2018–19 Bundesliga

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Bundesliga
Season2018–19
Dates24 August 2018 – 18 May 2019
Matches played126
Goals scored390 (3.1 per match)
Top goalscorerPaco Alcácer
Luka Jović
(10 goals)
Biggest home winDortmund 7–0 Nürnberg
Biggest away winStuttgart 0–4 Dortmund
Bremen 2–6 Leverkusen
Highest scoringFrankfurt 7–1 Düsseldorf
Bremen 2–6 Leverkusen
Longest winning run5 games[1]
Borussia Dortmund
Longest unbeaten run14 games[1]
Borussia Dortmund
Longest winless run8 games[1]
1. FC Nürnberg
Longest losing run6 games[1]
Fortuna Düsseldorf
Highest attendance81,365[1]
Dortmund v Augsburg
Dortmund v Munich
Dortmund v Freiburg
Lowest attendance19,205[1]
Mainz v Wolfsburg
Attendance5,427,879 (43,078 per match)
2019–20
All statistics correct as of 9 December 2018.

The 2018–19 Bundesliga is the 56th season of the Bundesliga, Germany's premier football competition. It began on 24 August 2018 and will conclude on 18 May 2019.[2] It also marked the first season without Hamburger SV, previously the only team to have played in the top tier of German football in every season since the end of World War I.[3] Bayern Munich are the defending champions.

Teams[edit]

A total of 18 teams will participate in the 2018–19 edition of the Bundesliga.

Team changes[edit]

Promoted from
2017–18 2. Bundesliga
Relegated from
2017–18 Bundesliga
Fortuna Düsseldorf
1. FC Nürnberg
1. FC Köln
Hamburger SV

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity Ref.
FC Augsburg Augsburg WWK Arena 30,660 [4]
Hertha BSC Berlin Olympiastadion 74,649 [5]
Werder Bremen Bremen Weser-Stadion 42,100 [6]
Borussia Dortmund Dortmund Signal Iduna Park 81,360 [7]
Fortuna Düsseldorf Düsseldorf Merkur Spiel-Arena 54,600 [8]
Eintracht Frankfurt Frankfurt Commerzbank-Arena 51,500 [9]
SC Freiburg Freiburg im Breisgau Schwarzwald-Stadion 24,000 [10]
Hannover 96 Hanover HDI-Arena 49,000 [11]
1899 Hoffenheim Sinsheim Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena 30,150 [12]
RB Leipzig Leipzig Red Bull Arena 42,558 [13]
Bayer Leverkusen Leverkusen BayArena 30,210 [14]
Mainz 05 Mainz Opel Arena 34,000 [15]
Borussia Mönchengladbach Mönchengladbach Borussia-Park 59,724 [16]
Bayern Munich Munich Allianz Arena 75,000 [17]
1. FC Nürnberg Nuremberg Max-Morlock-Stadion 49,923 [18]
Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen Veltins-Arena 62,271 [19]
VfB Stuttgart Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Arena 60,449 [20]
VfL Wolfsburg Wolfsburg Volkswagen Arena 30,000 [21]

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Manager[22] Captain Kit manufacturer[23] Shirt sponsor[23]
FC Augsburg Germany Manuel Baum Germany Daniel Baier Nike WWK, baramundi software1
Hertha BSC Hungary Pál Dárdai Bosnia and Herzegovina Vedad Ibišević Nike TEDi, Hyundai Motor Company1
Werder Bremen Germany Florian Kohfeldt Germany Max Kruse Umbro Wiesenhof, H-Hotels1
Borussia Dortmund Switzerland Lucien Favre Germany Marco Reus Puma Evonik, Opel1
Fortuna Düsseldorf Germany Friedhelm Funkel Germany Oliver Fink Uhlsport[24] Henkel, Toyo Tires Reifen1
Eintracht Frankfurt Austria Adi Hütter Argentina David Abraham Nike Indeed.com, Deutsche Börse Group1
SC Freiburg Germany Christian Streich Germany Mike Frantz Hummel Schwarzwaldmilch, Badenova1
Hannover 96 Germany André Breitenreiter Germany Waldemar Anton Jako Heinz von Heiden, HDI1
1899 Hoffenheim Germany Julian Nagelsmann Germany Kevin Vogt Lotto SAP, Prowin1
RB Leipzig Germany Ralf Rangnick Hungary Willi Orban Nike Red Bull, CG Immobilien1
Bayer Leverkusen Germany Heiko Herrlich Germany Lars Bender Jako Barmenia Versicherungen, Kieser Training1
Mainz 05 Germany Sandro Schwarz Germany Stefan Bell Lotto Kömmerling, MFD Aviation1
Borussia Mönchengladbach Germany Dieter Hecking Germany Lars Stindl Puma Postbank, H-Hotels1
Bayern Munich Croatia Niko Kovač Germany Manuel Neuer Adidas Deutsche Telekom, Qatar Airways1
1. FC Nürnberg Germany Michael Köllner Germany Hanno Behrens Umbro Nürnberger Versicherung, Godelmann Betonstein1
Schalke 04 Germany Domenico Tedesco Germany Ralf Fährmann Umbro Gazprom, AllyouneedFresh1
VfB Stuttgart Germany Markus Weinzierl Germany Christian Gentner Puma Mercedes-Benz Bank, GAZİ1
VfL Wolfsburg Germany Bruno Labbadia France Josuha Guilavogui Nike Volkswagen, UPS1
1. ^ On the sleeves.

