Twelve clubs have got their hands on the Bundesliga’s Meisterschale, with Bayern Munich leading the way with 28 titles. - © Witters for DFL
Twelve clubs have got their hands on the Bundesliga’s Meisterschale, with Bayern Munich leading the way with 28 titles. - © Witters for DFL
bundesliga

German champions in the Bundesliga

A total of 12 clubs have been crowned champions of Germany since the Bundesliga began as the country’s nationwide championship in 1963. Bayern Munich lead the way with their record 28 titles, while Borussia Dortmund, Werder Bremen, Hamburg, VfB Stuttgart, Cologne and Kaiserslautern have all lifted the Meisterschale multiple times.

bundesliga.com takes you through all the champions in 56 years of the league, which began with 16 teams in 1963 when two points were awarded for a win.

1963/64 – Cologne
Coach: Georg Knöpfle
Champions with 45 points ahead of Meiderich in second (39 points).
Karl-Heinz Thielen was Cologne's top scorer with 16 goals.
Uwe Seeler (Hamburg) was the league's top scorer with 30 goals.

In 2014 Cologne fans marked 50 years since becoming the first Bundesliga champions. - imago images / Mika Volkmann

1964/65 – Werder Bremen
Coach: Willi Multhaup
Champions with 41 points ahead of Cologne in second (38 points).
Klaus Matischak was Bremen's top scorer with 12 goals.
Rudolf Brunnenmeier (1860 Munich) was the league's top scorer with 24 goals.

1965/66 – 1860 Munich
Coach: Max Merkel
Champions with 50 points (league expanded from 16 to 18 teams) ahead of Borussia Dortmund in second (47 points).
Timo Konietzka was 1860's top scorer with 26 goals.
Lothar Emmerich (Borussia Dortmund) was the league's top scorer with 31 goals.

1966/67 – Eintracht Braunschweig
Coach: Helmuth Johannsen
Champions with 43 points ahead of 1860 Munich in second (41 points).
Lothar Ulsaß was Braunschweig's top scorer with 14 goals.
Gerd Müller (Bayern Munich) and Lothar Emmerich (Borussia Dortmund) were the league's top scorers with 28 goals.

1967/68 – Nuremberg
Coach: Max Merkel (2nd title)
Champions with 47 points ahead of Werder Bremen in second (44 points).
Franz Brungs was Nuremberg's top scorer with 25 goals.
Johannes Löhr (Cologne) was the league's top scorer with 27 goals.

1968/69 – Bayern Munich
Coach: Branko Zebec
Champions with 46 points ahead of Alemannia Aachen in second (38 points).
Gerd Müller (Bayern Munich) was top scorer with 30 goals.

Bayern’s tifo in the 2019 Klassiker honoured the club’s double-winning side of 1968/69. - imago images/Nordphoto

1969/70 – Borussia Mönchengladbach
Coach: Hennes Weisweiler
Champions with 51 points ahead of Bayern Munich in second (47 points).
Herbert Laumen was Gladbach's top scorer with 19 goals.
Gerd Müller (Bayern Munich) was the league's top scorer with 38 goals.

1970/71 – Borussia Mönchengladbach (2nd title)
Coach: Hennes Weisweiler (2nd title)
Champions with 50 points ahead of Bayern Munich in second (48 points).
Herbert Laumen was Gladbach's top scorer with 20 goals.
Lothar Kobluhn (Rot-Weiß Oberhausen) was the league's top scorer with 24 goals.

1971/72 – Bayern Munich (2nd title)
Coach: Udo Lattek
Champions with 55 points ahead of Schalke in second (52 points).
Gerd Müller (Bayern Munich) was top scorer with 40 goals (a season record).

1972/73 – Bayern Munich (3rd title)
Coach: Udo Lattek (2nd title)
Champions with 54 points ahead of Cologne in second (43 points).
Gerd Müller (Bayern Munich) was top scorer with 36 goals.

1973/74 – Bayern Munich (4th title)
Coach: Udo Lattek (3rd title)
Champions with 49 points ahead of Borussia Mönchengladbach in second (48 points).
Gerd Müller (Bayern Munich) and Jupp Heynckes (Borussia Mönchengladbach) were top scorers with 30 goals.

1974/75 – Borussia Mönchengladbach (3rd title)
Coach: Hennes Weisweiler (3rd title)
Champions with 50 points ahead of Hertha Berlin in second (44 points).
Jupp Heynckes (Borussia Mönchengladbach) was top scorer with 27 goals.

Borussia Mönchengladbach were the dominant force in the Bundesliga during the 1970s. - imago images/Horstmüller

1975/76 – Borussia Mönchengladbach (4th title)
Coach: Udo Lattek (4th title)
Champions with 45 points ahead of Hamburg in second (41 points).
Allan Simonsen was Gladbach's top scorer with 16 goals.
Klaus Fischer (Schalke) was the league's top scorer with 29 goals.

