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The 2015–16 VfL Wolfsburg season is the 71st season in the club's football history. In the previous season, Wolfsburg had finished in second place and qualified for the UEFA Champions League. Additionally, they won their first DFB-Pokal trophy in the club's history, defeating Borussia Dortmund in the final.

VfL Wolfsburg
2015–16 season
ManagerDieter Hecking
StadiumVolkswagen Arena
Bundesliga8th
DFB-PokalRound 2
DFL-SupercupWinners
UEFA Champions LeagueQuarter-finals
Top goalscorerLeague:
Bas Dost (8)

All:
Bas Dost (10)

They opened their season by winning their first DFL-Supercup in the club's history by defeating Bayern Munich in the 2015 final on penalties following a 1–1 draw after 90 minutes.[1]

Contents

PlayersEdit

As of 30 August 2015
 
Wolfsburg prior to its Champions League match against CSKA Moscow on 25 November 2015.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Diego Benaglio (captain)
3   FW Nicklas Bendtner
4   DF Marcel Schäfer
5   DF Timm Klose
6   DF Carlos Ascues
7   MF Daniel Caligiuri
8   MF Vieirinha
10   MF Julian Draxler
11   FW Max Kruse
12   FW Bas Dost
15   DF Christian Träsch
17   MF André Schürrle
18   DF Dante
20   GK Max Grün
No. Position Player
22   MF Luiz Gustavo
23   MF Josuha Guilavogui (on loan from Atlético Madrid)
24   DF Sebastian Jung
25   DF Naldo
26   DF Felipe
27   MF Maximilian Arnold
28   GK Koen Casteels
30   MF Paul Seguin
31   DF Robin Knoche
32   FW Oskar Zawada
33   FW Sebastian Stolze
34   DF Ricardo Rodríguez
35   MF Francisco Rodríguez
37   DF Moritz Sprenger

TransfersEdit

InEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
6 DF   Carlos Ascues 23 Non-EU   Melgar Transfer Summer 2018 €1.5m [2]
10 MF   Julian Draxler 21 EU   Schalke 04 Transfer Summer 2020 €36m [3]
11 FW   Max Kruse 27 EU   Borussia Mönchengladbach Transfer Summer 2019 €12m [4]
18 DF   Dante 31 Non-EU   Bayern Munich Transfer Summer 2018 €4.5m [5]
28 GK   Koen Casteels 23 EU   Werder Bremen Loan return Summer
35 MF   Francisco Rodríguez 20 EU   Zürich Transfer Summer 2018 [6]
38 MF   Ismail Azzaoui 17 EU   Tottenham Hotspur Transfer Summer

OutEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
9 LW   Ivan Perišić 26 EU   Internazionale Transfer Summer €18m [7]
10 MF   Aaron Hunt 28 EU   Hamburger SV Transfer Summer €3m [8]
14 MF   Kevin De Bruyne 24 EU   Manchester City Transfer Summer €75m [9]
3 FW   Nicklas Bendtner 28 EU Unattached Contract terminated Winter N/A [10]

CompetitionsEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

DFL-SupercupEdit

BundesligaEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
6 Mainz 05 34 14 8 12 46 42 +4 50 Qualification to Europa League group stage[a]
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
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.[11]
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.

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
34 12 9 13 47 49  −2 45 9 5 3 32 17  +15 3 4 10 15 32  −17

Last updated: 14 May 2016.
Source: Bundesliga

Results by roundEdit

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GroundHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH
ResultWDWDWLDLWWWLWDLDLLDLWDLWWLDLDLLLWW
Position563334494433335477788888788888101088
Updated to match(es) played on 14 May 2016. Source: Bundesliga
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

DFB-PokalEdit

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

Group stageEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Wolfsburg 6 4 0 2 9 6 +3 12 Advance to knockout phase
2   PSV Eindhoven 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10
3   Manchester United 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8 Transfer to Europa League
4   CSKA Moscow 6 1 1 4 5 9 −4 4
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