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing Manner Exit date Position in table Incoming Incoming date Ref.
Announced on Departed on Announced on Arrived on
Bayern Munich Germany Jupp Heynckes End of contract 13 April 2018 30 June 2018 Pre-season Croatia Niko Kovač 13 April 2018 1 July 2018 [25]
Eintracht Frankfurt Croatia Niko Kovač Signed for Bayern Munich Austria Adi Hütter 16 May 2018 [25][26]
Borussia Dortmund Austria Peter Stöger End of contract 12 May 2018 Switzerland Lucien Favre 22 May 2018 [27][28]
RB Leipzig Austria Ralph Hasenhüttl Resigned 16 May 2018 Germany Ralf Rangnick 9 July 2018 [29][30]
VfB Stuttgart Turkey Tayfun Korkut Sacked 7 October 2018 18th Germany Markus Weinzierl 9 October 2018 [31][32]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Borussia Dortmund 14 11 3 0 39 14 +25 36 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Borussia Mönchengladbach 14 9 2 3 33 16 +17 29
3 Bayern Munich 14 8 3 3 28 18 +10 27
4 RB Leipzig 14 7 4 3 24 13 +11 25
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 14 7 2 5 30 17 +13 23 Qualification to Europa League group stage
6 Hertha BSC 14 6 5 3 22 20 +2 23 Qualification to Europa League second qualifying round
7 1899 Hoffenheim 14 6 4 4 30 21 +9 22
8 Werder Bremen 14 6 3 5 24 23 +1 21
9 VfL Wolfsburg 14 5 4 5 20 20 0 19
10 Mainz 05 14 5 4 5 13 15 −2 19
11 Bayer Leverkusen 14 5 3 6 20 25 −5 18
12 SC Freiburg 14 4 5 5 19 22 −3 17
13 Schalke 04 14 4 2 8 15 20 −5 14
14 FC Augsburg 14 3 4 7 20 23 −3 13
15 1. FC Nürnberg 14 2 5 7 14 33 −19 11
16 VfB Stuttgart 14 3 2 9 9 29 −20 11 Qualification to relegation play-offs
17 Hannover 96 14 2 4 8 16 29 −13 10 Relegation to 2. Bundesliga
18 Fortuna Düsseldorf 14 2 3 9 14 32 −18 9
Updated to match(es) played on 9 December 2018. Source: DFB
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head goals scored; 7) Head-to-head away goals scored; 8) Away goals scored; 9) Play-off.[33]

Results[edit]

