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The 2007–08 Bundesliga was the 45th season of the Bundesliga, Germany's premier football league. It began on 10 August 2007 and ended on 17 May 2008. VfB Stuttgart were the defending champions.

Bundesliga
Season2007–08
ChampionsBayern Munich
20th Bundesliga title
21st German title
Relegated1. FC Nürnberg
Hansa Rostock
MSV Duisburg
Champions LeagueBayern Munich
Werder Bremen
Schalke 04
UEFA CupHamburger SV
VfL Wolfsburg
Borussia Dortmund (via domestic cup)
Hertha BSC (via Fair Play)
Intertoto CupVfB Stuttgart
Matches played306
Goals scored860 (2.81 per match)
Top goalscorerLuca Toni (24)
Biggest home winBremen 8–1 Bielefeld (29 September 2007)
Hamburg 7–0 Karlsruhe (17 May 2008)
Biggest away winBremen 0–4 Bayern (18 August 2007)
Highest scoringBremen 8–1 Bielefeld (29 September 2007)
Stuttgart 6–3 Bremen (8 March 2008)
Average attendance37,644

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Competition formatEdit

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.

BackgroundEdit

Bayern Munich secured their 21st title with a 0–0 draw at VfL Wolfsburg on 4 May 2008. Bayern were good value for their title, having conceded only 21 goals, losing only two games in the process. Their completely overhauled squad hinged on the performances of Italy striker Luca Toni, who found the back of the net 24 times, and France winger Franck Ribéry, who won the Player of the Year award. Bayern coach Ottmar Hitzfeld was named Manager of the Year as well, to round off a thoroughly successful season for Bayern. Werder Bremen finished their first season without Miroslav Klose on 66 points, a distant ten points behind Bayern, in second place. Schalke 04 finished in the last Champions League place, two points behind Bremen. Joining Hamburger SV in the UEFA Cup spot were season surprise packages Wolfsburg, who finished in fifth place. Borussia Dortmund, though suffering a terrible domestic campaign, finishing 13th, managed to qualify for the UEFA Cup as well, having finished runners-up in the DFB-Pokal final, losing to Bayern Munich. 1. FC Nürnberg, MSV Duisburg and Hansa Rostock were all automatically relegated, having suffered a combined 58 defeats in the campaign.

TeamsEdit

Mainz 05, Alemannia Aachen and Borussia Mönchengladbach were relegated to the 2. Bundesliga after finishing in the last three places. They were replaced by Karlsruher SC, Hansa Rostock and MSV Duisburg.

2007–08 teams

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Location Venue Capacity
Hertha BSC Berlin Olympic Stadium 74,228
Arminia Bielefeld Bielefeld Schüco Arena 28,008
VfL Bochum Bochum Ruhrstadion 31,328
SV Werder Bremen Bremen Weserstadion 42,358
FC Energie Cottbus Cottbus Stadion der Freundschaft 22,450
Borussia Dortmund Dortmund Signal Iduna Park 80,708
MSV Duisburg Duisburg MSV-Arena 31,500
Eintracht Frankfurt Frankfurt Commerzbank-Arena 52,300
Hamburger SV Hamburg HSH Nordbank Arena 57,274
Hannover 96 Hanover AWD-Arena 49,000
Karlsruher SC Karlsruhe Wildparkstadion 32,306
Bayer 04 Leverkusen Leverkusen BayArena 22,500
FC Bayern Munich Munich Allianz Arena 69,901
1. FC Nürnberg Nuremberg Easy Credit Stadion 47,559
F.C. Hansa Rostock Rostock DKB-Arena 29,000
FC Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen Veltins-Arena 61,673
VfB Stuttgart Stuttgart Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion 58,000
VfL Wolfsburg Wolfsburg Volkswagen Arena 30,122

