The record German champions took first place in the Fair Play rankings for the second year on the spin ahead of Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Clean in the tackle
In Bundesliga 2, table-toppers 1. FC Köln beat SpVgg Greuther Fürth to top spot, with last season's most even-handed outfit FSV Frankfurt coming third. The three clubs received prize money totalling 50,000 Euro, split into increments of 25,000 Euro, 15,000 Euro and 10,000 Euro respectively. The prize money is to be invested in specific projects within the clubs' youth acadamies.
The Fair Play tables are calculated based on the match reports provided by referees and referee observers. Respect towards opponents and referees, the conduct of club officials and fans, contribution towards the attractiveness of the game as well as yellow cards and red cards are the six criteria included in the overall assessment.