2006–07 Bundesliga

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Bundesliga
Season 2006–07
Champions VfB Stuttgart
3rd Bundesliga title
5th German title
Relegated Mainz 05
Alemannia Aachen
Borussia M'gladbach
Champions League VfB Stuttgart
Schalke 04
Werder Bremen
UEFA Cup Bayern Munich
Bayer Leverkusen
1. FC Nuremberg (via domestic cup)
Intertoto Cup Hamburger SV
Matches played 306
Goals scored 837 (2.74 per match)
Top goalscorer Theofanis Gekas (20)
Biggest home win Hannover 5–0 Hertha
Biggest away win Bochum 0–6 Bremen
Highest scoring Frankfurt 2–6 Bremen

Bundesliga 2006–07 was the 44th season of the Bundesliga, Germany's premier football league. It began on 11 August 2006 and ended on 19 May 2007. Bayern Munich were the defending champions.

Team changes from 2005–06[edit]

Three teams from the 2nd Bundesliga were promoted at the end of last season:

The three teams relegated were:

Season overview[edit]

VfB Stuttgart began the campaign with the youngest squad of the Bundesliga and were widely seen as a competitor for an UEFA Cup berth. They started up with a 0–3 home defeat against Nuremberg and even dropped in reach of the relegation zone after another home defeat against Borussia Dortmund during the third round.

During the rest of the season the team managed to stabilize in the upper third of the table, eventually winning the last eight games of the season while competitors Schalke 04, Werder Bremen and Bayern Munich struggled. Stuttgart went on to claim their third championship in the Bundesliga and fifth German championship overall with a 2–1 home victory against Energie Cottbus during the last round of the season.

One week after winning the league championship, Stuttgart failed to win the Double after losing the domestic cup Final against Nuremberg with a score of 2–3.

Manager Armin Veh who claimed his first championship as a Bundesliga coach was elected German Football Manager of the Year while striker Mario Gomez was named German Footballer of the Year in 2007.[citation needed]

Team overview[edit]

Team Venue Capacity
Alemannia Aachen Tivoli 21,300
Hertha BSC Olympic Stadium 74,228
Arminia Bielefeld Schüco Arena 28,008
VfL Bochum Ruhrstadion 31,328
SV Werder Bremen Weserstadion 42,358
FC Energie Cottbus Stadion der Freundschaft 22,450
Borussia Dortmund Signal Iduna Park 80,708
Eintracht Frankfurt Commerzbank-Arena 52,300
Hamburger SV HSH Nordbank Arena 57,274
Hannover 96 AWD-Arena 49,000
Bayer 04 Leverkusen BayArena 22,500
1. FSV Mainz 05 Stadion am Bruchweg 20,300
Borussia Mönchengladbach Borussia-Park 54,067
FC Bayern Munich Allianz Arena 69,901
1. FC Nuremberg Easy Credit Stadion 47,559
FC Schalke 04 Veltins-Arena 61,673
VfB Stuttgart Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion 58,000
VfL Wolfsburg Volkswagen Arena 30,122

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Date of departure Replaced by Date of Appointment
Borussia Mönchengladbach Germany Horst Köppel 30 June 2006[1] Germany Jupp Heynckes 1 July 2006[2]
Hannover 96 Germany Peter Neururer 30 August 2006[3] Germany Dieter Hecking 10 September 2006[4]
Alemannia Aachen Germany Dieter Hecking 7 September 2006[4] Germany Michael Frontzeck 12 September 2006[5]
Borussia Dortmund Netherlands Bert van Marwijk 18 December 2006[6] Germany Jürgen Röber 19 December 2006[7]
Borussia Mönchengladbach Germany Jupp Heynckes 31 January 2007[2] Netherlands Jos Luhukay 1 February 2007[8]
Bayern Munich Germany Felix Magath 31 January 2007[9] Germany Ottmar Hitzfeld 1 February 2007[10]
Hamburger SV Germany Thomas Doll 1 February 2007[11] Netherlands Huub Stevens 3 February 2007[12]
Arminia Bielefeld Germany Thomas von Heesen 11 February 2007[13] Germany Frank Geideck 12 February 2007[14]
Borussia Dortmund Germany Jürgen Röber 12 March 2007[7] Germany Thomas Doll 13 March 2007[11]
Arminia Bielefeld Germany Frank Geideck 13 March 2007[14] Germany Ernst Middendorp 14 March 2007[15]
Hertha BSC Germany Falko Götz 10 April 2007[16] Germany Karsten Heine 11 April 2007[17]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 VfB Stuttgart (C) 34 21 7 6 61 37 +24 70 2007–08 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Schalke 04 34 21 5 8 53 32 +21 68
3 Werder Bremen 34 20 6 8 76 40 +36 66 2007–08 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Bayern Munich 34 18 6 10 55 40 +15 60 2007–08 UEFA Cup First round
5 Bayer Leverkusen 34 15 6 13 54 49 +5 51
6 1. FC Nürnberg 34 11 15 8 43 32 +11 48 2007–08 UEFA Cup First round 1
7 Hamburger SV 34 10 15 9 43 37 +6 45 2007 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
8 VfL Bochum 34 13 6 15 49 50 −1 45
9 Borussia Dortmund 34 12 8 14 41 43 −2 44
10 Hertha BSC 34 12 8 14 50 55 −5 44
11 Hannover 96 34 12 8 14 41 50 −9 44
12 Arminia Bielefeld 34 11 9 14 47 49 −2 42
13 Energie Cottbus 34 11 8 15 38 49 −11 41
14 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 9 13 12 46 58 −12 40
15 VfL Wolfsburg 34 8 13 13 37 45 −8 37
16 FSV Mainz 05 (R) 34 8 10 16 34 57 −23 34 Relegation to 2. Fußball-Bundesliga
17 Alemannia Aachen (R) 34 9 7 18 46 70 −24 34
18 Borussia Mönchengladbach (R) 34 6 8 20 23 44 −21 26

