2017–18 2. Bundesliga

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2. Bundesliga
Season 2017–18
Champions Fortuna Düsseldorf
Promoted Fortuna Düsseldorf
1. FC Nürnberg
Relegated Eintracht Braunschweig
1. FC Kaiserslautern
Matches played 306
Goals scored 843 (2.75 per match)
Top goalscorer Marvin Ducksch
(18 goals)
Biggest home win Union Berlin 5–0 Kaiserslautern
Arminia Bielefeld 5–0 FC St. Pauli
Holstein Kiel 5–0 MSV Duisburg
[1]
Biggest away win MSV Duisburg 1–6 1. FC Nürnberg[1]
Highest scoring 1. FC Heidenheim 3–5 Holstein Kiel
Holstein Kiel 6–2 Eintracht Braunschweig
[1]
Longest winning run 5 games[1]
Fortuna Düsseldorf
Longest unbeaten run 11 games[1]
1. FC Nürnberg
Darmstadt 98
Longest winless run 12 games[1]
Darmstadt 98
Longest losing run 4 games[1]
VfL Bochum
Darmstadt 98
MSV Duisburg
Greuther Fürth
1. FC Kaiserslautern
1. FC Heidenheim
Highest attendance 50,000[1]
Fortuna Düsseldorf v Holstein Kiel
Lowest attendance 4,354[1]
SV Sandhausen v Arminia Bielefeld
Attendance 5,383,923 (17,595 per match)

The 2017–18 2. Bundesliga was the 44th season of the 2. Bundesliga. It began on 28 July 2017 and concluded on 13 May 2018.[2][3]

The fixtures were announced on 29 June 2017.[4]

Teams[edit]

Team changes[edit]

Promoted from 2016–17 3. Liga Relegated from 2016–17 Bundesliga Promoted to 2017–18 Bundesliga Relegated to 2017–18 3. Liga Relegated to Regionalliga Bayern
MSV Duisburg
Holstein Kiel
Jahn Regensburg
FC Ingolstadt
Darmstadt 98
VfB Stuttgart
Hannover 96
Würzburger Kickers
Karlsruher SC
1860 Munich

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Erzgebirge Aue Aue Sparkassen-Erzgebirgsstadion 15,711
Arminia Bielefeld Bielefeld Schüco-Arena 27,300
VfL Bochum Bochum Vonovia-Ruhrstadion 29,299
Eintracht Braunschweig Braunschweig Eintracht-Stadion 23,325
Darmstadt 98 Darmstadt Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor 17,000
Dynamo Dresden Dresden DDV-Stadion 32,066
MSV Duisburg Duisburg MSV-Arena 31,500
Fortuna Düsseldorf Düsseldorf Esprit Arena 54,600
SpVgg Greuther Fürth Fürth Sportpark Ronhof 18,500
1. FC Heidenheim Heidenheim Voith-Arena 15,000
FC Ingolstadt Ingolstadt Audi Sportpark 15,000
1. FC Kaiserslautern Kaiserslautern Fritz-Walter-Stadion 49,780
Holstein Kiel Kiel Holstein-Stadion 11,386
1. FC Nürnberg Nuremberg Max-Morlock-Stadion 50,000
Jahn Regensburg Regensburg Continental Arena 15,224
SV Sandhausen Sandhausen BWT-Stadion am Hardtwald 12,100
FC St. Pauli Hamburg Millerntor-Stadion 29,546
Union Berlin Berlin Alte Försterei 22,012

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Erzgebirge Aue Germany Hannes Drews Germany Martin Männel Nike WätaS Wärmetauscher Sachsen
Arminia Bielefeld Luxembourg Jeff Saibene Germany Julian Börner Joma[5] Schüco, JAB Anstoetz Textilien1
VfL Bochum Germany Robin Dutt Germany Stefano Celozzi Nike Trivago, Viactiv Betriebskrankenkasse1
Eintracht Braunschweig Germany Torsten Lieberknecht Germany Ken Reichel[6] Erima[7] SEAT
Darmstadt 98 Germany Dirk Schuster Turkey Aytaç Sulu Jako Software AG, ROWE Mineralölwerk1
Dynamo Dresden Germany Uwe Neuhaus Germany Marco Hartmann Erima Feldschlößchen, AOK Plus1
MSV Duisburg Bulgaria Iliya Gruev Germany Kevin Wolze Capelli XTiP, Rhein Power1
Fortuna Düsseldorf Germany Friedhelm Funkel Germany Oliver Fink Uhlsport[8] Orthomol,[9] Toyo Tires Reifen1
SpVgg Greuther Fürth Croatia Damir Burić Hungary Balázs Megyeri Hummel Hofmann Personal, BVUK – Gruppe Unternehmensberatung1
1. FC Heidenheim Germany Frank Schmidt Germany Marc Schnatterer Nike Hartmann Gruppe, Voith1
FC Ingolstadt Germany Stefan Leitl Cameroon Marvin Matip Adidas Media Markt, Audi Schanzer Fußballschule1
1. FC Kaiserslautern Germany Michael Frontzeck Germany Daniel Halfar Uhlsport Top12.de1[10]
Holstein Kiel Germany Markus Anfang Germany Rafael Czichos Puma Famila, Lotto Schleswig-Holstein1
1. FC Nürnberg Germany Michael Köllner Germany Hanno Behrens Umbro Nürnberger Versicherung, Godelmann Betonstein1
Jahn Regensburg Germany Achim Beierlorzer Germany Marco Grüttner Saller Netto, Dallmeier electronic1
SV Sandhausen Turkey Kenan Kocak Austria Stefan Kulovits Puma Verivox, BWT1
FC St. Pauli Germany Markus Kauczinski Germany Bernd Nehrig Under Armour Congstar, Astra Brauerei1
1. FC Union Berlin Germany André Hofschneider Germany Felix Kroos Macron Layenberger, Koch Automobile1
1. ^ On the sleeves.

