Women's Bundesliga

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Women's Bundesliga
current word mark of the FFBLTemplate: Infobox football competition / maintenance / logo format
Association German Football Association
First edition 2nd September 1990
hierarchy 1st League
Teams 12
master VfL Wolfsburg
Record champions Bundesliga:
1. FFC Frankfurt  (7)
SSG Bergisch Gladbach  (9)
Current season 2019/20
Website dfb.de
Qualification for UEFA Women's Champions League

The women's Bundesliga ( officially FLYERALARM women's Bundesliga due to sponsorship ) is the top division in German women's football . The Bundesliga was introduced by the DFB in 1989 , following the example of the men's Bundesliga , and began operations in 1990, divided into two seasons of ten teams each. Since 1997, the Bundesliga has been played on a single track nationwide with twelve teams. The Bundesliga record champions are 1. FFC Frankfurt (most recently in 2008 ) with seven titles, while SSG Bergisch Gladbach (most recently in 1989 ) is the overall record champion in German women's football with nine German championships .

In the Bundesliga, the league system in which every club competes against every other club in return matches is played with the German champions who represent Germany in the UEFA Women's Champions League . The last two teams are relegated to the 2nd Bundesliga , which has been the second highest division below the Bundesliga since 2004. Acting German masters from the season 2018/19 , the VfL Wolfsburg .

Mode and Orientation

Competition mode

During a championship year, which is divided into a round-trip round, all twelve Bundesliga clubs meet twice on the basis of a pre-season schedule , once in their own stadium and once in the opponent's stadium. A Bundesliga season with its 22 match days usually extends from August or September to May or June. In years when there is a World Cup or Olympic Games , the league may be suspended for over a month because the World Cups do not always take place during the summer break. The 2007 World Cup was z. B. held in September 2007. European championships, on the other hand, always take place during the summer break. There will be a winter break between the end of December and the end of February, during which the DFB indoor cup was played until 2015 . The individual game days kick off on Sundays at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. English weeks are very rare, as catch-up games should be played on the weekend if possible.

The game schedule is determined with the help of a key number that changes every season and determines the systematic or order in which the clubs compete against each other within a season. The key number and thus the schedule is suggested with the aid of a computer program, taking into account relevant parameters such as other major events. The dates for the matches are set according to the FIFA and UEFA calendar.

The team that took first place after this double round of points is German champions and takes part in the UEFA Women's Champions League for Germany . The runner-up is also qualified. If a German club wins the UEFA Women's Champions League and does not finish the Bundesliga season on one of the first two places in the table, Germany will receive an additional starting place. The two last-placed teams must be relegated to the 2nd Bundesliga , from which, in return, two teams are promoted directly to the Bundesliga. When determining the placements, the points scored by a club are first relevant. Three points are awarded for a win, one point for a draw and zero points for a defeat. In the event of a tie, the better goal difference first decides on the order of placement; if the difference is the same, then the number of goals scored. If this comparison still does not result in a decision, the following criteria are used: the total result from the games against each other, the number of goals scored in these games against each other, the number of goals scored away in direct comparison. Then the away goals scored decide in all games. If these comparisons are of no use, a decision game is played in a neutral place. However, this has never been the case in the Bundesliga.

Mode changes

The mode of the Bundesliga has been changed once since the first edition. Between 1990 and 1997 the Bundesliga consisted of two groups (North and South) with ten teams each. In the 1991/92 season , both groups consisted of eleven teams each, as two clubs from the former GDR were included. After the first and second legs, the top two teams in both groups qualified for the semi-finals. The semi-finals were played back and forth. As in the European Cup, the higher number of away goals counted when there was a tie in points and goals. The final was played in one game in the stadium of one of the two finalists. The league has been single-track since 1997. The three-point rule has been in place since the 1995/96 season . Before that, plus and minus points were awarded for each game - win: 2: 0 points, draw: 1: 1 points, defeat: 0: 2 points. Since 1993 the playing time of 45 minutes twice has also applied for women. Previously, a women's soccer game only lasted 40 minutes twice.


