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Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Leverkusen celebrate a Bundesliga goal ©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.

Club records
Most league appearances: Rüdiger Vollborn (401)
Most league goals: Ulf Kirsten (182)
Record victory: FC Stahl Brandenburg 0-11 Leverkusen (German Cup, 13 March 1994)
Record defeat: Hannover 96 6-1 Leverkusen (Bundesliga, 26 March 1988)

Last updated: 19/01/11 17.37CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 12/09/2014 02:00 CET
SV Alemannia WaldalgesheimSV Alemannia Waldalgesheim0-6LeverkusenLeverkusen
KøbenhavnKøbenhavn2-3LeverkusenLeverkusen
DortmundDortmund0-2LeverkusenLeverkusen
LeverkusenLeverkusen4-0KøbenhavnKøbenhavn
LeverkusenLeverkusen4-2HerthaHertha
LeverkusenLeverkusen20:30BremenBremen
MonacoMonaco20:45LeverkusenLeverkusen
WolfsburgWolfsburg15:30LeverkusenLeverkusen
LeverkusenLeverkusen20:00AugsburgAugsburg
FreiburgFreiburg15:30LeverkusenLeverkusen
LeverkusenLeverkusen20:45BenficaBenfica
LeverkusenLeverkusen15:30PaderbornPaderborn
StuttgartStuttgart15:30LeverkusenLeverkusen
LeverkusenLeverkusen20:45ZenitZenit
LeverkusenLeverkusen18:30SchalkeSchalke
HamburgHamburg15:30LeverkusenLeverkusen
ZenitZenit18:00LeverkusenLeverkusen
LeverkusenLeverkusen15:30MainzMainz
HannoverHannover15:30LeverkusenLeverkusen
LeverkusenLeverkusen20:45MonacoMonaco
LeverkusenLeverkusen15:30KölnKöln
BayernBayern15:30LeverkusenLeverkusen
BenficaBenfica20:45LeverkusenLeverkusen
LeverkusenLeverkusen15:30MönchengladbachMönchengladbach
HoffenheimHoffenheim20:00LeverkusenLeverkusen
LeverkusenLeverkusen15:30Eintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt
LeverkusenLeverkusen15:30DortmundDortmund
HerthaHertha20:00LeverkusenLeverkusen
BremenBremen15:30LeverkusenLeverkusen
LeverkusenLeverkusen15:30WolfsburgWolfsburg
AugsburgAugsburg15:30LeverkusenLeverkusen
LeverkusenLeverkusen15:30FreiburgFreiburg
PaderbornPaderborn15:30LeverkusenLeverkusen
LeverkusenLeverkusen15:30StuttgartStuttgart
SchalkeSchalke15:30LeverkusenLeverkusen
LeverkusenLeverkusen15:30HamburgHamburg
MainzMainz15:30LeverkusenLeverkusen
LeverkusenLeverkusen15:30HannoverHannover
KölnKöln15:30LeverkusenLeverkusen
LeverkusenLeverkusen15:30BayernBayern
MönchengladbachMönchengladbach15:30LeverkusenLeverkusen
LeverkusenLeverkusen15:30HoffenheimHoffenheim
Eintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt15:30LeverkusenLeverkusen

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:  9
  • 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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