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The 2015–16 3. Liga was the eighth season of the 3. Liga.

3. Liga
Season2015–16
ChampionsDynamo Dresden
PromotedDynamo Dresden
Erzgebirge Aue
Würzburger Kickers
RelegatedStuttgart Kickers
Energie Cottbus
VfB Stuttgart II
Matches played380
Goals scored905 (2.38 per match)
Top goalscorerJustin Eilers
(23 goals)

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TeamsEdit

A total of 20 teams contested the league, including 14 sides from the 2014–15 3. Liga. Arminia Bielefeld and MSV Duisburg were directly promoted to the 2015–16 2. Bundesliga at the end of the 2014–15 season. Bielefeld made an immediate return to the 2. Bundesliga after being relegated in 2013–14. Duisburg returned to the 2. Bundesliga after two seasons in the third tier. The two promoted teams were replaced by FC Erzgebirge Aue and VfR Aalen, who finished in the bottom two places of the 2014–15 2. Bundesliga table.

At the other end of the table, Borussia Dortmund II, SpVgg Unterhaching and SSV Jahn Regensburg were relegated to the 2015–16 Regionalliga. The three relegated teams were replaced by the three winners of the 2014–15 Regionalliga promotion playoffs. SV Werder Bremen II from the Regionalliga Nord returned to the national level after three seasons in the fourth tier, while 1. FC Magdeburg from the Regionalliga Nordost and Würzburger Kickers from the Regionalliga Bayern are playing their debut seasons in the 3. Liga.

A further place in the league was available via a two-legged play-off between third-placed 2014–15 3. Liga team Holstein Kiel and 16th-placed 2014–15 2. Bundesliga side TSV 1860 München. The tie ended 2–1 on aggregate and saw Kiel remaining in the 3. Liga.

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity
VfR Aalen Aalen Scholz-Arena 13,251
SG Sonnenhof Großaspach Aspach Mechatronik Arena 10,000
Chemnitzer FC Chemnitz Stadion an der Gellertstraße 18,712
Dynamo Dresden Dresden Glücksgas-Stadion 32,066
Energie Cottbus Cottbus Stadion der Freundschaft 22,528
FC Erzgebirge Aue Aue Sparkassen-Erzgebirgsstadion 15,711
Hallescher FC Halle Erdgas Sportpark 15,057
Hansa Rostock Rostock DKB-Arena 29,000
Holstein Kiel Kiel Holstein-Stadion 11,386
SC Fortuna Köln Cologne Südstadion 14,800
1. FSV Mainz 05 II Mainz Stadion am Bruchweg 20,300
1. FC Magdeburg Magdeburg MDCC-Arena 27,500
VfL Osnabrück Osnabrück Osnatel-Arena 16,667
Preußen Münster Münster Preußenstadion 15,050
Rot-Weiß Erfurt Erfurt Steigerwaldstadion 17,500
VfB Stuttgart II Stuttgart Gazi-Stadion auf der Waldau 10,100
Stuttgarter Kickers Stuttgart Gazi-Stadion auf der Waldau 10,100
SV Wehen Wiesbaden Wiesbaden BRITA-Arena 12,250
SV Werder Bremen II Bremen Weserstadion Platz 11 5,500[1]
Würzburger Kickers Würzburg Flyeralarm Arena 14,500

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
VfR Aalen   Peter Vollmann   Markus Schwabl Saller Prowin
Chemnitzer FC   Sven Köhler   Anton Fink adidas Ahorn Hotels
Dynamo Dresden   Uwe Neuhaus   Michael Hefele erima Feldschlösschen
Energie Cottbus   Claus-Dieter Wollitz   Uwe Möhrle Saller Karton.eu
Erzgebirge Aue   Pavel Dochev   Martin Männel Nike Kumpelverein
1. FSV Mainz 05 II   Sandro Schwarz   Damian Roßbach Lotto Kömmerling
Hallescher FC   Rico Schmitt   Tim Kruse Puma Halplus
Hansa Rostock   Christian Brand   Tobias Jänicke Nike kurzurlaub.de
Holstein Kiel   Karsten Neitzel   Marlon Krause adidas Famila
VfL Osnabrück   Joe Enochs   Tobias Willers adidas Sparkasse
1. FC Magdeburg   Jens Härtel   Marius Sowislo Uhlsport FAM
Preußen Münster   Horst Steffen   Amaury Bischoff Nike Tuja Zeitarbeit
Rot-Weiß Erfurt   Stefan Krämer   Sebastian Tyrała Jako Thüringer Energie AG
SC Fortuna Köln   Uwe Koschinat   Florian Hörnig Jako HIT Handelsgruppe
SG Sonnenhof Großaspach   Rüdiger Rehm   Kai Gehring Hummel Urbacher Mineralquellen
VfB Stuttgart II   Walter Thomae   Tobias Rathgeb Puma Mercedes-Benz Bank
Stuttgarter Kickers   Tomislav Stipić   Fabian Baumgärtel Uhlsport MHP
SV Wehen Wiesbaden   Torsten Fröhling   Kevin Pezzoni Nike Brita
SV Werder Bremen II   Alexander Nouri   Rafael Kazior Nike Wiesenhof
Würzburger Kickers   Bernd Hollerbach   Amir Shapourzadeh Nike Sansibar

