On 18 December 2000, the 36 clubs of the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 established what was then known as the ‘Ligaverband’, which – as an association – has been responsible for professional football in Germany ever since and has operated under the name DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga e.V. since 2016. The operational business is managed by DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH, based in Frankfurt, which – together with its subsidiaries – is responsible for organising and marketing German professional football. Below you will find information about the structure, bodies and history of the DFL.