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The 2009–10 Bundesliga was the 47th season of the Bundesliga, Germany's premier football league. The season commenced on 7 August 2009 with the traditional season-opening match involving the defending champions VfL Wolfsburg and VfB Stuttgart.[2] The last games were played on 8 May 2010. There was a winter break between 21 December 2009 and 14 January 2010, though the period was reduced from six to three weeks.[3]

Bundesliga
Season2009–10
ChampionsBayern Munich
21st Bundesliga title
22nd German title
RelegatedVfL Bochum
Hertha BSC
Champions LeagueBayern Munich
Schalke 04
Werder Bremen
Europa LeagueBayer Leverkusen
Borussia Dortmund
VfB Stuttgart
Matches played306
Goals scored866 (2.83 per match)
Top goalscorerEdin Džeko (22)
Biggest home winBayern 7–0 Hannover
Biggest away winFreiburg 0–6 Bremen
Highest scoringM'gladbach 5–3 Hannover
Average attendance41,802[1]

TeamsEdit

Karlsruher SC and Arminia Bielefeld were directly relegated at the end of the 2008–09 season after finishing in the bottom two places of the table. Karlsruhe ended a two-year stint in Germany's top flight, while Arminia were relegated for the sixth time since the introduction of the Bundesliga, a current record, after five years.

The relegated teams were replaced by 2008–09 2. Bundesliga champions SC Freiburg and runners-up Mainz 05. Freiburg returned to the Bundesliga after four years, and Mainz began a second tenure in the top division after being relegated in the 2006–07 season.

A further place in the league was decided through a two-legged play-off. Energie Cottbus, as the 16th-placed Bundesliga team, had to face 1. FC Nürnberg, who finished third in 2. Bundesliga. Nürnberg won both matches by an aggregated score of 5–0 and thus earned their seventh promotion to the Bundesliga since its introduction, also a current record. Their opponents ended a second three-year top flight tenure and left the Bundesliga without a club from former East Germany for only the second time since East German teams were included before the 1991–92 season, with the other time being in 2005–06.

Stadia and locationsEdit

BayArena, home of Bayer Leverkusen, was expanded from 22,500 to 30,000 spectators during the first half of 2009. Other stadia which are recently undergoing renovation or expansion are Weserstadion in Bremen, HSH Nordbank Arena in Hamburg and Mercedes-Benz Arena in Stuttgart.

Team Location Venue Capacity[4]
VfL Bochum Bochum rewirpowerSTADION 31,328
SV Werder Bremen Bremen Weserstadion1 34,400
Borussia Dortmund Dortmund Westfalenstadion 80,552
Eintracht Frankfurt Frankfurt am Main Commerzbank-Arena 51,500
SC Freiburg Freiburg Badenova-Stadion 24,000
Hamburger SV Hamburg HSH Nordbank Arena2 57,000
Hannover 96 Hanover AWD-Arena 49,000
Hertha BSC Berlin Olympiastadion 74,244
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Sinsheim Rhein-Neckar-Arena 30,150
1. FC Köln Cologne RheinEnergieStadion 50,000
Bayer 04 Leverkusen Leverkusen BayArena 30,210[5]
1. FSV Mainz 05 Mainz Stadion am Bruchweg 20,300
Borussia Mönchengladbach Mönchengladbach Borussia-Park 54,067
Bayern Munich Munich Allianz Arena 69,000
1. FC Nürnberg Nuremberg EasyCredit-Stadion 46,780
FC Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen Veltins-Arena 61,673
VfB Stuttgart Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Arena3 42,101
VfL Wolfsburg Wolfsburg Volkswagen Arena 30,000
Notes
  1. Weserstadion will be increased in capacity during the season.[4]
  2. HSH Nordbank Arena will be expanded to a capacity of 61,000 from January 2010.[4]
  3. Mercedes-Benz Arena will be converted to a football-only stadium during the 2009–10 and 2010–11 seasons. As a consequence, the usual capacity of 58,000 is currently reduced to 42,101.[4]

Personnel and sponsoringEdit

Team Head coach Team captain[6] Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Bayer 04 Leverkusen   Jupp Heynckes   Simon Rolfes Adidas TelDaFax
FC Bayern Munich   Louis van Gaal   Mark van Bommel Adidas T-Home
VfL Bochum   Dariusz Wosz (Interim)   Marcel Maltritz Do You Football Netto
Borussia Dortmund   Jürgen Klopp   Sebastian Kehl Kappa Evonik
Eintracht Frankfurt   Michael Skibbe   Christoph Spycher Jako Fraport
SC Freiburg   Robin Dutt   Heiko Butscher Nike Duravit
Hamburger SV   Ricardo Moniz (Interim)   David Jarolím Adidas Emirates
Hannover 96   Mirko Slomka   Arnold Bruggink Under Armour TUI
Hertha BSC   Friedhelm Funkel   Arne Friedrich Nike Deutsche Bahn
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim   Ralf Rangnick   Per Nilsson Puma TV Digital
1. FC Köln   Zvonimir Soldo   Youssef Mohamad Reebok REWE
1. FSV Mainz 05   Thomas Tuchel   Tim Hoogland Nike Entega
Borussia Mönchengladbach   Michael Frontzeck   Filip Daems Lotto Postbank
1. FC Nürnberg   Dieter Hecking   Andreas Wolf Adidas Areva
FC Schalke 04   Felix Magath   Heiko Westermann Adidas Gazprom
VfB Stuttgart   Christian Gross   Matthieu Delpierre[7] Puma EnBW
SV Werder Bremen   Thomas Schaaf   Torsten Frings Nike Targobank
VfL Wolfsburg   Lorenz-Günther Köstner   Josué Adidas Volkswagen

