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The 1972–73 Bundesliga was the tenth season of the Bundesliga, West Germany's premier football league. It began on 16 September 1972[1] and ended on 8 June 1973.[2] FC Bayern Munich were the defending champions.

Bundesliga
Season1972–73
ChampionsBayern Munich
3rd Bundesliga title
4th German title
RelegatedEintracht Braunschweig
Rot-Weiß Oberhausen
European CupFC Bayern Munich
Cup Winners' CupBorussia Mönchengladbach
UEFA Cup1. FC Köln
Fortuna Düsseldorf
Wuppertaler SV
VfB Stuttgart
Goals scored1,031
Average goals/game3.37
Top goalscorerGerd Müller (36)
Biggest home winM'gladbach 6–0 Bochum (23 February 1973)
Hamburg 6–0 Oberhausen (28 April 1973)
FC Bayern 6–0 K'lautern (5 May 1973)
Biggest away winOberhausen 0–5 FC Bayern (16 September 1972)
Wuppertal 0–5 M'gladbach (5 May 1973)
Highest scoringFC Bayern 7–2 Hannover (9 goals) (11 November 1972)

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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 1971–72Edit

Borussia Dortmund were relegated to the Regionalliga after finishing in 17th place. They were accompanied by Arminia Bielefeld, who were demoted by the DFB for playing a key role in the 1971 match fixing scandal (although their playing record would have relegated them anyway). Both teams were replaced by Wuppertaler SV and Kickers Offenbach, who won their respective promotion play-off groups.

Season overviewEdit

Team overviewEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Bayern Munich (C) 34 25 4 5 93 29 +64 54 1973–74 European Cup First round
2 1. FC Köln 34 16 11 7 66 51 +15 43 1973–74 UEFA Cup First round
3 Fortuna Düsseldorf 34 15 12 7 62 45 +17 42
4 Wuppertaler SV 34 15 10 9 62 49 +13 40
5 Borussia Mönchengladbach 34 17 5 12 82 61 +21 39 1973–74 European Cup Winners' Cup First round
6 VfB Stuttgart 34 17 3 14 71 65 +6 37 1973–74 UEFA Cup First round[a]
7 Kickers Offenbach 34 14 7 13 61 60 +1 35
8 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 15 4 15 58 54 +4 34
9 1. FC Kaiserslautern 34 12 10 12 58 68 −10 34
10 MSV Duisburg 34 12 9 13 53 54 −1 33
11 Werder Bremen 34 12 7 15 50 52 −2 31
12 VfL Bochum 34 11 9 14 50 68 −18 31
13 Hertha BSC 34 11 8 15 53 64 −11 30
14 Hamburger SV 34 10 8 16 53 59 −6 28
15 Schalke 04 34 10 8 16 46 61 −15 28
16 Hannover 96 34 9 8 17 49 65 −16 26
17 Eintracht Braunschweig (R) 34 9 7 18 33 56 −23 25 Regionalliga
18 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen (R) 34 9 4 21 45 84 −39 22
Source: www.dfb.de
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ As Borussia Mönchengladbach qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup and DFB-Pokal runners-up 1. FC Köln had already qualified for the UEFA Cup via league placement, M'gladbach's spot was transferred to sixth-placed team VfB Stuttgart.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BSC BOC EBS SVW DUI F95 SGE HSV H96 FCK KOE BMG FCB RWO KOF S04 VFB WSV
Hertha BSC 2–0 3–0 2–1 0–0 2–3 3–1 2–1 2–1 4–1 1–1 3–1 2–5 3–1 2–5 3–0 5–1 0–1
VfL Bochum 2–1 2–2 2–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 3–3 2–0 3–0 2–4 3–0 0–2 2–2 2–3 2–0 3–1 2–2
Eintracht Braunschweig 2–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–1[a] 1–1 3–2 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–1
Werder Bremen 1–1 5–2 4–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 1–4 3–1 5–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–2 0–1
MSV Duisburg 2–1 0–1 3–2 1–2 0–0 2–1 3–0 3–1 3–4 1–1 2–2 2–0 4–1 4–0 0–1 0–1 0–0
Fortuna Düsseldorf 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–1 2–1 3–2 1–3 0–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 6–1 2–1
Eintracht Frankfurt 2–2 4–1 1–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–1 5–0 3–0 2–1 2–1 0–3 4–2 2–1 2–1
Hamburger SV 4–0 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 0–0 1–3 0–2 6–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 2–2
Hannover 96 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 3–3 2–2 2–1 3–2 2–3 0–0 1–2 1–3 3–2 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–1
1. FC Kaiserslautern 2–2 2–2 3–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 3–1 3–1 6–2 3–1 2–0 2–1 1–1
1. FC Köln 4–0 2–1 4–3 1–0 3–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 3–3 2–0 3–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 3–0 5–1 1–1
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2–2 6–0 4–0 3–1 4–3 2–3 0–2 6–1 3–1 6–2 5–2 0–3 4–1 3–2 4–1 3–4 2–1
Bayern Munich 4–0 5–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 3–2 3–1 1–0 7–2 6–0 1–1 3–0 5–3 3–1 5–0 5–1 4–1
Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–3 4–0 0–3 1–0 3–1 1–0 3–1 2–2 1–3 0–5 2–1 2–1 2–2 2–1
Kickers Offenbach 0–0 4–0 1–0 2–1 4–1 1–1 3–2 2–1 2–1 2–2 2–3 2–1 0–3 4–0 2–0 1–3 3–1
Schalke 04 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 3–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–0 6–1 2–0 1–2
VfB Stuttgart 4–0 4–0 4–0 2–1 3–4 2–2 2–2 2–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 3–0 0–1 3–0 4–2 6–2 4–2
Wuppertaler SV 4–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 5–0 1–1 1–0 5–1 0–4 2–0 2–2 0–5 1–1 3–1 4–3 4–1 4–0
Source: DFB
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The Eintracht Braunschweig v Eintracht Frankfurt match from 31 October 1972 was suspended after 45 minutes (half-time) and a score of 3–0 due to poor visibility caused by heavy fog. The replay took place on 28 November 1972 and finished with a score of 2–1.[4]

