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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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Last Edit
zag: 20 Aug 2018
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Upcoming Events
18 Oct 19 Hannover  -  Osnabrueck
18 Oct 19 SPVGG Greuther F  -  Dynamo Dresden
18 Oct 19 Aue  -  Nurnberg
18 Oct 19 Osnabruck  -  FC Heidenheim
18 Oct 19 Bielefeld  -  Hamburg
18 Oct 19 Jahn Regensburg  -  Sandhausen
18 Oct 19 St Pauli  -  Darmstadt
18 Oct 19 Stuttgart  -  Holstein Kiel
18 Oct 19 Bochum  -  Karlsruhe
25 Oct 19 Holstein Kiel  -  Bochum

Latest Results
04 Oct 19 Holstein Kiel  -  Jahn Regensburg
04 Oct 19 Darmstadt 1 - 1  Karlsruhe
04 Oct 19 Dynamo Dresden  -  Hannover
04 Oct 19 Stuttgart 1 - 2  Osnabruck
04 Oct 19 Sandhausen  -  Aue
04 Oct 19 Nurnberg  -  St Pauli
04 Oct 19 Osnabrueck  -  Bielefeld
04 Oct 19 Hamburg  -  SPVGG Greuther F
04 Oct 19 FC Heidenheim  -  Bochum
30 Sep 19 Hannover 0 - 4  Nurnberg

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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

1718 Season

1819 Season

1920 Season

Teams

Aue
-10

Bielefeld
-9

Bochum
-6

Braunschweig
-11

Darmstadt
-6

Dynamo Dresden
-8

FC Heidenheim
-7

Hamburg
-3

Hannover

Holstein Kiel
-7

Jahn Regensburg
-8

Karlsruhe
-9

Nurnberg

Osnabrueck
-11

Sandhausen
-7

SPVGG Greuther
-7

St Pauli
-4

Stuttgart

Wehen Wiesbaden
-11

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