Bundesliga Total!

Bundesliga Total! 2020/2021

We're planning on holding the Bundesliga Total! contest this year, and we're already looking forward to your participation.
Due to COVID-19, however, we do need to make some adjustments, so please bear with us and stay tuned — we'll keep you posted.

And the winner is…

We look back on an exciting Bundesliga Total! contest with lots of contributions from all over North-America. We thank all the participants that got involved so deeply with the German Bundesliga over the last weeks. The winners of this season’s Bundesliga Total! are:

  • the team Schönstadt FC (Group A, FC Bayern Munich) from the Belleville East High School, Belleville, IL, USA, who won in a Tie Break against the team Matawan Magier from the Old Bridge High School, Matawan, NJ, USA
  • the team Bundesligajäger (Group B, Schalke 04) from the Delta Secondary School, Delta, B.C., Canada
  • the team Marshall Welse (Group C, Borussia Dortmund) from the Marshall High School, Marshall, IL, USA


Two representatives of each of the winning High Schools will now have the opportunity to embark on a soccer journey to Germany to see either Bayern Munich, Schalke 04 or Borussia Dortmund play in their home stadiums.

A round of applause also to the prizes 2 to 5:

Group A:

  • 2nd. Matawan Magier, Old Bridge High School, Matawan, NJ
  • 3rd. Die blauen Teufeln, Tipton High School, Tipton, IN
  • 4th. Sport Verein Mars, Mars High School, Mars, PA
  • 5th. PCH Deutschverein, Parkway Central High School, Chesterfield, MO

Group B:

  • 2nd. Shining Mountain Löwen, Shining Mountain Waldorf School, Boulder, CO
  • 3rd. FC Moon, Moon Area High School, Moon, PA
  • 3rd. Das Wunder von Bowling Green, Bowling Green High School, Bowling Green, KY
  • 3rd. FC Schokolade, Golden Valley Charter School - Orchard School, Orangevale, CA

Group C:

  • 2nd. EBGIS Mannschaft, East Bay German International School, Emeryville, CA
  • 3rd. South Yarmouth Sandfliegen, Dennis-Yarmouth Reg High School, South Yarmouth, MA
  • 3rd. Die blauen Berglöwen, College Heights Secondary School, Prince George, BC, Canada
  • 3rd. FC Gelbe Enten, South Range HS, Canfield, OH

Terms and Conditions


© Simon DFL Group A
FC Bayern München

Rank Team Points
1 Schönstadt FC
Belleville East High School, Belleville, IL, USA
2 Matawan Magier
Old Bridge High School, Matawan, NJ
3 Die blauen Teufeln
Tipton High School, Tipton, IN
4 Sport Verein Mars
Mars High School, Mars, PA
5 PCH Deutschverein
Parkway Central High School, Chesterfield, MO
5 Cony Schafböcke
Cony High School, Augusta, ME 
6 Conval Faultiere
Conval High School, Peterborough, NH
7 Eintracht Bethel Park
Bethel Park High School, Bethel Park, PA 
8 Lee's Summit Tiger
Lee's Summit High School, Lees Summit, MO 
9 F.C. Hibriten
Hibriten High School, Lenoir, NC 
9 Die Kondore
Duchess Park Secondary School, Prince George BC, Kanada
10 Borussia Lebanon
Mt Lebanon High School, Pittsburgh, PA
11 Hortonville Eisbären
Hortonville High School, Hortonville, WI
11 1. FC Lassiter
Lassiter High School, Marietta, GA
12 SpVgg Südforsyth Adler
South Forsyth High School, Cumming, GA
13 NC Gummibärchen
Cary Academy, Cary, NC
14 Die Titanen aus Wallingford
Sheehan High School, Wallingford, CT 
15 Miztli
Escuela Nacional Preparatoria. Plantel 6 "Antonio Caso", Colonia Del Carmen, México 
16 Bayern von Munchhausen
Delaware Academy, Delhi, NY 
17 Alcoa TORnadoes
Alcoa High School, Alcoa, TN
18 FC Supergeil
Eureka High School, Eureka, MO
19 FC Bachwald
Streamwood High School, Streamwood, IL  
19 SV Bellmont 67
Bellmont High School, Decatur, IN
20 Camp Hill Löwen
Camp Hill High School,Camp Hill, PA  
20 Comenius
JAC - escuela Montessori Jan Amos Comenius,  Nueva Guinea, Nicaragua 
21 Tigerliga
Wheaton Warrenville South High School, Wheaton, IL 
22 Enumclaw Igel
Enumclaw High School, Enumclaw, WA
23 VfL Fox Chapel 61 (VfL FC 61)
Fox Chapel Area School District, Pittsburgh, PA
24 Wikinger Blitz
Northwest Guilford High School, Greensboro, NC
25 TLK Cougars
TL Kennedy Secondary School, Mississauga, Ontario, Kanada

