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The 2014–15 Bundesliga was the 52nd season of the Bundesliga, Germany's premier football competition. The season started on 22 August 2014 and the final matchday took place on 23 May 2015. Bayern Munich won their 25th German title on 26 April 2015.[2][3]

Bundesliga
Season2014–15
ChampionsBayern Munich
24th Bundesliga title
25th German title
RelegatedSC Freiburg
SC Paderborn 07
Champions LeagueBayern Munich
VfL Wolfsburg
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Bayer Leverkusen
Europa LeagueFC Augsburg
Schalke 04
Borussia Dortmund
Matches played306
Goals scored843 (2.75 per match)
Top goalscorerAlexander Meier
(19 goals)
Biggest home winBayern Munich 8–0 Hamburger SV
(14 February 2015)
Biggest away winSC Paderborn 07 0–6 Bayern Munich
(21 February 2015)
Highest scoringEintracht Frankfurt 4–5 VfB Stuttgart
(25 October 2014)
Bayer Leverkusen 4–5 VfL Wolfsburg
(14 February 2015)
Longest winning run8 matches[1]
Bayern Munich
Longest unbeaten run17 matches[1]
Bayern Munich
Longest winless run16 matches[1]
Hannover 96
Longest losing run5 matches[1]
Borussia Dortmund
Hamburger SV
Highest attendance80,667[1]
Borussia Dortmund 0–2 Bayer Leverkusen
(23 August 2014)
Lowest attendance14,401[1]
SC Paderborn 0–0 1899 Hoffenheim
(21 March 2015)
Average attendance43,527[1]

Contents

BackgroundEdit

Bayern Munich came into the season as defending champions, winning the championship on 25 March 2014 against Hertha BSC.[4] Armin Veh announced that he was leaving Eintracht Frankfurt during the 2013–14 season.[5] He had demanded that the club invest more money in the squad.[6] Thomas Schaaf replaced Veh.[7] Bayer Leverkusen sacked Sami Hyypiä during the 2013–14 season.[8] Sascha Lewandowski was named interim manager.[8] Lewandowski's interim reign lasted until the end of the season when Roger Schmidt took over.[9] Other managerial changes include Kasper Hjulmand[10] replacing Thomas Tuchel[11] at 1. FSV Mainz 05 and Armin Veh[12] replacing Huub Stevens at VfB Stuttgart.[13] Every club received their licence.[14] The league schedule came out on 24 June with Bayern Munich facing VfL Wolfsburg in the opening fixture on 22 August.[15] The match ended 2–1 win for Bayern Munich, a record third straight win for the home team, on the opening matchday, in the last three seasons.

TeamsEdit

18 teams comprise the league. 15 sides qualified directly from the 2013–14 season and two sides were directly promoted from the 2013–14 2. Fußball-Bundesliga season: 1. FC Köln and SC Paderborn 07. The final participant was decided by a two-legged play-off, in which 16th-placed Bundesliga club Hamburger SV defeated third-place finisher in 2. Bundesliga, SpVgg Greuther Fürth.

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity[16]
FC Augsburg Augsburg SGL arena 30,660
Bayer Leverkusen Leverkusen BayArena 30,210
Bayern Munich Munich Allianz Arena 75,000
Borussia Dortmund Dortmund Signal Iduna Park 80,645
Borussia Mönchengladbach Mönchengladbach Stadion im Borussia-Park 54,010
Eintracht Frankfurt Frankfurt Commerzbank-Arena 51,500
SC Freiburg Freiburg Schwarzwald-Stadion 24,000
Hamburger SV Hamburg Imtech Arena 57,000
Hannover 96 Hanover HDI-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
1. FSV Mainz 05 Mainz Coface Arena 34,000
SC Paderborn 07 Paderborn Benteler Arena 15,000
Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen Veltins-Arena 61,973
VfB Stuttgart Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Arena 60,441
Werder Bremen Bremen Weserstadion 42,100
VfL Wolfsburg Wolfsburg Volkswagen Arena 30,000

