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Bundesliga
2019–20
Bundesliga
Season information
Dates 16 August 2019 – 27 June 2020
Continental cup qualifiers
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Season statistics
Matches played 259
Goals scored 837
Average 3.23 (per match)
Top goalscorer Robert Lewandowski
(29 goals)
Biggest home win Leipzig 8–0 Mainz
Biggest away win Hoffenheim 0–6 Bayern
Highest scoring Leipzig 8–0 Mainz
Augsburg 3–5 Dortmund
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The 2019–20 Bundesliga is the 57th season of the Bundesliga, Germany's premier football competition. It began on 16 August 2019 and will conclude on 27 June 2020. Bayern Munich are the defending champions.

Union Berlin were promoted to the Bundesliga for the first time in their history, following their victory in the relegation/promotion play-offs against VfB Stuttgart.

The number of substitutes allowed on the bench was increased from seven to nine for the 2019–20 season.

On 13 March 2020, the DFL suspended the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga due to the coronavirus pandemic. After consultation with the German government, the league resumed behind closed doors on 16 May 2020.

Effects of the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic

See also: Impact of the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic on football

Due to the 2020 coronavirus outbreak in Germany, on 8 March 2020 the Federal Minister of Health, Jens Spahn recommended cancelling events with more than 1,000 people. The following day, the DFL announced that the Bundesliga season would be completed to ensure planning for the following season, and that any postponements would be to matchdays en bloc. On 10 March, it was announced that the catch-up match between Borussia Mönchengladbach and 1. FC Köln on 11 March would be played behind closed doors, the first such occurrence in league history. All fixtures on matchday 26 (13–16 March) were planned to be played without spectators due to local restrictions on public gatherings, but the round was subsequently postponed on 13 March due to safety issues. On 16 March, the DFL general assembly suspended the league until at least 2 April, and scheduled another meeting for the final week of March to discuss how the competition should proceed.

On 13 March 2020, Luca Kilian of SC Paderborn was the first Bundesliga player to test positive for COVID-19. By 21 March 2020, several clubs, including Eintracht Frankfurt and Hertha BSC, were under quarantine after multiple players and staff had tested positive, and training was made impossible for most others by curfews or the closure of facilities. The DFL are looking into possible scenarios to finish the season regularly. However, several virologists raised doubts, stating that any professional football matches in Germany, including those behind closed doors, were unrealistic for at least the next 12 months. In his report for the 31 March DFL meeting, virologist Alexander Kekulé recommended to write off the current season. On 4 April 2020, he clarified that matches behind closed doors were possible in principle, but would require extensive measures, including a total of about 20,000 tests for COVID-19 for the players and staff (testing every player before the start of each game), and an extended quarantine for everyone involved. Kekulé was doubtful though that those measures could be justified at a time when tests for the general population were in short supply.

On 3 April 2020, the DFL reported that the financial situation of most teams was more serious than thought. Of the 36 professional football clubs in the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga, 13 would have to declare bankruptcy by May or June unless league operations resumed by then, including four teams from the Bundesliga. Twelve of those clubs had already used the outstanding license fees (which are dependent on the season to be continued) to pay their March debts to creditors. At their 31 March meeting, the DFL had decided that clubs that enter insolvency proceedings this season would not suffer the usual deduction of points, and clubs that enter proceedings next season only lose three instead of the usual nine points.

By 23 April 2020, the DFL had targeted 9 May as a possible resumption date for the Bundesliga. However, this goal suffered a setback when 1. FC Köln announced on 1 May that three people at the club tested positive, without showing any symptoms. This was done as part of a wave of 1,724 tests carried out involving personnel of the 36 Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga clubs, in coordination with the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, which resulted in seven further positive results in addition to those of Köln. After consultation with the German government, chancellor Angela Merkel and the leaders of the states of Germany approved the resumption of the leagues for the second half of May, with matches behind closed doors. The following day, the DFL confirmed that the Bundesliga would resume on 16 May, a Saturday, with matchday 26. The final matchday of the season (round 34), originally scheduled for 16 May, will take place on 27 June. The relegation play-offs between the 16th-placed team of the Bundesliga and 3rd-placed team of the 2. Bundesliga will take place as planned, but no dates have been set for the matches (though it will be played after 30 June). Per the competition regulations, clubs in the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga are required to compete in all matches following the restart, even if some players test positive, provided the team has enough healthy players available. On 14 May, after a meeting of all clubs, five substitutions will be permitted, which has been temporarily allowed by IFAB following a proposal by FIFA to lessen the impact of fixture congestion. The broadcaster Sky Sport announced that for the first two weeks after the restart, the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga simulcast ("conference") will be shown on free-to-air television in Germany, in order to prevent gatherings of people without pay TV subscriptions.

