5 Reasons why 2004 was an important year in the world of Football
The Football fans around the globe would never believe what happened in the year 2004 in the World of Football. Can you imagine a team other than Bayern Munich winning the German League? A Southern European Team Lifting UEFA Euro? A team winning Premier League Undefeated? A team from Portuguese League winning Uefa Champions League? Teams other than Real Madrid and Barcelona lifting La Liga. These things can happen once in a while, but what if it all happened in the same year? Guys, let me present before you the year 2004 in which a roller coaster of events happened and the football fans all around the world may not see these happening once again in a while
A handful of strange things happened in that season. The season saw the emergence of new managers, new records achieved, as well as some teams win their last league title till date. We would like to show you some of the best picks among them.
#5 Werder Bremen - German Bundesliga Champions
Yes, you read it right, the German champions for the season 2003-04 were the club which finished 11th last season (2017-18).
The club from the city of Bremen finished at the top of the league with 74 points from 34 matches which included 22 wins, 8 draws and 4 losses. Brazilian forward Ailton scored 28 goals for the champions and won the top-scorer award.
Former German midfielder and current sporting director of Werder Bremen, Frank Baumann was the captain of the squad. The team was managed by the club legend Thomas Schaaf, who spent 41 years at the club both as player and manager coming from the youth ranks. Unfortunately, this was the last top-flight title for Bremen, who is now only a mid-table club in the Bundesliga.