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The 2015–16 Bundesliga was the 53rd season of the Bundesliga, Germany's premier football competition. The season started on 14 August 2015 and ended on 14 May 2016. Bayern Munich were the defending champions, after winning their 24th Bundesliga title and 25th German championship overall in the previous season.

Bundesliga
Season2015–16
ChampionsBayern Munich
25th Bundesliga title
26th German title
RelegatedVfB Stuttgart
Hannover 96
Champions LeagueBayern Munich
Borussia Dortmund
Bayer Leverkusen
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Europa LeagueSchalke 04
Mainz 05
Hertha BSC
Matches played306
Goals scored866 (2.83 per match)
Top goalscorerRobert Lewandowski
(30 goals)
Biggest home winVfL Wolfsburg 6–0 Werder Bremen
Biggest away winEintracht Frankfurt 1–5 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Darmstadt 98 0–4 Hertha BSC
Highest scoringEintracht Frankfurt 6–2 1. FC Köln
Werder Bremen 6–2 VfB Stuttgart
Longest winning run10 matches[1]
Bayern Munich
Longest unbeaten run15 matches[1]
Borussia Dortmund
Longest winless run9 matches[1]
VfB Stuttgart
Longest losing run8 matches[1]
Hannover 96
Highest attendance81,359[1]
Borussia Dortmund 4–0 Borussia Mönchengladbach
(15 August 2015)
Lowest attendance13,500[1]
FC Ingolstadt 1–0 Mainz 05
Average attendance43,309

Bayern Munich won the 2015–16 title in the second-last round on 7 May 2016, thereby becoming the first club in the history of the Bundesliga and the German football championship to win four consecutive championships.[2]

Contents

TeamsEdit

A total of 18 teams were participating in this year's edition of the Bundesliga. Of these, 15 sides qualified directly from the 2014–15 season and the two sides were directly promoted from the 2014–15 2. Bundesliga season: FC Ingolstadt, the champions, and Darmstadt 98, the runners-up. The final participant was decided by a two-legged play-off, in which the 16th-placed Bundesliga club, Hamburger SV, defeated the third-place finisher in the 2. Bundesliga, Karlsruher SC.

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity Ref.
FC Augsburg Augsburg WWK ARENA 30,660
Bayer Leverkusen Leverkusen BayArena 30,210
Bayern Munich Munich Allianz Arena 75,000
Borussia Dortmund Dortmund Signal Iduna Park 81,359 [3]
Borussia Mönchengladbach Mönchengladbach Stadion im Borussia-Park 54,010
Darmstadt 98 Darmstadt Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor 17,000
Eintracht Frankfurt Frankfurt Commerzbank-Arena 51,500
Hamburger SV Hamburg Volksparkstadion 57,000
Hannover 96 Hanover HDI-Arena 49,000
Hertha BSC Berlin Olympiastadion 74,475
1899 Hoffenheim Sinsheim Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena 30,150
FC Ingolstadt Ingolstadt Audi Sportpark 15,000
1. FC Köln Cologne RheinEnergieSTADION 50,000
Mainz 05 Mainz Coface Arena 34,000
Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen Veltins-Arena 62,271 [4]
VfB Stuttgart Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Arena 60,441
Werder Bremen Bremen Weserstadion 42,100 [5][6]
VfL Wolfsburg Wolfsburg Volkswagen Arena 30,000

