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1966–67 Bundesliga

The 1966–67 Bundesliga was the fourth season of the Bundesliga, West Germany's premier football league. It began on 20 August 1966 and ended on 3 June 1967.[1] 1860 Munich were the defending champions.

Bundesliga
Season1966–67
ChampionsEintracht Braunschweig
1st Bundesliga title
1st German title
RelegatedFortuna Düsseldorf
Rot-Weiss Essen
European CupEintracht Braunschweig
Cup Winners' CupBayern Munich (title holders)
Hamburger SV (losing DFB Cup finalists to Bayern)
Goals scored895
Average goals/game2.92
Top goalscorerLothar Emmerich (28)
Gerd Müller (28)
Biggest home winM'gladbach 11–0 Schalke (7 January 1967)
Biggest away winKarlsruhe 1–6 FC Bayern (10 September 1966)
Düsseldorf 0–5 Dortmund (7 January 1967)
Highest scoringM'gladbach 11–0 Schalke (11 goals) (7 January 1967)

Competition modusEdit

Every team played two games against each other team, one at home and one away. Teams received two points for a win and one point for a draw. If two or more teams were tied on points, places were determined by goal average. The team with the most points were crowned champions while the two teams with the fewest points were relegated to their respective Regionalliga divisions.

Team changes to 1965–66Edit

Borussia Neunkirchen and Tasmania Berlin were relegated to the Regionalliga after finishing in the last two places. They were replaced by Fortuna Düsseldorf and Rot-Weiss Essen, who won their respective promotion play-off groups.

Season overviewEdit

The 1966–67 season was surprisingly won by Eintracht Braunschweig. The Lower Saxony side, located near the border to the Soviet occupation zone, had previously been a mid-table team and were not expected to have anything to do with the title race before the season. But a strong defense, which only allowed 27 goals in 34 games, an unexpectedly even-balanced league and struggling opposition (for example, runners-up 1860 Munich were in 17th place after one third of the season before starting a comeback) eventually benefitted the team of coach Helmuth Johannsen.

In European competitions, the Cup Winners' Cup was transferred from Dortmund to another West German team as FC Bayern beat Rangers from Scotland on a Franz Roth goal in the final at Nuremberg. The team from Munich also defended their domestic cup title, enabling finalists Hamburger SV, who finished the season in a dismal 14th place, to enter the Cup Winners' Cup as well.

At the bottom side of the table, newly promoted sides Fortuna Düsseldorf and Rot-Weiss Essen had to leave the league again after only one year. The competitional differences between the professional Bundesliga and the semi-professional Regionalligen had already become very difficult to compensate so that the demotion of both teams was inevitable the more the season continued.

On a minor note, Meidericher SV was renamed MSV Duisburg effective to the start of the year 1967.

