2006–07 Bundesliga

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Bundesliga
Season 2006–07
Champions VfB Stuttgart
3rd Bundesliga title
5th German title
Relegated Mainz 05
Alemannia Aachen
Borussia M'gladbach
Champions League VfB Stuttgart
Schalke 04
Werder Bremen
UEFA Cup Bayern Munich
Bayer Leverkusen
1. FC Nürnberg (via domestic cup)
Intertoto Cup Hamburger SV
Matches played 306
Goals scored 837 (2.74 per match)
Top goalscorer Theofanis Gekas (20)
Biggest home win Hannover 5–0 Hertha
Biggest away win Bochum 0–6 Bremen
Highest scoring Frankfurt 2–6 Bremen

The 2006–07 Bundesliga was the 44th season of the Bundesliga, Germany's premier football league. It began on 11 August 2006 and ended on 19 May 2007. Bayern Munich were the defending champions.

Team changes from 2005–06

Three teams from the 2. Bundesliga were promoted at the end of previous season:

The three teams relegated were:

Season overview

VfB Stuttgart began the campaign with the youngest squad of the Bundesliga and were widely seen as a competitor for an UEFA Cup berth. They began their season with a 0–3 home defeat against 1. FC Nürnberg and even dropped in reach of the relegation zone after another home defeat against Borussia Dortmund during the third round.

During the rest of the season the team managed to stabilize in the upper third of the table, eventually winning the last eight games of the season while competitors Schalke 04, Werder Bremen and Bayern Munich struggled. Stuttgart went on to claim their third championship in the Bundesliga and fifth German championship overall with a 2–1 home victory against Energie Cottbus during the last round of the season.

One week after winning the league championship, Stuttgart failed to win the Double after losing the 2007 DFB-Pokal Final against Nürnberg with a score of 2–3.

Manager Armin Veh who claimed his first championship as a Bundesliga coach was elected German Football Manager of the Year, while striker Mario Gómez was named German Footballer of the Year in 2007.[citation needed]

Team overview

Team Location Venue Capacity
Alemannia Aachen Aachen Tivoli 21,300
Arminia Bielefeld Bielefeld Schüco Arena 28,008
Bayer Leverkusen Leverkusen BayArena 22,500
Bayern Munich Munich Allianz Arena 69,901
VfL Bochum Bochum Ruhrstadion 31,328
Borussia Dortmund Dortmund Signal Iduna Park 80,708
Borussia Mönchengladbach Mönchengladbach Borussia-Park 54,067
Eintracht Frankfurt Frankfurt Commerzbank-Arena 52,300
Energie Cottbus Cottbus Stadion der Freundschaft 22,450
Hamburger SV Hamburg HSH Nordbank Arena 57,274
Hannover 96 Hanover AWD-Arena 49,000
Hertha BSC Berlin Olympic Stadium 74,228
Mainz 05 Mainz Stadion am Bruchweg 20,300
1. FC Nürnberg Nuremberg Easy Credit Stadion 47,559
Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen Veltins-Arena 61,673
VfB Stuttgart Stuttgart Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion 58,000
Werder Bremen Bremen Weserstadion 42,358
VfL Wolfsburg Wolfsburg Volkswagen Arena 30,122

