2016–17 VfL Wolfsburg season

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VfL Wolfsburg
2016–17 season
ManagerDieter Hecking
(until 17 October)
Valérien Ismaël
(interim, 17 October–6 November)
(head coach, 6 November–26 February)

Andries Jonker
(from 27 February)
StadiumVOLKSWAGEN ARENA
Bundesliga16th (play-off winners)
DFB-PokalRound of 16
Top goalscorerLeague:
Mario Gómez
(16 goals)

All:
Mario Gómez
(18 goals)
Highest home attendance30,000
Lowest home attendance23,148
Average home league attendance27,586
Biggest winFreiburg 0–3 Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg 3–0 Ingolstadt
Biggest defeatWolfsburg 0–6 Bayern
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours
All statistics correct as of 27 May 2017.

The 2016–17 VfL Wolfsburg season is the 72nd season in the club's football history.

Background[edit]

VfL Wolfsburg finished the 2015–16 Bundesliga season in 8th place, thus ensuring a place in the 2016–17 Bundesliga.

Players[edit]

Squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Switzerland GK Diego Benaglio (captain)
2 Germany DF Philipp Wollscheid (on loan from Stoke City)
5 Netherlands DF Jeffrey Bruma
6 Netherlands MF Riechedly Bazoer
8 Portugal MF Vieirinha
9 France MF Paul-Georges Ntep
10 Turkey MF Yunus Mallı
11 Germany MF Daniel Didavi
13 Germany MF Yannick Gerhardt
14 Poland MF Jakub Błaszczykowski (3rd captain)
15 Germany DF Christian Träsch
17 Spain FW Borja Mayoral (on loan from Real Madrid)
18 Nigeria FW Victor Osimhen
20 Germany GK Max Grün
21 Germany DF Jannes Horn
22 Brazil MF Luiz Gustavo (vice-captain)
No. Position Player
23 France MF Josuha Guilavogui
24 Germany DF Sebastian Jung
25 Iran MF Ashkan Dejagah
26 Germany MF Justin Möbius
27 Germany MF Maximilian Arnold
28 Belgium GK Koen Casteels
29 Germany MF Amara Conde
30 Germany MF Paul Seguin
31 Germany DF Robin Knoche
33 Germany FW Mario Gómez
34 Switzerland DF Ricardo Rodríguez
35 Germany DF Gian-Luca Itter
36 Germany GK Phillip Menzel
38 Belgium MF Ismail Azzaoui
40 Germany DF Robin Ziegele
41 Germany DF Hendrik Hansen

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

No. Pos. Name Age EU Moving from Type Transfer Window Contract ends Transfer fee Sources
2 Defender Philipp Wollscheid 27 Yes Stoke City Loan Summer 30 June 2017 [1]
5 Defender Jeffrey Bruma 24 Yes PSV Eindhoven Transfer Summer 30 June 2021 €11,500,000 [2]
11 Midfielder Daniel Didavi 26 Yes VfB Stuttgart Transfer Summer 30 June 2021 Free [3]
13 Midfielder Yannick Gerhardt 22 Yes 1. FC Köln Transfer Summer 30 June 2021 €13,000,000 [4]
14 Midfielder Jakub Błaszczykowski 30 Yes Borussia Dortmund Transfer Summer 30 June 2019 €5,000,000 [5]
17 Forward Borja Mayoral 19 Yes Real Madrid Loan Summer 30 June 2017 [6]
23 Midfielder Josuha Guilavogui 25 Yes Atlético Madrid Buy option exercised Summer 30 June 2019 €3,000,000 [7]
25 Forward Josip Brekalo 18 Yes Dinamo Zagreb Transfer Summer 30 June 2021 €6,000,000 [8]
29 Midfielder Amara Condé 19 Yes VfL Wolfsburg U19 Academy Summer 30 June 2018 Free [9]
33 Forward Mario Gómez 31 Yes Fiorentina Transfer Summer 30 June 2019 €7,000,000 [10]
39 Forward Oskar Zawada 20 Yes Twente Return from loan Summer 30 June 2018
40 Defender Robin Ziegele 19 Yes VfL Wolfsburg U19 Academy Summer 30 June 2018 Free [9]
Midfielder Francisco Rodríguez 20 Yes Arminia Bielefeld Return from loan Summer 30 June 2018 [11]
6 Midfielder Riechedly Bazoer 20 Yes Ajax Transfer Winter 30 June 2021 €12,000,000 [12]
9 Forward Paul-Georges Ntep 24 Yes Rennes Transfer Winter 30 June 2021 €5,000,000 [13]
10 Midfielder Yunus Mallı 24 Yes Mainz 05 Transfer Winter 30 June 2021 €12,500,000 [14]
18 Forward Victor Osimhen 18 No Ultimate Strikers Academy Transfer Winter 30 June 2020 €3,500,000 [15]
25 Midfielder Ashkan Dejagah 30 Yes Al-Arabi Transfer Winter 30 June 2017 Free [16]