Teams

A total of 18 teams participate in the 2019–20 edition of the Bundesliga.

Team changes

Promoted from
2018–19 2. Bundesliga
Relegated from
2018–19 Bundesliga
1. FC Köln
SC Paderborn
Union Berlin
VfB Stuttgart
Hannover 96
1. FC Nürnberg

Stadiums and locations

Team Location Stadium Capacity
FC Augsburg Augsburg WWK Arena 30,660
Hertha BSC Berlin Olympiastadion 74,649
Union Berlin Berlin Stadion An der Alten Försterei 22,012
Werder Bremen Bremen Weser-Stadion 42,100
Borussia Dortmund Dortmund Signal Iduna Park 81,365
Fortuna Düsseldorf Düsseldorf Merkur Spiel-Arena 54,600
Eintracht Frankfurt Frankfurt Commerzbank-Arena 51,500
SC Freiburg Freiburg im Breisgau Schwarzwald-Stadion 24,000
1899 Hoffenheim Sinsheim PreZero Arena 30,150
1. FC Köln Cologne RheinEnergieStadion 49,698
RB Leipzig Leipzig Red Bull Arena 42,558
Bayer Leverkusen Leverkusen BayArena 30,210
Mainz 05 Mainz Opel Arena 34,000
Borussia Mönchengladbach Mönchengladbach Borussia-Park 59,724
Bayern Munich Munich Allianz Arena 75,000
SC Paderborn Paderborn Benteler-Arena 15,000
Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen Veltins-Arena 62,271
VfL Wolfsburg Wolfsburg Volkswagen Arena 30,000

Personnel and kits

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Front Sleeve
FC Augsburg Germany Heiko Herrlich Germany Daniel Baier Nike WWK Siegmund
Hertha BSC Germany Bruno Labbadia Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Vedad Ibišević Nike TEDi Hyundai Motor Company
Union Berlin Switzerland Urs Fischer Flag of Austria Christopher Trimmel Macron Aroundtown ONE Versicherung AG
Werder Bremen Germany Florian Kohfeldt Flag of Finland Niklas Moisander Umbro Wiesenhof H-Hotels
Borussia Dortmund Switzerland Lucien Favre Germany Marco Reus Puma Evonik Opel
Fortuna Düsseldorf Germany Uwe Rösler Germany Oliver Fink Uhlsport Henkel Toyo Tires
Eintracht Frankfurt Flag of Austria Adi Hütter Flag of Argentina David Abraham Nike Indeed.com Deutsche Börse Group
SC Freiburg Germany Christian Streich Germany Mike Frantz Hummel Schwarzwaldmilch Badenova
1899 Hoffenheim Netherlands Alfred Schreuder Germany Benjamin Hübner Joma SAP SNP
1. FC Köln Germany Markus Gisdol Germany Jonas Hector Uhlsport REWE DEVK
RB Leipzig Germany Julian Nagelsmann Flag of Hungary Willi Orban Nike Red Bull CG Immobilien
Bayer Leverkusen Netherlands Peter Bosz Germany Lars Bender Jako Barmenia Versicherungen Kieser Training
Mainz 05 Germany Achim Beierlorzer Germany Danny Latza Lotto Kömmerling QQ288
Borussia Mönchengladbach Germany Marco Rose Germany Lars Stindl Puma Postbank H-Hotels
Bayern Munich Germany Hans-Dieter Flick Germany Manuel Neuer Adidas Deutsche Telekom Qatar Airways
SC Paderborn Germany Steffen Baumgart Germany Christian Strohdiek Saller Sunmaker Effect Energy Drink
Schalke 04 Flag of the United States David Wagner Flag of Spain Omar Mascarell Umbro Gazprom DHL
VfL Wolfsburg Flag of Austria Oliver Glasner Flag of France Josuha Guilavogui Nike Volkswagen Linglong Tire