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Hertha BSC   Lucien Favre   Arne Friedrich Nike DB
Arminia Bielefeld   Michael Frontzeck   Mathias Hain Saller Krombacher
VfL Bochum   Marcel Koller   Tomasz Zdebel Umbro KiK
SV Werder Bremen   Thomas Schaaf   Frank Baumann Kappa Citibank
FC Energie Cottbus   Bojan Prašnikar   Timo Rost Saller enviaM
Borussia Dortmund   Thomas Doll   Christian Wörns Nike Evonik
MSV Duisburg   Rudolf Bommer   Ivica Grlić Uhlsport Xella
Eintracht Frankfurt   Friedhelm Funkel   Ioannis Amanatidis Jako Fraport
Hamburger SV   Huub Stevens   Rafael van der Vaart Adidas Emirates
Hannover 96   Dieter Hecking   Robert Enke Diadora TUIfly
Karlsruher SC   Edmund Becker   Mario Eggimann Jako EnBW
Bayer 04 Leverkusen   Michael Skibbe   Carsten Ramelow Adidas Teldafax
FC Bayern Munich   Ottmar Hitzfeld   Oliver Kahn Adidas T-Home
1. FC Nürnberg   Thomas von Heesen   Tomáš Galásek Adidas mister*lady
F.C. Hansa Rostock   Frank Pagelsdorf   Stefan Beinlich Masita KiK
FC Schalke 04   Mike Büskens
  Youri Mulder
  Marcelo Bordon Adidas Gazprom
VfB Stuttgart   Armin Veh   Fernando Meira Puma EnBW
VfL Wolfsburg   Felix Magath   Marcelinho Nike Volkswagen

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Date of departure Replaced by Date of Appointment
Hertha BSC   Karsten Heine 19 May 2007[1]   Lucien Favre 1 July 2007[2]
VfL Wolfsburg   Klaus Augenthaler 19 May 2007[3]   Felix Magath 1 July 2007[4]
Energie Cottbus   Petrik Sander 23 September 2007[5]   Bojan Prašnikar 28 September 2007[6]
Arminia Bielefeld   Ernst Middendorp 10 December 2007[7]   Michael Frontzeck 1 January 2008[8]
FC Schalke 04   Mirko Slomka 13 April 2008[9]   Mike Büskens
  Youri Mulder
14 April 2008[10][11]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Bayern Munich (C) 34 22 10 2 68 21 +47 76 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Werder Bremen 34 20 6 8 75 45 +30 66
3 Schalke 04 34 18 10 6 55 32 +23 64 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Hamburger SV 34 14 12 8 47 26 +21 54 2008–09 UEFA Cup First round
5 VfL Wolfsburg 34 15 9 10 58 46 +12 54
6 VfB Stuttgart 34 16 4 14 57 57 0 52 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
7 Bayer Leverkusen 34 15 6 13 57 40 +17 51
8 Hannover 96 34 13 10 11 54 56 −2 49
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 12 10 12 43 50 −7 46
10 Hertha BSC 34 12 8 14 39 44 −5 44 2008–09 UEFA Cup First qualifying round[a]
11 Karlsruher SC 34 11 10 13 38 53 −15 43
12 VfL Bochum 34 10 11 13 48 54 −6 41
13 Borussia Dortmund 34 10 10 14 50 62 −12 40 2008–09 UEFA Cup First round[b]
14 Energie Cottbus 34 9 9 16 35 56 −21 36
15 Arminia Bielefeld 34 8 10 16 35 60 −25 34
16 1. FC Nürnberg (R) 34 7 10 17 35 51 −16 31 Relegation to 2. Fußball-Bundesliga
17 Hansa Rostock (R) 34 8 6 20 30 52 −22 30
18 MSV Duisburg (R) 34 8 5 21 36 55 −19 29
Source: www.dfb.de
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ An additional UEFA Cup spot was awarded to the Bundesliga after it had been drawn from the best teams of the UEFA Fair Play ranking 2007–08. The spot was awarded to national Fair Play competition winners Hertha BSC.
  2. ^ Because German Cup 2007–08 winners Bayern Munich had already qualified for the Champions League via their league placement, losing finalists Borussia Dortmund took the UEFA Cup spot reserved for the cup winners.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BSC DSC BOC SVW FCE BVB DUI SGE HSV H96 KSC B04 FCB FCN ROS S04 VFB WOB
Hertha BSC 1–0 2–0 1–2 0–0 3–2 2–0 0–3 0–0 1–0 3–1 0–3 0–0 1–0 1–3 1–2 3–1 2–1
Arminia Bielefeld 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 2–2 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 0–1 3–1 4–2 0–2 2–0 0–1
VfL Bochum 1–1 3–0 2–2 3–3 3–3 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 1–2 3–3 1–2 0–3 1–1 5–3
Werder Bremen 3–2 8–1 1–2 2–0 2–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 6–1 4–0 5–2 0–4 2–0 1–0 5–1 4–1 0–1
Energie Cottbus 2–1 1–0 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–2 2–2 2–0 5–1 2–0 2–3 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–2
Borussia Dortmund 1–1 6–1 2–1 3–0 3–0 1–3 1–1 0–3 1–3 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–3 3–2 2–4
MSV Duisburg 1–2 3–0 0–2 1–3 0–1 3–3 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 3–2 2–3 1–0 1–1 0–2 2–3 1–3
Eintracht Frankfurt 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 4–2 2–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–3 1–3 1–0 2–2 1–4 2–3
Hamburger SV 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 4–1 1–1 7–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 4–1 2–2
Hannover 96 2–2 2–2 3–2 4–3 4–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–2 0–3 0–3 2–1 3–0 2–3 0–0 2–2
Karlsruher SC 2–1 0–0 1–3 3–3 1–1 3–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–4 2–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 3–1
Bayer Leverkusen 1–2 4–0 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–2 4–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–0 0–1 4–1 3–0 1–0 3–0 2–2
Bayern Munich 4–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 5–0 5–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 3–0 1–1 4–1 2–1
1. FC Nürnberg 2–1 2–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 5–1 0–0 2–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–0[a]
Hansa Rostock 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 3–2 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–3 0–3 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 0–1
Schalke 04 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–1 5–0 4–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 4–1 1–2
VfB Stuttgart 1–3 2–2 1–0 6–3 3–0 1–2 1–0 4–1 1–0 0–2 3–1 1–0 3–1 3–0 4–1 2–2 3–1
VfL Wolfsburg 0–0 1–3 0–1 1–1 3–0 4–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 3–2 1–2 1–2 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 4–0
Source: DFB
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The 1. FC Nürnberg v VfL Wolfsburg match from 11 April 2008 was suspended after 45 minutes (half-time) and a score of 1–0 due to poor playing conditions caused by heavy rain. The replay took place on 20 April 2008 and finished with a score of 1–0.[12]

