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 (27th title) (2017-18)
Most successful club Bayern Munich (27)
TV Sky Deutschland
Website Official website
Football current event 2018-19

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 23 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 (2015–16 season)

Club Position in 2014–15 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 Augsburgb5th2011-1252011-12500-
Bayer Leverkusenb4th1979-80371979–803700-
Bayern Munichb1st1965–66511965–665124252015
Borussia Dortmunda7th1963–64491976-7740582012
Borussia Mönchengladbach3rd1965–66482008–098551977
Eintracht Frankfurta9th1963–64472012–134011959
FC Ingolstadtb2.: 1st2015-1612015–16100-
Hamburger SVa b16th1963–64531963–6453361983
Hannover 9613th1964–65282002–0314021954
Hertha BSCa15th1963–64332013–143021931
TSG 1899 Hoffenheimb8th2008–0982008–09800-
1. FC Kölna12th1963-64452014–152231978
1. FSV Mainz 0511th2004–05102009–10700-
SV Darmstadt 982.: 2nd1978–7932015–16100-
Schalke 04a6th1963–64481991–9225071958
VfB Stuttgarta14th1963–64511977–7839352007
Werder Bremena10th1963–64521981–8235442004
VfL Wolfsburgb2nd1997-98191997–9819112009

External links

Bundesliga Portal

Bundesliga 2018-19

FC Augsburg · Hertha BSC · Werder Bremen · Borussia Dortmund · Fortuna Düsseldorf · Eintracht Frankfurt · SC Freiburg · Hannover 96 · 1899 Hoffenheim · RB Leipzig · Bayer Leverkusen · Mainz 05 · Borussia Mönchengladbach · Bayern Munich · 1. FC Nürnberg · Schalke 04 · VfB Stuttgart · 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 ·

Bundesliga stadiums 2018-19

Allianz Arena (Bayern Munich) · BayArena (Bayer Leverkusen) · Borussia-Park (Borussia Mönchengladbach) · Commerzbank-Arena (Eintracht Frankfurt) · Esprit Arena (Fortuna Düsseldorf) · HDI-Arena (Hannover 96) · Max-Morlock-Stadion (1. FC Nürnberg) · Mercedes-Benz Arena (VfB Stuttgart) · Olympiastadion (Hertha BSC) · Opel Arena (Mainz 05) · Red Bull Arena (RB Leipzig) · Schwarzwald-Stadion (SC Freiburg) · Signal Iduna Park (Borussia Dortmund) · Veltins-Arena (Schalke 04) · Volkswagen Arena (VfL Wolfsburg) · Weser-Stadion (Werder Bremen) · Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena (1899 Hoffenheim) · 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)
Bezirksoberliga, Bezirksliga, Kreisliga, Kreisklasse List of leagues
Germany crest
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