While Bender and Brandt lost out on penalties to Brazil in Rio, the other three Bayer 04 players were winners at the other tournaments: Charles Aránguiz and Chile won South America's premier international football trophy for the second time in succession. The Chileans, with the impressive Aránguiz in midfield, beat Argentina on penalties.
Krahn wins treble
Annike Krahn ended her successful career with Germany by winning a treble. After winning the World Cup and the European Championships the Bayer 04 women's player won the gold medal in the Olympic Final against Sweden. Following the 2-1 win against the Scandinavians the 31-year-old defender ended an outstanding run of 137 internationals for Germany and will now concentrate on playing for Bayer 04.
Doege saves two penalties in Euro final
Leonie Doege was the hero of the women's U17 European Championships final. The Bayer 04 goalkeeper helped take Germany to the final in May with some outstanding performances. Leonie again demonstrated her outstanding ability in a penalty shoot-out in the final after a goalless 80 minutes against Spain – she saved two penalties to help secure Germany's Euro triumph.
U17 team on parade
And the Bayer 04 U 17 team, winners of the German league title in Dortmund in May, were also on the pitch before the Hamburg game where they received a great reception from the Bayer 04 fans for their consistently successful performances last term.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen have given U17 player Francis Onyeka a long-term contact. The club has agreed a deal with the 16-year-old to 30 June 2027.Show more
#B04eSports team suffered the first defeat of the season on matchday five in the VBL Club Championship 2023/24. Last night’s other games ended in a win and a draw. The Black and Reds are now fifth in the North West division.Show more
BK Häcken have yet to gain a point in Group H. The club from Gothenburg entertain the Werkself on Thursday 30 November (kick-off: 21.00 CET). Häcken will be looking to improve their record in the last European home game of the year against the group leaders.Show more
Bayer 04 celebrate a special anniversary next year. 1 July 1904 saw the foundation of the sports club from the paint factories called the ‘Turn- und Spielverein der Farbenfabriken vorm. Friedr. Bayer & Co. in Leverkusen’Show more
The Werkself beat Werder Bremen 3-0 on Bundesliga matchday 12 and again succeeded in holding on to top spot in the table as well as setting a new Bundesliga and club record. The facts, stats and reaction to the away win in Bremen is here in the Werkself review.Show more