The Bundesliga is organized by the DFB , which takes care of implementation, licensing and refereeing. To participate in the Bundesliga, every club needs a license issued by the DFB . The license is awarded on the basis of sporting, legal, personnel-administrative, infrastructural and security-related, media-related and financial criteria. The above-mentioned prerequisites are equally important, but the granting of a license is usually based on the financial criteria that are intended to ensure the economic performance of the clubs.

The licensing process is not as extensive and time-consuming as in the men's Bundesliga , since the budgets of the Bundesliga clubs are in the six-figure range. Since the Bundesliga was founded in 1990, it has never happened since the Bundesliga was founded in 1990 that a club has never been in a position to keep the game going for the coming season, due to the particular focus on checking liquidity , i.e. looking at whether the clubs are able to continue playing during the the current season had to file for bankruptcy or his team had to withdraw from the game for financial reasons. If a club does not receive a Bundesliga license, subject to the admission requirements applicable there, it is considered relegated to the regional league of its regional association and thus moves to the bottom of the table of the 2nd Bundesliga of the previous season. The number of teams relegated for sporting reasons is reduced accordingly. The Sportfreunde Siegen was in the season 2002/03 denied the license for the following season for economic reasons. No club has been penalized with point deductions and / or fines for violating license conditions.

The DFB is also responsible for appointing the referees. Since 1993 all games have been directed by female referees. The costs incurred are shared equally between the clubs every six months.


season German Champion  (total / BL)
1990/91 TSV Siegen  (3/1)
1991/92 TSV Siegen  (4/2)
1992/93 TuS Niederkirchen
1993/94 TSV Siegen  (5/3)
1994/95 FSV Frankfurt  (2/1)
1995/96 TSV Siegen  (6/4)
1996/97 Grün-Weiß Brauweiler
1997/98 FSV Frankfurt  (3/2)
1998/99 1. FFC Frankfurt
1999/00 FCR Duisburg
2000/01 1. FFC Frankfurt  (2)
2001/02 1. FFC Frankfurt  (3)
2002/03 1. FFC Frankfurt  (4)
2003/04 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam
2004/05 1. FFC Frankfurt  (5)
2005/06 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam  (2)
2006/07 1. FFC Frankfurt  (6)
2007/08 1. FFC Frankfurt  (7)
2008/09 1. FFC turbine Potsdam  (3)
2009/10 1. FFC turbine Potsdam  (4)
2010/11 1. FFC turbine Potsdam  (5)
2011/12 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam  (6)
2012/13 VfL Wolfsburg
2013/14 VfL Wolfsburg  (2)
2014/15 FC Bayern Munich  (2/1)
2015/16 FC Bayern Munich  (3/2)
2016/17 VfL Wolfsburg  (3)
2017/18 VfL Wolfsburg  (4)
2018/19 VfL Wolfsburg  (5)
2019/20 VfL Wolfsburg  (6)


From 1974 to 1990 the German football championship, which the DFB hosted in women's football, was held 17 times . The last time this women's soccer championship took place in 1990 was for which 16 teams had previously qualified as the best team in their national association for the finals.

The introduction of a national league has been discussed since the mid-1980s. The main reason for this was that there were too great differences in performance between some of the top teams and the rest of the league in the nationwide top division. In 1985 and 1986, cross-association leagues were founded in western and northern Germany. In the other regional associations, on the other hand, there were only leagues at association level. The performance level should be increased by a nationwide league with an equally strong line-up. At the 1986 DFB Bundestag in Bremen, the delegates voted almost unanimously for the preparation of such a league. However, the Bundesliga was not introduced. Only after the women's national team had won the European Championship in 1989 in their own country was the decision to introduce a two-track Bundesliga for the 1990/91 season at the German Bundestag in Trier in 1989 .

