2015–16 1. FC Köln season

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1. FC Köln
2015–16 season
ChairmanWerner Spinner
ManagerPeter Stöger
StadiumRheinEnergieStadion, Cologne
Bundesliga9th
DFB-PokalRound 2
Top goalscorerLeague: Anthony Modeste (15)
All: Anthony Modeste (18)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Background[edit]

1. FC Köln finished the 2014–15 Bundesliga in 12th place, thus ensuring a place in the 2015–16 Bundesliga. The 2015–16 season is the 45th season for the club in the Bundesliga and the second season in their current spell. The percentage of possible seasons in the Bundesliga amounts to 84.9% for the club. At the start of the season the club was on 16th place in the German TV money table.[1]

Review[edit]

After matchday 31 the club achieved the goal to play in the Bundesliga in the season 2016/2017 by avoiding relegation. The 2016/2017 season will be the third succeeding season in the Bundesliga for the club since the promotion in 2014. At the end of the season the club will climb in the German TV money table from 16th to the 14th place.[2] Finishing on the 9th position was the best club finish in the Bundesliga since the 1991/1992 season. During the season 1. FC Köln overtook the clubs Hamburger SV and Borussia Mönchengladbach to become the fourth largest club in Germany with 78.518 members in May 2016. Worldwide the club is the 14th largest football club at the moment.

Players[edit]

Squad[edit]

As of 20 March 2016[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Timo Horn
3 Germany DF Dominique Heintz
4 Denmark DF Frederik Sørensen
5 Slovenia DF Dominic Maroh
6 Germany MF Kevin Vogt
7 Germany MF Marcel Risse
8 Serbia MF Miloš Jojić
11 Germany FW Simon Zoller
13 Japan FW Yūya Ōsako
14 Germany DF Jonas Hector
15 Austria FW Philipp Hosiner
No. Position Player
16 Poland DF Paweł Olkowski
18 Germany GK Thomas Kessler
19 Albania DF Mërgim Mavraj
21 Germany MF Leonardo Bittencourt
25 Serbia DF Filip Mladenović
27 France FW Anthony Modeste
29 Slovakia MF Dušan Švento
30 Germany MF Marcel Hartel
31 Germany MF Yannick Gerhardt
33 Germany MF Matthias Lehmann (captain)
37 Germany GK Daniel Mesenhöler


Players who left the club during the 2015–16 season
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
17 Poland MF Sławomir Peszko
25 Japan MF Kazuki Nagasawa
26 Norway FW Bård Finne


Players who joined the club during the 2015–16 season
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
25 Serbia DF Filip Mladenović

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
9 FW France Anthony Modeste 27 EU 1899 Hoffenheim Transfer Summer 2019 [4]
8 MF Serbia Miloš Jojić 23 Non-EU Borussia Dortmund Transfer Summer 2019 [5]
21 MF Germany Leonardo Bittencourt 21 EU Hannover 96 Transfer Summer 2019 [6]
4 DF Denmark Frederik Sørensen 23 EU Juventus Transfer Summer 2019 [7]
3 DF Germany Dominique Heintz 21 EU 1. FC Kaiserslautern Transfer Summer 2019 [8]
25 DF Serbia Filip Mladenović 24 EU BATE Borisov Belarus Transfer Summer 2019 [9]
15 FW Austria Philipp Hosiner 26 EU Rennes Loan Summer 2016 [10]

Out[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
28 DF Austria Kevin Wimmer 22 EU Tottenham Hotspur England Transfer Summer [11]
9 FW Nigeria Anthony Ujah 24 Non-EU Werder Bremen Transfer Summer [12]
22 MF Germany Daniel Halfar 27 EU 1. FC Kaiserslautern Transfer Summer [13]
2 DF Slovenia Mišo Brečko 31 EU 1. FC Nürnberg Transfer Summer [14]
17 MF Poland Sławomir Peszko 30 EU Lechia Gdańsk Transfer Summer [15]
10 FW Germany Patrick Helmes 31 EU Retired Summer

Season overview[edit]

Competitions[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Bundesliga[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
7 Hertha BSC 34 14 8 12 42 42 0 50 Qualification to Europa League third qualifying round[a]
8 VfL Wolfsburg 34 12 9 13 47 49 −2 45
9 1. FC Köln 34 10 13 11 38 42 −4 43
10 Hamburger SV 34 11 8 15 40 46 −6 41
11 FC Ingolstadt 34 10 10 14 33 42 −9 40
Source: DFB
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head away goals scored; 7) Away goals scored; 8) Play-offs.[16]
Notes:
  1. ^ Since the winners of the 2015–16 DFB-Pokal, Bayern Munich, qualified for the Champions League based on league position, the Europa League group stage spot was passed to the sixth-placed team, Mainz 05; and the Europa League third qualifying round spot was passed to the seventh-placed team, Hertha BSC.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
34 10 13 11 38 42  −4 43 5 5 7 16 18  −2 5 8 4 22 24  −2

