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All You Need To Know About Bundesliga
If you are a fan of German football, you for sure become a follower of the Bundesliga. With a great audience worldwide, this best-known tournament in this European country is immensely popular and worth seeing. In this article, we will share with you all the necessary information about this league. Let’s jump right into the details!
What is the Bundesliga exactly?
Established in 1962 in Dortmund, Germany, the Bundesliga is a professional association football league. The Bundesliga is Germany's principal football competition, and it is located at the top of the German football league system. With the 2. Bundesliga, the Bundesliga has 18 teams and performs on a promotion and relegation system.
The first season commenced in 1963. From August to May, the seasons are in action. The majority of games take place on Saturdays and Sundays, with a few matches taking place on weekdays. The DFB-Pokal is open to all Bundesliga clubs. The Bundesliga champion advances to the DFL-Supercup.
The league has 18 teams competing for the championship. The German league is distinctive in that it has a one-month (5-6-week) break over the Christmas season when the campaign is halted primarily owing to the adverse weather.
This league is home to some top-tier clubs that have established themselves both nationwide and internationally. Bayern München is no wonder the best-known German club, with Borussia Dortmund, Schalke 04, Bayer Leverkusen, and Eintracht Frankfurt rounding out the top five.
The promotion-relegation system in Germany's top flight sees the bottom two teams automatically relegated to the second division at the end of each season, with the top two finalists in the 2. Bundesliga taking their place. The relegation playoff begins for the team in third place. They will play the second-placed team from the second division, with the victor receiving a place in the Bundesliga for the subsequent season.
The top 4 teams in the league qualify for the UEFA Champions League, while the fifth and sixth place teams compete in the Europa League. The champions of Germany's knockout cup competition, the DFB Pokal, are awarded a place in the UEL, however, if the victors have already been eligible for Europe through the league, the spot goes to the team in seventh place.
Some Unknown Facts About Bundesliga
The Bundesliga is considered one of the best national leagues in Europe, ranking fourth.
The Bundesliga is also the most popular football league in the world when it comes to average turnout, with 45,134 fans per match in the 2011–12 season, second only to the American National Football League. The Bundesliga is televised in more than 200 nations.
Ever since its inception, the Bundesliga has featured 56 clubs. Bayern Munich has earned the Bundesliga title 30 times, more than any club in the league. Other champions have emerged in the Bundesliga, including Borussia Dortmund, Hamburger SV, Werder Bremen, Borussia Mönchengladbach, and VfB Stuttgart.
That's it. We hope that you will have a better understanding of your favorite league. What else do you think can be added about the Bundesliga? Please share your idea with us in the comments.