The 2019/20 Bundesliga season so far: a club by club overview


With the Bundesliga given the green light to return, bundesliga.com wants to give fans a helping hand in remembering how the 2019/20 season had played out so far.

We have compiled a club by club overview across all 18 clubs in the German top-flight to give you all you need to know about each team before football gets back underway...

Bayern Munich

Nickname: Die Roten (The Reds)
Manager: Hansi Flick
Current position: 1st
Top scorer: Robert Lewandowski (25)
Player to watch: Lewandowski/Alphonso Davies

Season so far 

After a stuttering start under Niko Kovac, Bayern changed head coach and brought in Hansi Flick which has seen the defending champions power their way to top spot once again with the goals of Lewandowski firing them forward - click here to read the full story on Bayern's season so far

Watch: Davies under the tactical microscope!

Borussia Dortmund

Nickname: Die Schwarzgelben (The black-yellows)
Manager: Lucien Favre
Current position: 2nd
Top scorer: Jadon Sancho (14)
Player to watch: Sancho/Erling Haaland

Season so far

Sancho and Haaland have teamed up to deadly effect to manoeuvre Dortmund into second place in the table where they are breathing down the neck of Bayern - click here to read the full story on BVB's season so far

Watch: Dortmund's deadly attack since Haaland's arrival

RB Leipzig

Nickname: Die Roten Bullen (The Red Bulls)
Manager: Julian Nagelsmann
Current position: 3rd
Top scorer: Timo Werner (21)
Player to watch: Werner

Season so far

Werner's goals and Nagelsmann's canny man-management have helped Leipzig push hard for the Bundesliga title this season - click here for the full story on Leipzig's season so far

Watch: Leipzig's lethal counter-pressing

Borussia Mönchengladbach

Nickname: Die Fohlen (The Foals)
Manager: Marco Rose
Current position: 4th
Top scorer: Alassane Plea (8)
Player to watch: Yann Sommer/Marcus Thuram

Season so far

Goalkeeper Sommer has been the rock for Gladbach as Thuram has gone about entertaining up front in an unforgettable 2019/20 campaign - click here for the full story on Gladbach's season so far

Borussia Mönchengladbach are pushing for the Bundesliga title with entertaining counter-attacking football. - DFL

Bayer Leverkusen

Nickname: Die Werkself (The working eleven)
Manager: Peter Bosz
Current position: 5th
Top scorer: Kevin Volland (9)
Player to watch: Kai Havertz

Season so far

Havertz has Leverkusen firmly in the hunt for a top-four finish, as well as domestic and European honours - click here for the full story on Leverkusen's season so far

Kai Havertz has continued his meteoric rise with Bayer Leverkusen in the 2019/20 Bundesliga season. - DFL


Nickname: Königsblauen (The Royal Blues)
Manager: David Wagner
Current position: 6th
Top scorer: Suat Serdar (7)
Player to watch: Weston McKennie

Season so far

Wagner has given Schalke fans hope by reviving their team's fortunes this season, but a new year dip in form has threatened to cost the Gelsenkirchen outfit European qualification - click here to read the full story on Schalke's season so far

Watch: David Wagner's tactical revolution at Schalke!


Nickname: Die Wölfe (The Wolves)
Manager: Oliver Glasner
Current position: 7th
Top scorer: Wout Weghorst (11)
Player to watch: Weghorst

Season so far

Active on three fronts this season, Wolfsburg have had plenty of highs but some lows too following on from their top-six finish last season - click here for the full story on Wolfsburg's season so far

Wout Weghorst has been the driving force behind Wolfsburg's push towards Europe again this season. - 2019 DFL


Nickname: Die Breisgauer
Manager: Christian Streich
Current position: 8th
Top scorer: Nils Petersen (8)
Player to watch: Robin Koch

Season so far

Freiburg are on the cusp of a surprise return to Europe in 2019/20, but what has been their journey to this point - click here for the full story on Freiburg's season so far

Freiburg recorded their best-ever start to a Bundesliga season this campaign, and having drifted far from their course towards a surprise European spot. - Alexander Scheuber/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images


Nickname: Die Kraichgauer
Manager: Alfred Schreuder
Current position: 9th
Top scorer: Andrej Kramaric (7)
Player to watch: Munas Dabbur

Season so far

Hoffenheim have beaten Bayern, Dortmund and Leverkusen this season but it hasn't all been plain sailing - click here for the full story on Hoffenheim season so far

After a summer of big departures, Hoffenheim have steadied the ship with plenty of new faces at the PreZero Arena like Robert Skov (l.) and Ihlas Bebou (r.). - DFL


