2014–15 Bundesliga


The 2014–15 Bundesliga was the 52nd season of the Bundesliga, Germany's premier football competition. The season started on 22 August 2014 and the final matchday took place on 23 May 2015.[2] Bayern Munich won their 25th German title on 26 April 2015.[3][4]

Bundesliga
Season2014–15
Dates22 August 2014 – 23 May 2015
ChampionsBayern Munich
24th Bundesliga title
25th German title
RelegatedSC Freiburg
SC Paderborn 07
Champions LeagueBayern Munich
VfL Wolfsburg
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Bayer Leverkusen
Europa LeagueFC Augsburg
Schalke 04
Borussia Dortmund
Matches played306
Goals scored843 (2.75 per match)
Top goalscorerAlexander Meier
(19 goals)
Biggest home winBayern Munich 8–0 Hamburger SV
(14 February 2015)
Biggest away winSC Paderborn 07 0–6 Bayern Munich
(21 February 2015)
Highest scoringEintracht Frankfurt 4–5 VfB Stuttgart
(25 October 2014)
Bayer Leverkusen 4–5 VfL Wolfsburg
(14 February 2015)
Longest winning run8 matches[1]
Bayern Munich
Longest unbeaten run17 matches[1]
Bayern Munich
Longest winless run16 matches[1]
Hannover 96
Longest losing run5 matches[1]
Borussia Dortmund
Hamburger SV
Highest attendance80,667[1]
Borussia Dortmund 0–2 Bayer Leverkusen
(23 August 2014)
Lowest attendance14,401[1]
SC Paderborn 0–0 1899 Hoffenheim
(21 March 2015)
Average attendance43,527[1]

Background


Bayern Munich came into the season as defending champions, winning the championship on 25 March 2014 against Hertha BSC.[5] Armin Veh announced that he was leaving Eintracht Frankfurt during the 2013–14 season.[6] He had demanded that the club invest more money in the squad.[7] Thomas Schaaf replaced Veh.[8] Bayer Leverkusen sacked Sami Hyypiä during the 2013–14 season.[9] Sascha Lewandowski was named interim manager.[9] Lewandowski's interim reign lasted until the end of the season when Roger Schmidt took over.[10] Other managerial changes include Kasper Hjulmand[11] replacing Thomas Tuchel[12] at 1. FSV Mainz 05 and Armin Veh[13] replacing Huub Stevens at VfB Stuttgart.[14] Every club received their licence.[15] The league schedule came out on 24 June with Bayern Munich facing VfL Wolfsburg in the opening fixture on 22 August.[16] The match ended 2–1 win for Bayern Munich, a record third straight win for the home team, on the opening matchday, in the last three seasons.

Teams


18 teams comprise the league. 15 sides qualified directly from the 2013–14 season and two sides were directly promoted from the 2013–14 2. Fußball-Bundesliga season: 1. FC Köln and SC Paderborn 07. The final participant was decided by a two-legged play-off, in which 16th-placed Bundesliga club Hamburger SV defeated third-place finisher in 2. Bundesliga, SpVgg Greuther Fürth.

Stadiums and locations

Team Location Stadium Capacity[17]
FC Augsburg Augsburg SGL arena 30,660
Bayer Leverkusen Leverkusen BayArena 30,210
Bayern Munich Munich Allianz Arena 75,000
Borussia Dortmund Dortmund Signal Iduna Park 80,645
Borussia Mönchengladbach Mönchengladbach Stadion im Borussia-Park 54,010
Eintracht Frankfurt Frankfurt Commerzbank-Arena 51,500
SC Freiburg Freiburg Schwarzwald-Stadion 24,000
Hamburger SV Hamburg Imtech Arena 57,000
Hannover 96 Hanover HDI-Arena 49,000
Hertha BSC Berlin Olympiastadion 74,244
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Sinsheim Rhein-Neckar Arena 30,150
1. FC Köln Cologne RheinEnergieStadion 50,000
1. FSV Mainz 05 Mainz Coface Arena 34,000
SC Paderborn 07 Paderborn Benteler Arena 15,000
Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen Veltins-Arena 61,973
VfB Stuttgart Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Arena 60,441
Werder Bremen Bremen Weserstadion 42,100
VfL Wolfsburg Wolfsburg Volkswagen Arena 30,000

