|Dates||16 September 1972 - 9 June 1973|
3rd Bundesliga title
4th German title
|European Cup||FC Bayern Munich|
|Cup Winners' Cup||Borussia Mönchengladbach|
|UEFA Cup||1. FC Köln|
|Top goalscorer||Gerd Müller (36)|
|Biggest home win||M'gladbach 6-0 Bochum (23 February 1973)|
Hamburg 6-0 Oberhausen (28 April 1973)
FC Bayern 6-0 K'lautern (5 May 1973)
|Biggest away win||Oberhausen 0-5 FC Bayern (16 September 1972)|
Wuppertal 0-5 M'gladbach (5 May 1973)
|Highest scoring||FC Bayern 7-2 Hannover (9 goals) (11 November 1972)|
The 1972-73 Bundesliga was the tenth season of the Bundesliga, West Germany's premier football league. It began on 16 September 1972 and ended on 9 June 1973.FC Bayern Munich were the defending champions.
Every team played two games against each other team, one at home and one away. Teams received two points for a win and one point for a draw. If two or more teams were tied on points, places were determined by goal difference and, if still tied, by goals scored. The team with the most points were crowned champions while the two teams with the fewest points were relegated to their respective Regionalliga divisions.
Borussia Dortmund were relegated to the Regionalliga after finishing in 17th place. They were accompanied by Arminia Bielefeld, who were demoted by the DFB for playing a key role in the 1971 match fixing scandal (although their playing record would have relegated them anyway). Both teams were replaced by Wuppertaler SV and Kickers Offenbach, who won their respective promotion play-off groups.
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|Hertha BSC Berlin||Olympiastadion||100,000|
|SV Werder Bremen||Weserstadion||32,000|
|1. FC Kaiserslautern||Stadion Betzenberg||42,000|
|1. FC Köln||Radrennbahn Müngersdorf||29,000|
|FC Bayern Munich||Olympiastadion||70,000|
|Stadion an der Grünwalder Straße[a]||44,300|
|Kickers Offenbach||Bieberer Berg||30,000|
|FC Schalke 04||Glückauf-Kampfbahn||35,000|
|Wuppertaler SV||Stadion am Zoo||28,000|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Bayern Munich (C)||34||25||4||5||93||29||+64||54||Qualification to European Cup first round|
|2||1. FC Köln||34||16||11||7||66||51||+15||43||Qualification to UEFA Cup first round|
|5||Borussia Mönchengladbach||34||17||5||12||82||61||+21||39||Qualification to Cup Winners' Cup first round|
|6||VfB Stuttgart||34||17||3||14||71||65||+6||37||Qualification to UEFA Cup first round[b]|
|9||1. FC Kaiserslautern||34||12||10||12||58||68||−10||34|
|17||Eintracht Braunschweig (R)||34||9||7||18||33||56||−23||25||Relegation to Regionalliga|
|18||Rot-Weiß Oberhausen (R)||34||9||4||21||45||84||−39||22|
|FC Bayern Munich|
|Goalkeeper: Sepp Maier (34).|
Defenders: Franz Beckenbauer (34 / 6); Johnny Hansen (34 / 1); Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck (34 / 1); Paul Breitner (32 / 4); Gernot Rohr (3); Günther Rybarczyk (2).
Manager: Udo Lattek.