Managerial changesEdit

Eight teams underwent coaching changes during the off-season, among them champions VfL Wolfsburg and runners-up Bayern Munich. Christoph Daum made use of a unilateral contract option to terminate his contract at 1. FC Köln.

Team Outgoing manager(s) Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
Eintracht Frankfurt   Friedhelm Funkel Resigned 21 May 2009[8] off-season   Michael Skibbe 1 July 2009[9]
Hamburger SV   Martin Jol Ajax purchased rights 26 May 2009[10]   Bruno Labbadia 1 July 2009[11]
Borussia Mönchengladbach   Hans Meyer Retired 28 May 2009[12]   Michael Frontzeck 1 July 2009[13]
1. FC Köln   Christoph Daum Contract terminated 2 June 2009[14]   Zvonimir Soldo 1 July 2009[15]
Bayer Leverkusen   Bruno Labbadia Hamburg purchased rights 5 June 2009[11]   Jupp Heynckes 1 July 2009[16]
Bayern Munich   Jupp Heynckes End of caretaker contract 30 June 2009[16]   Louis van Gaal 1 July 2009[17]
Schalke 04   Mike Büskens,
  Youri Mulder &
  Oliver Reck
End of tenure as caretakers 30 June 2009[18]   Felix Magath 1 July 2009[18]
VfL Wolfsburg   Felix Magath End of contract 30 June 2009[18]   Armin Veh 1 July 2009[19]
Mainz 05   Jørn Andersen Sacked 3 August 2009[20] pre-season   Thomas Tuchel 3 August 2009
Hannover 96   Dieter Hecking Resigned 19 August 2009[21] 14th   Andreas Bergmann 30 August 2009[22]
VfL Bochum   Marcel Koller Sacked 20 September 2009[23] 17th   Frank Heinemann (caretaker) 20 September 2009[23]
Hertha BSC   Lucien Favre Sacked 28 September 2009 18th   Friedhelm Funkel 3 October 2009[24]
VfL Bochum   Frank Heinemann (caretaker) End as caretaker 27 October 2009 17th   Heiko Herrlich 27 October 2009[25]
VfB Stuttgart   Markus Babbel Sacked 6 December 2009[26] 16th   Christian Gross 6 December 2009[26]
1. FC Nürnberg   Michael Oenning Sacked 21 December 2009[27] 17th   Dieter Hecking 22 December 2009[28]
Hannover 96   Andreas Bergmann Sacked 19 January 2010[29] 16th   Mirko Slomka 19 January 2010[30]
VfL Wolfsburg   Armin Veh Sacked 25 January 2010[31] 10th   Lorenz-Günther Köstner 25 January 2010[31]
Hamburger SV   Bruno Labbadia Sacked 26 April 2010[32] 7th   Ricardo Moniz (Interim) 26 April 2010[32]
VfL Bochum   Heiko Herrlich Sacked 29 April 2010[33] 16th   Dariusz Wosz (Interim) 29 April 2010[33]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Bayern Munich (C) 34 20 10 4 72 31 +41 70 2010–11 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Schalke 04 34 19 8 7 53 31 +22 65
3 Werder Bremen 34 17 10 7 71 40 +31 61 2010–11 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
4 Bayer Leverkusen 34 15 14 5 65 38 +27 59 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
5 Borussia Dortmund 34 16 9 9 54 42 +12 57
6 VfB Stuttgart 34 15 10 9 51 41 +10 55 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round[a]
7 Hamburger SV 34 13 13 8 56 41 +15 52
8 VfL Wolfsburg 34 14 8 12 64 58 +6 50
9 Mainz 05 34 12 11 11 36 42 −6 47
10 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 12 10 12 47 54 −7 46
11 1899 Hoffenheim 34 11 9 14 44 42 +2 42
12 Borussia Mönchengladbach 34 10 9 15 43 60 −17 39
13 1. FC Köln 34 9 11 14 33 42 −9 38
14 SC Freiburg 34 9 8 17 35 59 −24 35
15 Hannover 96 34 9 6 19 43 67 −24 33
16 1. FC Nürnberg (O) 34 8 7 19 32 58 −26 31 Bundesliga relegation play-off
17 VfL Bochum (R) 34 6 10 18 33 64 −31 28 Relegation to 2. Bundesliga
18 Hertha BSC (R) 34 5 9 20 34 56 −22 24
Source: bundesliga.de (in German)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since both finalists of the 2009–10 DFB-Pokal were qualified for the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League, the 6th-placed team will qualify for the 3rd qualifying round of the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BSC BOC SVW BVB SGE SCF HSV H96 TSG KOE B04 M05 BMG FCB FCN S04 VFB WOB
Hertha BSC 0–0 2–3 0–0 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–0 0–2 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–3 1–2 0–1 0–1 0–0
VfL Bochum 1–0 1–4 1–4 1–2 1–2 1–2 0–3 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–3 3–3 1–5 0–0 2–2 0–2 1–1
Werder Bremen 2–1 3–2 1–1 2–3 4–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–2 3–0 3–0 2–3 4–2 0–2 2–2 2–2
Borussia Dortmund 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–3 1–0 1–0 4–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 0–0 3–0 1–5 4–0 0–1 1–1 1–1
Eintracht Frankfurt 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 3–2 2–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–4 0–3 2–2
SC Freiburg 0–3 1–1 0–6 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–5 1–0 3–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–0
Hamburger SV 1–0 0–1 2–1 4–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 0–1 2–3 1–0 4–0 2–2 3–1 1–1
Hannover 96 0–3 2–3 1–5 1–1 2–1 5–2 2–2 0–1 1–4 0–0 1–1 6–1 0–3 1–3 4–2 1–0 0–1
1899 Hoffenheim 5–1 3–0 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 5–1 2–1 0–2 0–3 0–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–1 1–2
1. FC Köln 0–3 2–0 0–0 2–3 0–0 2–2 3–3 0–1 0–4 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–2 1–5 1–3
Bayer Leverkusen 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 4–0 3–1 4–2 3–0 1–0 0–0 4–2 3–2 1–1 4–0 0–2 4–0 2–1
Mainz 05 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–0 3–3 3–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–2
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2–1 1–2 4–3 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 5–3 2–4 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–4
Bayern Munich 5–2 3–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 7–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 3–0
1. FC Nürnberg 3–0 0–1 2–2 2–3 1–1 0–1 0–4 0–2 0–0 1–0 3–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–2 0–2
Schalke 04 2–0 3–0 0–2 2–1 2–0 0–1 3–3 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 3–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–2
VfB Stuttgart 1–1 1–1 0–2 4–1 2–1 4–2 1–3 2–0 3–1 0–2 2–1 2–2 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 3–1
VfL Wolfsburg 1–5 4–1 2–4 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–4 4–2 4–0 2–3 2–3 3–3 2–1 1–3 2–3 2–1 2–0
Source: DFB
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-offsEdit