1976/77 – Borussia Mönchengladbach (5th title)
Coach: Udo Lattek (5th title)
Champions with 44 points ahead of Schalke in second (43 points).
Jupp Heynckes was Gladbach's top scorer with 15 goals.
Dieter Müller (Cologne) was the league's top scorer with 34 goals.

1977/78 – Cologne (2nd title)
Coach: Hennes Weisweiler (4th title)
Champions with 48 points and +45 goal difference ahead of Borussia Mönchengladbach in second (48 points, +42 goal difference).
Gerd Müller (Bayern Munich) and Dieter Müller (Cologne) were top scorers with 24 goals.

1978/79 – Hamburg
Coach: Branko Zebec (2nd title)
Champions with 49 points ahead of VfB Stuttgart in second (48 points).
Kevin Keegan was Hamburg's top scorer with 17 goals.
Klaus Allofs (Fortuna Düsseldorf) was the league's top scorer with 22 goals.

England legend Kevin Keegan was part of the Hamburg side that won the Bundesliga for the first time. - gettyimages

1979/80 – Bayern Munich (5th title)
Coach: Pal Csernai
Champions with 50 points ahead of Hamburg in second (48 points).
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (Bayern Munich) was top scorer with 26 goals.

1980/81 – Bayern Munich (6th title)
Coach: Pal Csernai (2nd title)
Champions with 53 points ahead of Hamburg in second (49 points).
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (Bayern Munich) was top scorer with 29 goals.

1981/82 – Hamburg (2nd title)
Coach: Ernst Happel
Champions with 48 points ahead of Cologne in second (45 points).
Horst Hrubesch (Hamburg) was top scorer with 27 goals.

1982/83 – Hamburg (3rd title)
Coach: Ernst Happel (2nd title)
Champions with 52 points and +46 goal difference ahead of Werder Bremen in second (52 points and +38 goal difference).
Horst Hrubesch was Hamburg's top scorer with 18 goals.
Rudi Völler (Werder Bremen) was the league's top scorer with 23 goals.

1983/84 – VfB Stuttgart
Coach: Helmut Benthaus
Champions with 48 points and +46 goal difference ahead of Hamburg in second (48 points and +39 goal difference) and Borussia Mönchengladbach in third (48 points and +33 goal difference).
Peter Reichert was Stuttgart's top scorer with 13 goals.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (Bayern Munich) was the league's top scorer with 26 goals.

Stuttgart finally got their hands on the Meisterschale in 1984 by the slimmest of margins. - imago/Sportfoto Rudel

1984/85 – Bayern Munich (7th title)
Coach: Udo Lattek (6th title)
Champions with 50 points ahead of Werder Bremen in second (46 points).
Lothar Matthäus was Bayern's top scorer with 16 goals.
Klaus Allofs (Cologne) was the league's top scorer with 26 goals.

1985/86 – Bayern Munich (8th title)
Coach: Udo Lattek (7th title)
Champions with 49 points and +51 goal difference ahead of Werder Bremen in second (49 points and +42 goal difference).
Dieter Hoeneß was Bayern's top scorer with 15 goals.
Stefan Kuntz (Bochum) was the league's top scorer with 22 goals.

1986/87 – Bayern Munich (9th title)
Coach: Udo Lattek (8th title – record!)
Champions with 53 points ahead of Hamburg in second (47 points).
Lothar Matthäus was Bayern's top scorer with 14 goals.
Uwe Rahn (Borussia Mönchengladbach) was the league's top scorer with 24 goals.

Udo Lattek won the last of his record eight Bundesliga titles as a coach in 1987 with Bayern. - imago sportfotodienst

1987/88 – Werder Bremen (2nd title)
Coach: Otto Rehhagel
Champions with 52 points ahead of Bayern Munich in second (48 points).
Karl-Heinz Riedle was Bremen's top scorer with 18 goals.
Jürgen Klinsmann (VfB Stuttgart) was the league's top scorer with 19 goals.

1988/89 – Bayern Munich (10th title)
Coach: Jupp Heynckes
Champions with 50 points ahead of Cologne in second (45 points).
Roland Wohlfarth (Bayern Munich) and Thomas Allofs (Cologne) were top scorers with 17 goals.

1989/90 – Bayern Munich (11th title)
Coach: Jupp Heynckes (2nd title)
Champions with 49 points ahead of Cologne in second (43 points).
Roland Wohlfarth was Bayern's top scorer with 13 goals.
Jörn Andersen (Eintracht Frankfurt) was the league's top scorer with 18 goals.

