Frauen-Bundesliga

The Frauen-Bundesliga (English: Women's Federal League), currently known as the Allianz Frauen-Bundesliga due to sponsorship by Allianz,[1] is the top level of league competition for women's association football in Germany. In 1990 the German Football Association (DFB) created the German Women's Bundesliga, based on the model of the men's Bundesliga. It was first played with north and south divisions, but in 1997 the groups were merged to form a uniform league. The league currently consists of twelve teams and the seasons usually last from late summer to the end of spring with a break in the winter.

In the UEFA Women's Champions League, the Frauen-Bundesliga is the most successful league with a total of nine titles from four clubs, with 1. FFC Frankfurt winning the most titles of any club.

Frauen-Bundesliga
Frauen-Bundesliga logo (2014)
Founded1990
CountryGermany
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams12
Level on pyramid1
Relegation to2. Bundesliga
Domestic cup(s)DFB-Pokal
International cup(s)Champions League
Current championsVfL Wolfsburg (5th title)
(2018–19)
Most championships1. FFC Frankfurt (7 titles)
TV partnersEurosport
DAZN
WebsiteOfficial website
2019–20 Frauen-Bundesliga

Format

Frauen bundesliga
Logo used until 2014

The Bundesliga consists of twelve teams. At the end of a season, the clubs finishing 11th and 12th are replaced with the respective top-placed teams of the two 2. Frauen-Bundesliga divisions. A Bundesliga season consists of two rounds, with 22 games combined. In a round every club plays against each other, having a home game against a specific club in one round and an away game in the other. The seasons typically start in August or September, with the first round finishing in December. The second round typically starts in February and ends in May or June, though sometimes the first games of the second round are held in December. In World Cup years, the league might alter its schedule to accommodate the tournament.

The Bundesliga ranking is determined by points a club has gained during a season. A win is worth 3 points, a draw 1, and a loss 0. The tiebreakers are in descending order goal difference, goals for, and head-to-head results. If the tie in the league table cannot be broken, a tie-breaking game is held.

The team in the top spot after the 22nd (last) day of play is the champion, gaining the title of Deutscher Meister. The champion as well as the second-place finisher qualifies for the UEFA Women's Champions League. As the winner of the UEFA Women's Champions League is automatically qualified for the UEFA Women's Champions League in the next year, in 2009–10 the Bundesliga had three teams in the Champions League.

2019–20 teams

Team Home city Home ground
Bayer 04 Leverkusen Leverkusen Jugendleistungszentrum Kurtekotten
FC Bayern Munich Munich Grunwalder Stadion
MSV Duisburg Duisburg PCC-Stadion
1. FFC Frankfurt Frankfurt Stadion am Brentanobad
SC Freiburg Freiburg Möslestadion
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Hoffenheim Dietmar-Hopp-Stadion
Köln Cologne Sudstadion
SC Sand Willstätt Kühnmatt Stadion
SGS Essen Essen Stadion Essen
Turbine Potsdam Potsdam Karl LieberKnecht Stadion
FF USV Jena Jena Ernst Abbe Sportfeld
VfL Wolfsburg Wolfsburg AOK Stadium

Past winners

For German football champions prior to the Bundesliga see the List of German women's football champions.

