Day: May 3, 2018

The Best Bundesliga Players in the History

Gerd Muller
Gerd Muller is an all-time top scorer in Bundesliga. He is among the best strikers in the history of this premier Germany league. He netted 365 goals out of the 427 games. Muller played for TSV Nordlingen in 1963 before joining Bayern Munich for the rest of his career in Germany. He managed to win four Bundesliga titles, three European titles, four German Cups and seven Golden Boots. Muller was named the European Footballer of the Year and also won the Golden Boots at the 1970 World Cup.

Oliver Khan
Oliver Khan was a goalkeeper who didn’t take losing a match lightly. Even though he was a goalkeeper, Khan used to control the game from his box. He could be seen giving players a piece of his mind especially after they made mistakes. Oliver Khan started his career in Bundesliga at Karlsruhe before joining Bayern Munich in 1994. He retired from active football in 2008. During his time, Khan lifted eight Bundesliga titles, six domestic titles add a Champions League trophy. He was named the best player in the 2002 World Cup.

Robert Lewandoski
Robert Lewandowski is one of the foreign players who have built their names in the Bundesliga. He is among the all-time top scorers in Bundesliga. Up to now, Robert has won three Golden Boots and he is a one-time winner of Bundesliga player of the year. He has played for Borussia Dortmund and he currently plays for Bayern Munich.

Lothar Matthaus
Lothar Matthaus is rated among the best midfielders in Bundesliga. He played for Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayern Munich recording a stellar performance in both clubs. Apart from winning seen league title, Lothar Matthaus was also named European Player of the Year and Germany’s Player of the Year. He is also the 1991 FIFA player of the year making him the only German who has ever won it.…

History of Bundesliga

Bundesliga has evolved for over the past 50 years to become part and parcel of Germany lifestyle. It is the biggest sporting product in Germany. Apart from that, it is also a successful business franchise. There’s no doubt that Bundesliga is among the best football league both in Europe and in the world.

However, this success did not happen in an overnight. It took many years for Bundesliga to attain its current status. There are names that must be credited for this success. Read on to learn about the history of Bundesliga.

Early Years
Bundesliga was founded in 1962 in Dortmund and the first session of this league was played in 1963. During those days, football was viewed as a game that was played by eleven friends. It was founded by the German Football Association though now it is under German Football League.

The Growth of Bundesliga
From there, many things regarding Bundesliga football in general changed. For instance, Goalkeepers were not allowed to wear gloves and substitution was only introduced in 1967. Only three games were televised while the events of other fixtures remained unknown.
During those days, the scoreboard was operated manually and the stadium stands were made of wood. Both the players and other football professionals in the Bundesliga earned a maximum of 1200 Deutschmark.

World Class League
From this history, Bundesliga has grown to be the source of excitement and at the same time tension in Germany and even beyond the borders. Millions of people follow it whether it lives in the stadiums or on televisions.

With time Bundesliga started getting financial support from various sources. They included gate revenues, television broadcast revenue, and brands that sponsored the teams. The finances allowed the teams to attract skilled players and retain the talented ones. This was different to the past years where most German players sought for greener pastures in other leagues. Also, the availability of finances enabled the clubs to construct world-class facilities.

In the recent years, Bundesliga has continued to dominate the international scene. Some of the German clubs that have built a name at the international level include Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Schalke 04, Hamburger SV, Bayer Leverkusen among others.

Promotion and Relegation
In every season, two teams that are at the bottom of the Bundesliga standings are relegated and replaced by the top two finishers in 2 Bundesliga. The third team from the bottom of the Bundesliga standings will play the third-placed team I the 2 Bundesliga. The winner takes a position in the Bundesliga.…