1st Bundesliga title
3rd German title
1. FC Nürnberg
|European Cup||VfB Stuttgart|
|Cup Winners' Cup||FC Bayern Munich|
|UEFA Cup||Hamburger SV
SV Werder Bremen
1. FC Köln
|Top goalscorer||Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (26)|
|Biggest home win||Bayern Munich 9–0 Offenbach (13 March 1984)|
|Biggest away win||Nürnberg 0–6 Stuttgart (27 April 1984)|
|Highest scoring||Uerdingen 4–6 Köln (10 goals) (19 May 1984)
Offenbach 3–7 Bremen (10 goals) (11 May 1984)
The 1983–84 Bundesliga was the 21st season of the Bundesliga, the premier football league in West Germany. It began on 12 August 1983 and ended on 26 May 1984. Stuttgart won the championship. Defending champions, Hamburg finished second. The 1983–84 Bundesliga season holds the record for most goals scored in a Bundesliga season.
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 two teams with the least points were relegated to 2. Bundesliga. The third-to-last team had to compete in a two-legged relegation/promotion play-off against the third-placed team from 2. Bundesliga.
Team changes to 1982–83
Karlsruher SC and Hertha BSC were directly relegated to the 2. Bundesliga after finishing in the last two places. They were replaced by SV Waldhof Mannheim and Kickers Offenbach. Karlsruhe and Hertha BSC were eventually joined in demotion by relegation/promotion play-off participant FC Schalke 04, who lost on aggregate against Bayer 05 Uerdingen.
On the 32nd game day of the season 53 goals were scored in 9 games, marking the highest number of goals ever scored in a single game day of the Bundesliga. The 1983–84 season is also the season in which the most goals of the course of the whole season were scored, 1084 in total.
- ^1 Waldhof Mannheim played their matches in nearby Ludwigshafen because their own ground did not fulfil Bundesliga requirements.
||Qualification or relegation
|1||VfB Stuttgart (C)||34||19||10||5||79||33||+46||48||1984–85 European Cup First round|
|2||Hamburger SV||34||21||6||7||75||36||+39||48||1984–85 UEFA Cup First round|
|4||Bayern Munich||34||20||7||7||84||41||+43||47||1984–85 European Cup Winners' Cup First round|
|5||Werder Bremen||34||19||7||8||79||46||+33||45||1984–85 UEFA Cup First round|
|6||1. FC Köln||34||16||6||12||70||57||+13||38||1984–85 UEFA Cup First round 1|
|10||FC Bayer 05 Uerdingen||34||12||7||15||66||79||−13||31|
|12||1. FC Kaiserslautern||34||12||6||16||68||69||−1||30|
|16||Eintracht Frankfurt||34||7||13||14||45||61||−16||27||Relegation/Promotion play-off|
|17||Kickers Offenbach (R)||34||7||5||22||48||106||−58||19||2. Fußball-Bundesliga|
|18||1. FC Nürnberg (R)||34||6||2||26||38||85||−47||14|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1As Bayern Munich qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup, their UEFA Cup spot was transferred to Köln.
(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.
1 June 1984
|MSV Duisburg||0–5||Eintracht Frankfurt|
5 June 1984
|Eintracht Frankfurt||1–1||MSV Duisburg|
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|1. FC Kaiserslautern||6–0||2–0||3–1||3–3||2–2||5–2||1–0||0–2||2–2||3–0||2–0||0–2||0–1||4–2||1–1||2–2||5–2|
|1. FC Köln||2–3||3–0||2–1||1–4||5–2||1–0||7–0||1–4||1–4||2–0||2–0||1–2||2–0||3–1||1–0||2–2||3–0|
|1. FC Nürnberg||2–0||3–1||4–2||2–0||0–2||2–1||0–0||1–6||3–4||1–3||2–3||0–0||1–3||2–4||4–0||0–6||2–4|
- 26 goals
- 20 goals
- 19 goals
- 18 goals
- 17 goals
- 16 goals
- 15 goals
- Thomas Allofs (1. FC Kaiserslautern)
- Friedhelm Funkel (Bayer 05 Uerdingen)
- Dieter Schatzschneider (Hamburger SV)
- Herbert Waas (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
|Goalkeepers: Helmut Roleder (29); Armin Jäger (6).
Defenders: Guido Buchwald (34 / 3); Bernd Förster (31 / 2); Karlheinz Förster (29 / 2); Günther Schäfer (26 / 2); Hans-Peter Makan (24 / 1); Rainer Zietsch (10).
Manager: Helmut Benthaus.
On the roster but have not played in a league game: none.