1965–66 Bundesliga

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Bundesliga
Season 1965–66
Champions 1860 Munich
1st Bundesliga title
1st German title
Relegated Borussia Neunkirchen
Tasmania Berlin
European Cup 1860 Munich
Cup Winners' Cup Borussia Dortmund (title holders)
Bayern Munich
Goals scored 987
Average goals/game 3.23
Top goalscorer Lothar Emmerich (31)
Biggest home win Hamburg 8–0 Karlsruhe (12 February 1966)
Biggest away win Tasmania Berlin 0–9 Meiderich (26 March 1966)
Highest scoring M'gladbach 8–3 Nürnberg (11 goals) (12 March 1966)

Fußball-Bundesliga 1965–66 was the third season of the Bundesliga, West Germany's premier football league. It began on 14 August 1965 and ended on 28 May 1966.[1] Werder Bremen were the defending champions.

Competition modus[edit]

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 average. The team with the most points were crowned champions while the two teams with the least points were relegated to their respective Regionalliga divisions.

Team changes to 1964–65[edit]

Karlsruher SC and FC Schalke 04 would initially have been relegated for finishing in the bottom two places. However, Hertha BSC Berlin were found guilty of illegal financial behavior and, as a consequence, had their Bundesliga license revoken. The German FA then decided to keep Karlsruhe and Schalke in the league and expand its size to 18 teams. Bayern Munich and Borussia Mönchengladbach were promoted after having won their respective promotion play-off groups. In order to still have a representative from West Berlin in the league, Tasmania Berlin were also granted promotion.[2]

Season overview[edit]

The 1965–66 season was the inaugural season for the two most successful clubs regarding league titles in Bundesliga history, Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bayern Munich. It was also the first time that a city had two clubs in the Bundesliga. Bayern were a title contender for large parts of the season, but eventually were held short three points by their cross-town rivals 1860, who won their first championship. Nevertheless, the newcomers had something to celebrate as well, as they won the DFB Cup one week after the end of the season, which they finished in third place.

Borussia Dortmund finished in second place, ahead on goal average to Bayern Munich. They also had huge title chances until late in the season, but were beaten 2–0 at home by 1860 on the second-to-last match day. However, Dortmund did not end the season without a title as well, as they beat Liverpool 2–1 after extra time in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final at Glasgow's Hampden Park three days earlier. It marked the first time that a German club had won a European championship.

At the other end of the table, another famous German club had a historic season as well – but in the worst way possible. Tasmania Berlin were added to the league just two weeks before the start of the season after city rivals Hertha BSC had been thrown out on financial irregularities. They were not even first choice for a replacement as the Berlin representative, as they had only finished in third place in Oberliga Berlin. But when champions Tennis Borussia were considered too weak after failing in the promotion play-off rounds and therefore were not asked, and runners-up Spandauer SV declined their interest in a Bundesliga spot as well, Tasmania gladly accepted the invitation by the German FA.[3]

The decision turned out to be a fatal one for the club. Tasmania's team was never capable of the Bundesliga and soon became the laughingstock of the league. They set up a various number of records, including, among others, lowest point total (8), least wins (2), most losses (28), least goals scored (15), most goals against (108) and lowest match attendance for a Bundesliga game (827 against Borussia Mönchengladbach on 15 January 1966[4]). Most of the records are still intact.

Team overview[edit]

Club Ground[5] Capacity[5]
Tasmania 1900 Berlin Olympiastadion 100,000
Eintracht Braunschweig Eintracht-Stadion 38,000
SV Werder Bremen Weserstadion 32,000
Borussia Dortmund Stadion Rote Erde 30,000
Eintracht Frankfurt Waldstadion 87,000
Hamburger SV Volksparkstadion 80,000
Hannover 96 Niedersachsenstadion 86,000
1. FC Kaiserslautern Stadion Betzenberg 42,000
Karlsruher SC Wildparkstadion 50,000
1. FC Köln Müngersdorfer Stadion 76,000
Meidericher SV Wedaustadion 38,500
Borussia Mönchengladbach Bökelbergstadion 34,500
TSV 1860 München Stadion an der Grünwalder Straße 44,300
FC Bayern Munich Stadion an der Grünwalder Straße 44,300
Borussia Neunkirchen Ellenfeld 32,000
1. FC Nürnberg Städtisches Stadion 64,238
FC Schalke 04 Glückauf-Kampfbahn 35,000
VfB Stuttgart Neckarstadion 53,000

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GAvg
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 TSV 1860 München (C) 34 20 10 4 80 40 2 50 1966–67 European Cup First round
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 19 9 6 70 36 1.944 47 1966–67 European Cup Winners' Cup Second round 1
3 FC Bayern Munich 34 20 7 7 71 38 1.868 47 1966–67 European Cup Winners' Cup First round
4 SV Werder Bremen 34 21 3 10 76 40 1.9 45
5 1. FC Köln 34 19 6 9 74 41 1.805 44
6 1. FC Nürnberg 34 14 11 9 54 43 1.256 39 1966–67 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup First round
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 16 6 12 64 46 1.391 38
8 Meidericher SV 34 14 8 12 70 48 1.458 36
9 Hamburger SV 34 13 8 13 64 52 1.231 34
10 Eintracht Braunschweig 34 11 12 11 49 49 1 34
11 VfB Stuttgart 34 13 6 15 42 48 0.875 32 1966–67 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup First round
12 Hannover 96 34 11 8 15 59 57 1.035 30
13 Borussia Mönchengladbach 34 9 11 14 57 68 0.838 29
14 FC Schalke 04 34 10 7 17 33 55 0.6 27
15 1. FC Kaiserslautern 34 8 10 16 42 65 0.646 26
16 Karlsruher SC 34 9 6 19 35 71 0.493 24
17 Borussia Neunkirchen (R) 34 9 4 21 32 82 0.39 22 Regionalliga
18 Tasmania Berlin (R) 34 2 4 28 15 108 0.139 8

