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Bundesliga
2018–19
Bundesliga
Season information
Dates 24 August 2018 – 18 May 2019
Winners Bayern Munich
28th Bundesliga title
29th German title
Relegated VfB Stuttgart
Hannover 96
1. FC Nürnberg
Continental cup qualifiers
UEFA Champions League Bayern Munich
Borussia Dortmund
RB Leipzig
Bayer Leverkusen
UEFA Europa League Borussia Mönchengladbach
VfL Wolfsburg
Eintracht Frankfurt
Season statistics
Matches played 306
Goals scored 973
Average 3.18 (per match)
Top goalscorer Robert Lewandowski
(22 goals)
Biggest home win Dortmund 7–0 Nürnberg
Biggest away win Stuttgart 0–4 Dortmund
Bremen 2–6 Leverkusen
Hannover 0–4 Bayern
Highest scoring Wolfsburg 8–1 Augsburg
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The 2018–19 Bundesliga was the 56th season of the Bundesliga, Germany's premier football competition. It began on 24 August 2018 and concluded on 18 May 2019. 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.

Bayern Munich were the defending champions, and won their 28th Bundesliga title (and 29th German title) on the final matchday.

Teams

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

Team changes

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

Stadiums and locations

Team Location Stadium Capacity
FC Augsburg Augsburg WWK Arena 30,660
Hertha BSC Berlin Olympiastadion 74,475
Werder Bremen Bremen Weser-Stadion 42,100
Borussia Dortmund Dortmund Signal Iduna Park 81,360
Fortuna Düsseldorf Düsseldorf Esprit Arena 54,600
Eintracht Frankfurt Frankfurt Commerzbank-Arena 51,500
SC Freiburg Freiburg im Breisgau Schwarzwald-Stadion 24,000
Hannover 96 Hanover HDI-Arena 49,000
1899 Hoffenheim Sinsheim Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena 30,150
RB Leipzig Leipzig Red Bull Arena 42,558
Bayer Leverkusen Leverkusen BayArena 30,000
Mainz 05 Mainz Opel Arena 34,000
Borussia Mönchengladbach Mönchengladbach Borussia-Park 54,014
Bayern Munich Munich Allianz Arena 75,000
1. FC Nürnberg Nuremberg Max-Morlock-Stadion 50,000
Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen Veltins-Arena 62,271
VfB Stuttgart Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Arena 60,449
VfL Wolfsburg Wolfsburg Volkswagen Arena 30,000

Personnel and kits

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
FC Augsburg Germany Manuel Baum Germany Daniel Baier Nike WWK, baramundi software1
Hertha BSC Flag of Hungary Pál Dárdai Flag of 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 Henkel, Toyo Tires Reifen1
Eintracht Frankfurt Flag of Austria Adi Hütter Flag of 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 Flag of Hungary Willi Orban Nike Red Bull, CG Immobilien1
Bayer Leverkusen Netherlands Peter Bosz 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 Flag of France Josuha Guilavogui Nike Volkswagen, UPS1
1. ^On the sleeves.


Managerial changes

Team Outgoing Manner Exit date Position in table Incoming Incoming date
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
Eintracht Frankfurt Croatia Niko Kovač Signed for Bayern Munich Flag of Austria Adi Hütter 16 May 2018
Borussia Dortmund Flag of Austria Peter Stöger End of contract 12 May 2018 Switzerland Lucien Favre 22 May 2018
RB Leipzig Flag of Austria Ralph Hasenhüttl Resigned 16 May 2018 Germany Ralf Rangnick 9 July 2018
VfB Stuttgart Flag of Turkey Tayfun Korkut Sacked 7 October 2018 18th Germany Markus Weinzierl 9 October 2018
Bayer Leverkusen Germany Heiko Herrlich 23 December 2018 9th Netherlands Peter Bosz 23 December 2018
Hannover 96 Germany André Breitenreiter 27 January 2019 17th Germany Thomas Doll 27 January 2019
1. FC Nürnberg Germany Michael Köllner 12 February 2019 18th Germany Boris Schommers (interim) 12 February 2019
Schalke 04 Germany Domenico Tedesco 14 March 2019 14th Netherlands Huub Stevens (interim) 14 March 2019
FC Augsburg Germany Manuel Baum 9 April 2019 15th Switzerland Martin Schmidt 9 April 2019
VfB Stuttgart Germany Markus Weinzierl 20 April 2019 16th Germany Nico Willig (interim) 20 April 2019

League table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Bayern Munich (C) 34 24 6 4 88 32+56 78
Champions League group stage
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 23 7 4 81 44+37 76
3 RB Leipzig 34 19 9 6 63 29+34 66
4 Bayer Leverkusen 34 18 4 12 69 52+17 58
5 Borussia Mönchengladbach 34 16 7 11 55 42+13 55
Europa League group stage
6 VfL Wolfsburg 34 16 7 11 62 50+12 55
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 15 9 10 60 48+12 54
Europa League Second qualifying round
8 Werder Bremen 34 14 11 9 58 49+9 53
9 1899 Hoffenheim 34 13 12 9 70 52+18 51
10 Fortuna Düsseldorf 34 13 5 16 49 65−16 44
11 Hertha BSC 34 12 7 15 49 57−8 43
12 FSV Mainz 05 34 12 7 15 46 57−11 43
13 SC Freiburg 34 8 12 14 46 61−15 36
14 Schalke 04 34 8 9 17 37 55−18 33
15 FC Augsburg 34 8 8 18 51 71−20 32
16 VfB Stuttgart  (R) 34 7 7 20 32 70−38 28 Qualification to the relegation play-offs
17 Hannover 96  (R) 34 5 6 23 31 71−40 21 Relegation to 2. Bundesliga
18 1. FC Nürnberg  (R) 34 3 10 21 26 68−42 19
Source: Kicker.de
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (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.

