In the 2008/09 season under Felix Magath, the former Bayern Munich manager, Wolfsburg, a relatively small club from Lower Saxony, broke into the big time by winning their first Bundesliga title.
During the season, Wolfsburg equalled the longest winning streak in a Bundesliga season with ten successive victories after the winter break.
They also became the only team in the Bundesliga to have had two strikers to score more than 20 goals each in one season with Brazilian Grafite (28) and Bosnian Edin Dzeko (26).
As a result of their Bundesliga success, Wolfsburg qualified for the Champions League for the first time in their history.
In the Champions League, under new manager Armin Veh, they came third in their group, behind Manchester United and CSKA Moscow, and dropped into the Europa League.