The German Football League is a professional football league in Germany. It is divided into two divisions, northern and southern, and it has a budget of nearly $1.5 billion, more than twice that of the English Premier League. There are also a number of fully amateur divisions. The German Football League has a national television audience and a large fan base. The average salary for a player is significantly higher than in the USL-1/3MLS Pro or the Liga Expansion in Mexico, but still lower than that of the English Football League one.
The German Football League was first formed in 1974. The decision to establish a league was made the year before. The league initially consisted of two divisions with twenty teams each. However, after reunification, East German teams started participating in the league, leading to the reduction of the number of teams to eighteen. The league briefly returned to two divisions, but was reduced to just one league in 1992. Since then, the German football league has consisted of eighteen participating teams.
Bayern Munich and Borussia Monchengladbach were the first two teams to join the league. These teams won the German title only once in the league’s history. However, the clubs were the only ones to win the title between 1969 and 1977. The club’s glory days were during the seventies, when they had Hennes Weisweiler as coach and Udo Lattek as his assistant. In that span, the team won five Bundesliga trophies, two UEFA Cups, and reached the final of the Champions League.