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.
Constrasting but comfortable wins for Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund keep the title race tight with four games left. At the other end, Stuttgart and Schalke's tradition and fanbase can't save them from their woes.
A stunning Jadon Sancho volley and Mario Götze's strike were enough to help Borussia Dortmund to their first win in a month. The 3-2 victory over Bayer Leverkusen means BVB have re-opened the three point gap to Bayern.
A stunning Leon Bailey free kick was the catalyst for Bayer Leverkusen's 3-1 win over Bayern Munich on Saturday. Even more worryingly for the champions, Leverkusen's lineup and attitude showed they weren't at all scared.
Both Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg started the second half of the season with a whimper. But while the Wolves are sitting pretty, new Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz knows his side need to start taking their chances.
Peter Bosz is back in the Bundesliga, replacing the fired Heiko Herrlich as head coach at Bayer Leverkusen. The former Borussia Dortmund coach has signed until 2020 and will take charge of his first game on January 19.