1977–78 Bundesliga

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Bundesliga
Season 1977–78
Champions 1. FC Köln
2nd Bundesliga title
3rd German title
Relegated TSV 1860 Munich
1. FC Saarbrücken
FC St. Pauli
European Cup 1. FC Köln
Cup Winners' Cup Fortuna Düsseldorf (losing DFB-Pokal finalists to Köln)
UEFA Cup Borussia Mönchengladbach
Hertha BSC
VfB Stuttgart
MSV Duisburg
Goals scored 993
Average goals/game 3.25
Top goalscorer Dieter Müller (24)
Gerd Müller (24)
Biggest home win M'gladbach 12–0 Dortmund (29 April 1978)
Biggest away win Br'schweig 0–6 M'gladbach (29 October 1977)
Highest scoring M'gladbach 12–0 Dortmund (12 goals) (29 April 1978)

The 1977–78 Fußball-Bundesliga was the fifteenth season of the Bundesliga, West Germany's premier football league. It began on 6 August 1977[1] and ended on 29 April 1978.[2] Borussia Mönchengladbach 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 difference and, if still tied, by goals scored. The team with the most points were crowned champions while the three teams with the least points were relegated to their respective 2. Bundesliga divisions.

Team changes to 1976–77[edit]

Karlsruher SC, Tennis Borussia Berlin and Rot-Weiss Essen were relegated to the 2. Bundesliga after finishing in the last three places. They were replaced by FC St. Pauli, winners of the 2. Bundesliga Northern Division, VfB Stuttgart, winners of the Southern Division and TSV 1860 Munich, who won a promotion play-off series against Arminia Bielefeld.

Season overview[edit]

The 1977–78 season, which ended earlier than usual due to the upcoming World Cup in Argentina, ended with 1. FC Köln winning the title, but the decision had been closer than anybody would have imagined. The team from Cologne was level on points with Borussia Mönchengladbach before the final round of matches of the season, but had a ten-goal lead in goal difference over their rivals. Nevertheless, Mönchengladbach managed to close the gap with a 12–0 victory in their last match against Borussia Dortmund. However, the team around Jupp Heynckes and Berti Vogts missed out on the title by three goals because Köln won 5–0 against FC St. Pauli at the same time.

Team overview[edit]

Location of teams in Bundesliga 1977–78
Club Ground[3] Capacity[3]
Hertha BSC Berlin Olympiastadion 100,000
VfL Bochum Ruhrstadion 40,000
Eintracht Braunschweig Eintracht-Stadion 38,000
SV Werder Bremen Weserstadion 32,000
Borussia Dortmund Westfalenstadion 54,000
MSV Duisburg Wedaustadion 38,500
Fortuna Düsseldorf Rheinstadion 59,600
Eintracht Frankfurt Waldstadion 62,000
Hamburger SV Volksparkstadion 80,000
1. FC Kaiserslautern Stadion Betzenberg 42,000
1. FC Köln Müngersdorfer Stadion 61,000
Borussia Mönchengladbach Bökelbergstadion 34,500
TSV 1860 München Olympiastadion 80,000
FC Bayern Munich Olympiastadion 80,000
1. FC Saarbrücken Ludwigspark 40,000
FC Schalke 04 Parkstadion 70,000
FC St. Pauli Wilhelm-Koch-Stadion 32,000
VfB Stuttgart Neckarstadion 72,000

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 1. FC Köln (C) 34 22 4 8 86 41 +45 48 1978–79 European Cup First round
2 Borussia Mönchengladbach 34 20 8 6 86 44 +42 48 1978–79 UEFA Cup First round
3 Hertha BSC 34 15 10 9 59 48 +11 40
4 VfB Stuttgart 34 17 5 12 58 40 +18 39
5 Fortuna Düsseldorf 34 15 9 10 49 36 +13 39 1978–79 European Cup Winners' Cup First round 1
6 MSV Duisburg 34 15 7 12 62 59 +3 37 1978–79 UEFA Cup First round 1
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 16 4 14 59 52 +7 36
8 1. FC Kaiserslautern 34 16 4 14 64 63 +1 36
9 Schalke 04 34 14 6 14 47 52 −5 34
10 Hamburger SV 34 14 6 14 61 67 −6 34
11 Borussia Dortmund 34 14 5 15 57 71 −14 33
12 Bayern Munich 34 11 10 13 62 64 −2 32
13 Eintracht Braunschweig 34 14 4 16 43 53 −10 32
14 VfL Bochum 34 11 9 14 49 51 −2 31
15 Werder Bremen 34 13 5 16 48 57 −9 31
16 1860 Munich (R) 34 7 8 19 41 60 −19 22 2. Fußball-Bundesliga
17 1. FC Saarbrücken (R) 34 6 10 18 39 70 −31 22
18 FC St. Pauli (R) 34 6 6 22 44 86 −42 18

