May 2024

The Worst of the Worst Team to Ever Play in Bundesliga

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The Worst of the Worst Team to Ever Play in Bundesliga

When you think of the Bundesliga, names like Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen usually come to mind - giants of German football who have enjoyed huge success both domestically and in Europe. However, for every top club flying high at the top of the table, there are always a few sad sacks propping up the bottom. In this piece, we'll take a look back at three of the most atrocious outfits to have ever disgraced the turf of Germany's top division.

Leading the pack of pure patheticness has to be Tasmania Berlin from the 1965-66 season. Over the course of that  campaign, they went a full 31 games without a single win. Their paltry record of 5 draws and an incredible 26 losses tells you all you need to know about quite how  bad they really were. Their pathetic goal difference of -42 and meager 10 points sounds more like a punchline than an actual sporting achievement. To this day, over 50 years later, no team in Bundesliga history has equalled their unenviable record of failure.

Next up is the SC Fortuna Köln of the 2004-05 season. They somehow only managed a point total of 11 from their 34 matches, winning just twice all year. Their defensive woes were spectacular, conceding 79 goals, including shipping 7 against both Bayern Munich and Nuremberg. This horrifying inability to keep the ball out of their own net meant they finished with a goal difference of -57. Talk about being the definition of calamity club.  

Rounding out our top three is Arminia Bielefeld's 2007-08 effort. Their 18 games without a single victory en route to a measly 19 points says it all. They conceded 70 goals while only scoring 30 themselves, making for a lamentable -40 goal difference. A 6-0 hiding from Schalke and 5-0 spanking from Hertha underlined quite how little ability this Arminia had to compete at the Bundesliga level. Relegation was a mercy for their long-suffering fans.

So while the Bundesliga champions will always be celebrated, some squads would rather be forgotten. The absolute disasters of Tasmania Berlin, Fortuna Köln and Arminia Bielefeld prove that in football, the only thing worse than losing is losing spectacularly, over and over again with seemingly no end in sight. 

Issa Hall, Esq

Issa has founded multiple ventures, is an author, and founding partner of Hall & Dixon law firm, with over a decade of experience in tech and law.

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