Name
German 2. Bundesliga

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Established
1974 (47 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
17 Jan 21 FC Heidenheim 3 - 0 Darmstadt
17 Jan 21 Holstein Kiel 2 - 3 Karlsruhe
17 Jan 21 Jahn Regensburg 3 - 1 Sandhausen
18 Jan 21 Hamburg  - Osnabrueck
22 Jan 21 Fortuna Düssel  - SPVGG Greuther
22 Jan 21 Osnabrueck  - Aue
23 Jan 21 Paderborn  - Wuerzburger Kic
23 Jan 21 Karlsruhe  - FC Heidenheim
23 Jan 21 Braunschweig  - Hamburg
24 Jan 21 Darmstadt  - Holstein Kiel

Latest Results
16 Jan 21 Hannover 2 - 3  St Pauli
16 Jan 21 Aue 0 - 3  Fortuna Düssel
16 Jan 21 Bochum 3 - 1  Nurnberg
15 Jan 21 SPVGG Greuther  1 - 1  Paderborn
15 Jan 21 Wuerzburger Kic 0 - 0  Braunschweig
11 Jan 21 Braunschweig 0 - 0  Fortuna Düssel
10 Jan 21 Paderborn 2 - 1  Aue
10 Jan 21 Darmstadt 1 - 2  Hannover
10 Jan 21 Jahn Regensburg 0 - 2  Bochum
09 Jan 21 Osnabrueck 2 - 3  Wuerzburger Kic

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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
-7

Jahn Regensburg
-7

Karlsruhe
-4

Nurnberg

Osnabrueck
-9

Paderborn

Sandhausen
-8

SPVGG Greuther
-5

St Pauli
-1

Wuerzburger Kic
-9

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