Frauen-Bundesliga

The Frauen-Bundesliga (English: Women's Federal League), currently known as the FLYERALARM Frauen-Bundesliga for sponsorship reasons, 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.

Frauen-Bundesliga
Frauen-Bundesliga logo (2019).svg
Founded1990
CountryGermany
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams12
Level on pyramid1
Relegation to2. Frauen-Bundesliga
Domestic cup(s)DFB-Pokal
International cup(s)Champions League
Current championsVfL Wolfsburg (6th title)
(2019–20)
Most championships1. FFC Frankfurt (7 titles)
TV partnersEurosport
Magenta Sport
DAZN
Websitedfb.de/flyeralarm-frauen-bundesliga/start/
2020–21 Frauen-Bundesliga

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.

Competition formatEdit

The Bundesliga consists of twelve teams. At the end of a season, the club in the top spot is the champion, gaining the title of Deutscher Meister, and 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.

ClubsEdit

2020–21 seasonEdit

Locations of teams in the 2020–21 Frauen-Bundesliga
Team Home city Home ground
Werder Bremen Bremen Weserstadion Platz 12
MSV Duisburg Duisburg PCC-Stadion
SGS Essen Essen Stadion Essen
Eintracht Frankfurt Frankfurt Stadion am Brentanobad
SC Freiburg Freiburg Möslestadion
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Hoffenheim Dietmar-Hopp-Stadion
Bayer 04 Leverkusen Leverkusen Jugendleistungszentrum Kurtekotten
SV Meppen Meppen Hänsch-Arena
FC Bayern Munich Munich Grunwalder Stadion
1. FFC Turbine Potsdam Potsdam Karl-Liebknecht-Stadion
SC Sand Willstätt Kühnmatt Stadion
VfL Wolfsburg Wolfsburg AOK Stadium

ChampionsEdit

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
2019–20 VfL Wolfsburg FC Bayern Munich

Wins by clubEdit

As of 14 June 2020
Club Titles Runner-up
1. FFC Frankfurt 7 6[n 1]
1. FFC Turbine Potsdam 6 4
VfL Wolfsburg 6 3
TSV Siegen 4 1
FC Bayern Munich 2 5
FSV Frankfurt 2 1
FCR Duisburg 1 7[n 2]
Grün-Weiß Brauweiler 1 3
TuS Niederkirchen 1 0
  1. ^ Two runners-up finishes as SG Praunheim.
  2. ^ One runners-up finish as FC Rumeln-Kaldenhausen.

International competitionsEdit

Each season's champion as well as the second-place finisher qualifies for the next season's UEFA Women's Champions League.

BroadcastingEdit

Country/Region Broadcaster
  Austria Eurosport 1 (1 match per week)
Sky Sports
  Dominican Republic
  Mexico
  Germany Magenta Sport (up to 3 matches per week)
Eurosport 1 (1 match per week)
NENT
   Switzerland Eurosport 1 (1 match per week)
Worldwide DFB webstream (select matches)

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