2017–18 3. Liga

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3. Liga
3. Liga logo (2017).svg
Season 2017–18
Dates 21 July 2017 – 12 May 2018
Champions 1. FC Magdeburg
Promoted 1. FC Magdeburg
SC Paderborn
Relegated Werder Bremen II
Chemnitzer FC
Rot-Weiß Erfurt
Matches played 380
Goals scored 1,038 (2.73 per match)
Top goalscorer Manuel Schäffler
(22 goals)
Biggest home win Paderborn 7–1 Bremen II
Biggest away win Osnabrück 0−5 Paderborn
Highest scoring Halle 4−4 Paderborn
Paderborn 7–1 Bremen II
Wiesbaden 6–2 Münster
Rostock 5–3 Köln
Attendance 2,348,630 (6,181 per match)

The 2017–18 3. Liga was the tenth season of the 3. Liga. It began on 21 July 2017 and concluded on 12 May 2018.

The fixtures were announced on 4 July 2017.[1]

Teams[edit]

Team changes[edit]

Promoted from 2016–17 Regionalliga Relegated from 2016–17 2. Bundesliga Promoted to 2017–18 2. Bundesliga Relegated from 2016–17 3. Liga
Carl Zeiss Jena
SV Meppen
SpVgg Unterhaching
Karlsruher SC
Würzburger Kickers
MSV Duisburg
Holstein Kiel
Jahn Regensburg
FSV Frankfurt
Mainz 05 II

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
VfR Aalen Aalen Scholz-Arena 14,500
Chemnitzer FC Chemnitz Stadion an der Gellertstraße 18,712
Rot-Weiß Erfurt Erfurt Steigerwaldstadion 18,611
SG Sonnenhof Großaspach Aspach Mechatronik Arena 10,000
Carl Zeiss Jena Jena Ernst-Abbe-Sportfeld 12,990
Hallescher FC Halle Erdgas Sportpark 15,057
Karlsruher SC Karlsruhe Wildparkstadion 29,699
Fortuna Köln Cologne Südstadion 14,800
Sportfreunde Lotte Lotte Sportpark am Lotter Kreuz 7,414
1. FC Magdeburg Magdeburg MDCC-Arena 27,500
SV Meppen Meppen Hänsch-Arena 16,500
Preußen Münster Münster Preußenstadion 15,050
VfL Osnabrück Osnabrück Osnatel-Arena 16,667
SC Paderborn Paderborn Benteler Arena 15,000
Hansa Rostock Rostock Ostseestadion 29,000
SpVgg Unterhaching Unterhaching Alpenbauer Sportpark 15,053
SV Wehen Wiesbaden Wiesbaden BRITA-Arena 12,250
Werder Bremen II Bremen Weserstadion Platz 11 5,500
Würzburger Kickers Würzburg Flyeralarm Arena 14,500
FSV Zwickau Zwickau Stadion Zwickau 10,049

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
VfR Aalen Germany Peter Vollmann Germany Marc Endres Saller Prowin
Chemnitzer FC Germany David Bergner Germany Kevin Conrad adidas Ahorn Hotels
Rot-Weiß Erfurt Germany Stefan Emmerling Germany Jens Möckel Jako Thüringer Energie AG
SG Sonnenhof Großaspach Germany Sascha Hildmann Germany Daniel Hägele Hummel Urbacher Mineralquellen
Hallescher FC Germany Rico Schmitt United States Royal-Dominique Fennell Puma Halplus
Carl Zeiss Jena Germany Mark Zimmermann Germany René Eckardt Puma Medipolis
Karlsruher SC Germany Alois Schwartz Germany Kai Bülow Jako Klaiber Markisen
Fortuna Köln Germany Uwe Koschinat Germany Hamdi Dahmani Jako HIT Handelsgruppe
Sportfreunde Lotte Germany Andreas Golombek Germany Tim Wendel Puma FRIMO Group
1. FC Magdeburg Germany Jens Härtel Poland Marius Sowislo Uhlsport FAM
SV Meppen Germany Christian Neidhart Germany Martin Wagner Nike KiK xxl
Preußen Münster Germany Marco Antwerpen Germany Adriano Grimaldi Nike Tuja Zeitarbeit
VfL Osnabrück Germany Daniel Thioune Germany Christian Groß adidas Sparkasse
SC Paderborn Germany Steffen Baumgart Germany Christian Strohdiek Saller Mediacom
Hansa Rostock Bulgaria Pavel Dochev France Amaury Bischoff Nike kurzurlaub.de
SpVgg Unterhaching Germany Claus Schromm Germany Ulrich Taffertshofer adidas Alpenbauer
SV Wehen Wiesbaden Germany Rüdiger Rehm Poland David Blacha Nike Brita
Werder Bremen II Germany Sven Hübscher Poland Rafael Kazior Nike Wiesenhof
Würzburger Kickers Germany Michael Schiele Germany Sebastian Neumann Jako s.Oliver
FSV Zwickau Germany Torsten Ziegner Germany Toni Wachsmuth Puma Zwickauer Energieversorgung

