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German 2. Bundesliga

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Established
1974 (45 years old)

First Recorded Event
0000-00-00

Sport
Soccer

Location
Germany

Gender
Male

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zag: 20 Aug 2018
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Upcoming Events
29 Mar 19 Magdeburg  -  FC Heidenheim
29 Mar 19 St Pauli  -  Duisburg
30 Mar 19 Bochum  -  Hamburg
30 Mar 19 Union Berlin  -  Paderborn
30 Mar 19 Darmstadt  -  Jahn Regensburg
31 Mar 19 Ingolstadt  -  Sandhausen
31 Mar 19 SPVGG Greuther FĂ  -  Bielefeld
31 Mar 19 FC Koln  -  Holstein Kiel
01 Apr 19 Aue  -  Dynamo Dresden
04 Apr 19 SPVGG Greuther FĂ  -  Dynamo Dresden

Latest Results
18 Mar 19 Jahn Regensburg 0 - 2  SPVGG Greuther FĂ
17 Mar 19 Duisburg 0 - 0  FC Koln
17 Mar 19 Paderborn 3 - 1  Ingolstadt
17 Mar 19 Bielefeld 3 - 1  Bochum
16 Mar 19 Sandhausen 4 - 0  St Pauli
16 Mar 19 Hamburg 2 - 3  Darmstadt
16 Mar 19 Dynamo Dresden 1 - 1  Magdeburg
15 Mar 19 FC Heidenheim 2 - 1  Union Berlin
15 Mar 19 Holstein Kiel 5 - 1  Aue
10 Mar 19 Magdeburg 0 - 1  Sandhausen

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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 NĂĽrnberg 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.

Schedule
1718 Season 1819 Season

Teams

Aue
-10

Bielefeld
-9

Bochum
-6

Braunschwei
-11

Darmstadt
-6

Duisburg
-10

Dynamo Dres
-9

FC Heidenhe
-7

FC Koln
-4

Hamburg
-4

Holstein Ki
-7

Ingolstadt
-6

Jahn Regens
-8

Kaiserslaut
-8

Magdeburg
-8

Paderborn
-9

Sandhausen
-7

SPVGG Greut
-7

St Pauli
-4

Union Berli
-8

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