The Bundesliga 2010/11: Facts and Figures

5 Jun

So the summer is here, and club football is over. At least it is until the fixture list comes out (June 21st), the 2.Bundesliga returns (15th July), the Supercup raises the curtain (23rd July) and Borussia Dortmund officially kicks off the 49th chapter of Germany’s top professional league (5th August). ‘Till then, with Manuel Neuer’s transfer saga already wrapped up, all we’ve got to keep us busy are relics from the season just gone. With that in mind, here’s a list of my top stats from the 2010/11 season. The list is by no means exhaustive and any additional suggestions are welcome…

Attendance

13,054,974 people passed the gates of Bundesliga grounds this season. A new record with an average of 42,663 per game.

169 Bundesliga games sold out this season. That’s 55.2%, and up from 135 the season before.

Wolfsburg were the least attractive game for fans this season with an average of only 40,957 people going to see their away games. St. Pauli were the biggest home draw with 44,945.

Bayern Munich extended their home league sell-out streak to 75 games. The last time they failed to sell out was against VfL Bochum in January 2007.

Performance

Borussia Dortmund’s 23 wins is the best since Bayern Munich notched up 24 in the 2004/05 season.

Bayer Leverkusen picked up 36 away points – the best since Hamburg in 2005/06 (36 points with a slightly better goal difference).

Mainz 05 put seven wins together from the start of the season. Only two sides have done this previously – Bayern (2001/02) and Kaiserslautern (1995/96) – and on all three occasions, Borussia Dortmund have gone onto win the league.

Goals

Mario Gomez’s tally of 28 goals is the best tally by a German since Karl-Heinz Rummenigge scored 29 in 1980/81.

Bayern Munich’s 81 goals was the highest tally since they scored 83 in 1987/88. They didn’t win the league that season either.

The Bundesliga saw 894 goals this season – an average of 2.94 per game, the joint most (with 2008/09) since the 2003/04 season that saw 909.

Papiss Demba Cissé scored 53.7% of SC Freiburg’s goals – 22 of 41. Similarly, Theofanis Gekas scored 51.6% of Eintracht Frankfurt’s goals – 16 of 31.

Georgios Tzavellas of Eintracht Frankfurt scored the longest goal in the Bundesliga’s history – 73 metres. This beat Köln’s Klaus Allof’s 1986 record of 70 metres.

Tzavellas’ goal broke a run of 793 minutes without a goal for Eintracht Frankfurt. This was the third longest drought in the Bundesliga’s history behind Köln (1034, 2001/02) and Saarbrücken (964, 1992/93).

Red Cards

There were 50 red cards shown this season in the Bundesliga.

Borussia Mönchengladbach saw the most – Seven (Arango, Brouwers, Dante, de Camargo, Hanke, Idrissou, Schachten)

Eintracht Frankfurt’s Marcel Titsch-Rivero came on for his first appearance of the season at Borussia Dortmund on the last day and was sent off after only 43 seconds. This broke Youssef Mohamad’s Bundesliga record of 93 seconds, set on the opening day of this season.

Minutes

Seven players played every minute – 3,060 – of the 2010/11 season [Schmelzer (Dortmund), Lahm (Bayern), Simons (Nürnberg), Westermann (Hamburg), Ulrich (Stuttgart), Schäfer (Wolfsburg), Daems (Gladbach)]

Penalties

Only 57 of 83 Bundesliga penalties were converted this season. A success rate of 68.7%

Eight teams had a 100% record from the spot – Bayer Leverkusen (6/6); Hoffenheim (5/5); Gladbach and Eintracht Frankfurt (both 4/4); St. Pauli, Hamburg and Hannover 96 (all 3/3); Köln (2/2)

Both Borussia Dortmund (0/5) and VfL Wolfsburg (0/4) failed to convert any of their penalties this season.

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