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
FC St. Pauli Germany Ewald Lienen[11] Moved to technical director 30 June 2017 Preseason Germany Olaf Janßen[11] 1 July 2017
Jahn Regensburg Germany Heiko Herrlich[12] Signed by Bayer Leverkusen Germany Achim Beierlorzer[13]
Erzgebirge Aue Germany Domenico Tedesco[14] Signed by Schalke 04 Germany Thomas Letsch[15]
VfL Bochum Netherlands Gertjan Verbeek[16] Sacked 11 July 2017 Germany Ismail Atalan[16] 11 July 2017
Erzgebirge Aue Germany Thomas Letsch[17] 14 August 2017 18th Germany Robin Lenk (interim) 14 August 2017
FC Ingolstadt Germany Maik Walpurgis[18] 22 August 2017 Germany Stefan Leitl[19] 22 August 2017
SpVgg Greuther Fürth Hungary János Radoki[20] 28 August 2017 Germany Mirko Dickhaut (interim) 28 August 2017
Germany Mirko Dickhaut[21] End of caretaker 9 September 2017 Croatia Damir Burić[21] 9 September 2017
Erzgebirge Aue Germany Robin Lenk[22] 8 September 2017 10th Germany Hannes Drews[22] 8 September 2017
1. FC Kaiserslautern Germany Norbert Meier[23] Sacked 20 September 2017 18th Germany Manfred Paula (interim)[23] 20 September 2017
Germany Manfred Paula[24] End of caretaker 27 September 2017 Luxembourg Jeff Strasser[24] 27 September 2017
VfL Bochum Germany Ismail Atalan[25] Sacked 9 October 2017 13th Germany Jens Rasiejewski[25] 9 October 2017
Union Berlin Germany Jens Keller[26] 4 December 2017 4th Germany André Hofschneider[26] 4 December 2017
FC St. Pauli Germany Olaf Janßen[27] 7 December 2017 14th Germany Markus Kauczinski[27] 7 December 2017
Darmstadt 98 Germany Torsten Frings[28] 9 December 2017 16th Germany Dirk Schuster[29] 11 December 2017
1. FC Kaiserslautern Luxembourg Jeff Strasser[30] Resigned 1 February 2018 18th Germany Michael Frontzeck[30] 1 February 2018
VfL Bochum Germany Jens Rasiejewski[31] Sacked 7 February 2018 14th Germany Heiko Butscher (interim)[31] 7 February 2018
Germany Heiko Butscher[32] End of caretaker 11 February 2018 Germany Robin Dutt[32] 11 February 2018

