Name
German 2. Bundesliga

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Established
1974 (46 years old)

First Recorded Event
2017-07-28

Current Season
2020-2021

API Football ID
2743

Sport
Soccer

Location
Germany

Gender
Male

Alternate Names
2. Bundesliga

Last Edit
zag: 20 Aug 2018
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Upcoming Events
28 Sep 20 Paderborn  -  Hamburg
02 Oct 20 Sandhausen  -  St Pauli
02 Oct 20 Bochum  -  Osnabrueck
03 Oct 20 Jahn Regensburg  -  Karlsruhe
03 Oct 20 FC Heidenheim  -  Paderborn
03 Oct 20 Hannover  -  Braunschweig
04 Oct 20 Holstein Kiel  -  Fortuna Düssel
04 Oct 20 Wuerzburger Kic  -  SPVGG Greuther
04 Oct 20 Hamburg  -  Aue
05 Oct 20 Nurnberg  -  Darmstadt

Latest Results
27 Sep 20 St Pauli 4 - 2  FC Heidenheim
27 Sep 20 Karlsruhe 0 - 1  Bochum
27 Sep 20 Nurnberg 1 - 0  Sandhausen
26 Sep 20 Fortuna Düssel 1 - 0  Wuerzburger Kic
26 Sep 20 Darmstadt 0 - 0  Jahn Regensburg
26 Sep 20 Braunschweig 0 - 0  Holstein Kiel
25 Sep 20 Aue 1 - 1  SPVGG Greuther
25 Sep 20 Osnabrueck 2 - 1  Hannover
21 Sep 20 Bochum 2 - 2  St Pauli
20 Sep 20 FC Heidenheim 2 - 0  Braunschweig

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The 2. Bundesliga , is the Second Division of professional football in Germany. The 2. Bundesliga is ranked below the Bundesliga and above the 3. Liga in the German football league system. All of the 2. Bundesliga clubs qualify for the DFB-Pokal, the annual German Cup competition. A total of 123 clubs have competed in the 2. Bundesliga since its foundation.

The decision to establish the league as the second level of football in West Germany was taken in May 1973. The league started operating in August 1974, then with two divisions of 20 clubs. It was reduced to a single division in 1981. From the 1991–92 season onwards clubs from former East Germany started participating in the league, briefly expanding it to two divisions again. It returned to a single division format again at the end of that season and has been playing with 18 clubs as its strength since 1994. Two clubs from the 2. Bundesliga are directly promoted to the Bundesliga, while a third promoted club has been determined through play-offs from 1974 to 1991 and again since 2008. Between 1991 and 2008 the third-placed club in the league was directly promoted. The bottom clubs in the league are relegated to the third division which has been, from 1974 to 1994 the Oberliga, from 1994 to 2008 the Regionalliga and since 2008 the 3. Liga. The number of relegated clubs has fluctuated over the years. Since 2008 two clubs are directly relegated while the third-last team has the opportunity to defend its league place in play-offs against the third placed team of the 3. Liga.

1. FC Nürnberg holds the record number of championships in the league with four. The club also holds the record for number of promotions from the 2. Bundesliga to the Bundesliga, seven.

Seasons

2017-2018

2018-2019

2019-2020

2020-2021

Teams

Aue
-8

Bochum
-1

Braunschweig
-9

Darmstadt
-4

FC Heidenheim
-6

Fortuna Düsseldo

Hamburg

Hannover

Holstein Kiel
-8

Jahn Regensburg
-7

Karlsruhe
-4

Nurnberg

Osnabrueck
-9

Paderborn

Sandhausen
-8

SPVGG Greuther
-6

St Pauli
-2

Wuerzburger Kic
-9

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