Bundesliga club mascots
Erwin, the mascot of Ruhr district giants FC Schalke 04, is believed to resemble the miners in the local area. He is also the only human-based Bundesliga mascot.
© imago / Jan Huebner
Brian the Lion has been Bayer 04 Leverkusen's mascot since 2002.
FC Bayern München's mascot Berni (l.) is always a willing participant in the Bavarians' post-match celebrations.
© gettyimages / Grimm
Emma, Borussia Dortmund's bee, likes the sweet taste of victory - and has been enjoying it aplenty since Thomas Tuchel took over at
Die Schwarz-Gelben. © imago / Sven Simon
No prizes for guessing the identity of VfL Wolfsburg's mascot: if the name did not give it away, Wölfi is a wolf.
Hertha Berlin's bear mascot is aptly named Hertinho. He's on the left here, just in case anyone had him confused with Vedad Ibisevic - he's also been at the club a lot longer: since 1999.
© imago / Matthias Koch
Borussia Mönchengladbach's nickname 'the Foals' was given to them in the late 1970s, when they were known for their fast-paced attacking game. The club's mascot, Jünter, is named after the club's most famous player: Günter Netzer (Jünter is the local pronunciation of Günter).
FC Ingolstadt 04's mascot is Schanzi, a frightening red dragon.
© imago / Stefan Bösl
Hennes VIII, 1. FC Köln's billy goat, is one of the Bundesliga's most famous mascots. He spends most of his time in the city's zoo - apart from matchdays of course!
Hamburger SV's mascot is, unsurprisingly, a dinosaur, due to the club's proud tradition of never having been relegated from the Bundesliga. The Dino is named Hermann, supposedly after legendary club physio Hermann Rieger.
© imago / Baering
The only living mascot currently in the Bundesliga is Eintracht Frankfurt's Attila, who has been at the club since 2006. The golden eagle resides at the Hanau Zoo when not entertaining Eintracht fans at the Commerzbank Arena.
VfB Stuttgart's furry friend is named Fritzle. Believe it or not, he's an alligator - not just because Stuttgart could do with some bite up front though.
FC Augsburg's famous puppet mascot, Jim Button (l.), came about due to a collaboration between the club and the local puppet theatre, the
Hoffi, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim's elk mascot, has been a vital part of the club since 2004.
Füchsle the Fox (see here posing with a pair of Borussia Dortmund supporters) is the mascot of Bundesliga 2 side SC Freiburg. With that scarf, he's definitely paid a visit to the club shop recently!
Leo the lion is adored by fans of Bundesliga 2 outfit Eintracht Braunschweig, not only because the club have a lion on their crest, but also because he embodies the Lower Saxony side's fighting spirit.