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Fortuna Düsseldorf (C, P) 34 19 6 9 57 43 +14 63 Promotion to Bundesliga
2 1. FC Nürnberg (P) 34 17 9 8 61 39 +22 60
3 Holstein Kiel 34 14 14 6 71 44 +27 56 Qualification to promotion play-offs
4 Arminia Bielefeld 34 12 12 10 51 47 +4 48
5 Jahn Regensburg 34 14 6 14 53 53 0 48
6 VfL Bochum 34 13 9 12 37 40 −3 48
7 MSV Duisburg 34 13 9 12 52 56 −4 48
8 Union Berlin 34 12 11 11 54 46 +8 47
9 FC Ingolstadt 34 12 9 13 47 45 +2 45
10 Darmstadt 98 34 10 13 11 47 45 +2 43
11 SV Sandhausen 34 11 10 13 35 33 +2 43
12 FC St. Pauli 34 11 10 13 35 48 −13 43
13 1. FC Heidenheim 34 11 9 14 50 56 −6 42
14 Dynamo Dresden 34 11 8 15 42 52 −10 41
15 Greuther Fürth 34 10 10 14 37 48 −11 40
16 Erzgebirge Aue (O) 34 10 10 14 35 49 −14 40 Qualification to relegation play-offs
17 Eintracht Braunschweig (R) 34 8 15 11 37 43 −6 39 Relegation to 3. Liga
18 1. FC Kaiserslautern (R) 34 9 8 17 42 55 −13 35
Source: DFB
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away AUE BER BIE BOC BRA DAR DRE DUI DÜS FÜR HEI ING KAI KIE NÜR REG SAN STP
Erzgebirge Aue 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–0 0–0 1–3 0–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 0–3 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–1
Union Berlin 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 3–3 0–1 0–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 5–0 4–3 0–1 2–2 2–1 1–0
Arminia Bielefeld 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–3 0–4 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–3 3–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 5–0
VfL Bochum 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 3–2 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–2 2–0 3–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–1
Eintracht Braunschweig 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 3–2 0–1 3–0 2–0 0–2 1–2 0–0 2–3 2–1 1–1 0–2
Darmstadt 98 1–0 3–1 4–3 1–2 1–1 3–3 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–2[a] 1–1 3–4 0–1 1–2 3–0
Dynamo Dresden 4–0 0–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–2 1–1 3–2 2–2 1–2 0–4 1–1 1–0 0–4 1–3
MSV Duisburg 3–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–2 2–0 1–2 2–0 3–3 2–1 1–4 1–3 1–6 4–1 0–2 2–0
Fortuna Düsseldorf 2–1 3–2 4–2 1–2 2–2 1–0 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 2–1
Greuther Fürth 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 3–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–3 1–2 2–1 4–0
1. FC Heidenheim 2–1 4–3 2–2 1–0 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–2 3–2 3–5 1–0 1–3 2–0 3–1
FC Ingolstadt 1–2 0–1 2–2 0–1 0–2 3–0 4–2 2–2 1–0 3–0 3–0 1–3 1–5 1–1 2–4 0–0 0–1
1. FC Kaiserslautern 0–2 4–3 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–3 3–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1
Holstein Kiel 2–2 2–2 2–1 3–0 6–2 0–0 3–0 5–0 2–2 3–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–1
1. FC Nürnberg 4–1 2–2 1–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–3 0–2 3–2 1–2 3–0 2–2 2–2 1–0 0–1
Jahn Regensburg 1–3 0–2 3–2 0–1 2–1 0–3 0–2 4–0 4–3 3–2 2–0 3–2 3–1 1–2 0–1 2–1 3–1
SV Sandhausen 1–1 1–0 3–1 2–3 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 3–1 0–2 2–0 1–1
FC St. Pauli 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 2–2 2–2 1–2 3–0 1–0 0–4 1–1 3–2 0–0 2–2 1–1
Source: DFB
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The Darmstadt 98 v 1. FC Kaiserslautern match from 24 January 2018 was suspended after 45 minutes (half-time) and a score of 0–0 due to a medical emergency involving 1. FC Kaiserslautern manager Jeff Strasser, the replay took place on 21 February 2018 and finished with a score of 1–2.

Relegation play-offs[edit]

All times are UTC+2.

First leg[edit]

Karlsruher SC 0–0 Erzgebirge Aue
Report
Attendance: 25,906

Second leg[edit]

Erzgebirge Aue 3–1 Karlsruher SC
Bertram Goal 25'53'75' Report Schleusener Goal 44'
Attendance: 16,000

Erzgebirge Aue won 3–1 on aggregate and therefore both clubs remain in their respective leagues.

Statistics[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals[33]
1 Germany Marvin Ducksch Holstein Kiel 18
2 Germany Hanno Behrens 1. FC Nürnberg 14
Austria Lukas Hinterseer VfL Bochum
Germany Steven Skrzybski Union Berlin
5 Germany Marco Grüttner Jahn Regensburg 13
Germany Rouwen Hennings Fortuna Düsseldorf
Germany Andreas Voglsammer Arminia Bielefeld
8 Sweden Sebastian Andersson 1. FC Kaiserslautern 12
Germany Dominick Drexler Holstein Kiel
Sweden Mikael Ishak 1. FC Nürnberg
Germany Sebastian Polter Union Berlin
Germany Kingsley Schindler Holstein Kiel

Clean sheets[edit]

Rank Player Club Clean sheets[34]
1 Germany Marcel Schuhen SV Sandhausen 12
2 Germany Stefan Ortega Arminia Bielefeld 11
3 Germany Robin Himmelmann FC St. Pauli 10
Norway Ørjan Nyland FC Ingolstadt
5 Bosnia and Herzegovina Jasmin Fejzić Eintracht Braunschweig 9
Netherlands Mark Flekken MSV Duisburg
7 Germany Daniel Heuer Fernandes Darmstadt 98 8
United States Kenneth Kronholm Holstein Kiel
9 Seven players 7

Number of teams by state[edit]

Position State Number of teams Teams
1  Bavaria 4 FC Ingolstadt, Greuther Fürth, 1. FC Nürnberg and Jahn Regensburg
 North Rhine-Westphalia 4 Arminia Bielefeld, VfL Bochum, Fortuna Düsseldorf and MSV Duisburg
3  Baden-Württemberg 2 1. FC Heidenheim and SV Sandhausen
 Saxony 2 Dynamo Dresden and Erzgebirge Aue
5  Berlin 1 Union Berlin
 Hamburg 1 FC St. Pauli
 Hesse 1 Darmstadt 98
 Lower Saxony 1 Eintracht Braunschweig
 Rhineland-Palatinate 1 1. FC Kaiserslautern
 Schleswig-Holstein 1 Holstein Kiel

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