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing Manner Exit date Position in table Incoming Incoming date
Announced on Departed on Announced on Arrived on
1899 Hoffenheim Germany Julian Nagelsmann Signed for RB Leipzig 21 June 2018 30 June 2019 Pre-season Netherlands Alfred Schreuder 19 March 2019 1 July 2019
RB Leipzig Germany Ralf Rangnick Appointed as sporting director 9 July 2018 Germany Julian Nagelsmann 21 June 2018
VfL Wolfsburg Germany Bruno Labbadia End of contract 12 March 2019 Flag of Austria Oliver Glasner 23 April 2019
Borussia Mönchengladbach Germany Dieter Hecking Sacked 2 April 2019 Germany Marco Rose 10 April 2019
Hertha BSC Flag of Hungary Pál Dárdai Mutual consent 16 April 2019 Croatia Ante Čović 12 May 2019
1. FC Köln Germany André Pawlak / Flag of Austria Manfred Schmid (interim) End of caretaker spell 27 April 2019 Germany Achim Beierlorzer 13 May 2019
Bayern Munich Croatia Niko Kovač Mutual consent 3 November 2019 4th Germany Hans-Dieter Flick 3 November 2019
1. FC Köln Germany Achim Beierlorzer Sacked 9 November 2019 17th Germany Markus Gisdol 18 November 2019
Mainz 05 Germany Sandro Schwarz Mutual consent 10 November 2019 16th Germany Achim Beierlorzer 18 November 2019
Hertha BSC Croatia Ante Čović Mutual consent 27 November 2019 15th Germany Jürgen Klinsmann 27 November 2019
Fortuna Düsseldorf Germany Friedhelm Funkel Sacked 29 January 2020 18th Germany Uwe Rösler 29 January 2020
Hertha BSC Germany Jürgen Klinsmann Resigned 11 February 2020 14th Germany Alexander Nouri (interim) 11 February 2020
FC Augsburg Switzerland Martin Schmidt Sacked 9 March 2020 14th Germany Heiko Herrlich 10 March 2020
Hertha BSC Germany Alexander Nouri (interim) End of caretaker spell 9 April 2020 14th Germany Bruno Labbadia 9 April 2020 13 April 2020

League table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Bayern Munich 28 20 4 4 81 28+53 64
Champions League group stage
2 Borussia Dortmund 28 17 6 5 74 34+40 57
3 RB Leipzig 28 15 10 3 70 29+41 55
4 Borussia Mönchengladbach 28 16 5 7 53 34+19 53
5 Bayer Leverkusen 28 16 5 7 53 36+17 53
Europa League group stage
6 VfL Wolfsburg 28 11 9 8 40 34+6 42
Europa League Second qualifying round
7 1899 Hoffenheim 28 11 6 11 39 48−9 39
8 SC Freiburg 28 10 8 10 38 40−2 38
9 Schalke 04 28 9 10 9 34 45−11 37
10 Hertha BSC 28 9 8 11 41 50−9 35
11 1. FC Köln 28 10 4 14 44 52−8 34
12 FC Augsburg 28 8 7 13 40 54−14 31
13 Union Berlin 28 9 4 15 33 48−15 31
14 Eintracht Frankfurt 27 8 5 14 44 52−8 29
15 FSV Mainz 05 28 8 4 16 37 61−24 28
16 Fortuna Düsseldorf 28 6 9 13 31 53−22 27 Qualification to the relegation play-offs
17 Werder Bremen 27 5 7 15 29 59−30 22 Relegation to 2. Bundesliga
18 SC Paderborn 28 4 7 17 31 55−24 19
Updated to games played on 27 May 2020
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.

