Bayer 04 Leverkusen Live Stream
For nearly 111-years’ history, Bayer 04 Leverkusen has established itself as one of the most reputable sports clubs in Germany. Average people know it primarily due to an outstanding football team, although the formation unites members who compete in various sports, including basketball, athletics, hockey, etc. In fact, it was not before 1999 that football department became a separate entity with manifold members and Bayer 04 Leverkusen live stream fans.
Curiously enough, the club was initiated by a globally-known German pharmaceutical company ‘Bayer’ with headquarters in Leverkusen. That is why, the formal name of the team usually contains an addition ‘GmbH’.
Currently, the club performs strongly in the Bundesliga, the highest national division, and hosts home matches at the BayArena (one of the friendliest venues in the country). The victory in UEFA Cup 1987-88 is viewed as one of the key achievements ascribed to the team’s activity. In addition, it once won DFB-Pokal competition (1993), became the runner-up in the Bundesliga five times, and got to the finals of UEFA Champions League in 2001-2002.
To continue, Bayer Leverkusen was the first club in the highest league whose supporters identified themselves as ‘ultras’ (ardent devotees). Nonetheless, some members of football community tend to claim that the club is void of individuality and exists only because of a wealthy sponsor – Bayer AG GmbH. Consequently, aggrieved fans decided to transform pharmaceutical origins into the club’s zest; thus, they started calling themselves ‘Pillendreher’ (‘Tablet twisters’) and ‘Werkself’ (‘Factory team’), making emphasis on the idea of promoting good living conditions for factory workers.
Furthermore, Bayer 04 Leverkusen p2p stream has been supporting an image of a financially healthy formation with a base of strong players. Still, the club’s management could allow drawing true soccer stars not earlier than 1990, after the German reunification. Huge contribution to the team’s success might be prescribed to such East
German stars as Ulf Kirsten, Jens Melzig and Andreas Thom who instantly became public favorites. In late 1990s the managers signed another triple of superstars who added to the Bayer’s promotion: Michael Ballack, Ze Roberto and Lucio Emerson.