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

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Upcoming Events
21 Apr 21 Fortuna Düssel  - St Pauli
21 Apr 21 Paderborn  - Osnabrueck
21 Apr 21 FC Heidenheim  - Bochum
21 Apr 21 Hannover  - Jahn Regensburg
22 Apr 21 Sandhausen  - Hamburg
23 Apr 21 Braunschweig  - Aue
23 Apr 21 Karlsruhe  - Wuerzburger Kic
24 Apr 21 Paderborn  - Fortuna Düssel
24 Apr 21 Osnabrueck  - Holstein Kiel
24 Apr 21 Nurnberg  - FC Heidenheim

Latest Results
20 Apr 21 Aue 0 - 1  Nurnberg
20 Apr 21 SPVGG Greuther  3 - 0  Braunschweig
20 Apr 21 Wuerzburger Kic 1 - 3  Darmstadt
18 Apr 21 Bochum 4 - 3  Hannover
18 Apr 21 Jahn Regensburg 0 - 3  FC Heidenheim
18 Apr 21 Osnabrueck 0 - 3  Fortuna Düssel
17 Apr 21 St Pauli 4 - 0  Wuerzburger Kic
16 Apr 21 Darmstadt 2 - 2  SPVGG Greuther
16 Apr 21 Braunschweig 0 - 0  Paderborn
14 Apr 21 Osnabrueck 0 - 1  Jahn Regensburg

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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
-7

Bochum
-1

Braunschweig
-9

Darmstadt
-3

FC Heidenheim
-7

Fortuna Düsseldo

Hamburg

Hannover

Holstein Kiel
-6

Jahn Regensburg
-8

Karlsruhe
-3

Nurnberg

Osnabrueck
-7

Paderborn

Sandhausen
-8

SPVGG Greuther
-5

St Pauli
-2

Wuerzburger Kic
-8

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