Bundesliga Total!




FC Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund, FC Schalke 04 - soccer fans all over the world know these clubs. German students from around the United States have the unique opportunity to see the stars of these teams live in action!

In our contest "Bundesliga Total!" we're looking for the German program with the greatest experts of the Bundesliga, the world's coolest league. And we're sure in your German class there are quite a few pros!

Watch the video with the highlights of the "Match of the Month." Answer a few questions, predict the outcome of Bundesliga games, and you will appear on top of our standings! Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 will invite two members of the top teams to our Bundesliga Festivals which will take place in San Francisco, Chicago and Washington D.C in March 2019. Here the students can demonstrate their soccer knowledge in a variety of contests and win awesome prizes.

The grand prize is a dream vacation! In April 2019 the winners will cheer on Bayern, BVB und Schalke 04 in some of the noisiest arenas in the world!

The finla standings of the 2018/2019 season
Official rules
Hall of Fame

The final standings of the 2018/2019 season

© Alex Grimm/Bundesliga Bundesliga Total! – Ost



 
RANK TEAM SCORE
1 Matawan Magier
Matawan, New Jersey
182
2 Eintracht Bethel Park
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
180
3 Dynamo Springdale
Springdale, Pennsylvania
179
3 Short Pump Schlangen       
Henrico, Virginia
179
5 Die Titanen von Wallingford
Wallingford, Connecticut
177
6 Williamsville Deutschländer
Williamsville, New York
176
7 Tore R Us
Marietta, Georgia 
175
8 Conval NH Faultiere 
Peterborough, New Hampshire
171
9 Borussia Brockway
Brockway, Pennsylvania
170
10 Cony Schafböcke
Augusta, Maine
169
10 SpVgg Südforsyth Adler
Cumming, Georgia 
169
12 FC Vergennes
Vergennes, Vermont
166
13 Camp Hill Löwen
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
165
14 FC Hibriten
Lenoir, North Carolina
159
15 Borussia Lebanon
Pittsburgh, Pensylvania
157
16 South Yarmouth Sandfliegen
South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
156,5
17 Krasskickers
Delhi, New York
156
18 Massapequa Deutsch-Chiefs
Massapequa, New York
155
19 Bolton Bären         
Bolton, Massachusetts
154
20 Hopewell Bulldoggen
Pennington, New Jersey
151
21 NC Gummibärchen   
Gary, North Carolina
138
22 FC Shady Quatsch     
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
135
23 BVB Bärenmarder       
Marietta, Georgia 
133
24 FC Pinkerton Astronauten
Derry, New Hampshire
131
25 FC Mahopac
Mahopac, New York
120
26 VfL Fox Chapel 61    
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
116
27 Wikinger Blitz Greensboro
Greensboro, North Carolina 
109
28 Cherry Hill Spaßvögel
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
92
29 Sportverein Mars
Mars, Pennsylvania
90
30 Hempfield Ritter
Landisville, Pennsylvania
81

© Stuart Franklin/Bundesliga Bundesliga Total! – Mitte



RANK TEAM SCORE
1 Mega-Mamba Brookfield
Brookfield, Wisconsin
188
2 Box Elder Berglöwen
Box Elder, South Dakota
181,5
3 Marshall Welse
Marshall, Illinois  
180
4 FC Gelbe Enten
Canfield, Ohio
175
5 SV Bellmont 67
Decatur, Indiana
173
6 VfL Naperville 70
Naperville, Illinois
172
7 Chicago Glückskinder
Chicago, Illinois
171
8 Team Quaker Oats
Tipton, Indiana
170
8 FC 1818 Edwardsville 
Edwardsville, Illinois
170
10 Lee's Summit Tiger
Lee's Summit, Missouri
165,5
11 Metamora Marder        
Metamora, Illinois
165
12 Gretna Drachen
Gretna, Nebraska
162
13 Hortonville Eisbären  
Hortonville, Wisconsin
157
13 Der lila Geist
Bowling Green, Kentucky
157
15 Schönstadt FC
Belleville, Illinois
155,5
16 FFC Blau-Gold Carmel
Carmel, Indiana
155
16 1. FC Lokomotive Fishers
Fishers, Indiana
155
18 FC Sequoit Rhabarberbarbar    
Antioch, Illinois 
151
19 Tintenfisch 17
Brownsburg, Indiana
148
20 Eher Okies
Norman, Oklahoma 
147
21 Hinsdale South Hornissen
Darien, Illinois
146
22 FC Clarkston
Clarkston, Michigan
139
23 Die Waschbären       
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
138
24 Supergeil FC
Eureka, Missouri
134
25 FC Cathedral         
Indianapolis, Indiana
127
26 Adler Columbia      
Columbia, Illinois
96
27 Ann Arbor Eichhörnchen
Ann Arbor, Michigan
89
28 SCN North Stars                   
St.Charles, Illinois
86,5
29 Leslie Löwen
Leslie, Michigan 
72
30 St. Louis Russelbande         
St. Louis, Missouri
63
31 Marquette Wildpferde
Chesterfield, Missouri
59