Source: [6]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal average
1Borussia Dortmund won the 1965–66 European Cup Winners' Cup and thereby automatically qualified as defending champions.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] TAB BRS BRE DOR FRA HAM H96 KAI KAR KÖL MSV MGL M60 FCB NKI NUR S04 STU
Tasmania Berlin 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–3 0–4 1–5 1–1 2–0 0–6 0–9 0–0 0–5 0–2 2–1 0–1 1–2 0–2
Eintracht Braunschweig 3–1 1–0 4–0 2–2 1–4 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–4 1–2 3–0 3–0 1–1
Werder Bremen 5–0 4–0 1–0 3–2 2–0 3–3 4–1 3–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 5–2 1–0 2–0 3–1
Borussia Dortmund 3–1 1–1 2–1 3–0 2–2 4–0 4–0 4–1 3–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 3–0 1–0 2–0 7–0 4–0
Eintracht Frankfurt 4–0 4–1 1–0 4–1 2–0 0–1 6–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 5–2 0–0 1–2 1–2 4–1 3–2
Hamburger SV 5–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–1 2–1 4–1 8–0 2–2 2–0 5–0 1–2 0–4 3–0 0–2 1–1 4–1
Hannover 96 5–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 4–1 0–0 4–0 5–2 1–1 0–3 2–1 0–1 3–4 6–0 2–2 0–3 4–2
1. FC Kaiserslautern 0–0 1–1 2–3 0–0 5–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–2 1–0 1–2 3–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 3–2 1–2
Karlsruher SC 3–0 1–4 3–2 0–0 4–0 1–4 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–4 3–3 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 3–0
1. FC Köln 4–0 3–0 2–0 1–2 1–0 5–1 0–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 6–1 4–2 2–1 2–1 3–1
Meidericher SV 3–0 4–1 1–2 2–1 0–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 8–2 2–3 3–2 2–3 1–1 1–0 1–2 5–1 5–2
Borussia Mönchengladbach 5–0 1–0 0–7 4–5 1–2 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–3 1–2 1–1 1–2 4–1 8–3 2–0 1–0
1860 München 4–0 1–1 3–1 2–1 4–2 1–1 5–0 4–2 2–0 2–1 3–3 3–3 1–0 4–1 1–1 3–0 0–0
Bayern Munich 2–1 2–2 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–0 3–1 3–0 5–1 1–4 3–0 5–2 3–0 6–0 0–0 1–0 0–1
Borussia Neunkirchen 3–1 1–0 1–2 1–3 1–6 1–1 1–0 1–4 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–9 0–4 2–1 1–0 1–2
1. FC Nürnberg 7–2 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 5–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 4–1 2–2 1–4 2–2 3–1 1–0 1–1
Schalke 04 4–0 1–1 1–6 2–3 3–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–0
VfB Stuttgart 2–0 0–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–3 4–2 4–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 5–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–0

Source: www.dfb.de
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

31 goals
26 goals
20 goals
18 goals
17 goals
16 goals
15 goals

Champion squad[edit]

TSV 1860 München
Goalkeeper: Petar Radenković Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (34).

Defenders: Bernd Patzke (28); Hans Reich (26); Manfred Wagner (26); Rudolf Zeiser (12); Rudolf Steiner (9).
Midfielders: Željko Perušić Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (34); Peter Grosser (32 / 18); Otto Luttrop (22 / 1); Hans Küppers (19 / 4); Wilfried Kohlars (19).
Forwards: Friedhelm Konietzka (33 / 26); Alfred Heiß (31 / 10); Rudolf Brunnenmeier (27 / 15); Hans Rebele (22 / 5).
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

Manager: Max Merkel Austria.

On the roster but did not play in a league game: Wilfried Tepe; Alfred Kohlhäufl; Ludwig Bründl; Hans Fischer; Helmut Richert; Ernst Winterhalder.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archive 1965/1966 Schedule". DFB. 
  2. ^ Weinrich, Matthias (1998). Enzyklopädie des deutschen Ligafußballs, Band 3: 35 Jahre Bundesliga, Teil 1: 1963–1975 (in German). Kassel: AGON Sportverlag. p. 38. ISBN 3-89784-132-0. 
  3. ^ Grüne, Hardy (1999). Von grauen Mäusen und Meistern (in German). Kassel: AGON Sportverlag. p. 32. ISBN 3-89784-114-2. 
  4. ^ Weinrich, Matthias (1998). Enzyklopädie des deutschen Ligafußballs, Band 3: 35 Jahre Bundesliga, Teil 1: 1963–1975 (in German). Kassel: AGON Sportverlag. p. 69. ISBN 3-89784-132-0. 
  5. ^ a b Grüne, Hardy (2001). Enzyklopädie des deutschen Ligafußballs, Band 7: Vereinslexikon (in German). Kassel: AGON Sportverlag. ISBN 3-89784-147-9. 
  6. ^ "TABELLE ROUND 34". DFB. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 

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