Personnel and kits

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
FC Augsburg Markus Weinzierl Paul Verhaegh Nike AL-KO
Bayer Leverkusen Roger Schmidt Simon Rolfes adidas LG
Bayern Munich Pep Guardiola Philipp Lahm adidas T-Mobile
Borussia Dortmund Jürgen Klopp Mats Hummels Puma Evonik
Borussia Mönchengladbach Lucien Favre Filip Daems Kappa Postbank
Eintracht Frankfurt Thomas Schaaf Kevin Trapp Nike Alfa Romeo[18]
SC Freiburg Christian Streich Julian Schuster Nike Ehrmann
Hamburger SV Bruno Labbadia Rafael van der Vaart adidas Emirates
Hannover 96 Michael Frontzeck Lars Stindl Jako Heinz von Heiden
Hertha BSC Pál Dárdai Fabian Lustenberger Nike Deutsche Bahn
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Markus Gisdol Andreas Beck Lotto SAP
1. FC Köln Peter Stöger Mišo Brečko Erima REWE
1. FSV Mainz 05 Martin Schmidt Nikolče Noveski Nike Entega
SC Paderborn 07 André Breitenreiter Uwe Hünemeier Saller kfzteile24
Schalke 04 Roberto Di Matteo Benedikt Höwedes adidas Gazprom
VfB Stuttgart Huub Stevens Christian Gentner Puma Mercedes-Benz Bank
Werder Bremen Viktor Skrypnyk Clemens Fritz Nike Wiesenhof
VfL Wolfsburg Dieter Hecking Diego Benaglio Kappa Volkswagen

Managerial changes


Team Outgoing Manner Date Position in table Incoming Date Ref.
Eintracht Frankfurt Armin Veh End of contract 30 June 20141 Pre–season Thomas Schaaf 21 May 2014 [6][8]
Mainz 05 Thomas Tuchel Stepped down 11 May 2014 Kasper Hjulmand 15 May 2014 [11][12]
Bayer Leverkusen Sascha Lewandowski End of caretaker assignment 30 June 2014 Roger Schmidt 1 July 20142 [9][10]
VfB Stuttgart Huub Stevens End of contract 30 June 20143 Armin Veh 1 July 20144 [13][14]
Hamburger SV Mirko Slomka Sacked 15 September 2014 18th Josef Zinnbauer 16 September 2014 [19][20]
Schalke 04 Jens Keller Sacked 7 October 2014 11th Roberto Di Matteo 7 October 2014 [21]
Werder Bremen Robin Dutt Sacked 25 October 2014 18th Viktor Skrypnyk 25 October 2014 [22]
VfB Stuttgart Armin Veh Resigned 24 November 2014 18th Huub Stevens 25 November 2014 [23][24]
Hertha BSC Jos Luhukay Sacked 5 February 2015 17th Pál Dárdai 6 February 2015 [25]
Mainz 05 Kasper Hjulmand Sacked 17 February 2015 14th Martin Schmidt 17 February 2015 [26]
Hamburger SV Josef Zinnbauer Sacked 22 March 2015 16th Bruno Labbadia 15 April 2015 [27]
Hannover 96 Tayfun Korkut Sacked 20 April 2015 15th Michael Frontzeck 20 April 2015 [28][29]
Notes
  1. Announced on 3 March 2014.
  2. Announced on 25 April 2014.
  3. Announced on 10 May 2014.
  4. Announced on 12 May 2014.

League table


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Bayern Munich (C) 34 25 4 5 80 18 +62 79 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 VfL Wolfsburg 34 20 9 5 72 38 +34 69
3 Borussia Mönchengladbach 34 19 9 6 53 26 +27 66
4 Bayer Leverkusen 34 17 10 7 62 37 +25 61 Qualification to Champions League play-off round
5 FC Augsburg 34 15 4 15 43 43 0 49 Qualification to Europa League group stage[lower-alpha 1]
6 Schalke 04 34 13 9 12 42 40 +2 48
7 Borussia Dortmund 34 13 7 14 47 42 +5 46 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round[lower-alpha 1]
8 1899 Hoffenheim 34 12 8 14 49 55 6 44
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 11 10 13 56 62 6 43
10 Werder Bremen 34 11 10 13 50 65 15 43
11 FSV Mainz 05 34 9 13 12 45 47 2 40
12 1. FC Köln 34 9 13 12 34 40 6 40
13 Hannover 96 34 9 10 15 40 56 16 37
14 VfB Stuttgart 34 9 9 16 42 60 18 36
15 Hertha BSC 34 9 8 17 36 52 16 35
16 Hamburger SV (O) 34 9 8 17 25 50 25 35 Qualification to relegation play-offs
17 SC Freiburg (R) 34 7 13 14 36 47 11 34 Relegation to 2. Bundesliga
18 SC Paderborn 07 (R) 34 7 10 17 31 65 34 31
Source: DFB
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. Since the winners of the 2014–15 DFB-Pokal, VfL Wolfsburg, qualified for the Champions League based on league position, the Europa League group stage spot was passed to the sixth-placed team, Schalke 04; and the Europa League third qualifying round spot was passed to the seventh-placed team, Borussia Dortmund.