Season Champions Runners-up
1990–91 TSV Siegen FSV Frankfurt
1991–92 TSV Siegen Grün-Weiß Brauweiler
1992–93 TuS Niederkirchen TSV Siegen
1993–94 TSV Siegen Grün-Weiß Brauweiler
1994–95 FSV Frankfurt Grün-Weiß Brauweiler
1995–96 TSV Siegen SG Praunheim
1996–97 Grün-Weiß Brauweiler FC Rumeln-Kaldenhausen
1997–98 FSV Frankfurt SG Praunheim
1998–99 1. FFC Frankfurt FCR Duisburg
1999–00 FCR Duisburg 1. FFC Frankfurt
2000–01 1. FFC Frankfurt 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam
2001–02 1. FFC Frankfurt 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam
2002–03 1. FFC Frankfurt 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam
2003–04 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam 1. FFC Frankfurt
2004–05 1. FFC Frankfurt FCR Duisburg
2005–06 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam FCR Duisburg
2006–07 1. FFC Frankfurt FCR Duisburg
2007–08 1. FFC Frankfurt FCR Duisburg
2008–09 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam FC Bayern Munich
2009–10 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam FCR Duisburg
2010–11 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam 1. FFC Frankfurt
2011–12 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam VfL Wolfsburg
2012–13 VfL Wolfsburg 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam
2013–14 VfL Wolfsburg 1. FFC Frankfurt
2014–15 FC Bayern Munich VfL Wolfsburg
2015–16 FC Bayern Munich VfL Wolfsburg
2016–17 VfL Wolfsburg FC Bayern Munich
2017–18 VfL Wolfsburg FC Bayern Munich
2018–19 VfL Wolfsburg FC Bayern Munich

Winners by team

After 2018–19:

Club Titles Runner-up
1. FFC Frankfurt 1 7 6
1. FFC Turbine Potsdam 6 4
VfL Wolfsburg 5 3
TSV Siegen 4 1
FC Bayern Munich 2 4
FSV Frankfurt 2 1
FCR Duisburg 2 1 7
Grün-Weiß Brauweiler 1 3
TuS Niederkirchen 1 0

1 Two runners-up finishes as SG Praunheim. 2 One runners-up finishes as FC Rumeln-Kaldenhausen.

See also

References

  1. ^ Allianz Frauen-Bundesliga

External links

1999–2000 Frauen-Bundesliga

The Frauen-Bundesliga 1999–2000 was the 10th season of the Frauen-Bundesliga, Germany's premier football league. It began on 29 August 1999 and ended on 21 May 2000.

2. Frauen-Bundesliga

The 2. Frauen-Bundesliga is the second league competition for women's association football in Germany. It is played as one group. For its first 14 seasons the league was divided into two groups: north and south. The winner and the runner-up, if not reserve teams of Bundesliga sides, are promoted to the Bundesliga; the last three places are relegated to the Regionalliga. Until the 2017–18 season, in each group, the winner was promoted and the bottom two were relegated.

The league has been played as one group of 14 teams since the 2018–19 season, with second teams of clubs being ineligible for promotion and allowed to have only three players older than 20 years.

2000–01 Frauen-Bundesliga

The Frauen-Bundesliga 2000–01 was the 11th season of the Frauen-Bundesliga, Germany's premier football league. It began on 15 October 2000 and ended on 10 June 2001.

2001–02 Frauen-Bundesliga

The Frauen-Bundesliga 2001–02 was the 12th season of the Frauen-Bundesliga, Germany's premier football league. It began on 19 August 2001 and ended on 16 June 2002.

2002–03 Frauen-Bundesliga

The Bundesliga (women) 2002–03 was the 13th season of the Bundesliga (women), Germany's premier football league. It began on 25 August 2002 and ended on 15 June 2003.

2004–05 Frauen-Bundesliga

The Frauen-Bundesliga 2004–05 was the 15th season of the Frauen-Bundesliga, Germany's premier football league. It began on 5 September 2004 and ended on 10 May 2005.

2005–06 Frauen-Bundesliga

The Frauen-Bundesliga 2005–06 was the 16th season of the Frauen-Bundesliga, Germany's premier football league. It began on 14 August 2005 and ended on 5 June 2006.

2006–07 Frauen-Bundesliga

The Frauen-Bundesliga 2006–07 was the 17th season of the Frauen-Bundesliga, Germany's premier football league. It began on 10 September 2006 and ended on 10 June 2007.

2007–08 Frauen-Bundesliga

The Frauen-Bundesliga 2007–08 was the 18th season of the Frauen-Bundesliga, Germany's premier football league. It began on 19 August 2007 and ended on 15 June 2008.

