Bayer Leverkusen is a football club from Germany. Founded in 1904 the club resides at BayArena. Bayer’s colours are black and red. The club’s owner is a pharmaceutical company. Leverkusen is a top German club. They are one of leaders in Bundesliga and regularly compete in European tournaments.
Bayer’s major success is the UEFA Cup won in 1988. The club has also won the German Cup. Bayer was close to winning the Champions League in 2002, but lost the final match to Real Madrid. The prominent players of that team were Lucio, Michael Ballack and Ze Roberto, who later joined Bayern Munich. Other famous Bayer players were Rudi Voller, Dimitar Berbatov, Hans-Jorg Butt and Ulf Kirsten, who is their best goalscorer. Arturo Vidal started his European career in Leverkusen
Roger Schmidt is Bayer’s current manager. Leverkusen has lots of expectations on their manager. Their distinguished players are young German goalkeeper Bernd Leno, Turkish defender Omer Toprak, the captain and the leader in the midfield Lars Bender. Hakan Calhanoglu, the 22 year old attacker from Turkey, is the biggest star in the team and the aim for Europe’s wealthiest clubs. The main duo of Bayer’s strikers is Javier Hernadez from Mexico and the German Stefan Kiessling. Hernandez known as Chicharito is famous for having been Manchester United and Real Madrid player. Kiessling is close to becoming Bayer’s all-time goal scorer and the player with most appearances.
Bayer is among the Bundesliga leaders this season and one of contenders for the Europa League. Watch Bayer 04 Leverkusen highlights online on Ball-control.