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The 1978–79 Bundesliga was the 16th season of the Bundesliga, West Germany's premier football league. It began on 11 August 1978[1] and ended on 9 June 1979.[2] 1. FC Köln were the defending champions.

Bundesliga
Season1978–79
ChampionsHamburger SV
1st Bundesliga title
4th German title
RelegatedArminia Bielefeld
1. FC Nürnberg
SV Darmstadt 98
European CupHamburger SV
Cup Winners' CupFortuna Düsseldorf
UEFA CupVfB Stuttgart
1. FC Kaiserslautern
FC Bayern Munich
Eintracht Frankfurt
Borussia Mönchengladbach (title holders)
Goals scored946
Average goals/game3.09
Top goalscorerKlaus Allofs (22)
Biggest home winDüsseldorf 7–1 Bayern Munich (9 December 1978)
Biggest away winM'gladbach 1–7 Bayern Munich (24 March 1979)
Darmstadt 1–7 Stuttgart (9 June 1979)
Highest scoring7 games with 8 goals each

Contents

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 three teams with the least points were relegated to their respective 2. Bundesliga divisions.

Team changes to 1977–78Edit

TSV 1860 Munich, 1. FC Saarbrücken and FC St. Pauli were relegated to the 2. Bundesliga after finishing in the last three places. They were replaced by Arminia Bielefeld, winners of the 2. Bundesliga Northern Division, SV Darmstadt 98, winners of the Southern Division and 1. FC Nürnberg, who won a two-legged promotion play-off against Rot-Weiss Essen.

Season overviewEdit

Team overviewEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Hamburger SV (C) 34 21 7 6 78 32 +46 49 1979–80 European Cup First round
2 VfB Stuttgart 34 20 8 6 73 34 +39 48 1979–80 UEFA Cup First round[a]
3 1. FC Kaiserslautern 34 16 11 7 62 47 +15 43
4 Bayern Munich 34 16 8 10 69 46 +23 40
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 16 7 11 50 49 +1 39
6 1. FC Köln 34 13 12 9 55 47 +8 38
7 Fortuna Düsseldorf 34 13 11 10 70 59 +11 37 1979–80 European Cup Winners' Cup First round
8 VfL Bochum 34 10 13 11 47 46 +1 33
9 Eintracht Braunschweig 34 10 13 11 50 55 −5 33
10 Borussia Mönchengladbach 34 12 8 14 50 53 −3 32 1979–80 UEFA Cup First round[a]
11 Werder Bremen 34 10 11 13 48 60 −12 31
12 Borussia Dortmund 34 10 11 13 54 70 −16 31
13 MSV Duisburg 34 12 6 16 43 56 −13 30
14 Hertha BSC 34 9 11 14 40 50 −10 29
15 Schalke 04 34 9 10 15 55 61 −6 28
16 Arminia Bielefeld (R) 34 9 8 17 43 56 −13 26 2. Bundesliga
17 1. FC Nürnberg (R) 34 8 8 18 36 67 −31 24
18 SV Darmstadt 98 (R) 34 7 7 20 40 75 −35 21
Source: www.dfb.de
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Borussia Mönchengladbach won the 1978–79 UEFA Cup and thereby automatically qualified as defending champions.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BSC DSC BOC EBS SVW D98 BVB DUI F95 SGE HSV FCK KOE BMG FCB FCN S04 VFB
Hertha BSC 1–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–0 4–0 1–0 4–1 4–1 1–3 0–3 0–2 1–0 1–1 4–1 1–1 0–0
Arminia Bielefeld 0–0 1–2 2–2 1–3 5–0 4–3 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–2 1–1
VfL Bochum 1–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 1–2 4–1 0–0 2–2 0–0 2–1 2–2 2–5 0–0 0–1 2–1 2–2 1–2
Eintracht Braunschweig 0–1 5–2 1–0 1–1 4–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 3–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 2–2
Werder Bremen 1–1 1–0 3–3 3–1 3–0 4–4 3–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 0–2
Darmstadt 98 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 3–0 3–2 2–0 1–6 2–0 1–2 2–2 0–1 2–0 1–3 1–3 1–2 1–7
Borussia Dortmund 3–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–0 0–0 4–1 3–0 3–1 1–3 2–3 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 4–3
MSV Duisburg 3–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 4–4 0–0 1–2 0–2 0–2 3–1 2–1 0–3 3–1 1–0 2–1 3–1
Fortuna Düsseldorf 3–1 3–2 1–1 2–2 3–1 4–0 3–1 3–0 4–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 3–3 7–1 3–3 3–1 2–0
Eintracht Frankfurt 2–2 1–0 4–2 3–1 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–0 3–2 0–0 2–2 1–4 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–2
Hamburger SV 4–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 5–0 3–0 2–1 4–0 3–0 6–0 3–0 1–2 4–1 4–2 1–1
1. FC Kaiserslautern 3–0 3–2 1–1 2–1 4–0 2–0 3–1 2–1 3–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–3 2–1 3–0 2–2 5–1
1. FC Köln 3–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 5–0 3–3 2–2 0–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–2
Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–2 4–1 2–0 2–3 4–0 3–1 2–2 0–2 1–0 1–3 4–3 5–1 2–0 1–7 3–1 0–0 0–0
Bayern Munich 1–1 0–4 2–1 6–1 4–0 1–1 4–0 6–2 1–1 3–1 0–1 1–0 5–1 3–1 4–0 2–1 1–1
1. FC Nürnberg 2–1 0–1 0–2 0–3 2–2 3–2 2–2 2–1 3–2 0–0 3–3 0–0 1–1 1–0 4–2 0–2 1–0
Schalke 04 1–1 4–1 1–3 4–4 2–1 4–2 5–1 2–1 1–2 4–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–3
VfB Stuttgart 3–0 5–1 2–0 3–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 5–0 3–1 1–0 3–0 1–4 2–0 2–0 4–0 4–0
Source: DFB
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Champion squadEdit

Hamburger SV
Goalkeeper: Rudolf Kargus (34).

Defenders: Manfred Kaltz (34 / 6); Peter Nogly (captain; 34 / 1); Ivan Buljan   (32 / 5); Peter Hidien (31 / 3); Hans-Jürgen Ripp (8); Uwe Beginski (1).
Midfielders: Kevin Keegan   (34 / 17); Jimmy Hartwig (34 / 10); Caspar Memering (34 / 4); Horst Bertl (24 / 5); Felix Magath (captain; 21 / 4).
Forwards: Horst Hrubesch (34 / 13); Willi Reimann (26 / 5); Bernd Wehmeyer (19 / 2); Hans-Günther Plücken (7 / 1).
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

Manager: Branko Zebec  .

On the roster but have not played in a league game: Jürgen Stars; Bernd Gorski; Andreas Karow; Thomas Bliemeister.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Schedule Round 1". DFB.
  2. ^ "Archive 1978/1979 Round 34". DFB.
  3. ^ 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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