1977–78 2. Bundesliga

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2. Bundesliga
Season 1977–78
Champions Nord: Arminia Bielefeld
Süd: Darmstadt 98
Promoted Nord: Arminia Bielefeld
Süd: Darmstadt 98
1. FC Nürnberg
Relegated Nord: 1. FC Bocholt
OSC Bremerhaven
Schwarz-Weiß Essen
Süd: FC Bayern Hof
VfR 1910 Bürstadt
Kickers Würzburg
FK Pirmasens
Matches played Nord: 380
Süd: 380
Top goalscorer Nord: Horst Hrubesch
(42 goals)
Süd: Emanuel Günther
(27 goals)
Average attendance Nord: 5,617
Süd: 5,240

The 1977–78 2. Bundesliga season was the fourth season of the 2. Bundesliga, the second tier of the German football league system. It was played in two regional divisions, Nord and Süd.

Arminia Bielefeld, Darmstadt 98 and 1. FC Nürnberg were promoted to the Bundesliga while 1. FC Bocholt, OSC Bremerhaven, Schwarz-Weiß Essen, FC Bayern Hof, VfR 1910 Bürstadt, Kickers Würzburg and FK Pirmasens were relegated to the Oberligas.

Nord[edit]

For the 1977–78 season saw 1. FC Bocholt, OSC Bremerhaven and Rot-Weiß Lüdenscheid promoted to the 2. Bundesliga from the Oberliga and Amateurligas while Tennis Borussia Berlin and Rot-Weiss Essen had been relegated to the 2. Bundesliga Nord from the Bundesliga.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Arminia Bielefeld (C) (P) 38 23 5 10 74 40 +34 51 Promotion to Bundesliga
2 Rot-Weiss Essen 38 21 8 9 82 49 +33 50 Promotion playoff
3 Preußen Münster 38 18 13 7 65 47 +18 49
4 Fortuna Köln 38 19 10 9 79 62 +17 48
5 Hannover 96 38 19 5 14 68 57 +11 43
6 SG Wattenscheid 09 38 16 9 13 76 65 +11 41
7 KFC Uerdingen 38 15 11 12 75 64 +11 41
8 Bayer Leverkusen 38 16 7 15 58 51 +7 39
9 SG Union Solingen 38 13 13 12 60 60 0 39
10 Tennis Borussia Berlin 38 12 12 14 58 57 +1 36
11 Wuppertaler SV 38 12 12 14 56 59 −3 36
12 Westfalia Herne 38 12 11 15 53 59 −6 35
13 Rot-Weiß Lüdenscheid 38 12 11 15 59 75 −16 35
14 Alemannia Aachen 38 10 14 14 51 62 −11 34
15 Arminia Hannover 38 12 10 16 63 78 −15 34
16 VfL Osnabrück 38 9 15 14 56 62 −6 33
17 SC Herford (R) 38 12 9 17 51 58 −7 33 Relegation to Oberliga
18 1. FC Bocholt (R) 38 13 6 19 65 70 −5 32
19 OSC Bremerhaven (R) 38 11 10 17 61 88 −27 32
20 Schwarz-Weiss Essen (R) 38 4 11 23 45 92 −47 19

