2018–19 2. Bundesliga

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2. Bundesliga
Season 2018–19
Dates 3 August 2018 – 19 May 2019
Matches played 18
Goals scored 38 (2.11 per match)
Top goalscorer Christopher Buchtmann
Jóan Símun Edmundsson
Daniel Keita-Ruel
Khaled Narey
(2 goals)
Biggest home win Fürth 3–1 Sandhausen
Paderborn 2–0 Regensburg
St. Pauli 2–0 Darmstadt
Biggest away win Hamburg 0–3 Kiel
Sandhausen 0–3 Hamburg
Highest scoring Fürth 3–1 Sandhausen
Attendance 381,364 (21,187 per match)
2019–20
All statistics correct as of 13 August 2018.

The 2018–19 2. Bundesliga is the 45th season of the 2. Bundesliga. It began on 3 August 2018 and will conclude on 19 May 2019.[1]

Teams[edit]

Team changes[edit]

Promoted from 2017–18 3. Liga Relegated from 2017–18 Bundesliga Promoted to 2018–19 Bundesliga Relegated to 2018–19 3. Liga
1. FC Magdeburg
SC Paderborn
Hamburger SV
1. FC Köln
Fortuna Düsseldorf
1. FC Nürnberg
Eintracht Braunschweig
1. FC Kaiserslautern

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Erzgebirge Aue Aue Sparkassen-Erzgebirgsstadion 15,711
Union Berlin Berlin Alte Försterei 22,012
Arminia Bielefeld Bielefeld Schüco-Arena 27,300
VfL Bochum Bochum Ruhrstadion 29,299
Darmstadt 98 Darmstadt Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor 17,000
Dynamo Dresden Dresden DDV-Stadion 32,066
MSV Duisburg Duisburg MSV-Arena 31,500
SpVgg Greuther Fürth Fürth Sportpark Ronhof Thomas Sommer 18,500
Hamburger SV Hamburg Volksparkstadion 57,000
1. FC Heidenheim Heidenheim Voith-Arena 15,000
FC Ingolstadt Ingolstadt Audi Sportpark 15,000
Holstein Kiel Kiel Holstein-Stadion 11,386
1. FC Köln Cologne RheinEnergieStadion 49,698
1. FC Magdeburg Magdeburg MDCC-Arena 27,500
SC Paderborn Paderborn Benteler-Arena 15,000
Jahn Regensburg Regensburg Continental Arena 15,224
SV Sandhausen Sandhausen BWT-Stadion am Hardtwald 15,414
FC St. Pauli Hamburg Millerntor-Stadion 29,546

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Erzgebirge Aue Germany Daniel Meyer Germany Martin Männel Nike WätaS Wärmetauscher Sachsen
Union Berlin Switzerland Urs Fischer Germany Christopher Trimmel Macron Layenberger, Koch Automobile1
Arminia Bielefeld Luxembourg Jeff Saibene Germany Julian Börner Joma[2] Schüco, JAB Anstoetz Textilien1
VfL Bochum Germany Robin Dutt France Anthony Losilla Nike Tricorp Workwear, Viactiv Betriebskrankenkasse1
Darmstadt 98 Germany Dirk Schuster Turkey Aytaç Sulu Craft Software AG, ROWE Mineralölwerk1
Dynamo Dresden Germany Uwe Neuhaus Germany Marco Hartmann Craft Feldschlößchen, AOK Plus1
MSV Duisburg Bulgaria Iliya Gruev Germany Kevin Wolze Capelli XTiP, Rhein Power1
SpVgg Greuther Fürth Croatia Damir Burić Germany Marco Caligiuri Hummel Hofmann Personal, BVUK – Gruppe Unternehmensberatung1
Hamburger SV Germany Christian Titz Germany Aaron Hunt Adidas Emirates, Popp Feinkost1
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
Holstein Kiel Germany Tim Walter Germany Dominik Schmidt Puma Famila, Lotto Schleswig-Holstein1
1. FC Köln Germany Markus Anfang Germany Jonas Hector Uhlsport REWE, DEVK1
1. FC Magdeburg Germany Jens Härtel Germany Nils Butzen Uhlsport FAM
SC Paderborn Germany Steffen Baumgart Germany Christian Strohdiek Saller Mediacom
Jahn Regensburg Germany Achim Beierlorzer Germany Marco Grüttner Saller Netto, Dallmeier electronic1
SV Sandhausen Turkey Kenan Kocak Germany Denis Linsmayer Puma Verivox, BWT1
FC St. Pauli Germany Markus Kauczinski Germany Bernd Nehrig Under Armour Congstar, Astra Brauerei1

