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The 1970–71 Bundesliga was the eighth season of the Bundesliga, West Germany's premier football league. It began on 15 August 1970 and ended on 5 June 1971.[1] Borussia Mönchengladbach were the defending champions.

Bundesliga
Season1970–71
ChampionsBorussia Mönchengladbach
2nd Bundesliga title
2nd German title
RelegatedKickers Offenbach
Rot-Weiss Essen
European CupBorussia Mönchengladbach
Cup Winners' CupFC Bayern Munich
UEFA CupHertha BSC
Eintracht Braunschweig
Hamburger SV
1. FC Köln (losing DFB Cup finalists to Bayern)
Goals scored914
Average goals/game2.99
Top goalscorerLothar Kobluhn (24)
Biggest home winOberhausen 8–1 Hamburg (26 September 1970)
FC Bayern 7–0 Köln (15 May 1971)
Biggest away winKaiserslautern 0–5 Stuttgart (5 December 1970)
Highest scoringOberhausen 8–1 Hamburg (9 goals) (26 September 1970)
Dortmund 7–2 Essen (9 goals) (8 May 1971)

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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 difference and, if still tied, by goals scored. 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 1969–70Edit

TSV 1860 Munich and Alemannia Aachen were relegated to the Regionalliga after finishing in the last two places. They were replaced by Arminia Bielefeld and Kickers Offenbach, who won their respective promotion play-off groups.

Season overviewEdit

Borussia Mönchengladbach successfully defended their title. FC Bayern Munich ended up in second place, but not without a title, as they defeated 1. FC Köln in the domestic cup final, thereby qualifying for the Cup Winners' Cup. As a consequence, Bayern's original spot in the newly formed UEFA Cup, to which teams finishing in second to fifth place were permitted to enter, went to Köln. The latter were joined by Hertha BSC, Eintracht Braunschweig and Hamburger SV. The teams demoted to the Regionalliga were Kickers Offenbach and Rot-Weiss Essen.

Bundesliga scandalEdit

Eventually, it was revealed that the decisions in the league had not been determined on the strength of each team alone. On 6 June 1971, Offenbach chairman Horst-Gregorio Canellas played an audio tape to an audience who originally had gathered to celebrate Canellas' 50th birthday. The circle included national team coach Helmut Schön, as well as high DFB representatives and also a few reporters. The tape proved that matches had been sold for money. Soon, the DFB launched its own investigation. It was discovered that a total of 18 games had been fixed, including almost every relevant match in the relegation decision. Over 60 players from ten clubs were involved and nearly one million marks had been paid. Nevertheless, the first verdicts were not spoken until after the start of the following season, meaning that the bribed games officially counted in the final table.[2]