Relegation play-offs

All times are CEST (UTC+2).

First leg

23 May 2019 (2019-05-23)
20:30
VfB Stuttgart 2–2 Union Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena, Stuttgart
Attendance: 58,619
Referee: Bastian Dankert
Gentner Soccerball 41'
Gómez Soccerball 51'
Report Abdullahi Soccerball 43'
Friedrich Soccerball 68'

Second leg

27 May 2019 (2019-05-27)
20:30
Union Berlin 0–0 VfB Stuttgart Stadion An der Alten Försterei, Berlin
Attendance: 22,012
Referee: Christian Dingert
Report

2–2 on aggregate. Union Berlin won on away goals and are promoted to the Bundesliga, while VfB Stuttgart are relegated to the 2. Bundesliga.

Statistics

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Flag of Poland Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich 22
2 Flag of Spain Paco Alcácer Borussia Dortmund 18
3 Germany Kai Havertz Bayer Leverkusen 17
Flag of Serbia Luka Jović Eintracht Frankfurt
Croatia Andrej Kramarić 1899 Hoffenheim
Germany Marco Reus Borussia Dortmund
Netherlands Wout Weghorst VfL Wolfsburg
8 Flag of Algeria Ishak Belfodil 1899 Hoffenheim 16
Germany Timo Werner RB Leipzig
10 Flag of France Sébastien Haller Eintracht Frankfurt 15
Flag of Denmark Yussuf Poulsen RB Leipzig

Top assists

Rank Player Club Assists
1 England Jadon Sancho Borussia Dortmund 18
2 Germany Joshua Kimmich Bayern Munich 16
3 Germany Julian Brandt Bayer Leverkusen 15
4 Flag of Serbia Filip Kostić Eintracht Frankfurt 12
Flag of Poland Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich
Germany Thomas Müller Bayern Munich
Germany Marco Reus Borussia Dortmund
Germany Kevin Volland Bayer Leverkusen
9 Belgium Thorgan Hazard Borussia Mönchengladbach 11
Germany Max Kruse Werder Bremen

Hat-tricks

Player Club Against Result Date
Flag of Iceland Alfreð Finnbogason FC Augsburg SC Freiburg 4–1 30 September 2018
Flag of Spain Paco Alcácer Borussia Dortmund FC Augsburg 4–3 6 October 2018
Flag of Serbia Luka Jović5 Eintracht Frankfurt Fortuna Düsseldorf 7–1 19 October 2018
Germany Jonas Hofmann Borussia Mönchengladbach Mainz 05 4–0 21 October 2018
Flag of France Alassane Pléa Borussia Mönchengladbach Werder Bremen 3–1 10 November 2018
Belgium Dodi Lukebakio Fortuna Düsseldorf Bayern Munich 3–3 24 November 2018
Flag of Iceland Alfreð Finnbogason FC Augsburg Mainz 05 3–0 3 February 2019
Netherlands Wout Weghorst VfL Wolfsburg Fortuna Düsseldorf 5–2 16 March 2019
Flag of Colombia James Rodríguez Bayern Munich Mainz 05 6–0 17 March 2019
Flag of Denmark Yussuf Poulsen RB Leipzig Hertha BSC 5–0 30 March 2019
Flag of France Jean-Philippe Mateta Mainz 05 SC Freiburg 5–0 5 April 2019
Flag of Algeria Ishak Belfodil 1899 Hoffenheim FC Augsburg 4–0 7 April 2019
Flag of Argentina Lucas Alario Bayer Leverkusen Hertha BSC 5–1 18 May 2019
Netherlands Wout Weghorst VfL Wolfsburg FC Augsburg 8–1 18 May 2019

5 Player scored five goals

Clean sheets

Rank Player Club Clean
sheets
1 Flag of Hungary Péter Gulácsi RB Leipzig 16
2 Switzerland Yann Sommer Borussia Mönchengladbach 13
3 Switzerland Roman Bürki Borussia Dortmund 10
Germany Manuel Neuer Bayern Munich
5 Flag of Finland Lukáš Hrádecký Bayer Leverkusen 9
6 Belgium Koen Casteels VfL Wolfsburg 8
Flag of Norway Rune Jarstein Hertha BSC
Germany Kevin Trapp Eintracht Frankfurt
9 Germany Ron-Robert Zieler VfB Stuttgart 6
10 Germany Oliver Baumann TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 5
Germany Michael Esser Hannover 96
Germany Florian Müller Mainz 05
Flag of Czech Jiří Pavlenka Werder Bremen
Germany Michael Rensing Fortuna Düsseldorf
Germany Alexander Schwolow SC Freiburg

External links

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