4th Bundesliga title
7th German title
FC St. Pauli
Schalke 04 (via domestic cup)
|Goals scored||894 (2.92 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Mario Gómez (28)|
|Biggest home win||Stuttgart 7–0 M'gladbach|
|Biggest away win||FC St. Pauli 1–8 Bayern|
L'kusen 3–6 M'gladbach|
FC St. Pauli 1–8 Bayern
The 2010–11 Bundesliga was the 48th season of the Bundesliga, Germany's premier football league. The season started on the weekend of 21 August 2010 with the traditional season opening match involving the defending champions and ended with the last games on 14 May 2011. The winter break was in effect between weekends around 18 December 2010 and 15 January 2011. The defending champions were Bayern Munich. The league had also updated its logo for the season. The official match ball is Adidas Torfabrik 2010.
Borussia Dortmund earned its seventh league title with two games to spare on 30 April 2011, beating 1. FC Nürnberg 2–0 at home. FC St. Pauli and Eintracht Frankfurt were relegated to the 2011–12 2. Bundesliga.
At the end of the 2009–10 season VfL Bochum and Hertha BSC were directly relegated after finishing in the bottom two places of the league table. They were replaced by 1. FC Kaiserslautern, champions of the 2009–10 2. Bundesliga, and runners-up FC St. Pauli. Kaiserslautern returned to the Bundesliga after four years, and St. Pauli re-entered the top division after eight years.
A further place in the league was decided through a two-legged play-off. As in the previous year, 1. FC Nürnberg had to compete, although they were the Bundesliga team this time. FC Augsburg was the 2. Bundesliga's representative. Nuremberg won both matches on aggregate, 3–0, and thus defended their Bundesliga spot.
Stadiums and locations
Several stadiums are undergoing long-term reconstruction work, among them Mercedes-Benz Arena, Millerntor-Stadion and Weserstadion. The capacities of EasyCredit-Stadion and Fritz-Walter-Stadion have also been slightly increased during the off-season, while Hamburg's biggest arena has been renamed to Imtech Arena.
- Millerntor-Stadion is currently undergoing reconstruction and expansion, which is due to be finished by 2014.
- Mercedes-Benz Arena will be converted to a football-only stadium during the 2009–10 and 2010–11 seasons. As a consequence, the usual capacity of 58,000 is reduced to 39,950 for the 2010–11 season.
- Weserstadion is undergoing minor reconstruction during the season, with varying reduced capacities during that time.
Personnel and sponsorships
In addition, all matches will feature one match ball as adidas will present a new ball called "Jabulani Torfabrik" ("Goal Factory"). Previously, the home team was responsible for supplying the match ball. More often than not, it was provided by the kitmakers for the teams.
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Position in table||Replaced by||Date of appointment|
|VfL Wolfsburg||Lorenz-Günther Köstner||End of tenure as caretaker||30 June 2010||Off-season||Steve McClaren||1 July 2010|
|Hamburger SV||Ricardo Moniz||End of tenure as caretaker||30 June 2010||Armin Veh||1 July 2010|
|VfB Stuttgart||Christian Gross||Sacked||13 October 2010||18th||Jens Keller||13 October 2010|
|1. FC Köln||Zvonimir Soldo||Sacked||24 October 2010||18th||Frank Schaefer||24 October 2010|
|VfB Stuttgart||Jens Keller||Sacked||11 December 2010||16th||Bruno Labbadia||12 December 2010|
|1899 Hoffenheim||Ralf Rangnick||Mutual consent||2 January 2011||8th||Marco Pezzaiuoli||2 January 2011|
