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1967–68 Bundesliga

5th season of the Bundesliga

Bundesliga
Season1967–68
Dates18 August 1967 – 28 May 1968
Champions1. FC Nürnberg
1st Bundesliga title
9th German title
RelegatedBorussia Neunkirchen
Karlsruher SC
European Cup1. FC Nürnberg
Cup Winners' Cup1. FC Köln
Goals scored993
Average goals/game3.25
Top goalscorerJohannes Löhr (27)
Biggest home winM'gladbach 10–0 Neunkirchen (4 November 1967)
Biggest away winM'gladbach 1–6 Schalke (6 January 1968)
Neunkirchen 0–5 VfB Stuttgart (18 May 1968)
Highest scoringM'gladbach 10–0 Neunkirchen (10 goals) (4 November 1967)
M'gladbach 8–2 1. FC Kaiserslautern (10 goals) (9 September 1967)
Nürnberg 7–3 FC Bayern (10 goals) (2 December 1967)

The 1967–68 Bundesliga was the fifth season of the Bundesliga, West Germany's premier football league. It began on 18 August 1967[1] and ended on 28 May 1968.[2] Eintracht Braunschweig were the defending champions.

1967–68 Bundesliga Intro articles: 3

Competition modus

Every team played two games against each other team, one at home and one away. Teams received two points for a win and one point for a draw. If two or more teams were tied on points, places were determined by goal average. The team with the most points were crowned champions while the two teams with the fewest points were relegated to their respective Regionalliga divisions.

Overview of "Goal average" article

Team changes to 1966–67

Fortuna Düsseldorf and Rot-Weiss Essen were relegated to the Regionalliga after finishing in the last two places. They were replaced by Alemannia Aachen and Borussia Neunkirchen, who won their respective promotion play-off groups.

1967–68 Bundesliga Team changes to 1966–67 articles: 4

Season overview

The 1967–68 season began with an innovation: it was now permissible for teams to substitute out one player per match. Although such a move was only permitted in case of an injury, it was soon used by the coaches for tactical changes as well.

The title was won by 1. FC Nürnberg. The team, led by head coach Max Merkel, consistently collected points and were seven points clear after half the season played. Even a slight collapse near the end of the season could not jeopardize the first Nürnberg Bundesliga title, which also was a record ninth German championship overall for the club.

In European competitions, the European Cup Winners' Cup saw both West German teams advance into the semi-finals. It needed Italian club Milan to prevent a title hat-trick for Bundesliga sides, eliminating title holders Bayern Munich 2–0 on aggregate before beating Hamburger SV, who were the fourth West German team in the final in four consecutive years, at Rotterdam's Feijenoord Stadion by the same score. Hamburg had reached the final by beating Welsh side Cardiff City 4–3 on aggregate. The achievement eased the disappointment on another lackluster season by the club from North Germany, who finished its campaign only in 13th place.

The bottom side of the table saw an early decision in the relegation race. Borussia Neunkirchen and Karlsruher SC were demoted to the Regionalliga with four matchdays to play. Both teams clearly lacked quality players on both sides of the pitch, as they provided the poorest attacks and defences of all clubs.

1967–68 Bundesliga Season overview articles: 11

Team overview

Club Ground[3] Capacity[3]
Alemannia Aachen Tivoli 30,000
Eintracht Braunschweig Eintracht-Stadion 38,000
Werder Bremen Weserstadion 32,000
Borussia Dortmund Stadion Rote Erde 30,000
MSV Duisburg Wedaustadion 38,500
Eintracht Frankfurt Waldstadion 87,000
Hamburger SV Volksparkstadion 80,000
Hannover 96 Niedersachsenstadion 86,000
1. FC Kaiserslautern Stadion Betzenberg 42,000
Karlsruher SC Wildparkstadion 50,000
1. FC Köln Müngersdorfer Stadion 76,000
Borussia Mönchengladbach Bökelbergstadion 34,500
1860 Munich Stadion an der Grünwalder Straße 44,300
Bayern Munich Stadion an der Grünwalder Straße 44,300
Borussia Neunkirchen Ellenfeld 32,000
1. FC Nürnberg Städtisches Stadion 64,238
Schalke 04 Glückauf-Kampfbahn 35,000
VfB Stuttgart Neckarstadion 53,000

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification or relegation
1 1. FC Nürnberg (C) 34 19 9 6 71 37 1.919 47 Qualification to European Cup first round
2 Werder Bremen 34 18 8 8 68 51 1.333 44
3 Borussia Mönchengladbach 34 15 12 7 77 45 1.711 42
4 1. FC Köln 34 17 4 13 68 52 1.308 38 Qualification to Cup Winners' Cup first round
5 Bayern Munich 34 16 6 12 68 58 1.172 38
6 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 15 8 11 58 51 1.137 38 Qualification to Inter-Cities Fairs Cup first round
7 MSV Duisburg 34 13 10 11 69 58 1.190 36
8 VfB Stuttgart 34 14 7 13 65 54 1.204 35
9 Eintracht Braunschweig 34 15 5 14 37 39 0.949 35
10 Hannover 96 34 12 10 12 48 52 0.923 34 Qualification to Inter-Cities Fairs Cup first round
11 Alemannia Aachen 34 13 8 13 52 66 0.788 34
12 1860 Munich 34 11 11 12 55 39 1.410 33 Qualification to Inter-Cities Fairs Cup first round
13 Hamburger SV 34 11 11 12 51 54 0.944 33
14 Borussia Dortmund 34 12 7 15 60 59 1.017 31
15 Schalke 04 34 11 8 15 42 48 0.875 30
16 1. FC Kaiserslautern 34 8 12 14 39 67 0.582 28
17 Borussia Neunkirchen (R) 34 7 5 22 33 93 0.355 19 Relegation to Regionalliga
18 Karlsruher SC (R) 34 6 5 23 32 70 0.457 17
Source: www.dfb.de
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal ratio.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Results

