The Bundesliga (German for “football league”) is the top tier of the German football league system and the primary competition in the country. It is one of the best leagues in the world and has been attracting fans from all over the world for years. Here’s what you need to know about this premier football competition. In addition to being the top level of football in Germany, the Bundesliga also holds international championships. Here are some interesting facts about this tournament.
The Bundesliga has won eight UEFA Champions Leagues and six UEFA Europa Leagues. The league has also won four European Cup Winners’ Cups, two FIFA Club World Cups, and three Intercontinental Cups. The highest-scoring club in the league is crowned champion. In addition to the German championship, the top four clubs qualify for the group stages of the UEFA Champions’. To help its young talents, the Bundesliga has several prestigious awards to their name.
Before the formation of the Bundesliga, German football was played at the amateur level. Before the introduction of part-time professionalism in 1949, there were a number of sub-regional leagues, called Oberligen. The national championship was played by the regional champions, with the runners-up playing in the playoffs. In 1900, the Deutscher Fussball Bund was established in Leipzig with 86 clubs. The first game of the Bundesliga was between VfB Leipzig and DFC Prague in Altona.