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From Booze to Condoms and Heavy Metal: a Brief history of Bundesliga Shirt Sponsors


The decision of third division Erzgebirge Aue to eschew a shirt sponsor and use their own fans as the visual on the front of their shirts next season has become a talking point recently. Kumpelverein – weil wir anders sind (because we’re different) goes against the grain of clubs selling out to big business so that brands and companies can […]

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Ten Bundesliga Doppelgängers


They say there is a person out there somewhere that is your exact likeness- your doppelgänger. The Bundesliga too is rife with players, trainers and presidents who bear an uncanny resemblance to another famous person. Take a look at these pairs separated at birth for a bit of light-hearted merriment. First up we have Hannover 96 president Martin Kind. Aside […]

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Top 25 Bundesliga Players 2014/15: 5-1


Need to catch up on the countdown? Review our earlier selections 25-21, 20-16, 15-11 and 10-6 by clicking the links.  The countdown of our choices for top 25 players of the 2014-15 Bundesliga season ends with a top five that’s hard to beat.  Two of our picks missed the end of the season with injury, but were so outstanding when healthy that they graded out among […]

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Top 25 Bundesliga Players 2014/15: 10-6


Need to catch up on the countdown? Catch up with 25-21, 20-16 and 15-11 by clicking the links.  The countdown of our choices for top 25 players of the 2014-15 Bundesliga season continues with a attacker-heavy section, and the one defender in this section adds a few goals every year.  David Morris joins the fun in this section, too. 10. Bas Dost (VfL Wolfsburg) Ever […]

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Bundesliga Players at Copa America 2015

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Copa America 2015 kicks off on Thursday June 11 (with the title match on July 4).  This year’s tournament features twelve national teams, the ten South American clubs that make up the CONMEBOL region, along with invitees Mexico and Jamaica from CONCACAF. Uruguay are the defending champions, while the Jamaicans will be making their first appearance in the tournament. Although […]

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Borussia Mönchengladbach Player by Player Review, Part One


It’s been a historic season at Borussia-Park, with Borussia Mönchengladbach achieving their best Bundesliga finish in terms of final position since 1987, as the Foals finished third behind FC Bayern and VfL Wolfsburg with automatic qualification to the Champions League secured for the first time since 1978.  Gladbach’s successful season even included a historic unbeaten run from the start of the […]

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Bundesliga Goal of the Season


The curtain has come down on yet another intriguing Bundesliga season and despite Bayern Munich running away with the title, the German top flight remains one of the most attractive leagues in world football. A total of 843 goals were banged in across the season, but which one was the best? It’s a question certain to provoke fierce debate and […]

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Top 25 Bundesliga Players 2014/15: 25-21


We kick off our list of the Bundesliga’s Top 25 best performers during 2014/15 with a former Chelsea striker who had the best season of his career, a defender who is leaving the Bundesliga, a midfielder whose performances have improved after Roger Schmidt took over at Leverkusen, and two (of many!) Foals. 25. Franco di Santo (Werder Bremen) After largely disappointing […]

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