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2008–09 Bundesliga

Bundesliga
Season 2008–09
Champions VfL Wolfsburg
1st Bundesliga title
1st German title
Relegated Energie Cottbus (via playoff)
Karlsruher SC
Arminia Bielefeld
Champions League VfL Wolfsburg
Bayern Munich
VfB Stuttgart
Europa League Hertha BSC
Hamburger SV
Werder Bremen (via domestic cup)
Matches played 306
Goals scored 894 (2.92 per match)
Top goalscorer Grafite (28)
Biggest home win Dortmund 6–0 Bielefeld (16 May 2009)[1]
Biggest away win Frankfurt 0–5 Bremen (13 May 2009)[2]
Hannover 0–5 Wolfsburg (16 May 2009)[3]
Highest scoring Bremen 5–4 Hoffenheim (27 September 2008)[4]
(9 goals)
Average attendance 42,565
2007–08
2009–10

The 2008–09 Bundesliga was the 46th season of the Bundesliga, Germany's premier football league. The season began on 15 August 2008 with a 2–2 draw between defending champions FC Bayern and Hamburger SV and ended with the last matches on 23 May 2009. VfL Wolfsburg secured their first national title in the last game after a 5–1 win at home against Werder Bremen.

Changes from 2007–08

Structural changes

Starting with the 2008–09 season, two-legged relegation playoffs between the third last team of the Bundesliga and the third team of the Second Bundesliga at the end of the regular season were re-introduced.

Due to the restructuring of European competitions, the third-placed team qualified for the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League, entering in a separate qualifying round for non-champions. The fourth-placed team and the winner of the 2008–09 DFB-Pokal qualified for the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League play-off round; the fifth-placed team qualified for the third qualifying round. The sixth-placed team did not qualify for any European competitions as the UEFA Intertoto Cup will not be continued after its final edition in 2008.

Promotion and relegation

FC Nuremberg, Hansa Rostock, and MSV Duisburg finished the 2007–08 season in 16th through 18th place and thus were relegated to the Second Bundesliga. They were replaced by the best three teams of Second Bundesliga 2007–08: Borussia Mönchengladbach, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and FC Köln.

Team information

Stadia and locations

Team Venue Capacity
Hertha BSC Olympic Stadium 74,228
Arminia Bielefeld Bielefelder Alm 28,008
VfL Bochum rewirpowerSTADION 31,328
Werder Bremen Weserstadion 42,358
Energie Cottbus Stadion der Freundschaft 22,450
Borussia Dortmund Westfalenstadion 80,708
Eintracht Frankfurt Commerzbank-Arena 52,300
Hamburger SV HSH Nordbank Arena 57,274
Hannover 96 AWD-Arena 49,000
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Rhein-Neckar-Arena1 30,000
Karlsruher SC Wildparkstadion 32,306
1. FC Köln RheinEnergieStadion 50,374
Bayer Leverkusen BayArena2 22,500
Borussia Mönchengladbach Borussia-Park 54,067
Bayern Munich Allianz Arena 69,901
Schalke 04 Veltins-Arena 61,673
VfB Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Arena 58,000
VfL Wolfsburg Volkswagen Arena 30,122
Notes
  1. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim played their 2008 home games at Carl-Benz-Stadion in Mannheim because their Rhein-Neckar-Arena had not yet been completed.
  2. Bayer 04 Leverkusen played their 2009 home games at LTU-Arena in Düsseldorf because their BayArena was being upgraded to a capacity of 30,000.

Personnel and sponsoring

Team Head Coach Team Captain Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Hertha BSC Lucien Favre Arne Friedrich Nike Deutsche Bahn
Arminia Bielefeld Jörg Berger Rüdiger Kauf Saller Krombacher
VfL Bochum Marcel Koller Marcel Maltritz Do You Football KiK
SV Werder Bremen Thomas Schaaf Frank Baumann Kappa Citibank
FC Energie Cottbus Bojan Prašnikar Timo Rost Saller enviaM
Borussia Dortmund Jürgen Klopp Sebastian Kehl Nike Evonik
Eintracht Frankfurt Friedhelm Funkel Ioannis Amanatidis Jako Fraport
Hamburger SV Martin Jol David Jarolím adidas Emirates
Hannover 96 Dieter Hecking Robert Enke Under Armour TUI
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ralf Rangnick Selim Teber Puma TV Digital
Karlsruher SC Edmund Becker Maik Franz Jako EnBW
1. FC Köln Christoph Daum Milivoje Novakovič Reebok REWE
Bayer 04 Leverkusen Bruno Labbadia Simon Rolfes adidas TelDaFax
Borussia Mönchengladbach Hans Meyer Filip Daems Lotto Kyocera
FC Bayern Munich Jupp Heynckes1 Mark van Bommel adidas T-Home
FC Schalke 04 Mike Büskens,
Youri Mulder and
Oliver Reck2
Mladen Krstajić adidas Gazprom
VfB Stuttgart Markus Babbel Thomas Hitzlsperger Puma EnBW
VfL Wolfsburg Felix Magath Josué Nike Ein Herz Für Kinder*
Notes
  1. Jupp Heynckes acted as caretaker for the remainder of the season.
  2. Mike Büskens, Youri Mulder and Oliver Reck acted as caretakers for the remainder of the season.
  • Ein Herz Für Kinder took the place of Volkswagen's sponsorship during the 2008–09 season to celebrate the 20th year of the Charity.