1990/91 – Kaiserslautern
Coach: Karl-Heinz Feldkamp
Champions with 48 points ahead of Bayern Munich in second (45 points).
Stefan Kuntz was Kaiserslautern's top scorer with 11 goals.
Roland Wohlfarth (Bayern Munich) was the league's top scorer with 21 goals.

1991/92 – VfB Stuttgart (2nd title)
Coach: Christoph Daum
Champions with 52 points and +30 goal difference (league expanded from 18 to 20 teams) ahead of Borussia Dortmund in second (52 points and +19 goal difference).
Fritz Walter (VfB Stuttgart) was top scorer with 22 goals.

1992/93 – Werder Bremen (3rd title)
Coach: Otto Rehhagel (2nd title)
Champions with 48 points (league reduced from 20 to 18 teams) ahead of Bayern Munich in second (47 points).
Wynton Rufer was Bremen's top scorer with 17 goals.
Ulf Kirsten (Bayer Leverkusen) and Anthony Yeboah (Eintracht Frankfurt) were the league's top scorers with 20 goals.

Otto Rehhagel masterminded Bremen’s two Bundesliga titles during the 1980s and 90s. - imago/Schumann

1993/94 – Bayern Munich (12th title)
Coach: Erich Ribbeck/Franz Beckenbauer
Champions with 44 points ahead of Kaiserslautern in second (43 points).
Mehmet Scholl and Adolfo Valencia were Bayern's top scorers with 11 goals.
Stefan Kuntz (Kaiserslautern) and Anthony Yeboah (Eintracht Frankfurt) were the league's top scorers with 18 goals.

1994/95 – Borussia Dortmund
Coach: Ottmar Hitzfeld
Champions with 49 points ahead of Werder Bremen in second (48 points).
Michael Zorc was Dortmund's top scorer with 15 goals.
Mario Basler (Werder Bremen) and Heiko Herrlich (Borussia Mönchengladbach) were the league's top scorers with 20 goals.

1995/96 – Borussia Dortmund (2nd title)
Coach: Ottmar Hitzfeld (2nd title)
Champions with 68 points (first season when three points were awarded for a win) ahead of Bayern Munich in second (62 points).
Michael Zorc was Dortmund's top scorer with 15 goals.
Fredi Bobic (VfB Stuttart) was the league's top scorer with 17 goals.

1996/97 – Bayern Munich (13th title)
Coach: Giovanni Trapattoni
Champions with 71 points ahead of Bayer Leverkusen in second (69 points).
Jürgen Klinsmann was Bayern's top scorer with 15 goals.
Ulf Kirsten (Bayer Leverkusen) was the league's top scorer with 22 goals.

1997/98 – Kaiserslautern (2nd title)
Coach: Otto Rehhagel (3rd title)
Champions with 68 points (only promoted team to win the Bundesliga) ahead of Bayern Munich in second (66 points).
Olaf Maschall was Kaiserslautern's top scorer with 21 goals.
Ulf Kirsten (Bayer Leverkusen) was the league's top scorer with 22 goals.

Rehhagel’s third Meisterschale was the most unique as Kaiserslautern became the first promoted club to win the Bundesliga in 1997/98. - imago/Stockhoff

1998/99 – Bayern Munich (14th title)
Coach: Ottmar Hitzfeld (3rd title)
Champions with 78 points ahead of Bayer Leverkusen in second (63 points).
Giovane Elber and Carsten Jancker were Bayern's top scorers with 13 goals.
Michael Preetz (Hertha Berlin) was the league's top scorer with 23 goals.

1999/2000 – Bayern Munich (15th title)
Coach: Ottmar Hitzfeld (4th title)
Champions with 73 points and +45 goal difference ahead of Bayer Leverkusen in second (73 points and +38 goal difference).
Giovane Elber was Bayern's top scorer with 14 goals.
Martin Max (1860 Munich) was the league's top scorer with 19 goals.

2000/01 – Bayern Munich (16th title)
Coach: Ottmar Hitzfeld (5th title)
Champions with 63 points ahead of Schalke in second (62 points).
Giovane Elber was Bayern's top scorer with 15 goals.
Sergej Barbarez (Hamburg) was the league's top scorer with 22 goals.

2001/02 – Borussia Dortmund (3rd title)
Coach: Matthias Sammer
Champions with 70 points ahead of Bayer Leverkusen in second (69 points).
Marcio Amoroso (Borussia Dortmund) and Martin Max (1860 Munich) were top scorers with 18 goals.