Home \ Away AUG BSC BRE DOR DÜS FRA FRE HAN HOF LEI LEV MAI MÖN MUN NÜR SCH STU WOL
FC Augsburg 2–3 1–3 4–1 0–0 1–1 2–2
Hertha BSC 1–0 1–1 3–3 0–3 4–2 2–0 1–0
Werder Bremen 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–6 1–3 1–2 1–1 2–0
Borussia Dortmund 4–3 2–2 3–1 2–0 4–1 3–2 7–0 a
Fortuna Düsseldorf 1–2 4–1 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–2 0–3
Eintracht Frankfurt 1–2 7–1 4–1 1–1 3–0 1–2
SC Freiburg 1–1 0–2 3–0 0–0 1–3 3–1 1–0 3–3
Hannover 96 1–2 0–2 0–0 1–3 3–1 2–1
1899 Hoffenheim 2–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–2 1–1 4–0
RB Leipzig 1–1 3–2 3–0 2–0 6–0 0–0 2–0
Bayer Leverkusen 1–0 2–4 2–2 1–4 1–0 2–0 1–3
Mainz 05 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–0 0–0
Borussia Mönchengladbach 3–0 3–1 4–1 2–0 4–0 2–1 3–0
Bayern Munich 1–1 a 3–3 1–1 3–1 3–1 0–3 3–0
1. FC Nürnberg 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 a 0–2
Schalke 04 0–2 0–2 1–2 3–1 1–0 0–2 5–2
VfB Stuttgart 1–0 2–1 0–4 0–0 0–3 0–3
VfL Wolfsburg 2–2 0–1 1–3 2–2 1–0 2–2 1–3 2–1
Updated to match(es) played on 9 December 2018. Source: DFB
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the match.

Statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of 9 December 2018
Rank Player Club Goals[34]
1 Spain Paco Alcácer Borussia Dortmund 10
Serbia Luka Jović Eintracht Frankfurt
3 France Sébastien Haller Eintracht Frankfurt 9
Poland Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich
Germany Marco Reus Borussia Dortmund
6 Belgium Thorgan Hazard Borussia Mönchengladbach 8
France Alassane Pléa Borussia Mönchengladbach
Germany Timo Werner RB Leipzig
9 Iceland Alfreð Finnbogason FC Augsburg 7
10 Slovakia Ondrej Duda Hertha BSC 6
Bosnia and Herzegovina Vedad Ibišević Hertha BSC
Croatia Andrej Kramarić 1899 Hoffenheim
Belgium Dodi Lukebakio Fortuna Düsseldorf
England Reiss Nelson 1899 Hoffenheim
Denmark Yussuf Poulsen RB Leipzig

Top assists[edit]

As of 9 December 2018
Rank Player Club Assists[35]
1 France Sébastien Haller Eintracht Frankfurt 8
Germany Florian Neuhaus Borussia Mönchengladbach
Germany Marco Reus Borussia Dortmund
England Jadon Sancho Borussia Dortmund
5 Belgium Thorgan Hazard Borussia Mönchengladbach 6
Germany Joshua Kimmich Bayern Munich
7 Brazil Joelinton 1899 Hoffenheim 5
Serbia Luka Jović Eintracht Frankfurt
Poland Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich
10 Germany Daniel Brosinski Mainz 05 4
Italy Daniel Caligiuri Schalke 04
Germany Niko Gießelmann Fortuna Düsseldorf
Czech Republic Pavel Kadeřábek 1899 Hoffenheim
Serbia Filip Kostić Eintracht Frankfurt
Germany Max Kruse Werder Bremen

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player Club Against Result Date
Iceland Alfreð Finnbogason FC Augsburg SC Freiburg 4–1 30 September 2018
Spain Paco Alcácer Borussia Dortmund FC Augsburg 4–3 6 October 2018
Serbia Luka Jović5 Eintracht Frankfurt Fortuna Düsseldorf 7–1 19 October 2018
Germany Jonas Hofmann Borussia Mönchengladbach Mainz 05 4–0 21 October 2018
France Alassane Pléa Borussia Mönchengladbach Werder Bremen 3–1 10 November 2018
Belgium Dodi Lukebakio Fortuna Düsseldorf Bayern Munich 3–3 24 November 2018

5 Player scored five goals

Clean sheets[edit]

As of 9 December 2018
Rank Player Club Clean
sheets[36]
1 Hungary Péter Gulácsi RB Leipzig 7
2 Switzerland Roman Bürki Borussia Dortmund 5
Norway Rune Jarstein Hertha BSC
4 Finland Lukáš Hrádecký Bayer Leverkusen 4
Switzerland Yann Sommer Borussia Mönchengladbach
6 Belgium Koen Casteels VfL Wolfsburg 3
Germany Manuel Neuer Bayern Munich
Germany Alexander Schwolow SC Freiburg
Germany Ron-Robert Zieler VfB Stuttgart
10 Germany Fabian Bredlow 1. FC Nürnberg 2
Germany Ralf Fährmann Schalke 04
Germany Florian Müller Mainz 05
Czech Republic Jiří Pavlenka Werder Bremen
Germany Kevin Trapp Eintracht Frankfurt
Germany Robin Zentner Mainz 05

Number of teams by state[edit]

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

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