Source: www.dfb.de
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1As 1. FC Köln also won the DFB-Pokal, the Cup Winners' Cup spot was given to runners-up Fortuna Düsseldorf, while Düsseldorf's original UEFA Cup was transferred to MSV Duisburg.
(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] BSC BOC BRS BRE DOR DUI DÜS FRA HAM KAI KÖL MGL M60 FCB SBR STP S04 STU
Hertha BSC 4–3 1–0 2–0 3–1 2–2 0–0 2–0 3–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 4–1 3–1 1–1 5–0 2–1 1–1
VfL Bochum 5–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 4–2 4–0 1–1 1–0
Eintracht Braunschweig 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–0 0–6 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 3–1
Werder Bremen 4–2 1–0 2–1 3–1 4–2 2–1 3–0 1–2 5–3 0–2 3–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 0–1
Borussia Dortmund 1–1 5–3 2–0 4–1 2–1 1–2 0–2 2–1 4–0 1–2 3–3 1–3 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 4–1
MSV Duisburg 2–1 0–0 3–1 2–0 1–2 0–0 3–0 5–2 3–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 6–3 5–0 4–3 1–0 2–1
Fortuna Düsseldorf 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 4–1 5–1 1–3 2–0 4–2 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–0
Eintracht Frankfurt 0–5 5–3 2–0 0–2 2–1 3–1 4–0 0–2 1–3 2–2 4–2 1–0 4–0 4–0 5–2 3–0 2–0
Hamburger SV 2–2 3–1 4–2 1–1 4–1 4–1 0–3 0–0 3–1 1–0 2–6 3–0 2–2 1–2 0–2 2–0 2–0
1. FC Kaiserslautern 2–0 4–1 2–1 2–1 4–0 6–1 3–2 2–0 3–0 0–2 0–3 1–0 5–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–4
1. FC Köln 3–1 2–1 6–0 7–2 4–1 5–2 1–0 0–1 6–1 4–1 1–1 6–2 2–0 3–1 4–1 2–4 2–1
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2–1 2–2 3–1 4–0 12–0 1–3 3–2 2–0 2–1 2–2 2–5 2–1 2–0 6–1 2–1 2–1 3–1
1860 München 2–3 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 4–0 0–1 2–4 2–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–1 0–0 1–2
Bayern Munich 0–2 1–1 3–2 3–1 3–0 3–2 0–0 2–1 2–0 4–2 0–3 1–1 1–3 7–1 4–2 7–1 2–0
1. FC Saarbrücken 2–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 0–0 3–5 3–3 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 4–0 2–1 1–1
FC St. Pauli 3–0 1–1 0–1 3–1 3–6 2–2 2–1 5–3 2–3 0–3 0–5 0–1 4–1 0–0 1–3 1–1 1–1
Schalke 04 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 0–1 1–0 3–2 2–2 3–0 2–0 1–2 2–1 3–2 2–0 4–1 3–1
VfB Stuttgart 1–0 3–1 5–0 2–0 4–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 3–0 3–0 2–0 3–1 3–3 1–0 1–0 6–1

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

Top goalscorers[edit]

24 goals
21 goals
20 goals
18 goals
17 goals
16 goals

Champion squad[edit]

1. FC Köln
Goalkeeper: Harald Schumacher (34).

Defenders: Roland Gerber (34 / 2); Gerhard Strack (32 / 2); Herbert Zimmermann (32 / 2); Harald Konopka (31 / 3); Bernhard Cullmann (27 / 6); Herbert Hein (4); Rainer Nicot (1).
Midfielders: Heinz Flohe (34 / 14); Herbert Neumann (34 / 8); Heinz Simmet (23 / 1); Yasuhiko Okudera Japan (20 / 4); Dieter Prestin (14 / 3); Holger Willmer (11 / 1); Jürgen Glowacz (5).
Forwards: Dieter Müller (33 / 24); Roger Van Gool Belgium (32 / 12); Hannes Löhr (8 / 1).
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

Manager: Hennes Weisweiler.

On the roster but have not played in a league game: Gerald Ehrmann; Wolfgang Weber; Heinz Pape; Norbert Schmitz; Preben Elkjær Larsen Denmark; Klaus Kösling.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Schedule Round 1". DFB. 
  2. ^ "Archive 1977/1978 Round 34". DFB. 
  3. ^ a b Grüne, Hardy (2001). Enzyklopädie des deutschen Ligafußballs, Band 7: Vereinslexikon (in German). Kassel: AGON Sportverlag. ISBN 3-89784-147-9. 

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