Source: Bundesliga.de
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away AAC TBB DSC BHO OSC RWE SWE H96 SVA HER SCW FKO B04 RWL PRM OSN SGU B05 SGW WSV
Alemannia Aachen 1–4 1–2 3–0 0–1 0–1 4–1 1–1 1–0 5–3 1–1 3–0 1–0 3–4 0–0 3–2 3–3 3–3 0–1 1–0
Tennis Borussia Berlin 2–2 3–2 1–0 3–1 1–2 1–0 3–2 6–0 3–2 2–1 1–3 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 3–0 1–1 1–0 0–0
Arminia Bielefeld 2–0 4–1 2–3 4–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 6–0 2–0 2–0 2–4 1–3 4–0 2–0 3–3 3–0 3–1 2–0 3–1
1. FC Bocholt 3–0 4–3 5–0 3–1 4–3 3–1 3–0 2–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–2 0–2 1–0
OSC Bremerhaven 2–1 3–3 0–3 3–2 0–1 2–1 1–0 4–1 2–1 2–2 1–3 1–2 2–2 2–3 1–1 5–2 2–4 1–1 0–0
Rot-Weiss Essen 3–1 4–3 2–0 4–1 6–1 4–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–2 2–1 3–2 3–1 4–4 4–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 6–0
Schwarz-Weiß Essen 0–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 3–3 3–3 3–4 2–4 0–3 2–2 2–2 1–2 0–1 1–1 3–2 1–1 2–1 0–3 4–2
Hannover 96 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 3–1 1–2 3–1 1–2 3–1 1–3 2–1 0–0 4–2 2–2 2–0 4–1 1–1
Arminia Hannover 3–3 1–1 0–0 6–4 3–4 0–0 5–1 0–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 3–4 3–0
SC Herford 0–0 1–1 2–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–2 0–2 2–0 1–4 0–0 4–0 1–1 3–1 0–2 3–2 1–2 1–1
Westfalia Herne 0–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 2–4 2–3 1–2 2–2 4–1 3–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 1–1
Fortuna Köln 1–1 2–1 0–2 4–2 4–1 3–1 3–2 3–2 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–0 2–0 4–3 1–1 2–2 3–2 2–2 2–1
Bayer Leverkusen 0–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 3–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 4–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–4 1–0 0–2 0–2 7–0 0–0 2–0
Rot-Weiß Lüdenscheid 2–2 2–1 1–4 4–2 4–1 3–2 1–1 2–5 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–4 1–0 1–0 3–2 3–3
Preußen Münster 1–1 0–0 0–1 3–2 3–0 2–0 3–0 3–1 3–2 2–1 2–2 3–1 0–1 4–1 3–0 1–1 1–4 1–0 1–0
VfL Osnabrück 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 6–1 1–3 3–0 0–1 2–2 2–2 3–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–1
Union Solingen 3–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–2 5–3 3–3 2–1 0–3 2–3 3–1 3–4 1–1 0–0 5–2 1–1
Bayer Uerdingen 5–2 2–0 0–2 3–2 7–1 1–0 3–1 1–3 1–2 3–1 4–1 1–0 1–1 3–2 2–3 0–0 1–1 2–2 3–3
SG Wattenscheid 3–0 4–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 3–2 4–0 0–1 3–2 3–0 2–2 5–2 3–3 3–1 3–0 5–3 3–1 2–5 0–2
Wuppertaler SV 3–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–3 2–3 2–1 3–1 3–0 1–1 4–3 2–2 2–3 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–2
Source: DFB
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

The league's top scorers:[1]

Goals Player Team
42 Germany Horst Hrubesch Rot-Weiss Essen
25 Germany Friedhelm Funkel Bayer Uerdingen
24 Germany Karl-Heinz Mrosko Arminia Hannover
21 Sweden Jan Mattsson Bayer Uerdingen
19 Germany Werner Lenz SG Union Solingen
18 Germany Volker Graul Fortuna Köln
Germany Heinz-Josef Kehr Tennis Borussia Berlin
16 Germany Hans-Günter Bruns SG Wattenscheid 09
Germany Norbert Eilenfeldt Arminia Bielefeld
Germany Ewald Hammes SG Wattenscheid 09
Germany Karl-Heinz Mödrath Fortuna Köln
Germany Hans-Günther Plücken SG Union Solingen
Germany Winfried Stradt Tennis Borussia Berlin

Süd[edit]

For the 1977–78 season saw Freiburger FC, Kickers Würzburg, VfR Oli Bürstadt and Wormatia Worms promoted to the 2. Bundesliga from the Amateurligas and Karlsruher SC relegated to the 2. Bundesliga Süd from the Bundesliga.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Darmstadt 98 (C) (P) 38 26 6 6 90 43 +47 58 Promotion to Bundesliga
2 1. FC Nürnberg (P) 38 22 9 7 75 46 +29 53 Promotion playoff
3 FC Homburg 38 20 9 9 65 45 +20 49
4 SpVgg Bayreuth 38 22 4 12 79 50 +29 48
5 Kickers Offenbach 38 18 10 10 88 54 +34 46
6 SpVgg Fürth 38 19 8 11 73 42 +31 46
7 Karlsruher SC 38 20 5 13 76 54 +22 45
8 Waldhof Mannheim 38 15 12 11 76 50 +26 42
9 Wormatia Worms 38 16 10 12 63 56 +7 42
10 Stuttgarter Kickers 38 14 12 12 63 71 −8 40
11 FV Würzburg 38 13 12 13 52 53 −1 38
12 Eintracht Trier 38 14 7 17 58 64 −6 35
13 Freiburger FC 38 12 11 15 58 71 −13 35
14 FC Augsburg 38 12 10 16 57 54 +3 34
15 FSV Frankfurt 38 11 12 15 54 62 −8 34
16 KSV Baunatal 38 13 8 17 55 80 −25 34
17 Bayern Hof (R) 38 13 7 18 45 62 −17 33 Relegation to Oberliga
18 VfR Bürstadt (R) 38 10 5 23 48 68 −20 25
19 Würzburger Kickers (R) 38 4 9 25 38 93 −55 17
20 FK Pirmasens (R) 38 1 4 33 25 120 −95 6

