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Bundesliga
Bundesliga logo (2012).svg
Season 2012–13
Champions Bayern Munich
22nd Bundesliga title
23rd German title
Relegated Fortuna Düsseldorf
Greuther Fürth
Champions League Bayern Munich
Borussia Dortmund
Bayer Leverkusen
Schalke 04
Europa League SC Freiburg
Eintracht Frankfurt
VfB Stuttgart (via domestic cup)
Matches played 306
Goals scored 898 (2.93 per match)
Top goalscorer Stefan Kießling
(25 goals)
Biggest home win Bayern Munich 9–2 Hamburger SV
Biggest away win Fortuna Düsseldorf 0–5 Bayern Munich
Werder Bremen 0–5 Borussia Dortmund
Greuther Fürth 1–6 Borussia Dortmund
Hannover 96 1–6 Bayern Munich
Highest scoring Bayern Munich 9–2 Hamburger SV
Longest winning run 14 games[1]
Bayern Munich
Longest unbeaten run 25 games[1]
Bayern Munich
Longest winless run 17 games[1]
Greuther Fürth
Longest losing run 6 games[1]
1899 Hoffenheim
Highest attendance 80,645[1]
12 games
Lowest attendance 14,425[1]
Greuther Fürth 0–3 Mainz 05
Average attendance 42,421[2]

The 2012–13 Bundesliga was the 50th season of the Bundesliga, Germany's premier football league. The season began on 24 August 2012 with the season opening match at Westfalenstadion involving defending champions Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen[3] and ended with the last games on 18 May 2013, with a winter break between the weekends around 15 December 2012 and 19 January 2013.[4] Bayern Munich managed to secure the championship of the 2012–13 season after only 28 match days, beating their previous record by two matches.[5][6]

The league comprises eighteen teams: The best fifteen teams of the 2011–12 season, the best two teams from the 2011–12 2. Bundesliga and the winners of the relegation play-off between the 16th-placed Bundesliga team and the third-placed 2. Bundesliga team.

Notably, in the 2012–13 season, there are no teams located in the former East Germany, including the capital city, Berlin.

Teams[edit]

1. FC Köln and 1. FC Kaiserslautern were relegated to the 2012–13 2. Bundesliga after finishing in one of the bottom two spots of the table at the end of the 2011–12 season. Köln were relegated to the second level after four Bundesliga seasons, while Kaiserslautern ended a two-year tenure in the top flight.

The two relegated teams will be replaced by SpVgg Greuther Fürth and Eintracht Frankfurt. Greuther Fürth will make their Bundesliga debut while also returning to the top level after 49 seasons, as predecessors SpVgg Fürth missed out on qualification for the Bundesliga at the end of the 1962–63 season. In turn, Eintracht Frankfurt make an immediate comeback to the league after being relegated at the end of the 2010–11 season.

A further place in the league was determined by a two-legged play-off between Hertha BSC, the 16th-placed team of the 2011–12 season, and Fortuna Düsseldorf, the third-placed team of the 2011–12 2. Bundesliga. Düsseldorf won the play-off by 4–3 on aggregate; the club returned to the top level after 15 years in lower levels of the league pyramid. Hertha made only a cameo appearance in the league and immediately dropped back to the 2. Bundesliga.

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Promotees SpVgg Greuther Fürth expanded the capacity of their Trolli Arena to 18,000 spectators in order to guarantee all matches of the campaign being played at their own ground.[7] Bayern Munich also expanded the capacity of their Allianz Arena by 2,000 people; the new total capacity for the ground is 71,000 spectators.[8]

