The 2010–11 Bundesliga was the 48th season of the Bundesliga, Germany's premier football league. The season started on the weekend of 21 August 2010 with the traditional season opening match involving the defending champions and ended with the last games on 14 May 2011. The winter break was in effect between weekends around 18 December 2010 and 15 January 2011. The defending champions were Bayern Munich. The league had also updated its logo for the season.
A further place in the league was decided through a two-legged play-off. As in the previous year, 1. FC Nuremberg had to compete, although they were the Bundesliga team this time. FC Augsburg was the 2. Bundesliga's representative. Nuremberg won both matches on aggregate, 3–0, and thus defended their Bundesliga spot.
In addition, all matches will feature one match ball as adidas will present a new ball called "Jabulani Torfabrik" ("Goal Factory"). Previously, the home team was responsible for supplying the match ball. More often than not, it was provided by the kitmakers for the teams.
Source: Bundesliga official website
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored. 1Schalke 04 as winners of the 2010–11 DFB-Pokal qualified for the play-off round of the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League. (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.
Source: official website 1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column. 2 The match between St. Pauli and Schalke was suspended at 0–2 after 87 minutes after an assistant referee was hit by a beverage cup thrown from the stands. The DFB awarded the game to Schalke, maintaining the 0–2 score. Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.