The newly created Bundesliga should include a north and a south relay, in which ten clubs should compete against each other. In the first round of applications, 35 clubs registered for the planned Bundesliga. For the allocation of the 20 planned places - similar to the introduction of the men's Bundesliga - a point key should first be worked out, in which the successes of recent years are taken into account as the most important factor. Finally, it was determined for the qualification that the best team from each of the 16 DFB member associations at the time is automatically included after the end of the 1989/90 season; The second best teams of the individual associations should play for the remaining four places.

After all, the 20 founding members of the Bundesliga were:

1990–1997: The two-pronged league

The northern group was initially dominated by the series champion TSV Siegen , who won the first four season victories and also won three championship titles. 1. FC Neukölln from Berlin lost all 18 championship games in the premiere season. In the southern season, FSV Frankfurt and TuS Niederkirchen were the leading clubs. Niederkirchen fell behind when goalscorer Heidi Mohr moved to TuS Ahrbach in 1994 . In the course of reunification in 1991 the USV Jena and the FC Wismut Aue from the new federal states were accepted. The Bundesliga was increased to two groups of eleven teams each for one season. Jena rose immediately, while Aue withdrew the team at the end of the season for financial reasons.

In the early years of the Bundesliga, the former pioneers of women's football were replaced by aspiring newcomers. In 1994 the 1985 champions, KBC Duisburg and record champions SSG Bergisch Gladbach were relegated from the Bundesliga together, while clubs like FC Rumeln-Kaldenhausen and Grün-Weiß Brauweiler established themselves in the top group. In the southern group, FSV Frankfurt played its way up. In 1995, the Bornheimers won all games except for the semi-final first leg against Rumeln-Kaldenhausen.

Since 1997: The single-track Bundesliga

Logo until 2008

For the 1997/98 season, the Bundesliga was reduced to a group of twelve teams because the differences in performance were still too great. The first four teams in both groups were automatically qualified. The teams in places five to eight formed four groups with four teams each together with eight teams from the respective second leagues. The four group winners also qualified for the single-track Bundesliga. Fortuna Sachsenross Hannover had qualified in sport, but withdrew for financial reasons. In return, Hamburger SV moved up.

FSV Frankfurt secured the first championship of the single-track Bundesliga. After that, the club began to decline. First they fell back into midfield, then in summer 2005 the entire first team left the club. In the following season, apart from a draw, there were some heavy defeats. At the end of the 2005/06 season, the club dissolved the women's football department. The former series champion TSV Siegen, who had meanwhile switched to Sportfreunde Siegen , also fell back and finally retired in 2001 to the Regionalliga West .

The SG Praunheim (later 1. FFC Frankfurt ) benefited primarily from the decline of FSV Frankfurt . a. Birgit Prinz , was able to poach from local rivals. Between 1999 and 2008 the club was able to secure seven championships. After the relegation of FSV Frankfurt, 1. FFC Frankfurt is the only founding club that has never been relegated from the Bundesliga.

Logo from 2008 to 2014

The former GDR series champion 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam has been able to secure a top position in the Bundesliga since the late 1990s and won the championship several times in the 2000s. This makes Potsdam the most successful soccer team in the new federal states in terms of national and international titles.

In addition to the FFC Frankfurt and the 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam, the FC Rumeln-Kaldenhausen (today FCR 2001 Duisburg ) was able to establish itself permanently at the top of the table. In the 2000s the top 3 places in the table were dominated by these three clubs. The FFC Heike Rheine was able to secure third place in the table in the 2003/04 season . In 2008/09, FC Bayern Munich achieved a surprise success with second place in the table and the chance for the championship title. For several years now, the league has been dominated by VfL Wolfsburg and FC Bayern Munich, who have shared all of the championship titles since 2013. In the 2013/14 season, the highest average in Bundesliga history was achieved with 1,185 spectators per game. In April 2014, the German Football Association won the insurance company Allianz as a name sponsor. Since July 1, 2014, the league has been called Allianz Frauen-Bundesliga for five years . Through the sponsorship agreement, each club received a fixed sum of 100,000 euros per season.

From the 2019/20 season , the women's top division will have a new namesake. The Würzburg- based company flyeralarm , one of the largest online printing companies in Europe, will be the name sponsor of the Bundesliga including the 2022/23 season .


