Profile of Bayer Leverkusen football club

by on April 18, 2011
in Football Clubs


After an initiative taken by employees of Friedrich Bayer and Company, a sports club by the name of Bayer Leverkusen was formed in 1904. It was initially a sports club which was involved in a number of sports but the most famous sporting department eventually proved to be the football club.

It was not until 1988 that the Bayer Leverkusen football club was noted as a major German club, up until their victory against Espanyol FC which helped them lift the UEFA Cup final. The club is known for it’s attacking football style but has never been able to perform up to it’s true potential in the German Bundesliga. Having had talents like Michael Ballack and Ze Roberto, they have not been able to capitalize on this and did not win any major trophies.

Bayern Leverkusen football club almost got relegated in the 2002-2003 season but thankfully they survived the embarrassment. Thanks to Klaus Augenthaler whose exceptional management skills not only saved the club for relegation but he also exalted the standard of the club’s game and led them to a 3rd place finish the Bundesliga along with a birth in the Champions league.

Recent times may have seen a slight deterioration in the performance of Bayer Leverkusen football club but they have been working hard and have cemented a name for themselves in European football.