16th-placed Bundesliga team 1. FC Nürnberg faced third-placed 2. Bundesliga team FC Augsburg for a two-legged play-off. The winner on aggregate score after both matches earned a spot in the 2010–11 Bundesliga. Nürnberg was participating in their second playoff in a row after winning promotion at the expense of Energie Cottbus in the playoff at the end of the 2008–09 season. The matches took place on 13 and 16 May, with Nürnberg playing at home first.[34] Nürnberg won 3 – 0 on aggregate, thus retaining their spot in the Bundesliga for the next season.

1. FC Nürnberg1–0FC Augsburg
Eigler   84' Report
(in German)
Attendance: 40,509

FC Augsburg0–21. FC Nürnberg
Traoré   56' Report
(in German)
Gündoğan   34'
Choupo-Moting   63' (pen.)
Attendance: 30,660
Referee: Manuel Gräfe (Berlin)

Nürnberg won 3 – 0 on aggregate.

StatisticsEdit

AwardsEdit

Champion squadEdit

FC Bayern Munich

Goalkeepers: Hans-Jörg Butt (31); Michael Rensing (4).
Defenders: Philipp Lahm (34); Holger Badstuber (33 / 1); Daniel Van Buyten   (31 / 6); Martín Demichelis   (21 / 1); Edson Braafheid   (9); Diego Contento (9); Breno   (3)
Midfielders: Bastian Schweinsteiger (33 / 2); Mark van Bommel   (25 / 1); Arjen Robben   (24 / 16); Anatoliy Tymoshchuk   (21); Danijel Pranjić   (20 / 1); Franck Ribéry   (19 / 4); Hamit Altıntop   (15); Andreas Ottl (4); David Alaba   (3); Alexander Baumjohann (3); José Sosa   (3)
Forwards: Thomas Müller (34 / 13); Mario Gómez (29 / 10); Ivica Olić   (29 / 11) Miroslav Klose (25 / 3); Luca Toni   (4 / 0).
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

Manager: Louis van Gaal  

On the roster but have not played in a league game: Thomas Kraft ; Andreas Görlitz ; Christian Lell ; Mehmet Ekici  .

Transferred out during the season: Alexander Baumjohann (to Schalke 04); Breno   and Andreas Ottl (loan to 1. FC Nürnberg); Edson Braafheid   (loan to Celtic); José Sosa   (loan to Estudiantes LP) Luca Toni   (loan to Roma).

Note: Players without nationality denoted are German.

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