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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: 14/04/2014 01:53 CET
3 August 2013 - German DFB Cup, First round
SV Lippstadt 081-6Leverkusen
Referee: not available
08/14/2013 21:20:14
10 August 2013 - German Bundesliga
Leverkusen3-1Freiburg
Referee: not available – Leverkusen
10/30/2013 18:04:41
17 August 2013 - German Bundesliga
Stuttgart0-1Leverkusen
Referee: not available – Stuttgart
01/29/2014 21:15:47
24 August 2013 - German Bundesliga
Leverkusen4-2Mönchengladbach
Referee: not available – Leverkusen
10/30/2013 16:22:06
31 August 2013 - German Bundesliga
Schalke2-0Leverkusen
Referee: not available – Gelsenkirchen
10/31/2013 11:21:20
14 September 2013 - German Bundesliga
Leverkusen3-1Wolfsburg
Referee: not available – Leverkusen
03/28/2014 21:27:35
Man. United4-2Leverkusen
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN) – Stadium: Old Trafford, Manchester (ENG)
10/06/2013 13:08:21
21 September 2013 - German Bundesliga
Mainz1-4Leverkusen
Referee: not available – Mainz
11/05/2013 14:39:14
24 September 2013 - German DFB Cup, Second round
Arminia0-2Leverkusen
Referee: not available – Bielefeld
10/06/2013 13:08:21
28 September 2013 - German Bundesliga
Leverkusen2-0Hannover
Referee: not available – Leverkusen
11/19/2013 09:06:59
Leverkusen2-1Real Sociedad
Referee: Sergei Karasev (RUS) – Stadium: BayArena, Leverkusen (GER)
10/06/2013 13:08:21
5 October 2013 - German Bundesliga
Leverkusen1-1Bayern
Referee: not available – Leverkusen
11/05/2013 13:59:45
18 October 2013 - German Bundesliga
Hoffenheim1-2Leverkusen
Referee: not available
11/05/2013 14:39:01
Leverkusen4-0Shakhtar Donetsk
Referee: Stéphane Lannoy (FRA) – Stadium: BayArena, Leverkusen (GER)
10/25/2013 13:42:38
26 October 2013 - German Bundesliga
Leverkusen2-1Augsburg
Referee: not available – Leverkusen
10/28/2013 16:56:18
2 November 2013 - German Bundesliga
Braunschweig1-0Leverkusen
Referee: not available – Braunschweig
11/03/2013 20:37:43
Shakhtar Donetsk0-0Leverkusen
Referee: William Collum (SCO) – Stadium: Donbass Arena, Donetsk (UKR)
11/07/2013 09:11:24
9 November 2013 - German Bundesliga
Leverkusen5-3Hamburg
Referee: not available – Leverkusen
11/12/2013 16:09:01
23 November 2013 - German Bundesliga
Hertha0-1Leverkusen
Referee: not available – Berlin
11/27/2013 11:45:29
Leverkusen0-5Man. United
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR) – Stadium: BayArena, Leverkusen (GER)
12/10/2013 10:41:59
30 November 2013 - German Bundesliga
Leverkusen3-0Nürnberg
Referee: not available – Leverkusen
12/03/2013 10:23:36
4 December 2013 - German DFB Cup, Third round
Freiburg1-2Leverkusen
Referee: not available
12/04/2013 21:53:24
7 December 2013 - German Bundesliga
Dortmund0-1Leverkusen
Referee: not available – Dortmund
01/24/2014 21:26:44
Real Sociedad0-1Leverkusen
Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (NOR) – Stadium: Anoeta, San Sebastian (ESP)
12/16/2013 13:18:54
15 December 2013 - German Bundesliga
Leverkusen0-1Eintracht Frankfurt
Referee: not available – Leverkusen
12/16/2013 23:05:05
21 December 2013 - German Bundesliga
Bremen1-0Leverkusen
Referee: not available – Bremen
12/22/2013 09:42:32
25 January 2014 - German Bundesliga
Freiburg3-2Leverkusen
Referee: not available
01/28/2014 09:03:31
1 February 2014 - German Bundesliga
Leverkusen2-1Stuttgart
Referee: not available – Leverkusen
02/03/2014 19:23:31
7 February 2014 - German Bundesliga
Mönchengladbach0-1Leverkusen
Referee: not available – Monchengladbach
02/11/2014 09:49:39
12 February 2014 - German DFB Cup, Quarter-finals
Leverkusen0-1Kaiserslautern
Kaiserslautern win after extra time
Referee: not available – Leverkusen
02/12/2014 21:24:13
15 February 2014 - German Bundesliga
Leverkusen1-2Schalke
Referee: not available – Leverkusen
02/18/2014 16:28:16
Leverkusen0-4Paris
Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN) – Stadium: BayArena, Leverkusen (GER)
02/20/2014 08:09:48
22 February 2014 - German Bundesliga
Wolfsburg3-1Leverkusen
Referee: not available – Wolfsburg
03/17/2014 15:05:09
1 March 2014 - German Bundesliga
Leverkusen0-1Mainz
Referee: not available – Leverkusen
03/03/2014 22:24:40
8 March 2014 - German Bundesliga
Hannover1-1Leverkusen
Referee: not available
03/10/2014 21:11:54
Paris2-1Leverkusen
Aggregate: 6-1
Referee: Ivan Bebek (CRO) – Stadium: Parc des Princes, Paris (FRA)
03/26/2014 11:09:46
15 March 2014 - German Bundesliga
Bayern2-1Leverkusen
Referee: not available – München
03/19/2014 15:43:38
23 March 2014 - German Bundesliga
Leverkusen2-3Hoffenheim
Referee: not available – Leverkusen
03/23/2014 20:47:40
26 March 2014 - German Bundesliga
Augsburg1-3Leverkusen
Referee: not available – Augsburg
03/27/2014 15:20:18
29 March 2014 - German Bundesliga
Leverkusen1-1Braunschweig
Referee: not available – Leverkusen
04/01/2014 15:44:49
4 April 2014 - German Bundesliga
Hamburg2-1Leverkusen
Referee: not available – Hamburg
04/05/2014 22:16:31
13 April 2014 - German Bundesliga
Leverkusen2-1Hertha
Referee: Tobias Stieler
20 April 2014 - German Bundesliga
NürnbergLeverkusen
Referee: TBD
03/17/2014 13:55:09
26 April 2014 - German Bundesliga
LeverkusenDortmund
Referee: TBD – Leverkusen
03/17/2014 13:55:12
3 May 2014 - German Bundesliga
Eintracht FrankfurtLeverkusen
Referee: TBD – Frankfurt am Main
08/05/2013 20:34:49
10 May 2014 - German Bundesliga
LeverkusenBremen
Referee: TBD – Leverkusen
08/05/2013 20:36:04

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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