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Bundesliga
2012–13
Bundesliga
Season information
Winners Bayern Munich
22nd Bundesliga title
23rd German title
Relegated Fortuna Düsseldorf
Greuther Fürth
Season statistics
Goals scored 898
Top goalscorer Stefan Kießling
(25 goals)
Biggest home win Bayern Munich 9–2 Hamburger SV
Biggest away win Fortuna Düsseldorf 0–5 Bayern Munich
Werder Bremen 0–5 Borussia Dortmund
Greuther Fürth 1–6 Borussia Dortmund
Hannover 96 1–6 Bayern Munich
Highest scoring Bayern Munich 9–2 Hamburger SV
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The 2012–13 Bundesliga was the 50th season of the Bundesliga, Germany's premier football league. The season began on 24 August 2012 with the season opening match at Westfalenstadion involving defending champions Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen and ended with the last games on 18 May 2013, with a winter break between the weekends around 15 December 2012 and 19 January 2013. Bayern Munich managed to secure the championship of the 2012–13 season after only 28 match days, beating their previous record by two matches.

The league comprises eighteen teams: The best fifteen teams of the 2011–12 season, the best two teams from the 2011–12 2. Bundesliga and the winners of the relegation play-off between the 16th-placed Bundesliga team and the third-placed 2. Bundesliga team.

Notably, in the 2012–13 season, there are no teams located in the former East Germany, including the capital city, Berlin.

Teams

1. FC Köln and 1. FC Kaiserslautern were relegated to the 2012–13 2nd Bundesliga after finishing in one of the bottom two spots of the table at the end of the 2011–12 season. Köln were relegated to the second level after four Bundesliga seasons, while Kaiserslautern ended a two-year tenure in the top flight.

The two relegated teams will be replaced by SpVgg Greuther Fürth and Eintracht Frankfurt. Greuther Fürth will make their Bundesliga debut while also returning to the top level after 49 seasons, as predecessors SpVgg Fürth missed out on qualification for the Bundesliga at the end of the 1962–63 season. In turn, Eintracht Frankfurt make an immediate comeback to the league after being relegated at the end of the 2010–11 season.

A further place in the league was determined by a two-legged play-off between Hertha BSC, the 16th-placed team of the 2011–12 season, and Fortuna Düsseldorf, the third-placed team of the 2011–12 2nd Bundesliga. Düsseldorf won the play-off by 4–3 on aggregate; the club returned to the top level after 15 years in lower levels of the league pyramid. Hertha made only a cameo appearance in the league and immediately dropped back to the 2nd Bundesliga.

Stadiums and locations

Promotees SpVgg Greuther Fürth expanded the capacity of their Trolli Arena to 18,000 spectators in order to guarantee all matches of the campaign being played at their own ground. Bayern Munich also expanded the capacity of their Allianz Arena by 2,000 people; the new total capacity for the ground is 71,000 spectators.

Team Location Stadium Capacity
FC Augsburg Augsburg SGL arena 30,660
Bayer Leverkusen Leverkusen BayArena 30,210
Bayern Munich Munich Allianz Arena 71,000
Borussia Dortmund Dortmund Westfalenstadion 80,645
Borussia Mönchengladbach Mönchengladbach Borussia-Park 54,010
Eintracht Frankfurt Frankfurt Commerzbank-Arena 51,500
Fortuna Düsseldorf Düsseldorf Esprit Arena 54,600
SC Freiburg Freiburg Dreisamstadion 24,000
SpVgg Greuther Fürth Fürth Trolli Arena 18,000
Hamburger SV Hamburg Volksparkstadion 57,000
Hannover 96 Hanover AWD-Arena 49,000
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Sinsheim Rhein-Neckar Arena 30,150
1. FSV Mainz 05 Mainz Coface Arena 34,000
1. FC Nuremberg Nuremberg Frankenstadion 50,000
FC Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen Veltins-Arena 61,673
VfB Stuttgart Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Arena 60,300
SV Werder Bremen Bremen Weserstadion 42,100
VfL Wolfsburg Wolfsburg Volkswagen Arena 30,000

Personnel and kits

Borussia Dortmund changed their kit suppliers from Kappa to Puma, signing a contract through the 2019–20 season with the German sports brand. Furthermore, a couple of shirt sponsoring contracts were not renewed. VfB Stuttgart replaced the Gazi brand of dairy product company garmo with the banking section of automobile company Mercedes-Benz as their new shirt sponsors, and Fortuna Düsseldorf changed from home retail chain Bauhaus to discount phone company o.tel.o.

