Bundesliga50 Archives ⋆ An Old International

Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund

If anything, the final of this season's Champions League was a fitting occasion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Bundesliga. It was an advertizement for German football. However, not everything was good in the game. Nervous Start It was Bayern who kicked off the game but were almost out of the game in the…

Bundesliga 50: New Millenium – New Dawn?

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Bundesliga 50: the 1990s the lost decade?

The 1990s began on a high and ended in a deep deep trauma. Where did it all go wrong for German football in the 1990s? An influx of Eastern talent could have helped to make the national team 'invincible for years to come.' As it turns out, Italia 90 and Euro 96 were the last…

Bundesliga 50: the 1980s

With the return of the Bundesliga for the second leg of its 50. season, the Bundesliga50 series continues with the 3rd part of the history of the German football league. This part will focus on the 1980s. After the first taste of success during the 1960s and the most successful decade for the national team,…

Bundesliga 50: the 1970s

Part 2 of the anniversary series Bundesliga 50 has a look at the 1970s, a period during which German football came to the fore once more but only after some scandalous revelations were shaken off. The 1970s were arguably Germany's most successful decade, in club as well as international terms. Never before and not since…

Bundesliga 50: the first years

The 1960s saw Germany rise to power in international football again. The success in 1954 has been a one off but from the late 1960s Germany was an established force in international football and the rewards paid off in European Cups as well as triumph in the European Championship in 1972 and the World Cup…