Bundesliga Teams

In order of their finish in the last season’s Bundesliga, these 16 teams remain in the most coveted division of German football, and will be joined by two more teams which were promoted from the 2.Bundesliga last season.

1Bayern München64
2Borussia Dortmund57
3RB Leipzig55
4Borussia M'gladbach53
5Bayer Leverkusen53
9Schalke 0437
10Hertha BSC35
13Union Berlin31
14Eintracht Frankfurt29
15Mainz 0528
16Düsseldorfer TuS Fortuna 189527
17Werder Bremen22
18SC Paderborn 0719

*Last updated on 29 May 2020

Relegated Teams

VfB Stuttgart

Hannover 96

1. FC Nürnberg

Hamburg were relegated for the first ever time in their history, after a series of near-misses. After several years of jostling with relegation and eventually evading it, the traditional giants’ luck ran out this time, as they were relegated with time to spare.

Koln had an injury-ravaged start to their season, which saw several of their players unavailable for the first half of the season. That derailed the team, as they got off to a horror start. They were never able to recover from that and were sent packing into the second tier of German football.

Promoted Teams

Fortuna Dusseldorf


Fortuna and Nurnberg finished as the top two teams in the 2. Bundesliga in the 2017-18 season, assuring themselves of automatic promotion. The third-placed team, Holstein Kiel, played in the relegation playoff, but could not beat Wolfsburg, ensuring that the Wolves’s Bundesliga stay was lengthened by at least one more season.