2007-08 Bundesliga
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Bundesliga
Season2007-08
Dates10 August 2007 - 17 May 2008
ChampionsBayern Munich
20th Bundesliga title
21st German title
Relegated1. FC Nürnberg
Hansa Rostock
MSV Duisburg
Champions LeagueBayern Munich
Werder Bremen
Schalke 04
UEFA CupHamburger SV
VfL Wolfsburg
Borussia Dortmund (via domestic cup)
Hertha BSC (via Fair Play)
Intertoto CupVfB Stuttgart
Matches played306
Goals scored860 (2.81 per match)
Top goalscorerLuca Toni (24)
Biggest home winBremen 8-1 Bielefeld (29 September 2007)
Hamburg 7-0 Karlsruhe (17 May 2008)
Biggest away winBremen 0-4 Bayern (18 August 2007)
Highest scoringBremen 8-1 Bielefeld (29 September 2007)
Stuttgart 6-3 Bremen (8 March 2008)
Average attendance37,644
2006-07

The 2007-08 Bundesliga was the 45th season of the Bundesliga, Germany's premier football league. It began on 10 August 2007 and ended on 17 May 2008.[1]VfB Stuttgart were the defending champions.

Competition format

Every team played two games against each other team, one at home and one away. Teams received three 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 three teams with the fewest points were relegated to 2. Bundesliga.

Background

Bayern Munich secured their 21st title with a 0-0 draw at VfL Wolfsburg on 4 May 2008. Bayern were good value for their title, having conceded only 21 goals, losing only two games in the process. Their completely overhauled squad hinged on the performances of Italy striker Luca Toni, who found the back of the net 24 times, and France winger Franck Ribéry, who won the Player of the Year award. Bayern coach Ottmar Hitzfeld was named Manager of the Year as well, to round off a thoroughly successful season for Bayern. Werder Bremen finished their first season without Miroslav Klose on 66 points, a distant ten points behind Bayern, in second place. Schalke 04 finished in the last Champions League place, two points behind Bremen. Joining Hamburger SV in the UEFA Cup spot were season surprise packages Wolfsburg, who finished in fifth place. Borussia Dortmund, though suffering a terrible domestic campaign, finishing 13th, managed to qualify for the UEFA Cup as well, having finished runners-up in the DFB-Pokal final, losing to Bayern Munich. 1. FC Nürnberg, MSV Duisburg and Hansa Rostock were all automatically relegated, having suffered a combined 58 defeats in the campaign.

Teams

Mainz 05, Alemannia Aachen and Borussia Mönchengladbach were relegated to the 2. Bundesliga after finishing in the last three places. They were replaced by Karlsruher SC, Hansa Rostock and MSV Duisburg.

2007-08 teams

Stadia and locations

Personnel and kits

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Hertha BSC Switzerland Lucien Favre Germany Arne Friedrich Nike DB
Arminia Bielefeld Germany Michael Frontzeck Germany Mathias Hain Saller Krombacher
VfL Bochum Switzerland Marcel Koller Poland Tomasz Zdebel Umbro KiK
SV Werder Bremen Germany Thomas Schaaf Germany Frank Baumann Kappa Citibank
FC Energie Cottbus Slovenia Bojan Pra?nikar Germany Timo Rost Saller enviaM
Borussia Dortmund Germany Thomas Doll Germany Christian Wörns Nike Evonik
MSV Duisburg Germany Rudolf Bommer Bosnia and Herzegovina Ivica Grli? Uhlsport Xella
Eintracht Frankfurt Germany Friedhelm Funkel Greece Ioannis Amanatidis Jako Fraport
Hamburger SV Netherlands Huub Stevens Netherlands Rafael van der Vaart Adidas Emirates
Hannover 96 Germany Dieter Hecking Germany Robert Enke Diadora TUIfly
Karlsruher SC Germany Edmund Becker Switzerland Mario Eggimann Jako EnBW
Bayer 04 Leverkusen Germany Michael Skibbe Germany Carsten Ramelow Adidas Teldafax
FC Bayern Munich Germany Ottmar Hitzfeld Germany Oliver Kahn Adidas T-Home
1. FC Nürnberg Germany Thomas von Heesen Czech Republic Tomá? Galásek Adidas mister*lady
FC Hansa Rostock Germany Frank Pagelsdorf Germany Stefan Beinlich Masita KiK
FC Schalke 04 Germany Mike Büskens
Netherlands Youri Mulder
Brazil Marcelo Bordon Adidas Gazprom
VfB Stuttgart Germany Armin Veh Portugal Fernando Meira Puma EnBW
VfL Wolfsburg Germany Felix Magath Brazil Marcelinho Nike Volkswagen

