20th Bundesliga title
21st German title
1. FC Nürnberg|
Borussia Dortmund (via domestic cup)
Hertha BSC (via Fair Play)
|Intertoto Cup||VfB Stuttgart|
|Goals scored||860 (2.81 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Luca Toni (24)|
|Biggest home win||
Bremen 8–1 Bielefeld (29 September 2007)|
Hamburg 7–0 Karlsruhe (17 May 2008)
|Biggest away win||Bremen 0–4 Bayern (18 August 2007)|
Bremen 8–1 Bielefeld (29 September 2007)|
Stuttgart 6–3 Bremen (8 March 2008)
Every team played two games against each other team, one at home and one away. Teams received three 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 three teams with the least points were relegated to 2. Bundesliga.
Bayern Munich secured their 21st title with a 0–0 draw at VfL Wolfsburg on 4 May 2008. Bayern were good value for their title, having conceded only 21 goals, losing only two games in the process. Their completely overhauled squad hinged on the performances of Italy striker Luca Toni, who found the back of the net 24 times, and France winger Franck Ribéry, who won the Player of the Year award. Bayern coach Ottmar Hitzfeld was named Manager of the Year as well, to round off a thoroughly successful season for Bayern. Werder Bremen finished their first season without Miroslav Klose on 66 points, a distant ten points behind Bayern, in second place. Schalke 04 finished in the last Champions League place, two points behind Bremen. Joining Hamburger SV in the UEFA Cup spot were season surprise packages Wolfsburg, who finished in fifth place. Borussia Dortmund, though suffering a terrible domestic campaign, finishing 13th, managed to qualify for the UEFA Cup as well, having finished runners-up in the DFB-Pokal final, losing to Bayern Munich. 1. FC Nürnberg, MSV Duisburg and Hansa Rostock were all automatically relegated, having suffered a combined 58 defeats in the campaign.
Mainz 05, Alemannia Aachen and Borussia Mönchengladbach were relegated to the 2. Bundesliga after finishing in the last three places. They were replaced by Karlsruher SC, Hansa Rostock and MSV Duisburg.
- 2007–08 teams
Stadia and locations
|Hertha BSC||Berlin||Olympic Stadium||74,228|
|Arminia Bielefeld||Bielefeld||Schüco Arena||28,008|
|SV Werder Bremen||Bremen||Weserstadion||42,358|
|FC Energie Cottbus||Cottbus||Stadion der Freundschaft||22,450|
|Borussia Dortmund||Dortmund||Signal Iduna Park||80,708|
|Hamburger SV||Hamburg||HSH Nordbank Arena||57,274|
|Bayer 04 Leverkusen||Leverkusen||BayArena||22,500|
|FC Bayern Munich||Munich||Allianz Arena||69,901|
|1. FC Nürnberg||Nuremberg||Easy Credit Stadion||47,559|
|F.C. Hansa Rostock||Rostock||DKB-Arena||29,000|
|FC Schalke 04||Gelsenkirchen||Veltins-Arena||61,673|
|VfL Wolfsburg||Wolfsburg||Volkswagen Arena||30,122|
Personnel and kits
|Team||Outgoing manager||Date of departure||Replaced by||Date of Appointment|
|Hertha BSC||Karsten Heine||19 May 2007||Lucien Favre||1 July 2007|
|VfL Wolfsburg||Klaus Augenthaler||19 May 2007||Felix Magath||1 July 2007|
|Energie Cottbus||Petrik Sander||23 September 2007||Bojan Prašnikar||28 September 2007|
|Arminia Bielefeld||Ernst Middendorp||10 December 2007||Michael Frontzeck||1 January 2008|
|FC Schalke 04||Mirko Slomka||13 April 2008|| Mike Büskens
|14 April 2008|
||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Bayern Munich (C)||34||22||10||2||68||21||+47||76||2008–09 UEFA Champions League Group stage|
|3||Schalke 04||34||18||10||6||55||32||+23||64||2008–09 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round|
|4||Hamburger SV||34||14||12||8||47||26||+21||54||2008–09 UEFA Cup First round|
|6||VfB Stuttgart||34||16||4||14||57||57||0||52||2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round|
|10||Hertha BSC||34||12||8||14||39||44||−5||44||2008–09 UEFA Cup First qualifying round 1|
|13||Borussia Dortmund||34||10||10||14||50||62||−12||40||2008–09 UEFA Cup First round 2|
|16||1. FC Nürnberg (R)||34||7||10||17||35||51||−16||31||Relegation to 2. Fußball-Bundesliga|
|17||Hansa Rostock (R)||34||8||6||20||30||52||−22||30|
|18||MSV Duisburg (R)||34||8||5||21||36||55||−19||29|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1An additional UEFA Cup spot was awarded to the Bundesliga after it had been drawn from the best teams of the UEFA Fair Play ranking 2007–08. The spot was awarded to national Fair Play competition winners Hertha BSC.