Former player Matthias Sammer restored Dortmund to the glory years with the title in 2002. - Bongarts

2002/03 – Bayern Munich (17th title)
Coach: Ottmar Hitzfeld (6th title)
Champions with 75 points ahead of VfB Stuttgart in second (59 points).
Giovane Elber (Bayern Munich) and Thomas Christiansen (Bochum) were top scorers with 21 goals.

2003/04 – Werder Bremen (4th title)
Coach: Thomas Schaaf
Champions with 74 points ahead of Bayern Munich in second (68 points).
Ailton (Werder Bremen) was top scorer with 28 goals.

2004/05 – Bayern Munich (18th title)
Coach: Felix Magath
Champions with 77 points ahead of Schalke in second (63 points).
Roy Makaay was Bayern's top scorer with 22 goals.
Marek Mintal (Nuremberg) was the league's top scorer with 24 goals.

2005/06 – Bayern Munich (19th title)
Coach: Felix Magath (2nd title)
Champions with 75 points ahead of Werder Bremen in second (70 points).
Roy Makaay was Bayern's top scorer with 17 goals.
Miroslav Klose (Werder Bremen) was the league's top scorer with 25 goals.

2006/07 – VfB Stuttgart (3rd title)
Coach: Armin Veh
Champions with 70 points ahead of Schalke in second (68 points).
Mario Gomez was Stuttgart's top scorer with 14 goals.
Theofanis Gekas (Bochum) was the league's top scorer with 20 goals.

2007/08 – Bayern Munich (20th title)
Coach: Ottmar Hitzfeld (7th title)
Champions with 76 points ahead of Werder Bremen in second (66 points).
Luca Toni (Bayern Munich) was top scorer with 24 goals.

2008/09 – Wolfsburg
Coach: Felix Magath (3rd title)
Champions with 69 points ahead of Bayern Munich in second (67 points).
Grafite (Wolfsburg) was top scorer with 28 goals.

After winning back-to-back titles with Bayern, Felix Magath led Wolfsburg to their first Bundesliga triumph. - imago sportfotodienst

2009/10 – Bayern Munich (21st title)
Coach: Louis van Gaal
Champions with 70 points ahead of Schalke in second (65 points).
Arjen Robben was Bayern's top scorer with 16 goals.
Edin Dzeko (Wolfsburg) was the league's top scorer with 22 goals.

2010/11 – Borussia Dortmund (4th title)
Coach: Jürgen Klopp
Champions with 75 points ahead of Bayer Leverkusen in second (68 points).
Lucas Barrios was Dortmund's top scorer with 16 goals.
Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich) was the league's top scorer with 28 goals.

2011/12 – Borussia Dortmund (5th title)
Coach: Jürgen Klopp (2nd title)
Champions with 81 points ahead of Bayern Munich in second (73 points).
Robert Lewandowski was Dortmund's top scorer with 22 goals.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke) was the league's top scorer with 29 goals.

Jürgen Klopp was the last Borussia Dortmund coach to steer BVB to the Bundesliga title. - 2012 Getty Images

2012/13 – Bayern Munich (22nd title)
Coach: Jupp Heynckes (3rd title)
Champions with 91 points (record) ahead of Borussia Dortmund in second (66 points).
Mario Mandzukic was Bayern's top scorer with 15 goals.
Stefan Kießling (Bayer Leverkusen) was the league's top scorer with 25 goals.

2013/14 – Bayern Munich (23rd title)
Coach: Pep Guardiola
Champions with 90 points ahead of Borussia Dortmund in second (71 points).
Mario Mandzukic was Bayern's top scorer with 18 goals.
Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund) was the league's top scorer with 20 goals.

2014/15 – Bayern Munich (24th title)
Coach: Pep Guardiola (2nd title)
Champions with 79 points ahead of Wolfsburg in second (69 points).
Robert Lewandowski was Bayern's top scorer with 17 goals.
Alexander Meier (Eintracht Frankfurt) was the league's top scorer with 19 goals.

2015/16 – Bayern Munich (25th title)
Coach: Pep Guardiola (3rd title)
Champions with 88 points ahead of Borussia Dortmund in second (78 points).
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) was top scorer with 30 goals.

2016/17 – Bayern Munich (26th title)
Coach: Carlo Ancelotti
Champions with 82 points ahead of RB Leipzig in second (67 points).
Robert Lewandowski was Bayern's top scorer with 30 goals.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) was the league's top scorer with 31 goals.

2017/18 – Bayern Munich (27th title)
Coach: Carlo Ancelotti/Willy Sangol (caretaker)/Jupp Heynckes (4th title)
Champions with 84 points ahead of Schalke in second (63 points).
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) was top scorer with 29 goals.

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2018/19 – Bayern Munich (28th title)
Coach: Niko Kovac
Champions with 78 points ahead of Borussia Dortmund in second (76 points).
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) was top scorer with 22 goals.