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Date of departure Replaced by Date of Appointment
Hertha BSC Germany Karsten Heine 19 May 2007[2] Switzerland Lucien Favre 1 July 2007[3]
VfL Wolfsburg Germany Klaus Augenthaler 19 May 2007[4] Germany Felix Magath 1 July 2007[5]
Energie Cottbus Germany Petrik Sander 23 September 2007[6] Slovenia Bojan Pra?nikar 28 September 2007[7]
Arminia Bielefeld Germany Ernst Middendorp 10 December 2007[8] Germany Michael Frontzeck 1 January 2008[9]
FC Schalke 04 Germany Mirko Slomka 13 April 2008[10] Germany Mike Büskens
Netherlands Youri Mulder
14 April 2008[11][12]

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Bayern Munich (C) 34 22 10 2 68 21 +47 76 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Werder Bremen 34 20 6 8 75 45 +30 66
3 Schalke 04 34 18 10 6 55 32 +23 64 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
4 Hamburger SV 34 14 12 8 47 26 +21 54 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round
5 VfL Wolfsburg 34 15 9 10 58 46 +12 54
6 VfB Stuttgart 34 16 4 14 57 57 0 52 Qualification to Intertoto Cup third round
7 Bayer Leverkusen 34 15 6 13 57 40 +17 51
8 Hannover 96 34 13 10 11 54 56 −2 49
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 12 10 12 43 50 −7 46
10 Hertha BSC 34 12 8 14 39 44 −5 44 Qualification to UEFA Cup first qualifying round[a]
11 Karlsruher SC 34 11 10 13 38 53 −15 43
12 VfL Bochum 34 10 11 13 48 54 −6 41
13 Borussia Dortmund 34 10 10 14 50 62 −12 40 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round[b]
14 Energie Cottbus 34 9 9 16 35 56 −21 36
15 Arminia Bielefeld 34 8 10 16 35 60 −25 34
16 1. FC Nürnberg (R) 34 7 10 17 35 51 −16 31 Relegation to 2. Bundesliga
17 Hansa Rostock (R) 34 8 6 20 30 52 −22 30
18 MSV Duisburg (R) 34 8 5 21 36 55 −19 29
Source: www.dfb.de
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ An additional UEFA Cup spot was awarded to the Bundesliga after it had been drawn from the best teams of the UEFA Fair Play ranking 2007-08. The spot was awarded to national Fair Play competition winners Hertha BSC.
  2. ^ Because German Cup 2007-08 winners Bayern Munich had already qualified for the Champions League via their league placement, losing finalists Borussia Dortmund took the UEFA Cup spot reserved for the cup winners.

Results

Home \ Away BSC DSC BOC SVW FCE BVB DUI SGE HSV H96 KSC B04 FCB FCN ROS S04 VFB WOB
Hertha BSC 1-0 2-0 1-2 0-0 3-2 2-0 0-3 0-0 1-0 3-1 0-3 0-0 1-0 1-3 1-2 3-1 2-1
Arminia Bielefeld 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-2 0-2 2-2 0-1 0-2 1-0 1-0 0-1 3-1 4-2 0-2 2-0 0-1
VfL Bochum 1-1 3-0 2-2 3-3 3-3 1-1 0-0 2-1 2-1 2-2 2-0 1-2 3-3 1-2 0-3 1-1 5-3
Werder Bremen 3-2 8-1 1-2 2-0 2-0 1-2 2-1 2-1 6-1 4-0 5-2 0-4 2-0 1-0 5-1 4-1 0-1
Energie Cottbus 2-1 1-0 1-2 0-2 0-2 1-2 2-2 2-0 5-1 2-0 2-3 2-0 1-1 2-1 1-0 0-1 1-2
Borussia Dortmund 1-1 6-1 2-1 3-0 3-0 1-3 1-1 0-3 1-3 1-1 2-1 0-0 0-0 1-0 2-3 3-2 2-4
MSV Duisburg 1-2 3-0 0-2 1-3 0-1 3-3 0-1 0-1 1-1 0-1 3-2 2-3 1-0 1-1 0-2 2-3 1-3
Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 2-1 1-1 1-0 2-1 1-1 4-2 2-1 0-0 0-1 2-1 1-3 1-3 1-0 2-2 1-4 2-3
Hamburger SV 2-1 1-1 3-0 0-1 0-0 1-0 0-1 4-1 1-1 7-0 1-0 1-1 1-0 2-0 0-1 4-1 2-2
Hannover 96 2-2 2-2 3-2 4-3 4-0 2-1 2-1 2-1 0-1 2-2 0-3 0-3 2-1 3-0 2-3 0-0 2-2
Karlsruher SC 2-1 0-0 1-3 3-3 1-1 3-1 1-0 0-1 1-1 1-2 2-2 1-4 2-0 1-2 0-0 1-0 3-1
Bayer Leverkusen 1-2 4-0 2-0 0-1 0-0 2-2 4-1 0-2 1-1 2-0 3-0 0-1 4-1 3-0 1-0 3-0 2-2
Bayern Munich 4-1 2-0 3-1 1-1 5-0 5-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 3-0 2-0 2-1 3-0 3-0 1-1 4-1 2-1
1. FC Nürnberg 2-1 2-2 1-1 0-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 5-1 0-0 2-2 0-2 1-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-1 1-0[a]
Hansa Rostock 0-0 1-1 2-0 1-2 3-2 0-1 2-0 1-0 1-3 0-3 0-0 1-2 1-2 1-2 1-1 2-1 0-1
Schalke 04 1-0 3-0 1-0 1-1 5-0 4-1 2-1 1-0 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-1 2-1 1-0 4-1 1-2
VfB Stuttgart 1-3 2-2 1-0 6-3 3-0 1-2 1-0 4-1 1-0 0-2 3-1 1-0 3-1 3-0 4-1 2-2 3-1
VfL Wolfsburg 0-0 1-3 0-1 1-1 3-0 4-0 2-1 2-2 1-1 3-2 1-2 1-2 0-0 3-1 1-0 1-1 4-0
Source: DFB
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The 1. FC Nürnberg v VfL Wolfsburg match from 11 April 2008 was suspended after 45 minutes (half-time) and a score of 1-0 due to poor playing conditions caused by heavy rain. The replay took place on 20 April 2008 and finished with a score of 1-0.[13]