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Date of departure Replaced by Date of Appointment
Borussia Mönchengladbach Germany Horst Köppel 30 June 2006[1] Germany Jupp Heynckes 1 July 2006[2]
Hannover 96 Germany Peter Neururer 30 August 2006[3] Germany Dieter Hecking 10 September 2006[4]
Alemannia Aachen Germany Dieter Hecking 7 September 2006[4] Germany Michael Frontzeck 12 September 2006[5]
Borussia Dortmund Netherlands Bert van Marwijk 18 December 2006[6] Germany Jürgen Röber 19 December 2006[7]
Borussia Mönchengladbach Germany Jupp Heynckes 31 January 2007[2] Netherlands Jos Luhukay 1 February 2007[8]
Bayern Munich Germany Felix Magath 31 January 2007[9] Germany Ottmar Hitzfeld 1 February 2007[10]
Hamburger SV Germany Thomas Doll 1 February 2007[11] Netherlands Huub Stevens 3 February 2007[12]
Arminia Bielefeld Germany Thomas von Heesen 11 February 2007[13] Germany Frank Geideck 12 February 2007[14]
Borussia Dortmund Germany Jürgen Röber 12 March 2007[7] Germany Thomas Doll 13 March 2007[11]
Arminia Bielefeld Germany Frank Geideck 13 March 2007[14] Germany Ernst Middendorp 14 March 2007[15]
Hertha BSC Germany Falko Götz 10 April 2007[16] Germany Karsten Heine 11 April 2007[17]

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 VfB Stuttgart (C) 34 21 7 6 61 37 +24 70 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 Schalke 04 34 21 5 8 53 32 +21 68
3 Werder Bremen 34 20 6 8 76 40 +36 66 Qualification to Champions League third qualifying round
4 Bayern Munich 34 18 6 10 55 40 +15 60 Qualification to UEFA Cup first round[a]
5 Bayer Leverkusen 34 15 6 13 54 49 +5 51
6 1. FC Nürnberg 34 11 15 8 43 32 +11 48
7 Hamburger SV 34 10 15 9 43 37 +6 45 Qualification to Intertoto Cup third round[a]
8 VfL Bochum 34 13 6 15 49 50 −1 45
9 Borussia Dortmund 34 12 8 14 41 43 −2 44
10 Hertha BSC 34 12 8 14 50 55 −5 44
11 Hannover 96 34 12 8 14 41 50 −9 44
12 Arminia Bielefeld 34 11 9 14 47 49 −2 42
13 Energie Cottbus 34 11 8 15 38 49 −11 41
14 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 9 13 12 46 58 −12 40
15 VfL Wolfsburg 34 8 13 13 37 45 −8 37
16 Mainz 05 (R) 34 8 10 16 34 57 −23 34 Relegation to 2. Bundesliga
17 Alemannia Aachen (R) 34 9 7 18 46 70 −24 34
18 Borussia Mönchengladbach (R) 34 6 8 20 23 44 −21 26
Source: kicker.de
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Since 1. FC Nürnberg won the 2006–07 DFB-Pokal, thus qualifying for the UEFA Cup first round, Hamburger SV entered the Intertoto Cup third round.

Results

Home ╲ Away AAC BSC BIE BOC BRE COT DOR FRA HAM H96 LEV MAI MÖN MUN NUR SCH STU WOL
Alemannia Aachen 0–4 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–2 1–4 2–3 3–3 1–4 2–3 2–1 4–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–4 2–2
Hertha BSC 2–1 1–1 3–3 1–4 0–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 4–0 2–3 2–1 1–2 2–3 2–1 2–0 2–2 2–1
Arminia Bielefeld 5–1 2–2 1–3 3–2 3–1 1–0 2–4 1–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 0–2 2–1 3–2 0–1 2–3 0–0
VfL Bochum 2–2 1–3 2–1 0–6 0–1 2–0 4–3 2–1 2–0 1–3 0–1 2–0 1–2 0–2 2–1 2–3 0–1
Werder Bremen 3–1 3–1 3–0 3–0 1–1 1–3 1–2 0–2 3–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 3–1 1–0 0–2 2–3 2–1
Energie Cottbus 0–2 2–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 2–3 0–1 2–2 0–1 2–1 2–0 3–1 0–3 1–1 2–4 0–0 3–2
Borussia Dortmund 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–3 2–0 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–0 3–2 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–0
Eintracht Frankfurt 4–0 1–2 0–3 0–3 2–6 1–3 1–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–3 0–4 0–0
Hamburger SV 4–0 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 3–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–2 2–4 1–0
Hannover 96 0–3 5–0 1–1 0–2 2–4 2–0 4–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–2 0–3 1–1 1–2 2–2
Bayer Leverkusen 3–0 2–1 1–2 1–4 0–2 3–1 2–1 2–2 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–3 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–1
Mainz 05 1–3 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–6 4–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–3 3–0 0–4 2–1 0–3 0–0 1–2
Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–0 3–1 1–0 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–1 3–1
Bayern Munich 2–1 4–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–2 0–1 2–1 5–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 2–1
1. FC Nürnberg 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 3–1 3–2 1–1 1–0 3–0 0–0 4–1 1–1
Schalke 04 2–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–1 4–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–0
VfB Stuttgart 3–1 0–0 3–2 1–0 4–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–3 3–0 0–0
VfL Wolfsburg 1–2 0–0 2–3 3–1 0–2 0–0 0–2 2–2 1–0 1–2 3–2 3–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–1

