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Facts about the Bundesliga

Confederation:

UEFA

Ranking in UEFA League Coefficient:

2nd

Headquarters:

DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH, Guiollettstraße 44-46, 60325 Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 69-65005-0
Fax: +49 (0) 69-65005-555

President:

Dr. Reinhard Rauball (also President of Borussia Dortmund)

Founded:

1963

Name Sponsor:

No Name Sponsor

Number of Teams:

18

Matchdays:

34

Total Number of Matches:

306

Facebook:

-

Domestic Cup:

DFB Pokal

Current Champions (2015/2016):

FC Bayern Munich (26th title)

Most Championships:

FC Bayern Munich (26 titles)
TV Partners:
Total Revenue: € 642,80 mn. (Domestic: € 570,80 mn., International: € 72 mn.)
SKY Deutschland (until 31/05/2017)
Annual revenue: € 433 mn.
Sky shows all matches of the Bundesliga live and helds all rights (Cable, Satellite, IP-TV, Mobile, Web)
 
ARD (until 31/05/2017)
Annual revenue: € 105 mn.
ARD shows highlights on Saturday evening (6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.)
 
ZDF (until 31/05/2017)
Annual revenue: € 22 mn.
ZDF shows highlights of a few matches on Saturday evening (11:00 p.m. but rights are assigned from 09:15 p.m. onwards)
 
Sport1 (until 31/05/2017)
Annual revenue: € 5,4 mn.
Sport1 shows highlights of the Bundesliga on Sunday
 
Axel Springer AG (until 31/05/2017)
Annual revenue: € 5,4 mn.
Axel Springer AG has the right to offer highlights of the Bundesliga only for a consideration in Web- and Mobile-TV one hour after the matches as well as after midnight of the day after when the highlights were first shown
 

Record Transfers:

Sold: Kevin de Bruyne, August 2015
From VfL Wolfsburg to Manchester City
Transfer Fee: € 75 mn.

Bought: Javi Martinez, July 2012
From Athletic Bilbao to FC Bayern Munich
Transfer Fee: € 40 mn.

Biggest Stadium:

Signal Iduna Park, Borussia Dortmund
Capacity: 81,359

Most Matches in Bundesliga History:

Karl-Heinz Körbel, 602 Matches (all for Eintracht Frankfurt, 1972-1991)

Most Goals in Bundesliga History:

Gerhard "Gerd" Müller, 356 Goals in 427 Matches (all for FC Bayern Munich, 1965-1979)

Top Scorer of the Season 2015/2016:

Robert Lewandowski, FC Bayern Munich, 30 goals

Player of the Season 2015/2016:

Jérôme Boateng, FC Bayern Munich

Goal of the Season 2014/2015:

Stefan Aigner, Eintracht Frankfurt, who scored the 1:0 against Vfl Wolfsburg (Final result: 1:1)

Oldest player in Bundesliga History:

Klaus Fichtel (FC Schalke 04), 43 years and 184 days (May 21st, 1988 vs. Werder Bremen)

Youngest player in Bundesliga History:

Nuri Sahin (Borussia Dortmund), 16 years and 335 days (May 13th, 2007 vs. VfL Wolfsburg)