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
1. FC Köln Germany Stefan Ruthenbeck[3] End of contract 30 June 2018 Preseason Germany Markus Anfang[3] 1 July 2018
Holstein Kiel Germany Markus Anfang[3] Signed for 1. FC Köln Germany Tim Walter[4]
Union Berlin Germany André Hofschneider[5] Sacked Switzerland Urs Fischer[6]
Erzgebirge Aue Germany Hannes Drews[7] Resigned Germany Daniel Meyer[8]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 FC St. Pauli 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 6 Promotion to Bundesliga
2 Holstein Kiel 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 4
3 1. FC Köln 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4 Qualification to promotion play-offs
4 Greuther Fürth 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 4
5 Arminia Bielefeld 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4
6 Union Berlin 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4
7 SC Paderborn 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 3
8 Hamburger SV 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3
9 Dynamo Dresden 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
9 VfL Bochum 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
11 Jahn Regensburg 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1 3
12 Darmstadt 98 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 3
13 1. FC Heidenheim 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
14 FC Ingolstadt 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1
15 1. FC Magdeburg 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
16 Erzgebirge Aue 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1 Qualification to relegation play-offs
17 MSV Duisburg 2 0 0 2 0 3 −3 0 Relegation to 3. Liga
18 SV Sandhausen 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5 0
Updated to match(es) played on 13 August 2018. Source: DFB
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points; 5) Head-to-head goal difference; 6) Head-to-head goals scored; 7) Head-to-head away goals scored; 8) Away goals scored; 9) Play-off.[9]

Results[edit]

Home \ Away AUE BER BIE BOC DAR DRE DUI FÜR HAM HEI ING KIE KÖL MAG PAD REG SAN STP
Erzgebirge Aue 0–0
Union Berlin 1–0
Arminia Bielefeld 2–1
VfL Bochum 0–2
Darmstadt 98 1–0
Dynamo Dresden 1–0
MSV Duisburg 0–2
Greuther Fürth 3–1
Hamburger SV 0–3 a
1. FC Heidenheim 1–1
FC Ingolstadt 1–1
Holstein Kiel 1–1
1. FC Köln 1–1
1. FC Magdeburg 1–2
SC Paderborn 2–0
Jahn Regensburg 2–1
SV Sandhausen 0–3
FC St. Pauli 2–0 a
Updated to match(es) played on 13 August 2018. Source: DFB
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Top scorers[edit]

As of 13 August 2018
Rank Player Club Goals[10]
1 Germany Christopher Buchtmann St. Pauli 2
Faroe Islands Jóan Símun Edmundsson Arminia Bielefeld
Germany Daniel Keita-Ruel Greuther Fürth
Germany Khaled Narey Hamburger SV
5 28 players 1

Number of teams by state[edit]

Position State Number of teams Teams
1  North Rhine-Westphalia 5 Arminia Bielefeld, VfL Bochum, MSV Duisburg, 1. FC Köln and SC Paderborn
2  Bavaria 3 Greuther Fürth, FC Ingolstadt and Jahn Regensburg
3  Baden-Württemberg 2 1. FC Heidenheim and SV Sandhausen
 Hamburg 2 Hamburger SV and FC St. Pauli
 Saxony 2 Erzgebirge Aue and Dynamo Dresden
6  Berlin 1 Union Berlin
 Hesse 1 Darmstadt 98
 Saxony-Anhalt 1 1. FC Magdeburg
 Schleswig-Holstein 1 Holstein Kiel

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DFB-Präsidium verabschiedet Rahmenterminkalender 2018/2019" [DFB executive committee adopts 2018–19 framework schedule]. DFB.de (in German). German Football Association. 8 December 2017. Retrieved 8 December 2017. 
  2. ^ "Arminia Bielefeld verabschiedet sich von Ausrüster Saller". nw.de. Zeitungsverlag Neue Westfälische GmbH & Co. KG. 10 April 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Von der Kieler Förde an den Rhein: Markus Anfang wird neuer Trainer des 1. FC Köln". bundesliga.com. 17 April 2018. 
  4. ^ "Kiel hat einen Coach: Tim Walter übernimmt für Anfang". kicker.de. 22 May 2018. 
  5. ^ "Union Berlin trennt sich von Hofschneider". kicker.de. 17 April 2018. 
  6. ^ "Urs Fischer wird neuer Trainer von Union Berlin" [Urs Fischer becomes the new coach of Union Berlin]. kicker.de (in German). 1 June 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018. 
  7. ^ "Aues Trainer Drews verlässt den Verein auf eigenen Wunsch". wz.de. 28 May 2018. 
  8. ^ "Aue stellt seinen neuen Cheftrainer Meyer vor" [Aue presents new head coach Meyer]. kicker.de (in German). 14 June 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2018. 
  9. ^ "Spielordnung" [Match rules] (PDF). DFL.de (in German). Deutsche Fußball Liga. 1 July 2018. p. 3. Retrieved 27 July 2018. 
  10. ^ "2. Bundesliga Torjäger 2018/19" [2. Bundesliga goalscorers 2018–19]. kicker.de (in German). 

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