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
Bayer 04 Leverkusen Michael Skibbe Sacked 30 June 2008 Bruno Labbadia 1 July 2008 Pre-season
FC Bayern Munich Ottmar Hitzfeld End of contract 30 June 2008[5] Jürgen Klinsmann 1 July 2008[6] Pre-season
Borussia Dortmund Thomas Doll Resigned 30 June 2008 Jürgen Klopp 1 July 2008 Pre-season
Hamburger SV Huub Stevens End of contract 30 June 2008[7] Martin Jol 1 July 2008[8] Pre-season
FC Schalke 04 Mike Büskens &
Youri Mulder
Stepped down
to assistant position
30 June 2008[9] Fred Rutten 1 July 2008[9] Pre-season
Borussia Mönchengladbach Jos Luhukay Sacked 5 October 2008[10] Hans Meyer 18 October 2008[11] 18th
VfB Stuttgart Armin Veh Sacked 23 November 2008[12] Markus Babbel 23 November 2008[12] 11th
FC Schalke 04 Fred Rutten Sacked 26 March 2009[13] Mike Büskens,
Youri Mulder and
Oliver Reck
1 April 2009[14] 8th
FC Bayern Munich Jürgen Klinsmann Sacked 27 April 2009[15] Jupp Heynckes 27 April 2009[15] 3rd
Arminia Bielefeld Michael Frontzeck Sacked 17 May 2009[16] Jörg Berger 19 May 2009[17] 16th

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 VfL Wolfsburg (C) 34 21 6 7 80 41 +39 69 2009–10 UEFA Champions League group stage
2 Bayern Munich 34 20 7 7 71 42 +29 67
3 VfB Stuttgart 34 19 7 8 63 43 +20 64 2009–10 UEFA Champions League play-off round
4 Hertha BSC 34 19 6 9 48 41 +7 63 2009–10 UEFA Europa League play-off round
5 Hamburger SV 34 19 4 11 49 47 +2 61 2009–10 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
6 Borussia Dortmund 34 15 14 5 60 37 +23 59
7 1899 Hoffenheim 34 15 10 9 63 49 +14 55
8 Schalke 04 34 14 8 12 47 35 +12 50
9 Bayer Leverkusen 34 14 7 13 59 46 +13 49
10 Werder Bremen 34 12 9 13 64 50 +14 45 2009–10 UEFA Europa League play-off round
11 Hannover 96 34 10 10 14 49 69 −20 40
12 1. FC Köln 34 11 6 17 35 50 −15 39
13 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 8 9 17 39 60 −21 33
14 VfL Bochum 34 7 11 16 39 55 −16 32
15 Borussia Mönchengladbach 34 8 7 19 39 62 −23 31
16 Energie Cottbus (R) 34 8 6 20 30 57 −27 30 Bundesliga relegation playoff
17 Karlsruher SC (R) 34 8 5 21 30 54 −24 29 Relegation to 2009–10 2. Bundesliga
18 Arminia Bielefeld (R) 34 4 16 14 29 56 −27 28

Source: kicker (German)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Werder Bremen qualified for the play-off round of the UEFA Europa League by winning the 2008–09 DFB-Pokal.
(C)=Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q)=Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Positions by round

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for matchday 13, but then postponed and played between days 16 and 17, it will be added to the standings for day 16.

Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
VfL Wolfsburg 6 4 8 8 6 8 9 5 9 8 9 7 9 8 8 6 9 8 7 6 6 4 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Bayern Munich 8 10 7 2 8 9 11 11 5 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 4 2 4 4 5 2 2 2 4 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2
VfB Stuttgart 3 8 5 5 3 7 3 7 4 9 10 11 11 11 10 9 10 7 6 7 7 7 6 6 6 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 3 3
Hertha BSC 4 3 10 10 9 10 8 4 6 5 7 5 4 4 3 4 3 2 3 1 3 1 1 1 1 3 4 4 2 3 3 3 4 4
Hamburger SV 8 4 2 1 4 1 1 1 3 3 5 4 5 5 5 5 4 3 4 3 1 2 5 4 4 2 3 3 5 5 6 5 6 5
Borussia Dortmund 5 4 3 4 10 5 6 8 8 7 6 9 6 6 6 8 6 6 9 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 8 7 7 6 5 6 5 6
1899 Hoffenheim 1 1 6 6 2 6 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 5 5 6 6 8 8 9 8 7 7 7
Schalke 04 1 2 1 3 1 4 5 6 7 6 4 6 8 7 9 7 7 9 8 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 7 6 6 7 7 8 8 8
Bayer Leverkusen 12 7 4 7 5 2 4 3 2 2 2 1 1 2 4 3 5 5 5 5 5 6 7 7 7 7 9 9 9 8 9 9 9 9
Werder Bremen 8 10 13 9 7 3 7 10 10 10 8 10 7 9 7 10 8 10 10 10 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Hannover 96 17 16 18 12 14 12 13 13 14 14 13 13 12 13 13 13 13 12 13 12 13 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 11 11 11 11
1. FC Köln 13 13 9 13 13 11 10 9 11 11 11 8 10 10 11 12 11 11 11 11 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 12 12 11 12 12 12 12
Eintracht Frankfurt 16 15 15 16 17 17 17 15 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 12 13 12 13 12 13 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 13 13 13 13 13
VfL Bochum 14 13 16 11 11 15 14 14 15 16 15 16 15 16 16 17 17 15 17 15 16 14 14 15 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 15 14 14
Borussia Mönchengladbach 15 18 10 15 16 18 18 18 17 17 17 14 14 15 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 16 16 16 16 16 17 17 15 14 15 15
Energie Cottbus 17 16 17 18 18 16 16 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 15 16 16 17 15 16 14 16 16 17 17 17 17 17 15 15 17 17 17 16
Karlsruher SC 7 9 12 14 15 14 12 12 13 13 14 15 16 17 18 15 15 16 16 17 17 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 17
Arminia Bielefeld 8 10 14 17 12 13 15 16 16 15 16 17 17 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 15 15 15 14 15 15 15 15 16 16 16 16 16 18

Source: kicker.de

Leader
2009–10 UEFA Champions League group stage
2009–10 UEFA Champions League play-off round
2009–10 UEFA Europa League play-off round
2009–10 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
Qualification to relegation playoffs
Relegation to 2009-10 2. Fußball-Bundesliga

Results

Official schedule (German)
Home ╲ Away BSC BIE BOC BRE COT DOR FRA HAM H96 HOF KAR KÖL LEV MGL FCB S04 STU WOL
Hertha BSC 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 1–3 2–1 2–1 3–0 1–0 4–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–2
Arminia Bielefeld 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–4 2–2 0–2 1–2 2–0 2–1 0–2 0–1 0–2 2–2 0–3
VfL Bochum 2–3 2–0 0–0 3–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–0 1–2 2–3 2–2 0–3 2–1 1–2 2–2
Werder Bremen 5–1 1–2 3–2 3–0 3–3 5–0 2–0 4–1 5–4 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 4–0 2–1
Energie Cottbus 1–3 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 2–3 1–2 3–1 0–3 1–0 0–2 3–0 0–1 1–3 0–2 0–3 2–0
Borussia Dortmund 1–1 6–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 4–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–3 3–0 0–0
Eintracht Frankfurt 0–2 1–1 4–0 0–5 2–1 0–2 2–3 4–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–2 4–1 1–2 1–2 2–2 0–2
Hamburger SV 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 3–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–3
Hannover 96 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 4–4 1–1 3–0 2–5 3–2 2–1 1–0 5–1 1–0 1–0 3–3 0–5
1899 Hoffenheim 0–1 3–0 0–3 0–0 2–0 4–1 2–1 3–0 2–2 4–1 2–0 1–4 1–0 2–2 1–1 0–0 3–2
Karlsruher SC 4–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 3–2 2–3 2–2 0–2 3–3 0–0 0–1 0–3 0–2 2–1
1. FC Köln 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–3 0–0 0–2 2–4 0–3 1–0 0–3 1–1
Bayer Leverkusen 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–2 4–0 5–2 0–1 2–0 5–0 0–2 2–1 2–4 2–0
Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–1 1–1 0–1 3–2 1–3 1–1 1–2 4–1 3–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–3 2–2 1–0 1–3 1–2
Bayern Munich 4–1 3–1 3–3 2–5 4–1 3–1 4–0 2–2 5–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 3–0 2–1 0–1 2–1 4–2
Schalke 04 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 4–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 3–0 2–3 2–0 1–0 1–2 3–1 1–2 1–2 2–2
VfB Stuttgart 2–0 0–0 2–0 4–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 3–3 3–1 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 4–1
VfL Wolfsburg 2–1 4–1 2–0 5–1 3–0 3–0 2–2 3–0 2–1 4–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 3–0 5–1 4–3 4–1
Source: bundesliga.de (German)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation playoff

