2012–13 Hertha BSC season

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Hertha BSC
2012–13 season
Sporting Director Michael Preetz
Manager Jos Luhukay
Stadium Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany
2. Bundesliga 1st
DFB-Pokal 1st Round
Top goalscorer League: Ronny (18 goals)
All: Ronny (18 goals)
Highest home attendance 74.244 vs. 1. FC Union Berlin, 11 February 2013
Lowest home attendance 23.404 vs. Paderborn 07, 3 August 2012
Average home league attendance 40.030
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2012–13 Hertha BSC season was the 120th season in club history. Hertha BSC lost to Fortuna Düsseldorf in the Promotion/Relegation Playoff. The sports court and the Federal Court of the German Football Association confirmed the club's relegation after the club appealed the result of the 2nd leg and lost both appeals. Levan Kobiashvili suspended for the rest of 2012 calendar year while Thomas Kraft was suspended for 5 matches. The suspensions were for their role in the altercation of Referee from the Promotion/Relegation playoff against Fortuna Düsseldorf. Christian Lell and Andre Mijatović were also suspended for their participation in altercation. But both were eventually released from the club.

Review and events[edit]

Hertha BSC were relegated after losing to Fortuna Düsseldorf in the Promotion/Relegation Playoff. The sports court and the Federal Court of the German Football Association confirmed the club's relegation after the club appealed the result of the 2nd leg and lost both appeals.[1][2] The German Football Association handed down suspensions for some of Hertha BSC's players[3] Levan Kobiashvili was banned for a year, Christian Lell was banned for 6 matches, Thomas Kraft was banned for 5 matches and Andre Mijatović was banned for 4 matches.[3] Kobiashvili's suspension was reduced to seven and a half months and Lell's ban was reduced to 5 matches.[4][5] The suspensions were for an altercation with the referee during the Promotion/Relegation playoff with Fortuna Düsseldorf.[3] Lell and Mijatović were eventually released by the club.[6] The club was disciplined for their role in the events of the 2nd leg Promotion/Relegation Playoff match against Fortuna Düsseldorf.[7] The club originally was given a €50.000 fine and limited to 20.000 tickets sold for their league match against Paderborn 07.[7] But the fine was reduced €40.000 and the limitations on ticket sales increased to a maximum of 27.500 tickets.[7] No tickets are allowed to be sold on the matchday.[7] The club must spend an extra €40.000 on a non-profit program as part of the discipline.[7]

Christian Lell, Andre Mijatović, Andreas Ottl and Patrick Ebert were all released from the club.[6]

The club also took part in the 2012–13 edition of the DFB-Pokal, the German Cup, where it was knocked out in the first round by Regionalliga Südwest side Wormatia Worms.[8]

After their 1–0 win against SV Sandhausen on 21 April 2013, they ensure their direct promotion to the 2013–14 Fußball-Bundesliga season.[9][10]

They secured the 2012–13 2. Fußball-Bundesliga title after winning against 1. FC Köln by 2–1 on 12 May 2013, the title is their third 2. Fußball-Bundesliga title.[11]

Match results[edit]

Legend[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

Friendly matches[edit]

2. Bundesliga[edit]

League results and fixtures[edit]

Table[edit]

Overall league table[edit]
Table summary[edit]
Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
34 22 10 2 65 28 +37 76 12 5 0 31 12 +19 10 5 2 34 16 +18

Last updated: 19 May 2013.
Source: kicker.de

DFB-Pokal[edit]

Squad[edit]

Squad and statistics[edit]

Squad, appearances and goals scored[edit]

Sources:[12][13]
As of 18 May 2013

No. Nat Pos Player Total 2. Bundesliga DFB-Pokal
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Germany GK Thomas Kraft 28 0 28 0 0 0
2 Slovakia DF Peter Pekarík 19 0 19 0 0 0
3 Georgia (country) DF Levan Kobiashvili 11 1 11 1 0 0
4 Czech Republic DF Roman Hubník 16 2 16 2 0 0
5 Germany DF Maik Franz 10 0 9 0 1 0
6 Germany DF Christoph Janker 5 0 5 0 0 0
7 Austria MF Daniel Beichler 1 0 1 0 0 0
8 Cameroon MF Marcel Ndjeng 28 4 27 4 1 0
9 Colombia FW Adrián Ramos 33 11 32 11 1 0
10 Tunisia FW Änis Ben-Hatira 19 4 18 4 1 0
11 Tunisia FW Sami Allagui 26 7 25 7 1 0
12 Brazil DF Ronny 34 18 33 18 1 0
15 Germany FW Elias Kachunga 3 0 2 0 1 0
16 Israel FW Ben Sahar 18 2 18 2 0 0
18 Germany MF Peter Niemeyer 26 1 25 1 1 0
19 Germany FW Pierre-Michel Lasogga 7 1 7 1 0 0
21 Germany GK Sascha Burchert 5 0 5 0 0 0
22 Germany DF Felix Bastians 12 0 11 0 1 0
24 Germany MF Peer Kluge 27 3 27 3 0 0
25 United States DF John Anthony Brooks 29 1 29 1 0 0
26 Germany MF Nico Schulz 20 1 20 1 0 0
27 United States DF Alfredo Morales 10 1 9 1 1 0
28 Switzerland MF Fabian Lustenberger 34 0 33 0 1 0
29 Germany MF Marvin Knoll 6 1 6 1 0 0
31 Germany DF Shervin Radjabali-Fardi 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 Germany MF Fabian Holland 17 0 17 0 0 0
33 Germany FW Sandro Wagner 32 6 31 5 1 1
34 Germany MF Hany Mukhtar 7 0 7 0 0 0
37 Germany GK Philip Sprint 3 0 2 0 1 0

Bookings[edit]

Number Nationality Position Name 2. Bundesliga DFB-Pokal Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
1 Germany GK Thomas Kraft 1 0 0 0 1 0
2 Slovakia DF Peter Pekarík 4 0 0 0 4 0
4 Czech Republic DF Roman Hubník 1 0 0 0 1 0
5 Germany DF Maik Franz 5 1 0 0 5 1
8 Cameroon MF Marcel Ndjeng 5 0 0 0 5 0
9 Colombia FW Adrián Ramos 1 0 0 0 1 0
10 Tunisia FW Änis Ben-Hatira 3 0 1 0 4 0
11 Tunisia FW Sami Allagui 1 0 0 0 1 0
12 Brazil MF Ronny 4 0 0 0 4 0
18 Germany MF Peter Niemeyer 9 0 0 0 9 0
21 Germany GK Sascha Burchert 0 1 0 0 0 1
22 Germany DF Felix Bastians 1 0 1 0 2 0
24 Germany MF Peer Kluge 6 0 0 0 6 0
26 Germany MF Nico Schulz 2 0 0 0 2 0
27 United States DF Alfredo Morales 1 0 0 0 1 0
28 Switzerland MF Fabian Lustenberger 4 0 0 0 4 0
32 Germany MF Fabian Holland 6 0 0 0 6 0
33 Germany FW Sandro Wagner 4 0 0 0 4 0
37 Germany GK Philip Sprint 0 0 1 0 1 0
TOTALS 58 2 3 0 61 2

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