|Level on pyramid||2|
|Most championships||1. FC Nuremberg (4 titles)|
The 2. Bundesliga, commonly referred to as 2. Fußball-Bundesliga, is a football league which is the second division in Germany.
Formation[change | change source]
The decision to establish a fully professional league as 2nd level was made by the DFB 1973. It replaced the Regionalligen as 2nd level. The new 2. Bundesliga was split into a northern and a southern division with 20 clubs each. The champions were promoted directly to Bundesliga, the runners-up had two matches to decide the 3rd team which was promoted. 1981 a single 2nd league was established. The two topteams are promoted, the third team plays relegationmatches versus the 16th of the Bundesliga.
Members of the 2. Bundesliga (2021–22 season)[change | change source]
For details on the 2. Bundesliga 2021–22 season, see here.
|Erzgebirge Aue||Aue-Bad Schlema||Erzgebirgsstadion||15,711|
|Darmstadt 98||Darmstadt||Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor||17,000|
|Fortuna Düsseldorf||Düsseldorf||Merkur Spiel-Arena||54,600|
|1. FC Heidenheim||Heidenheim||Voith-Arena||15,000|
|FC Ingolstadt||Ingolstadt||Audi Sportpark||15,000|
|Karlsruher SC||Karlsruhe||BBBank Wildpark||29,699|
|1. FC Nürnberg||Nuremberg||Max-Morlock-Stadion||49,923|
|Jahn Regensburg||Regensburg||Jahnstadion Regensburg||15,210|
|SV Sandhausen||Sandhausen||BWT-Stadion am Hardtwald||15,414|
|Schalke 04||Gelsenkirchen||Arena AufSchalke||62,271|
|FC St. Pauli||Hamburg||Millerntor-Stadion||29,546|
|Werder Bremen||Bremen||Wohninvest Weserstadion||42,100|