Top goalscorersEdit

Champion squadEdit

FC Bayern Munich
Goalkeeper: Sepp Maier (34).

Defenders: Franz Beckenbauer (34 / 6); Johnny Hansen   (34 / 1); Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck (34 / 1); Paul Breitner (32 / 4); Gernot Rohr (3); Günther Rybarczyk (2).
Midfielders: Uli Hoeneß (34 / 17); Franz Roth (32 / 5); Franz Krauthausen (29 / 4); Rainer Zobel (28 / 2).
Forwards: Gerd Müller (33 / 36); Bernd Dürnberger (31 / 3); Wilhelm Hoffmann (24 / 9); Edgar Schneider (16 / 3); Hans Jörg (3); Herbert Zimmermann (1).
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

Manager: Udo Lattek.

On the roster but have not played in a league game: Manfred Seifert; Zlatko Škorić  ; Matthias Obermeier; Georg Weiß; Wolfgang Sühnholz; Martin Wildgruber.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Schedule Round 1". DFB.
  2. ^ "Archive 1972/1973 Round 34". DFB. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011.
  3. ^ a b Grüne, Hardy (2001). Enzyklopädie des deutschen Ligafußballs, Band 7: Vereinslexikon (in German). Kassel: AGON Sportverlag. ISBN 3-89784-147-9.
  4. ^ "Eintracht Braunschweig – Eintracht Frankfurt 3:0, 1. Bundesliga, Saison 1972/73, 10. Spieltag" [Eintracht Braunschweig – Eintracht Frankfurt 3–0, 1. Bundesliga, 1972–73 season, matchday 10]. kicker.de (in German). kicker-sportmagazin. Retrieved 31 March 2018.

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