Home \ Away AAC EBS SVW BVB DUI SGE HSV H96 FCK KSC KOE BMG M60 FCB BNE FCN S04 VFB
Alemannia Aachen 2–1 1–1 3–0 4–4 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–1 4–2 0–0 3–3 0–4 5–1 2–0 2–1 3–2
Eintracht Braunschweig 2–0 0–3 2–0 3–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–0 4–2 0–3 1–0 2–1
Werder Bremen 0–1 3–2 2–1 3–3 2–0 1–4 1–0 2–1 6–1 3–1 0–4 2–2 4–1 2–1 0–4 2–0 3–1
Borussia Dortmund 1–0 0–1 1–1 4–3 2–1 2–2 3–1 4–0 5–0 2–0 3–1 0–0 6–3 6–0 1–2 2–1 2–1
MSV Duisburg 3–0 2–3 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–2 1–2 7–0 2–1 3–2 2–2 2–1 3–3 3–1 2–0 1–1 3–3
Eintracht Frankfurt 1–1 2–0 5–3 4–1 3–2 1–1 3–0 5–2 2–0 1–2 3–1 2–1 2–3 4–1 1–2 2–2 4–0
Hamburger SV 5–1 0–0 2–1 3–2 1–3 0–1 2–3 1–1 0–0 3–1 2–3 2–2 2–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–1
Hannover 96 1–1 1–1 4–2 2–2 2–2 2–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–1
1. FC Kaiserslautern 1–0 2–2 2–2 2–2 0–1 1–1 3–3 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–0
Karlsruher SC 2–4 1–2 1–2 2–0 0–2 0–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 0–1 3–2 0–3 0–2 5–1 1–1 1–0 1–4
1. FC Köln 3–1 1–0 1–4 3–0 3–0 5–1 2–1 2–1 5–0 4–0 2–5 1–0 3–3 2–1 3–3 7–0 2–2
Borussia Mönchengladbach 3–0 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 4–1 5–1 8–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 10–0 1–1 1–6 1–1
1860 Munich 6–0 1–0 1–3 3–0 0–1 5–0 0–1 3–1 0–3 3–0 0–1 0–0 3–2 5–0 1–2 1–2 3–3
Bayern Munich 4–1 3–0 2–3 2–0 0–4 3–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 3–0 0–3 3–1 2–2 4–0 0–2 2–0 3–1
Borussia Neunkirchen 0–1 1–2 0–0 3–2 2–1 2–2 0–3 3–1 2–1 3–2 2–1 0–3 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–5 0–5
1. FC Nürnberg 4–1 3–1 0–0 2–1 4–1 0–2 4–0 2–1 4–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 7–3 3–0 2–3 5–1
Schalke 04 2–1 0–2 0–2 1–0 0–3 0–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 3–4 0–0 0–1 2–0 0–0 2–1
VfB Stuttgart 4–1 0–0 0–3 4–1 3–0 4–0 4–1 2–0 0–1 3–2 2–0 1–3 2–1 3–0 2–1[a] 1–1 2–0
Source: DFB
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The VfB Stuttgart v Borussia Neunkirchen match from 2 December 1967 was suspended after 55 minutes and a score of 0–0 due to poor visibility caused by heavy fog. The replay took place on 16 December 1967 and finished with a score of 2–1.[4]

Top goalscorers

27 goals
25 goals
19 goals
18 goals
17 goals
16 goals

Champion squad

1. FC Nürnberg
Goalkeepers: Roland Wabra (34); Gyula Toth (1).

Defenders: Horst Leupold (34 / 1); Ferdinand Wenauer (34); Ludwig Müller (33 / 1); Fritz Popp (32); Helmut Hilpert (4).
Midfielders: Karl-Heinz Ferschl (32 / 4); Heinz Müller (29 / 2); August Starek (24 / 5).
Forwards: Franz Brungs (34 / 25); Heinz Strehl (33 / 18); Georg Volkert (33 / 9); Zvezdan Čebinac (33 / 3); Hubert Schöll (3).
(league appearances and goals listed in brackets)

Manager: Max Merkel .

On the roster but have not played in a league game: Adolf Ruff; Ewald Schäffner; Horst Blankenburg; Claus-Jürgen Braun; Manfred Ebenhöh; Wulf-Ingo Usbeck.

1967–68 Bundesliga Team overview articles: 16

See also

References

  1. ^ "Schedule Round 1". DFB.
  2. ^ "Archive 1967/1968 Round 34". DFB.
  3. ^ a b Grüne, Hardy (2001). Enzyklopädie des deutschen Ligafußballs, Band 7: Vereinslexikon (in German). Kassel: AGON Sportverlag. ISBN 3-89784-147-9.
  4. ^ "VfB Stuttgart – Borussia Neunkirchen 0:0, 1. Bundesliga, Saison 1967/68, 16. Spieltag" [VfB Stuttgart – Borussia Neunkirchen 0–0, 1. Bundesliga, 1967–68 season, matchday 16]. kicker.de (in German). kicker-sportmagazin. Retrieved 31 March 2018.

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