Celebrating the good times... going into its 50th season, the Bundesliga is more popular than ever. With a record average crowd of 44,293 per game in 2011/2012, it's the best-supported league in Europe.
Record losers: Tasmania Berlin (dark shorts) were beaten 28 times in 34 games over the course of their
Longest winning streak: Bayern Munich racked up 15 consecutive wins, spread over two seasons, in 2005.
Who's going to stop us? Hamburger SV and their skipper Horst Hrubesch remained unbeaten in 36 back-to-back encounters in 1982 through to 1983.
Tricky one... Arminia Bielefeld (in yellow) lost ten games in a row in the 1999/2000 season - as did 1. FC Nuremberg in 1983/84 and Tasmania Berlin in 1965/66.
Couldn't be much better: Both Borussia Dortmund (pictured) in 2011/12 and Bayern Munich in 1972/73 managed 25 wins over the season.
Home boys: VfL Wolfsburg (2008/09, pictured), Bayern Munich (1972/73) and Schalke 04 (1971/72) each won 16 matches and drew the other in their own stadium.
So good to be on the road again... SV Werder Bremen (2003/04, pictured) and Borussia Dortmund
Bayer Leverkusen's Jens Nowotny (r.) was sent off eight times, five straight red cards included, in his career - more often than any other Bundesliga player.
Quick off the mark: Bayern's Giovane Elber needed only 11 seconds to find the net against Hamburger SV on 31 January 1998 - so too did
Penalty king: Hamburg's Manfred Kaltz scored a record 53 times from the spot, while missing only seven.
Super-sub: Alexander Zickler scored 18 goals off the bench for Bayern Munich.
Claudio Pizarro is the top scorer among currently active players, the Peruvian frontman starting into 2012/13 with 160 goals in 333 matches for Bayern Munich and Werder Bremen.