Three further clubs finalized new sponsoring contracts shortly before the first matches were played. Fraport chose not to renew their contract with Eintracht Frankfurt; the Hessian club announced a deal with brewery Krombacher at the end of July. Elsewhere, the agreements between 1. FC Nuremberg and Areva and between Werder Bremen and Targobank expired. Werder announced their new main sponsor to be poultry giant Wiesenhof in early August 2012, despite prolonged protests due to the company's suspected animal abuse. Finally, Nuremberg agreed to a multi-year contract with clothing retailers NKD just days before the start of the season.

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
FC Augsburg Germany Weinzierl, MarkusMarkus Weinzierl Netherlands Verhaegh, PaulPaul Verhaegh Jako AL-KO
Bayer Leverkusen Flag of Finland Hyypiä, SamiSami Hyypiä
Germany Lewandowski, SaschaSascha Lewandowski
Germany Rolfes, SimonSimon Rolfes adidas SunPower
Bayern Munich Germany Heynckes, JuppJupp Heynckes Germany Lahm, PhilippPhilipp Lahm adidas T-Mobile
Borussia Dortmund Germany Klopp, JürgenJürgen Klopp Germany Kehl, SebastianSebastian Kehl Puma Evonik
Borussia Mönchengladbach Switzerland Favre, LucienLucien Favre Belgium Daems, FilipFilip Daems Lotto Postbank
Eintracht Frankfurt Germany Veh, ArminArmin Veh Switzerland Schwegler, PirminPirmin Schwegler Jako Krombacher
Fortuna Düsseldorf Germany Meier, NorbertNorbert Meier Germany Lambertz, AndreasAndreas Lambertz Puma o.tel.o
SC Freiburg Germany Streich, ChristianChristian Streich Germany Schuster, JulianJulian Schuster Nike Ehrmann
SpVgg Greuther Fürth Germany Kramer, FrankFrank Kramer Flag of Albania Mavraj, MërgimMërgim Mavraj Jako Ergo Direkt Versicherungen
Hamburger SV Germany Fink, ThorstenThorsten Fink Netherlands Vaart, Rafael van derRafael van der Vaart adidas Emirates
Hannover 96 Germany Slomka, MirkoMirko Slomka Flag of the United States Cherundolo, SteveSteve Cherundolo Jako TUI
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Germany Gisdol, MarkusMarkus Gisdol Germany Beck, AndreasAndreas Beck Puma Suntech
1. FSV Mainz 05 Germany Tuchel, ThomasThomas Tuchel Flag of Macedonia Noveski, NikolčeNikolče Noveski Nike Entega
1. FC Nuremberg Germany Wiesinger, MichaelMichael Wiesinger Germany Schäfer, RaphaelRaphael Schäfer adidas NKD
FC Schalke 04 Germany Keller, JensJens Keller (caretaker) Germany Höwedes, BenediktBenedikt Höwedes adidas Gazprom
VfB Stuttgart Germany Labbadia, BrunoBruno Labbadia Germany Tasci, SerdarSerdar Tasci Puma Mercedes-Benz Bank
SV Werder Bremen Germany Rolff, WolfgangWolfgang Rolff (caretaker) Germany Fritz, ClemensClemens Fritz Nike Wiesenhof (PHW-Gruppe)
VfL Wolfsburg Germany Hecking, DieterDieter Hecking Switzerland Benaglio, DiegoDiego Benaglio adidas Volkswagen

