Up until the formation of the Bundesliga in 1963 it was 1.FC Nürnberg and Schalke 04 who were the dominant forces in the German football league, with 1.FC Nürnberg having won 8 championships up to that point and Schalke 04 having won 7. However, 1.FC Nürnberg's Bavarian rivals Bayern Munich have completely dominated the Bundesliga since the late 1960's and are subsequently way ahead of every other club in terms of titles won.

German Football League Title Winners

A list of all of the winners and runners-up of Germany's football league since 1933...

Season German League Champions Runners-up
2017-18 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich TBC...
2016-17 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich RB Leipzig
2015-16 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich Borussia Dortmund
2014-15 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich VfL Wolfsburg
2013-14 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich Borussia Dortmund
2012-13 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich Borussia Dortmund
2011-12 Borussia Dortmund Borussia Dortmund Bayern Munich
2010-11 Borussia Dortmund Borussia Dortmund Bayer Leverkusen
2009-10 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich Schalke 04
2008-09 VfL Wolfsburg Bayern Munich
2007-08 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich Werder Bremen
2006-07 VfB Stuttgart Schalke 04
2005-06 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich Werder Bremen
2004-05 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich Schalke 04
2003-04 Werder Bremen Bayern Munich
2002-03 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich VfB Stuttgart
2001-02 Borussia Dortmund Bayer Leverkusen
2000-01 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich Schalke 04
1999-20 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich Bayer Leverkusen
1998-99 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich Bayer Leverkusen
1997-98 1. FC Kaiserslautern Bayern Munich
1996-97 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich Bayer Leverkusen
1995-96 Borussia Dortmund Bayern Munich
1994-95 Borussia Dortmund Werder Bremen
1993-94 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich 1. FC Kaiserslautern
1992-93 Werder Bremen Bayern Munich
1991-92 VfB Stuttgart Borussia Dortmund
1990-91 1. FC Kaiserslautern Bayern Munich
1989-90 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich 1. FC Köln
1988-89 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich 1. FC Köln
1987-88 Werder Bremen Bayern Munich
1986-87 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich Hamburger SV
1985-86 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich Werder Bremen
1984-85 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich Werder Bremen
1983-84 VfB Stuttgart Hamburger SV
1982-83 Hamburger SV Werder Bremen
1981-82 Hamburger SV 1. FC Köln
1980-81 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich Hamburger SV
1979-80 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich Hamburger SV
1978-79 Hamburger SV VfB Stuttgart
1977-78 1. FC Köln Borussia Mönchengladbach
1976-77 Borussia Mönchengladbach Schalke 04
1975-76 Borussia Mönchengladbach Hamburger SV
1974-75 Borussia Mönchengladbach Hertha Berlin
1973-74 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich Borussia Mönchengladbach
1972-73 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich 1. FC Köln
1971-72 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich Schalke 04
1970-71 Borussia Mönchengladbach Bayern Munich
1969-70 Borussia Mönchengladbach Bayern Munich
1968-69 Bayern Munich Bayern Munich Alemannia Aachen
1967-68 1. FC Nuremberg Werder Bremen
1966-67 Eintracht Braunschweig 1860 München
1965-66 1860 München Borussia Dortmund
1964-65 Werder Bremen 1. FC Köln
1963-64 1. FC Köln MSV Duisburg
1962-63 Borussia Dortmund 1. FC Köln
1961-62 1. FC Köln 1. FC Nuremberg
1960-61 1. FC Nuremberg Borussia Dortmund
1959-60 Hamburger SV 1. FC Köln
1958-59 Eintracht Frankfurt Kickers Offenbach
1957-58 Schalke 04 Hamburger SV
1956-57 Borussia Dortmund Hamburger SV
1955-56 Borussia Dortmund Karlsruher SC
1954-55 Rot-Weiss Essen 1. FC Kaiserslautern
1953-54 Hannover 96 1. FC Kaiserslautern
1952-53 1. FC Kaiserslautern VfB Stuttgart
1951-52 VfB Stuttgart 1. FC Saarbrücken
1950-51 1. FC Kaiserslautern Preußen Münster
1949-50 VfB Stuttgart Kickers Offenbach
1948-49 VfR Mannheim Borussia Dortmund
1947-48 1. FC Nuremberg 1. FC Kaiserslautern
1946-47 No Championships
1945-46 No Championships
1944-45 No Championships
1943-44 Dresdner SC LSV Hamburg
1942-43 Dresdner SC 1. FC Saarbrücken
1941-42 Schalke 04 First Vienna
1940-41 Rapid Vienna Schalke 04
1939-40 Schalke 04 Dresdner SC
1938-39 Schalke 04 Admira Vienna
1937-38 Hannover 96 Schalke 04
1936-37 Schalke 04 1. FC Nuremberg
1935-36 1. FC Nuremberg Fortuna Düsseldorf
1934-35 Schalke 04 VfB Stuttgart
1933-34 Schalke 04 1. FC Nuremberg
1932-33 Fortuna Düsseldorf Schalke 04
1931-32 Bayern Munich Eintracht Frankfurt
1930-31 Hertha Berlin TSV 1860 München
1929-30 Hertha Berlin Holstein Kiel
1928-29 SpVgg Greuther Fürth Hertha Berlin
1927-28 Hamburger SV Hertha Berlin
1926-27 1. FC Nuremberg Hertha Berlin
1925-26 SpVgg Greuther Fürth Hertha Berlin
1924-25 1. FC Nuremberg FSV Frankfurt
1923-24 1. FC Nuremberg Hamburger SV
1922-23 Hamburger SV Union Oberschöneweide
1921-22 No official winner.
1920-21 1. FC Nuremberg Berliner FC Vorwärts 1890
1919-20 1. FC Nuremberg SpVgg Greuther Fürth
1918-19 No championships
1917-18 No championships
1916-17 No championships
1915-16 No championships
1914-15 No championships
1913-14 SpVgg Fürth VfB Leipzig
1912-13 VfB Leipzig Duisburger SpV
1911-12 Holstein Kiel Karlsruher FV
1910-11 Viktoria 89 Berlin VfB Leipzig
1909-10 Karlsruher FV Holstein Kiel
1908-09 Phönix Karlsruhe Viktoria 89 Berlin
1907-08 Viktoria 89 Berlin Stuttgarter Kickers
1906-07 Freiburger FC Viktoria 89 Berlin
1905-06 VfB Leipzig 1. FC Pforzheim
1904-05 Union 92 Berlin Karlsruher FV
1903-04 No official winner.
1902-03 VfB Leipzig DFC Prag

