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The 2008–09 Fußball-Bundesliga was the 46th season of the Fußball-Bundesliga, Germanymarker's premier football league. The season began on 15 August 2008 with a 2–2 draw between defending champions FC Bayern and Hamburger SV and ended with the last matches on 23 May 2009. VfL Wolfsburg secured their first national title after a 5–1 win at home against Werder Bremen.

Changes from 2007–08

Structural changes

Starting with the 2008–09 season, two-legged relegation playoffs between the third last team of the Bundesliga and the third team of the Second Bundesliga at the end of the regular season were re-introduced.

Due to the restructuring of European competitions, the third-placed team qualified for the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League, entering in a separate qualifying round for non-champions. The fourth-placed team and the winner of the 2008–09 DFB-Pokal qualified for the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League play-off round; the fifth-placed team qualified for the third qualifying round. The sixth-placed team did not qualify for any European competitions as the UEFA Intertoto Cup will not be continued after its final edition in 2008.

Promotion and relegation

FC Nuremberg, Hansa Rostock, and MSV Duisburg finished the 2007–08 season in 16th through 18th place and thus were relegated to the Second Bundesliga. They were replaced by the best three teams of Second Bundesliga 2007–08: Borussia Mönchengladbach, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and FC Köln.

Team information

Stadia and locations

Team Venue Capacity
Hertha BSC Olympic Stadiummarker 74,228
Arminia Bielefeld Bielefelder Almmarker 28,008
VfL Bochum rewirpowerSTADIONmarker 31,328
SV Werder Bremen Weserstadionmarker 42,358
FC Energie Cottbus Stadion der Freundschaftmarker 22,450
Borussia Dortmund Westfalenstadionmarker 80,708
Eintracht Frankfurt Commerzbank-Arenamarker 52,300
Hamburger SV HSH Nordbank Arenamarker 57,274
Hannover 96 AWD-Arenamarker 49,000
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Rhein-Neckar-Arenamarker1 30,000
Karlsruher SC Wildparkstadionmarker 32,306
1. FC Köln RheinEnergieStadionmarker 50,374
Bayer 04 Leverkusen BayArenamarker2 22,500
Borussia Mönchengladbach Borussia-Parkmarker 54,067
FC Bayern Munich Allianz Arenamarker 69,901
FC Schalke 04 Veltins-Arenamarker 61,673
VfB Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Arenamarker 58,000
VfL Wolfsburg Volkswagen Arenamarker 30,122


Notes
  1. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim played their 2008 home games at Carl-Benz-Stadionmarker in Mannheimmarker because their Rhein-Neckar-Arenamarker had not yet been completed.
  2. Bayer 04 Leverkusen played their 2009 home games at LTU-Arenamarker in Düsseldorfmarker because their BayArenamarker had been upgraded to a capacity of 30,000.


Personnel and sponsoring

Team Head Coach Team Captain Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Hertha BSC Lucien Favre Arne Friedrich Nikemarker Deutsche Bahn
Arminia Bielefeld Jörg Berger Rüdiger Kauf Saller Krombachermarker
VfL Bochum Marcel Koller Marcel Maltritz Do You Football KiK
SV Werder Bremen Thomas Schaaf Frank Baumann Kappa Citibank
FC Energie Cottbus Bojan Prašnikar Timo Rost Saller enviaM
Borussia Dortmund Jürgen Klopp Sebastian Kehl Nike Evonik
Eintracht Frankfurt Friedhelm Funkel Ioannis Amanatidis Jako Fraport
Hamburger SV Martin Jol David Jarolím adidas Emirates
Hannover 96 Dieter Hecking Robert Enke Under Armour TUI
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Ralf Rangnick Selim Teber Puma TV Digital
Karlsruher SC Edmund Becker Maik Franz Jako EnBW
1. FC Köln Christoph Daum Milivoje Novakovič Reebok REWE
Bayer 04 Leverkusen Bruno Labbadia Simon Rolfes adidas TelDaFax
Borussia Mönchengladbach Hans Meyer Filip Daems Lotto Kyocera
FC Bayern Munich Jupp Heynckes1 Mark van Bommel adidas T-Home
FC Schalke 04 Mike Büskens,
Youri Mulder and
Oliver Reck2

Mladen Krstajić adidas Gazprom
VfB Stuttgart Markus Babbel Thomas Hitzlsperger Puma EnBW
VfL Wolfsburg Felix Magath Josué Nike Volkswagen


Notes
  1. Jupp Heynckes acted as caretaker for the remainder of the season.
  2. Mike Büskens, Youri Mulder and Oliver Reck acted as caretakers for the remainder of the season.


Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment Position in table
FC Bayern Munich Ottmar Hitzfeld End of contract 30 June 2008 Jürgen Klinsmann 1 July 2008 Pre-season
Hamburger SV Huub Stevens End of contract 30 June 2008 Martin Jol 1 July 2008 Pre-season
FC Schalke 04 Mike Büskens &
Youri Mulder
Stepped down
to assistant position
30 June 2008 Fred Rutten 1 July 2008 Pre-season
Borussia Mönchengladbach Jos Luhukay Sacked 5 October 2008 Hans Meyer 18 October 2008 18th
VfB Stuttgart Armin Veh Sacked 23 November 2008 Markus Babbel 23 November 2008 11th
FC Schalke 04 Fred Rutten Sacked 26 March 2009 Mike Büskens,
Youri Mulder and
Oliver Reck

1 April 2009 8th
FC Bayern Munich Jürgen Klinsmann Sacked 27 April 2009 Jupp Heynckes 27 April 2009 3rd
Arminia Bielefeld Michael Frontzeck Sacked 17 May 2009 Jörg Berger 19 May 2009 16th


League table

Results

Official schedule

Relegation playoff

Energie Cottbus as 16th-placed team had to face 3rd-placed 2. Bundesliga team 1. FC Nuremberg for a two-legged playoff. Nuremberg won both matches on an aggregated score of 5–0 and thus secured promotion to 2009–10 Bundesliga, while Cottbus were relegated to 2009–10 2. Bundesliga.




Statistics

Top goalscorers

Source: kicker.de

28 goals


26 goals


24 goals


21 goals


18 goals


17 goals


16 goals


14 goals


13 goals


Top assistants

Source: kicker.de

20 assists


15 assists


13 assists


12 assists


11 assists


10 assists


Awards

Player of the Month

Month Player Team
August Artur Wichniarek Arminia Bielefeld
September Mesut Özil Werder Bremen
October Vedad Ibišević 1899 Hoffenheim
November Franck Ribéry Bayern Munich
December Sami Khedira Stuttgart
February Mario Gómez Stuttgart
March Grafite Wolfsburg
April Mario Gómez Stuttgart
May Mario Gómez Stuttgart


Champion Squad

VfL Wolfsburg
Goalkeepers: Diego Benaglio (31); André Lenz (5)

Defenders: Andrea Barzagli (34); Marcel Schäfer (34); Alexander Madlung (24 / 3); Jan Šimůnek (17); Peter Pekarík (16); Cristian Zaccardo (14 / 1); Ricardo Costa (11 / 3); Rodrigo Alvim (2); Daniel Reiche (1); Sergei Karimov (1)

Midfielders: Christian Gentner (34 / 4); Josué (33); Zvjezdan Misimović (33 / 6); Ashkan Dejagah (27 / 3); Makoto Hasebe (25); Sascha Riether (28 / 2); Sebastian Schindzielorz (6)

Forwards: Edin Džeko (33 / 26); Grafite (25 / 28); Caiuby (9 / 1); Yoshito Ōkubo (9); Alexander Esswein (4)

(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

Manager: Felix Magath

On the roster but have not played in a league game: Marwin Hitz; Patrick Platins; Kevin Wolze

Transferred out during the season: Bernd Korzynietz (loan return to Arminia Bielefeld); Jacek Krzynówek (to Hannover 96); Vlad Munteanu (on loan to Arminia Bielefeld); Mahir Sağlık (on loan to Karlsruher SC); Jonathan Santana (on loan to San Lorenzo de Almagro)

Note: Players without nationality denoted are German.


See also



References

  1. Die bisherigen Sieger - August 2008
  2. Die bisherigen Sieger - September 2008
  3. Die bisherigen Sieger - Oktober 2008
  4. Die bisherigen Sieger - November 2008
  5. Die bisherigen Sieger - Dezember 2008
  6. Die bisherigen Sieger - Februar 2009
  7. Die bisherigen Sieger - März 2009
  8. Die bisherigen Sieger - April 2009
  9. Die bisherigen Sieger - Mai 2009


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