Bayer Leverkusen's biggest successes were winning the 1988 UEFA Cup and the German Cupin 1993. But it is the 2002 season, when the club narrowly missed winning the treble, that Leverkusen are most famous for.
Founded by employees from the Bayer chemical company, Bayer Leverkusen are one of the three clubs currently in the Bundesliga (along with Wolfsburg and Hoffenheim) in which the members don't own the controlling equity. After first winning promotion to the Bundesliga in the 1980s, Leverkusen established themselves as a permanent fixture in Germany's top flight and have often qualified for Europe. Follow all the latest on Bayer Leverkusen with DW's content, collated below.
While Chelsea teammates Kai Havertz and Timo Werner took on defending Premier League champions Liverpool, RB Leipzig and Leverkusen began life in the Bundesliga without their stars. The question is, did they miss them?
A clearly second-best Bayer Leverkusen crashed out of the Europa League following a 2-1 loss to Inter Milan. With Champions League football now ruled out, Kai Havertz's transfer saga looks finally set for a conclusion.
Bayer Leverkusen booked their spot in the Europa League quarterfinals with a straightforward win over Rangers. The displays of Kai Havertz and his potential successor Florian Wirtz offered Peter Bosz food for thought.
He turned 28 last week, but David Alaba is already one of football's most decorated players. As he goes for a fifth Bundesliga and German Cup double, Bayern Munich's quiet leader appears more important than ever.
In Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen, two very similar sides met on Saturday in the race for the Champions League. But despite the similarities on paper, Kai Havertz again made the difference on the pitch.