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Chemnitzer FC Germany Sven Köhler[2] Resigned 30 June 2017 Preseason Germany Horst Steffen[3] 1 July 2017
Hansa Rostock Germany Uwe Ehlers[2] End of caretaker Bulgaria Pavel Dochev[2]
Würzburger Kickers Germany Bernd Hollerbach[4] Sacked Germany Stephan Schmidt[4]
SG Sonnenhof Großaspach Germany Oliver Zapel[5] Resigned Germany Sascha Hildmann[6]
Sportfreunde Lotte Germany Ismail Atalan[7] Signed by VfL Bochum 11 July 2017 Germany Oscar Corrochano[8] 14 July 2017
Germany Oscar Corrochano[9] Resigned 27 July 2017 18th Germany Marc Fascher[9] 27 July 2017
Karlsruher SC Germany Marc-Patrick Meister[10] Sacked 20 August 2017 15th Germany Christian Eichner
Bosnia and Herzegovina Zlatan Bajramović (joint caretakers)
20 August 2017
Germany Christian Eichner
Bosnia and Herzegovina Zlatan Bajramović
End of tenure as caretakers 29 August 2017 16th Germany Alois Schwartz[11] 29 August 2017
Rot-Weiß Erfurt Germany Stefan Krämer[12] Sacked 2 October 2017 20th Germany David Bergner[12] 2 October 2017
Würzburger Kickers Germany Stephan Schmidt[13] 17th Germany Michael Schiele[13][14]
VfL Osnabrück United States Joe Enochs[15] 4 October 2017 19th Germany Daniel Thioune[16] 5 October 2017
Werder Bremen II Germany Florian Kohfeldt[17] Promoted to Werder Bremen 30 October 2017 16th Germany Oliver Zapel[18] 13 November 2017
Sportfreunde Lotte Germany Marc Fascher[19] Sacked 1 November 2017 16th Germany Andreas Golombek[19] 1 November 2017
Rot-Weiß Erfurt Germany David Bergner[20] 20 November 2017 20th Germany Stefan Emmerling[20] 20 November 2017
Preußen Münster Germany Benno Möhlmann[21] 10 December 2017 16th Germany Marco Antwerpen[22] 12 December 2017
Chemnitzer FC Germany Horst Steffen[23] 2 January 2018 19th Serbia Sreto Ristić (interim)[23] 2 January 2018
Serbia Sreto Ristić[24] End of caretaker tenure 6 January 2018 Germany David Bergner[24] 6 January 2018
Werder Bremen II Germany Oliver Zapel[25] Sacked 5 February 2018 19th Germany Sven Hübscher[25] 5 February 2018
FSV Zwickau Germany Torsten Ziegner[26] Sacked 25 April 2018 16th Germany Danny König (interim)[26] 25 April 2018

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 1. FC Magdeburg (C, P) 38 27 4 7 70 32 +38 85 Promotion to 2. Bundesliga
2 SC Paderborn (P) 38 25 8 5 90 33 +57 83
3 Karlsruher SC 38 19 12 7 49 29 +20 69 Qualification to promotion play-offs
4 Wehen Wiesbaden 38 21 5 12 76 39 +37 68
5 Würzburger Kickers 38 17 10 11 53 46 +7 61
6 Hansa Rostock 38 16 12 10 48 34 +14 60
7 SV Meppen 38 15 13 10 50 47 +3 58
8 Fortuna Köln 38 15 9 14 53 48 +5 54
9 SpVgg Unterhaching 38 16 6 16 54 55 −1 54
10 Preußen Münster 38 14 10 14 50 49 +1 52
11 Carl Zeiss Jena 38 14 10 14 49 59 −10 52
12 VfR Aalen 38 13 11 14 48 57 −9 50
13 Hallescher FC 38 13 10 15 52 54 −2 49
14 Sonnenhof Großaspach 38 12 11 15 55 60 −5 47
15 FSV Zwickau 38 10 11 17 38 55 −17 41
16 Sportfreunde Lotte 38 11 7 20 43 60 −17 40
17 VfL Osnabrück 38 8 13 17 47 67 −20 37
18 Werder Bremen II[a] (R) 38 6 13 19 39 62 −23 31 Relegation to Regionalliga
19 Chemnitzer FC[b] (R) 38 8 7 23 48 74 −26 22
20 Rot-Weiß Erfurt[c] (R) 38 5 8 25 26 78 −52 13
Source: DFB
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Werder Bremen II is ineligible for promotion as a reserve team cannot compete in the 2. Bundesliga or above.
  2. ^ On 23 April 2018, Chemnitzer FC was deducted nine points after filing for insolvency, where Chemnitz did not appeal against.[27][28]
  3. ^ On 13 February 2018, Rot-Weiß Erfurt was deducted one point, which Erfurt appealed against.[29][30] It was denied on 23 February 2018 and confirmed on 13 March 2018.[31][32] Another nine points were deducted, on 29 March 2018, after Erfurt filed for insolvency.[33] It was made official on 6 April 2018 after Erfurt did not appeal against it.[34]