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor Ref.
Name Name
FC Augsburg   Markus Weinzierl   Paul Verhaegh Nike WWK [7][8][9]
Bayer Leverkusen   Roger Schmidt   Lars Bender Adidas LG Electronics [7][8][9]
Bayern Munich   Pep Guardiola   Philipp Lahm Adidas Deutsche Telekom [7][8][8][9]
Borussia Dortmund   Thomas Tuchel   Mats Hummels Puma Evonik [7][8][8][9]
Borussia Mönchengladbach   André Schubert   Granit Xhaka Kappa Postbank [7][8][9]
Darmstadt 98   Dirk Schuster   Aytaç Sulu Jako Software AG [7][8][8][9]
Eintracht Frankfurt   Niko Kovač   Alexander Meier Nike Alfa Romeo [7][8][8][9]
Hamburger SV   Bruno Labbadia   Johan Djourou Adidas Emirates [7][8][9]
Hannover 96   Daniel Stendel   Christian Schulz Jako Heinz von Heiden [7][8][8][9]
Hertha BSC   Pál Dárdai   Fabian Lustenberger Nike bet-at-home.com [7][8][8][9]
1899 Hoffenheim   Julian Nagelsmann   Pirmin Schwegler Lotto SAP [7][8][8][9]
FC Ingolstadt   Ralph Hasenhüttl   Marvin Matip Adidas Media Markt [7][8][8][9]
1. FC Köln   Peter Stöger   Matthias Lehmann Erima REWE [7][8][8][9]
Mainz 05   Martin Schmidt   Julian Baumgartlinger Lotto Kömmerling [7][8][8][9]
Schalke 04   André Breitenreiter   Benedikt Höwedes Adidas Gazprom [7][8][8][9]
VfB Stuttgart   Jürgen Kramny   Christian Gentner Puma Mercedes-Benz Bank [7][8][8][9]
Werder Bremen   Viktor Skrypnyk   Clemens Fritz Nike Wiesenhof [7][8][9]
VfL Wolfsburg   Dieter Hecking   Diego Benaglio Kappa Volkswagen [7][8][8][9]

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing Manner Exit date Position in table Incoming Incoming date Ref.
Announced on Departed on Announced on Arrived on
Borussia Dortmund   Jürgen Klopp Resigned 15 April 2015 30 June 2015 Pre-season   Thomas Tuchel 19 April 2015 1 July 2015 [10][11]
VfB Stuttgart   Huub Stevens End of contract 24 May 2015   Alexander Zorniger 25 May 2015 [12][13]
Schalke 04   Roberto Di Matteo Resigned 26 May 2015   André Breitenreiter 12 June 2015 [14][15]
Eintracht Frankfurt   Thomas Schaaf   Armin Veh 14 June 2015 [16][17]
Borussia Mönchengladbach   Lucien Favre 20 September 2015 18th   André Schubert 21 September 2015 [18][19]
1899 Hoffenheim   Markus Gisdol Sacked 26 October 2015 17th   Huub Stevens 26 October 2015 [20]
VfB Stuttgart   Alexander Zorniger Sacked 24 November 2015 16th   Jürgen Kramny 24 November 2015 [21]
Hannover 96   Michael Frontzeck Resigned 21 December 2015 17th   Thomas Schaaf 28 December 2015 4 January 2016 [22][23]
1899 Hoffenheim   Huub Stevens 10 February 2016   Julian Nagelsmann 11 February 2016 [24][25]
Eintracht Frankfurt   Armin Veh Sacked 6 March 2016 16th   Niko Kovač 8 March 2016 [26][27]
Hannover 96   Thomas Schaaf 3 April 2016 18th   Daniel Stendel 3 April 2016 [28]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Bayern Munich (C) 34 28 4 2 80 17 +63 88 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 24 6 4 82 34 +48 78
3 Bayer Leverkusen 34 18 6 10 56 40 +16 60
4 Borussia Mönchengladbach 34 17 4 13 67 50 +17 55 Qualification to Champions League play-off round
5 Schalke 04 34 15 7 12 51 49 +2 52 Qualification to Europa League group stage[a]
6 Mainz 05 34 14 8 12 46 42 +4 50
7 Hertha BSC 34 14 8 12 42 42 0 50 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round[a]
8 VfL Wolfsburg 34 12 9 13 47 49 −2 45