Team Location Stadium Capacity[9]
FC Augsburg Augsburg SGL arena 30,660
Bayer Leverkusen Leverkusen BayArena 30,210
Bayern Munich Munich Allianz Arena 71,000[8]
Borussia Dortmund Dortmund Signal Iduna Park 80,645
Borussia Mönchengladbach Mönchengladbach Borussia-Park 54,010
Eintracht Frankfurt Frankfurt Commerzbank-Arena 51,500
Fortuna Düsseldorf Düsseldorf Esprit Arena 54,600
SC Freiburg Freiburg Dreisamstadion 24,000
SpVgg Greuther Fürth Fürth Trolli Arena 18,000
Hamburger SV Hamburg Imtech Arena 57,000
Hannover 96 Hanover AWD-Arena 49,000
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Sinsheim Rhein-Neckar Arena 30,150
Mainz 05 Mainz Coface Arena 34,000
1. FC Nürnberg Nuremberg Frankenstadion 50,000[10]
FC Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen Veltins-Arena 61,673
VfB Stuttgart Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Arena 60,300
SV Werder Bremen Bremen Weserstadion 42,100
VfL Wolfsburg Wolfsburg Volkswagen Arena 30,000

Personnel and kits[edit]

Borussia Dortmund changed their kit suppliers from Kappa to Puma, signing a contract through the 2019–20 season with the German sports brand.[citation needed] Furthermore, a couple of shirt sponsoring contracts were not renewed. VfB Stuttgart replaced the Gazi brand of dairy product company garmo with the banking section of automobile company Mercedes-Benz as their new shirt sponsors,[citation needed] and Fortuna Düsseldorf changed from home retail chain Bauhaus to discount phone company o.tel.o.

Three further clubs finalized new sponsoring contracts shortly before the first matches were played. Fraport chose not to renew their contract with Eintracht Frankfurt;[11] the Hessian club announced a deal with brewery Krombacher at the end of July.[citation needed] Elsewhere, the agreements between 1. FC Nürnberg and Areva and between Werder Bremen and Targobank expired. Werder announced their new main sponsor to be poultry giant Wiesenhof in early August 2012, despite prolonged protests due to the company's suspected animal abuse.[12] Finally, Nürnberg agreed to a multi-year contract with clothing retailers NKD just days before the start of the season.[13]

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer[14] Shirt sponsor[14]
FC Augsburg Germany Markus Weinzierl Netherlands Paul Verhaegh Jako AL-KO
Bayer Leverkusen Finland Sami Hyypiä
Germany Sascha Lewandowski
Germany Simon Rolfes adidas SunPower
Bayern Munich Germany Jupp Heynckes Germany Philipp Lahm Adidas T-Mobile
Borussia Dortmund Germany Jürgen Klopp Germany Sebastian Kehl Puma Evonik
Borussia Mönchengladbach Switzerland Lucien Favre Belgium Filip Daems Lotto Postbank
Eintracht Frankfurt Germany Armin Veh Switzerland Pirmin Schwegler Jako Krombacher
Fortuna Düsseldorf Germany Norbert Meier Germany Andreas Lambertz Puma o.tel.o
SC Freiburg Germany Christian Streich Germany Julian Schuster Nike Ehrmann
SpVgg Greuther Fürth Germany Frank Kramer Albania Mërgim Mavraj Jako Ergo Direkt Versicherungen
Hamburger SV Germany Thorsten Fink Netherlands Rafael van der Vaart adidas Emirates
Hannover 96 Germany Mirko Slomka United States Steve Cherundolo Jako TUI
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Germany Markus Gisdol Germany Andreas Beck Puma Suntech
1. FSV Mainz 05 Germany Thomas Tuchel Republic of Macedonia Nikolče Noveski Nike Entega
1. FC Nürnberg Germany Michael Wiesinger Germany Raphael Schäfer adidas NKD
FC Schalke 04 Germany Jens Keller (caretaker) Germany Benedikt Höwedes adidas Gazprom
VfB Stuttgart Germany Bruno Labbadia Germany Serdar Tasci Puma Mercedes-Benz Bank
SV Werder Bremen Germany Wolfgang Rolff (caretaker) Germany Clemens Fritz Nike Wiesenhof (PHW-Gruppe)
VfL Wolfsburg Germany Dieter Hecking Switzerland Diego Benaglio adidas Volkswagen