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
FC Augsburg Netherlands Jos Luhukay Resigned 5 May 2012 Pre-season Germany Markus Weinzierl 17 May 2012
VfL Wolfsburg Germany Felix Magath Mutual consent 25 October 2012 18th Germany Dieter Hecking 22 December 2012
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Germany Markus Babbel Sacked 3 December 2012 16th Germany Marco Kurz 1 January 2013
Schalke 04 Netherlands Huub Stevens Sacked 16 December 2012 7th Germany Jens Keller 16 December 2012
1. FC Nuremberg Germany Dieter Hecking Signed by VfL Wolfsburg 22 December 2012 14th Germany Michael Wiesinger 24 December 2012
Greuther Fürth Germany Mike Büskens Sacked 20 February 2013 18th Germany Frank Kramer 11 March 2013
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Germany Marco Kurz Sacked 2 April 2013 17th Germany Markus Gisdol 2 April 2013
Werder Bremen Germany Thomas Schaaf Mutual consent 15 May 2013 14th Germany Wolfgang Rolff 15 May 2013

League table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Bayern Munich (C) 34 29 4 1 98 18 +80 91 2013–14 UEFA Champions League group stage
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 19 9 6 81 42 +39 66
3 Bayer Leverkusen 34 19 8 7 65 39 +26 65
4 Schalke 04 34 16 7 11 58 50 +8 55 2013–14 UEFA Champions League play-off round
5 SC Freiburg 34 14 9 11 45 40 +5 51 2013–14 UEFA Europa League group stage
6 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 14 9 11 49 46 +3 51 2013–14 UEFA Europa League play-off round
7 Hamburger SV 34 14 6 14 42 53 −11 48
8 Borussia Mönchengladbach 34 12 11 11 45 49 −4 47
9 Hannover 96 34 13 6 15 60 62 −2 45
10 1. FC Nuremberg 34 11 11 12 39 47 −8 44
11 VfL Wolfsburg 34 10 13 11 47 52 −5 43
12 VfB Stuttgart 34 12 7 15 37 55 −18 43 2013–14 UEFA Europa League third qualifying roundNote
13 FSV Mainz 05 34 10 12 12 42 44 −2 42
14 Werder Bremen 34 8 10 16 50 66 −16 34
15 FC Augsburg 34 8 9 17 33 51 −18 33
16 1899 Hoffenheim (O) 34 8 7 19 42 67 −25 31 Qualification to the relegation play-offs
17 Fortuna Düsseldorf (R) 34 7 9 18 39 57 −18 30 Relegation to 2013–14 2. Bundesliga
18 SpVgg Greuther Fürth (R) 34 4 9 21 26 60 −34 21

Source: Bundesliga.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. VfB Stuttgart qualified for the Europa League by playing Champions League-qualified Bayern Munich in the 2012–13 DFB-Pokal final. Since they lost, they will enter the third qualifying round, and the fifth- and sixth-placed team of the 2012–13 Bundesliga will enter the group stage and play-off round respectively.

Positions by round

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for matchday 13, but then postponed and played between days 16 and 17, it will be added to the standings for day 16.

