Goals scored 866
|Dates 14 Aug 2015 – 14 May 2016|
Matches played 306
|Champions Bayern Munich
25th Bundesliga title
26th German title|
Champions League Bayern Munich Borussia Dortmund Bayer Leverkusen Borussia Mönchengladbach
Europa League Schalke 04 Mainz 05 Hertha BSC
Top goalscorer Robert Lewandowski (30 goals)
Biggest home win VfL Wolfsburg 6–0 Werder Bremen
Relegated VfB Stuttgart, Hannover 96
Similar 2016–17 Bundesliga, 2014–15 Bundesliga, 2013–14 Bundesliga, 2012–13 Bundesliga, 2011–12 Bundesliga
The 2015–16 Bundesliga was the 53rd season of the Bundesliga, Germany's premier football competition. The season started on 14 August 2015 and ended on 14 May 2016. Bayern Munich were the defending champions, after winning their 24th Bundesliga title and 25th German championship overall in the previous season.
Bayern Munich won the 2015–16 title in the second-last round on 7 May 2016, thereby becoming the first club in the history of the Bundesliga and the German football championship to win four consecutive championships.
A total of 18 teams were participating in this year's edition of the Bundesliga. Of these, 15 sides qualified directly from the 2014–15 season and the two sides were directly promoted from the 2014–15 2. Bundesliga season: FC Ingolstadt, the champions, and Darmstadt 98, the runners-up. The final participant was decided by a two-legged play-off, in which the 16th-placed Bundesliga club, Hamburger SV, defeated the third-place finisher in the 2. Bundesliga, Karlsruher SC.
Positions by round
This table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve the chronological evolution, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for matchday 13, but then postponed and played between days 16 and 17, it will be added to the standings for day 16.
If a Bundesliga club wins the DFB-Pokal, they will qualify for the UEFA Europa League group stage, unless they have already qualified for the UEFA Champions League through league position. In this case, an additional UEFA Europa League group stage berth will be given to 6th, and the UEFA Europa League qualifying round spot will be given to 7th.
Last updated: 14 May 2016
The team which finished 16th faced the 3rd-placed 2015–16 2. Bundesliga side for a two-legged play-off. The winner on aggregate score after both matches will earn entry into the 2016–17 Bundesliga.
Eintracht Frankfurt won 2–1 on aggregate.
5 Player scored five goals