Bayer Leverkusen are one of three "work clubs" in Germany, and have won both the 1988 UEFA Cup and the 1993 German Cup. But it is the 2002 season, when the club lost a treble, Leverkusen are most famous for.
Founded by employees from the Bayer chemical company, Bayer Leverkusen is one of the four clubs currently in the Bundesliga where the fans don't own the controlling equity. Once they established themselves in the Bundesliga in the 1980s, they used their monetary advantage to establish themselves as a German and European footballing power. Follow all the latest on Bayer Leverkusen with DW's content, collated below.
With his contract expiring soon, Peter Stöger has admitted his hopes of keeping the Borussia Dortmund job hang on his side making the top four. He also faces a dilemma up front ahead of a crunch clash against Leverkusen.
Bayern Munich are heading to Berlin after crushing Bayer Leverkusen in emphatic fashion. Thomas Müller scored a 27-minute hat-trick during a devastating second half spell, raising Bayern's hopes of another treble.
Germany international Julian Brandt has signed a contract extension with Bayer Leverkusen to keep him at the Rhineland club until 2021. The Confederations Cup winner had been the subject of interest from Bayern Munich.
Goals from Lucas Alario and Julian Brandt gave Bayer Leverkusen a 2-0 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach. Heiko Herrlich's 'Werkself' again demonstrated a variety of attacking options that Dieter Hecking's Foals lack.