Knockout phaseEdit

Round of 16Edit
Quarter-finalsEdit

StatisticsEdit

Appearances and goalsEdit

No. Pos Nat Player Total Bundesliga DFB-Pokal DFL-Supercup UEFA Champions League
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK   Diego Benaglio 30 0 21 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
20 GK   Max Grün 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 GK   Koen Casteels 17 0 13 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
Defenders
4 DF   Marcel Schäfer 27 1 14+7 1 0+1 0 0 0 1+4 0
5 DF   Timm Klose 12 1 7+1 1 1 0 1 0 1+1 0
6 DF   Carlos Ascues 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 DF   Christian Träsch 38 0 23+6 0 1 0 0 0 7+1 0
18 DF   Dante 33 1 23 1 1 0 0 0 9 0
24 DF   Sebastian Jung 16 0 5+6 0 0+1 0 0 0 2+2 0
25 DF   Naldo 40 2 29 0 2 0 1 0 8 2
26 DF   Felipe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 DF   Robin Knoche 13 1 9+2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
34 DF   Ricardo Rodríguez 36 3 23+1 2 2 0 1 0 9 1
37 DF   Moritz Sprenger 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Midfielders
7 MF   Daniel Caligiuri 40 3 20+9 2 1+1 0 1 0 5+3 1
8 MF   Vieirinha 37 2 22+4 1 2 0 1 0 5+3 1
10 MF   Julian Draxler 31 8 19+2 5 1 0 0 0 8+1 3
17 MF   André Schürrle 41 9 21+8 6 0+1 1 0+1 0 6+4 2
22 MF   Luiz Gustavo 30 0 22 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
23 MF   Josuha Guilavogui 42 2 26+4 2 2 0 1 0 8+1 0
27 MF   Maximilian Arnold 44 3 22+9 2 1+1 0 1 0 8+2 1
30 MF   Paul Seguin 4 0 2+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 MF   Francisco Rodríguez 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
38 MF   Ismail Azzaoui 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Forwards
11 FW   Max Kruse 43 9 28+4 6 1 1 0+1 0 7+2 2
12 FW   Bas Dost 31 10 14+8 8 2 1 1 0 5+1 1
16 FW   Bruno Henrique 10 0 2+5 0 0 0 1 0 0+2 0
32 FW   Oskar Zawada 5 0 0+4 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
33 FW   Sebastian Stolze 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players transferred out during the season
10 MF   Aaron Hunt 3 0 1+1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
14 MF   Kevin De Bruyne 4 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
3 FW   Nicklas Bendtner 19 4 4+9 2 0+1 1 0+1 1 0+4 0
9 FW   Ivan Perišić 4 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0

Last updated: 14 May 2016
Source: Competitions


GoalscorersEdit

This includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number when total goals are equal.

Rank Pos. No. Nat. Name Bundesliga DFB-Pokal Champions League Super Cup Total
1 FW 12   Bas Dost 8 1 1 0 10
2 FW 11   Max Kruse 6 1 2 0 9
FW 17   André Schürrle 6 1 2 0 9
3 MF 10   Julian Draxler 5 0 3 0 8
5 FW 3   Nicklas Bendtner 2 1 0 1 4
6 MF 7   Daniel Caligiuri 2 0 1 0 3
MF 27   Maximilian Arnold 2 0 1 0 3
DF 34   Ricardo Rodríguez 2 0 1 0 3
7 MF 8   Vieirinha 1 0 1 0 2
MF 23   Josuha Guilavogui 2 0 0 0 2
DF 25   Naldo 0 0 2 0 2
11 DF 4   Marcel Schäfer 1 0 0 0 1
DF 5   Timm Klose 1 0 0 0 1
FW 9   Ivan Perišić 1 0 0 0 1
MF 14   Kevin De Bruyne 0 1 0 0 1
DF 18   Dante 1 0 0 0 1
DF 31   Robin Knoche 1 0 0 0 1
Own Goals 1 0 1 0 2
Total 42 5 15 1 63

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Und wieder scheitert Bayern im Elfmeterschießen" (in German). Die Welt. 1 August 2015. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Dead Link". Archived from the original on July 24, 2015.
  3. ^ "Wolfsburg sign defender Dante and midfielder Julian Draxler". BBC. 2015-08-31. Retrieved 2015-11-05.
  4. ^ Chaffer, Alex (10 May 2015). "Wolfsburg sign Gladbach's Max Kruse". dw.de. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Dante to join Wolfsburg from Bayern Munich". ESPN FC. 2015-08-30. Retrieved 2015-11-05.
  6. ^ Chaffer, Alex (22 July 2015). "Wolves sign Francisco Rodriguez". dw.de. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  7. ^ http://www.football-italia.net/72320/official-inter-sign-perisic
  8. ^ https://www.vfl-wolfsburg.de/info/aktuelles/detailseite/artikel/zum-hsv-39991.html
  9. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33686731
  10. ^ http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/10258011/nicklas-bendtner-omitted-from-the-denmark-squad-how-did-it-come-to-this
  11. ^ "Bundesliga 2015/2016 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 19 August 2015.