Team \ Round 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
Bayern Munich 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Borussia Dortmund 3 6 5 4 6 3 4 4 4 5 4 4 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Bayer Leverkusen 13 9 12 13 8 7 6 5 5 4 5 5 5 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Schalke 04 8 4 4 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 4 4 5 7 5 6 6 10 9 9 6 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
SC Freiburg 11 14 8 8 12 14 11 7 12 12 11 10 6 10 12 9 5 6 8 8 5 5 5 5 8 9 7 5 5 5 6 6 5 5
Eintracht Frankfurt 5 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 5 6 6 6 5 5 6 6
Hamburger SV 15 15 17 15 14 10 8 10 7 9 10 9 10 8 9 7 10 9 9 9 7 6 6 7 6 8 9 11 8 8 8 7 7 7
Borussia Mönchengladbach 4 8 9 9 10 13 10 13 9 11 8 11 11 9 10 8 8 8 7 7 8 10 10 9 9 7 8 7 7 7 7 8 8 8
Hannover 96 9 3 3 3 3 5 5 6 10 6 6 6 8 6 11 10 11 11 10 10 9 8 7 10 10 10 10 9 10 11 9 9 9 9
1. FC Nürnberg 6 7 6 6 9 12 14 15 15 14 15 15 15 13 14 13 14 15 15 14 13 14 14 13 11 11 11 10 11 12 13 13 13 10
VfL Wolfsburg 7 12 10 10 13 16 17 18 16 16 16 13 13 15 15 14 15 13 13 15 12 15 15 15 12 13 12 12 12 13 11 11 10 11
VfB Stuttgart 16 18 16 17 17 15 15 12 8 10 12 12 12 11 7 6 9 10 11 12 14 12 11 11 14 12 13 13 13 10 12 12 11 12
FSV Mainz 05 10 13 14 12 15 11 9 8 6 8 7 8 9 7 6 11 6 7 5 5 6 7 8 8 7 6 6 8 9 9 10 10 12 13
Werder Bremen 14 10 11 11 7 8 13 9 11 7 9 7 7 12 8 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 12 14 13 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14
FC Augsburg 17 16 15 18 18 18 16 16 17 18 18 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 16 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15
1899 Hoffenheim 12 17 18 16 11 9 12 14 14 13 13 14 16 16 16 16 16 16 17 16 16 16 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 16
Fortuna Düsseldorf 2 5 7 7 5 6 7 11 13 15 14 16 14 14 13 15 13 14 14 13 15 13 13 12 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 17
SpVgg Greuther Fürth 18 11 13 14 16 17 18 17 18 17 17 17 17 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18

Source: kicker.de

Leader
2013–14 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2013–14 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
2013–14 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
2013–14 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
Qualification to relegation playoffs
Relegation to 2013–14 2. Fußball-Bundesliga

Results

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FC Augsburg 1–3 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 3–0 3–1 0–0
Bayer Leverkusen 2–1 1–2 2–3 1–1 3–1 3–2 2–0 2–0 3–0 3–1 5–0 2–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–1
Bayern Munich 3–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–2 1–0 2–0 9–2 5–0 2–0 3–1 4–0 4–0 6–1 6–1 3–0
Borussia Dortmund 4–2 3–0 1–1 5–0 3–0 1–1 5–1 3–1 1–4 3–1 1–2 2–0 3–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 2–3
Borussia Mönchengladbach 1–0 3–3 3–4 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–3 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–0
Eintracht Frankfurt 4–2 2–1 0–1 3–3 0–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 3–2 3–1 2–1 1–3 0–0 1–0 1–2 4–1 2–2
Fortuna Düsseldorf 2–3 1–4 0–5 1–2 0–0 4–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 3–1 2–2 1–4
SC Freiburg 2–0 0–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–1 5–3 1–1 3–0 1–2 3–0 1–2 2–5
SpVgg Greuther Fürth 1–1 0–0 0–3 1–6 2–4 2–3 0–2 1–2 0–1 2–3 0–3 0–3 0–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–1
Hamburger SV 0–1 0–1 0–3 3–2 1–0 0–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 3–1 0–1 3–2 1–1
Hannover 96 2–0 3–2 1–6 1–1 2–3 0–0 3–0 1–2 2–0 5–1 1–0 2–2 4–1 2–2 0–0 3–2 2–1
1899 Hoffenheim 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–3 0–0 0–4 3–0 2–1 3–3 1–4 3–1 0–0 2–1 3–2 0–1 1–4 1–3
FSV Mainz 05 2–0 1–0 0–3 1–2 2–4 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 3–0 2–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1
1. FC Nürnberg 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 4–2 2–1 3–0 0–2 3–2 1–0
Schalke 04 3–1 2–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–3 1–2 4–1 5–4 3–0 3–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 3–0
VfB Stuttgart 2–1 2–2 0–2 1–2 2–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 0–2 0–1 2–4 0–3 2–2 1–1 3–1 1–4 0–1
Werder Bremen 0–1 1–4 0–2 0–5 4–0 1–1 2–1 2–3 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–3
VfL Wolfsburg 1–1 3–1 0–2 3–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–2 2–2 1–4 2–0 1–1
Source: Bundesliga.de
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-offs

1899 Hoffenheim as 16th-placed team faced 3rd-placed 2012–13 2. Bundesliga side 1. FC Kaiserslautern in a two-legged play-off.