Since the Bundesliga was founded in 1990, a total of 51 clubs have played in the top German division. The 1. FFC Frankfurt (until 1999: SG Praunheim) was the only club to belong to the league in all 29 seasons so far. This is followed by VfL Wolfsburg (formerly: VfR Eintracht Wolfsburg and WSV Wolfsburg) with 27, the 1st FFC Turbine Potsdam and MSV Duisburg with 25 completed seasons as of: Summer 2019 .

The Bundesliga clubs have so far come from both large cities and smaller towns and cities. The smallest Bundesliga community so far was Ruppach-Goldhausen , home of TuS Ahrbach , with around 1,200 residents. In recent years, the women's Bundesliga has also shifted to the big cities. From Berlin , Duisburg , Frankfurt am Main and Munich there were two Bundesliga teams from one city each.

Clubs of the season 2019/20:

With Schleswig-Holstein , Rhineland-Palatinate , Hamburg , Berlin , Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania , Saarland , Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt , eight federal states will not have a football team in the highest German league in the coming 2019/20 season. Only from Saxony-Anhalt has never come a Bundesliga club.

Club renaming and transferring

In the course of the history of the Bundesliga there were more frequent club renaming and transfer. Some clubs started their own business and left their parent clubs. Most of the time, the clubs hoped for better marketing opportunities. In Rheine and Wolfsburg the games were played under three different names, in Duisburg even under four different names. The DFB has introduced the so-called "license transfer" for this purpose: If the women's football department of a club joins another club or founds its own club, the rights and athletic qualifications are transferred to the new club. However, this right can only be exercised every five years.


  • 1994: VfB Rheine> FC Eintracht Rheine (merger)
  • 1996: TSV Siegen> Sportfreunde Siegen (club change)
  • 1997: FC Rumeln-Kaldenhausen> FCR Duisburg 55 (renamed)
  • 1997: VfR 09 Saarbrücken> 1. FC Saarbrücken (club change)
  • 1997: VfR Eintracht Wolfsburg> WSV Wolfsburg-Wendschott (change of club)
  • 1998: FC Eintracht Rheine> FFC Heike Rheine (new independent club)
  • 1999: SG Praunheim> 1. FFC Frankfurt (new independent club)
  • 1999: SSV Turbine Potsdam> 1st FFC Turbine Potsdam (new independent association)
  • 2000: Grün-Weiß Brauweiler> FFC Brauweiler Pulheim 2000 (new independent association)
  • 2001: FCR Duisburg 55> FCR 2001 Duisburg (new independent club)
  • 2003: WSV Wolfsburg-Wendschott> VfL Wolfsburg (change of club)
  • 2009: FFC Brauweiler Pulheim 2000> 1. FC Köln (club change)
  • 2014: FCR 2001 Duisburg> MSV Duisburg (change of club)
  • 2020: 1. FFC Frankfurt> Eintracht Frankfurt (club change) from July 1, 2020

The Bundesliga champions

The championship trophy

The German women's champions section of this main article contains all German champions in women's football, including the German champions prior to the introduction of the women's Bundesliga from the 1990/91 season and the GDR champions.

Since the single track of the women's Bundesliga in the 1997/98 season, the first German champions at the end of the season. Since 2009, the master has been presented with a championship trophy. Before that there was a trophy. In addition, if a club has won three Bundesliga championships or more, they can wear one, from five a second, and from ten a third championship star over the club crest.

In the history of the Bundesliga, a total of seven different clubs have won the championship title. The most successful club is 1. FFC Frankfurt with seven Bundesliga championships. The Frankfurt women also lead the eternal table of the women's Bundesliga .

TSV Siegen not only won the first Bundesliga championship in 1991 , but was also the first club to defend its title. 1. FFC Frankfurt (2001–2003) achieved a “title hat trick” in the Bundesliga, and Turbine Potsdam (2009–2012) and VfL Wolfsburg (2017–2020) even won four times in a row.

