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The 1996–97 Bundesliga was the 34th season of the Bundesliga, Germany's premier football league. It began on 16 August 1996[1] and ended on 31 May 1997.[2] Borussia Dortmund were the defending champions.

Bundesliga
Season1996–97
ChampionsBayern Munich
13th Bundesliga title
14th German title
RelegatedDüsseldorf
Freiburg
St. Pauli
Champions LeagueBayern Munich
Bayer Leverkusen
Borussia Dortmund (title holders)
Cup Winners' CupVfB Stuttgart
UEFA CupVfL Bochum
Karlsruher SC
1860 Munich
Schalke 04 (title holders)
Intertoto CupWerder Bremen
MSV Duisburg
1. FC Köln
Hamburger SV
Matches played306
Goals scored886 (2.9 per match)
Top goalscorerUlf Kirsten (22)
Biggest home winBochum 6–0 St. Pauli (24 May 1997)
Biggest away winseven games with a differential of +4 each (1–5 once, 4–0 six times)
Highest scoringM'gladbach 6–2 Bochum (8 goals) (17 May 1997)
Leverkusen 5–3 Freiburg (8 goals) (22 September 1996)
St. Pauli 4–4 Schalke (8 goals) (23 August 1996)

Competition modusEdit

Every team played two games against each other team, one at home and one away. Teams received three 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 fewest points were relegated to 2. Bundesliga.

Team changes to 1995–96Edit

1. FC Kaiserslautern, Eintracht Frankfurt and KFC Uerdingen 05 were relegated to the 2. Bundesliga after finishing in the last three places. They were replaced by VfL Bochum, Arminia Bielefeld and MSV Duisburg.

Season overviewEdit

Team overviewEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Bayern Munich (C) 34 20 11 3 68 34 +34 71 1997–98 UEFA Champions League Group stage[a]
2 Bayer Leverkusen 34 21 6 7 69 41 +28 69 1997–98 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
3 Borussia Dortmund 34 19 6 9 63 41 +22 63 1997–98 UEFA Champions League Group stage[a]
4 VfB Stuttgart 34 18 7 9 78 40 +38 61 1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First round
5 VfL Bochum 34 14 11 9 54 51 +3 53 1997–98 UEFA Cup First round
6 Karlsruher SC 34 13 10 11 55 44 +11 49
7 1860 Munich 34 13 10 11 56 56 0 49
8 Werder Bremen 34 14 6 14 53 52 +1 48 1997 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group stage
9 MSV Duisburg 34 12 9 13 44 49 −5 45
10 1. FC Köln 34 13 5 16 62 62 0 44
11 Borussia Mönchengladbach 34 12 7 15 46 48 −2 43
12 Schalke 04 34 11 10 13 35 40 −5 43 1997–98 UEFA Cup First round[a]
13 Hamburger SV 34 10 11 13 46 60 −14 41 1997 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group stage
14 Arminia Bielefeld 34 11 7 16 46 54 −8 40
15 Hansa Rostock 34 11 7 16 35 46 −11 40
16 Fortuna Düsseldorf (R) 34 9 6 19 26 57 −31 33 2. Bundesliga
17 SC Freiburg (R) 34 8 5 21 43 67 −24 29
18 FC St. Pauli (R) 34 7 6 21 32 69 −37 27
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 c Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 won their respective European competitions in this season, so they qualified as title holders. As a consequence, the original UEFA Cup places of Dortmund and Stuttgart, who qualified for the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup as domestic cup winners, were awarded to Karlsruhe and 1860 Munich; the Intertoto Cup berths of Karlsruhe and 1860 were handed to Köln and, as Mönchengladbach did not apply for this competition, Hamburg.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away DSC BOC SVW BVB DUI F95 SCF HSV KSC KOE B04 BMG M60 FCB ROS S04 STP VFB
Arminia Bielefeld 3–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–4 0–1 0–2 2–3 2–0 1–3 0–1 1–2 2–0
VfL Bochum 1–1 3–2 1–0 1–0 3–1 3–2 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 6–0 2–1
Werder Bremen 2–1 5–1 0–4 0–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 3–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 2–2
Borussia Dortmund 5–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–3 4–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 2–1 1–1
MSV Duisburg 0–0 1–1 3–2 3–2 0–0 1–4 1–1 2–2 3–0 1–3 4–2 2–3 0–4 0–1 0–1 1–0 3–1
Fortuna Düsseldorf 1–2 2–2 4–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–3 0–3 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 0–4
SC Freiburg 2–1 0–1 3–2 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–4 1–1 1–3 1–2 1–0 2–2 0–0 1–0 2–3 4–0 1–1
Hamburger SV 2–2 2–2 3–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 5–1 2–0 0–4 0–2 2–1 2–3 0–3 1–1 1–0 3–0 0–4
Karlsruher SC 5–2 2–3 1–3 1–1 1–0 2–0 3–0 3–1 4–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 0–2 1–1 0–0 4–0 0–2
1. FC Köln 2–5 2–0 4–1 1–3 2–5 2–0 1–0 2–2 4–1 4–0 4–0 1–0 2–4 0–2 3–1 0–1 1–5
Bayer Leverkusen 1–0 2–0 2–1 4–2 1–0 0–1 5–3 5–0 3–1 4–2 3–0 3–0 5–2 4–1 2–0 3–0 0–0
Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–0 6–2 4–1 5–1 0–1 2–0 4–3 3–0 1–3 2–1 2–2 1–0 2–2 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–1
1860 Munich 1–3 0–1 0–3 1–3 1–1 3–0 4–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–0 3–0 3–3 2–0 2–1 4–2 2–5
Bayern Munich 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 5–2 5–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 3–2 4–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 3–0 3–0 4–2
Hansa Rostock 3–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 3–1 3–1 0–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–4 0–3 0–1 3–1 2–2
Schalke 04 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 4–0 0–1 0–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 4–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–0
FC St. Pauli 2–3 2–1 0–3 0–1 0–2 3–0 2–0 2–2 2–4 0–0 3–1 1–3 0–0 1–2 0–1 4–4 2–1
VfB Stuttgart 4–2 3–1 2–1 4–1 0–2 0–2 4–2 4–1 1–0 4–0 1–2 5–0 1–1 1–1 5–1 4–0 3–0
Source: DFB
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Champion squadEdit

FC Bayern Munich
Goalkeepers: Oliver Kahn (32); Sven Scheuer (2).

Defenders: Markus Babbel (31 / 1); Lothar Matthäus (28 / 1); Thomas Helmer (captain; 24 / 4); Samuel Kuffour   (22); Markus Münch (11); Oliver Kreuzer (9).
Midfielders: Christian Nerlinger (32 / 5); Marcel Witeczek (28 / 3); Mario Basler (27 / 8); Christian Ziege (27 / 7); Mehmet Scholl (23 / 5); Dietmar Hamann (23 / 1); Thomas Strunz (19 / 1); Frank Gerster (3).
Forwards: Jürgen Klinsmann (33 / 15); Alexander Zickler (33 / 7); Ruggiero Rizzitelli   (25 / 8); Carsten Jancker (22 / 1); Carsten Lakies (1).
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

Manager: Giovanni Trapattoni  .

On the roster but have not played in a league game: Bernd Dreher; Frank Wiblishauser; Stefan Leitl; Markus Oberleitner.

Transferred out during the season: Markus Oberleitner (to Fortuna Düsseldorf).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Schedule Round 1". DFB. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Archive 1996/1997 Round 34". DFB. Archived from the original on 31 March 2012.
  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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