Out[edit]

No. Pos. Name Age EU Moving to Type Transfer Window Transfer fee Sources
3 Forward Nicklas Bendtner 28 Yes Release Summer [17]
11 Forward Max Kruse 28 Yes Werder Bremen Transfer Summer €7,500,000 [18]
12 Forward Bas Dost 27 Yes Sporting CP Transfer Summer €10,000,000 [19]
17 Midfielder André Schürrle 25 Yes Borussia Dortmund Transfer Summer €30,000,000 [20]
18 Defender Dante 32 No Nice Transfer Summer €2,500,000 [21]
25 Defender Naldo 33 No Schalke 04 Transfer Summer Free [22]
26 Defender Felipe 27 No Chaves Transfer Summer Free [23]
32 Forward Leandro Putaro 19 Yes Arminia Bielefeld Loan Summer [24]
37 Defender Moritz Sprenger 21 Yes 1. FC Magdeburg Loan Summer [25]
Goalkeeper Patrick Drewes 23 Yes Preußen Münster Loan Summer [9]
Midfielder Francisco Rodríguez 20 Yes Luzern Loan Summer [11]
6 Defender Carlos Ascues 24 No FBC Melgar Loan Winter [26]
7 Midfielder Daniel Caligiuri 29 Yes Schalke 04 Transfer Winter €2,500,000 [27]
10 Midfielder Julian Draxler 23 Yes Paris Saint-Germain Transfer Winter €40,000,000 [28]
16 Forward Bruno Henrique 26 No Santos Transfer Winter €4,000,000 [29]
25 Forward Josip Brekalo 18 Yes VfB Stuttgart Loan Winter [30]
35 Forward Anton Donkor 19 Yes Everton U23 Loan Winter [31]

Friendly matches[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Competitions[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Overview[edit]

Competition First match Last match Starting round Final position Record
Pld W D L GF GA GD Win %
Bundesliga 27 August 2016 20 May 2017 Matchday 1 16th 34 10 7 17 34 52 −18 029.41
Bundesliga relegation play-offs 25 May 2017 29 May 2017 First leg Winners 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 100.00
DFB-Pokal 20 August 2016 7 February 2017 First round Round of 16 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 066.67
Total 39 14 7 18 39 54 −15 035.90

Last updated: 27 May 2017
Source: Competitions

Bundesliga[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
14 Hamburger SV 34 10 8 16 33 61 −28 38
15 Mainz 05 34 10 7 17 44 55 −11 37
16 VfL Wolfsburg (O) 34 10 7 17 34 52 −18 37 Qualification to relegation play-offs
17 FC Ingolstadt (R) 34 8 8 18 36 57 −21 32 Relegation to 2. Bundesliga
18 Darmstadt 98 (R) 34 7 4 23 28 63 −35 25
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-off.[32]
(O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.

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 7 17 34 52  −18 37 5 3 9 15 25  −10 5 4 8 19 27  −8

Last updated: 27 May 2017.
Source: Bundesliga

Results by round[edit]

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
GroundAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA
ResultWDDLLDLLLWLDLLWWWLLWLLDWWDLLWLLWDL
Position23810131314161614141415151513121414141414151415131314131415141516
Updated to match(es) played on 27 May 2017. Source: Bundesliga
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

Relegation play-offs[edit]

