The Bundesliga 2020/21 season is the 58th season of the German football championship and Bayern Munich is the defending Champions. The rest of the teams in the league hasn’t been able to match the Bavarians.
Below are the Bundesliga teams for the 2020/21 season and other information.
1. Union Berlin
Union Berlin is one of German Bundesliga elites. The club is based in Köpenick, Berlin. From 2009 until 2019, Union Berlin competed in the 2. Bundesliga.
The club gained promotion in 2019, after defeating VfB Stuttgart in the relegation play-offs, The victory over Stuttgart endured Union Berlin’s first-ever season in the German Bundesliga.
The club’s first season in the Bundesliga wasn’t great, but the team was above the drop zone at the end of the campaign.
2. Eintracht Frankfurt
Eintracht Frankfurt is a German professional football club based in Frankfurt, The club is one of the usual faces in the Bundesliga for the past few seasons.
Stadium: Deutsche Bank Park
Nickname(s): SGE (Sportgemeinde Eintracht), Die Adler (The Eagles),
3. Bayern Munich (Defending Champions)
FC Bayern München is a football club based in Munich, Bavaria.
The club is the most successful team in German football history, having won a record 30 national titles, including 8 Bundesliga titles in a row since 2013. Bayern Munich has also won 20 national cups (DFB POKAL CUP).
In 2020, Bayern Munich won the UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga and the DFB POKAL, making it another treble.
Short Name: FCB
Founded: 27 February 1900
Ground: Allianz Arena
4. Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer 04 Leverkusen is a German professional football club based in Leverkusen in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Short Name: Bayer 04, B04
Location: Leverkusen, Germany
5. Sportverein Werder Bremen
Sportverein Werder Bremen is a German professional football club based in Bremen, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen.
The club was founded on 4 February 1899. Werder holds the record for most seasons played in the German Bundesliga. They are also ranked third in the all-time Bundesliga table, behind Bayern Munich.
Hamburger SV, used to be the only Bundesliga side never to have been relegated from the first division since it’s inception.
However, the Hamburg based club were eventually relegated from the elite division.
Short name: Werder,
Founded: 4 February 1899
6. Fußballclub Schalke 04
FC Schalke 04 is a professional German football originally from the Schalke district of Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia. The “04” in the club’s name derives from its formation in 1904.
Nickname(s): The Royal Blues, Die Knappe
Short Name: S04
Founded: 4 May 1904
Ground: Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen
7. Vfl Wolfsburg
Verein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg is a German professional football club based in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony. Wolfsburg can be best described as the Bundesliga regulars, posing threats to Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
The club’s glory days can still be remembered. However, in the past few seasons, the club has failed to live up to expectations both in the Bundesliga and in European competitions.
Arena/Stadium: Volkswagen Arena
Nickname(s): Die Wölfe (The Wolves)
8. Hertha BSC
Hertha Berliner Sport-Club is a German professional football club based in the Charlottenburg locality of Berlin.
Hertha BSC has been among the Bundesliga regulars since gaining promotion to the top tier.
Hertha BSC was founded in 1892. The Berlin-based club was a founding member of the German Football Association in Leipzig in 1900.
Nickname(s) The Old Lady
Founded: 25 July 1892; 128 years ago
9. Borussia Dortmund
Ballspielverein Borussia 09 is a German professional football club based in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia. The club is also a strong member of German Bundesliga.
Dortmund has won over eight league titles, four DFB-Pokals, one UEFA Champions League, one Intercontinental Cup as well as one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.
Nickname(s): (The Black and Yellows)
Short Name: BVB
Founded: 19 December 1909
Ground: Westfalenstadion, Signal Iduna Park
10. Arminia Bielefeld (Deutscher Sport-Club Arminia Bielefeld)
Arminia is a German Bundesliga club from Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia. The newly-promoted Bundesliga club has 12,000 members. Its colours include black, white and blue.
