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Bundesliga
Season 2011–12
Champions Borussia Dortmund
5th Bundesliga title
8th German title
Relegated Hertha BSC (via play-off)
1. FC Köln
1. FC Kaiserslautern
Champions League Borussia Dortmund
Bayern Munich
Schalke 04
Bor. Mönchengladbach
Europa League Bayer Leverkusen
VfB Stuttgart
Hannover 96
Matches played 306
Goals scored 875 (2.86 per match)
Top goalscorer Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
(29 goals)
Biggest home win Bayern Munich 7–0 Freiburg
Biggest away win Hertha BSC 0–6 Bayern Munich
Highest scoring Werder Bremen 5–3 Freiburg
Bayern Munich 7–1 Hoffenheim
B. Dortmund 4–4 VfB Stuttgart
Longest winning run 8 matches
Borussia Dortmund[1]
Longest unbeaten run 28 matches by
Borussia Dortmund[1]
Longest winless run 21 matches by
1. FC Kaiserslautern[1]
Longest losing run 6 matches by
Hertha BSC
1. FC Kaiserslautern[1]
Average attendance 45,116[2]

The 2011–12 Bundesliga was the 49th season of the Bundesliga, Germany's premier football league. The season started on 5 August 2011 with the opening match involving defending champions Borussia Dortmund and ended with the last games on 5 May 2012. The traditional winter break was held between the weekends around 17 December 2011 and 20 January 2012.[3]

The league comprised eighteen teams: The best fifteen teams of the 2010–11 season, the best two teams from the 2010–11 2nd Bundesliga and the winners of the relegation play-off between the 16th-placed Bundesliga team and the third-placed 2nd Bundesliga team.

Since Germany climbed from fourth to third place in the UEFA association coefficient rankings at the end of the 2010–11 season,[4] the league gained an additional group stage berth for the UEFA Champions League.

Teams[edit]

The league comprised eighteen teams: Eintracht Frankfurt and FC St. Pauli were directly relegated after finishing the 2010–11 season in the bottom two places. Frankfurt ended a six-year tenure in the Bundesliga, while St. Pauli only made a cameo one-year appearance in the top flight and directly returned to the second level.

The relegated teams were replaced by Hertha BSC, champions of the 2010–11 2. Bundesliga, and runners-up FC Augsburg. The Bavarian side made their debut at the highest level of football in Germany, while Hertha directly returned to the Bundesliga after just one year at the second tier.

A further place in the league was decided through a two-legged play-off between Borussia Mönchengladbach, the 16th-placed team of the 2010–11 Bundesliga, and VfL Bochum, the 3rd-placed 2nd Bundesliga team. Mönchengladbach won the series 2–1 on aggregate and therefore retained its Bundesliga spot.

Stadiums and locations[edit]

The most prominent change regarding stadiums occurred at Mainz, where FSV Mainz 05 moved from Stadion am Bruchweg into their newly built Coface Arena.[5] Other changes included the completion of works at Mercedes-Benz Arena, which was converted to a football-only stadium during the 2009–10 and 2010–11 seasons, and the renaming of Impuls Arena, the ground of promoted team FC Augsburg, to SGL Arena effective from the beginning of the season after SGL Carbon acquired the naming rights for the structure in May 2011.[6]

Team Location Stadium Capacity[5]
FC Augsburg Augsburg SGL arena 30,660
Bayer Leverkusen Leverkusen BayArena 30,210
Bayern Munich Munich Allianz Arena 69,000
Borussia Dortmund Dortmund Signal Iduna Park 80,720
Borussia Mönchengladbach Mönchengladbach Stadion im Borussia-Park 54,057
SC Freiburg Freiburg Mage Solar Stadion 25,000
Hamburger SV Hamburg Imtech Arena 57,000
Hannover 96 Hanover AWD-Arena 49,000
Hertha BSC Berlin Olympiastadion 74,244
1899 Hoffenheim Sinsheim Rhein-Neckar Arena 30,150
1. FC Kaiserslautern Kaiserslautern Fritz-Walter-Stadion 49,780
1. FC Köln Cologne RheinEnergieStadion 50,000
1. FSV Mainz 05 Mainz Coface Arena 34,034
1. FC Nuremberg Nuremberg EasyCredit-Stadion 48,548
Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen Veltins-Arena 61,673
VfB Stuttgart Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Arena 60,300
Werder Bremen Bremen Weserstadion 42,000
VfL Wolfsburg Wolfsburg Volkswagen Arena 30,000


Personnel and kits[edit]

In addition to the individual sponsorships of each club listed below, all teams used a league-wide ball named "Torfabrik" (goal factory), provided by Adidas; the ball was updated to a new design for the 2011–12 season.[7]

