The German Bundesliga is the top tier of professional football in Germany contested by over 18 teams from various states across the German federal republic.
The notable household name whenever the Bundesliga is mentioned is Bayern Munich. Although Borussia Dortmund, VfB Stuttgart, SV Werder Bremen, Hamburger SV, Borussia Monchengladbach were once top challengers.
The German league was established in 1903 but was replaced by the Bundesliga in the year 1964 according to Wikipedia. It was suspended from 1915 to 1919 due to World War I and again from 1945 to 1947 due to World War II.
The first goal of the newly established league was scored by Friedhelm Konietzka for Borussia Dortmund in their game against Werder Bremen.
Managed by the DFL under the German Football Association,
Before Bayern Munich even became German title challengers, City rivals 1860 München were even better than the Bavarians at that time. However, the will to improve was behind Bayern Munich upsurge to their current status.
Highlighting the Bundesliga champions list, the all-time winners of the German league.
Here are the list of Bundesliga winners so far (an all-time list)
1. Bayern Munich – 30 Titles
Bayern Munich remains the most successful club in the history of the German football league with over 30 Bundesliga titles under their belt. The capital club moved to write their name with dark ink in Germany football league history book, winning the title eight straight seasons.
Bayern Munich has had notable world footballers like Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, Oliver Khan etc. These players alongside players in the present generation including Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Müller, Javi Martinez helped the club achieve these titles.
The Years Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga title.
1968-69, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1973–74, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1993–94, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20. (Record 30 Titles)
2. Borussia Mönchengladbach – 5 Titles
Borussia Mönchengladbach is tied on five titles each with Borussia Dortmund. Gladbach has had their glory days back at the beginning of the Bundesliga as a top-flight competition.
The Years Borussia Monchengladbach won the Bundesliga
1969–70, 1970–71, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1976–77.
3. Borussia Dortmund – 5 Titles
Dortmund has over five Bundesliga titles to their name. The Black Yellow or simply the German Yellow Wall are always seen as title contenders although Bayern Munich had always found a way back to winning the title.
The Years Borussia Dortmund won the title in Germany
1994–95, 1995–96, 2001–02, 2010–11, 2011–12.
4. Hamburger SV – 3 Titles
Hamburger SV holds the record as the only Bundesliga club that had never been relegated from the top tier since it’s formation. The club from the city of Hamburg eventually got relegated during the 2017–18 season.
Years Hamburger SV won it
1978–79, 1981–82, 1982–83.
5. VfB Stuttgart – 3 Titles
Stuttgart have won over there Bundesliga title
1983–84, 1991–92, 2006–07.
6. SV Werder Bremen – 3 Titles
SV Werder Bremen was the second team in Germany to lift the Bundesliga title after FC Koln had lifted the first season since the league replaced the old German national league.
1964–65, 1987–88, 1992–93.
7. 1.FC Koln – 2 Titles
Koln became the first team to lift the German Bundesliga title in 1964.
8. 1. FC Kaiserslautern – 2 Titles
9. TSV 1860 Munich – 1 Title
10. Eintracht Braunschweig – 1 Title
11. 1. FC Nürnberg – 1 Title
12. VfL Wolfsburg – 1 Title