Bundesliga is a German professional football league which was founded in 1962 but the first Bundesliga season started a year later in 1963. Bundesliga is the top league in Germany and is amongst the ‘big five’ leagues in the world. Popular teams like Bayern Munich, Borrusia Dortmund, Freiburg amongst others. The official website is https://www.bundesliga.com/de/bundesliga
There are eighteen teams competing for the Bundesliga title each and every season with each club playing two matches against every other club at the competition, one at home and the other away and the team that finishes with more points will be crowned champions and history shows that Bayern Munich is by far the most successful football team in Germany with 29 Bundesliga titles whilst Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Monchengladbach come in at a distant second with five titles each.
From the 18 teams in Bundesliga, two teams with the least number of points at the end of the season will be relegated to the second tier football league, whilst the top two teams in the second tier football leagues will be promoted to the Bundesliga to replace the ones relegated, it is interesting to note that every team in Bundesliga has been relegated at some point.
A bundesliga season starts in August and ends in May, there is a winter break between December and January when the players are given a period to rest and be with their families during the festive season.
Being a European league, Bundesliga teams participate in European competitions and Bundesliga has three automatic spots for the Champions league and the top three teams qualify automatically for UEFA Champions League, but the forth placed team goes through a qualifying round to book a place at the Group Stages of the prestigious European competition. Bayern Munich and Borrusia Dortmund have always made it into Europe due to their dominance in Bundesliga. The sides finishing fifth and sixth in the Bundesliga standings, in addition to the DFB Cup winners, will gain access to the Europa League
Bundesliga has also seen some of the best players plying their trade in Germany like Arjen Robben, Frank Ribbery, Thomas Muller, Robert Lewandowski amongst others and the host of these superstars play for Bayern Munich due to their financial muscle and this has contributed to their dominance winning 7 titles on the trot.
Last season Borrusia Dortmund seemed as if they were going to be crowned Bundesliga champions because they started the season really well but they fizzled out as the season went on only for the bavarians to steal it from them and the bookmakers are tipping Bayern Munich to win it again in the 2019/20 season.
Bundesliga League Standings
See the latest Bundesliga League Table below with each team’s points.