Nickname(s): Die Arminen, Die Blauen (The Blues)
Founded: 3 May 1905 as 1. Bielefelder FC Arminia
Ground: Bielefelder Alm
11. Borussia Mönchengladbach (Borussia Verein für Leibesübungen 1900 e.V. Mönchengladbach)
Mönchengladbach is a professional football club based in Mönchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The club plays in the German Bundesliga.
Gladbach club has won over five German Bundesliga titles, three DFB-Pokals, and two UEFA Europa League titles in the past.
Nickname(s) Die Fohlen (The Foals)
Founded: 1 August 1900
12. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
(Turn- und Sportgemeinschaft 1899 Hoffenheim) is a professional German association football club based in Hoffenheim?
Nickname(s): Die Kraichgauer
Founded: 1 July 1899
Owner: Dietmar Hopp (96%)
13. FC Koln (Fußball-Club Köln or Cologne)
FC Koln is a German professional football club based in Cologne in North Rhine-Westphalia. In the past, the club won two Bundesliga titles in 1963 and 1978.
Nickname(s): Die Geißböcke (The Billy Goats)
Founded: 13 February 1948
14. FSV Mainz (Fußball- und Sportverein Mainz 05)
Mainz 05 is a German football club. Mainz 05 have played in the Bundesliga, for ten consecutive seasons, starting with the 2009–10 season.
Nickname(s): Die Nullfünfer (the 05ers), Karnevalsverein (Carnival club)
Founded: 16 March 1905l
Ground: Opel Arena
Sport-Club Freiburg is a German football club, based in the city of Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg.
Nickname(s): Breisgau-Brasilianer (Breisgau Brazilians)
16. Augsburg (Fußball-Club Augsburg 1907)
FC Augsburg is a German football club based in Augsburg, Bavaria. FC Augsburg plays in the Bundesliga.
Nickname(s): Fuggerstädter (named after the famous Fugger family of Augsburg)
Founded: 8 August 1907
Ground: WWK Arena
17. VfB Stuttgart (Verein für Bewegungsspiele Stuttgart 1893)
Stuttgart is a German football club based in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg. Stuttgart has won the German Bundesliga five times, most recently in 2006–07. Three DFB-Pokal titles.
Nickname(s): Die Roten (The Reds)
Founded: 9 September 1893
Ground: Mercedes-Benz Arena
18. RB Leipzig (RasenBallsport Leipzig)
RB Leipzig is a German professional football club based in Leipzig, Saxony. Leipzig was founded in 2009 by the initiative of the company Red Bull GmbH.
The Austrian drinks and beverage company purchased the playing rights of fifth-tier side SSV Markranstädt with the intent of advancing the football club to the Bundesliga within eight years, which the company achieved.
The club is owned and managed by RasenBallsport Leipzig GmbH.
Nickname(s): Die Roten Bullen (The Red Bulls)
Short Name: RBL
Founded: 19 May 2009
Ground: Red Bull Arena
Owner: Red Bull GmbH (99%)
The German Bundesliga arguably is one of the best football league competition in Europe and the world at large.
The league consists of clubs like FC Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayer Leverkusen, Schalke 04 and RB Leipzig as well as Borussia Monchengladbach.
The original and long-standing member of the league is Hamburger SV, who preserved it’s status as the only Bundesliga original founders not to have relegated to the second division.
Hamburger SV stayed on top for over 54 years, 261 days, 0 hours, 36 minutes and 2 seconds after the kick-off of their maiden game in 1963 which was eventually won by 1.FC Koln.
In this article, Interesting Football gives you straightforward insight, data, and opinions on why the Bundesliga is one of the best leagues and not a farmers league as some critics call it due to Bayern Munich dominance.
If you study closely, the Bundesliga has a lot of followership, although it would not be compared with the amount of audience the Premier League has.
Even at that, the gap between the two leagues remain minimal and not quite noticed.
Our study highlights why the Bundesliga is the best league to follow as a result to the fun, passion and play surrounding it.
Here’s what we found…
Breeding ground for young players with lots of talent and potentials.
You hardly see other leagues across Europe give ample opportunity to young players to thrive.
In the Bundesliga, young players have a high chance of being in the matchday squad, not only that but they also make up the starting eleven.