Results[edit]

Home \ Away AAL BR2 CHE ERF GRO HAL JEN KAR KÖL LOT MAG MEP MÜN OSN PAD ROS UNT WIE WÜR ZWI
VfR Aalen 1–0 3–2 1–1 4–1 2–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 3–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 0–5 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–3 2–2
Werder Bremen II 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–5 1–2 2–4 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–3 2–1 2–4 2–2 0–2 1–1 3–0 0–0 0–1 0–0
Chemnitzer FC 2–4 2–1 1–0 2–3 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 3–1 2–3 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–2 1–1 2–1 1–4 0–3 1–0
Rot-Weiß Erfurt 0–1 0–3 0–5 0–6 1–1 1–0 1–3 2–1 2–3 3–1 0–0 1–1 4–4 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–3
Sonnenhof Großaspach 0–0 2–2 3–1 1–0 0–3 0–0 1–0 1–3 1–1 4–1 2–3 2–2 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–3 1–3 2–0
Hallescher FC 3–2 1–0 0–3 3–0 3–0 0–2 0–1 0–3 1–0 0–2 2–0 3–0 1–0 4–4 0–2 1–2 2–1 1–3 2–0
Carl Zeiss Jena 3–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–2 2–2 1–5 2–2 2–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 2–1 4–3 1–2 2–1
Karlsruher SC 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–3 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 2–0 1–0
Fortuna Köln 1–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–3 1–1 1–0 4–0 0–3 1–2 0–2 2–4 3–0 2–4 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–1
Sportfreunde Lotte 2–0 3–2 3–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 4–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–2 0–0 2–3 1–2 0–2 2–1 0–1 1–3 1–0
1. FC Magdeburg 6–1 4–1 4–1 3–0 3–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 3–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–3 0–0 2–1 2–2
SV Meppen 1–1 2–2 3–2 3–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 4–0
Preußen Münster 1–1 0–1 1–0 5–0 1–4 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–0 0–1 3–0 4–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–2
VfL Osnabrück 4–1 1–1 6–1 0–1 2–1 3–3 1–2 0–0 2–2 1–0 0–2 2–2 0–1 0–5 1–1 2–0 0–4 1–1 4–0
SC Paderborn 3–0 7–1 3–2 0–1 5–0 0–0 6–0 0–2 3–1 5–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 3–0 3–1 0–0 2–0
Hansa Rostock 1–0 0–0 3–1 3–1 0–0 4–2 0–0 0–3 5–3 0–3 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–3 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1
SpVgg Unterhaching 0–1 1–0 4–2 1–1 1–4 1–1 3–2 3–2 2–2 3–0 0–1 4–0 1–0 4–1 0–3 0–3 0–1 3–2 2–1
Wehen Wiesbaden 2–0 2–2 2–1 4–2 5–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 0–1 6–2 5–1 4–1 0–1 1–0 0–2 3–0
Würzburger Kickers 2–2 1–1 0–0 4–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–3 0–3 0–2 0–5 1–1
FSV Zwickau 2–2 1–0 3–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–4 1–0 1–1 3–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–3 1–0 1–3 0–2 0–1
Source: DFB
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals[35]
1 Germany Manuel Schäffler Wehen Wiesbaden 22
2 Germany Benjamin Girth SV Meppen 19
Germany Stephan Hain SpVgg Unterhaching
Germany Sven Michel SC Paderborn
5 Germany Fabian Schleusener Karlsruher SC 17
Germany Philip Türpitz 1. FC Magdeburg
7 Switzerland Stephan Andrist Wehen Wiesbaden 15
Germany Adriano Grimaldi Preußen Münster
Germany Daniel Keita-Ruel Fortuna Köln
10 Germany Christian Beck 1. FC Magdeburg 13
Germany Daniel Frahn Chemnitzer FC
Poland Matthias Morys VfR Aalen

Number of teams by state[edit]

Position State Number of teams Teams
1  North Rhine-Westphalia 4 Fortuna Köln, Sportfreunde Lotte, Preußen Münster and SC Paderborn
2  Baden-Württemberg 3 VfR Aalen, SG Sonnenhof Großaspach and Karlsruher SC
3  Bavaria 2 SpVgg Unterhaching and Würzburger Kickers
 Lower Saxony 2 SV Meppen and VfL Osnabrück
 Saxony 2 Chemnitzer FC and FSV Zwickau
 Saxony-Anhalt 2 Hallescher FC and 1. FC Magdeburg
 Thuringia 2 Rot-Weiß Erfurt and Carl Zeiss Jena
8  Bremen 1 Werder Bremen II
 Hesse 1 Wehen Wiesbaden
 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 1 Hansa Rostock

References[edit]

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  35. ^ Goalscorers