StatisticsEdit

AwardsEdit

Annual awardsEdit

Player of the Year:[13]   Franck Ribéry (Bayern Munich)

Manager of the Year:[13]   Ottmar Hitzfeld (Bayern Munich)

Monthly awardsEdit

Player of the Month

Month Player Team
August   Franck Ribéry Bayern Munich
September   Diego Werder Bremen
October   Ivica Olić Hamburger SV
November   Thomas Hitzlsperger VfB Stuttgart
December   Diego Werder Bremen
February   Joshua Kennedy Karlsruher SC
March   Mario Gómez VfB Stuttgart
April   Kevin Kurányi FC Schalke 04
May   Torsten Frings Werder Bremen

Champion squadEdit

FC Bayern Munich

Goalkeepers: Oliver Kahn (captain; 26); Michael Rensing (10).
Defenders: Christian Lell (29 / 1); Martín Demichelis   (28 / 1); Lúcio   (24 / 1); Philipp Lahm (22); Daniel Van Buyten   (19 / 1); Marcell Jansen (17), Willy Sagnol   (9); Breno   (1).
Midfielders: Zé Roberto   (30 / 5); Bastian Schweinsteiger (30 / 1); Franck Ribéry   (28 / 11); Mark van Bommel   (27 / 2); Hamit Altıntop   (23 / 3); Andreas Ottl (19 / 3); José Sosa   (15); Toni Kroos (12).
Forwards: Luca Toni   (31 / 24); Miroslav Klose (27 / 10); Lukas Podolski (25 / 5); Jan Schlaudraff (8); Sandro Wagner (4).
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

Manager: Ottmar Hitzfeld.

On the roster but have not played in a league game: Bernd Dreher; Mats Hummels; Valérien Ismaël  ; Julio dos Santos  ; Stephan Fürstner.

Transferred out during the season: Mats Hummels (to Borussia Dortmund); Valérien Ismaël   (to Hannover 96); Julio dos Santos   (on loans to Almería and then Grêmio).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karsten Heine at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  2. ^ Lucien Favre at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  3. ^ Klaus Augenthaler at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  4. ^ Felix Magath at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  5. ^ Petrik Sander at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  6. ^ Bojan Prašnikar at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  7. ^ Ernst Middendorp at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  8. ^ Michael Frontzeck at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  9. ^ Mirko Slomka at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  10. ^ Mike Büskens at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  11. ^ Youri Mulder at fussballdaten.de ‹See Tfd›(in German)
  12. ^ "Nürnberg unter Wasser" [Nuremberg under water]. kicker.de (in German). kicker-sportmagazin. 11 April 2008. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Die Ergebnisse" (in German). Kicker Online. 6 August 2008. Archived from the original on 9 August 2008. Retrieved 6 August 2008.

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