Name
German 2. Bundesliga

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Established
1974 (48 years old)

First Recorded Event
2017-07-28

Current Season
2022-2023

API Football ID
4352

Sport
Soccer

Location
Germany

Gender
Male

Alternate Names
2. Bundesliga

TV Rights
US - ESPN [2020-2026]

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Upcoming Events
14 Aug 22 St Pauli  - Magdeburg
14 Aug 22 Fortuna Düssel  - SPVGG Greuther
14 Aug 22 Hannover  - Jahn Regensburg
19 Aug 22 Hamburg  - Darmstadt
19 Aug 22 Magdeburg  - Hannover
20 Aug 22 Paderborn  - Holstein Kiel
20 Aug 22 Sandhausen  - Nurnberg
20 Aug 22 Jahn Regensburg  - Karlsruhe
20 Aug 22 Braunschweig  - Fortuna Düssel
21 Aug 22 SPVGG Greuther   - Kaiserslautern

Latest Results
13 Aug 22 Karlsruhe 3 - 2  Sandhausen
13 Aug 22 Holstein Kiel 3 - 0  Braunschweig
13 Aug 22 Darmstadt 4 - 0  Hansa Rostock
13 Aug 22 Bielefeld 0 - 2  Hamburg
12 Aug 22 Kaiserslautern 0 - 1  Paderborn
12 Aug 22 Nurnberg 0 - 3  FC Heidenheim
07 Aug 22 Kaiserslautern 2 - 1  St Pauli
07 Aug 22 Braunschweig 0 - 1  Darmstadt
07 Aug 22 Magdeburg 1 - 2  Holstein Kiel
06 Aug 22 Jahn Regensburg 0 - 0  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

2017-2018

2018-2019

2019-2020

2020-2021

2021-2022

2022-2023

Teams

Bielefeld

Braunschweig
-6

Darmstadt
-3

FC Heidenheim

Fortuna Düsseldo

Hamburg

Hannover

Hansa Rostock
-4

Holstein Kiel
-4

Jahn Regensburg
-5

Kaiserslautern
-2

Karlsruhe
-1

Magdeburg
-6

Nurnberg

Paderborn

Sandhausen
-2

SPVGG Greuther

St Pauli

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