2Because German Cup 2007–08 winners Bayern Munich had already qualified for the Champions League via their league placement, losing finalists Borussia Dortmund took the UEFA Cup spot reserved for the cup winners.
(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.
|Home \ Away||BSC||DSC||BOC||SVW||FCE||BVB||DUI||SGE||HSV||H96||KSC||B04||FCB||FCN||ROS||S04||VFB||WOB|
|1. FC Nürnberg||2–1||2–2||1–1||0–1||1–1||2–0||2–0||5–1||0–0||2–2||0–2||1–2||1–1||—||1–1||0–2||0–1||1–0[a]|
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
- The 1. FC Nürnberg v VfL Wolfsburg match from 11 April 2008 was suspended after 45 minutes (half-time) and a score of 1–0 due to poor playing conditions caused by heavy rain. The replay took place on 20 April 2008 and finished with a score of 1–0.
Source: www.kicker.de (in German)
|1||Luca Toni||Bayern Munich||24|
|2||Mario Gómez||VfB Stuttgart||19|
|3||Kevin Kurányi||Schalke 04||15|
|4||Ivica Olić||Hamburger SV||14|
|Markus Rosenberg||Werder Bremen|
|Marko Pantelić||Hertha BSC|
|Mladen Petrić||Borussia Dortmund|
|Stanislav Šesták||VfL Bochum|
|10||Rafael van der Vaart||Hamburger SV||12|
Player of the Month
|August||Franck Ribéry||Bayern Munich|
|October||Ivica Olić||Hamburger SV|
|November||Thomas Hitzlsperger||VfB Stuttgart|
|February||Joshua Kennedy||Karlsruher SC|
|March||Mario Gómez||VfB Stuttgart|
|April||Kevin Kurányi||FC Schalke 04|
|May||Torsten Frings||Werder Bremen|
|FC Bayern Munich|
Goalkeepers: Oliver Kahn (captain; 26); Michael Rensing (10).
Manager: Ottmar Hitzfeld.
- Karsten Heine at fussballdaten.de (in German)
- Lucien Favre at fussballdaten.de (in German)
- Klaus Augenthaler at fussballdaten.de (in German)
- Felix Magath at fussballdaten.de (in German)
- Petrik Sander at fussballdaten.de (in German)
- Bojan Prašnikar at fussballdaten.de (in German)
- Ernst Middendorp at fussballdaten.de (in German)
- Michael Frontzeck at fussballdaten.de (in German)
- Mirko Slomka at fussballdaten.de (in German)
- Mike Büskens at fussballdaten.de (in German)
- Youri Mulder at fussballdaten.de (in German)
- "Nürnberg unter Wasser" [Nuremberg under water]. kicker.de (in German). kicker-sportmagazin. 11 April 2008. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
- "Die Ergebnisse" (in German). Kicker Online. 6 August 2008. Archived from the original on 9 August 2008. Retrieved 6 August 2008.