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
FC Augsburg   Markus Weinzierl   Paul Verhaegh Nike AL-KO
Bayer Leverkusen   Roger Schmidt   Simon Rolfes adidas LG
Bayern Munich   Pep Guardiola   Philipp Lahm adidas T-Mobile
Borussia Dortmund   Jürgen Klopp   Mats Hummels Puma Evonik
Borussia Mönchengladbach   Lucien Favre   Filip Daems Kappa Postbank
Eintracht Frankfurt   Thomas Schaaf   Kevin Trapp Nike Alfa Romeo[17]
SC Freiburg   Christian Streich   Julian Schuster Nike Ehrmann
Hamburger SV   Bruno Labbadia   Rafael van der Vaart adidas Emirates
Hannover 96   Michael Frontzeck   Lars Stindl Jako Heinz von Heiden
Hertha BSC   Pál Dárdai   Fabian Lustenberger Nike Deutsche Bahn
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim   Markus Gisdol   Andreas Beck Lotto SAP
1. FC Köln   Peter Stöger   Mišo Brečko Erima REWE
1. FSV Mainz 05   Martin Schmidt   Nikolče Noveski Nike Entega
SC Paderborn 07   André Breitenreiter   Uwe Hünemeier Saller kfzteile24
Schalke 04   Roberto Di Matteo   Benedikt Höwedes adidas Gazprom
VfB Stuttgart   Huub Stevens   Christian Gentner Puma Mercedes-Benz Bank
Werder Bremen   Viktor Skrypnyk   Clemens Fritz Nike Wiesenhof
VfL Wolfsburg   Dieter Hecking   Diego Benaglio Kappa Volkswagen

