The Bundesliga is a German football league which has the highest number of attendance in the stadium worldwide. This league is contested by 18 German football clubs which operates through a system of Relegation and Promotion. The two teams which finished at the end of the league’s table are automatically relegated whereas; the top two teams from 2. Budesliga gets promoted and taking their place in Bundesliga. The whole season of Bundesliga runs from August to May and most of the football matches are held on Saturday and Sunday. All the football clubs of Bundesliga qualify for DFB-Pokal and on other hand, the winning football club of Bundesliga qualifies for the DFL-Supercup.
Bundesliga: The German National Football League
Each football club in Bundesliga must have a license to play. To obtain a license, they must be financially strong otherwise the football clubs will be relegated into regional leagues. This league was founded in 1963, 53 years ago from now and since its inception, 54 clubs have contested the Bundesliga initially. The international governing body of football (FIFA) has ordered all the European Leagues to reduce their football clubs to 20 at the first sight and then to 18 by 2007-2008. That is why, now the league is contested by only 18 football clubs.
Following were the german football clubs that contested Bundesliga for the current of 2015-2016; FC Bayern Munich, FC Schalke 04, Borussia Dortmund, Eintracht Frankfurt, Vfb Stuttgart, Hamburger SV, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, SV Werder Bremen, Borrusia Monchengladbach, Heartha BSC, Vfl Wolfsburg, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, 1. FSV Mainz 05, 1. FC Koln, Hannover 96, FC Augsburg, 1. FC Numberg, SV Darmstadt 98, SC Freiburg, RB Leipzig, Eintracht Braunschweig and FC Ingolstadt 04.
FC Bayern Munich has won the largest number of titles 25 times
However, the other champions in Bundesliga were witnessed as Borussia Dortmund, Werder Bremen, VfB Stuttgart, Hamburger SV and Borussia Monchengladbach respectively. It is considered as one of the top National league. At present, it stands second in Europe as estimated by the ranking of UEFA’s league coefficient. The Bundesliga is the number one football league in terms of highest average attendance with an average of 45,134 fans following the season of 2011-2012. The league is broadcasted over 200 countries. It enjoys following benefits as compared to other National leagues:
- The Bundesliga football clubs have highest number of fan following. The average attendance in the matches is estimated to be 42,673 per game.
- It has gained greater exposure through televisions due to which the football clubs attract sponsorships.
- As the Bundesliga clubs are financially strong, they are able to attract skilled and qualified players from domestic and international sources.
- It is increasing become more powerful both organizationally and financially. Therefore, it reflects highest standard of football game.
Well-known German Clubs
The well-known German clubs include Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Hamburger SV, Schalke 04, Werder Bremen and VfB Stuttgart are the only clubs that are playing continuously in the Bundesliga since its inception. The third last team in the Bundesliga will play the third last team from 2. Bundesliga so that the winner of the match will secure its position to play in Bundesliga. This was reinforced from 1981 to 1991 but from 1992, a different approach was adopted according to which, the last three finishers will be automatically relegated and replaced by the top three clubs of 2. Bundesliga. As the season starts in August, the players of Bundesliga have been six weeks winter break (Mid december till the end of January). The games kick off on Saturdays (five games at 3:30 pm while one at 5:30 pm) and Sundays (one match at 3:30 pm and one at 5:30 pm).