In 1963 the Bundesliga started its success story. Almost 59 years later, a special anniversary is on the program: The 32nd matchday is also the 2000. The BL history.

And the upper house looks back on many superlatives and records. We present a selection here that goes beyond the well -known records.

the youngest and the oldest starting element of a match day

The lowest average age of the starting positions of all Bundesliga clubs was on matchday 5 of the 1963/64 season at just 25.1 years. The highest age average was on matchday 25 of the 1999/00 season. At that time, the starting players were 28.6 years old.

Matchday with the most Bundesliga debuts

In addition to the 1st matchday of the 1963/64 Premiere season (176 BL-debuts), the most debuts on matchday 1 of the 1991/92 season with a total of 55 debutants. This value is not surprising, since it was the first season after the German reunification, in which the Bundesliga started the only time with 20 teams. Outside a first match day, most debutants were on the 2nd and 5th matchday of the 1963/64 season and on the 18th matchday of the 2007/08 season (17 each). After a long winter break from December 16, 2007 to February 1, 2008, the Bundesliga clubs went into the race with numerous newly obliged professionals, as the winter transfer window closed the day before the second half of the season.

game day on which there are most frequently championship decisions

Most often, championships are actually decided on the 34th matchday – a total of 23 times. In addition, there are two more championship decisions on the last matchday in season with more or less than 34 match days: 1964/65 (30 game days) and 1991/92 (38 game days). In the last twelve seasons, on the other hand, the champions were only determined once after the 34th matchday: 2018/19. During this time, the shell was most frequently awarded after the 32nd (four times) and otherwise each day from the 27th.

the scarce championship decisions

In theory, the championship was still possible for four teams on the 34th matchday of the 2008/09 season; That never existed before and afterwards. However, Wolfsburg (66 points) would have had to lose on the last day of the match so that Bavaria or Stuttgart could have passed with a win (the teams met and each had 64 points). Theoretically, Hertha could have been master – but the Berliners not only had to hope for a tie between Bavaria and Stuttgart and a defeat of Wolfsburg, but also to win them themselves and to catch up on Wolfsburg 24 goals. In the end, Wolfsburg and coach Felix Magath took the race.

Real crime novels were also the 34th game days of the 1991/92 and 2001/02 seasons. Three teams each dreamed of the title. Shortly after reunification, Eintracht Frankfurt, VfB Stuttgart and Borussia Dortmund went with 50:24 points on the last matchday, the Swabians cheered thanks to Guido Buchwald and the better goal difference compared to BVB. Ten years later, the Borussians held up the shell with Matthias Sammer on the bench when the coach with Ewerthon proved the golden hand.

the closest relegation decisions

Once so far, it has occurred in Bundesliga history that six of the 18 teams were still in the relegation battle on match day 34: in the 1987/88 season. While the two direct relegated Homburg and Schalke were already clear, six other teams were in the raffle for the relegation place, even if the relegation of Uerdingen and Dortmunds was very unlikely because of the good goal difference. In addition to the Krefeld and BVB, SV Waldhof, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe and Bochum were also at risk. In theory, the descent would have been possible to relegate each of these teams, as there was not a single direct descent duel. In the end it caught the Mannheimers, who then saved themselves in three (!) Relegation games against Darmstadt.

The most dramatic crash made the 1. FC Nürnberg, who completed it in the 1998/99 season, to slide from 12th to a direct relegation z1. Jörg Berger as the rescuer of the Frankfurter Titanic made it possible, the FCN was once again able to feel like a “fool” and helped a radio reporter to cult status: “Hello, here is Nuremberg, we’ll get in touch with the abyss.”

game days with the highest results

Matchday with the highest Bundesliga victory: 34. The season 1977/78 – Borussia Mönchengladbach wins with 12: 0 against Borussia Dortmund.

matchday with the highest away win: 27. The 1965/66 season: The Meidericher SV (today MSV Duisburg) wins 9-0 at Tasmania Berlin.

Matchday with the “highest” draw: twice has so far been a 5: 5 in the Bundesliga – on match day 6 1973/74 between FC Schalke and FC Bayern and on matchday 13 1974/75 between Eintracht Frankfurt
and VfB Stuttgart.

# Topic archive

the Bundesliga before the 2000th matchday

on the subject
* In the Bundesliga, the 2000th round in the upper house is scheduled for the 32nd matchday 2021/22.
* Special features from almost 60 years of the Bundesliga can be found in this themed archive
* #### only measly four guest goals: there were never more home victories in the Bundesliga
* #### 17 five packs and a six-pack: The most hungry professionals of BL history