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing Manner Date Position in table Incoming Date Ref.
Eintracht Frankfurt   Armin Veh End of contract 30 June 20141 Pre–season   Thomas Schaaf 21 May 2014 [5][7]
Mainz 05   Thomas Tuchel Stepped down 11 May 2014   Kasper Hjulmand 15 May 2014 [10][11]
Bayer Leverkusen   Sascha Lewandowski End of caretaker assignment 30 June 2014   Roger Schmidt 1 July 20142 [8][9]
VfB Stuttgart   Huub Stevens End of contract 30 June 20143   Armin Veh 1 July 20144 [12][13]
Hamburger SV   Mirko Slomka Sacked 15 September 2014 18th   Josef Zinnbauer 16 September 2014 [18][19]
Schalke 04   Jens Keller Sacked 7 October 2014 11th   Roberto Di Matteo 7 October 2014 [20]
Werder Bremen   Robin Dutt Sacked 25 October 2014 18th   Viktor Skrypnyk 25 October 2014 [21]
VfB Stuttgart   Armin Veh Resigned 24 November 2014 18th   Huub Stevens 25 November 2014 [22][23]
Hertha BSC   Jos Luhukay Sacked 5 February 2015 17th   Pál Dárdai 6 February 2015 [24]
Mainz 05   Kasper Hjulmand Sacked 17 February 2015 14th   Martin Schmidt 17 February 2015 [25]
Hamburger SV   Josef Zinnbauer Sacked 22 March 2015 16th   Bruno Labbadia 15 April 2015 [26]
Hannover 96   Tayfun Korkut Sacked 20 April 2015 15th   Michael Frontzeck 20 April 2015 [27][28]
Notes
  1. Announced on 3 March 2014.
  2. Announced on 25 April 2014.
  3. Announced on 10 May 2014.
  4. Announced on 12 May 2014.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Bayern Munich (C) 34 25 4 5 80 18 +62 79 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 VfL Wolfsburg 34 20 9 5 72 38 +34 69
3 Borussia Mönchengladbach 34 19 9 6 53 26 +27 66
4 Bayer Leverkusen 34 17 10 7 62 37 +25 61 Qualification to Champions League play-off round
5 FC Augsburg 34 15 4 15 43 43 0 49 Qualification to Europa League group stage[a]
6 Schalke 04 34 13 9 12 42 40 +2 48
7 Borussia Dortmund 34 13 7 14 47 42 +5 46 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round[a]
8 1899 Hoffenheim 34 12 8 14 49 55 −6 44
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 11 10 13 56 62 −6 43
10 Werder Bremen 34 11 10 13 50 65 −15 43
11 FSV Mainz 05 34 9 13 12 45 47 −2 40
12 1. FC Köln 34 9 13 12 34 40 −6 40
13 Hannover 96 34 9 10 15 40 56 −16 37
14 VfB Stuttgart 34 9 9 16 42 60 −18 36
15 Hertha BSC 34 9 8 17 36 52 −16 35
16 Hamburger SV (O) 34 9 8 17 25 50 −25 35 Qualification to relegation play-offs
17 SC Freiburg (R) 34 7 13 14 36 47 −11 34 Relegation to 2. Bundesliga
18 SC Paderborn 07 (R) 34 7 10 17 31 65 −34 31
Source: DFB
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Since the winners of the 2014–15 DFB-Pokal, VfL Wolfsburg, qualified for the Champions League based on league position, the Europa League group stage spot was passed to the sixth-placed team, Schalke 04; and the Europa League third qualifying round spot was passed to the seventh-placed team, Borussia Dortmund.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away FCA BSC SVW BVB SGE SCF HSV H96 TSG KOE B04 M05 BMG FCB SCP S04 VFB WOB
FC Augsburg 1–0 4–2 2–3 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–2 3–1 0–0 2–2 0–2 2–1 0–4 3–0 0–0 2–1 1–0
Hertha BSC 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 0–2 3–0 0–2 0–5 0–0 0–1 1–3 1–2 0–1 2–0 2–2 3–2 1–0
Werder Bremen 3–2 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–3 1–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–2 0–4 4–0 0–3 2–0 3–5
Borussia Dortmund 0–1 2–0 3–2 2–0 3–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–2 4–2 1–0 0–1 3–0 3–0 2–2 2–2
Eintracht Frankfurt 0–1 4–4 5–2 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–2 3–1 3–2 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–4 4–0 1–0 4–5 1–1
SC Freiburg 2–0 2–2 0–1 0–3 4–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–3 0–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–4 1–2
Hamburger SV 3–2 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–3 2–0 0–1 0–2
Hannover 96 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–3 1–0 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–3 1–1 0–3 1–3 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–3
1899 Hoffenheim 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 3–2 3–3 3–0 4–3 3–4 0–1 2–0 1–4 0–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–1
1. FC Köln 1–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 4–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 2–0 0–0 2–2
Bayer Leverkusen 1–0 4–2 3–3 0–0 1–1 1–0 4–0 4–0 2–0 5–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–0 4–0 4–5
Mainz 05 2–1 0–2 1–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–3 2–2 1–2 5–0 2–0 1–1 1–1
Borussia Mönchengladbach 1–3 3–2 4–1 3–1 1–3 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–0
Bayern Munich 0–1 1–0 6–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 8–0 4–0 4–0 4–1 1–0 2–0 0–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–1
SC Paderborn 2–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–3 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–3 2–2 1–2 0–6 1–2 1–2 1–3
Schalke 04 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 1–2 0–1 4–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–2 3–2
VfB Stuttgart 0–1 0–0 3–2 2–3 3–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 0–2 0–2 3–3 2–0 0–1 0–2 0–0 0–4 0–4
VfL Wolfsburg 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–2 3–0 2–1 4–1 3–0 1–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
Source: DFB
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-offsEdit

The team which finishes 16th, will face the third-placed 2014–15 2. Bundesliga side for a two-legged play-off. The winner on aggregate score after both matches earns entry into the 2015–16 Bundesliga. Hamburger SV prevailed for the second year in a row, avoiding their possible first relegation.

First legEdit

Hamburger SV1–1Karlsruher SC
Iličević   73' Report Hennings   4'
Attendance: 56,615
Referee: Deniz Aytekin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hamburger SV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Karlsruher SC
GK 15   René Adler
RB 4   Heiko Westermann   26'   56'
CB 5   Johan Djourou (c)
CB 32   Slobodan Rajković
LB 22   Matthias Ostrzolek
CM 40   Gojko Kačar   83'
CM 20   Marcelo Díaz
RW 8   Ivica Olić   89'
AM 18   Lewis Holtby   59'   69'
LW 11   Ivo Iličević
CF 10   Pierre-Michel Lasogga
Substitutes:
GK 30   Alexander Brunst
DF 2   Dennis Diekmeier   83'   56'
DF 3   Cléber
MF 17   Zoltán Stieber   69'
MF 23   Rafael van der Vaart
MF 27   Nicolai Müller
FW 9   Maximilian Beister   89'
Manager:
  Bruno Labbadia
 