© Johannes Simon - Bundesliga Bundesliga Total! – West



RANK TEAM SCORE
1 Warren Krieger
San Antonio, Texas
186
2 Cascade Bären
Everett, Washington
185
3 Yorba Linda Rennpferde
Yorba Linda, California
184,5
4 FC FOCO Deutsche Lambkins
Fort Collins, Colorado
181
5 Deutsche Bären
Pleasant Hill, California
180
6 Delta Hasen
Delta, Utah
174
7 Aloha Löwen
Aloha, Oregon
173
7 Katy Zypressenseen Spartaner  
Katy, Texas
173
9 Alemannia San Diego         
San Diego, California
172
10 FC Sauerkraut
Orangevale, California
171
11 Lake Stevens Wikinger
Lake Stevens, Washington 
170
12 Fußball Falken
Oakley, California 
168
13 Walla Walla Weintrauben
Walla Walla, Washington 
167
14 Shining Mountain Löwen
Boulder, Colorado
166
15 Mia San Mia
Pleasant Hill, California
165
16 Lancers
Orange, California
163
17 FF914                    
Castro Valley, California
160,5
18 Claremont FC Wölfe
Claremont, California
157
19 FC Palo Altor
Palo Alto, California
149
20 FC Deutsch Broncos
San Antonio, Texas
142
21 FC Messi
San Diego, California
137
21 Cy-Fair Mächtige Eichen
Cypress, Texas 
137
23 SC American Fork Knoblauch
American Fork, Utah
134,5
24 La Cañada Giganten
La Cañada, California
134
25 Cy-Ridge German Rams
Houston, Texas
131
26 Thunder Basin Blitze     
Gillette, Wyoming
130,5
27 Chandler Raketen
Chandler, Arizona
119
27 Streber-Zerstörer
Vista, California
119
29 Morton Ranch Eigenbrötler
Katy, Texas 
82
30 Westwood Bellatores     
Austin, Texas
68


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

1. Length of Contest
The “Bundesliga Total!” contest runs from October 3rd 2018 to May 20th 2019.

2. Eligibility
High school and middle school students enrolled in a German program in the United States are eligible to participate. Parental consent is required for minors to participate in the contest. These students form teams at their respective schools. The number of team members is unlimited. A school can sign up only one team.
Persons and teams that
(i) provide false information regarding their personal data or
(ii) make unlawful statements or statements contradicting the competition rules or
(iii) manipulate or otherwise misuse electronic devices created for the competition
are excluded from eligibility to participate.

3. How to Enter
Teams sign up by sending an e-mail to stepintogerman@sanfrancisco.goethe.org

4. Selection of Winners
The participating teams will be divided into three regions: West, Central and East. From October 2018 through February 2019 the teams will answer questions based on the “Match of the Month” video and predict the scores of Bundesliga matches. The teams will receive points for all correct answers. After each round, the standings will be posted on the Step into German website.

Two participants from each of the ten teams with the highest point total qualify to attend the “Bundesliga Festival” of their region (West: San Francisco, Central: Chicago, East: Washington D.C.). Should two or more teams end up with the same point total a tie-breaker (TBA) will be used (details will be released on January 20th, 2019). The teams will receive financial support for their travel expenses to the “Bundesliga Festivals” which will take place on a weekend in March 2019.

