Category: Bundesliga

The Bundesliga [ˈbʊndəsˌliːɡa] (lit. English: “Federal League”, sometimes referred to as the Fußball-Bundesliga [ˈfuːsbal ˈbʊndəsˌliːɡa] or 1. Bundesliga [ˈeːɐ̯stə ˈbʊndəsˌliːɡa]), 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 on weekdays. All of the Bundesliga clubs qualify for the DFB-Pokal. The winner of the Bundesliga qualifies for the DFL-Supercup.

A total of 54 clubs have competed in the Bundesliga since its founding. FC Bayern Munich has won the Bundesliga the most, winning the title 26 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 second in Europe according to UEFA’s league coefficient ranking, based on performances in European competitions over the past five seasons.[1] 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 after the National Football League.[2] The Bundesliga is broadcast on television in over 200 countries.[3]

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 founded by the Deutscher Fußball-Bund (English: German Football Association), but is now operated by the Deutsche Fußball Liga (English: German Football League).

Jose Mourinho’s recent European record is a concern for Manchester United

Jose Mourinho will open his Champions League campaign this Wednesday against Young Boys. The Portuguese manager may have got some confidence back with victories against Burnley and Watford after a poor start to the season. However, his recent European record is a concern for Manchester United who has not fared well since Sir Alex Ferguson’s […]

No regrets over rejecting Barcelona – Bayern Munich unveils Leon Goretzka

Bayern's Leon Goretzka

Germany international and new Bayern Munich ace Leon Goretzka confirmed he rejected Barcelona‘s interest to join Bayern as he was finally unveiled at the Allianz Arena on Thursday. The 23-year-old, who mainly plays as a midfielder, announced back in January that he was to leave Schalke to join the Bundesliga champions in the summer, which […]

Manchester United could agree £50m deal with Bayern for 29-year-old

According to the Manchester Evening News, Manchester United could agree a £50m deal with Bayern Munich for Jerome Boateng.  Chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admitted the 29-year-old could be on his way out of the Allianz Arena this summer, and United are hoping they can convince him to ply his trade at Old Trafford next season […]

Arsenal nearing deal with Borussia Dortmund for 29-year-old

According to the Evening Standard, Arsenal are nearing a deal with Borussia Dortmund for defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos. The 29-year-old has been identified by Head of Recruitment Sven Mislintat who plans to bolster the Gunners’ backline after they conceded 51 goals in 38 Premier League games last season. Sokratis joined Dortmund from Werder Bremen in 2013 […]

Man Utd’s hopes of agreeing deal for Real Madrid forward hit stumbling block

Manchester United’s hopes of agreeing a deal for Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale have hit a major stumbling block, with the Telegraph reporting that Bayern Munich have entered the race for his signature. In the aftermath of Real’s Champions League final victory over Liverpool, the 28-year-old hinted he could depart the Santiago Bernabeu this summer […]

Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton in three-way race for 17-year-old defender

According to ESPN, Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton are battle for Hamburg defender Josha Vagnoman. The 17-year-old is regarded as one of the best young players in Germany which has attracted interest from Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig. Vagnoman has made one appearance for the Hamburg first-team, making a 20-minute cameo against Bayern Munich […]