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Bundesliga

Bundesliga

German Bundesliga

The Fußball-Bundesliga, commonly known as the Bundesliga (German pronunciation: [ˈbʊndəsˌliːɡa], Federal League), is a professional association footballleague in Germany. At the top of the German football league system, the Bundesliga is Germany's primary football competition. The Bundesliga is contested by 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 during weekdays. All of the Bundesliga clubs qualify for the DFB-Pokal. The winner of the Bundesliga qualifies for theDFL-Supercup.

A total of 52 clubs have competed in the Bundesliga since its founding. FC Bayern Munich has won the Bundesliga the most, winning the title 22 times. However, the Bundesliga has seen other champions with Borussia Dortmund, Hamburger SV, Werder Bremen, Borussia Mönchengladbach and VfB Stuttgartmost prominent among them. The Bundesliga is one of the top national leagues, currently ranked 3rd in Europe according to UEFA's league coefficient ranking, based on recent European performances. 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. 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 right up to the present day. The Bundesliga was originally founded by the Deutscher Fußball-Bund(English: German Football Association), but is now operated by the Deutsche Fußball Liga (English: German Football League).


Clubs
Here are the clubs for the 2013-2014 Bundesliga Season.
Team Location Stadium Capacity
Augsburg Augsburg SGL arena 30,660
Bayer Leverkusen Leverkusen BayArena 30,210
Bayern Munich Munich Allianz Arena 71,000
Borussia Dortmund Dortmund Westfalenstadion 80,645
Borussia Mönchengladbach Mönchengladbach Borussia-Park 54,010
Eintracht Braunschweig Braunschweig Eintracht-Stadion 22,100
Eintracht Frankfurt Frankfurt Commerzbank-Arena 51,500
SC Freiburg Freiburg Dreisamstadion 24,000
Hamburger SV Hamburg Volksparkstadion 57,000
Hannover 96 Hanover AWD-Arena 49,000
Hertha BSC Berlin Olympiastadion 74,244
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Sinsheim Rhein-Neckar Arena 30,150
1. FSV Mainz 05 Mainz Coface Arena 34,000
1. FC Nuremberg Nuremberg Frankenstadion 50,000
FC Schalke 04|Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen Veltins-Arena 61,673
VfB Stuttgart Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Arena 60,441
SV Werder Bremen Bremen Weserstadion 42,100
VfL Wolfsburg Wolfsburg Volkswagen Arena 30,000

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