Bayer 04 Leverkusen, also known as Bayer Leverkusen, Leverkusen or simply Bayer, is a German football club based in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia. It is the most well-known former department of TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen, a sports club whose members also participate in athletics, gymnastics, basketball and other sports including the RTHC Bayer Leverkusen (rowing, tennis and hockey). In 1999 the football department was excluded from the club and called the Bayer 04 Leverkusen GmbH. Bayer Leverkusen's local rivals are the 1. On 27 November 1903 Wilhelm Hauschild wrote a letter signed by 170 of his fellow workers to his employer, the Friedrich Bayer and Co., seeking the company's support in starting a sports club. The company agreed to support the...'
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