© Schalke 04 Group B
Schalke 04

Rank Team Points
1 Bundesligajäger
Delta Secondary School, Delta, B.C. , Kanada
2 Shining Mountain Löwen
Shining Mountain Waldorf School, Boulder, CO
3 FC Moon
Moon Area High School, Moon, PA   
3 Das Wunder von Bowling Green
Bowling Green High School, Bowling Green, KY 
3 FC Schokolade
Golden Valley Charter School - Orchard School, Orangevale, CA
4 FC Norden
Toronto French School - West Campus, Mississauga, Kanada
5 Cascade Bären
Cascade High School, Everett, WA  
5 YL Rennpferde
Yorba Linda High School, Yorba Linda, CA
6 Megamamba Brookfield
Brookfield Academy, Brookfield, WI   
6 Vallarta Haie
American School of Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Mexiko
6 Die Königlichen
Larkin High School, Elgin, IL  
7 Katy Zypressenseen Spartaner
Cypress Lakes HS, Katy, TX 
8 FC Freiheit
Freedom High School,Oakley, CA 
9 FC PaloAltor
Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto, CA
10 Box Elder Berglöwen
Douglas High School, Box Elder, SD 
11 Warren Krieger
US High school, West San Antonio, TX 
11 San Diego Höhlenmenschen
San Diego High School, San Diego, CA 
12 Gretna Drachen
Gretna High School, Gretna, NE
13 Hinsdale-South Hornissen
Hinsdale South High School, Darien, IL
13 Delta Hasen
Delta High School, Delta, UT
14 FC Clarkston
Clarkston Junior High, Clarkston, MI
15 HV Rattenfänger
Maricopa High School, Maricopa, AZ  
16 Sonnenblume
DSS Friedrich Schiller Schule Inc, East Caledon, East Ontario, Kanada 
17 Alabama-Knappenkind
Pizitz Middle School, Vestavia Hills, AL
18 FC Deutsche Broncos
Louis D. Brandeis High School, San Antonio, TX
19 Tintenfisch 17
Brownsburg High School, Brownsburg, IN
20 FC DSS Richmond Hill
DSS Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Kanada
21 FC Glueckssonne
Lawrence North High school, Indianapolis, IN

© Borussia Dortmund Group C
Borussia Dortmund

Rank Team Points
1 Marshall Welse
Marshall High School, Marshall, IL
2 EBGIS Mannschaft
East Bay German International School, Emeryville, CA  
3 South Yarmouth Sandfliegen
Dennis-Yarmouth Reg High School, South Yarmouth, MA   
3 Die blauen Berglöwen
College Heights Secondary School, Prince George, BC, Kanada  
3 FC Gelbe Enten
South Range HS, Canfield, OH 
4 Dick und Döner
Batesville High School, Batesville, IN
5 Short Pump Schlangen
Godwin High School, Richmond, VA 
5 1. FC Lokomotive Fishers
Fishers High School, Fishers, IN
6 Aloha Löwen
Aloha High School, Beaverton, OR
6 La Cañada Giganten
La Cañada High School, La Canada, CA
7 Dynamo Springdale
Springdale Jr/Sr High School, Springdale, PA
8 FFC Blau-Gelb Carmel
Carmel High School, Carmel, IN 
8 Die Bundesfußballers
North Allegheny Senior High School, Wexford, PA 
8 FC Pinkerton Astronauten
Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH
9 Trojan Deutsch
East Lansing High School, East Lansing, MI
10 Lake Stevens Wikinger
Lake Stevens High School, Lake Stevens, WA
10 Die Schwalben
Dobyns Bennett High School, Kingsport, TN 
11 Borussia Brockway
Brockway Junior-Senior High School, Brockway, PA
12 Mammutbäume
Sequoia Middle School, Pleasant Hill, CA 
13 FF 914
Castro valley high school, Castro valley CA
14 Südkanada
Vergennes Union High School, Vergennes, VT
15 Mächtige Frösche
Guajome Park Academy, Vista, CA
16 Hopewell Bulldoggen
Hopewell Valley Regional High School, Pennington, NJ 
17 Schüler CIG
Colegio Internacional de Guatemala,  Fraijanes, Guatemala
18 FC Sequoit Rhabarberbarbar
Antioch Community High School, Antioch, IL  
19 Dynamische Duo
Harry Ainlay High School, Edmonton, Alberta, Kanada 
20 Die Tennisspieler
Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, NM
21 OCON Waschbaeren
Oconomowoc High School, Oconomowoc, WI
22 BVB Bärenmarder
The Walker School, Marietta, GA

Terms and Conditions

Goethe – Institut Competition „Bundesliga Total!“, August 23, 2019 to May 16, 2020

1. Competition

The Goethe-Institut is holding the competition “Bundesliga Total!” on its website goethe.de/stepintogerman.

Participation is exclusively online and is free of charge for the participants (with the exception of Internet connection charges of the participant).

The competition will run from 08/23/2019 until 05/16/2020, 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time.

2. Participation

By participating, the participant agrees with these terms and conditions and the application of German law.

The competition is open to all students who are enrolled in a middle or high school in the United States, Canada or Mexico at the time of the competition. It is possible to participate as an individual or a member of a team the size of which is not limited. In case of participation as a team all the team members must be enrolled in the German program of a middle or high school at the time of the contest. A team must name two team representatives.