Team overviewEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Borussia Mönchengladbach (C) 34 20 10 4 77 35 +42 50 1971–72 European Cup First round
2 Bayern Munich 34 19 10 5 74 36 +38 48 1971–72 European Cup Winners' Cup First round
3 Hertha BSC 34 16 9 9 61 43 +18 41 1971–72 UEFA Cup First round
4 Eintracht Braunschweig 34 16 7 11 52 40 +12 39
5 Hamburger SV 34 13 11 10 54 63 −9 37
6 Schalke 04 34 15 6 13 44 40 +4 36
7 MSV Duisburg 34 12 11 11 43 47 −4 35
8 1. FC Kaiserslautern 34 15 4 15 54 57 −3 34
9 Hannover 96 34 12 9 13 53 49 +4 33
10 Werder Bremen 34 11 11 12 41 40 +1 33
11 1. FC Köln 34 11 11 12 46 56 −10 33 1971–72 UEFA Cup First round[a]
12 VfB Stuttgart 34 11 8 15 49 49 0 30
13 Borussia Dortmund 34 10 9 15 54 60 −6 29
14 Arminia Bielefeld 34 12 5 17 34 53 −19 29
15 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 11 6 17 39 56 −17 28
16 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 34 9 9 16 54 69 −15 27
17 Kickers Offenbach (R) 34 9 9 16 49 65 −16 27 Regionalliga
18 Rot-Weiss Essen (R) 34 7 9 18 48 68 −20 23
Source: www.dfb.de
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ As Bayern Munich qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup, their UEFA Cup place was transferred to DFB-Pokal runners-up 1. FC Köln.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BSC DSC EBS SVW BVB DUI RWE SGE HSV H96 FCK KOE BMG FCB RWO KOF S04 VFB
Hertha BSC 0–1 1–0 3–1 5–2 3–1 1–1 6–2 2–0 0–0 5–3 3–2 4–2 3–3 3–1 3–1 2–1 2–0
Arminia Bielefeld 1–1 0–1 3–0 2–3 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–3 1–0
Eintracht Braunschweig 2–1 3–2 1–0 3–0 5–0 1–0 2–0 4–1 0–4 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 3–3 4–0
Werder Bremen 0–0 4–1 2–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 3–1 0–1 3–1
Borussia Dortmund 3–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 5–1 7–2 3–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 0–0 3–4 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 3–1
MSV Duisburg 1–0 4–1 0–0 3–1 4–3 1–0 3–1 2–2 3–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–0 1–0
Rot-Weiss Essen 0–3 2–1 0–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–2 3–1 3–3 2–3 1–3 1–1
Eintracht Frankfurt 1–3 1–1 5–2 0–2 2–0 0–0 3–2 0–0 2–1 3–2 1–1 1–4 0–1 5–0 3–0 1–0 1–0
Hamburger SV 0–0 3–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 5–2 2–0 2–2 1–5 0–0 3–2 1–2 1–0
Hannover 96 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–3 4–1 3–3 3–1 1–2 0–3 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 3–0 3–0
1. FC Kaiserslautern 2–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 1–0 3–0 5–2 2–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 4–1 4–0 2–0 0–5
1. FC Köln 3–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 3–2 0–0 3–0 0–1 1–2 3–2 0–3 2–4 4–2 2–0 2–1
Borussia Mönchengladbach 4–0 0–2 3–1 0–2[a] 3–2 1–0 4–3 5–0 3–0 0–0 5–0 1–1 3–1 6–0 2–0 2–0 4–1
Bayern Munich 1–0 2–0 4–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–1 6–2 4–1 3–1 7–0 2–2 4–2 0–0 3–0 1–0
Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 1–1 4–2 1–0 3–0 0–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 8–1 4–3 4–2 2–2 0–2 0–4 2–2 4–1 1–2
Kickers Offenbach 1–0 5–0 0–2 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–2 0–2 3–3 1–5 2–2 4–1 1–3 1–1 3–2 0–1 3–3
Schalke 04 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 4–1 4–1 3–1 3–0 2–0 2–2 0–0 1–3 2–0 1–2 2–1
VfB Stuttgart 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 6–1 1–0 5–1 2–1 3–3 1–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1
Source: DFB
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The Borussia Mönchengladbach v Werder Bremen match from 3 April 1971 was suspended after 88 minutes and a score of 1–1 due to a broken goal post. Since Borussia Mönchengladbach could not provide a replacement goal post, the match was abandoned and later awarded to Werder Bremen with a score of 0–2.[4][5]

Top goalscorersEdit

Champion squadEdit

Borussia Mönchengladbach
Goalkeeper: Wolfgang Kleff (34).

Defenders: Ludwig Müller (34 / 2); Berti Vogts (34 / 1); Klaus-Dieter Sieloff (33 / 6); Heinz Wittmann (20); Hartwig Bleidick (16).
Midfielders: Günter Netzer (32 / 9); Peter Dietrich (28 / 3); Herbert Wimmer (26 / 3); Rainer Bonhof (11 / 1); Hans-Jürgen Wloka (11).
Forwards: Horst Köppel (34 / 9); Jupp Heynckes (33 / 19); Herbert Laumen (31 / 20); Ulrik le Fevre   (31 / 3).
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

Manager: Hennes Weisweiler.

On the roster but have not played in a league game: Bernd Schrage; Werner Adler.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archive 1970/1971 Schedule". DFB. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011.
  2. ^ Kracht, Claudia (15 January 2008). "Der Bundesliga-Skandal 1971" (in German). Planet Wissen. Archived from the original on 8 February 2009. Retrieved 10 December 2008.
  3. ^ a b Grüne, Hardy (2001). Enzyklopädie des deutschen Ligafußballs, Band 7: Vereinslexikon (in German). Kassel: AGON Sportverlag. ISBN 978-3-89784-147-5.
  4. ^ "The Colts and the Borussia Mönchengladbach Legend" (PDF) (in German and English). Retrieved 9 December 2008.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Chronik der Spielabbrüche: Nebel, Regen und ein kaputter Pfosten" [Chronicle of abandoned matches: fog, rain, and a broken post]. spiegel.de (in German). Spiegel Online. 12 April 2008. Retrieved 29 March 2018.

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