Statistics

Top scorers

As of 31 May 2020
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Flag of Poland Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich 29
2 Germany Timo Werner RB Leipzig 24
3 England Jadon Sancho Borussia Dortmund 17
4 Flag of Sweden Good one Sebastian Andersson Union Berlin 12
Germany Rouwen Hennings Fortuna Düsseldorf
Flag of Sweden Good one Robin Quaison Mainz 05
7 Flag of Colombia Jhon Córdoba 1. FC Köln 11
Germany Serge Gnabry Bayern Munich
Germany Kai Havertz Bayer Leverkusen
Germany Florian Niederlechner FC Augsburg
Germany Marco Reus Borussia Dortmund
Netherlands Wout Weghorst VfL Wolfsburg

Top assists

As of 31 May 2020
Rank Player Club Assists
1 Germany Thomas Müller Bayern Munich 18
2 England Jadon Sancho Borussia Dortmund 16
3 Belgium Thorgan Hazard Borussia Dortmund 13
Flag of France Christopher Nkunku RB Leipzig
5 Germany Serge Gnabry Bayern Munich 10
Morocco Achraf Hakimi Borussia Dortmund
Flag of France Alassane Pléa Borussia Mönchengladbach
8 Flag of Serbia Filip Kostić Eintracht Frankfurt 9
9 Germany Maximilian Arnold VfL Wolfsburg 8
Flag of France Marcus Thuram Borussia Mönchengladbach

Hat-tricks

Player Club Against Result Date
Flag of Poland Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich Schalke 04 3–0 (A) 24 August 2019
Germany Timo Werner RB Leipzig Borussia Mönchengladbach 3–1 (A) 30 August 2019
Germany Timo Werner RB Leipzig Mainz 05 8–0 (H) 2 November 2019
Germany Rouwen Hennings Fortuna Düsseldorf Schalke 04 3–3 (A) 9 November 2019
Brazil Philippe Coutinho Bayern Munich Werder Bremen 6–1 (H) 14 December 2019
Flag of Sweden Good one Robin Quaison Mainz 05 Werder Bremen 5–0 (A) 17 December 2019
Flag of Norway Erling Braut Håland Borussia Dortmund FC Augsburg 5–3 (A) 18 January 2020
Flag of Sweden Good one Robin Quaison Mainz 05 Hertha BSC 3–1 (A) 8 February 2020
Netherlands Wout Weghorst VfL Wolfsburg 1899 Hoffenheim 3–2 (A) 15 February 2020
Germany Timo Werner RB Leipzig Mainz 05 5–0 (A) 24 May 2020

Clean sheets

As of 31 May 2020
Rank Player Club Clean
sheets
1 Germany Manuel Neuer Bayern Munich 13
2 Switzerland Roman Bürki Borussia Dortmund 9
Flag of Hungary Péter Gulácsi RB Leipzig
Flag of Finland Lukáš Hrádecký Bayer Leverkusen
5 Flag of Norway Rune Jarstein Hertha BSC 8
6 Flag of Poland Rafał Gikiewicz Union Berlin 6
Germany Timo Horn 1. FC Köln
Germany Alexander Nübel Schalke 04
Switzerland Yann Sommer Borussia Mönchengladbach
10 Germany Oliver Baumann 1899 Hoffenheim 5
Germany Leopold Zingerle SC Paderborn

External links

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Bundesliga stadiums 2019-20

Allianz Arena (Bayern Munich) · BayArena (Bayer Leverkusen) · Benteler-Arena (SC Paderborn) · Borussia-Park (Borussia Mönchengladbach) · Commerzbank-Arena (Eintracht Frankfurt) · Merkur Spiel-Arena (Fortuna Düsseldorf) · Olympiastadion Berlin (Hertha BSC) · Opel Arena (Mainz 05) · PreZero Arena (1899 Hoffenheim) · Red Bull Arena (RB Leipzig) · RheinEnergieStadion (1. FC Köln) · Schwarzwald-Stadion (SC Freiburg) · Signal Iduna Park (Borussia Dortmund) · Stadion An der Alten Försterei (Union Berlin) · Veltins-Arena (Schalke 04) · Volkswagen Arena (VfL Wolfsburg) · Wohninvest Weserstadion (Werder Bremen) · WWK Arena (FC Augsburg)

Germany 2019–20 in German football
League competitions

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Cup competitions

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European competitions

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National teams

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Club seasons
Bundesliga

FC Augsburg · Hertha BSC · Union Berlin · Werder Bremen · Borussia Dortmund · Fortuna Düsseldorf · Eintracht Frankfurt · SC Freiburg · 1899 Hoffenheim · 1. FC Köln · RB Leipzig · Bayer Leverkusen · Mainz 05 · Borussia Mönchengladbach · Bayern Munich · SC Paderborn · Schalke 04 · VfL Wolfsburg

Other

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201920 in European football (UEFA)
Domestic leagues

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