2. Bundesliga

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2. Bundesliga
Founded1974
CountryGermany
Level on pyramid2
Most championships1. FC Nuremberg (4 titles)
Websitewww.bundesliga.de/en/liga2

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.

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Erzgebirge Aue Aue-Bad Schlema Erzgebirgsstadion 15,711
Darmstadt 98 Darmstadt Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor 17,000
Dynamo Dresden Dresden Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion 32,066
Fortuna Düsseldorf Düsseldorf Merkur Spiel-Arena 54,600
Hamburger SV Hamburg Volksparkstadion 57,000
Hannover 96 Hanover HDI-Arena 49,000
Hansa Rostock Rostock Ostseestadion 29,000
1. FC Heidenheim Heidenheim Voith-Arena 15,000
Holstein Kiel Kiel Holstein-Stadion 15,034
FC Ingolstadt Ingolstadt Audi Sportpark 15,000
Karlsruher SC Karlsruhe BBBank Wildpark 29,699
1. FC Nürnberg Nuremberg Max-Morlock-Stadion 49,923
SC Paderborn Paderborn Benteler-Arena 15,000
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

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