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
FC Augsburg Netherlands Jos Luhukay Resigned 5 May 2012[15] Pre-season Germany Markus Weinzierl 17 May 2012[16]
VfL Wolfsburg Germany Felix Magath Mutual consent 25 October 2012[17] 18th Germany Dieter Hecking 22 December 2012[18]
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Germany Markus Babbel Sacked 3 December 2012[19] 16th Germany Marco Kurz 1 January 2013[20]
Schalke 04 Netherlands Huub Stevens Sacked 16 December 2012[21] 7th Germany Jens Keller 16 December 2012[21]
1. FC Nürnberg Germany Dieter Hecking Signed by VfL Wolfsburg 22 December 2012[22] 14th Germany Michael Wiesinger 24 December 2012[23]
Greuther Fürth Germany Mike Büskens Sacked 20 February 2013[24] 18th Germany Frank Kramer 11 March 2013[25]
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Germany Marco Kurz Sacked 2 April 2013[26] 17th Germany Markus Gisdol 2 April 2013[26]
Werder Bremen Germany Thomas Schaaf Mutual consent 15 May 2013[27] 14th Germany Wolfgang Rolff 15 May 2013

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Bayern Munich (C) 34 29 4 1 98 18 +80 91 2013–14 UEFA Champions League group stage
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 19 9 6 81 42 +39 66
3 Bayer Leverkusen 34 19 8 7 65 39 +26 65
4 Schalke 04 34 16 7 11 58 50 +8 55 2013–14 UEFA Champions League play-off round
5 SC Freiburg 34 14 9 11 45 40 +5 51 2013–14 UEFA Europa League group stage
6 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 14 9 11 49 46 +3 51 2013–14 UEFA Europa League play-off round
7 Hamburger SV 34 14 6 14 42 53 −11 48
8 Borussia Mönchengladbach 34 12 11 11 45 49 −4 47
9 Hannover 96 34 13 6 15 60 62 −2 45
10 1. FC Nürnberg 34 11 11 12 39 47 −8 44
11 VfL Wolfsburg 34 10 13 11 47 52 −5 43
12 VfB Stuttgart 34 12 7 15 37 55 −18 43 2013–14 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round[a]
13 Mainz 05 34 10 12 12 42 44 −2 42
14 Werder Bremen 34 8 10 16 50 66 −16 34
15 FC Augsburg 34 8 9 17 33 51 −18 33
16 1899 Hoffenheim (O) 34 8 7 19 42 67 −25 31 Qualification to the relegation play-offs
17 Fortuna Düsseldorf (R) 34 7 9 18 39 57 −18 30 Relegation to 2013–14 2. Bundesliga
18 SpVgg Greuther Fürth (R) 34 4 9 21 26 60 −34 21
Source: Bundesliga.de, kicker.de
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ VfB Stuttgart qualified for the Europa League by playing Champions League-qualified Bayern Munich in the 2012–13 DFB-Pokal final. Since they lost, they will enter the third qualifying round, and the fifth- and sixth-placed team of the 2012–13 Bundesliga will enter the group stage and play-off round respectively.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away FCA SVW BVB F95 SGE SCF SGF HSV H96 TSG B04 M05 BMG FCB FCN S04 VFB WOB
FC Augsburg 3–1 1–3 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–0 3–0 0–0
Werder Bremen 0–1 0–5 2–1 1–1 2–3 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–4 2–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–3
Borussia Dortmund 4–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 5–1 3–1 1–4 3–1 1–2 3–0 2–0 5–0 1–1 3–0 1–2 0–0 2–3
Fortuna Düsseldorf 2–3 2–2 1–2 4–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–4 1–1 0–0 0–5 1–2 2–2 3–1 1–4
Eintracht Frankfurt 4–2 4–1 3–3 3–1 2–1 1–1 3–2 3–1 2–1 2–1 1–3 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 2–2
SC Freiburg 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 3–1 5–3 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–0 1–2 3–0 2–5
Greuther Fürth 1–1 1–1 1–6 0–2 2–3 1–2 0–1 2–3 0–3 0–0 0–3 2–4 0–3 0–0 0–2 0–1 0–1
Hamburger SV 0–1 3–2 3–2 2–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–3 0–1 3–1 0–1 1–1
Hannover 96 2–0 3–2 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–2 2–0 5–1 1–0 3–2 2–2 2–3 1–6 4–1 2–2 0–0 2–1
1899 Hoffenheim 0–0 1–4 1–3 3–0 0–4 2–1 3–3 1–4 3–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 3–2 0–1 1–3
Bayer Leverkusen 2–1 1–0 2–3 3–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 3–1 5–0 2–2 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–1
Mainz 05 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 3–0 1–0 2–4 0–3 2–1 2–2 3–1 1–1
Borussia Mönchengladbach 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 2–1 3–3 2–0 3–4 2–3 0–1 1–2 2–0
Bayern Munich 3–0 6–1 1–1 3–2 2–0 1–0 2–0 9–2 5–0 2–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 4–0 4–0 6–1 3–0
1. FC Nürnberg 0–0 3–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 4–2 0–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–2 1–0
Schalke 04 3–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–3 1–2 4–1 5–4 3–0 2–2 3–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–2 3–0
VfB Stuttgart 2–1 1–4 1–2 0–0 2–1 2–1 0–2 0–1 2–4 0–3 2–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 0–1
VfL Wolfsburg 1–1 1–1 3–3 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–2 3–1 0–2 3–1 0–2 2–2 1–4 2–0
Source: DFB
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-offs[edit]