2011–12 Frauen-Bundesliga

The 2011–12 season of the Frauen-Bundesliga is the 22nd season of Germany's premier women's football league. The season commenced on 21 August 2011 and will conclude on 28 May 2012. Turbine Potsdam were the defending champions and successfully defended their title on the last matchday. Potsdam became the first team to win Bundesliga title a fourth year in a row.The start of the season saw Germany's record capped player Birgit Prinz ending her career and all-time Bundesliga topscorer Inka Grings leaving Duisburg after 16 years for Swiss side Zürich. A new all-time Bundesliga record was set on 20 May 2012 when 8,689 spectators saw the match Wolfsburg versus Frankfurt.

2012–13 2. Frauen-Bundesliga

The 2012–13 season of the Women's 2nd Fußball-Bundesliga was the ninth season of Germany's second-tier women's football league.

BV Cloppenburg and 1899 Hoffenheim gained promotion to the 2013–14 Fußball-Bundesliga (women) season, by respectively winning the North and South groups. 1. FFC Recklinghausen and BW Hohen Neuendorf will play each other as they finished in the tenth position from each groups, for the playoff match to determine the fifth team that will be relegated.

2012–13 Frauen-Bundesliga

The 2012–13 season of the Frauen-Bundesliga was the 23rd season of Germany's premier women's football league. The season began on 1 September 2012 and ended on 12 May 2013. Turbine Potsdam were the defending champions.

The title was won by VfL Wolfsburg for the first time. Turbine Potsdam finished in second place and qualified to the UEFA Women's Champions League.

Duisburg and Bad Neuenahr went into administration during the season. As a result, Bad Neuenahr decided to withdraw from the league, sparing Sindelfingen relegation.

2013–14 Frauen-Bundesliga

The 2013–14 season of the Frauen-Bundesliga was the 24th season of Germany's premier women's football league. The season began on 7 September 2013 and concluded on 8 June 2014. VfL Wolfsburg defended their title.

On the last matchday 12,464 spectators watched the title-deciding match of Wolfsburg against Frankfurt, setting a new Bundesliga record. Frankfurt, undefeated this season so far, only needed a draw to capture the title. They lost 1–2 and thus Wolfsburg won the championship, while Wolfsburg never was top off the table before the last matchday.

2014–15 Frauen-Bundesliga

The 2014–15 season of the Frauen-Bundesliga was the 25th season of Germany's premier women's football league. The season began on 30 August 2014 and ended on 10 May 2015. VfL Wolfsburg were the defending champions.

This season was the first to be sponsored by a company. Allianz bought the rights and the league is known as the Allianz-Frauen Bundesliga. As a direct result, each team got €100,000 per season.Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga title for the first time, and their second German championship overall.

2015–16 Frauen-Bundesliga

The 2015–16 season of the Frauen-Bundesliga was the 26th season of Germany's premier women's football league. FC Bayern Munich successfully defended the title. This season started on 29 August 2015.

2016–17 Frauen-Bundesliga

The 2016–17 season of the Frauen-Bundesliga was the 27th season of Germany's premier women's football league. Bayern Munich were the defending champions.

VfL Wolfsburg secured their third title.

2017–18 Frauen-Bundesliga

The 2017–18 season of the Frauen-Bundesliga was the 28th season of Germany's premier women's football league. It ran from 2 September 2017 to 3 June 2018.

The fixtures were published on 10 July 2017.VfL Wolfsburg won their second straight and fourth overall title.

2018–19 Frauen-Bundesliga

The 2018–19 season of the Frauen-Bundesliga was the 29th season of Germany's premier women's football league. It ran from 15 September 2018 to 12 May 2019.VfL Wolfsburg won their third straight and fifth overall title.

2019–20 Frauen-Bundesliga

The 2019–20 season of the Frauen-Bundesliga is the 30th season of Germany's premier women's football league. It runs from 17 August 2019 to 17 May 2020.

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