2. Frauen-Bundesliga

The 2. Frauen-Bundesliga is the second league competition for women's association football in Germany. For its first 14 seasons the league was divided into two groups: Nord and Süd. The winner and the runner-up are promoted to the Bundesliga (unless they are reserve teams of Bundesliga sides); the last three places are relegated to the Regionalliga. Until the 2017–18 season, in each group, the winner was promoted and the bottom two were relegated.

2. Frauen-Bundesliga
2. Frauen-Bundesliga Logo.svg
Founded2004
CountryGermany
Divisions2
Number of teams19
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toBundesliga
Relegation toRegionalliga
Domestic cup(s)Frauen DFB-Pokal
Current championsCarl Zeiss Jena (North)
1. FC Köln (South)
Most championshipsTSG 1899 Hoffenheim II
(3 times)
WebsiteOfficial website
Current: 2020–21 2. Frauen-Bundesliga

The league has been played as one group of 14 teams since the 2018–19 season, with second teams of clubs being ineligible for promotion and allowed to have only three players older than 20 years.[1][2]

For the 2020–21 season only, the 2. Frauen-Bundesliga was divided into two groups of 10 and nine teams each due to the relegation being suspended for the 2019–20 season as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.[3] The two group winners will be promoted to the Frauen-Bundesliga for the 2021–22 season.

ClubsEdit

Members for the 2020–21 2. Frauen-Bundesliga.

Team Home city Home ground Capacity
Nord
Arminia Bielefeld Bielefeld EDImedienArena 2,500
Borussia Bocholt Bocholt In der Hardt 1,500
SpVg Berghofen Dortmund Sportplatz im Schwerter Wald
FSV Gütersloh Gütersloh Tönnies-Arena 4,252
Carl Zeiss Jena Jena Ernst-Abbe-Sportfeld 10,800
RB Leipzig Leipzig Sportanlage Gontardweg 1,300
Borussia Mönchengladbach Mönchengladbach Grenzlandstadion 10,000
Turbine Potsdam II Potsdam Sportforum Waldstadt 5,000
VfL Wolfsburg II Wolfsburg AOK Stadion 5,200
Süd
SG Andernach Andernach Stadionstraße
Eintracht Frankfurt II Frankfurt Stadion am Brentanobad 5,200
1899 Hoffenheim II Sinsheim Ensinger-Stadion 4,000
FC Ingolstadt Ingolstadt ESV-Stadion 11,481
1. FC Köln Cologne Südstadion 11,748
Bayern Munich II Aschheim Sportpark Aschheim 3,000
1. FFC 08 Niederkirchen Niederkirchen Sportgelände Nachtweide 2,000
1. FC Saarbrücken Saarbrücken Kieselhumes 12,000
Würzburger Kickers Würzburg

ChampionsEdit

Season Nord Süd
2004–05 FFC Brauweiler Pulheim VfL Sindelfingen
2005–06 VfL Wolfsburg TSV Crailsheim
2006–07 SG Wattenscheid 09 1. FC Saarbrücken
2007–08 HSV Borussia Friedenstal FF USV Jena
2008–09 Tennis Borussia Berlin 1. FC Saarbrücken
2009–10 HSV Borussia Friedenstal Bayer 04 Leverkusen
2010–11 Hamburger SV II1 SC Freiburg
2011–12 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam II2 VfL Sindelfingen
2012–13 BV Cloppenburg TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
2013–14 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam II3 SC Sand
2014–15 1. FC Lübars4 1. FC Köln
2015–16 MSV Duisburg TSG 1899 Hoffenheim II5
2016–17 Werder Bremen TSG 1899 Hoffenheim II6
2017–18 Borussia Mönchengladbach TSG 1899 Hoffenheim II7
Season Champions Runners-up
2018–19 Bayern Munich II8 VfL Wolfsburg II8
2019–20 Werder Bremen VfL Wolfsburg II9
Season Nord Süd
2020–21 Carl Zeiss Jena 1. FC Köln
Season Champions Runners-up
2021–22
  • 1 Hamburg II was the first reserve team that won the league. As reserve teams are ineligible for promotion, runners-up 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig were promoted.
  • 2 Runners-up FSV Gütersloh 2009 were promoted.
  • 3 Runners-up Herford were promoted.
  • 4 Lübars did not apply for a Bundesliga licence for financial reasons. Runners-up Werder Bremen were promoted.
  • 5 Runners-up Borussia Mönchengladbach were promoted.
  • 6 Runners-up 1. FC Köln were promoted.
  • 7 As the top two were reserve teams (runners-up were Bayern Munich II), third-placed Bayer 04 Leverkusen were promoted.
  • 8 As the top two were reserve teams, third-placed 1. FC Köln and fourth-placed USV Jena were promoted.
  • 9 As the second- and third-placed teams were reserve teams, fourth-placed SV Meppen were promoted.

Top scorersEdit

NordEdit

SüdEdit

One groupEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Walter Dollendorf (29 January 2016). "Frauenfußball: Infotagung beim Deutschen Fußball-Bund". Neue Westfälische (in German).
  2. ^ "2. Frauen-Bundesliga ab 2018 eingleisig". dfb.de (in German). DFB. 16 November 2016.
  3. ^ "2. Frauen-Bundesliga: Zweigleisiges Spielformat bestätigt" (in German). DFB. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 24 July 2020.

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