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DateRHome vs Away-
01/21 19:30 20 Eintracht Frankfurt vs Arminia Bielefeld View
01/22 14:30 20 Bayer Leverkusen vs Augsburg View
01/22 14:30 20 Borussia M'gladbach vs Union Berlin View
01/22 14:30 20 SC Freiburg vs VfB Stuttgart View
01/22 14:30 20 TSG Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund View
01/22 14:30 20 Greuther Furth vs Mainz View
01/22 17:30 20 Bochum vs Cologne View
01/23 14:30 20 RB Leipzig vs Wolfsburg View
01/23 16:30 20 Hertha Berlin vs Bayern Munich View
02/04 19:30 21 Hertha Berlin vs Bochum View
02/05 14:30 21 VfB Stuttgart vs Eintracht Frankfurt View
02/05 14:30 21 Mainz vs TSG Hoffenheim View

Results

Date R Home vs Away -
01/16 16:30 19 [17] Arminia Bielefeld vs Greuther Furth [18] 2-2
01/16 14:30 19 [16] Augsburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt [10] 1-1
01/15 17:30 19 [12] Borussia M'gladbach vs Bayer Leverkusen [5] 1-2
01/15 14:30 19 [6] Cologne vs Bayern Munich [1] 0-4
01/15 14:30 19 [10] Mainz vs Bochum [11] 1-0
01/15 14:30 19 [15] VfB Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig [9] 0-2
01/15 14:30 19 [7] Union Berlin vs TSG Hoffenheim [3] 2-1
01/15 14:30 19 [14] Wolfsburg vs Hertha Berlin [13] 0-0
01/14 19:30 19 [2] Borussia Dortmund vs SC Freiburg [4] 5-1
01/09 16:30 18 [13] Bochum vs Wolfsburg [14] 1-0
01/09 14:30 18 [12] Hertha Berlin vs Cologne [9] 1-3
01/08 17:30 18 [7] Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Dortmund [2] 2-3

Wikipedia - Bundesliga

The Bundesliga (German: [ˈbʊndəsˌliːɡa] (listen); lit.'Federal League'), sometimes referred to as the Fußball-Bundesliga ([ˌfuːsbal-]) or 1. Bundesliga ([ˌeːɐ̯stə-]), is a professional association football league in Germany. At the top of the German football league system, the Bundesliga is Germany's primary football competition. The Bundesliga comprises 18 teams and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the 2. Bundesliga. Seasons run from August to May. Most games are played on Saturdays and Sundays, with a few games played on weekdays. All of the Bundesliga clubs qualify for the DFB-Pokal. The winner of the Bundesliga qualifies for the DFL-Supercup.

Fifty-six clubs have competed in the Bundesliga since its founding. Bayern Munich has won the title 30 times, the most among Bundesliga clubs. However, the Bundesliga has seen other champions, with Borussia Dortmund, Hamburger SV, Werder Bremen, Borussia Mönchengladbach, and VfB Stuttgart most prominent among them. The Bundesliga is one of the top national leagues, ranked fourth in Europe according to UEFA's league coefficient ranking for the 2020–21 season, based on performances in European competitions over the past five seasons. The Bundesliga led the UEFA ranking from 1976 to 1984 and in 1990. It has also produced the continent's top-rated club six times. Bundesliga clubs have won eight UEFA Champions League, six UEFA Europa League, four European Cup Winners' Cup, two UEFA Super Cup, two FIFA Club World Cup, and three Intercontinental Cup titles. Its players have accumulated nine Ballon d'Or awards, one The Best FIFA Men's Player awards, three European Golden Shoe, and three UEFA Men's Player of the Year awards including UEFA Club Footballer of the Year.

The Bundesliga is the number one football league in the world in terms of average attendance; out of all sports, its average of 45,134 fans per game during the 2011–12 season was the second-highest of any sports league in the world after the American National Football League. The Bundesliga is broadcast on television in over 200 countries.

The Bundesliga was founded in 1962 in Dortmund and the first season started in 1963. The structure and organisation of the Bundesliga, along with Germany's other football leagues, have undergone frequent changes. The Bundesliga was founded by the Deutscher Fußball-Bund (English: German Football Association), but is now operated by the Deutsche Fußball Liga (English: German Football League).

History

Origins

Prior to the formation of the Bundesliga, German football was played at an amateur level in a large number of sub-regional leagues until, in 1949, part-time (semi-) professionalism was introduced and only five regional Oberligen (Premier Leagues) remained. Regional champions and runners-up played a series of playoff matches for the right to compete in a final game for the national championship. On 28 January 1900, a national association, the Deutscher Fußball Bund (DFB) had been founded in Leipzig with 86 member clubs. The first recognised national championship team was VfB Leipzig, who beat DFC Prague 7–2 in a game played at Altona on 31 May 1903.

Through the 1950s, there were continued calls for the formation of a central professional league, especially as professional leagues in other countries began to draw Germany's best players away from the semi-professional domestic leagues. At the international level, the German game began to falter as German teams often fared poorly against professional teams from other countries. A key supporter of the central league concept was national team head coach Sepp Herberger who said, "If we want to remain competitive internationally, we have to raise our expectations at the national level."[]

Meanwhile, in East Germany, a separate league was established with the formation of the DS-Oberliga (Deutscher Sportausschuss Oberliga) in 1950. The league was renamed the Football Oberliga DFV in 1958 and was generally referred to simply as the DDR-Liga or DDR-Oberliga. The league fielded 14 teams with two relegation spots.

Foundation

The defeat of the national team by Yugoslavia (0–1) in a 1962 World Cup quarter-final game in Chile was one impetus (of many) towards the formation of a national league. At the annual DFB convention under new DFB president Hermann Gösmann (elected that very day) the Bundesliga was created in Dortmund at the Westfalenhallen on 28 July 1962 to begin play starting with the 1963–64 season.

At the time, there were five Oberligen (premier leagues) in place representing West Germany's North, South, West, Southwest, and Berlin. East Germany, behind the Iron Curtain, maintained its separate league structure. 46 clubs applied for admission to the new league. 16 teams were selected based on their success on the field, economic criteria and representation of the various Oberligen.

  • From Oberliga Nord: Eintracht Braunschweig, Werder Bremen, Hamburger SV
  • From Oberliga West: Borussia Dortmund, 1. FC Köln, Meidericher SV (now MSV Duisburg), Preußen Münster, Schalke 04
  • From Oberliga Südwest: 1. FC Kaiserslautern, 1. FC Saarbrücken
  • From Oberliga Süd: Eintracht Frankfurt, Karlsruher SC, 1. FC Nürnberg, 1860 Munich, VfB Stuttgart
  • From Oberliga Berlin: Hertha BSC

The first Bundesliga games were played on 24 August 1963. Early favourite 1. FC Köln was the first Bundesliga champion (with 45:15 points) over second place clubs Meidericher SV and Eintracht Frankfurt (both 39:21).

Reunification

Following German reunification, the East German leagues were merged into the West German system. Dynamo Dresden and FC Hansa Rostock were seeded into the top-tier Bundesliga division, with other clubs being sorted into lower tiers.