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Wolfsburg Bundesliga Champions 2009

[BERLIN, May 23]
Wolfsburg 5-1 Werder Bremen

A superb 5-1 home win over UEFA Cup and DFB Pokal finalists Werder Bremen has seen VfL Wolfsburg claim their first ever Bundesliga title. The Wolves stormed into a three goal lead only to see Diego pull one back for the visitors.

However, Grafite added a fourth early in the second 45 minutes to seal a great victory and start the title winning party inside the Volkswagen Arena. Edin Dzeko then added a fifth to make he and Grafite the most prolific strike duo in Bundesliga history.

Felix Magath's team finished the season with 69 points, two ahead of last year's champion, Bayern Munich, which edged Stuttgart 2-1. Magath, who has also won two titles with Bayern, is leaving to coach Schalke next season.

# Factbox on VfL Wolfsburg, who won the Bundesliga title for the first time on this Saturday.

Founded: September 12, 1945

Stadium: Volkswagen Arena. Capacity: 30,000

Coach: Felix Magath

Mascot: Woelfi

Nickname: The Wolves

Colours: Green and white.

Top Scorer 2008/9: Grafite 28

* Wolfsburg had never won a top German title before the 2008/09 season.

* They lost in the 1995 German Cup final to Borussia Moenchengladbach.

* In the 2008/09 campaign, Wolfsburg equalled the longest winning streak in one Bundesliga season with 10 successive victories after the winter break.

* They were promoted to the top flight in 1997 and have never been relegated since. They had never finished higher than fifth before the 2008/09 season.

* Wolfsburg are the only team in the Bundesliga to have ever had two strikers score more than 20 goals each in one season. Brazilian Grafite and Bosnian Edin Dzeko did it in the title-winning season, scoring 28 and 26 respectively.

source : sports.yahoo.com

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