Nickname: Die Geißböcke (The Billy Goats)
Manager: Markus Gisdol
Current position: 10th
Top scorer: Jhon Cordoba (10)
Player to watch: Cordoba

Season so far

Cologne have had a rollercoaster ride on their return to the German top flight. But how did they turn things around so spectacularly after their very shaky start - click here for the full story on Cologne's season so far

Jhon Cordoba and his goals have been the driving force behind Colognes resurgence in their first season back in the Bundesliga. - 2019 DFL

Union Berlin

Nickname: Eisern Union (Iron Union)
Manager: Urs Fischer
Current position: 11th
Top scorer: Sebastian Andersson (11)
Player to watch: Andersson

Season so far

Union are enjoying a thrilling first season in the German top flight, but how have they managed to steer clear of the relegation zone - click here for the full story on Union's season so far

Watch: Union are one team who have used set-pieces to their advantage!

Eintracht Frankfurt

Nickname: Die Adler (The Eagles)
Manager: Adi Hütter
Current position: 12th
Top scorer: Goncalo Paciencia (7)
Player to watch: Filip Kostic

Season so far

Over two-thirds of the way into 2019/20, it's looking like Frankfurt may have to win the DFB Cup if they're to secure a third successive season of European football - click here for the full story on Frankfurt's season so far

Goncalo Paciencia (r.) is one reason why Eintracht Frankfurt still have hope of a late push up the table. - 2019 DFL

Hertha Berlin

Nickname: Die Alte Dame (The Old Lady)
Manager: Bruno Labbadia
Current position: 13th
Top scorer: Dodi Lukebakio (5)
Player to watch: Krzysztof Piatek/Matheus Cunha

Season so far

Hertha moved to bring in Piatek and Cunha in January to save a faltering season - early signs are that it might just work - click here for the full story on Hertha's season so far

Hertha Berlin are hoping that January signings Matheus Cunha and Krzysztof Piatek can steer the Old Lady clear of relegation trouble. - imago


Nickname: Die Fuggerstädter
Manager: Heiko Herrlich
Current position: 14th
Top scorer: Florian Niederlechner (11)
Player to watch: Niederlechner/Philipp Max

Season so far

Augsburg are no strangers to relegation battles, and while they are hovering just above the drop zone they still remain on course for a 10th straight year in the Bundesliga next season - click here for the full story on Augsburg's season so far

Philipp Max (l.) and Florian Niederlechner (r.) have been lethal in attack, but Augsburg still have work to do to ensure survival this season. - Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images


Nickname: Die Nullfünfer (The Zerofivers)
Manager: Achim Beierlorzer
Current position: 15th
Top scorer: Robin Quaison (12)
Player to watch: Quaison

Season so far

While 2019/20 has been an up-and-down campaign for Mainz as they seek to retain their Bundesliga status, it's certainly been one to remember for striker Quaison - click here for the full story on Mainz's season so far

Robin Quaison has quietly fired his way to fourth-spot in the Bundesliga's scoring charts this season. - Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images

Fortuna Düsseldorf

Nickname: Die Flingeraner
Manager: Üwe Rosler
Current position: 16th
Top scorer: Rouwen Hennings (11)
Player to watch: Hennings/Erik Thommy

Season so far

After comfortably surviving their first season back in the big time in 2018/19, Düsseldorf were looking to maintain their progress in the Bundesliga this season, but how has it gone - click here for the full story on Fortuna's season so far

Rouwen Hennings scored all 11 of his Bundesliga goals this season in the first half of the campaign - can he spark back into life before the final whistle is blown? - DFL

Werder Bremen

Nickname: Die Grün-Weißen (The Green-Whites)
Manager: Florian Kohfeldt
Current position: 17th
Top scorer: Milot Rashica (7)
Player to watch: Rashica/Josh Sargent

Season so far

Bremen are fighting for their Bundesliga lives 25 matches into 2019/20, but where there's Rashica and Josh Sargent, there's a way - click here for the full story on Bremen's season so far

Milot Rashica and Josh Sargent are two huge hopes on which Werder Bremen are relying in their fight against relegation. - DFL


Nickname: None
Manager: Steffen Baumgart
Current position: 18th
Top scorer: Streli Mamba (5)
Player to watch: Mamba

Season so far

Paderborn may be propping up the Bundesliga table, but they've provided plenty of entertainment with the likes of Mamba, Abdelhamid Sabiri and Kai Pröger in attack - click here for the full story on Paderborn's season so far

Streli Mamba's flair in attack could play a vital role for Paderborn as they go in search of every possible point in their fight against an immediate return to Bundesliga 2. - DFL / Getty Images / Jörg Schüler