Source: Bundesliga.de
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away FCA BAU BAY BUE D98 FSV FFC FUE HOF HOM KSC FCN KOF FKP SKI TRI CWA W08 FVW FCW
FC Augsburg 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–3 5–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 4–0 2–3 0–0 1–1 8–0 2–3 3–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 3–2
KSV Baunatal 2–0 3–2 2–0 0–1 4–2 2–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–5 2–1 3–2 3–3 3–0 2–2 1–3 1–0 4–1
SpVgg Bayreuth 0–2 4–1 5–1 3–0 3–0 2–0 3–1 3–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 3–3 7–1 5–1 2–1 2–2 5–0 2–1 2–0
VfR Bürstadt 4–1 3–1 1–3 1–2 2–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 2–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 0–3 3–0
Darmstadt 98 3–2 6–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 6–1 2–0 4–1 3–1 3–2 2–0 4–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 0–4 4–0 2–0 6–0
FSV Frankfurt 3–0 2–1 3–1 3–3 4–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 3–1 3–2 0–1 1–1 1–2 3–0
Freiburger FC 2–2 3–2 2–2 0–1 0–3 2–1 1–1 3–2 3–2 2–2 0–0 3–3 5–0 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 4–1
SpVgg Fürth 0–0 2–0 0–0 4–0 2–0 4–0 6–2 4–1 2–3 2–0 0–2 3–2 5–0 4–1 2–0 3–1 3–2 3–0 2–0
Bayern Hof 1–0 1–2 2–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 3–2 3–1 1–0 2–3 4–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–1
FC Homburg 2–0 5–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 6–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 2–2 1–1 4–2 0–2 3–0 3–2 4–0 3–2 1–0
Karlsruher SC 2–0 3–2 4–1 4–0 2–0 4–3 1–2 1–1 3–0 2–3 3–1 5–3 1–0 3–0 2–2 2–1 0–2 3–0 6–0
1. FC Nürnberg 2–1 2–0 3–2 2–1 6–4 1–1 3–1 2–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 4–1 3–0 1–3 3–1 3–1 4–1
Kickers Offenbach 2–0 5–0 3–1 7–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 4–1 7–0 4–0 3–1 2–1 4–0 5–0
FK Pirmasens 0–1 1–2 1–2 0–9 1–6 3–0 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–3 1–3 2–2 0–4 0–5 1–2 0–1 2–2
Stuttgarter Kickers 2–1 3–1 4–0 2–1 1–4 4–1 2–2 0–4 2–0 0–1 1–1 3–3 2–2 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 2–2
Eintracht Trier 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 5–1 4–0 1–4 2–2 3–0 5–0 1–0 3–2 2–0 1–1 0–0
SV Chio Waldhof 4–4 5–0 1–2 4–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 0–0 3–2 0–2 0–1 2–1 4–3 4–2 2–2 3–1 1–2 6–0 1–1
Wormatia Worms 0–0 4–1 4–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 0–0 3–2 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–1 6–3 1–1 1–2 3–0
FV Würzburg 04 3–2 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–2 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 4–0 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 4–0
Würzburger Kickers 1–2 2–2 0–1 2–6 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 3–0 3–4 2–0 3–4 0–3 2–1 1–1 2–2
Source: DFB
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

The league's top scorers:[2]

Goals Player Team
27 Germany Emanuel Günther Karlsruher SC
25 Germany Peter Cestonaro SV Darmstadt 98
Germany Uwe Sommerer SpVgg Bayreuth
21 Germany Georg Beichle FC Augsburg
Germany Manfred Drexler SV Darmstadt 98
Germany Werner Seubert VfR Wormatia Worms
Germany Erich Unger SpVgg Fürth
18 Germany Klaus Heinlein SpVgg Fürth
Germany Hans-Otto Jordan VfR 1910 Bürstadt
16 Germany Lothar Leiendecker Eintracht Trier

Promotion play-offs[edit]

The final place in the Bundesliga was contested between the two runners-up in the Nord and Süd divisions. 1. FC Nürnberg won on aggregate and were promoted to the Bundesliga.[3]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
1. FC Nürnberg (S) 3–2 Rot-Weiss Essen (N) 1–0 2–2

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2. Bundesliga 1977/1978 Nord Torschützenliste (in German) Weltfussball.de – Top scorers, accessed: 8 November 2015
  2. ^ 2. Bundesliga 1977/1978 Süd Torschützenliste (in German) Weltfussball.de – Top scorers, accessed: 8 November 2015
  3. ^ Relegation Bundesliga 1977/1978 (in German) Weltfussball.de – Promotion round, accessed: 8 November 2015

External links[edit]