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.
Bayern Munich go 14 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga with victory at Bayer Leverkusen, courtesy of goals by Javi Martinez, Franck Ribery and James Rodriguez. The result ends Leverkusen's 12-game unbeaten streak.
Leverkusen extended their unbeaten Bundesliga run to 10 games after Friday's win in Stuttgart. Their Jamaican winger provided the spark again and it's not hard to see why Chelsea are being linked with the rising star.