|VfL Wolfsburg||Steve McClaren||Sacked||7 February 2011||12th||Pierre Littbarski||7 February 2011|
|Borussia Mönchengladbach||Michael Frontzeck||Sacked||13 February 2011||18th||Lucien Favre||14 February 2011|
|Hamburger SV||Armin Veh||Sacked||13 March 2011||8th||Michael Oenning||13 March 2011|
|Schalke 04||Felix Magath||Sacked||16 March 2011||10th||Ralf Rangnick||17 March 2011|
|VfL Wolfsburg||Pierre Littbarski||End of tenure as caretaker||18 March 2011||17th||Felix Magath||18 March 2011|
|Eintracht Frankfurt||Michael Skibbe||Sacked||22 March 2011||14th||Christoph Daum||22 March 2011|
|Bayern Munich||Louis van Gaal||Sacked||9 April 2011||4th||Andries Jonker (caretaker)||9 April 2011|
|1. FC Köln||Frank Schaefer||Resigned||27 April 2011||14th||Volker Finke||27 April 2011|
||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Borussia Dortmund (C)||34||23||6||5||67||22||+45||75||2011–12 UEFA Champions League group stage|
|3||Bayern Munich||34||19||8||7||81||40||+41||65||2011–12 UEFA Champions League play-off round|
|4||Hannover 96||34||19||3||12||49||45||+4||60||2011–12 UEFA Europa League play-off round|
|5||FSV Mainz 05||34||18||4||12||52||39||+13||58||2011–12 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round|
|6||1. FC Nürnberg||34||13||8||13||47||45||+2||47|
|7||1. FC Kaiserslautern||34||13||7||14||48||51||−3||46|
|10||1. FC Köln||34||13||5||16||47||62||−15||44|
|14||Schalke 04||34||11||7||16||38||44||−6||40||2011–12 UEFA Europa League play-off round 1|
|16||Borussia Mönchengladbach (O)||34||10||6||18||48||65||−17||36||Qualification for relegation play-off|
|17||Eintracht Frankfurt (R)||34||9||7||18||31||49||−18||34||Relegation to 2011–12 2. Bundesliga|
|18||FC St. Pauli (R)||34||8||5||21||35||68||−33||29|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Schalke 04 as winners of the 2010–11 DFB-Pokal qualified for the play-off round of the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (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; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
|Home ╲ Away||LEV||MUN||DOR||FRA||FRE||HAM||H96||HOF||KAI||KÖL||MAI||MGL||NUR||S04||STP||STU||BRE||WOL|
|1. FC Kaiserslautern||0–1||2–0||1–1||0–3||2–1||1–1||0–1||2–2||1–1||0–1||3–0||0–2||5–0||2–0||3–3||3–2||0–0|
|1. FC Köln||2–0||3–2||1–2||1–0||1–0||3–2||4–0||1–1||1–3||4–2||0–4||1–0||2–1||1–0||1–3||3–0||1–1|
|1. FC Nürnberg||1–0||1–1||0–2||3–0||1–2||2–0||3–1||1–2||1–3||3–1||0–0||0–1||2–1||5–0||2–1||1–3||2–1|
|FC St. Pauli||0–1||1–8||1–3||1–3||2–2||1–1||0–1||0–1||1–0||3–0||2–4||3–1||3–2||0–22||1–2||1–3||1–1|
Source: official website
1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
2 The match between St. Pauli and Schalke was suspended at 0–2 after 87 minutes after an assistant referee was hit by a beverage cup thrown from the stands. The DFB awarded the game to Schalke, maintaining the 0–2 score.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Borussia Mönchengladbach as 16th-placed team faced 3rd-placed 2. Bundesliga side VfL Bochum in a two-legged play-off. The winner on aggregate score after both matches earned a spot in the 2011–12 Bundesliga.
19 May 2011
|Borussia Mönchengladbach||1–0||VfL Bochum|
|De Camargo 90+3'||Report (German)|
25 May 2011
|VfL Bochum||1–1||Borussia Mönchengladbach|
|Nordtveit 24' (o.g.)||Report (German)||Reus 72'|
Borussia Mönchengladbach won 2–1 on aggregate and retained its Fußball-Bundesliga spot for the 2011–12 season.
Goalkeepers: Roman Weidenfeller (33); Mitchell Langerak (1) .
Manager: Jürgen Klopp
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