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The 2006–07 Bundesliga was the 44th season of the Bundesliga, Germany's premier football league. It began on 11 August 2006 and ended on 19 May 2007. Bayern Munich were the defending champions.

Bundesliga
Season2006–07
ChampionsVfB Stuttgart
3rd Bundesliga title
5th German title
RelegatedMainz 05
Alemannia Aachen
Borussia M'gladbach
Champions LeagueVfB Stuttgart
Schalke 04
Werder Bremen
UEFA CupBayern Munich
Bayer Leverkusen
1. FC Nürnberg (via domestic cup)
Intertoto CupHamburger SV
Matches played306
Goals scored837 (2.74 per match)
Top goalscorerTheofanis Gekas (20)
Biggest home winHannover 5–0 Hertha
Biggest away winBochum 0–6 Bremen
Highest scoringFrankfurt 2–6 Bremen

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Team changes from 2005–06Edit

Three teams from the 2. Bundesliga were promoted at the end of previous season:

The three teams relegated were:

Season overviewEdit

VfB Stuttgart began the campaign with the youngest squad of the Bundesliga and were widely seen as a competitor for an UEFA Cup berth. They began their season with a 0–3 home defeat against 1. FC Nürnberg and even dropped in reach of the relegation zone after another home defeat against Borussia Dortmund during the third round.

During the rest of the season the team managed to stabilize in the upper third of the table, eventually winning the last eight games of the season while competitors Schalke 04, Werder Bremen and Bayern Munich struggled. Stuttgart went on to claim their third championship in the Bundesliga and fifth German championship overall with a 2–1 home victory against Energie Cottbus during the last round of the season.

One week after winning the league championship, Stuttgart failed to win the Double after losing the 2007 DFB-Pokal Final against Nürnberg with a score of 2–3.

Manager Armin Veh who claimed his first championship as a Bundesliga coach was elected German Football Manager of the Year, while striker Mario Gómez was named German Footballer of the Year in 2007.[1]

Team overviewEdit

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Date of departure Replaced by Date of Appointment
Borussia Mönchengladbach   Horst Köppel 30 June 2006[2]   Jupp Heynckes 1 July 2006[3]
Hannover 96   Peter Neururer 30 August 2006[4]   Dieter Hecking 10 September 2006[5]
Alemannia Aachen   Dieter Hecking 7 September 2006[5]   Michael Frontzeck 12 September 2006[6]
Borussia Dortmund   Bert van Marwijk 18 December 2006[7]   Jürgen Röber 19 December 2006[8]
Borussia Mönchengladbach   Jupp Heynckes 31 January 2007[3]   Jos Luhukay 1 February 2007[9]
Bayern Munich   Felix Magath 31 January 2007[10]   Ottmar Hitzfeld 1 February 2007[11]
Hamburger SV   Thomas Doll 1 February 2007[12]   Huub Stevens 3 February 2007[13]
Arminia Bielefeld   Thomas von Heesen 11 February 2007[14]   Frank Geideck 12 February 2007[15]
Borussia Dortmund   Jürgen Röber 12 March 2007[8]   Thomas Doll 13 March 2007[12]
Arminia Bielefeld   Frank Geideck 13 March 2007[15]   Ernst Middendorp 14 March 2007[16]
Hertha BSC   Falko Götz 10 April 2007[17]   Karsten Heine 11 April 2007[18]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 VfB Stuttgart (C) 34 21 7 6 61 37 +24 70 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Schalke 04 34 21 5 8 53 32 +21 68
3 Werder Bremen 34 20 6 8 76 40 +36 66 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
4 Bayern Munich 34 18 6 10 55 40 +15 60 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round[a]
5 Bayer Leverkusen 34 15 6 13 54 49 +5 51
6 1. FC Nürnberg 34 11 15 8 43 32 +11 48
7 Hamburger SV 34 10 15 9 43 37 +6 45 Qualification to Intertoto Cup third round[a]
8 VfL Bochum 34 13 6 15 49 50 −1 45
9 Borussia Dortmund 34 12 8 14 41 43 −2 44
10 Hertha BSC 34 12 8 14 50 55 −5 44
11 Hannover 96 34 12 8 14 41 50 −9 44
12 Arminia Bielefeld 34 11 9 14 47 49 −2 42
13 Energie Cottbus 34 11 8 15 38 49 −11 41
14 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 9 13 12 46 58 −12 40
15 VfL Wolfsburg 34 8 13 13 37 45 −8 37
16 Mainz 05 (R) 34 8 10 16 34 57 −23 34 Relegation to 2. Bundesliga
17 Alemannia Aachen (R) 34 9 7 18 46 70 −24 34
18 Borussia Mönchengladbach (R) 34 6 8 20 23 44 −21 26
Source: kicker.de
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Since 1. FC Nürnberg won the 2006–07 DFB-Pokal, thus qualifying for the UEFA Cup first round, Hamburger SV entered the Intertoto Cup third round.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AAC BSC DSC BOC SVW FCE BVB SGE HSV H96 B04 M05 BMG FCB FCN S04 VFB WOB
Alemannia Aachen 0–4 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–2 1–4 2–3 3–3 1–4 2–3 2–1 4–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–4 2–2
Hertha BSC 2–1 1–1 3–3 1–4 0–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 4–0 2–3 1–2 2–1 2–3 2–1 2–0 2–2 2–1
Arminia Bielefeld 5–1 2–2 1–3 3–2 3–1 1–0 2–4 1–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 0–2 2–1 3–2 0–1 2–3 0–0
VfL Bochum 2–2 1–3 2–1 0–6 0–1 2–0 4–3 2–1 2–0 1–3 0–1 2–0 1–2 0–2 2–1 2–3 0–1
Werder Bremen 3–1 3–1 3–0 3–0 1–1 1–3 1–2 0–2 3–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 3–1 1–0 0–2 2–3 2–1
Energie Cottbus 0–2 2–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–3 0–1 2–2 0–1 2–1 2–0 3–1 0–3 1–1 2–4 0–0 3–2
Borussia Dortmund 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–3 2–0 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–0 3–2 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–0
Eintracht Frankfurt 4–0 1–2 0–3 0–3 2–6 1–3 1–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–3 0–4 0–0
Hamburger SV 4–0 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 3–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–2 2–4 1–0
Hannover 96 0–3 5–0 1–1 0–2 2–4 2–0 4–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–3 1–1 1–2 2–2
Bayer Leverkusen 3–0 2–1 1–2 1–4 0–2 3–1 2–1 2–2 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–3 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–1
Mainz 05 1–3 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–6 4–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–3 3–0 0–4 2–1 0–3 0–0 1–2
Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–0 3–1 1–0 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–1 3–1
Bayern Munich 2–1 4–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–2 0–1 2–1 5–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 2–1
1. FC Nürnberg 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 3–1 3–2 1–1 1–0 3–0 0–0 4–1 1–1
Schalke 04 2–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–1 4–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–0
VfB Stuttgart 3–1 0–0 3–2 1–0 4–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–3 3–0 0–0
VfL Wolfsburg 1–2 0–0 2–3 3–1 0–2 0–0 0–2 2–2 1–0 1–2 3–2 3–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–1
Source: DFB
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

