2016–17 RB Leipzig season

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RB Leipzig
2016–17 season
Sporting directorRalf Rangnick
ChairmanOliver Mintzlaff
ManagerRalph Hasenhüttl
StadiumRed Bull Arena
Bundesliga2nd
DFB-PokalFirst round
Top goalscorerLeague:
Timo Werner
(21 goals)

All:
Timo Werner
(21 goals)
Highest home attendance42,558
Lowest home attendance35,721
Average home league attendance41,454
Biggest winHamburg 0–4 Leipzig
Leipzig 4–0 Darmstadt
Leipzig 4–0 Freiburg
Biggest defeatBayern 3–0 Leipzig
Leipzig 0–3 Hamburg
Bremen 3–0 Leipzig
All statistics correct as of 27 May 2017.

The 2016–17 RB Leipzig season was the 8th season in the football club's history and 1st ever season in the top flight of German football, the Bundesliga, having been promoted from the 2. Bundesliga in 2016. RB Leipzig also participated in the season's edition of the domestic cup, the DFB-Pokal. The season covers a period from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.

Review[edit]

Background[edit]

On 6 May 2016, Ralph Hasenhüttl was appointed to replace Ralf Rangnick as the head coach.[1][2] On 8 May 2016, RB Leipzig was directly promoted to the Bundesliga after securing second position in the 2015–16 2. Bundesliga.[3]

December[edit]

On 3 December, Leipzig faced Schalke 04 at home on matchday 13.[4] The match finished as a 2–1 win for RB Leipzig. RBL opened the scoring in the second minute from the penalty spot via Timo Werner. Two minutes later, Yussuf Poulsen missed two opportunities in a row to extend the lead for Leipzig.[5] Poulsen again missed an opportunity in the 29th minute, missing a metre away from goal. Two minutes later, Sead Kolašinac scored the equaliser for Schalke, after the ball was parried by RB goalkeeper Péter Gulácsi. Two minutes into the second half, Sead Kolašinac scored an own goal from a free kick from Leipzig's Emil Forsberg. Leipzig had further opportunities to score, but failed to capitalise. This includes a chance for Poulsen in the 64th minute from a corner, from Marcel Halstenberg in the 74th minute with a header onto the bar, and two opportunities for Naby Keïta in the 81st and 83rd minute. Leipzig goalkeeper Gulácsi preserved their lead with three consecutive saves in the 77th minute. The final opportunities fell to Poulsen in the 84th minute and Emil Forsberg in the 88th, yet both were unable to extend the lead. This proved to be enough, as Leipzig secured their 8th consecutive victory and maintained their position at the top of the table.[6]

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 Fabio Coltorti
2 Germany MF John-Patrick Strauß
3 Brazil MF Bernardo
4 Germany DF Willi Orban (Vice-captain)
6 Germany MF Rani Khedira
7 Austria MF Marcel Sabitzer
8 Guinea MF Naby Keïta
9 Denmark FW Yussuf Poulsen
10 Sweden FW Emil Forsberg
11 Germany FW Timo Werner
13 Austria MF Stefan Ilsanker
14 Germany DF Dominik Franke
16 Germany DF Lukas Klostermann
17 France DF Dayot Upamecano
No. Position Player
19 Scotland MF Oliver Burke
20 Germany DF Benno Schmitz
21 Germany GK Marius Müller
22 Germany GK Benjamin Bellot
23 Germany DF Marcel Halstenberg
24 Germany MF Dominik Kaiser (captain)
25 Poland MF Kamil Wojtkowski
27 Germany FW Davie Selke
31 Germany MF Diego Demme
32 Hungary GK Péter Gulácsi
33 Germany DF Marvin Compper
36 Germany DF Ken Gipson
38 Germany FW Federico Palacios Martínez

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

No. Position Player
35 Hungary MF Zsolt Kalmár (loan return from FSV Frankfurt)[7]
2 Germany DF Benno Schmitz (from FC Red Bull Salzburg)[8]
11 Germany FW Timo Werner (from VfB Stuttgart)[9]
23 Germany GK Marius Müller (from 1. FC Kaiserslautern)[10]
8 Guinea MF Naby Keïta (from FC Red Bull Salzburg)[11]
19 Scotland MF Oliver Burke (from Nottingham Forest)[12]
17 France DF Dayot Upamecano (from FC Red Bull Salzburg)[13]