Team Manager Captain[8] Kit manufacturer[7] Shirt sponsor[7]
FC Augsburg Netherlands Luhukay, JosJos Luhukay Netherlands Verhaegh, PaulPaul Verhaegh1 Jako AL-KO
Bayer Leverkusen Finland Hyypiä, SamiSami Hyypiä (caretaker) Germany Rolfes, SimonSimon Rolfes adidas SunPower[9]
Bayern Munich Germany Heynckes, JuppJupp Heynckes Germany Lahm, PhilippPhilipp Lahm adidas T-Home (Home and Third), LIGAtotal (Away)
Borussia Dortmund Germany Klopp, JürgenJürgen Klopp Germany Kehl, SebastianSebastian Kehl Kappa Evonik
Borussia Mönchengladbach Switzerland Favre, LucienLucien Favre Belgium Daems, FilipFilip Daems Lotto Postbank
SC Freiburg Germany Streich, ChristianChristian Streich Germany Schuster, JulianJulian Schuster Nike Ehrmann
Hamburger SV Germany Fink, ThorstenThorsten Fink Germany Westermann, HeikoHeiko Westermann adidas Emirates
Hannover 96 Germany Slomka, MirkoMirko Slomka United States Cherundolo, SteveSteve Cherundolo Jako TUI
Hertha BSC Germany Rehhagel, OttoOtto Rehhagel Croatia Mijatović, AndreAndre Mijatović Nike Deutsche Bahn
1899 Hoffenheim Germany Babbel, MarkusMarkus Babbel Germany Beck, AndreasAndreas Beck Puma Suntech
1. FC Kaiserslautern Bulgaria Balakov, KrasimirKrasimir Balakov Germany Tiffert, ChristianChristian Tiffert uhlsport Allgäuer Latschenkiefer
1. FC Köln Germany Schaefer, FrankFrank Schaefer Brazil Geromel, PedroPedro Geromel Reebok REWE
1. FSV Mainz 05 Germany Tuchel, ThomasThomas Tuchel Republic of Macedonia Noveski, NikolčeNikolče Noveski Nike Entega
1. FC Nuremberg Germany Hecking, DieterDieter Hecking Germany Schäfer, RaphaelRaphael Schäfer adidas Areva
Schalke 04 Netherlands Stevens, HuubHuub Stevens Germany Höwedes, BenediktBenedikt Höwedes adidas Gazprom
VfB Stuttgart Germany Labbadia, BrunoBruno Labbadia Germany Tasci, SerdarSerdar Tasci3 Puma Gazi
Werder Bremen Germany Schaaf, ThomasThomas Schaaf Germany Fritz, ClemensClemens Fritz2 Nike Targobank
VfL Wolfsburg Germany Magath, FelixFelix Magath Germany Träsch, ChristianChristian Träsch adidas Volkswagen
Notes
  1. FC Augsburg have determined Paul Verhaegh as new captain,[citation needed] after incumbent Uwe Möhrle was transferred to Energie Cottbus during the 2011–12 winter transfer window.[10]
  2. Werder Bremen have determined Clemens Fritz as new captain[11] after Per Mertesacker, who was assigned by coach Thomas Schaaf at the beginning of the season, was transferred to Premier League side Arsenal on 31 August 2011.[12]
  3. VfB Stuttgart have determined Serdar Tasci as new captain[13] after Matthieu Delpierre, who was captain since 1 December 2009, asked, not to be appointed as captain again.