23 May 2013 (2013-05-23)
20:30 CEST
1899 Hoffenheim 3–1 1. FC Kaiserslautern Rhein-Neckar Arena, Sinsheim
Attendance: 30,135
Referee: Felix Brych (Munich)
Firmino Soccerball 11'29'
Schipplock Soccerball 67'
Report Idrissou Soccerball 58'

27 May 2013 (2013-05-27)
20:30 CEST
1. FC Kaiserslautern 1–2 1899 Hoffenheim Fritz-Walter-Stadion, Kaiserslautern
Attendance: 49,780
Referee: Florian Meyer (Burgdorf)
Baumjohann Soccerball 65' Report Abraham Soccerball 44'
Vestergaard Soccerball 74'

1899 Hoffenheim won 5–2 on aggregate and retained its Fußball-Bundesliga spot for the 2013–14 season.

Season statistics

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Germany Stefan Kießling Bayer Leverkusen 25
2 Flag of Poland Robert Lewandowski Borussia Dortmund 24
3 Germany Alexander Meier Eintracht Frankfurt 16
4 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Vedad Ibišević VfB Stuttgart 15
Croatia Mario Mandžukić Bayern Munich 15
6 Germany Marco Reus Borussia Dortmund 14
7 Germany Thomas Müller Bayern Munich 13
Flag of Hungary Ádám Szalai 1. FSV Mainz 05 13
9 Flag of Senegal.svg Mame Biram Diouf Hannover 96 12
Latvia Artjoms Rudņevs Hamburger SV 12
South Korea Son Heung-Min Hamburger SV 12

Top assists

Rank Player Club Assists
1 Flag of France Franck Ribéry Bayern Munich 15
2 Flag of Poland Jakub Błaszczykowski Borussia Dortmund 12
3 Flag of Hungary Szabolcs Huszti Hannover 96 11
Flag of Japan Hiroshi Kiyotake 1. FC Nuremberg 11
Germany Philipp Lahm Bayern München 11
Germany Thomas Müller Bayern München 11

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date
Flag of Hungary Szalai, ÁdámÁdám Szalai 1. FSV Mainz 05 1899 Hoffenheim 3–0 27 October 2012
Flag of Austria Arnautović, MarkoMarko Arnautović Werder Bremen 1899 Hoffenheim 4–1 2 December 2012
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Ibišević, VedadVedad Ibišević VfB Stuttgart Schalke 04 3–1 8 December 2012
Germany Reus, MarcoMarco Reus Borussia Dortmund Eintracht Frankfurt 3–0 16 February 2013
Flag of Peru Pizarro, ClaudioClaudio Pizarro4 Bayern Munich Hamburger SV 9–2 30 March 2013
Netherlands Huntelaar, Klaas-JanKlaas-Jan Huntelaar Schalke 04 Hamburger SV 4–1 28 April 2013
Flag of Sweden Good one Hrgota, BranimirBranimir Hrgota Borussia Mönchengladbach 1. FSV Mainz 05 4–2 11 May 2013
  • 4 Player scored 4 goals

Number of teams by state

State Number of teams Teams
1 North Rhine-Westphalia5Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Fortuna Düsseldorf and Schalke 04
2 Bavaria41. FC Nuremberg, Bayern Munich, FC Augsburg, and SpVgg Greuther Fürth
3 Baden-Württemberg31899 Hoffenheim, SC Freiburg and VfB Stuttgart
4 Lower Saxony2Hannover 96 and VfL Wolfsburg
5 Bremen1Werder Bremen
Hamburg1Hamburger SV
Hesse1Eintracht Frankfurt
Rhineland-Palatinate1Mainz 05

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