Most Titles in the German Football League

Only one winner here, with Bayern Munich way out in front as the most successful club in German football, having won three times mores titles than the second most successful German team, 1. FC Nürnberg. Before the Bundesliga was formed in 1963, Bayern Munich had only won one championship, back in the 1931-32 season, but long periods of success in the 1970's, 1980's, 1990's, 2000's and now into the current decade have seen the Bavarian giants overtake all of its domestic rivals.

Num of German Titles Club Seasons
28 Bayern Munich 1931-32, 1968-69, 1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1979-80, 1980-81, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1993-94, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2007-08, 2009-10, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18
9 1. FC Nürnberg 1919-20, 1920-21, 1923-24, 1924-25, 1926-27, 1935-36, 1947-48, 1960-61, 1967-68
8 Borussia Dortmund 1955-56, 1956-57, 1962-63, 1994-95, 1995-96, 2001-02, 2010-11, 2011-12
7 Schalke 04 1933-34, 1934-35, 1936-37, 1938-39, 1939-40, 1941-42, 1957-58
6 Hamburger SV 1922-23, 1927-28, 1959-60, 1978-79, 1981-82, 1982-83
5 VfB Stuttgart 1949-50, 1951-52, 1983-84, 1991-92, 2006-07
5 Borussia Mönchengladbach 1969-70, 1970-71, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77
4 Werder Bremen 1964-65, 1987-88, 1992-93, 2003-04
4 1. FC Kaiserslautern 1950-51, 1952-53, 1990-91, 1997-98
3 1. FC Köln 1961-62, 1963-64, 1977-78
3 Lokomotive Leipzig 1902-03, 1905-06, 1912-13
3 SpVgg Greuther Fürth 1913-14, 1925-26, 1928-29
2 Hertha Berlin 1929-30, 1930-31
2 Viktoria 89 Berlin 1907-08, 1910-11
2 Dresdner SC 1942-43, 1943-44
2 Hannover 96 1937-38, 1953-54
1 Karlsruher FV 1909-10
1 Holstein Kiel 1911-12
1 1860 München 1965-66
1 Union 92 Berlin 1904-05
1 Karlsruher SC 1908-09
1 Fortuna Düsseldorf 1932-33
1 Eintracht Frankfurt 1958-59
1 VfL Wolfsburg 2008-09
1 Freiburger FC 1906-07
1 Rapid Vienna 1940-41
1 VfR Mannheim 1948-49
1 Rot-Weiss Essen 1954-55
1 Eintracht Braunschweig 1966-67