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Bayer Leverkusen Germany Jupp Heynckes End of contract 30 June 2011[14] Off-season Germany Robin Dutt 1 July 2011[15]
Bayern Munich Netherlands Andries Jonker End of tenure as caretaker 30 June 2011[16] Germany Jupp Heynckes 1 July 2011[14]
SC Freiburg Germany Robin Dutt Bayer Leverkusen purchased rights 30 June 2011[15] Germany Marcus Sorg 1 July 2011[17]
1899 Hoffenheim Germany Marco Pezzaiuoli Mutual consent 30 June 2011[18] Germany Holger Stanislawski 1 July 2011[19]
1. FC Köln Germany Volker Finke End of tenure as caretaker 30 June 2011[20] Norway Ståle Solbakken 1 July 2011[20]
Hamburger SV Germany Michael Oenning Sacked 19 September 2011[21] 18th Argentina Rodolfo Cardoso (caretaker) 19 September 2011[21]
FC Schalke 04 Germany Ralf Rangnick Resigned 22 September 2011[22] 9th Netherlands Huub Stevens 27 September 2011[23]
Hamburger SV Argentina Rodolfo Cardoso (caretaker) End of tenure as caretaker 10 October 2011[24] 18th Germany Thorsten Fink 13 October 2011[24]
Hertha BSC Germany Markus Babbel Sacked 18 December 2011[25] 11th Germany Michael Skibbe 22 December 2011[26]
SC Freiburg Germany Marcus Sorg Sacked 29 December 2011[27] 18th Germany Christian Streich 29 December 2011[27]
1899 Hoffenheim Germany Holger Stanislawski Sacked 9 February 2012[28] 8th Germany Markus Babbel 10 February 2012[29]
Hertha BSC Germany Michael Skibbe Sacked 12 February 2012[30] 15th Germany Otto Rehhagel 18 February 2012[31]
1. FC Kaiserslautern Germany Marco Kurz Sacked 20 March 2012[32] 18th Bulgaria Krasimir Balakov 22 March 2012[33]
Bayer Leverkusen Germany Robin Dutt Sacked 1 April 2012[34] 6th Finland Sami Hyypiä (caretaker) 1 April 2012[34]
1. FC Köln Norway Ståle Solbakken Sacked 12 April 2012[35] 16th Germany Frank Schaefer 12 April 2012[35]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Borussia Dortmund (C) 34 25 6 3 80 25 +55 81 2012-13 UEFA Champions League group stage
2 Bayern Munich 34 23 4 7 77 22 +55 73
3 Schalke 04 34 20 4 10 74 44 +30 64
4 Borussia Mönchengladbach 34 17 9 8 49 24 +25 60 2012–13 UEFA Champions League play-off round
5 Bayer Leverkusen 34 15 9 10 52 44 +8 54 2012–13 UEFA Europa League group stage 1
6 VfB Stuttgart 34 15 8 11 63 46 +17 53 2012–13 UEFA Europa League play-off round 1
7 Hannover 96 34 12 12 10 41 45 −4 48 2012–13 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round 1
8 VfL Wolfsburg 34 13 5 16 47 60 −13 44
9 Werder Bremen 34 11 9 14 49 58 −9 42
10 1. FC Nürnberg 34 12 6 16 38 49 −11 42
11 1899 Hoffenheim 34 10 11 13 41 47 −6 41
12 SC Freiburg 34 10 10 14 45 61 −16 40
13 FSV Mainz 05 34 9 12 13 47 51 −4 39
14 FC Augsburg 34 8 14 12 36 49 −13 38
15 Hamburger SV 34 8 12 14 35 57 −22 36
16 Hertha BSC (R) 34 7 10 17 38 64 −26 31 Bundesliga relegation play-off
17 1. FC Köln (R) 34 8 6 20 39 75 −36 30 Relegation to the 2012–13 2. Bundesliga
18 1. FC Kaiserslautern (R) 34 4 11 19 24 54 −30 23

Updated to games played on 5 May 2012.
Source: kicker
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1The 2011–12 DFB-Pokal champions (Borussia Dortmund) and runners-up (Bayern Munich) qualified for the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League, thus the three Europa League places were distributed through league positions.
(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.

Positions by round[edit]

Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Borussia Dortmund 3 7 6 6 11 11 8 6 3 2 3 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Bayern Munich 12 11 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Schalke 04 17 6 4 2 6 9 5 4 6 3 2 5 4 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Borussia Mönchengladbach 7 4 1 5 3 3 3 3 2 7 5 4 3 2 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Bayer Leverkusen 15 12 9 8 4 7 11 9 8 9 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 7 6 6 6 6 5 5
VfB Stuttgart 1 3 10 12 10 6 7 7 4 5 6 7 6 7 7 7 8 10 10 11 9 9 8 8 8 8 7 6 5 5 5 5 6 6
Hannover 96 6 2 2 4 9 5 6 5 7 4 7 6 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 5 8 7 7 7 7 7
VfL Wolfsburg 1 5 11 15 13 14 13 13 12 11 12 13 12 13 14 14 12 9 9 10 8 8 13 11 10 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 8 8
Werder Bremen 4 8 5 3 2 2 2 2 5 6 4 3 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 8 7 8 8 8 9 9
1. FC Nürnberg 7 9 12 10 7 8 9 11 13 13 14 15 16 14 15 16 15 12 13 14 14 12 10 9 9 10 11 12 12 12 11 11 10 10
1899 Hoffenheim 11 9 7 9 5 4 4 8 9 8 9 9 9 9 10 9 9 8 8 8 11 10 9 10 12 12 10 10 10 9 9 9 11 11
SC Freiburg 9 14 16 13 14 16 17 15 17 18 18 17 17 17 17 18 18 17 18 18 18 18 18 17 17 16 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12
FSV Mainz 05 4 1 8 7 12 13 14 14 15 15 15 14 13 12 12 12 14 15 12 13 13 13 11 12 11 11 12 11 11 11 12 12 13 13
FC Augsburg 9 13 14 16 16 17 16 17 16 16 17 18 18 18 18 17 17 18 17 17 17 17 15 16 15 15 15 14 15 15 15 15 15 14
Hamburger SV 14 16 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 16 16 15 15 13 13 13 14 11 12 10 11 12 13 14 14 16 15 14 14 14 14 14 15
Hertha BSC 12 15 13 11 8 10 12 10 11 10 10 10 10 10 9 11 11 13 15 15 15 15 16 15 16 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 16
1. FC Köln 17 18 18 14 15 12 10 12 10 12 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 11 14 9 12 14 14 14 13 13 14 16 16 16 16 16 16 17
1. FC Kaiserslautern 15 17 15 17 17 15 15 16 14 14 13 12 14 16 16 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18