Statistics

Top goalscorers

Source: www.kicker.de (in German)

Awards

Annual awards

Player of the Year:[14]France Franck Ribéry (Bayern Munich)

Manager of the Year:[14]Germany Ottmar Hitzfeld (Bayern Munich)

Monthly awards

Player of the Month

Month Player Team
August France Franck Ribéry Bayern Munich
September Brazil Diego Werder Bremen
October Croatia Ivica Oli? Hamburger SV
November Germany Thomas Hitzlsperger VfB Stuttgart
December Brazil Diego Werder Bremen
February Australia Joshua Kennedy Karlsruher SC
March Germany Mario Gómez VfB Stuttgart
April Germany Kevin Kurányi FC Schalke 04
May Germany Torsten Frings Werder Bremen

Champion squad

FC Bayern Munich

Goalkeepers: Oliver Kahn (captain; 26); Michael Rensing (10).
Defenders: Christian Lell (29 / 1); Martín Demichelis Argentina (28 / 1); Lúcio Brazil (24 / 1); Philipp Lahm (22); Daniel Van Buyten Belgium (19 / 1); Marcell Jansen (17), Willy Sagnol France (9); Breno Brazil (1).
Midfielders: Zé Roberto Brazil (30 / 5); Bastian Schweinsteiger (30 / 1); Franck Ribéry France (28 / 11); Mark van Bommel Netherlands (27 / 2); Hamit Alt?ntop Turkey (23 / 3); Andreas Ottl (19 / 3); José Sosa Argentina (15); Toni Kroos (12).
Forwards: Luca Toni Italy (31 / 24); Miroslav Klose (27 / 10); Lukas Podolski (25 / 5); Jan Schlaudraff (8); Sandro Wagner (4).
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

Manager: Ottmar Hitzfeld.

On the roster but have not played in a league game: Bernd Dreher; Mats Hummels; Valérien Ismaël France; Julio dos Santos Paraguay; Stephan Fürstner.

Transferred out during the season: Mats Hummels (to Borussia Dortmund); Valérien Ismaël France (to Hannover 96); Julio dos Santos Paraguay (on loans to Almería and then Grêmio).

See also

References

  1. ^ "Bundesliga 2007/2008 » Schedule". WorldFootball.net. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ Karsten Heine at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  3. ^ Lucien Favre at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  4. ^ Klaus Augenthaler at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  5. ^ Felix Magath at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  6. ^ Petrik Sander at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  7. ^ Bojan Pra?nikar at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  8. ^ Ernst Middendorp at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  9. ^ Michael Frontzeck at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  10. ^ Mirko Slomka at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  11. ^ Mike Büskens at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  12. ^ Youri Mulder at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  13. ^ "Nürnberg unter Wasser" [Nuremberg under water]. kicker.de (in German). kicker-sportmagazin. 11 April 2008. Retrieved 2018.
  14. ^ a b "Die Ergebnisse" (in German). Kicker Online. 6 August 2008. Archived from the original on 9 August 2008. Retrieved 2008.

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