, the Bundesliga has seen other champions with Borussia Dortmund, Hamburger SV, Werder Bremen, Borussia Mönchengladbach and VfB Stuttgart most prominent among them. The Bundesliga is one of the top national leagues, currently ranked 3rd in Europe according to UEFA's league coefficient ranking, based on recent European performances. The Bundesliga is the number one football league in the world in terms of average attendance; out of all sports, its average of 45,134 fans per game during the 2011–12 season was the second highest of any sports league in the world. The Bundesliga is broadcast on television in over 200 countries.

The Bundesliga was founded in 1962 in Dortmund and the first season started in 1963. The structure and organisation of the Bundesliga along with Germany's other football leagues have undergone frequent changes right up to the present day. The Bundesliga was originally founded by the Deutscher Fußball-Bund (English: German Football Association), but is now operated by the Deutsche Fußball Liga (English: German Football League).

Current members of the Bundesliga (2019–20 season)

Main article: 2019–20 Bundesliga
Club Position in 2018–19 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
FC Augsburgb 15 2011–12 8 2011–12 8 0 0
Bayer Leverkusenb 4 1979–80 40 1979–80 40 0 0
Bayern Munichb 1 1965–66 54 1965–66 54 28 29 2019
Borussia Dortmunda 2 1963–64 52 1976–77 43 5 8 2012
Borussia Mönchengladbach 5 1965–66 51 2008–09 11 5 5 1977
Eintracht Frankfurta 7 1963–64 50 2012–13 7 0 1 1959
Fortuna Düsseldorf 10 1966–67 24 2018–19 1 0 1 1933
SC Freiburg 13 1993–94 19 2016–17 3 0 0
Hertha BSCa 11 1963–64 36 2013–14 6 0 2 1931
TSG 1899 Hoffenheimb 9 2008–09 11 2008–09 11 0 0
1. FC Kölna 1 (2nd B) 1963–64 47 2019–20 0 0 2 1978
RB Leipzigb 3 2016–17 3 2016–17 3 0 0
1. FSV Mainz 05 12 2004–05 13 2009–10 10 0 0
SC Paderborn 07 2 (2nd B) 2014–15 1 2019–20 0 0 0
Schalke 04a 14 1963–64 51 1991–92 28 0 7 1958
Union Berlin 3 (2nd B) 2019–20 0 2019–20 0 0 0
Werder Bremena 8 1963–64 55 1981–82 38 4 4 2004
VfL Wolfsburgb 6 1997–98 22 1997–98 22 1 1 2009

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

External links

Bundesliga Portal

Bundesliga 2019-20

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

Fußball-Bundesliga seasons

1992-93 · 1993-94 · 1994-95 · 1995-96 · 1996-97 · 1997-98 · 1998-99 · 1999-00 · 2000-01 · 2001-02 · 2002-03 · 2003-04 · 2004-05 · 2005-06 · 2006-07 · 2007-08 · 2008-09 · 2009-10 · 2010-11 · 2011-12 · 2012-13 · 2013-14 · 2014-15 · 2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 ·

Bundesliga stadiums 2019-20

Allianz Arena (Bayern Munich) · BayArena (Bayer Leverkusen) · Benteler-Arena (SC Paderborn) · Borussia-Park (Borussia Mönchengladbach) · Commerzbank-Arena (Eintracht Frankfurt) · Merkur Spiel-Arena (Fortuna Düsseldorf) · Olympiastadion Berlin (Hertha BSC) · Opel Arena (Mainz 05) · PreZero Arena (1899 Hoffenheim) · Red Bull Arena (RB Leipzig) · RheinEnergieStadion (1. FC Köln) · Schwarzwald-Stadion (SC Freiburg) · Signal Iduna Park (Borussia Dortmund) · Stadion An der Alten Försterei (Union Berlin) · Veltins-Arena (Schalke 04) · Volkswagen Arena (VfL Wolfsburg) · Wohninvest Weserstadion (Werder Bremen) · WWK Arena (FC Augsburg)

Football in Germany
League competitions The DFB Cup competitions
1. Bundesliga Germany (B) (U21) DFB-Pokal
2. Bundesliga, 3. Liga, Regionalliga List of clubs DFB-Ligapokal
Oberliga, Verbandsliga, Landesliga List of stadiums
(by capacity)
DFL-Supercup
Bezirksoberliga, Bezirksliga, Kreisliga, Kreisklasse List of leagues
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