2019–20 Frauen-Bundesliga

The 2019–20 season of the Frauen-Bundesliga was the 30th season of Germany's premier women's football league. It ran from 17 August 2019 to 28 June 2020.[1]

Frauen-Bundesliga
Season2019–20
Dates17 August 2019 – 28 June 2020
ChampionsVfL Wolfsburg
Relegated1. FC Köln
USV Jena
Champions LeagueWolfsburg
Bayern Munich
Matches played132
Goals scored502 (3.8 per match)
Top goalscorerPernille Harder
(27 goals)
Biggest home winHoffenheim 7–0 Essen
Wolfsburg 8–1 Jena
Biggest away winFreiburg 0–8 Wolfsburg
Highest scoringWolfsburg 8–1 Jena
Potsdam 4–5 Freiburg
Attendance85,748 (650 per match)[a]

VfL Wolfsburg won their fourth straight and sixth overall title.[2]

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemicEdit

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany, on 8 March 2020 the Federal Minister of Health, Jens Spahn recommended cancelling events with more than 1,000 people.[3] On 13 March, the DFB announced that a match scheduled for 15 March, was postponed.[4] On 16 March, it was announced that the league will be suspended until 19 April.[5] After a metting on 31 March, the suspension was extended until 30 April.[6] A decision on the resumption of the competition, similar to the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga, was took place at an extraordinary meeting of the DFB-Bundestag on 25 May 2020.[7] On 20 May, it was announced that the league will be continued on 29 May.[8] That was confirmed on 25 May.[9] All matches were played behind closed doors. In addition, five substitutions were permitted for the remaining matches, following a proposal from FIFA and approval by IFAB to lessen the impact of fixture congestion.[10][11]

TeamsEdit

Locations of teams in the 2019–20 Frauen-Bundesliga

Team changesEdit

Promoted from 2018–19 2. Bundesliga Relegated from 2018–19 Bundesliga
1. FC Köln
USV Jena
Werder Bremen
Borussia Mönchengladbach

StadiumsEdit

Team Home city Home ground Capacity
MSV Duisburg Duisburg PCC-Stadion 3,000
SGS Essen Essen Stadion Essen 20,000
1. FFC Frankfurt Frankfurt Stadion am Brentanobad 5,500
SC Freiburg Freiburg Möslestadion 18,000
1899 Hoffenheim Hoffenheim Dietmar-Hopp-Stadion 6,350
USV Jena Jena Ernst-Abbe-Sportfeld 10,800
1. FC Köln Cologne Südstadion 11,748
Bayer 04 Leverkusen Leverkusen Jugendleistungszentrum Kurtekotten 1,140
Bayern Munich Munich Grünwalder Stadion 12,500
Turbine Potsdam Potsdam Karl-Liebknecht-Stadion 10,786
SC Sand Willstätt Kühnmatt Stadion 2,000
VfL Wolfsburg Wolfsburg AOK Stadium 5,200