DFB-Pokal[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Bundesliga DFB-Pokal Play-offs
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK Switzerland Diego Benaglio 15 0 14 0 1 0 0 0
20 GK Germany Max Grün 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 GK Belgium Koen Casteels 24 0 20 0 2 0 2 0
36 GK Germany Phillip Menzel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Defenders
2 DF Germany Philipp Wollscheid 9 0 6+1 0 0 0 2 0
4 DF Germany Marcel Schäfer 5 0 2+2 0 0+1 0 0 0
5 DF Netherlands Jeffrey Bruma 22 1 20 1 2 0 0 0
15 DF Germany Christian Träsch 14 0 7+4 0 0+1 0 2 0
21 DF Germany Jannes Horn 13 0 10+3 0 0 0 0 0
24 DF Germany Sebastian Jung 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
31 DF Germany Robin Knoche 27 1 21+2 1 1+1 0 2 0
34 DF Switzerland Ricardo Rodríguez 26 2 23 2 3 0 0 0
40 DF Germany Robin Ziegele 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
41 DF Germany Hendrik Hansen 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
Midfielders
6 MF Netherlands Riechedly Bazoer 13 0 12 0 1 0 0 0
8 MF Portugal Vieirinha 25 1 13+8 0 2 0 1+1 1
10 MF Turkey Yunus Mallı 19 1 13+3 1 0+1 0 2 0
11 MF Germany Daniel Didavi 22 4 11+7 4 1+1 0 2 0
13 MF Germany Yannick Gerhardt 32 0 25+2 0 3 0 2 0
14 MF Poland Jakub Błaszczykowski 30 0 20+8 0 2 0 0 0
22 MF Brazil Luiz Gustavo 32 0 26+1 0 3 0 2 0
23 MF France Josuha Guilavogui 21 0 17+2 0 0 0 2 0
25 MF Iran Ashkan Dejagah 2 0 0 0 0 0 0+2 0
26 MF Germany Justin Möbius 3 0 0+2 0 0+1 0 0 0
27 MF Germany Maximilian Arnold 36 2 28+4 2 2 0 0+2 0
29 MF Germany Amara Condé 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 MF Germany Paul Seguin 24 1 15+7 1 2 0 0 0
38 MF Belgium Ismail Azzaoui 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Forwards
9 FW France Paul-Georges Ntep 12 0 5+5 0 1 0 1 0
17 FW Spain Borja Mayoral 21 2 3+16 2 1+1 0 0 0
18 FW Nigeria Victor Osimhen 3 0 0+2 0 0 0 0+1 0
33 FW Germany Mario Gómez 37 18 32+1 16 1+1 1 2 1
Players transferred out during the season
6 DF Peru Carlos Ascues 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7 MF Italy Daniel Caligiuri 16 2 12+2 2 2 0 0 0
10 MF Germany Julian Draxler 14 0 12+1 0 1 0 0 0
12 FW Netherlands Bas Dost 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0
16 FW Brazil Bruno Henrique 7 0 1+5 0 0+1 0 0 0
25 FW Croatia Josip Brekalo 4 0 0+4 0 0 0 0 0
35 FW Germany Anton Donkor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated: 29 May 2017
Source: Competitions

Goalscorers[edit]

Rank No. Pos Nat Name Bundesliga DFB-Pokal Play-offs Total
1 33 FW Germany Mario Gómez 16 1 1 18
2 11 MF Germany Daniel Didavi 4 0 0 4
3 7 MF Italy Daniel Caligiuri 2 0 0 2
17 FW Spain Borja Mayoral 2 0 0 2
27 MF Germany Maximilian Arnold 2 0 0 2
34 DF Switzerland Ricardo Rodríguez 2 0 0 2
7 5 DF Netherlands Jeffrey Bruma 1 0 0 1
8 MF Portugal Vieirinha 0 0 1 1
10 MF Turkey Yunus Mallı 1 0 0 1
12 FW Netherlands Bas Dost 0 1 0 1
30 MF Germany Paul Seguin 1 0 0 1
31 DF Germany Robin Knoche 1 0 0 1
Own goal 2 1 0 3
Totals 34 3 2 39

Last updated: 29 May 2017

Clean sheets[edit]

Rank No. Pos Nat Name Bundesliga DFB-Pokal Play-offs Total
1 28 GK Belgium Koen Casteels 8 0 2 10
2 1 GK Switzerland Diego Benaglio 3 1 0 4
Totals 11 1 2 14

Last updated: 29 May 2017

Disciplinary record[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Bundesliga DFB-Pokal Play-offs Total
Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card
1 GK Switzerland Diego Benaglio 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
4 DF Germany Marcel Schäfer 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
5 DF Netherlands Jeffrey Bruma 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1
6 MF Netherlands Riechedly Bazoer 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
7 MF Italy Daniel Caligiuri 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
8 MF Portugal Vieirinha 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
10 MF Turkey Yunus Mallı 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
11 MF Germany Daniel Didavi 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
13 MF Germany Yannick Gerhardt 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
14 MF Poland Jakub Błaszczykowski 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
17 FW Spain Borja Mayoral 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 DF Germany Jannes Horn 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
22 MF Brazil Luiz Gustavo 6 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 8 1 0
23 MF France Josuha Guilavogui 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 0 0
25 FW Croatia Josip Brekalo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
27 MF Germany Maximilian Arnold 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0
28 GK Belgium Koen Casteels 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
30 MF Germany Paul Seguin 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0
31 DF Germany Robin Knoche 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
33 FW Germany Mario Gómez 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0
34 DF Switzerland Ricardo Rodríguez 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Totals 64 2 1 7 0 0 4 0 0 75 2 1

Last updated: 29 May 2017

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