Out[edit]

No. Position Player
17 Germany FW Nils Quaschner (on loan to VfL Bochum)[14]
25 Austria MF Stefan Hierländer (to SK Sturm Graz)[15]
39 Austria DF Georg Teigl (to FC Augsburg)[16]
Israel FW Omer Damari (on loan to Maccabi Haifa)
3 Germany MF Anthony Jung (on loan to FC Ingolstadt)
18 United States FW Terrence Boyd (to Darmstadt 98)

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 28 August 2016 20 May 2017 Matchday 1 2nd 34 20 7 7 66 39 +27 058.82
DFB-Pokal 20 August 2016 20 August 2016 First round First round 1 0 1 0 2 2 +0 000.00
Total 35 20 8 7 68 41 +27 057.14

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
1 Bayern Munich (C) 34 25 7 2 89 22 +67 82 Qualification to Champions League group stage
2 RB Leipzig 34 20 7 7 66 39 +27 67
3 Borussia Dortmund 34 18 10 6 72 40 +32 64
4 1899 Hoffenheim 34 16 14 4 64 37 +27 62 Qualification to Champions League play-off round
5 1. FC Köln 34 12 13 9 51 42 +9 49 Qualification to Europa League group stage[a]
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.[17]
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since the winners of the 2016–17 DFB-Pokal, Borussia Dortmund, qualified for the Champions League based on league position, the Europa League group stage spot was passed to the sixth-placed team, Hertha BSC; and the Europa League third qualifying round spot was passed to the seventh-placed team, SC Freiburg.

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 20 7 7 66 39  +27 67 12 2 3 35 16  +19 8 5 4 31 23  +8

Last updated: 27 May 2017.
Source: Bundesliga

Results by round[edit]

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334
GroundAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA
ResultDWWDDWWWWWWWWLWLWWLLWWDLLWWWWDDWLD
Position8536753222111222222222222222222222
Updated to match(es) played on 27 May 2017. Source: Bundesliga
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

DFB-Pokal[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Bundesliga DFB-Pokal
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK Switzerland Fabio Coltorti 1 0 1 0 0 0
21 GK Germany Marius Müller 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 GK Hungary Péter Gulácsi 34 0 33 0 1 0
Defenders
4 DF Germany Willi Orban 29 3 28 3 1 0
16 DF Germany Lukas Klostermann 1 0 1 0 0 0
17 DF France Dayot Upamecano 12 0 8+4 0 0 0
20 DF Germany Benno Schmitz 16 0 11+4 0 1 0
23 DF Germany Marcel Halstenberg 31 0 30 0 1 0
33 DF Germany Marvin Compper 26 2 25 2 0+1 0
36 DF Germany Ken Gipson 0 0 0 0 0 0
Midfielders
3 MF Brazil Bernardo 22 0 21+1 0 0 0
6 MF Germany Rani Khedira 10 0 1+9 0 0 0
7 MF Austria Marcel Sabitzer 33 9 31+1 8 1 1
8 MF Guinea Naby Keïta 33 8 30+2 8 1 0
13 MF Austria Stefan Ilsanker 34 0 29+4 0 1 0
19 MF Scotland Oliver Burke 25 1 5+20 1 0 0
24 MF Germany Dominik Kaiser 25 2 8+16 1 1 1
31 MF Germany Diego Demme 33 1 32 1 1 0
Forwards
9 FW Denmark Yussuf Poulsen 30 5 25+4 5 1 0
10 FW Sweden Emil Forsberg 31 8 27+3 8 1 0
11 FW Germany Timo Werner 32 21 29+2 21 0+1 0
15 FW Germany Agyemang Diawusie 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 FW Germany Davie Selke 20 4 2+18 4 0 0
38 FW Germany Federico Palacios Martínez 2 0 0+2 0 0 0
Players transferred out during the season
17 MF Belgium Massimo Bruno 1 0 0+1 0 0 0
5 DF Greece Kyriakos Papadopoulos 1 0 0+1 0 0 0
18 FW United States Terrence Boyd 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 MF Germany Vitaly Janelt 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 MF Hungary Zsolt Kalmár 1 0 0 0 0+1 0
40 MF Germany Idrissa Touré 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated: 20 May 2017
Source: Competitions