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 VfL Wolfsburg (C) 22 20 2 0 93 8 +85 62 Qualification to Champions League
2 Bayern Munich 22 17 3 2 60 14 +46 54
3 1899 Hoffenheim 22 16 1 5 67 24 +43 49
4 Turbine Potsdam 22 12 1 9 52 45 +7 37
5 SGS Essen 22 11 2 9 41 39 +2 35
6 1. FFC Frankfurt 22 10 3 9 44 47 −3 33
7 SC Freiburg 22 9 4 9 43 47 −4 31
8 SC Sand 22 8 1 13 24 43 −19 25
9 MSV Duisburg 22 4 5 13 19 47 −28 17
10 Bayer Leverkusen 22 5 2 15 22 51 −29 17
11 1. FC Köln (R) 22 5 2 15 22 60 −38 17 Relegation to 2. Bundesliga
12 USV Jena (R) 22 0 4 18 15 77 −62 4
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.[12]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away DUI ESS FRA FRE HOF JEN KÖL LEV MUN POT SAN WOL
MSV Duisburg 0–4 1–2 0–1 0–4 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–2 1–6
SGS Essen 2–1 2–1 5–0 3–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 0–3 2–0 5–2 0–3
1. FFC Frankfurt 5–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 4–2 1–0 3–1 2–3 3–2 3–1 0–3
SC Freiburg 2–2 1–2 3–3 1–5 4–0 6–1 1–1 1–3 3–2 0–0 0–8
1899 Hoffenheim 3–0 7–0 4–0 4–1 2–0 4–0 4–1 1–0 5–1 1–0 2–5
USV Jena 0–2 1–7 2–3 0–6 1–6 2–2 0–0 0–3 1–6 0–2 0–6
1. FC Köln 2–1 1–0 1–4 2–4 0–1 1–0 4–3 0–4 1–2 1–0 0–5
Bayer Leverkusen 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–0 1–3 2–0 3–1 0–3 1–5 1–2 0–7
Bayern Munich 4–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 5–2 1–2 3–1 3–1 0–0
Turbine Potsdam 2–1 1–0 4–3 4–5 2–1 6–2 5–0 1–0 1–5 2–1 0–3
SC Sand 0–2 3–0 3–0 0–2 0–6 4–2 2–1 1–0 0–5 0–4 0–4
VfL Wolfsburg 4–0 5–1 5–1 2–0 3–0 8–1 4–0 5–0 1–1 5–1 1–0
Source: DFB
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals[13]
1   Pernille Harder VfL Wolfsburg 27
2   Nicole Billa 1899 Hoffenheim 18
3   Laura Freigang 1. FFC Frankfurt 16
  Ewa Pajor VfL Wolfsburg
  Lea Schüller SGS Essen
6   Lara Prašnikar Turbine Potsdam 15
7   Isabella Hartig 1899 Hoffenheim 12
  Tabea Waßmuth 1899 Hoffenheim
9   Klara Bühl SC Freiburg 11
  Jovana Damnjanović Bayern Munich
  Alexandra Popp VfL Wolfsburg

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The average league attendance was 912 after 94 matches prior to fixtures being played behind closed doors.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Frauen-Rahmenterminkalender 2019/2020" [2019–20 women's framework schedule]. DFB.de (in German). German Football Association. 25 January 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Meister Wolfsburg: "Aushängeschild für deutschen Frauenfußball"". dfb.de (in German). 17 June 2020. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Bundesliga bald vor leeren Rängen?" [Bundesliga soon before empty seats?]. ARD (in German). 9 March 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Spielbetrieb in Junioren-Bundesligen und 2. Frauen-Bundesliga ruht". German Football Association (in German). 13 March 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Spielbetrieb der Bundesligen und im DFB-Pokal vorerst ausgesetzt". German Football Association (in German). 16 March 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Spielbetrieb der Frauen-Bundesliga bis 30. April ausgesetzt". German Football Association (in German). 31 March 2020. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Re-Start DFB-Pokal, 3. Liga und Frauen-Bundesliga: DFB stellt Hygienekonzept vor" [DFB-Pokal, 3. Liga and Frauen-Bundesliga restart: DFB presents hygiene concept]. kicker (in German). 8 May 2020. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  8. ^ "FLYERALARM Frauen-Bundesliga geht am 29. Mai 2020 weiter". dfb.de (in German). 20 May 2020. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Bundestag votiert für Wiederaufnahme der Frauen-Bundesliga". dfb.de (in German). 25 May 2020. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Fifa proposes use of five substitutions to help with fixture congestion". 27 April 2020. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Five substitutes option temporarily allowed for competition organisers". International Football Association Board. 8 May 2020. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Spielordnung" [Match rules] (PDF). DFB.de (in German). German Football Association. pp. 56–57. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Goalscorers". weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 18 August 2019.

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