Since the Bundesliga was founded, five teams have managed to reach the championship unbeaten. TSV Siegen was the first team to do this in 1992, followed by FSV Frankfurt in 1995. 1. FFC Frankfurt won the undefeated championship in the 2001/02 and 2006/07 seasons, as did FC Bayern Munich in 2014/15 and VfL Wolfsburg in 2019/20.

rank society Bundesliga championships Master stars Last title
1 1. FFC Frankfurt 7th 2 2008
2 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam 6th 2 2012
= VfL Wolfsburg 6th 2 2020
4th TSV victories 4th 1 1996
5 FSV Frankfurt 2 - 1998
= FC Bayern Munich 2 - 2016
7th Grün-Weiß Brauweiler 1 - 1997
= FCR 2001 Duisburg 1 - 2000
= TuS Niederkirchen 1 - 1993
Status: 2019

The promoted and relegated

The composition of the Bundesliga changes every year due to the relegation of the last-placed clubs, which in turn are replaced by the best teams in the class below.

In the first seven years, the league played with 20 teams, of which four teams were relegated each season. An exception was the 1991/92 season, in which the league played with 22 teams that identified six relegated teams. In the first season it hit SC 07 Bad Neuenahr as well as TuS Binzen , 1. FC Neukölln and SV Wilhelmshaven . While Bad Neuenahr played in the Bundesliga again for a longer period of time, the three other clubs never returned.

The best newcomer of all time was SV Grün-Weiß Brauweiler (today: 1. FC Köln). In the 1991/92 season the Brauweiler women went to the finals, where they were stopped by TSV Siegen. For this, both promoted teams had to relegate immediately in the 2002/03 season .

A total of nine clubs are record climbers with three promotions. The SC 07 Bad Neuenahr made it to the top in 1993, 1995 and 1997. TSV Crailsheim made it into the upper house in 1995, 2004 and 2006. Third in the league is Hamburger SV (1997, 2001 and 2003). Most recently, 1. FC Saarbrücken (2003, 2007 and 2009), Tennis Borussia Berlin (1991, 2002 and 2009), SC Freiburg (1998, 2001 and 2011), Herford SV (2008, 2010 and 2014), FF USV Jena (1991, 2008 and 2019) and 1.FC Cologne (2015, 2017 and 2019) made their third promotion. In addition to Bad Neuenahr, only Schmalfelder SV , VfL Wolfsburg and 1.FC Cologne managed to gain immediate promotion twice.

Record relegations are 1. FC Saarbrücken (2002, 2004, 2008 and 2011) and SC 07 Bad Neuenahr (1991, 1994, 1996 and 2013), who had to go into the second division four times so far, followed by Schmalfelder SV (1992, 1995, 1997), Hamburger SV (1998, 2002, 2012), VfL Sindelfingen (1997, 2006, 2014) and Herford SV (2009, 2011, 2015) with three relegations each. While Schmalfeld now plays in the association league, Neuenahr was one of the Bundesliga regulars until the club went bankrupt in 2013.

The SC Sand is the club with the longest Bundesliga abstinence. The South Baden women only managed to return to the Bundesliga after 18 years.

Record climbers in the Bundesliga
rank society Ascents in the years
1 SC 07 Bad Neuenahr 3 1993, 1995, 1997
= Tennis Borussia Berlin 3 1991, 2002, 2009
= TSV Crailsheim 3 1995, 2004, 2006
= Sc freiburg 3 1998, 2001, 2011
= Hamburger SV 3 1997, 2001, 2003
= Herford SV 3 2008, 2010, 2014
= 1. FC Saarbrücken 3 2003, 2007, 2009
= FF USV Jena 3 1991, 2008, 2019
= 1. FC Cologne 3 2015, 2017, 2019
Record relegation of the Bundesliga
rank society Descents in the years
1 1. FC Saarbrücken 4th 2002, 2004, 2008, 2011
= SC 07 Bad Neuenahr 4th 1991, 1994, 1996, 2013
3 Narrow fields SV 3 1992, 1995, 1997
= Hamburger SV 3 1998, 2002, 2012
= VfL Sindelfingen 3 1997, 2006, 2014
= Herford SV 3 2009, 2011, 2015

