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Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Leverkusen celebrate a Bundesliga goal in the 2012/13 campaign ©AFP/Getty Images

Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Formed: 1904
Nickname: Werkself (Factory XI)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Champion Clubs' Cup: (2002)
• UEFA Cup: 1988

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• German Cup: 1 (1993)

History
• In 1903, 170 workers at the Bayer chemical plant signed a petition requesting the foundation of a company sports club; the management acceded to their request the following year and the football division opened in 1907, though they achieved little of note in its early decades.

• Leverkusen were still playing in the second tier of the Regionalliga West when the Bundesliga was founded in 1963 and while they remained an unremarkable side for the next 15 years, they made a siginificant breakthrough when they won promotion to the top division for the 1979/80 season; they have not been relegated since.

• Leverkusen's first Bundesliga seasons were a struggle, but coach Erich Ribbeck's arrival in the mid-1980s led to improved results; they competed in the UEFA Cup for the first time in 1986/87 and won the competition the following season, recovering from a 3-0 first-leg deficit against RCD Espanyol to win the trophy on penalties at home.

• Following reunification Leverkusen had great success in nurturing talent from the former East Germany, the likes of Andreas Thom, Jens Melzig and Ulf Kirsten combining with Brazilian stars Jorginho and Paulo Sérgio to establish Leverkusen among Germany's top sides; they won the 1993 German Cup, beating Hertha BSC Berlin's reserves 1-0 in the final.

• Leverkusen's stock rose even higher in the 1990s and early 2000s as they finished second in the Bundesliga three times and under Klaus Toppmöller lost out to Zinédine Zidane's wonder-goal in the 2001/02 UEFA Champions League final; they also reached the German Cup final in the same campaign.

* Last updated 20 June 2013

Last updated: 23/01/14 13.39CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 08/07/2014 01:50 CET
23 August 2014 - German Bundesliga
DortmundLeverkusen
Referee: TBD – Dortmund
07/08/2014 01:56:31
30 August 2014 - German Bundesliga
LeverkusenHertha
Referee: TBD – Leverkusen
07/08/2014 01:56:31
12 September 2014 - German Bundesliga
LeverkusenBremen
Referee: TBD – Leverkusen
07/08/2014 01:56:31
21 September 2014 - German Bundesliga
WolfsburgLeverkusen
Referee: TBD – Wolfsburg
07/08/2014 01:46:02
24 September 2014 - German Bundesliga
LeverkusenAugsburg
Referee: TBD – Leverkusen
07/08/2014 01:56:46
27 September 2014 - German Bundesliga
FreiburgLeverkusen
Referee: TBD
07/08/2014 01:56:46
4 October 2014 - German Bundesliga
LeverkusenPaderborn
Referee: TBD – Leverkusen
07/08/2014 01:56:47
18 October 2014 - German Bundesliga
StuttgartLeverkusen
Referee: TBD – Stuttgart
07/08/2014 01:56:47
25 October 2014 - German Bundesliga
LeverkusenSchalke
Referee: TBD – Leverkusen
07/08/2014 01:56:47
1 November 2014 - German Bundesliga
HamburgLeverkusen
Referee: TBD – Hamburg
07/08/2014 01:54:02
8 November 2014 - German Bundesliga
LeverkusenMainz
Referee: TBD – Leverkusen
07/08/2014 01:57:01
22 November 2014 - German Bundesliga
HannoverLeverkusen
Referee: TBD
07/08/2014 01:57:02
29 November 2014 - German Bundesliga
LeverkusenKöln
Referee: TBD – Leverkusen
07/08/2014 01:50:46
6 December 2014 - German Bundesliga
BayernLeverkusen
Referee: TBD – München
07/08/2014 01:23:16
13 December 2014 - German Bundesliga
LeverkusenMönchengladbach
Referee: TBD – Leverkusen
07/08/2014 01:57:02
17 December 2014 - German Bundesliga
HoffenheimLeverkusen
Referee: TBD
07/08/2014 01:57:16
20 December 2014 - German Bundesliga
LeverkusenEintracht Frankfurt
Referee: TBD – Leverkusen
07/08/2014 01:57:16
31 January 2015 - German Bundesliga
LeverkusenDortmund
Referee: TBD – Leverkusen
07/08/2014 01:57:17
4 February 2015 - German Bundesliga
HerthaLeverkusen
Referee: TBD – Berlin
07/08/2014 01:57:31
7 February 2015 - German Bundesliga
BremenLeverkusen
Referee: TBD – Bremen
07/08/2014 01:57:31
14 February 2015 - German Bundesliga
LeverkusenWolfsburg
Referee: TBD – Leverkusen
07/08/2014 01:46:46
21 February 2015 - German Bundesliga
AugsburgLeverkusen
Referee: TBD – Augsburg
07/08/2014 01:57:32
28 February 2015 - German Bundesliga
LeverkusenFreiburg
Referee: TBD – Leverkusen
07/08/2014 01:57:47
7 March 2015 - German Bundesliga
PaderbornLeverkusen
Referee: TBD – Paderborn
07/08/2014 01:57:47
14 March 2015 - German Bundesliga
LeverkusenStuttgart
Referee: TBD – Leverkusen
07/08/2014 01:57:47
21 March 2015 - German Bundesliga
SchalkeLeverkusen
Referee: TBD – Gelsenkirchen
07/08/2014 01:58:02
4 April 2015 - German Bundesliga
LeverkusenHamburg
Referee: TBD – Leverkusen
07/08/2014 01:55:01
11 April 2015 - German Bundesliga
MainzLeverkusen
Referee: TBD – Mainz
07/08/2014 01:58:01
18 April 2015 - German Bundesliga
LeverkusenHannover
Referee: TBD – Leverkusen
07/08/2014 01:58:02
25 April 2015 - German Bundesliga
KölnLeverkusen
Referee: TBD – Cologne
07/08/2014 01:51:02
2 May 2015 - German Bundesliga
LeverkusenBayern
Referee: TBD – Leverkusen
07/08/2014 01:24:31
9 May 2015 - German Bundesliga
MönchengladbachLeverkusen
Referee: TBD – Monchengladbach
07/08/2014 01:58:16
16 May 2015 - German Bundesliga
LeverkusenHoffenheim
Referee: TBD – Leverkusen
07/08/2014 01:58:31
23 May 2015 - German Bundesliga
Eintracht FrankfurtLeverkusen
Referee: TBD – Frankfurt am Main
07/08/2014 01:58:32

Trophy cabinet

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    13/08/1997, Leverkusen 6-1 Dinamo Tbilisi, Leverkusen
  • Biggest defeat:
    07/03/2012, Barcelona 7-1 Leverkusen, Barcelona
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  8
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:  1
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  13
  • Appearances in UEFA Intertoto Cup:  1
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 75
    Bernd Schneider (  GER)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 35
    Ulf Kirsten (  GER)
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