To back this up, the DFL head of German football recently reduced the age limit in the league to 16 years.
You know what that means, young players with lots of potentials who couldn’t showcase their talents can now do so at the big stage.
With the highest average attendants rate across Europe, any young player with skills can get noticed in no distant time.
The player that would benefit from the recent rule is Youssoufa Moukoko who is Dortmund’s U19 star in as of 2020.
He’ll probably kickstart his journey to greatness from next season when Dortmund decides to throw unto the big stage.
Borussia Dortmund is a top club in Germany and across Europe to place more emphasis on young players.
Dortmund has been hailed for its prudent approach to football.
What they’ve done, simply put, looking at potentials and turning them into world stars.
Here’s an example.
Robert Lewandowski – Dortmund to Bayern Munich and now a world star. Finished seventh-best during the FIFA player of the year award in 2019.
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Bayern Munich – DW Newspaper
Erling Braut Haaland – Red Bull Salzburg, now wanted by big clubs in Europe.
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Erling Braut Haaland – Daily Mail
Jadon Sancho (Dortmund) – Manchester City reject, from being rejected to a world football most wanted man. One of the most prolific and exciting players in the German Bundesliga.
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Jadon Sancho – Daily Express UK
The league virtually nurtures young players into works stars.
Another case study is of the United States Men’s National Team ( USMNT)
Several United States footballers, some of which play for the national team.
Christian Pulisic (Dortmund before moving to Chelsea)
These players have gone on to represent the Nation’s national team and performed quite well.
Footballers play with passion
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Union Berlin fans celebrate first ever promotion to the German Bundesliga – Talksport Uk/ Getty Images
If you’ve been following the Bundesliga in recent years, you’ll notice that most of the players play their hearts out.
Without mincing words, the players in the Bundesliga appear to have more passion for playing for their respective clubs than playing for the money. Although money is what everyone needs.
Robert Lewandowski’s incredible ball control was a huge hit as he created a replica of the league’s official logo.
Other players who are a joy to watch during matchdays include;
Erling Braut Haaland
The league boost players ranging from world-class defenders, midfielders, attackers, and goalkeepers.
Gulacsi became Leipzig’s first goalkeeper not to have conceded a goal against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.
Fewer cases of Racism (Reduced)
Some fans would tell you the rather watch the Bundesliga because of its hype.
The fans over there are little well behaved at most times compared to the rest of the leagues across Europe.
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Bundesliga hard core fans talking about new club’s promotion tagged Non-traditional club – AS English
The Press in Germany is a little bit involved compared to the over-hyped nature of some of the big leagues in the continent.
You wouldn’t rule out the fact that the league has had its a fair share of Racism cases, but it is a little bit minimal compared to their competitors.
Bundesliga is more family-oriented. Watching some of the matches on TV as the Camera spans across the stands, you’ll see how the fans are seated.
Some of the clubs special make arrangements for kids and elderly ones. The league is more hospitable.
Highest average attendance every matchday
The German Bundesliga has one of the highest average attendants during matchdays.
The Bundesliga is behind the English Premier League.
The league right from time has been able to develop a huge fan base both home and abroad.
Increased number of Competition in the UEFA Champions League.
The emergence of RB Leipzig as a strong contender in the German space has increased the competition in the Champions League to three.
Ever-present Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund complete the list.
Leipzig’s emergence from the third tier known as the 3.Liga into the Bundesliga has further created a fierce competition both in the league and in the Champions League.
Case study: RB Leipzig eliminated Tottenham Hotspur in during the round of 16 of the Champions League. Beating Spurs home and away.
Bayern Munich won all six matches during the Champions League group stage with Tottenham Hotspur in the same group.
You no know how entertaining the Bundesliga have become in recent years, despite being tagged as a one-man show.
Following the Bundesliga will not only give you beautiful football, but you also stand a chance to see traditional football as young players fight for position with the big boys.
The use of technology
According to The Union Journal, Bundesliga aims to catch up with the Premier League, La Liga through the use of technology.
Indeed, this we’ve seen with the recent introduction of Amazon AWS.