FC Bayern Munich
FC Bayern Munich or simply “Bayern” was founded in the year 1900 and plays their home matches at the Allianz Arena in Munich.
Bayern is the most successful club in Germany having won 24 German League Championships and 17 Cup titles. The first of those 24 League titles came in the 1931/32 season and the most recent one coming last season.
From 1985 to 1990 Bayern won 5 Consecutive Bundesliga titles. The current Bundesliga champions are also the current DFB-Pokal champions.
Bayern has an equally impressive European resume with 5 Champions League titles and one UEFA Cup. They have won three consecutive Champions League titles (European Cup as it was called then) in 1973/74, 1974/75 and 1975/76.
The team is currently managed by Pep Guardiola who has been with the club since 2013. The club captain is Ex-German International Philipp Lamb.
Founded in the year 1909 Borussia Dortmund is one of the most successful and well supported clubs in Germany.
Borussia Dortmund or simply Dortmund play their home matches at the Westfalenstadion. Dortmund has an impressive trophy case to boast off; domestically they have won 8 German/Bundesliga titles, 3 DFB Pokals (Cup Tournament).
In Europe, Dortmund has won the Champions League on one occasion in 1996/97 by beating Juventus in the final. Dortmund’s only European Cup Winners Cup in 1965/66 made them the first German club to win a European Competition.
Dortmund has a strong rivalry with Schalke and the matches between the two are called the “Revierderby”.
Dortmund is currently managed by Jurgen Klopp since 2008. The team finished second behind Bayern Munich in the 2013/14 Bundesliga season.
Hertha BSC otherwise known as Hertha Berlin was founded in the year 1892 and plays their home matches at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.
Hertha BSC has two German titles to their credit. They won their two titles consecutively way back in the 1929/30 and 1930/31 season.
The team is managed by Jos Luhukay since 2012. On the field the team is led by Fabian Lustenberger, Hertha BSC finished 11th in the 2013/14 Bundesliga season.
Hertha BSC has the won the German Second Division Championships 3 times with the last one coming in the 2012/13 season.
1899 Hoffenheim were known as “TSG Hoffenheim” till 2007. Founded in the year 1899 Hoffenheim plays their home matches at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena.
Hoffenheim were playing in the German fourth division in the 2000/01 season but had a remarkable rise to the top as they reached the Bundesliga in time for the 2008/09 season.
Hoffenheim finished 9th in the 2013/14 Bundesliga season. The team is currently managed by Markus Gisdol who has been with the club since 2013.
Hoffenheim does not have any major titles to its credit but did finish as runner-up in the German 2nd Division in the 2007/08 season.
The Captain of the team is Andreas Beck.
Founded in the year 1896, Hannover 96 or simply Hannover play their home matches at the HDI-Arena which is also known as “Niedersachesnstadion”.
Hannover has won 2 German league titles in 1938 and 1954; they have also the DFB-Cup in the 1991/92 season which made them the first and only non-top tier club till date to win the Cup.
Hannover finished 12th in the 2013/14 Bundesliga season. The team is currently managed by Tayfun Korkut who has been with the club since 2013.
Hannover 96 has a healthy rivalry with Wolfsburg.
Founded in the year 1938 Wolfsburg plays their home matches at the Volkswagen Arena. The team is managed by Dieter Hecking since 2013.
Wolfsburg has won the German championship once in their history in the 2008/09 season under Felix Magath. They haven’t won the DFB-Pokal till date but have been runners-up once in the 1994/95 season.
In the 2013/14 season Wolfsburg finished 5th in the Bundesliga. The Captain of Wolfsburg is Diego Benaglio.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Founded in the year 1904, Bayer 04 Leverkusen or simply “Leverkusen” plays its home matches at the Bay Arena.
Leverkusen has won one DFB-Cup in 1992/93 when they beat Hertha BSC 1-0 in the final. Leverkusen also has one UEFA Cup to their credit which they won in the 1987/88 season.
Bayer Leverkusen has been 5 time runner-up of the Bundesliga, but has never won it. The last time they finished second was in the 2010/11 season.
The team is managed by Roger Schmidt since 2014 and the current captain of the club is Simon Rolfes.
They have also finished runners-up in the Champions League once in 2001/02.
Borussia Monchengladbach or simply known “Gladbach” was founded in 1900 and play their home matches at the Borussia-Park Stadium.
The club was one of the most dominant teams in both Germany and Europe during the 1970’s. Borussia has won 5 Bundesliga titles during the 70’s the last of which came in 1976/77.
They have won the DFB-Pokal three times and the UEFA Cup twice in their history.
Borussia Monchengladbach is one of the most supported clubs in Germany, the team is currently managed by Lucien Favre since 2011 and the Captain of the club is Filip Daems.
SC Freiburg is the abbreviation for Sports-Club Freiburg e.v. Founded in 1904; Freiburg plays their home matches at the Mage Solar Stadion.
Freiburg doesn’t have any major titles to their credit but have won the German 2nd Division thrice with the last one coming in 2008/09. SC Freiburg hasn’t been relegated since their promotion in the 08/09 season.
