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2018–19 Bundesliga

The 2018–19 Bundesliga is the 56th season of the Bundesliga, Germany's premier football competition. It began on 24 August 2018 and will conclude on 18 May 2019.[2] It also marked the first season without Hamburger SV, previously the only team to have played in the top tier of German football in every season since the end of World War I.[3] Bayern Munich are the defending champions.

Bundesliga
Season2018–19
Dates24 August 2018 – 18 May 2019
Matches played198
Goals scored605 (3.06 per match)
Top goalscorerLuka Jović
(14 goals)
Biggest home winDortmund 7–0 Nürnberg
Biggest away winStuttgart 0–4 Dortmund
Bremen 2–6 Leverkusen
Hannover 0–4 Munich
Düsseldorf 0–4 Leipzig
Mainz 1–5 Leverkusen
Highest scoringFrankfurt 7–1 Düsseldorf
Bremen 2–6 Leverkusen
Longest winning run7 games[1]
Bayern Munich
Longest unbeaten run15 games[1]
Borussia Dortmund
Longest winless run14 games[1]
1. FC Nürnberg
Longest losing run6 games[1]
Fortuna Düsseldorf
Highest attendance81,365[1]
Dortmund v Augsburg
Dortmund v Munich
Dortmund v Freiburg
Dortmund v Bremen
Dortmund v Gladbach
Dortmund v Hannover
Lowest attendance19,205[1]
Mainz v Wolfsburg
Attendance8,434,927 (42,601 per match)
2019–20
All statistics correct as of 18 February 2019.

Contents

TeamsEdit

A total of 18 teams will participate in the 2018–19 edition of the Bundesliga.

Team changesEdit

Promoted from
2017–18 2. Bundesliga
Relegated from
2017–18 Bundesliga
Fortuna Düsseldorf
1. FC Nürnberg
1. FC Köln
Hamburger SV

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity Ref.
FC Augsburg Augsburg WWK Arena 30,660 [4]
Hertha BSC Berlin Olympiastadion 74,649 [5]
Werder Bremen Bremen Weser-Stadion 42,100 [6]
Borussia Dortmund Dortmund Signal Iduna Park 81,360 [7]
Fortuna Düsseldorf Düsseldorf Merkur Spiel-Arena 54,600 [8]
Eintracht Frankfurt Frankfurt Commerzbank-Arena 51,500 [9]
SC Freiburg Freiburg im Breisgau Schwarzwald-Stadion 24,000 [10]
Hannover 96 Hanover HDI-Arena 49,000 [11]
1899 Hoffenheim Sinsheim PreZero Arena 30,150 [12]
RB Leipzig Leipzig Red Bull Arena 42,558 [13]
Bayer Leverkusen Leverkusen BayArena 30,210 [14]
Mainz 05 Mainz Opel Arena 34,000 [15]
Borussia Mönchengladbach Mönchengladbach Borussia-Park 59,724 [16]
Bayern Munich Munich Allianz Arena 75,000 [17]
1. FC Nürnberg Nuremberg Max-Morlock-Stadion 49,923 [18]
Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen Veltins-Arena 62,271 [19]
VfB Stuttgart Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Arena 60,449 [20]
VfL Wolfsburg Wolfsburg Volkswagen Arena 30,000 [21]