Team overviewEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Eintracht Braunschweig (C) 34 17 9 8 49 27 1.815 43 1967–68 European Cup First round
2 1860 Munich 34 17 7 10 60 47 1.277 41 1967–68 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup First round
3 Borussia Dortmund 34 15 9 10 70 41 1.707 39
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 15 9 10 66 49 1.347 39 1967–68 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup First round
5 1. FC Kaiserslautern 34 13 12 9 43 42 1.024 38
6 Bayern Munich 34 16 5 13 62 47 1.319 37 1967–68 European Cup Winners' Cup First round[a]
7 1. FC Köln 34 14 9 11 48 48 1.000 37 1967–68 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup First round
8 Borussia Mönchengladbach 34 12 10 12 70 49 1.429 34
9 Hannover 96 34 13 8 13 40 46 0.870 34 1967–68 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup First round
10 1. FC Nürnberg 34 12 10 12 43 50 0.860 34
11 MSV Duisburg[b] 34 10 13 11 40 42 0.952 33
12 VfB Stuttgart 34 10 13 11 48 54 0.889 33
13 Karlsruher SC 34 11 9 14 54 62 0.871 31
14 Hamburger SV 34 10 10 14 37 53 0.698 30 1967–68 European Cup Winners' Cup First round[a]
15 Schalke 04 34 12 6 16 37 63 0.587 30
16 Werder Bremen 34 10 9 15 49 56 0.875 29
17 Fortuna Düsseldorf (R) 34 9 7 18 44 66 0.667 25 Regionalliga
18 Rot-Weiss Essen (R) 34 6 13 15 35 53 0.660 25
Source: www.dfb.de
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal ratio.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Bayern Munich won the 1966–67 European Cup Winners' Cup and thereby automatically qualified as defending champions. As Bayern also won the 1966–67 DFB-Pokal, runners-up Hamburger SV were given the European spot reserved for the domestic cup winners.
  2. ^ Meidericher SV changed their name to MSV Duisburg during the season.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away EBS SVW BVB DUI F95 RWE SGE HSV H96 FCK KSC KOE BMG M60 FCB FCN S04 VFB
Eintracht Braunschweig 2–0 3–1 0–0 4–0 0–0 3–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 4–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 5–2 4–1 1–0 1–1
Werder Bremen 2–3 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–0 5–1 3–0 1–1 0–3 1–3 2–2 2–4 4–1 4–4 2–1 1–2
Borussia Dortmund 0–0 2–0 4–1 1–2 0–0 3–1 7–0 3–0 2–1 2–1 6–1 3–2 1–1 4–0 0–1 6–2 1–1
MSV Duisburg 0–0 1–0 1–5 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–3 1–2 0–0 2–0 3–0 0–0
Fortuna Düsseldorf 1–1 0–1 0–5 1–5 2–0 2–4 2–2 1–0 3–1 1–0 1–3 2–2 0–1 0–0 2–2 3–1 3–3
Rot-Weiss Essen 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–4 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–1 3–1 1–3 2–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 4–1 1–3
Eintracht Frankfurt 0–1 4–1 3–3 1–0 3–0 5–0 1–3 3–3 1–1 5–1 4–0 1–0 3–3 2–1 1–4 4–2 4–0
Hamburger SV 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–3 2–0 3–2 3–1 0–1 1–1 1–1
Hannover 96 4–2 2–1 2–0 3–0 0–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 2–0 1–2 2–2
1. FC Kaiserslautern 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 5–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 0–3 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–3
Karlsruher SC 3–0 4–4 2–0 3–0 3–2 0–1 3–2 1–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 3–3 3–1 1–6 0–1 1–0 4–1
1. FC Köln 1–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–4 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–2 2–0 2–4 2–0 2–1 3–1
Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–0 1–1 4–0 3–3 3–1 4–3 0–0 4–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–0 2–3 1–2 2–0 11–0 1–2
1860 Munich 2–1 2–1 1–2 3–3 3–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 3–0 3–0 2–1 4–3 1–0 1–2 0–2 1–1
Bayern Munich 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 4–1 1–2 3–1 0–0 5–0 2–2 2–0 4–3 3–0 0–1 5–0 1–1
1. FC Nürnberg 0–4 2–1 2–0 3–1 4–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–1 0–4 3–3
Schalke 04 0–0 0–1 1–4 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–3 1–3 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–0
VfB Stuttgart 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–3 3–1 1–0 3–0 1–3 1–2 0–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 2–0 2–4 1–0 1–1
Source: DFB
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Champion squadEdit

Eintracht Braunschweig
Goalkeepers: Horst Wolter (32); Hans Jäcker (2).

Defenders: Jürgen Moll (34 / 5); Peter Kaack (34); Walter Schmidt (33); Klaus Meyer (30); Wolfgang Matz (5); Wolfgang Brase (3).
Midfielders: Joachim Bäse (33); Hans-Georg Dulz (32 / 5).
Forwards: Erich Maas (33 / 11); Gerd Saborowski (33 / 8); Lothar Ulsaß (32 / 14); Klaus Gerwien (21 / 4); Wolfgang Grzyb (15 / 2); Wolf-Rüdiger Krause (2).
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

Manager: Helmuth Johannsen.

On the roster but have not played in a league game: Wolfgang Simon; Werner Rinas.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archive 1966/1967 Schedule". DFB. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011.
  2. ^ a b Grüne, Hardy (2001). Enzyklopädie des deutschen Ligafußballs, Band 7: Vereinslexikon (in German). Kassel: AGON Sportverlag. ISBN 3-89784-147-9.

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