Last updated: 5 May 2012
Source: kicker.de

Leader
2012–13 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2012–13 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
2012–13 UEFA Europa League Group stage
2012–13 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
2012–13 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
Qualification to relegation playoffs
Relegation to 2012–13 2. Bundesliga


Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AUG LEV FCB DOR MGL FRE HAM H96 BSC HOF KAI KÖL MAI NUR S04 STU BRE WOB
FC Augsburg 1–4 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 3–0 0–2 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0
Bayer Leverkusen 4–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 0–2 2–2 1–0 3–3 2–0 3–1 1–4 3–2 0–3 0–1 2–2 1–0 3–1
Bayern Munich 2–1 3–0 0–1 0–1 7–0 5–0 2–1 4–0 7–1 2–0 3–0 0–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 4–1 2–0
Borussia Dortmund 4–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 4–0 3–1 3–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 5–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 4–4 1–0 5–1
Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 5–0 4–1
SC Freiburg 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–4 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–0 4–1 1–2 2–2 2–1 1–2 2–2 3–0
Hamburger SV 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–5 0–1 1–3 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–4 0–0 2–0 1–2 0–4 1–3 1–1
Hannover 96 2–2 0–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 4–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 4–2 3–2 2–0
Hertha BSC 2–2 3–3 0–6 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–2 0–1 3–1 1–2 3–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–4
1899 Hoffenheim 2–2 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 4–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–2 1–2 3–1
1. FC Kaiserslautern 1–1 0–2 0–3 2–5 1–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 3–1 0–2 1–4 0–2 0–0 0–0
1. FC Köln 3–0 0–2 1–4 1–6 0–3 4–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–4 1–1 1–1 0–3
FSV Mainz 05 0–1 2–0 3–2 1–2 0–3 3–1 0–0 1–1 1–3 0–4 4–0 4–0 2–1 2–4 3–1 1–3 0–0
1. FC Nürnberg 1–0 1–4 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–2 1–0 2–1 3–3 4–1 2–2 1–1 1–3
Schalke 04 3–1 2–0 0–2 1–2 1–0 4–2 3–1 3–0 4–0 3–1 1–2 5–1 1–1 4–0 3–1 5–0 4–0
VfB Stuttgart 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–3 4–1 1–2 3–0 5–0 2–0 0–0 2–2 4–1 1–0 3–0 4–1 3–2
Werder Bremen 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–2 2–2 5–3 2–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–2 0–3 0–1 2–3 2–0 4–1
VfL Wolfsburg 1–2 3–2 0–1 1–3 0–0 3–2 2–1 4–1 2–3 1–2 1–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–0 3–1

Updated to games played on 28 April 2012.
Source: Bundesliga official website
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-offs[edit]

Hertha BSC as 16th-placed team faced third-placed 2011–12 2. Bundesliga side Fortuna Düsseldorf in a two-legged play-off. Fortuna Düsseldorf won 4–3 on aggregate and thus were promoted for the 2012–13 Bundesliga season. Hertha BSC were relegated to the 2012–13 2nd Bundesliga.

Following the second leg, which was marred by several incidents of crowd disturbances, Hertha appealed against the result.[36] On 21 May the German FA rejected this appeal at first instance, having considered that these crowd disturbances did not psychologically impinge the Hertha players and that the referee's handling of the situation was sound. However, Hertha appealed again, this time to the Federal Court of the German FA.[37] On 25 May, the Federal Court of the German FA also rejected the appeal.[38] On 19 June, Hertha BSC decided not to appeal the decision, marking their immediate return to the 2. Bundesliga.[39]

10 May 2012 (2012-05-10)
20:30 CEST
Hertha BSC 1–2 Fortuna Düsseldorf
Hubník Goal 19' Report Bröker Goal 64'
Ramos Goal 71' (o.g.)
Olympic Stadium, Berlin
Attendance: 68,041
Referee: Marco Fritz (Korb)

15 May 2012 (2012-05-15)
20:30 CEST
Fortuna Düsseldorf 2–2 Hertha BSC
Beister Goal 1'
Jovanović Goal 59'
Report Ben-Hatira Goal 22'
Raffael Goal 85'
Esprit Arena, Düsseldorf
Attendance: 51,000
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Ergolding)

Season statistics[edit]

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