9 1. FC Köln 34 10 13 11 38 42 −4 43
10 Hamburger SV 34 11 8 15 40 46 −6 41
11 FC Ingolstadt 34 10 10 14 33 42 −9 40
12 FC Augsburg 34 9 11 14 42 52 −10 38
13 Werder Bremen 34 10 8 16 50 65 −15 38
14 Darmstadt 98 34 9 11 14 38 53 −15 38
15 1899 Hoffenheim 34 9 10 15 39 54 −15 37
16 Eintracht Frankfurt (O) 34 9 9 16 34 52 −18 36 Qualification to relegation play-offs
17 VfB Stuttgart (R) 34 9 6 19 50 75 −25 33 Relegation to 2. Bundesliga
18 Hannover 96 (R) 34 7 4 23 31 62 −31 25
Source: DFB
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head away goals scored; 7) Away goals scored; 8) Play-offs.[29]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Since the winners of the 2015–16 DFB-Pokal, Bayern Munich, qualified for the Champions League based on league position, the Europa League group stage spot was passed to the sixth-placed team, Mainz 05; and the Europa League third qualifying round spot was passed to the seventh-placed team, Hertha BSC.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away FCA BSC SVW D98 BVB SGE HSV H96 TSG FCI KOE B04 M05 BMG FCB S04 VFB WOB
FC Augsburg 0–1 1–2 0–2 1–3 0–0 1–3 2–0 1–3 0–1 0–0 3–3 3–3 2–2 1–3 2–1 1–0 0–0
Hertha BSC 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–4 0–2 2–0 2–1 1–1
Werder Bremen 1–2 3–3 2–2 1–3 1–0 1–3 4–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–3 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–3 6–2 3–2
Darmstadt 98 2–2 0–4 2–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–2 2–3 0–2 0–3 0–2 2–2 0–1
Borussia Dortmund 5–1 3–1 3–2 2–2 4–1 3–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–0 2–0 4–0 0–0 3–2 4–1 5–1
Eintracht Frankfurt 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 6–2 1–3 2–1 1–5 0–0 0–0 2–4 3–2
Hamburger SV 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–2 3–1 0–0 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–3 3–2 1–2 0–1 3–2 0–1
Hannover 96 0–1 1–3 1–0 1–2 2–4 1–2 0–3 1–0 4–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–3 1–3 0–4
1899 Hoffenheim 2–1 2–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 3–3 1–2 1–4 2–2 1–0
FC Ingolstadt 2–1 0–1 2–0 3–1 0–4 2–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 3–0 3–3 0–0
1. FC Köln 0–1 0–1 0–0 4–1 2–1 3–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–3 1–3 1–1
Bayer Leverkusen 1–1 2–1 1–4 0–1 0–1 3–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 3–2 1–2 1–0 5–0 0–0 1–1 4–3 3–0
Mainz 05 4–2 0–0 1–3 0–0 0–2 2–1 0–0 3–0 3–1 0–1 2–3 3–1 1–0 0–3 2–1 0–0 2–0
Borussia Mönchengladbach 4–2 5–0 5–1 3–2 1–3 3–0 0–3 2–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 3–1 3–1 4–0 2–0
Bayern Munich 2–1 2–0 5–0 3–1 5–1 1–0 5–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 4–0 3–0 1–2 1–1 3–0 4–0 5–1
Schalke 04 1–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 2–2 2–0 3–2 3–1 1–0 1–1 0–3 2–3 2–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 3–0
VfB Stuttgart 0–4 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–3 1–4 2–1 1–2 5–1 1–0 1–3 0–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–1 3–1
VfL Wolfsburg 0–2 2–0 6–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 4–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 3–0 3–1
Source: DFB
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-offsEdit