Freiburg finished 14th in the 2013/14 Bundesliga season. They are currently managed by Christain Streich who has been with the club since 2011. The Captain of Freiburg is Julian Schuster.
Schalke 04 or simply “S04” was founded in the year 1904 and plays their home matches at the Veltins-Arena.
Schalke has 7 German League titles to their credit with the last of the seven coming in the 1957/58 season. They did finish runner-up in the 2009/10 Bundesliga season.
Schalke has won 5 DFB-Pokal titles to their credit with the last one coming in the 2010/11 season. They have also won the Europa League once in the 1996/97 season beating Inter Milan in the final.
The team is currently managed by Roberto Di Matteo with the club captain being Benedikt Howedes. Schalke have a strong rivalry with Borussia Dortmund and the matches between the two are called Revierderby.
The team finished 3rd in the 2013/14 Bundesliga season.
Founded in the year 1907 FC Augsburg was previously known as BC Augsburg (Ballspeil-Club) from 1921 to 1969.
Augsburg plays their home matches at the SGL Arena; they finished 8th in the 2013/14 season.
Augsburg was playing German fourth-tier football in 2001/2002 but a remarkable journey took them to the Bundesliga in the 2011/12 season.
Augsburg hasn’t won any major trophies till date but did finish as runner-up in the German second division 2010/11 season.
The team is currently managed by Markus Weinzierl since 2012 and is captained by Paul Verhaegh.
Founded in the year 1899, Werder Bremen plays their home matches at the Weser Stadion. The team is currently managed by Viktor Skripnik and the club captain is Clemens Fritz.
Werder Bremen has won four German championships with the last of them coming in the 2003/04 season. In fact in the 2003/04 season they managed to pull-off the double by winning both the Bundesliga as well as the DFB-Cup.
Bremen has won the DFB Pokal 6 times in total and has also won the UEFA Cup Winners Cup in 1991/92. Bremen considers Hamburger SV as their main rivals and the matches between the two are called the “Nordderby”.
Werder Bremen finished 12th in the 2013/14 Bundesliga season
VFB Stuttgart was founded in the year 1893 and plays their home matches at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. The team is currently coached by Hubb Stevens who has been with them since 2014.
Stuttgart has won 5 German Championships with the last of them coming in the 2006/07 season. They have also won the DFB-Cups three times.
They have also won a UEFA Cup runner-up medal in the 1988/89 season as they lost to Napoli in the final.
The current club captain is Christian Gentner. Stuttgart finished 15th in the 2013/14 Bundesliga season.
Founded in the year 1887, Hamburger SV is one of the oldest clubs in German football. They team is currently managed by Josef Zinnbauer with the club captain being Dutch International Rafael Van der Vaart.
The club has won 6 German Championships and 3 DFB-Cup, but hasn’t won any major trophies after the 80’s. They have also tasted success in Europe by winning the European Winners Cup in 1976/77 and the Champions League in 1982/83.
Hamburger SV has played in every season of the Bundesliga from 1963. They play their home matches at the Imtech Arena.
Hamburger finished 16th in the 2013/14 Bundesliga season.
FSV Mainz 05
FSV Mainz 05 or simply known as “Mainz” was founded in the year 1905 and plays their home matches at the Coface Arena. The team is managed by Kasper Hjulmand since 2014 and the current club captain is Nikolce Noveski.
The team finished 7th in the 2013/14 edition of the Bundesliga and has not been relegated from the German first division since 2009/10.
FSV Mainz has a strong rivalry with Eintracht Frankfurt.
SC Paderborn 07
SC Paderborn 07 or simply SC Paderborn was formed in the year 1985 after the merger of two clubs, FC Paderborn and Tus Schlob Neuhaus. The later of the two clubs was founded in the year 1907.
SC Paderborn plays their home matches at the Benteler Arena which holds a capacity of just over 15,000. The club will play its first Bundesliga season in 2014/15 after finishing 2nd in the 2013/14 German Second Division.
The team is currently managed by Andre Breitenreiter and the club captain is Uwe Hunemeier.
Founded in the year 1948, 1.FC Koln plays their home matches at the RheinEnergieStadion. Koln were one of the founding members of Bundesliga in 1963, in fact Koln were the first ever champions of the Bundesliga winning the 1963/64 season.
Koln has a total of three German league titles to their credit (1961/62, 1963/64 and 1977/78), they have also won the DFB-Pokal four times with the last one coming in 1983.
The team is managed by Peter Stoger since 2013 and the current club captain is Misco Brecko. Koln won the German second division in 2013/14 and as result of which got promoted to the Bundesliga.
Founded in the year 1899, Eintracht Frankfurt plays their home matches at the Commerzbank-Arena. The club were one of the original members of the Bundesliga in 1963.
Eintracht Frankfurt has one German league title on their behalf way back in 1959. They have been more successful in the national cup competition winning the DFB-Pokal 4 times with the last one coming in 1988.
They have tasted European success once winning the UEFA Cup in 1979/80. They also came close to winning the European Cup in 1959/60 but lost to Real Madrid in the final.
The team is currently managed by Thomas Schaff. Eintracht Frankfurt finished 13th in the 2013/14 Bundesliga season.
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