The environment of the Bundesliga


Karl Liebknecht Stadium, Potsdam

The stadiums of the women's Bundesliga are much smaller and less comfortable than the stadiums of the men's Bundesliga . Only three stadiums have a capacity that exceeds 10,000 seats. The largest venue at the moment is the Essen Stadium in Essen , where the women of SGS Essen play their home games, with a capacity of 20,650 seats.

society Stadion capacity
SGS Essen Essen stadium 20,650
1. FFC Turbine Potsdam Karl Liebknecht Stadium 10,787
FF USV Jena Ernst Abbe sports field 10,445
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Dietmar Hopp Stadium 06,350
1. FFC Frankfurt Stadium at the Brentanobad 05,650
1. FC Cologne Franz Kremer Stadium 05,457
Sc freiburg Möslestadion 05,400
VfL Wolfsburg AOK stadium 05,200
MSV Duisburg PCC stadium 03,000
FC Bayern Munich FC Bayern Campus 02,500
SC sand Orsay Stadium , Willstätt 02,000
Bayer 04 Leverkusen Kurtekotten youth training center 01,140


In the first few years of the Bundesliga, the average attendance was around 200. This average has risen sharply since winning the World Cup in 2003 at the latest . Four-digit attendance figures were not only found in top games, and some clubs were able to double or triple their average attendance. In the 2013/14 season , a new record was set with an average of 1,185. Since then, the number of viewers has been falling (as of June 2019). The top teams Turbine Potsdam, FFC Frankfurt, FCR Duisburg and VfL Wolfsburg as well as SG Essen-Schönebeck have the most spectators.

So far there have been nine Bundesliga games with more than 5,000 spectators:

Home team Visiting team Audience date source
VfL Wolfsburg 1. FFC Frankfurt 12,464 June 8, 2014
VfL Wolfsburg 1. FFC Frankfurt 08,689 May 20, 2012
VfL Wolfsburg FC Bayern Munich 08,249 September 7, 2013
1. FFC Turbine Potsdam 1. FFC Frankfurt 07,900 June 15, 2003
1. FFC Frankfurt 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam 07,250 June 1, 2014
1. FFC Turbine Potsdam SG Essen-Schönebeck 07,000 March 13, 2011
1. FFC Turbine Potsdam 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig 06,460 May 28, 2012
VfL Wolfsburg SC 07 Bad Neuenahr 05,859 May 12, 2013
1. FFC Frankfurt 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam 05,200 November 13, 2011

The following average audience figures were achieved in the respective seasons:

season Average audience
2000/01 .0260
2001/02 .0291
2002/03 .0338
2003/04 .0531
2004/05 .0503
2005/06 .0582
2006/07 .0733
2007/08 .0887
2008/09 .0811
2009/10 .0766
2010/11 .0836
2011/12 1,121
2012/13 .0890
2013/14 1,185
2014/15 1,019
2015/16 1.007
2016/17 .0942
2017/18 .0846
2018/19 .0833

Especially after the women's soccer world championships (2003, 2007, 2011), the number of viewers increased and fell again somewhat in the following years.


Despite the concentration of performance, the Bundesliga is a three-tier society. The top teams dominate the league and often win big. The reason for this lies in the professional management of the top clubs and the resulting comparatively lush budgets of half a million euros and more, which enable several top players to be committed. However, the majority of the Bundesliga has to get by on less than 500,000 euros per season, and in some cases the distributions of television broadcasting funds and the funds provided by the DFB (to finance full-time coaches and managers) are the only pillars of the club's financing.

The 1. FFC Frankfurt started the 2007/08 season for the first time with a budget of EUR 1,000,000 . Never before has a club had such a generous budget in the Bundesliga. In the 2011/12 season , Frankfurt planned with a budget of 1,700,000 euros.

