|Champions||1. FC Kaiserslautern
1st Bundesliga title
3rd German title
|Relegated||FC St. Pauli
Bayer 05 Uerdingen
Hertha BSC Berlin
|European Cup||1. FC Kaiserslautern|
|Cup Winners' Cup||SV Werder Bremen|
|UEFA Cup||FC Bayern Munich
|Top goalscorer||Roland Wohlfarth (21)|
|Biggest home win||FC Bayern 7–0 Wattenscheid (24 November 1990)
Stuttgart 7–0 Dortmund (23 February 1991)
|Biggest away win||Frankfurt 0–6 Hamburg (13 April 1991)|
|Highest scoring||Uerdingen 3–7 K'lautern (10 goals) (22 September 1990)
FC Bayern 7–3 Hertha BSC (10 goals) (25 May 1991)
The 1990–91 Bundesliga was the 28th season of the Bundesliga, the premier football league in West Germany. It began on 8 August 1990 and ended on 15 June 1991. FC Bayern Munich were the defending champions.
With the Reunification of Germany on 3 October 1990, it was the last season that the league was exclusive to teams from the former West Germany before it was opened to teams from the former East Germany.
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 1989–90
SV Waldhof Mannheim and FC Homburg were directly relegated to the 2. Bundesliga after finishing in the last two places. They were replaced by Hertha BSC and SG Wattenscheid 09. Relegation/promotion play-off participant VfL Bochum won on aggregate against 1. FC Saarbrücken and thus retained their Bundesliga status.
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|Hertha BSC Berlin||Berlin||Olympiastadion||76,000|
|SV Werder Bremen||Bremen||Weserstadion||32,000|
|1. FC Kaiserslautern||Kaiserslautern||Fritz-Walter-Stadion||42,000|
|1. FC Köln||Cologne||Müngersdorfer Stadion||61,000|
|Bayer 04 Leverkusen||Leverkusen||Ulrich-Haberland-Stadion||20,000|
|FC Bayern Munich||Munich||Olympiastadion||70,000|
|1. FC Nuremberg||Nuremberg||Städtisches Stadion||64,238|
|FC St. Pauli||Hamburg||Stadion am Millerntor||18,000|
|Bayer 05 Uerdingen||Krefeld||Grotenburg-Stadion||34,500|
|SG Wattenscheid 09||Bochum||Lohrheidestadion||15,000|
- ^1 Wattenscheid played their first six home matches at Ruhrstadion because their own ground was upgraded to meet Bundesliga requirements.
||Qualification or relegation
|1||1. FC Kaiserslautern (C)||34||19||10||5||72||45||+27||48||1991–92 European Cup First round|
|2||Bayern Munich||34||18||9||7||74||41||+33||45||1991–92 UEFA Cup First round|
|3||Werder Bremen||34||14||14||6||46||29||+17||42||1991–92 European Cup Winners' Cup First round|
|4||Eintracht Frankfurt||34||15||10||9||63||40||+23||40||1991–92 UEFA Cup First round|
|6||VfB Stuttgart||34||14||10||10||57||44||+13||38||1991–92 UEFA Cup First round 1|
|7||1. FC Köln||34||13||11||10||50||43||+7||37|
|11||SG Wattenscheid 09||34||9||15||10||42||51||−9||33|
|15||1. FC Nürnberg||34||10||9||15||40||54||−14||29|
|16||FC St. Pauli (R)||34||6||15||13||33||53||−20||27||Relegation/Promotion play-off|
|17||FC Bayer 05 Uerdingen (R)||34||5||13||16||34||54||−20||23||2. Fußball-Bundesliga|
|18||Hertha BSC (R)||34||3||8||23||37||84||−47||14|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
The league expanded to 20 teams for the 1991–92 season because of the integration of the two best East German Oberliga teams due to German reunification.
1As Werder Bremen qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup, their UEFA-Cup place was transferred to Stuttgart.
(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.
FC St. Pauli and third-placed 2. Bundesliga team Stuttgarter Kickers had to compete in a two-legged relegation/promotion play-off. After a two-leg series, both teams were tied 2–2 on aggregate, so a deciding third match had to be scheduled. Stuttgarter Kickers won this match and were promoted to the Bundesliga.
19 June 1991
|FC St. Pauli||1–1||Stuttgarter Kickers|
|Golke 31'||Report link
23 June 1991
|Stuttgarter Kickers||1–1||FC St. Pauli|
|Schwartz 25'||Report link
29 June 1991
|Stuttgarter Kickers||3–1||FC St. Pauli|
|Home ╲ Away||BSC||BOC||BRE||DOR||DÜS||FRA||HAM||KAI||KAR||KÖL||LEV||MÖN||MUN||NUR||STP||STU||UER||W09|
|1. FC Kaiserslautern||4–3||4–1||1–0||2–2||0–0||1–1||1–0||3–2||2–2||2–1||2–3||2–1||3–1||1–0||2–0||2–0||1–1|
|1. FC Köln||2–1||0–0||1–0||0–1||1–1||2–1||1–0||2–6||0–0||1–1||1–3||4–0||3–1||2–0||1–6||3–1||1–1|
|1. FC Nürnberg||1–4||3–2||2–3||1–1||3–0||0–2||3–1||1–4||0–0||0–4||1–0||2–2||0–1||5–2||0–1||1–1||4–2|
|FC St. Pauli||2–2||3–3||0–0||0–2||2–3||1–1||0–2||1–0||2–0||2–0||1–0||1–1||0–0||0–0||2–2||1–1||1–1|
|SG Wattenscheid 09||3–1||0–4||2–0||1–1||2–0||1–0||0–1||0–0||1–1||0–3||1–2||1–1||3–2||0–1||2–2||2–2||0–0|
- 21 goals
- 20 goals
- 16 goals
- 15 goals
- 14 goals
- 13 goals
- 12 goals
- 11 goals
- Ulf Kirsten (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
- Stefan Kohn (VfL Bochum)
- Stefan Kuntz (1. FC Kaiserslautern)
- Nando (Hamburger SV)
- Matthias Sammer (VfB Stuttgart)
- Rainer Schütterle (Karlsruher SC)
|1. FC Kaiserslautern|
|Goalkeepers: Gerald Ehrmann (33); Michael Serr (2).
Defenders: Marco Haber (28 / 5); Miroslav Kadlec (28 / 2); Markus Kranz (23 / 2); Reinhard Stumpf (21 / 1); Joachim Stadler (13 / 1); Kay Friedmann (13); Roger Lutz (5 / 1).
Manager: Karl-Heinz Feldkamp.
Transferred out during the season: none.