The countdown towards the 2023/24 Bundesliga season is already under way. And you can expect plenty more records to be broken and milestone moments to come as football resumes in Germany in August.
bundesliga.com runs you through some of the potentially historic achievements we could see in 2023/24...
When it comes to records in the Bundesliga, you often need to look no further than record champions Bayern Munich. They go into the new campaign looking to make it an unprecedented 12th consecutive title - a feat no club in any of Europe's top five leagues (Germany, England, Spain, Italy and France) has ever managed.
The Bavarian giants have been champions in 32 out of the 60 Bundesliga seasons to date. In the squad for 12 of those has been Thomas Müller. He's already the most decorated player in Bundesliga history after adding to his collection in dramatic style on the final day of 2022/23.
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Newcomer Toppmöller and returning Seoane
The coaching carousel often goes into overdrive during the summer break as clubs hit the reset button in preparation for the new campaign.
There were seven new faces ahead of 2022/23, plus a further nine coaching switches during the season. Ahead of 2023/24 pre-season, there are only two new faces in Bundesliga dugouts.
Dino Toppmöller, a former assistant to Julian Nagelsmann at RB Leipzig and Bayern, has been handed his first head coach role in the Bundesliga with Eintracht Frankfurt. He could emulate Willi Entenmann (VfB Stuttgart in 1986) and Andre Schubert (Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2015) as the only coaches to win their first six games in the German top flight. The record for most games unbeaten by a coach starting out in the division is 28 by Pep Guardiola with Bayern in 2013/14.
Gerardo Seoane returns to Bundesliga touchlines having replaced Daniel Farke at Gladbach. The Swiss tactician was most recently in charge at Bayer Leverkusen before being dismissed early last season. Both he and Toppmöller have the chance to match Otto Rehhagel's record from 1995 with Bayern of seven straight league wins to begin a tenure at a Bundesliga club.
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It's easy to forget, but Toppmöller isn't the only Bundesliga coaching debutant we'll see this season. After almost 16 years at the helm of Heidenheim, Frank Schmidt will lead his hometown team into their first-ever Bundesliga campaign after their historic - and dramatic - promotion from the second division.
Currently the longest-serving coach in German professional football, 49-year-old Schmidt and Heidenheim will be making history no matter what as the 57th and newest club in the Bundesliga.
Mark 17 September in your calendar for the celebrations of 16 his years in charge and the day he officially surpasses Volker Finke's record as the longest-serving coach in the history of professional German football.
Watch: Schmidt and Heidenheim make history
Milestones for players
A number of players will also have eyes on important goals and appearances figures this year. Müller is just shy of 150 Bundesliga goals on 144 - a total he will be confident of reaching, given he's only scored fewer than six goals in one of his 14 full seasons as a first-team player to date.
Teammate Manuel Neuer will be hopeful of reaching the big 500 for appearances as he returns from a broken leg. The Bayern captain and goalkeeper has so far played 478 times in the Bundesliga.
Having signed another one-year contract extension, Frankfurt's Makoto Hasebe could become the 73rd player to reach 400 games in the German top flight (currently 376). He's eight games away from equalling Robert Lewandowski's 384 appearances, which is the second-most by a non-German. The 39-year-old Japanese defender will most likely fall short of Claudio Pizarro's record of 490.
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As for coaches, Thomas Tuchel won his first Bundesliga title last season, having taken 247 games to do so. He'll reach 250 fixtures as a head coach in the German top flight on Matchday 3.
Further club milestones
- Bayern will become the first team to play 2,000 Bundesliga matches when Matchday 24 comes around. They will be followed into the 2,000 club on Matchday 32 by Werder Bremen.
- Augsburg are eight goals away from 500 in the top flight. Leipzig will also expect to go past that total this season (currently 463).
- Inaugural champions Cologne could become the 10th club to amass 2,000 points in the Bundesliga (currently 1,969).
- Bayern are on the verge of their 2,000th point on home soil (currently 1,994).
- Wolfsburg are just shy of their 750th home point (currently 743) and their 500th on the road (498).
- Augsburg will home to bring up their 50th away win in the top flight (currently 48).
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