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Two out of three 'Herbstmeister' teams go on to win the league

By Rune Gjerulff

Bayern will yet again end as 'Herbstmeister', and according to the statistics that means they have a good chance to proceed to win the title.

Bayern München after winning the championship in 2010.
Bayern München after winning the championship in 2010.

Just like in the previous six seasons, Bayern München will end the year as 'Herbstmeister' which in German means the team that leads the league after the first half of the season.


Bayern has won the league five seasons in a row, and the statistics say the Bavarian club has a good possibility of becoming champions once again.

According to a calculation performed by Bulinews.com, 66,6 percent – or two out of three of the teams that have previously ended a year as 'Herbstmeister' – have proceeded to win the league.

But of course, anything can happen in football, and 'Der ball ist rund' (the ball is round) as the former German national team coach Sepp Herberger used to say.

Here is a list of the Herbmeister teams and champions since the turn of the millenium:

1999/00
Herbstmeister: FC Bayern München
Champion: FC Bayern München


2000/01
Herbstmeister: FC Schalke 04
Champion: FC Bayern München

2001/02
Herbstmeister: Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Champion: Borussia Dortmund

2002/03
Herbstmeister: FC Bayern München
Champion: FC Bayern München

2003/04
Herbstmeister: Werder Bremen
Champion: Werder Bremen

2004/05
Herbstmeister: FC Bayern München
Champion: FC Bayern München

2005/06
Herbstmeister: FC Bayern München
Champion: FC Bayern München

2006/07
Herbstmeister: Werder Bremen
Champion: VfB Stuttgart

2007/08
Herbstmeister: FC Bayern München
Champion: FC Bayern München

2008/09
Herbstmeister: TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
Champion: VfL Wolfsburg

2009/10
Herbstmeister: Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Champion: FC Bayern München

2010/11
Herbstmeister: Borussia Dortmund
Champion: Borussia Dortmund

2011/12
Herbstmeister: FC Bayern München
Champion: Borussia Dortmund

2012/13
Herbstmeister: FC Bayern München
Champion: FC Bayern München

2013/14
Herbstmeister: FC Bayern München
Champion: FC Bayern München

2014/15
Herbstmeister: FC Bayern München
Champion: FC Bayern München

2015/16
Herbstmeister: FC Bayern München
Champion: FC Bayern München

2016/17
Herbstmeister: FC Bayern München
Champion: FC Bayern München

2017/18
Herbstmeister: FC Bayern München
Champion: -


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