Source:[citation needed]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Statistics

Top goalscorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Greece Theofanis Gekas VfL Bochum 20
2 Switzerland Alexander Frei Borussia Dortmund 16
Netherlands Roy Makaay Bayern Munich
4 Germany Kevin Kurányi Schalke 04 15
5 Germany Mario Gómez VfB Stuttgart 14
Serbia Marko Pantelić Hertha BSC
Romania Sergiu Radu Energie Cottbus
Egypt Mohamed Zidan Mainz 05
9 Brazil Cacau VfB Stuttgart 13
Brazil Diego Werder Bremen
Germany Miroslav Klose Werder Bremen

Champion squad

VfB Stuttgart

Goalkeepers: Timo Hildebrand (33); Michael Langer Austria (1).
Defenders: Matthieu Delpierre France (33); Ricardo Osorio Mexico (27 / 1); Serdar Tasci (26 / 2); Ludovic Magnin Switzerland (22 / 1); Fernando Meira Team captain Portugal (20 / 3); Arthur Boka Ivory Coast (19 / 1); Andreas Beck (4); Markus Babbel (2).
Midfielders: Roberto Hilbert (34 / 7); Pável Pardo Mexico (33 / 1); Thomas Hitzlsperger (30 / 7); Antônio da Silva Brazil (28); Sami Khedira (22 / 4); Christian Gentner (15); Daniel Bierofka (12); Alexander Farnerud Sweden (9); Silvio Meißner (1).
Forwards: Cacau Brazil (32 / 13); Marco Streller Switzerland (27 / 5); Mario Gómez (25 / 14); Benjamin Lauth (11 / 1); Jon Dahl Tomasson Denmark (4); Bernd Nehrig (1).
(league appearances and goals listed in parentheses)

Manager: Armin Veh.

On the roster but have not played in a league game: Dirk Heinen; Alexander Stolz; Heiko Gerber; Danijel Ljuboja Serbia.

Transferred out during the season: Silvio Meißner (to 1. FC Kaiserslautern); Danijel Ljuboja Serbia (on loan to Hamburger SV); Bernd Nehrig (on loan to SpVgg Unterhaching); Jon Dahl Tomasson Denmark (on loan to Villarreal).

References

  1. ^ Horst Köppel at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  2. ^ a b Jupp Heynckes at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  3. ^ Peter Neururer at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  4. ^ a b Dieter Hecking at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  5. ^ Michael Frontzeck at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  6. ^ Bert van Marwijk at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  7. ^ a b Jürgen Röber at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  8. ^ 2006–07 Bundesliga at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  9. ^ Felix Magath at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  10. ^ 2006–07 Bundesliga at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  11. ^ a b Thomas Doll at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  12. ^ Huub Stevens at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  13. ^ Thomas von Heesen at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  14. ^ a b Frank Geideck at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  15. ^ Ernst Middendorp at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  16. ^ Falko Götz at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  17. ^ Karsten Heine at fussballdaten.de (in German)

External links

  • Official site of the DFB (in German)
  • Kicker.de (in German)
  • Official site of the Bundesliga (in German)
  • Official site of the Bundesliga
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