Goalscorers[edit]

Rank No. Pos Nat Name Bundesliga DFB-Pokal Total
1 11 FW Germany Timo Werner 21 0 21
2 7 MF Austria Marcel Sabitzer 8 1 9
3 10 FW Sweden Emil Forsberg 8 0 8
8 MF Germany Naby Keïta 8 0 8
5 9 FW Denmark Yussuf Poulsen 5 0 5
6 27 FW Germany Davie Selke 4 0 4
7 4 DF Germany Willi Orban 3 0 3
8 24 MF Germany Dominik Kaiser 1 1 2
33 DF Germany Marvin Compper 2 0 2
10 19 MF Scotland Oliver Burke 1 0 1
31 MF Germany Diego Demme 1 0 1
Own goal 4 0 4
Totals 60 2 62

Last updated: 20 May 2017

Clean sheets[edit]

Rank No. Pos Nat Name Bundesliga DFB-Pokal Total
1 32 GK Hungary Péter Gulácsi 9 0 9
2 1 GK Switzerland Fabio Coltorti 1 0 1
Totals 10 0 10

Last updated: 29 April 2017

Disciplinary record[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Bundesliga DFB-Pokal 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
3 MF Brazil Bernardo 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
4 DF Germany Willi Orban 8 1 0 0 0 0 8 1 0
7 MF Austria Marcel Sabitzer 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
8 MF Guinea Naby Keïta 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0
9 FW Denmark Yussuf Poulsen 4 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0
10 FW Sweden Emil Forsberg 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
11 FW Germany Timo Werner 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
13 MF Austria Stefan Ilsanker 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
17 DF France Dayot Upamecano 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
19 MF Scotland Oliver Burke 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
20 DF Germany Benno Schmitz 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
23 DF Germany Marcel Halstenberg 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
24 MF Germany Dominik Kaiser 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0
27 FW Germany Davie Selke 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
31 MF Germany Diego Demme 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
32 GK Hungary Péter Gulácsi 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
33 DF Germany Marvin Compper 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
Totals 65 1 1 2 0 0 67 1 1

Last updated: 20 May 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Medien: Hasenhüttl geht nach Leipzig" (in German).
  2. ^ "Hasenhüttl nach Leipzig - Kauczinski zum FCI" (in German). Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  3. ^ "ERSTKLASSIG! RBL FEIERT BUNDESLIGA-AUFSTIEG!" (in German). Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Heute ist gegen Schalke 04 Matchday in Leipzig" (in German).
  5. ^ "Leipzig schlägt Schalke und bleibt Erster" (in German).
  6. ^ "Matchday 13: RBL - S04, Red Bull Arena, 12/03/16 18:30".
  7. ^ "Wechselbörse" [Transfermarket] (in German). kicker. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Nummer sechs: RB holt Schmitz aus Salzburg" [Nummer six: RB gets Schmitz from Salzburg] (in German). kicker. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Werner stürmt für RB Leipzig" [Werner storms for RB Leipzig] (in German). kicker. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Leipzig verpflichtet FCK-Keeper Müller" [Leipzig signs FCK goalie Müller] (in German). kicker. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  11. ^ "15 Millionen! Keita ist Leipzigs neuer Rekordtransfer" [15 million! Keita is Leipzig's new record transfer] (in German). kicker. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  12. ^ "Burke makes Leipzig switch". Nottingham Forest F.C. 28 August 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Dayot Upamecano strengthens RB Leipzig". www.dierotenbullen.com. 13 January 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  14. ^ "Auf Leihbasis: Auch Quaschner verstärkt den VfL" [On a loan basis: Also Quaschner strengthens the VfL] (in German). kicker. 6 July 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  15. ^ "Wechselbörse" [Transfermarket] (in German). kicker. 8 July 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  16. ^ "Teigl: Alternative für unaufgeregtes Umfeld" [Teigl: Alternative for unagitated surroundings] (in German). kicker. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  17. ^ "Ligaverband: Ligastatut" [League Association: League Regulations] (PDF). DFB.de (in German). German Football Association. p. 214. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  18. ^ "Sitzblockade: FC-Fans stoppen Leipziger Bus" [Sit-in: FC fans stop Leipzig bus]. kicker.de (in German). kicker-sportmagazin. 25 September 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2016.