StatisticsEdit

Champion squadEdit

VfB Stuttgart

Goalkeepers: Timo Hildebrand (33); Michael Langer   (1).
Defenders: Matthieu Delpierre   (33); Ricardo Osorio   (27 / 1); Serdar Tasci (26 / 2); Ludovic Magnin   (22 / 1); Fernando Meira (captain)   (20 / 3); Arthur Boka   (19 / 1); Andreas Beck (4); Markus Babbel (2).
Midfielders: Roberto Hilbert (34 / 7); Pável Pardo   (33 / 1); Thomas Hitzlsperger (30 / 7); Antônio da Silva   (28); Sami Khedira (22 / 4); Christian Gentner (15); Daniel Bierofka (12); Alexander Farnerud   (9); Silvio Meißner (1).
Forwards: Cacau   (32 / 13); Marco Streller   (27 / 5); Mario Gómez (25 / 14); Benjamin Lauth (11 / 1); Jon Dahl Tomasson   (4); Bernd Nehrig (1).
(league appearances and goals listed in parentheses)

Manager: Armin Veh.

On the roster but have not played in a league game: Dirk Heinen; Alexander Stolz; Heiko Gerber; Danijel Ljuboja  .

Transferred out during the season: Silvio Meißner (to 1. FC Kaiserslautern); Danijel Ljuboja   (on loan to Hamburger SV); Bernd Nehrig (on loan to SpVgg Unterhaching); Jon Dahl Tomasson   (on loan to Villarreal).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mario Gomez: 10 things on the VfB Stuttgart star". Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  2. ^ Horst Köppel at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  3. ^ a b Jupp Heynckes at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  4. ^ Peter Neururer at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  5. ^ a b Dieter Hecking at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  6. ^ Michael Frontzeck at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  7. ^ Bert van Marwijk at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  8. ^ a b Jürgen Röber at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  9. ^ 2006–07 Bundesliga at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  10. ^ Felix Magath at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  11. ^ 2006–07 Bundesliga at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  12. ^ a b Thomas Doll at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  13. ^ Huub Stevens at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  14. ^ Thomas von Heesen at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  15. ^ a b Frank Geideck at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  16. ^ Ernst Middendorp at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  17. ^ Falko Götz at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  18. ^ Karsten Heine at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)

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