Participants under the age of 18 insure that their guardians have consented to their participation.
2.4 Participation in the video competition and the chance of winning are not contingent on the purchasing of goods or use of services.

3. Implementation and execution

Teams should send an email to stepintogerman-sanfrancisco@goethe.de to participate in the contest.
The deadline to register is September 19, 2019 (11:59pm PST).

The participating teams will be divided into three groups (A, B, C). This is decided via a random selection process. Each group is assigned a team in the Bundesliga. From August 2019 until February 2020, on 6 game days, the groups answer questions about the Bundesliga’s “Game of the Month” and guess the results of the Bundesliga games. The teams receive points for all correctly answered question. After every round the standings will be publicized on the Step into German website.

At the end of the competition the team with the most number of points is the group winner. Should the first two teams have the exact same number of points, an elimination round will take place on the next game day. In this playoff the teams must answer new questions.

The winning team from each group names two of its members to be the representatives that make the trip to Germany.

4. Prizes

The first prize for the winning team from each of the three groups is for each winning team to send two people on a three day trip to Germany in spring 2020. They will attend a Bundesliga game featuring their respective assigned teams: FC Bayern München, BVB or Schalke 04.

The 2nd – 5th place finishers in each group’s standings receive Bundesliga jerseys and other

5. Liability

The Goethe-Institut will not assume any liability of any kind for the loss or incompleteness of the data transmitted by the participant, unless the loss or incompleteness of the data is a result of intentional or grossly negligent behavior on the part of the Goethe-Institut or its staff. This will also apply to the publication of information by third parties on account of technical errors in the transmission of data and/or unauthorized access.

Irrespective of other statutory preconditions for the assertion of claims, the following exclusions from and limitations of liability will apply to the Goethe-Institut’s liability to pay compensation for damages as provided for in section 4 of these conditions of participation.

The Goethe-Institut will have unrestricted liability, provided the cause of the damage is a result of intention or gross negligence.

Furthermore, the Goethe-Institut will be liable for any slightly negligent failure to comply with material duties where the failure to comply with these duties endangers the achievement of the purpose of this contract, or for any failure to comply with duties where their fulfilment would actually make the orderly conduct of the competition possible in the first place and where the participants would usually expect them to be performed. In this case, however, the Goethe-Institut will only be liable for foreseeable damages typically associated with contracts of this kind. The Goethe-Institut will not be liable for any slightly negligent failure to comply with duties other than those specified in the preceding sentences.

The limitations of liability set out above will not apply where injury to life, the body and health is suffered, where any defect becomes apparent following the assumption of guarantees for the characteristics of a product and where defects are fraudulently concealed. Liability under the Product Liability Act will remain unaffected.

In so far as the Goethe-Institut’s liability is excluded or limited, this will also apply to the personal liability of the Goethe-Institut’s employees, representatives and vicarious agents.

6. Data privacy

The participants allow the Goethe-Institut to handle the personal data submitted to the Goethe-Instut as a part of this competition, as long as it is required for execution of the competition and/or to exercise the usage rights pursuant to section 4, in return for the chance to take part in this competition. Personal data include name, contact details and photos as well as where applicable other personal details that members of the team provide.

Disseminating the data on a third party for other purposes will not occur. Participants are free at any time to call upon the Goethe-Institut to release the data that it holds.

Participants and teams can withdraw from the competition at any time. Participants can remove their consent for storage of their data at any time and with that withdraw from the competition. The contact address for this purpose is:

Goethe-Institut San Francisco
530 Bush Street Suite 204
San Francisco, CA 94108-3623
Subject: “Bundesliga Total!“

7. Exclusion from the competition

Staff of the Goethe-Institut e.V. and their relatives will be excluded from participation in the competition.

Persons who (i) make untruthful statements about their personal data, (ii) submit content that is illegal or incompatible with these conditions of participation, or (iii) manipulate or otherwise misuse the electronic facilities created for the competition will be excluded.

8. Premature termination of the competition

The Goethe-Institute wishes to draw attention to the fact that the availability and functioning of the competition cannot be guaranteed. The competition may be terminated or removed due to external circumstances and constraints without this resulting in any claims against the Goethe-Institut being acquired by the participants. This could include organizational or technical problems (e.g. viruses in the computer system, manipulation or errors in the hard and/or software).

The Goethe-Institut is entitled to cancel the competition at any time without warning and without providing justification.

9. Final Provisions

Legal recourse is excluded for the execution of the ascertainment of profits .

The terms and conditions are available in German, Spanish, French and English languages. In case of any discrepancy among the four language versions, the German language version takes precedence.

Throughout the execution of the competition the associated legal relationship of the participating persons is that with the law of the Federal Republic of Germany, independent of the location from which the participants take part in the competition.

If any provisions of these terms and conditions of participation are invalid or unenforceable, this will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions.

With the generous support of DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga and Deutsche Welle (DW).
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