Last updated: 14 May 2016.
Source: Bundesliga

Results by round[edit]

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GroundAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
ResultWDWLWLDWLLDWDDLDWLDDWLLDLWLDLWWDDD
Position4548577569979101010999999101012991111108899
Updated to match(es) played on 14 May 2016. Source: Bundesliga
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

DFB-Pokal[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Bundesliga DFB-Pokal
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
27 FW France Anthony Modeste 36 18 34 15 2 3
11 FW Germany Simon Zoller 26 7 24 6 2 1
21 MF Germany Leonardo Bittencourt 30 3 29 3 1 0
7 MF Germany Marcel Risse 35 3 33 3 2 0
8 MF Serbia Miloš Jojić 17 2 15 2 2 0
5 DF Slovenia Dominic Maroh 25 2 25 2 0 0
8 MF Germany Yannick Gerhardt 30 2 29 2 1 0
3 DF Germany Dominique Heintz 35 2 33 2 2 0
29 MF Slovenia Dušan Švento 8 1 7 1 1 0
15 FW Austria Philipp Hosiner 15 1 15 1 0 0
13 FW Japan Yuya Osako 27 1 25 1 2 0

As of 14 May 2016

Assists[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Bundesliga DFB-Pokal
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
7 MF Germany Marcel Risse 35 7 33 7 2 0
8 MF Germany Yannick Gerhardt 30 5 29 4 1 1
21 MF Germany Leonardo Bittencourt 30 4 29 4 1 0
14 DF Germany Jonas Hector 34 4 32 4 2 0
27 FW France Anthony Modeste 36 3 34 3 2 0
25 DF Serbia Filip Mladenović 14 2 14 2 0 0
16 DF Poland Paweł Olkowski 20 2 19 1 1 1
4 DF Denmark Frederik Sørensen 24 2 22 2 2 0
6 MF Germany Kevin Vogt 25 2 23 2 2 0
13 FW Japan Yuya Osako 27 2 25 1 2 1
33 MF Germany Matthias Lehmann 34 2 32 2 2 0
5 DF Slovenia Dominic Maroh 25 1 25 1 0 0
11 FW Germany Simon Zoller 26 1 24 1 2 0
3 DF Germany Dominique Heintz 35 1 33 0 2 1

As of 14 May 2016

By competition[edit]

Competition First match Last match Starting round Final position Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Bundesliga 16.08.2015 14.05.2016 Matchday 1 34 10 13 11 38 42 −4 029.41
DFB-Pokal 08.08.2015 Round 1 Round 2 2 1 0 1 4 1 +3 050.00
Total 36 11 13 12 42 43 −1 030.56
Updated: 14 May 2016

Attendance figures[edit]

The average attendance in the 2015-2016 Bundesliga season was 48.676.
So the utilisation of the stadium amounts to 97.35%.
As of 14 May 2016

Disciplinary record[edit]

Competition Record
Games Red cards Yellow/Red Yello cards
Bundesliga 34 1 1 55
DFB-Pokal 2 0 0 2
Total 36 1 1 57
Updated: 14 May 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fernsehgelder 2015/2016" [TV money 2015/2016] (in German). Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Fernsehgelder Vorschau 2016/2017" [TV money preview 2016/2017] (in German). Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  3. ^ "1. FC Köln - Mannschaft" [1. FC Köln - Squad] (in German). 1. FC Köln. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Anthony Modeste signs for FC Köln". 24 June 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Milos Jojic strengthens 1. FC Köln". 5 July 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Leonardo Bittencourt joins FC Köln". 14 July 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Frederik Sorensen joins 1. FC Köln". 11 July 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  8. ^ "FC Köln sign Dominique Heintz". 12 June 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Filip Mladenović joins FC Köln". 5 January 2016. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Philipp Hosiner joins FC Köln". 22 June 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  11. ^ "Kevin Wimmer leaves FC Köln". 29 May 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  12. ^ "Anthony Ujah to leave FC Köln". 5 May 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  13. ^ "Halfar moves to FCK". 19 June 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  14. ^ "Miso Brecko to leave FC Köln". 30 July 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  15. ^ "Pezko to leave FC Köln". 31 August 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  16. ^ "Bundesliga 2015/2016 - Season rules". Scoresway. Retrieved 19 August 2015.