Bundesliga in Germany - Statistics & Facts

The first football Bundesliga is the highest major league division in German football. It exists since the 1963/1964 season. Currently, 18 teams play in the first football Bundesliga, of which at the end of each season two to three teams are relegated to the second Bundesliga. At the end of each season the German champion is decided. The team with a record number of victories since the introduction of the Bundesliga is the FC Bayern Munich.

According to viewer figures in the stadiums of the Bundesliga, clubs recorded a total of roughly 13 million viewers in the 2015/2016 season. The number of viewers per Bundesliga match amounted to 43.3 thousand. None of the leading European football leagues have recorded such high average viewer numbers. The stadium with the largest viewer capacity is the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund - more than 81 thousand viewers can fit in the sports venue. The stadium with the most seats is the Olympiastadion in Berlin, while the RheinEnergieStadion has the most boxes.

During every season numerous football players are transfered between clubs. The most expensive transfer in the Bundesliga belonged to Kevin de Bruyne from Belgium. In the 2015/2016 season he transfered from the VfL Wolfsburg to Manchester City for a record sum of 74 million euros. Another example - Leroy Sané left FC Schalke 04 and joined the Premier League, bringing 50 million euros to the club from Gelsenkirchen.

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