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The 1996–97 2. Bundesliga season was the twenty-third season of the 2. Bundesliga, the second tier of the German football league system.

2. Bundesliga
Season1996–97
Champions1. FC Kaiserslautern
Promoted1. FC Kaiserslautern
VfL Wolfsburg
Hertha BSC
RelegatedSV Waldhof Mannheim
VfB Lübeck
Rot-Weiss Essen
VfB Oldenburg
Matches played306
Top goalscorerAngelo Vier
(18 goals)
Average attendance8,952

1. FC Kaiserslautern, VfL Wolfsburg and Hertha BSC were promoted to the Bundesliga while SV Waldhof Mannheim, VfB Lübeck, Rot-Weiss Essen and VfB Oldenburg were relegated to the Regionalliga.

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League tableEdit

For the 1996–97 season VfB Oldenburg, Rot-Weiss Essen, FC Gütersloh and Stuttgarter Kickers were newly promoted to the 2. Bundesliga from the Regionalliga while 1. FC Kaiserslautern, Eintracht Frankfurt and KFC Uerdingen 05 had been relegated to the league from the Bundesliga.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 1. FC Kaiserslautern (C, P) 34 19 11 4 74 28 +46 68 Promotion to Bundesliga
2 VfL Wolfsburg (P) 34 14 16 4 52 29 +23 58
3 Hertha BSC (P) 34 17 7 10 57 38 +19 58
4 Mainz 05 34 14 12 8 50 34 +16 54
5 Stuttgarter Kickers 34 14 11 9 38 27 +11 53
6 SpVgg Unterhaching 34 11 16 7 35 29 +6 49
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 13 9 12 43 46 −3 48
8 VfB Leipzig 34 12 10 12 53 54 −1 46
9 KFC Uerdingen 34 13 5 16 46 44 +2 44
10 SV Meppen 34 10 14 10 44 48 −4 44
11 Fortuna Köln 34 11 9 14 52 47 +5 42
12 Carl Zeiss Jena 34 9 15 10 44 49 −5 42
13 FC Gütersloh 34 12 9 13 43 51 −8 45
14 FSV Zwickau 34 12 6 16 34 48 −14 42
15 Waldhof Mannheim (R) 34 10 10 14 45 56 −11 40 Relegation to Regionalliga[a]
16 VfB Lübeck (R) 34 8 12 14 32 53 −21 36
17 Rot-Weiss Essen (R) 34 8 5 21 47 74 −27 29
18 VfB Oldenburg (R) 34 6 9 19 33 67 −34 27
Source: Bundesliga.de
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ VfB Lübeck, and VfB Oldenburg were relegated to Regionalliga Nord. Waldhof Mannheim was relegated to Regionalliga Süd. Rot-Weiss Essen was relegated to Regionalliga Südwest.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BSC RWE SGE FCG JEN FCK FKO LEI LUE M05 WMA SVM OLD SKI KFC UNT WOB ZWI
Hertha BSC 7–3 1–2 5–2 0–1 2–0 4–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 3–0 1–0 0–1 0–2 3–0 1–0 1–0
Rot-Weiss Essen 2–1 4–1 2–2 0–2 1–4 0–4 4–1 2–0 0–2 2–1 2–1 5–0 0–4 1–2 1–2 0–1 1–2
Eintracht Frankfurt 3–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 3–1 2–3 3–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–3 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–1
FC Gütersloh 1–0 2–3 3–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 4–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
Carl Zeiss Jena 2–1 4–0 1–1 2–5 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 3–3 2–1
1. FC Kaiserslautern 0–0 3–2 5–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–1 7–0 1–1 5–0 7–6 6–2 2–0 3–1 0–0 4–0 4–1
Fortuna Köln 2–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 2–0 0–0 2–3 0–3 1–3 4–0 0–0 7–1 1–2 1–2 3–1 2–0 2–1
VfB Leipzig 0–3 2–0 2–3 3–1 3–3 2–2 4–1 0–0 3–0 6–1 1–3 0–0 0–0 3–1 3–0 0–2 4–0
VfB Lübeck 1–4 3–2 1–1 2–3 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–1 0–2 2–3 4–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–1
Mainz 05 0–1 2–1 2–2 3–0 3–2 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 3–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 1–1
Waldhof Mannheim 2–1 3–3 1–2 1–0 4–0 2–0 3–3 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–3 4–0
SV Meppen 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 0–3 0–0 2–0 5–4 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 3–0
VfB Oldenburg 2–2 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–3 1–4 1–2
Stuttgarter Kickers 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–2 3–1 3–1 2–3 2–1 2–1 0–0 5–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–0
KFC Uerdingen 2–3 1–0 3–0 0–2 2–2 0–1 1–2 5–0 5–0 0–1 4–1 0–0 1–0 3–1 0–4 0–3 3–0
SpVgg Unterhaching 1–2 2–0 2–1 3–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–1
VfL Wolfsburg 1–1 5–1 4–1 3–0 4–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 5–4 1–1 3–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–1
FSV Zwickau 1–2 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 0–2 0–0
Source: DFB
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2. Bundesliga 1996/1997 » Torschützenliste (in German) Weltfussball.de – Top scorers, accessed: 17 November 2015

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