Bundesliigan ottelut kaudelle 2019-20 näkyvät Viaplayssa sekä Viasatin kanavilla. Bundesliigaan osallistuu 18 joukkuetta ja sarjassa pelataan 34 kierrosta.
Ei tiedossa olevia live-lähetyksiä Katso Jalkapallo muut lähetykset.
Since it is a German League, the history that accompanies German football has been influenced by various political factors due to the controversial 20th century that Germany lived through. It was first born in 1962 by the DFB, Deutsch FuBball Bund, the footballing association of German. At the time, Germany remained split between East and West, as such, it was only applicable for teams in the West, while the Eastern carried on with their own system.
There was already a German tournament, but there was no real professional league. There had been calls for it for some time prior as it was drawing players away from home soil to other nations which was affecting the national game, thus it was conceived to remedy this. 46 clubs first applied for admittance to the new league, but only 16 were chosen based on their skills, financial credibility and representation, which set up the first league. With the first game being hosted in August of that year. Upon reunification of the country, 2 teams from West Germany were added, which brings us up to the total teams of today of 18.
Over the years, there have been numerous winners of the tournament, but it has been mostly dominated by Bayern Munich, Germany’s most successful club.
The format of the Bundesliga works over 3 separate leagues: the 1. Bundesliga, 2. Bundesliga and 3. Bundesliga. The highest of these is the 1. Bundesliga, which is often what people think of immediately when they think of the Bundesliga, but in fact, they are all one system.
Essentially, as is the case with most leagues, the teams who finish bottom of one of these leagues get relegated to the one beneath it. The system works on a point system, where teams earn 3 for a win, (previously 2), 1 for a draw and 0 for loss, as is the case with practically every other league in the world. Throughout the season, each team plays every other team in their respective league twice, home and away. In the top two tiers of the Bundesliga, a total of 34 games are played over the year as they both have 18 teams each. The third tier, however, has 20 teams and so they play 38 games instead.
The winner of the leagues are the teams who finish with the most points. In the top tier, this means that they will be crowned champions for that year. They will also qualify for the Champions League in the next season, joined by the 2nd place and 3rd place finishers. In the other leagues, the top two teams get promoted to the league above, while the teams in 3rd and 4th place have a playoff match to decide who gets the final promotion place. While the bottom three teams are relegated to the league below. If there is a tie at the end of the season, then the following factors are brought into account:
- Goal difference for the entire season
- Total goals scored for the entire season
- Head-to-head results (total points)
- Head-to-head goals scored
- Head-to-head away goals scored
- Total away goals scored for the entire season
If there is still a tie, then the two teams play a match at a neutral ground, but this has actually never happened before.
By a long chalk, Bayern Munich are the most well-recognisable club in the league, who have been very successful not only in the Bundesliga but also across Europe, winning the champion leagues 4 times. However, there are an abundance of well-recognisable teams in the league, including Borussia Dortmund and Hamburger SV, who have also previously won the league and lifted the Champions League trophy. Werder Bremen, Borussia Monchengladbach, FC Koln, VfL Wolfsburg and VfB Stuttgart have also won the title before. Other notable teams include FC Schalke, Bayern Leverkusen, Eintracht Frankfurt and Redbull Leipzig.
Honours, Records and Stats
By far the most impressive stat is held by Bayern Munich, who have by far been the most successful team in the league, winning it a record 28 times. This is exactly half of the times since league was created and includes the last 8 years. Some would say this makes the league predictable, but fans are unbothered which is hence why it is the most watched in terms of stadium attendance in the world and thanks to the skill the games showcase, Bundesliga on TV is enjoyed by viewers of over 200 countries. It is also considered the fourth most competitive league in Europe, according to FIFA, based on the team’s performances in European competitions.
Notable Players and Top Scorers
Many notable players have graced the Bundesliga, but one of the most notably is Karl-Heinz Körbel, who holds the records for most appearances in the league with 602, all of which were for Eintracht Frankfurt. While the player who has scored the most goals ever in the Bundesliga is Gerd Müller, who scored 365 goals over his career, the majority of which were for Bayern Munich. Currently, the most formidable goal scorer in the league though is Robert Lewandowski, who has scored 202 goals so far making him the 5th highest scorer of all time. However, he still has a long way to get yet to reach that top spot!
With such an exciting history, so much talent and league brimming with a competitive edge, Bundesliga on TV should be your next football on TV event to tune into!