Bundesliga Total!

“Das Runde muss ins Eckige” (Sepp Herberger)

The ball is rolling again and 18 teams are competing in the Bundesliga (German Soccer League) for the German Championship, for spots in the Champions League or against descending into a lower division.

In our “Totally Bundesliga” contest we are once again looking for soccer experts (who are currently learning German) from across North America to fight to the top of the standings together with their teammates.

Watch the video with the highlights of the “Game of the Month,” answer the questions and guess the results of the Bundesliga matches. That’s how you accumulate points and win the championship yourself.

A dream prize awaits the main winner: FC Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 will each invite 2 young people from the winning teams to a Bundesliga match in Germany!

Be there when Robert Lewandowski, Marco Reus and Mark Uth go get their goals!

Terms and Conditions


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Group A
FC Bayern München

Rank Team Points
1 Schönstadt FC 36
2 Die blauen Teufeln 35
3 PCH Deutschverein 32
4 Conval Faultiere 31
5 Sport Verein Mars  31
6 Cony Schafböcke  29
7 SpVgg Südforsyth Adler  28
8 Matawan Magier  28
9 FC Bachwald  28
10 Borussia Lebanon 28
11 Die Kondore  27
12 Die Titanen aus Wallingford  27
13 1. FC Lassiter 27
14 Eintracht Bethel Park  27
15 Bayern von Munchhausen 26
16 Tigerliga  25
17 FC Supergeil  25
18 F.C. Hibriten  24
19 Hortonville Eisbären  24
20 NC Gummibärchen 24
21 Lee's Summit Tiger  24
22 TLK Cougars  23
23 Enumclaw Igel 23
24 VfL Fox Chapel 61 (VfL FC 61) 23
25 Alcoa TORnadoes  20
26 Miztli 18
27 Wikinger Blitz 17
28 Camp Hill Löwen  17
29 Team Williamsville North 0
30 Team Salisbury Composite 0

Group B
Schalke 04

Rank Team Points
1 Bundesligajäger 34
2 FC PaloAltor 34
3 Hinsdale-South Hornissen  32
4 Das Wunder von Bowling Green  31
5 FC Schokolade 30
6 FC Norden 29
7 Shining Mountain Löwen 29
8 Die Königlichen 29
9 YL Rennpferde 28
10 San Diego Höhlenmenschen 28
11 Katy Zypressenseen Spartaner  28
12 FC Moon  26
13 FC Deutsche Broncos  26
14 Tintenfisch 17  26
15 FC DSS Richmond Hill 26
16 FC Freiheit  25
17 Megamamba Brookfield  25
18 Vallarta Haie  24
19 FC Glueckssonne 24
20 HV Rattenfänger 24
21 Box Elder Berglöwen  24
22 FC Clarkston 22
23 Warren Krieger  21
24 Cascade Bären  21
25 Alabama-Knappenkind  20
26 Delta Hasen  20
27 Gretna Drachen  19
28 Sonnenblume  14
29 Walla Walla Weintrauben 0
30 Team GISSV 0

Group C
Borussia Dortmund

Rank Team Points
1 Schüler CIG  41
2 EBGIS Team 32
3 FC Pinkerton Astronauten  32
4 Aloha Löwen 31
5 South Yarmouth Sandfliegen  30
6 BVB Bärenmarder 29
7 FC Gelbe Enten  28
8 Marshall Welse  27
9 Die blauen Berglöwen  27
10 Südkanada  26
11 Short Pump Schlangen  26
12 Dynamische Duo 26
13 FFC Blau-Gelb Carmel 26
14 Hopewell Bulldoggen  25
15  La Cañada Giganten 25
16 Die Schwalben  24
17 Lake Stevens Wikinger  24
18 FF 914 24
19 Dick und Döner  24
20 Dynamo Springdale  23
21 1. FC Lokomotive Fishers  23
22 Borussia Brockway  22
23 OCON Waschbaeren  22
24 Trojan Deutsch  21
25 Mammutbäume  20
26 Die Bundesfußballers  18
27 Mächtige Frösche 18
28 FC Sequoit Rhabarberbarbar  15
29 FH Kickers  0
30 Westgate Wings 8s  0
31 Team Los Alamos 0

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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