The 1991–92 Bundesliga was the 29th season of the Bundesliga, Germany's premier football league. It began on 2 August 1991 and ended on 16 May 1992. 1. FC Kaiserslautern were the defending champions.
|Dates||2 August 1991 – 16 May 1992|
2nd Bundesliga title
4th German title
|Champions League||VfB Stuttgart|
|UEFA Cup||Borussia Dortmund|
1. FC Köln
1. FC Kaiserslautern
|Top goalscorer||Fritz Walter (22)|
|Biggest home win||five games with a differential of +5 each (twice 6–1, three times 5–0)|
|Biggest away win||Bochum 0–5 FC Bayern (20 February 1992)|
|Highest scoring||Duisburg 3–6 Frankfurt (9 goals) (1 November 1991)|
Owing to the incorporation of two teams from former East Germany, the number of clubs was extended to 20, being reduced to the ″traditional″ number of 18 immediately after this one season. Hence, the season consisted of 38 matchdays. 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 four teams with the fewest points were relegated to 2. Bundesliga (to be replaced by just two teams from that league).
Team changes to 1990–91Edit
Bayer 05 Uerdingen and Hertha BSC were directly relegated to the 2. Bundesliga after finishing in the last two places. They were replaced by FC Schalke 04 and MSV Duisburg. Uerdingen and Hertha BSC were eventually joined in demotion by relegation/promotion play-off participant FC St. Pauli, who lost on aggregate against Stuttgarter Kickers.
The season saw some surprises, including Hansa Rostock being at the top of the league table early in the season, and Bayern Munich only finishing mid-table. On the final matchday, three teams had chances to win the Bundesliga title: Eintracht Frankfurt, VfB Stuttgart and Borussia Dortmund each had 50 points before kick-off, and all three had an away match to play. Frankfurt seemed to have the easiest task, but lost 1–2 to Rostock and only finished third. They were overtaken by Stuttgart who won 2–1 at Bayer Leverkusen and achieved their 4th German championship. Dortmund won 1–0 at MSV Duisburg and finished second.
Despite their 2–1 win, Rostock were relegated, along with Fortuna Düsseldorf, Duisburg and Stuttgarter Kickers. Out of the teams that had been promoted from Bundesliga Two, FC Schalke 04 were the only one to stay in the league. Dynamo Dresden remained as the only team from Eastern Germany.
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||VfB Stuttgart (C)||38||21||10||7||62||32||+30||52||Qualification to Champions League first round|
|2||Borussia Dortmund||38||20||12||6||66||47||+19||52||Qualification to UEFA Cup first round|
|4||1. FC Köln||38||13||18||7||58||41||+17||44|
|5||1. FC Kaiserslautern||38||17||10||11||58||42||+16||44|
|7||1. FC Nürnberg||38||18||7||13||54||51||+3||43|
|9||Werder Bremen||38||11||16||11||44||45||−1||38||Qualification to Cup Winners' Cup first round|
|16||SG Wattenscheid 09||38||9||14||15||50||60||−10||32|
|17||Stuttgarter Kickers (R)||38||10||11||17||53||64||−11||31||Relegation to 2. Bundesliga|
|18||Hansa Rostock (R)||38||10||11||17||43||55||−12||31|
|19||MSV Duisburg (R)||38||7||16||15||43||55||−12||30|
|20||Fortuna Düsseldorf (R)||38||6||12||20||41||69||−28||24|
- 22 goals
- 20 goals
- 17 goals
- 15 goals
- 14 goals
- 13 goals
- 12 goals
|Goalkeeper: Eike Immel (38).|
Defenders: Michael Frontzeck (38 / 5); Slobodan Dubajić (38 / 2); Guido Buchwald (captain; 37 / 5); Uwe Schneider (33); Günther Schäfer (28 / 1); Alexander Strehmel (25); Nils Schmäler (6); Thomas Schneider (2).
Manager: Christoph Daum.
Transferred out during the season: none.
- "Schedule Round 1". DFB. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011.
- "Archive 1991/1992 Round 38". DFB. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011.
- "The 1990s: Unity restored, television and Dortmund in the ascendant". bundesliga.de. 2 June 2009. Retrieved 1 November 2011.
- Grüne, Hardy (2001). Enzyklopädie des deutschen Ligafußballs, Band 7: Vereinslexikon (in German). Kassel: AGON Sportverlag. ISBN 3-89784-147-9.