Energie Cottbus as 16th-placed team had to face 3rd-placed 2. Bundesliga team 1. FC Nuremberg for a two-legged playoff. Nuremberg won both matches on an aggregated score of 5–0 and thus secured promotion to 2009–10 Bundesliga, while Cottbus were relegated to 2009–10 2. Bundesliga.

28 May 2009
18:00 CEST
Energie Cottbus 0–3 1. FC Nuremberg
Report
(German)
Boakye Goal 13'89'
Eigler Goal 56'
Stadion der Freundschaft, Cottbus
Attendance: 22,000 (capacity crowd)
Referee: Florian Meyer (Braunschweig)

31 May 2009
15:30 CEST
1. FC Nuremberg 2–0 Energie Cottbus
Eigler Goal 29'
Mintál Goal 37'
Report
(German)
Frankenstadion, Nuremberg
Attendance: 46,780 (capacity crowd)
Referee: Thorsten Kinhöfer (Herne)

Statistics

Awards

Player of the Month

Month Player Team
August[18] Artur Wichniarek Arminia Bielefeld
September[19] Mesut Özil Werder Bremen
October[20] Vedad Ibišević 1899 Hoffenheim
November[21] Franck Ribéry Bayern Munich
December[22] Sami Khedira VfB Stuttgart
February[23] Mario Gómez VfB Stuttgart
March[24] Grafite VfL Wolfsburg
April[25] Mario Gómez VfB Stuttgart
May[26] Mario Gómez VfB Stuttgart

Champion squad

VfL Wolfsburg

Goalkeepers: Diego Benaglio (31); André Lenz (5)
Defenders: Andrea Barzagli (34); Marcel Schäfer (34); Alexander Madlung (24 / 3); Jan Šimůnek (17); Peter Pekarík (16); Cristian Zaccardo (14 / 1); Ricardo Costa (11 / 3); Rodrigo Alvim (2); Daniel Reiche (1); Sergei Karimov (1)
Midfielders: Christian Gentner (34 / 4); Josué (33); Zvjezdan Misimović (33 / 6); Ashkan Dejagah (27 / 3); Makoto Hasebe (25); Sascha Riether (28 / 2); Sebastian Schindzielorz (6); Jonathan Santana (6)
Forwards: Edin Džeko (33 / 26); Grafite (25 / 28); Caiuby (9 / 1); Yoshito Ōkubo (9); Alexander Esswein (4)
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

Manager: Felix Magath

On the roster but have not played in a league game: Marwin Hitz; Patrick Platins; Kevin Wolze

Transferred out during the season: Bernd Korzynietz (loan return to Arminia Bielefeld); Jacek Krzynówek (to Hannover 96); Vlad Munteanu (on loan to Arminia Bielefeld); Mahir Sağlık (on loan to Karlsruher SC); Jonathan Santana (on loan to San Lorenzo de Almagro)

Note: Players without nationality denoted are German.

See also

References

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  18. ^ Die bisherigen Sieger – August 2008 (German)
  19. ^ Die bisherigen Sieger – September 2008 (German)
  20. ^ Die bisherigen Sieger – Oktober 2008 (German)
  21. ^ Die bisherigen Sieger – November 2008 (German)
  22. ^ Die bisherigen Sieger – Dezember 2008 (German)
  23. ^ Die bisherigen Sieger – Februar 2009 (German)
  24. ^ Die bisherigen Sieger – März 2009 (German)
  25. ^ Die bisherigen Sieger – April 2009 (German)
  26. ^ Die bisherigen Sieger – Mai 2009 (German)

External links

  • Official site (German) (English)
  • Bundesliga on DFB page (German) (English)
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