The team which finished 16th faced the third-placed 2015–16 2. Bundesliga side for a two-legged play-off. The winner on aggregate score after both matches will earn entry into the 2016–17 Bundesliga.

First legEdit

Eintracht Frankfurt1–11. FC Nürnberg
Gaćinović   65' Report Russ   42' (o.g.)
Attendance: 51,500
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eintracht Frankfurt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. FC Nürnberg
GK 1   Lukáš Hrádecký
RB 22   Timothy Chandler
CB 19   David Abraham
CB 4   Marco Russ (c)   56'
LB 6   Bastian Oczipka
CM 20   Makoto Hasebe
CM 8   Szabolcs Huszti
RW 16   Stefan Aigner   61'
AM 14   Alexander Meier   70'
LW 11   Mijat Gaćinović   84'
CF 9   Haris Seferović
Substitutes:
GK 13   Heinz Lindner
DF 2   Yanni Regäsel
DF 5   Carlos Zambrano
MF 21   Marc Stendera   70'
MF 27   Aleksandar Ignjovski
MF 32   Änis Ben-Hatira   61'
FW 30   Luc Castaignos   84'
Manager:
  Niko Kovač
 
GK 1   Raphael Schäfer   57'
RB 2   Mišo Brečko (c)
CB 33   Georg Margreitter
CB 4   Dave Bulthuis
LB 6   László Sepsi
RM 17   Sebastian Kerk   74'
CM 31   Ondřej Petrák
CM 18   Hanno Behrens
LM 23   Tim Leibold   89'
CF 24   Niclas Füllkrug   85'
CF 9   Guido Burgstaller
Substitutes:
GK 22   Patrick Rakovsky
DF 3   Even Hovland   85'
DF 28   Lukas Mühl
MF 14   Kevin Möhwald
MF 19   Rúrik Gíslason   89'
FW 7   Danny Blum   74'
FW 36   Cedric Teuchert
Manager:
  René Weiler

Assistant referees:
Florian Heft (Neuenkirchen)
Jan Seidel (Oberkrämer)
Fourth official:
Bibiana Steinhaus (Hanover)

Match rules:

  • 90 minutes.
  • Seven named substitutes, of which up to three may be used.

Second legEdit

1. FC Nürnberg0–1Eintracht Frankfurt
Report Seferović   66'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. FC Nürnberg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eintracht Frankfurt
GK 1   Raphael Schäfer
RB 2   Mišo Brečko (c)   72'
CB 33   Georg Margreitter
CB 4   Dave Bulthuis
LB 6   László Sepsi   84'
RM 17   Sebastian Kerk   56'   74'
CM 31   Ondřej Petrák   74'
CM 18   Hanno Behrens
LM 23   Tim Leibold
CF 9   Guido Burgstaller   90+2'
CF 24   Niclas Füllkrug
Substitutes:
GK 22   Patrick Rakovsky
DF 3   Even Hovland   84'
DF 28   Lukas Mühl
MF 14   Kevin Möhwald
MF 19   Rúrik Gíslason   74'
FW 7   Danny Blum   74'
FW 36   Cedric Teuchert
Manager:
  René Weiler
 
GK 1   Lukáš Hrádecký   90+1'
RB 22   Timothy Chandler   69'
CB 5   Carlos Zambrano (c)
CB 19   David Abraham   90+4'
LB 6   Bastian Oczipka   24'
CM 20   Makoto Hasebe
CM 8   Szabolcs Huszti
RW 32   Änis Ben-Hatira   58'
AM 21   Marc Stendera   11'
LW 11   Mijat Gaćinović
CF 9   Haris Seferović   76'
Substitutes:
GK 13   Heinz Lindner
DF 2   Yanni Regäsel
MF 10   Marco Fabián   51'   11'
MF 16   Stefan Aigner
MF 27   Aleksandar Ignjovski   69'
FW 14   Alexander Meier   58'
FW 30   Luc Castaignos
Manager:
  Niko Kovač

Assistant referees:
Tobias Christ (Münchweiler an der Rodalb)
Arne Aarnink (Nordhorn)
Fourth official:
Bastian Dankert (Rostock)

Match rules:

Eintracht Frankfurt won 2–1 on aggregate.

Season statisticsEdit

Hat-tricksEdit

Player Club Against Result Date
  Alexander Meier Eintracht Frankfurt 1. FC Köln 6–2 12 September 2015
  Yunus Mallı Mainz 05 1899 Hoffenheim 3–1 18 September 2015
  Robert Lewandowski5 Bayern Munich VfL Wolfsburg 5–1 22 September 2015
  Max Kruse VfL Wolfsburg 1899 Hoffenheim 4–2 17 October 2015
  Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund FC Augsburg 5–1 25 October 2015
  Yoshinori Muto Mainz 05 FC Augsburg 3–3 31 October 2015
  Salomon Kalou Hertha BSC Hannover 96 3–1 6 November 2015
  Javier Hernández Bayer Leverkusen Borussia Mönchengladbach 5–0 12 December 2015
  Alexander Meier Eintracht Frankfurt VfL Wolfsburg 3–2 24 January 2016
  André Schürrle VfL Wolfsburg Hannover 96 4–0 1 March 2016
  Claudio Pizarro Werder Bremen Bayer Leverkusen 4–1 2 March 2016
  Koo Ja-cheol FC Augsburg Bayer Leverkusen 3–3 5 March 2016

5 Player scored five goals

AwardsEdit

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