At the “Bundesliga Festivals” the two members of the qualified teams will compete in various Bundesliga-related activities. The winning team of each “Bundesliga Festival” will be the grand prize winners.

5. Prizes
All teams participating at a “Bundesliga Festival” will receive Bundesliga team jerseys and other soccer-related prizes.
The winners of the “Bundesliga Festival” competitions will win a trip to Germany where they will attend a Bundesliga match in Munich, Dortmund or Gelsenkirchen in April 2019. The winners travel at their own risk.

6. 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.

If the Goethe-Institut is liable to pay damages, the following disclaimers of liability and limitations of liability are applicable, without prejudice to other conditions of entitlement.

The Goethe-Institut assumes unlimited liability for damages arising from willful intent or gross negligence.

In addition, the Goethe-Institut assumes liability for slightly negligent breaches of essential contractual duty, the violation of which jeopardizes the fulfilment of the purpose of the contract, or for breaches of contractual duty, the fulfilment of which allows the proper execution of the contest and on the observation of which the contracting party can regularly rely. In this case however the Goethe-Institut liability is limited to the compensation of foreseeable, typically occurring damages. The Goethe-Institut assumes no liability for the slightly negligent breach of duties other than those mentioned above.

The aforementioned limitations of liability are not applicable in the case of injury to life, limb or health, after the provision of a guarantee of product quality and if an injury arises from malicious concealment of a product defect. The Goethe-Institut’s liability as determined by product liability law remains unaffected.

Insofar as the liability of the Goethe-Institut is ruled out or limited, this also applies to the personal liability of employees, representatives or vicarious agents of the Goethe-Institut.

7. Data Protection
The Goethe-Institut complies with statutory data protection regulations. Participants agree to the storage, processing, and sharing by the Goethe-Institut of the data they supply in the context of participating in the competition. Data will not be disclosed to third parties for other purposes. Participants are free at any time to retrieve information concerning which of their data the Goethe-Institut has stored.

8. Withdrawal
Participants may at any time revoke their consent to such data being stored and consequently withdraw their participation in the competition. The relevant address for such purposes is:

Goethe-Institut San Francisco, 530 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA
94108-3623, Attn: „Bundesliga Total!“.

By participating, participants expressly agree to these Official Rules. Participation in the competition is not dependent on the purchase of goods or utilization of services.

9. Premature termination of competition
The Goethe-Institut would like to point out that the availability and functioning of the contest cannot be guaranteed. The contest can be terminated or removed due to external circumstances without giving rise to claims by the participants against the Goethe-Institut. This applies for organizational or technical reasons (e.g. viruses on the computer system, manipulation or errors in the hardware and/or software) or rule changes etc.

The Goethe-Institut is entitled to terminate the competition prematurely at any time (during the competition period) without notification and without stating a reason.

10. Final provisions
Recourse to legal action regarding the execution of the contest and its results is excluded.

The realization of the competition and the privity of contract between the involved persons comply exclusively with the law of the Federal Republic of Germany, independently from the geographical location of participants in the contest. Towards consumers, this choice of law only applies insofar, as they are not dispossessed of the protection which is being granted towards them by the mandatory consumer protection rules that are in effect where the consumer has her/his main residence.

In the event that any of these individual provisions are or become invalid or unenforceable, the validity of the other provisions remains unaffected.



Hall of Fame





Champions 2018: Tintenfisch 17 – Brownsburg High School – Brownsburg, Indiana
© Rob Langhammer

Champions 2017: New Hampshire Faultiere – ConVal Regional High School – Peterborough, New Hampshire
© Cindi Hodgdon

Honorable Mention: Cascade Bären – Cascade High School – Everett, Washington
© Ryan Wolk

Champions 2016: BVB Bärenmarder - The Walker School - Marietta, Georgia
© Bill Morgan

Honorable Mention: Eintracht Bethel - Bethel Park HS - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
© Christopher Tobias

Honorable Mention: FC Illinois Chicago - German International School - Chicago, Illinois
© Katharina Koch

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