For the 2015/16 season, FC Lübars (second division budget 200,000 euros), which for financial reasons did not go on promotion in the previous season, named a budget of 500,000 to 750,000 euros in order to be able to “play” in the Bundesliga. VfL Wolfsburg's budget is estimated at 3.5 million euros.

The Bundesliga in the media

While the international matches of the national team have been broadcast live on television for a number of years, TV images about the Bundesliga are rare. The Hessischer Rundfunk and the Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg show excerpts from the games of the 1st FFC Frankfurt and the 1st FFC Turbine Potsdam in their regional sports broadcasts. Since the 2006/07 season , ARD has been showing match reports from top games in its sports show . Each Bundesliga team receives television money of 69,000 euros per season. The public broadcasters ARD and ZDF have the broadcasting rights to the Bundesliga games, which, together with the rights to the men's 3rd division and the women's national team, were acquired for 180 million. In addition to the television offerings, the DFB also broadcasts a game of a match day live as a web stream on its Internet portal. From the 2013/14 to 2015/16 season, Eurosport showed one game per game day. From the 2016/17 season, Sport1 will broadcast one game per game day.

In the field of print media, the bi-monthly magazine FFUSSBALL was able to establish itself on the market, dealing with national and international women's football. In addition, the kicker sports magazine informs readers on half a page with results, goal scorers, the table and reports about the women's Bundesliga. The monthly magazine 11 Freunde had an insert called 11 Freundinnen every three months from 2009 to 2012 . Various regional daily newspapers report in their sports sections on games and events of clubs located in the catchment area.

In the WWW there is also different, mostly volunteer -run websites and blogs that deal specifically with women's football.

Foreign players

In contrast to the men's Bundesliga, the proportion of foreign players is rather low. In the 2011/12 season , 65 players from 21 nations (excluding the German players) were under contract with the Bundesliga clubs, and some Bundesliga clubs had no foreign players in their squads for a long time. Since the Bundesliga is seen as one of the strongest leagues in the world, it is very attractive to foreign players. Some Bundesliga clubs now have around a third of foreign players in their squad.

Foreign veteran of the league was the Danish Louise Hansen from 1. FFC Frankfurt , who was active in the Bundesliga from 1994 to 2008. In 2012, Genoveva Añonma became the first foreign player to be top scorer.

Since the 2006/07 season, the Bundesliga clubs are not allowed to have more than three non- EU foreigners in their squad.


  • Highest number of points achieved : 1. FFC Frankfurt (63 points, season 2004/05)
  • Highest number of points of a runner-up : 1. FFC Frankfurt (57 points, season 2003/04, 2010/11)
  • Biggest advantage of a champion : FCR Duisburg (15 points, season 1999/2000)
  • Lowest score : 1. FC Neukölln (0 points in 18 games, 1990/91 season), FFC Brauweiler Pulheim (0 points in 22 games, 2006/07 season)
  • Highest number of points of a relegated person : FFC Heike Rheine (22 points, 1998/99 season)
  • Lowest score of a non-relegated : FFC Brauweiler Pulheim (13 points, 2005/06 season)
  • Biggest improvement in two seasons : FCR Duisburg (+24 points, 2004/05 season)
  • Biggest deterioration in two seasons : FSV Frankfurt (−27 points, 1998/99 season)
  • Biggest win : 1. FFC Frankfurt - FSV Frankfurt 17: 0 (2005/06 season)
  • First goal in the Bundesliga : Iris Taaken ( SV Wilhelmshaven )
  • Most goals in a game by one player : Heidi Mohr (TuS Niederkirchen, 7 goals, March 3, 1991 against SG Praunheim)
  • Fastest goal : Lucie Voňková (FF USV Jena, 9.9 seconds, May 7, 2017 against SGS Essen)
  • Longest clean sheet : Katja Kraus (FSV Frankfurt, 1314 minutes, 1996/97 season)
  • Fastest sending off : Ann-Kathrin Vinken ( Bayer 04 Leverkusen , after 10 seconds, December 5, 2018 at SGS Essen)

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

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