Source: kicker.de
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 1. FC Nuremberg won the DFB Cup 2006-07 and thus qualified for the First Round of UEFA Cup 2007–08.
(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] AAC BSC BIE BOC BRE COT DOR FRA HAM H96 LEV MAI MGL FCB NUR S04 STU WOB
Alemannia Aachen 0–4 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–2 1–4 2–3 3–3 1–4 2–3 2–1 4–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–4 2–2
Hertha BSC 2–1 1–1 3–3 1–4 0–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 4–0 2–3 2–1 1–2 2–3 2–1 2–0 2–2 2–1
Arminia Bielefeld 5–1 2–2 1–3 3–2 3–1 1–0 2–4 1–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 0–2 2–1 3–2 0–1 2–3 0–0
VfL Bochum 2–2 1–3 2–1 0–6 0–1 2–0 4–3 2–1 2–0 1–3 0–1 2–0 1–2 0–2 2–1 2–3 0–1
Werder Bremen 3–1 3–1 3–0 3–0 1–1 1–3 1–2 0–2 3–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 3–1 1–0 0–2 2–3 2–1
Energie Cottbus 0–2 2–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 2–3 0–1 2–2 0–1 2–1 2–0 3–1 0–3 1–1 2–4 0–0 3–2
Borussia Dortmund 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–3 2–0 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–0 3–2 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–0
Eintracht Frankfurt 4–0 1–2 0–3 0–3 2–6 1–3 1–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–3 0–4 0–0
Hamburger SV 4–0 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 3–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–2 2–4 1–0
Hannover 96 0–3 5–0 1–1 0–2 2–4 2–0 4–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–2 0–3 1–1 1–2 2–2
Bayer Leverkusen 3–0 2–1 1–2 1–4 0–2 3–1 2–1 2–2 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–3 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–1
FSV Mainz 05 1–3 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–6 4–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–3 3–0 0–4 2–1 0–3 0–0 1–2
Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–0 3–1 1–0 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–1 3–1
Bayern Munich 2–1 4–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–2 0–1 2–1 5–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 2–1
1. FC Nürnberg 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 3–1 3–2 1–1 1–0 3–0 0–0 4–1 1–1
Schalke 04 2–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–1 4–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–0
VfB Stuttgart 3–1 0–0 3–2 1–0 4–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–3 3–0 0–0
VfL Wolfsburg 1–2 0–0 2–3 3–1 0–2 0–0 0–2 2–2 1–0 1–2 3–2 3–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–1

Source:[citation needed]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Statistics[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

20 goals
16 goals
15 goals
14 goals
13 goals

Champion squad[edit]

VfB Stuttgart

Goalkeepers: Timo Hildebrand (33); Michael Langer Austria (1).
Defenders: Matthieu Delpierre France (33); Ricardo Osorio Mexico (27 / 1); Serdar Tasci (26 / 2); Ludovic Magnin Switzerland (22 / 1); Fernando Meira Portugal (20 / 3); Arthur Boka Ivory Coast (19 / 1); Andreas Beck (4); Markus Babbel (2).
Midfielders: Roberto Hilbert (34 / 7); Pável Pardo Mexico (33 / 1); Thomas Hitzlsperger (30 / 7); Antônio da Silva Brazil (28); Sami Khedira (22 / 4); Christian Gentner (15); Daniel Bierofka (12); Alexander Farnerud Sweden (9); Silvio Meißner (1).
Forwards: Cacau Brazil (32 / 13); Marco Streller Switzerland (27 / 5); Mario Gómez (25 / 14); Benjamin Lauth (11 / 1); Jon Dahl Tomasson Denmark (4); Bernd Nehrig (1).
(league appearances and goals listed in parentheses)

Manager: Armin Veh.

On the roster but have not played in a league game: Dirk Heinen; Alexander Stolz; Heiko Gerber; Danijel Ljuboja Serbia.

Transferred out during the season: Silvio Meißner (to 1. FC Kaiserslautern); Danijel Ljuboja Serbia (on loan to Hamburger SV); Bernd Nehrig (on loan to SpVgg Unterhaching); Jon Dahl Tomasson Denmark (on loan to Villarreal).

See also[edit]

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