Top flight in sight: Patrick Helmes (c.) netted twelve goals and laid on six more for Köln last season
Top flight in sight: Patrick Helmes (c.) netted twelve goals and laid on six more for Köln last season
Bundesliga

Season Preview: 1. FC Köln

Cologne - After a two-year absence, 1. FC Köln are back in the big time. In their first season under new head coach Peter Stöger, the inaugural Bundesliga champions left the competition behind them to take the second-flight title with something to spare.

So how might they fare in the upcoming season? bundesliga.com puts the Billy Goats under the microscope in the next of our handy-sized preview series...