1899 Hoffenheim as 16th-placed team faced 3rd-placed 2012–13 2. Bundesliga side 1. FC Kaiserslautern in a two-legged play-off.

1899 Hoffenheim 3–1 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Firmino Goal 11'29'
Schipplock Goal 67'
Report Idrissou Goal 58'
Attendance: 30,135
Referee: Felix Brych (Munich)

1. FC Kaiserslautern 1–2 1899 Hoffenheim
Baumjohann Goal 65' Report Abraham Goal 44'
Vestergaard Goal 74'

1899 Hoffenheim won 5–2 on aggregate and retained its Fußball-Bundesliga spot for the 2013–14 season.

Season statistics[edit]

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Hungary Ádám Szalai 1. FSV Mainz 05 1899 Hoffenheim 3–0[30] 27 October 2012
Austria Marko Arnautović Werder Bremen 1899 Hoffenheim 4–1[31] 2 December 2012
Bosnia and Herzegovina Vedad Ibišević VfB Stuttgart Schalke 04 3–1[32] 8 December 2012
Germany Marco Reus Borussia Dortmund Eintracht Frankfurt 3–0[33] 16 February 2013
Peru Claudio Pizarro4 Bayern Munich Hamburger SV 9–2[34] 30 March 2013
Netherlands Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Schalke 04 Hamburger SV 4–1[35] 28 April 2013
Sweden Branimir Hrgota Borussia Mönchengladbach 1. FSV Mainz 05 4–2[36] 11 May 2013
  • 4 Player scored 4 goals

Number of teams by state[edit]

State Number of teams Teams
1  North Rhine-Westphalia 5 Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Fortuna Düsseldorf and Schalke 04
2  Bavaria 4 1. FC Nürnberg, Bayern Munich, FC Augsburg, and SpVgg Greuther Fürth
3  Baden-Württemberg 3 1899 Hoffenheim, SC Freiburg and VfB Stuttgart
4  Lower Saxony 2 Hannover 96 and VfL Wolfsburg
5  Bremen 1 Werder Bremen
 Hamburg 1 Hamburger SV
 Hesse 1 Eintracht Frankfurt
 Rhineland-Palatinate 1 Mainz 05

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