|Champions||FC Bayern Munich
8th Bundesliga title
9th German title
|Relegated||1. FC Saarbrücken
|European Cup||FC Bayern Munich|
|Cup Winners' Cup||VfB Stuttgart|
|UEFA Cup||SV Werder Bremen
Bayer 05 Uerdingen
Bayer 04 Leverkusen
|Goals scored||992 (3.24 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Stefan Kuntz (22)|
|Biggest home win||Stuttgart 7–0 Hannover (8 February 1986)|
|Biggest away win||Düsseldorf 0–7 Stuttgart (15 March 1986)|
|Highest scoring||Bremen 8–2 Hannover (10 goals) (16 August 1985)
Bremen 7–3 Düsseldorf (10 goals) (22 February 1986)
The 1985–86 Bundesliga was the 23rd season of the Bundesliga, the premier football league in West Germany. It began on 9 August 1985 and ended on 26 April 1986. Bayern Munich were the defending champions.
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 1984–85
Karlsruher SC and Eintracht Braunschweig were directly relegated to the 2. Bundesliga after finishing in the last two places. They were replaced by 1. FC Nuremberg and Hannover 96. Karlsruhe and Braunschweig were eventually joined in demotion by relegation/promotion play-off participant Arminia Bielefeld, who lost on aggregate against 1. FC Saarbrücken.
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|SV Werder Bremen||Bremen||Weserstadion||32,000|
|Eintracht Frankfurt||Frankfurt am Main||Waldstadion||62,000|
|1. FC Kaiserslautern||Kaiserslautern||Stadion Betzenberg||42,000|
|1. FC Köln||Cologne||Müngersdorfer Stadion||61,000|
|Bayer 04 Leverkusen||Leverkusen||Ulrich-Haberland-Stadion||20,000|
|SV Waldhof Mannheim||Ludwigshafen am Rhein||Südweststadion||75,000|
|FC Bayern Munich||Munich||Olympiastadion||80,000|
|1. FC Nuremberg||Nuremberg||Städtisches Stadion||64,238|
|1. FC Saarbrücken||Saarbrücken||Ludwigspark||40,000|
|FC Schalke 04||Gelsenkirchen||Parkstadion||70,000|
|Bayer 05 Uerdingen||Krefeld||Grotenburg-Kampfbahn||28,000|
- ^1 Waldhof Mannheim played their matches in nearby Ludwigshafen because their own ground did not fulfil Bundesliga requirements.
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Bayern Munich (C)||34||21||7||6||82||31||+51||49||1986–87 European Cup First round|
|2||Werder Bremen||34||20||9||5||83||41||+42||49||1986–87 UEFA Cup First round|
|3||FC Bayer 05 Uerdingen||34||19||7||8||63||60||+3||45|
|5||VfB Stuttgart||34||17||7||10||69||45||+24||41||1986–87 European Cup Winners' Cup First round 1|
|6||Bayer Leverkusen||34||15||10||9||63||51||+12||40||1986–87 UEFA Cup First round 1|
|11||1. FC Kaiserslautern||34||10||10||14||49||54||−5||30|
|12||1. FC Nürnberg||34||12||5||17||51||54||−3||29|
|13||1. FC Köln||34||9||11||14||46||59||−13||29|
|16||Borussia Dortmund||34||10||8||16||49||65||−16||28||Relegation/Promotion play-off|
|17||1. FC Saarbrücken (R)||34||6||9||19||39||68||−29||21||2. Fußball-Bundesliga|
|18||Hannover 96 (R)||34||5||8||21||43||92||−49||18|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1As Bayern Munich also won the domestic cup competition, the Cup Winners' Cup spot was given to losing finalists Stuttgart, while Stuttgart's original UEFA Cup was transferred to Leverkusen.
(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.
Borussia Dortmund and third-placed 2. Bundesliga team SC Fortuna Köln had to compete in a two-legged relegation/promotion play-off. After a two-leg series, both teams were tied 3–3 on aggregate, so a deciding third match had to be scheduled. Dortmund won this match, 8–0, and retained their Bundesliga status.
13 May 1986
|Fortuna Köln||2–0||Borussia Dortmund|
17 May 1986
|Borussia Dortmund||3–1||Fortuna Köln|
|Zorc 54' (pen)
30 June 1986
|Borussia Dortmund||8–0||Fortuna Köln|
Zorc 46', 89'
Wegmann 84' (pen)
|Home ╲ Away||BOC||BRE||DOR||DÜS||FRA||HAM||H96||KAI||KÖL||LEV||WMA||MGL||MUN||NUR||SBR||S04||STU||UER|
|1. FC Kaiserslautern||2–0||3–0||2–0||2–0||1–1||1–2||1–0||1–0||4–1||0–0||1–1||0–2||0–3||1–1||0–0||2–2||5–1|
|1. FC Köln||3–0||3–3||2–0||1–3||1–1||1–1||3–0||1–1||2–3||0–1||0–2||1–1||3–1||3–1||4–2||2–1||1–1|
|1. FC Nürnberg||0–1||2–2||0–0||3–2||4–1||0–1||3–3||3–1||3–0||3–2||2–0||2–4||0–1||2–0||3–1||0–1||1–2|
|1. FC Saarbrücken||0–1||1–1||1–1||1–1||2–2||2–2||2–1||0–6||1–2||3–1||2–1||1–3||1–1||3–0||3–2||1–1||1–2|
- 22 goals
- 21 goals
- 20 goals
- 17 goals
- 16 goals
- 15 goals
- 14 goals
|FC Bayern Munich|
|Goalkeepers: Jean-Marie Pfaff (24); Raimond Aumann (11).
Defenders: Hans Pflügler (34 / 6); Norbert Eder (34 / 2); Klaus Augenthaler (31 / 4); Holger Willmer (20 / 2); Bertram Beierlorzer (12).
Manager: Udo Lattek.