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager[22] Captain Kit manufacturer[23] Shirt sponsor[23]
FC Augsburg   Manuel Baum   Daniel Baier Nike WWK, baramundi software1
Hertha BSC   Pál Dárdai   Vedad Ibišević Nike TEDi, Hyundai Motor Company1
Werder Bremen   Florian Kohfeldt   Max Kruse Umbro Wiesenhof, H-Hotels1
Borussia Dortmund   Lucien Favre   Marco Reus Puma Evonik, Opel1
Fortuna Düsseldorf   Friedhelm Funkel   Oliver Fink Uhlsport[24] Henkel, Toyo Tires1
Eintracht Frankfurt   Adi Hütter   David Abraham Nike Indeed.com, Deutsche Börse Group1
SC Freiburg   Christian Streich   Mike Frantz Hummel Schwarzwaldmilch, Badenova1
Hannover 96   Thomas Doll   Waldemar Anton Jako Heinz von Heiden, HDI1
1899 Hoffenheim   Julian Nagelsmann   Kevin Vogt Lotto SAP, Prowin1
RB Leipzig   Ralf Rangnick   Willi Orban Nike Red Bull, CG Immobilien1
Bayer Leverkusen   Peter Bosz   Lars Bender Jako Barmenia Versicherungen, Kieser Training1
Mainz 05   Sandro Schwarz   Stefan Bell Lotto Kömmerling, QQ2881
Borussia Mönchengladbach   Dieter Hecking   Lars Stindl Puma Postbank, H-Hotels1
Bayern Munich   Niko Kovač   Manuel Neuer Adidas Deutsche Telekom, Qatar Airways1
1. FC Nürnberg   Boris Schommers   Hanno Behrens Umbro Nürnberger Versicherung, Godelmann Betonstein1
Schalke 04   Domenico Tedesco   Ralf Fährmann Umbro Gazprom, DHL Express1
VfB Stuttgart   Markus Weinzierl   Christian Gentner Puma Mercedes-Benz Bank, GAZİ1
VfL Wolfsburg   Bruno Labbadia   Josuha Guilavogui Nike Volkswagen, UPS1
1. ^ On the sleeves.

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing Manner Exit date Position in table Incoming Incoming date Ref.
Announced on Departed on Announced on Arrived on
Bayern Munich   Jupp Heynckes End of contract 13 April 2018 30 June 2018 Pre-season   Niko Kovač 13 April 2018 1 July 2018 [25]
Eintracht Frankfurt   Niko Kovač Signed for Bayern Munich   Adi Hütter 16 May 2018 [25][26]
Borussia Dortmund   Peter Stöger End of contract 12 May 2018   Lucien Favre 22 May 2018 [27][28]
RB Leipzig   Ralph Hasenhüttl Resigned 16 May 2018   Ralf Rangnick 9 July 2018 [29][30]
VfB Stuttgart   Tayfun Korkut Sacked 7 October 2018 18th   Markus Weinzierl 9 October 2018 [31][32]
Bayer Leverkusen   Heiko Herrlich 23 December 2018 9th   Peter Bosz 23 December 2018 [33]
Hannover 96   André Breitenreiter 27 January 2019 17th   Thomas Doll 27 January 2019 [34][35]
1. FC Nürnberg   Michael Köllner 12 February 2019 18th   Boris Schommers (interim) 12 February 2019 [36]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Borussia Dortmund 22 15 6 1 54 23 +31 51 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Bayern Munich 22 15 3 4 50 26 +24 48
3 Borussia Mönchengladbach 22 13 4 5 42 22 +20 43
4 RB Leipzig 22 12 5 5 41 19 +22 41
5 Bayer Leverkusen 22 11 3 8 39 32 +7 36 Qualification to Europa League group stage
6 VfL Wolfsburg 22 10 5 7 35 30 +5 35 Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 22 9 7 6 41 28 +13 34
8 1899 Hoffenheim 22 8 9 5 44 32 +12 33
9 Hertha BSC 22 8 8 6 35 32 +3 32
10 Werder Bremen 22 8 7 7 37 33 +4 31
11 Mainz 05 22 7 6 9 23 36 −13 27
12 Fortuna Düsseldorf 22 7 4 11 25 41 −16 25
13 SC Freiburg 22 5 9 8 29 37 −8 24
14 Schalke 04 22 6 5 11 25 32 −7 23
15 FC Augsburg 22 4 6 12 31 40 −9 18
16 VfB Stuttgart 22 4 3 15 18 50 −32 15 Qualification to relegation play-offs
17 Hannover 96 22 3 5 14 20 47 −27 14 Relegation to 2. Bundesliga
18 1. FC Nürnberg 22 2 7 13 17 46 −29 13
Updated to match(es) played on 18 February 2019. 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 goals scored; 7) Head-to-head away goals scored; 8) Away goals scored; 9) Play-off.[37]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AUG BSC BRE DOR DÜS FRA FRE HAN HOF LEI LEV MAI MÖN MUN NÜR SCH STU WOL
FC Augsburg 2–3 1–2 1–3 4–1 0–0 3–0 1–1 2–3 2–2 1–1 2–3
Hertha BSC 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–3 0–3 4–2 2–0 1–0 2–2 0–1
Werder Bremen 4–0 3–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–6 1–3 1–2 1–1 2–0
Borussia Dortmund 4–3 2–2 2–1 3–1 2–0 5–1 3–3 4–1 2–1 3–2 7–0 a
Fortuna Düsseldorf 1–2 4–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 0–4 1–2 0–1 0–2 3–0 0–3
Eintracht Frankfurt 1–2 1–1 7–1 3–1 4–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–3 3–0 1–2
SC Freiburg 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–4 3–0 0–0 1–3 3–1 1–0 3–3 3–3
Hannover 96 1–2 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–3 0–3 0–4 2–0 3–1 2–1
1899 Hoffenheim 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 3–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–3 1–1 4–0
RB Leipzig 3–2 0–1 1–1 0–0 3–2 3–0 4–1 2–0 6–0 0–0 2–0
Bayer Leverkusen 1–0 3–1 2–4 2–0 2–2 1–4 1–0 0–1 3–1 2–0 1–3
Mainz 05 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–5 1–2 2–1 1–0 0–0
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2–0 0–3 3–0 3–1 4–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–1 3–0
Bayern Munich 1–1 a 3–3 1–1 3–1 1–0 3–1 0–3 3–0 3–1 4–1
1. FC Nürnberg 1–3 1–1 0–0 3–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 a 0–2 0–2
Schalke 04 0–2 0–2 1–2 0–0 3–1 1–2 1–0 0–2 0–2 5–2 2–1
VfB Stuttgart 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–4 0–0 0–3 2–2 1–3 2–3 0–3 1–3
VfL Wolfsburg 2–2 0–1 1–3 2–2 1–0 0–3 3–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 2–0
Updated to match(es) played on 18 February 2019. Source: DFB
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the match.

StatisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

As of 18 February 2019
Rank Player Club Goals[38]
1   Luka Jović Eintracht Frankfurt 14
2   Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich 13
  Marco Reus Borussia Dortmund
4   Paco Alcácer Borussia Dortmund 12
  Yussuf Poulsen RB Leipzig
6   Sébastien Haller Eintracht Frankfurt 11
  Timo Werner RB Leipzig
8   Ondrej Duda Hertha BSC 10
  Alfreð Finnbogason FC Augsburg
  Alassane Pléa Borussia Mönchengladbach

Top assistsEdit

As of 18 February 2019
Rank Player Club Assists[39]
1   Jadon Sancho Borussia Dortmund 12
  Joshua Kimmich Bayern Munich
3   Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich 10
4   Sébastien Haller Eintracht Frankfurt 9
  Marco Reus Borussia Dortmund
6   Thorgan Hazard Borussia Mönchengladbach 8
  Florian Neuhaus Borussia Mönchengladbach
  Davie Selke Hertha BSC
9   Julian Brandt Bayer Leverkusen 6
  Jonathan de Guzmán Eintracht Frankfurt
  Filip Kostić Eintracht Frankfurt
  Thomas Müller Bayern Munich
  Łukasz Piszczek Borussia Dortmund
  Kevin Volland Bayer Leverkusen

Hat-tricksEdit

Player Club Against Result Date
  Alfreð Finnbogason FC Augsburg SC Freiburg 4–1 30 September 2018
  Paco Alcácer Borussia Dortmund FC Augsburg 4–3 6 October 2018
  Luka Jović5 Eintracht Frankfurt Fortuna Düsseldorf 7–1 19 October 2018
  Jonas Hofmann Borussia Mönchengladbach Mainz 05 4–0 21 October 2018
  Alassane Pléa Borussia Mönchengladbach Werder Bremen 3–1 10 November 2018
  Dodi Lukebakio Fortuna Düsseldorf Bayern Munich 3–3 24 November 2018
  Alfreð Finnbogason FC Augsburg Mainz 05 3–0 3 February 2019

5 Player scored five goals

Clean sheetsEdit

As of 18 February 2019
Rank Player Club Clean
sheets[40]
1   Péter Gulácsi RB Leipzig 10
  Yann Sommer Borussia Mönchengladbach
3   Roman Bürki Borussia Dortmund 7
  Koen Casteels VfL Wolfsburg
5   Rune Jarstein Hertha BSC 6
  Manuel Neuer Bayern Munich
7   Lukáš Hrádecký Bayer Leverkusen 5
  Alexander Schwolow SC Freiburg
9   Jiří Pavlenka Werder Bremen 4
  Michael Rensing Fortuna Düsseldorf

Number of teams by stateEdit

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