Bundesliga is smaller than other European leagues where eighteen teams participate and it has been announced that the league will be starting on August 13 2021, running up to May 14th.
Here are the top four, coupled with the newbies joining the German top-flight for the new season.
Bayern Munich is the king of German soccer having won the most titles as well as participating in the Europe championships and performing well. As the current winners, they will also be starting the season as the favorites. This will put lots of pressure on the team, something that analysts argue could help fire them up to the top, once again. Football fans will be waiting to see whether the team that has fourteen international wins, becomes the champions this season.
Borussia Dortmund is one of the German football clubs to have won the UEFA champions league. The club which was founded in 1909 has been the German Champions eight times with the latest one being the 2011-12 seasons. They have also been runners-up nine times with 2018-19 and 2019-20 being the latest season.
Augsburg was founded in 1907 and spent a considerable period fluctuating between the second and third divisions. It has been relegated to the fourth division twice but bounced back, eventually earning a promotion to the Bundesliga ten years ago. Since 2011, it has remained in the league recording good performances. For the last five seasons, the team has been oscillating between 13th and 15th positions. With the start of the new season in August, the team is expected to perform better given its strong forward department.
Bayer Leverkusen is an exceptional club in German given that it is not bound by the 50+1 rule where supporters are supposed to hold half of the shares plus one. Although the club has never won the league, they have been runners-up five times. Bayer has performed well in European tournaments where it has won one UEFA Cup as well as finished as runner up in UEFA Champions League in 2001-02 seasons. They finished in the sixth position in the last season.
They gained promotion after finishing 2nd in the German second division. The club was founded in 1903 in Furth, Bavaria, Germany. The home stadium of the club can contain 16,628 football fans. The club is managed by Stefan Leitl. The club also has a President whose name is Fred Hofler. Back in the day, the club was seen as one of the biggest teams in Germany. After years of successful seasons, the club lost its prestige. Since the establishment of the German Bundesliga in 1963, they have only managed to get promoted to the 1st division in 2012. After just one season, they were relegated back to a lower division. 9 years after being relegated, they gained promotion into the first division after finishing second in the 2nd division.
The club gained promotion to the German 1st division after winning the 2nd division. The club is managed by Thomas Reis and the club’s Chairman is Hans-Peter Villis. They played in the German first division in 1971. The club remained in the first division for 20 consecutive years. After then, they went down to the 2nd division and have occasionally gained promotion back to the 1st division. The club has played 34 times in the German 1st division. In the 1996/97 and 2003/04 Bundesliga seasons, they finished 5th place in the league. They have played in the finals of the German cup twice and they have won the 2nd division four times. They have also played in the UEFA Cup two times.