You can now get all the latest live TV fixtures for the 2.Bundesliga right here.
Monday 20th November 2017
|Dynamo Dresden v Kaiserslautern||Bundesliga 2||19:30||BT Sport 3|
Monday 27th November 2017
|Fortuna Dusseldorf v Dynamo Dresden||Bundesliga 2||19:30||BT Sport 3|
The second tier or German football is the 2.Bundesliga or Zweite Bundesliga. The current format for the 2.Bundesliga has been in place since 1974. Initially starting with two leagues it was reduced to the one division that we know today in 1981.
Currently 18 teams contest the 2. Bundesliga with the objective to gain promotion to the Bundesliga or avoid relegation to the 3.Liga.
Promotion & Relegation
The current format of the 2.Bundesliga sees 3 teams promoted to the Bundesliga with the top 2 teams gaining automatic promotion while the third place team plays the 16th positioned team from the Bundesliga in a 2 leg play-off tie.
The same system is in place for relegation from 2.Bundesliga with the bottom 2 teams automatically relegated and the 3rd bottom team playing the team that finished 3rd in the 3.Liga in a 2 leg play-off tie.
To promote and encourage the use of youth systems in German football clubs must have 8 players in their squad that have graduated from the youth set up of a German club and 4 that must come from their own youth system.
The player to have amassed the largest number of 2.Bundesliga appearances is Willi Landgraf who played 508 times for Alemannia Aachen , Rot-Weiss Essen, FC 08 Homburg and FC Guterslogh. The player to have scored the most goals in the division is Dieter Schatzshneider who scored 154 times.
Attendances will always fluctuate in leagues that see a considerable turnover in teams promoted and relegated but the following information gives you the best supported clubs since 1992 and their average attendances.
Season Best supported club Average
1992–93 FC St. Pauli 14,120
1993–94 TSV 1860 München 19,553
1994–95 FC St. Pauli 17,211
1995–96 1. FC Nürnberg 16,465
1996–97 1.FC Kaiserslautern 36,680
1997–98 1. FC Nürnberg 24,759
1998–99 Hannover 96 19,229
1999–2000 1. FC Köln 28,853
2000–01 Borussia Mönchengladbach 23,458
2001–02 Hannover 96 20,562
2002–03 1. FC Köln 26,459
2003–04 1. FC Nürnberg 16,152
2004–05 1. FC Köln 38,482
2005–06 TSV 1860 München 41,932
2006–07 1. FC Köln 42,194
2007–08 1. FC Köln 43,763
2008–09 1. FC Kaiserslautern 34,409
2009–10 1. FC Kaiserslautern 35,398
2010–11 Hertha BSC 46,131
2011–12 Eintracht Frankfurt 37,641
2012–13 1. FC Köln 40,688
2013–14 1. FC Köln 46,176
2014–15 1. FC Kaiserslautern 33,013
2015–16 1. FC Nürnberg 30,723