Results


Home \ Away FCA BSC SVW BVB SGE SCF HSV H96 TSG KOE B04 M05 BMG FCB SCP S04 VFB WOB
FC Augsburg 1–0 4–2 2–3 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–2 3–1 0–0 2–2 0–2 2–1 0–4 3–0 0–0 2–1 1–0
Hertha BSC 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 0–2 3–0 0–2 0–5 0–0 0–1 1–3 1–2 0–1 2–0 2–2 3–2 1–0
Werder Bremen 3–2 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–3 1–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–2 0–4 4–0 0–3 2–0 3–5
Borussia Dortmund 0–1 2–0 3–2 2–0 3–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–2 4–2 1–0 0–1 3–0 3–0 2–2 2–2
Eintracht Frankfurt 0–1 4–4 5–2 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–2 3–1 3–2 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–4 4–0 1–0 4–5 1–1
SC Freiburg 2–0 2–2 0–1 0–3 4–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–3 0–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–4 1–2
Hamburger SV 3–2 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–3 2–0 0–1 0–2
Hannover 96 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–3 1–0 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–3 1–1 0–3 1–3 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–3
1899 Hoffenheim 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 3–2 3–3 3–0 4–3 3–4 0–1 2–0 1–4 0–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–1
1. FC Köln 1–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 4–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 2–0 0–0 2–2
Bayer Leverkusen 1–0 4–2 3–3 0–0 1–1 1–0 4–0 4–0 2–0 5–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–0 4–0 4–5
Mainz 05 2–1 0–2 1–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–3 2–2 1–2 5–0 2–0 1–1 1–1
Borussia Mönchengladbach 1–3 3–2 4–1 3–1 1–3 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–0
Bayern Munich 0–1 1–0 6–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 8–0 4–0 4–0 4–1 1–0 2–0 0–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–1
SC Paderborn 2–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–3 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–3 2–2 1–2 0–6 1–2 1–2 1–3
Schalke 04 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 1–2 0–1 4–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–2 3–2
VfB Stuttgart 0–1 0–0 3–2 2–3 3–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 0–2 0–2 3–3 2–0 0–1 0–2 0–0 0–4 0–4
VfL Wolfsburg 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–2 3–0 2–1 4–1 3–0 1–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
Source: DFB
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-offs


The team which finishes 16th, will face the third-placed 2014–15 2. Bundesliga side for a two-legged play-off. The winner on aggregate score after both matches earns entry into the 2015–16 Bundesliga. Hamburger SV prevailed for the second year in a row, avoiding their possible first relegation.

First leg

Hamburger SV1–1Karlsruher SC
Iličević  73' Report Hennings  4'
Attendance: 56,615
Referee: Deniz Aytekin
Hamburger SV
Karlsruher SC
GK15 René Adler
RB4 Heiko Westermann 26' 56'
CB5 Johan Djourou (c)
CB32 Slobodan Rajković
LB22 Matthias Ostrzolek
CM40 Gojko Kačar 83'
CM20 Marcelo Díaz
RW8 Ivica Olić 89'
AM18 Lewis Holtby 59' 69'
LW11 Ivo Iličević
CF10 Pierre-Michel Lasogga
Substitutes:
GK30 Alexander Brunst
DF2 Dennis Diekmeier 83' 56'
DF3 Cléber
MF17 Zoltán Stieber 69'
MF23 Rafael van der Vaart
MF27 Nicolai Müller
FW9 Maximilian Beister 89'
Manager:
Bruno Labbadia
GK1 Dirk Orlishausen (c)
RB22 Enrico Valentini 13'
CB3 Daniel Gordon
CB14 Manuel Gulde
LB31 Philipp Max
CM13 Dominic Peitz 78'
CM23 Jonas Meffert
RW18 Manuel Torres Jiménez
AM8 Reinhold Yabo 76'
LW11 Dimitrij Nazarov
CF17 Rouwen Hennings 90+3'
Substitutes:
GK24 René Vollath
DF4 Martin Stoll
DF5 Dennis Kempe
DF20 Ylli Sallahi
MF15 Boubacar Barry
MF21 Gaëtan Krebs 76'
FW19 Iliyan Mitsanski 90+3'
Manager:
Markus Kauczinski