GK 1   Dirk Orlishausen (c)
RB 22   Enrico Valentini   13'
CB 3   Daniel Gordon
CB 14   Manuel Gulde
LB 31   Philipp Max
CM 13   Dominic Peitz   78'
CM 23   Jonas Meffert
RW 18   Manuel Torres Jiménez
AM 8   Reinhold Yabo   76'
LW 11   Dimitrij Nazarov
CF 17   Rouwen Hennings   90+3'
Substitutes:
GK 24   René Vollath
DF 4   Martin Stoll
DF 5   Dennis Kempe
DF 20   Ylli Sallahi
MF 15   Boubacar Barry
MF 21   Gaëtan Krebs   76'
FW 19   Iliyan Mitsanski   90+3'
Manager:
  Markus Kauczinski

Assistant referees:
Benjamin Brand
Markus Hacker
Fourth official:
Michael Weiner

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

Second legEdit

Karlsruher SC1–2 (a.e.t.)Hamburger SV
Yabo   78' Report Díaz   90+1'
Müller   115'
Attendance: 27,986
Referee: Manuel Gräfe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Karlsruher SC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hamburger SV
GK 1   Dirk Orlishausen (c)
RB 22   Enrico Valentini
CB 3   Daniel Gordon   118'
CB 14   Manuel Gulde   90+2'
LB 31   Philipp Max   86'
CM 21   Gaëtan Krebs   87'   89'
CM 23   Jonas Meffert   90'
RW 18   Manuel Torres Jiménez
AM 9   Hiroki Yamada   72'
LW 11   Dimitrij Nazarov   120+1'
CF 17   Rouwen Hennings
Substitutes:
GK 24   René Vollath
DF 4   Martin Stoll   89'
DF 5   Dennis Kempe   86'
DF 20   Ylli Sallahi
MF 8   Reinhold Yabo   72'
MF 15   Boubacar Barry
FW 19   Iliyan Mitsanski
Manager:
  Markus Kauczinski
 
GK 15   René Adler
RB 2   Dennis Diekmeier
CB 5   Johan Djourou
CB 32   Slobodan Rajković   63'
LB 22   Matthias Ostrzolek
CM 20   Marcelo Díaz   55'
CM 23   Rafael van der Vaart (c)   48'
RW 8   Ivica Olić   77'
AM 18   Lewis Holtby   66'
LW 11   Ivo Iličević   86'
CF 10   Pierre-Michel Lasogga
Substitutes:
GK 30   Alexander Brunst
DF 3   Cléber   101'   86'
DF 31   Ronny Marcos
MF 17   Zoltán Stieber   66'
MF 19   Petr Jiráček   115'
MF 27   Nicolai Müller   77'
FW 9   Maximilian Beister   90+2'
Manager:
  Bruno Labbadia

Assistant referees:
Guido Kleve
René Rohde
Fourth official:
Marco Fritz

Match rules

  • 90 minutes of regular time.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if tied on aggregate.
  • Penalty shoot-out if no further goals are scored.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

Hamburger SV won 3–2 on aggregate.

Season statisticsEdit

Hat-tricksEdit

Player Club Against Result Date
  Thomas Müller Bayern Munich Eintracht Frankfurt 4–0 8 November 2014
  Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Schalke 04 1. FSV Mainz 05 4–1 29 November 2014
  Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting Schalke 04 VfB Stuttgart 4–0 6 December 2014
  Nils Petersen SC Freiburg Eintracht Frankfurt 4–1 31 January 2015
  Bas Dost4 VfL Wolfsburg Bayer Leverkusen 5–4 14 February 2015
  Son Heung-min Bayer Leverkusen VfL Wolfsburg 4–5

4 Player scored four goals

Number of teams by stateEdit

Position State Number of teams Teams
1   North Rhine-Westphalia 6 1. FC Köln, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Schalke 04 and SC Paderborn 07
2   Baden-Württemberg 3 1899 Hoffenheim, SC Freiburg and VfB Stuttgart
3   Bavaria 2 FC Augsburg and Bayern Munich
  Lower Saxony 2 Hannover 96 and VfL Wolfsburg
5   Berlin 1 Hertha BSC
  Bremen 1 Werder Bremen
  Hamburg 1 Hamburger SV
  Hesse 1 Eintracht Frankfurt
  Rhineland-Palatinate 1 Mainz 05

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