The German Football Association (German: Deutscher Fußball-Bund; DFB) is the governing body of football in Germany. A founding member of both FIFA and UEFA, the DFB has jurisdiction on the German football league system and is in charge of the men's and women's national teams. The DFB headquarters are based in Frankfurt. Sole members of the DFB are the German Football League (German: Deutsche Fußball Liga; DFL), organising the professional Bundesliga and the 2. Bundesliga, along with five regional and 21 state associations, organising the semi-professional and amateur levels. The 21 state associations of the DFB have a combined number of more than 25,000 clubs with more than 6.8 million members, making the DFB the single largest sports federation in the world.
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... The national association is the German Football Association (or Deutscher Fußball-Bund) headquartered in Frankfurt ... Today, the association has some 26,000 member clubs which field 170,000 teams with over 2 million players these numbers include 870,000 female members and 8,600 women's teams ...
... Whereas the professional first three levels of the German football league system each are single division only and are organised by nationwide governing bodies, the semi-profess ... Three regional bodies, being the Northern German Football Association, the Northeastern German Football Association and the Western German Football and Athletics Association, each run a division under their sole ... The two regional bodies Football Association of the Southwest and Southern German Football Association share the jurisdiction on the Regionalliga Südwest ...
... Tasmania Berlin was a founding club of the German Football Association (Deutscher Fußball-Bund or German Football Association) in Leipzig in 1900 ... The German Football Association wanted to keep a club in the city of Berlin for political reasons and this led to one of the strangest episodes in the Bundesliga's history ... In 1973, the Neukölln sports association declared bankruptcy ...
... The German football league system is held under the jurisdiction of the nationwide German Football Association and its professional body German Football League, along with its five regional associations and their ... Bundesliga, both organized by the professional German Football League ... the lowest full professional division in Germany, held by the German Football Association itself ...
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