Assistant referees:
Benjamin Brand
Markus Hacker
Fourth official:
Michael Weiner

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

Second leg

Karlsruher SC1–2 (a.e.t.)Hamburger SV
Yabo  78' Report Díaz  90+1'
Müller  115'
Attendance: 27,986
Referee: Manuel Gräfe
Karlsruher SC
Hamburger SV
GK1 Dirk Orlishausen (c)
RB22 Enrico Valentini
CB3 Daniel Gordon 118'
CB14 Manuel Gulde 90+2'
LB31 Philipp Max 86'
CM21 Gaëtan Krebs 87' 89'
CM23 Jonas Meffert 90'
RW18 Manuel Torres Jiménez
AM9 Hiroki Yamada 72'
LW11 Dimitrij Nazarov 120+1'
CF17 Rouwen Hennings
Substitutes:
GK24 René Vollath
DF4 Martin Stoll 89'
DF5 Dennis Kempe 86'
DF20 Ylli Sallahi
MF8 Reinhold Yabo 72'
MF15 Boubacar Barry
FW19 Iliyan Mitsanski
Manager:
Markus Kauczinski
GK15 René Adler
RB2 Dennis Diekmeier
CB5 Johan Djourou
CB32 Slobodan Rajković 63'
LB22 Matthias Ostrzolek
CM20 Marcelo Díaz 55'
CM23 Rafael van der Vaart (c) 48'
RW8 Ivica Olić 77'
AM18 Lewis Holtby 66'
LW11 Ivo Iličević 86'
CF10 Pierre-Michel Lasogga
Substitutes:
GK30 Alexander Brunst
DF3 Cléber 101' 86'
DF31 Ronny Marcos
MF17 Zoltán Stieber 66'
MF19 Petr Jiráček 115'
MF27 Nicolai Müller 77'
FW9 Maximilian Beister 90+2'
Manager:
Bruno Labbadia

Assistant referees:
Guido Kleve
René Rohde
Fourth official:
Marco Fritz

Match rules

  • 90 minutes of regular time.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if tied on aggregate.
  • Penalty shoot-out if no further goals are scored.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

Hamburger SV won 3–2 on aggregate.

Season statistics


Hat-tricks

Player Club Against Result Date
Thomas Müller Bayern Munich Eintracht Frankfurt 4–0 8 November 2014
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Schalke 04 1. FSV Mainz 05 4–1 29 November 2014
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting Schalke 04 VfB Stuttgart 4–0 6 December 2014
Nils Petersen SC Freiburg Eintracht Frankfurt 4–1 31 January 2015
Bas Dost4 VfL Wolfsburg Bayer Leverkusen 5–4 14 February 2015
Son Heung-min Bayer Leverkusen VfL Wolfsburg 4–5

4 Player scored four goals

Number of teams by state

Position State Number of teams Teams
1  North Rhine-Westphalia61. FC Köln, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Schalke 04 and SC Paderborn 07
2  Baden-Württemberg31899 Hoffenheim, SC Freiburg and VfB Stuttgart
3  Bavaria2FC Augsburg and Bayern Munich
 Lower Saxony2Hannover 96 and VfL Wolfsburg
5  Berlin1Hertha BSC
 Bremen1Werder Bremen
 Hamburg1Hamburger SV
 Hesse1Eintracht Frankfurt
 Rhineland-Palatinate1Mainz 05

Notes


  1. While several sources indicate that De Bruyne recorded 21 assists during the season, this number has been disputed and in 2020, the official Bundesliga website credited De Bruyne with 19 assists.[32]

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