Name
German 2. Bundesliga

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Established
1974 (50 years old)

First Recorded Event
2017-07-28

Current Season
2023-2024

API Football ID
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Location
Germany

Gender
Male

TV Rights
US - ESPN [2020-2026]

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Upcoming
01/03 Schalke 04 home team badge - Away Team Badge St Pauli
01/03 Hertha home team badge - Away Team Badge Holstein Kie
02/03 Karlsruhe home team badge - Away Team Badge SPVGG Greuth
02/03 Hannover home team badge - Away Team Badge Fortuna Düs
02/03 Hansa Rostoc home team badge - Away Team Badge Kaiserslaute
02/03 Nurnberg home team badge - Away Team Badge Braunschweig
03/03 Hamburg home team badge - Away Team Badge Osnabrueck
03/03 Paderborn home team badge - Away Team Badge Magdeburg
03/03 Elversberg home team badge - Away Team Badge Wehen Wiesba
08/03 Fortuna Düs home team badge - Away Team Badge Hamburg

Results
25/02 SPVGG Greuth home team badge 2 - 1home team badge Nurnberg
25/02 Fortuna Düs home team badge 2 - 0home team badge Hansa Rostoc
25/02 Hamburg home team badge 1 - 0home team badge Elversberg
24/02 Osnabrueck home team badge 1 - 0home team badge Hannover
24/02 Braunschweig home team badge 1 - 1home team badge Hertha
24/02 Magdeburg home team badge 3 - 0home team badge Schalke 04
24/02 Kaiserslaute home team badge 0 - 4home team badge Karlsruhe
23/02 Wehen Wiesba home team badge 1 - 2home team badge Paderborn
23/02 Holstein Kie home team badge 3 - 4home team badge St Pauli
18/02 Elversberg home team badge 3 - 1home team badge Osnabrueck

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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.
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2022-2023
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2021-2022
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2020-2021
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Teams
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Braunschweig
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Elversberg
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Fortuna Düsseldo
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Hamburg
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Hannover
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Hansa Rostock
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Hertha
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Holstein Kiel
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Kaiserslautern
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Karlsruhe
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Magdeburg
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Nurnberg
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Osnabrueck
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Paderborn
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Schalke 04
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SPVGG Greuther
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St Pauli
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Wehen Wiesbaden

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