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Fußball-Bundesliga
Season 1998–99
Champions FC Bayern Munich
14th Bundesliga title
15th German title
Relegated 1. FC Nuremberg
VfL Bochum
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Champions League FC Bayern Munich
Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Hertha BSC Berlin
Borussia Dortmund
UEFA Cup 1. FC Kaiserslautern
VfL Wolfsburg
SV Werder Bremen (domestic cup winners)
Intertoto Cup Hamburger SV
MSV Duisburg
Goals scored 847
Average goals/game 2.77
Top goalscorer Michael Preetz (23)
Biggest home win Wolfsburg 7-1 M'gladbach (7 November 1998)
Biggest away win M'gladbach 2-8 Leverkusen (30 October 1998)
Highest scoring M'gladbach 2-8 Leverkusen (10 goals) (30 October 1998)

Fußball-Bundesliga 1998–99 was the 36th season of the Fußball-Bundesliga, Germany's premier football league. It began on 14 August 1998[1] and ended on 29 May 1999.[2] 1. FC Kaiserslautern were the defending champions.

Contents

Competition modus

Every team played two games against each other team, one at home and one away. Teams received three points for a win and one point for a draw. If two or more teams were tied on points, places were determined by goal difference and, if still tied, by goals scored. The team with the most points were crowned champions while the three teams with the least points were relegated to 2. Fußball-Bundesliga.

Team changes to 1997–98

Karlsruher SC, 1. FC Köln and Arminia Bielefeld were relegated to the 2. Bundesliga after finishing in the last three places. They were replaced by Eintracht Frankfurt, SC Freiburg and 1. FC Nuremberg.

Season overview

Team overview

Club Ground[3] Capacity[3]
Hertha BSC Berlin Olympiastadion 76,000
VfL Bochum Ruhrstadion 36,344
SV Werder Bremen Weserstadion 36,000
Borussia Dortmund Westfalenstadion 68,600
MSV Duisburg Wedaustadion 30,128
Eintracht Frankfurt Waldstadion 62,000
SC Freiburg Dreisamstadion 22,500
Hamburger SV Volksparkstadion 62,000
1. FC Kaiserslautern Fritz-Walter-Stadion 38,500
Bayer 04 Leverkusen BayArena 22,500
Borussia Mönchengladbach Bökelbergstadion 34,500
TSV 1860 Munich Olympiastadion 63,000
FC Bayern Munich Olympiastadion 63,000
1. FC Nuremberg Frankenstadion 44,700
F.C. Hansa Rostock Ostseestadion 25,850
FC Schalke 04 Parkstadion 70,000
VfB Stuttgart Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion 53,700
VfL Wolfsburg VfL-Stadion am Elsterweg 21,600

League table

P
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Bayern Munich (C) 34 24 6 4 76 28 +48 78 UEFA Champions League 1999–2000 Group stage
2 Bayer Leverkusen 34 17 12 5 61 30 +31 63
3 Hertha BSC 34 18 8 8 59 32 +27 62 UEFA Champions League 1999–2000 Third qualifying round
4 Borussia Dortmund 34 16 9 9 48 34 +14 57
5 Kaiserslautern 34 17 6 11 51 47 +4 57 UEFA Cup 1999–2000 First round
6 Wolfsburg 34 15 10 9 54 49 +5 55
7 Hamburg 34 13 11 10 47 46 +1 50 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1999 Third round
8 Duisburg 34 13 10 11 48 45 +3 49 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1999 Second round
9 1860 Munich 34 11 8 15 49 56 −7 41
10 Schalke 04 34 10 11 13 41 54 −13 41
11 Stuttgart 34 9 12 13 41 48 −7 39
12 Freiburg 34 10 9 15 36 44 −8 39
13 Werder Bremen 34 10 8 16 41 47 −6 38 UEFA Cup 1999–2000 First round 1
14 Hansa Rostock 34 9 11 14 49 58 −9 38
15 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 9 10 15 44 54 −10 37
16 Nuremberg  (R) 34 7 16 11 40 50 −10 37 2. Fußball-Bundesliga
17 Bochum  (R) 34 7 8 19 40 65 −25 29
18 Mönchengladbach  (R) 34 4 9 21 41 79 −38 21

Source: www.dfb.de
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored.
1Werder Bremen won the DFB-Pokal (domestic cup) and thus qualified for the UEFA Cup.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (Q) = Qualified to respective phase of tournament; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Results

Top goalscorers

23 goals
19 goals
14 goals
13 goals
12 goals

Champion Squad

1. FC Bayern Munich

Goalkeepers: Oliver Kahn (30); Bernd Dreher (4); Sven Scheuer (3).
Defenders: Markus Babbel (27 / 1); Thomas Linke (27 / 1); Lothar Matthäus (25 / 1); Thomas Helmer (21 / 2); Bixente Lizarazu France (19 / 2); Samuel Kuffour Ghana (15).
Midfielders: Stefan Effenberg (31 / 8); Hasan Salihamidžić Bosnia and Herzegovina (30 / 3); Jens Jeremies (30 / 1); Thorsten Fink (28); Mario Basler (27 / 5); Thomas Strunz (24 / 4); Michael Tarnat (20 / 1); Mehmet Scholl (13 / 4); Nils-Eric Johansson Sweden (2); David Jarolím Czech Republic (1).
Forwards: Carsten Jancker (26 / 13); Alexander Zickler (26 / 7); Ali Daei Iran (23 / 6); Élber Giovane Brazil (21 / 13); Alexander Bugera (2); Berkant Göktan Turkey (1).
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

Manager: Ottmar Hitzfeld.

On the roster but have not played in a league game: none.

Transferred out during the season: Alexander Bugera (on loan to MSV Duisburg); Berkant Göktan Turkey (on loan to Borussia Mönchengladbach).

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ "Schedule Round 1". DFB. http://www.dfb.de/index.php?id=321221.  
  2. ^ "Archive 1998/1999 Round 34". DFB. http://www.dfb.de/index.php?id=321583.  
  3. ^ a b Grüne, Hardy (2001) (in German). Enzyklopädie des deutschen Ligafußballs, Band 7: Vereinslexikon. Kassel: AGON Sportverlag. ISBN 3-89784-147-9.  
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