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Dynamo Dresden   Peter Németh Left 10 April 2015 Pre-season   Uwe Neuhaus 10 April 2015[2]
SV Wehen Wiesbaden   Christian Hock End of caretaker stint 12 May 2015   Sven Demandt 12 May 2015[3]
FC Erzgebirge Aue   Tomislav Stipić Mutual termination 27 May 2015[4]   Pavel Dochev 4 June 2015[5]
VfR Aalen   Stefan Ruthenbeck Left 12 June 2015   Peter Vollmann 12 June 2015[6]
VfL Osnabrück   Maik Walpurgis Sacked 24 August 2015 19th   Joe Enochs 24 August 2015[7]
Hallescher FC   Sven Köhler Sacked 30 August 2015[8] 19th   Stefan Böger 8 September 2015[9]
Energie Cottbus   Stefan Krämer Sacked 19 September 2015[10] 17th   Vasile Miriuță 23 September 2015[11]
Stuttgarter Kickers   Horst Steffen Sacked 4 November 2015[12] 14th   Tomislav Stipić 4 November 2015[12]
VfB Stuttgart II   Jürgen Kramny Promoted to first team 24 November 2015[13][14] 18th   Walter Thomae 21 December 2015[15]
Hansa Rostock   Karsten Baumann Sacked 5 December 2015[16] 18th   Christian Brand 7 December 2015[17]
Rot-Weiß Erfurt   Christian Preußer Sacked 15 December 2015[18] 16th   Stefan Krämer 30 December 2015[19]
Preußen Münster   Ralf Loose Sacked 19 December 2015[20] 5th   Horst Steffen 25 December 2015[21]
Chemnitzer FC   Karsten Heine Sacked 2 March 2016[22] 17th   Sven Köhler 2 March 2016[22]
Wehen Wiesbaden   Sven Demandt Sacked 7 March 2016[23] 16th   Torsten Fröhling 14 March 2016[24]
Energie Cottbus   Vasile Miriuță Sacked 12 April 2016[25] 18th   Claus-Dieter Wollitz 12 April 2016[25]
Hallescher FC   Stefan Böger Sacked 13 April 2016[26] 15th   Rico Schmitt 13 April 2016[26]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Dynamo Dresden (C, P) 38 21 15 2 75 35 +40 78 Promotion to 2. Bundesliga
2 Erzgebirge Aue (P) 38 19 13 6 42 21 +21 70
3 Würzburger Kickers (O, P) 38 16 16 6 43 25 +18 64 Qualification to promotion play-offs
4 1. FC Magdeburg 38 14 14 10 49 37 +12 56
5 VfL Osnabrück 38 14 14 10 46 41 +5 56
6 Chemnitzer FC 38 15 10 13 52 46 +6 55
7 Sonnenhof Großaspach 38 14 12 12 58 47 +11 54
8 Rot-Weiß Erfurt 38 14 8 16 47 50 −3 50
9 Preußen Münster 38 12 13 13 43 41 +2 49
10 Hansa Rostock 38 12 13 13 42 48 −6 49
11 Fortuna Köln 38 14 7 17 56 69 −13 49
12 Mainz 05 II[a] 38 12 12 14 48 47 +1 48
13 Hallescher FC 38 13 9 16 48 48 0 48
14 Holstein Kiel 38 12 12 14 44 47 −3 48
15 VfR Aalen 38 10 14 14 35 40 −5 44
16 Wehen Wiesbaden 38 9 16 13 35 48 −13 43
17 Werder Bremen II[a] 38 11 10 17 42 56 −14 43
18 Stuttgarter Kickers (R) 38 11 10 17 38 52 −14 43 Relegation to Regionalliga
19 Energie Cottbus (R) 38 9 14 15 32 52 −20 41
20 VfB Stuttgart II[a] (R) 38 7 10 21 38 63 −25 31
Source: DFB
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Reserve teams are ineligible for promotion.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AAL AUE BR2 CFC FCE SGD ERF SGS HFC KSV FKO FCM MA2 PRM OSN ROS SKI ST2 WEH FCW
VfR Aalen 0–2 1–2 0–0 3–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 3–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 3–1 0–1
Erzgebirge Aue 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 3–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–0
Werder Bremen II 1–1 4–0 3–2 0–2 1–2 0–1 0–4 2–0 2–1 1–3 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–0
Chemnitzer FC 1–1 1–2 2–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 4–2 3–1 0–0 5–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–1
Energie Cottbus 0–4 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–2 2–1 0–5 2–0 1–2 0–0 2–0 2–3 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–2 2–2 2–2 1–2
Dynamo Dresden 4–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 3–1 2–1 3–2 0–0 4–0 3–2 3–0 0–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 4–1 4–0 2–1
Rot-Weiß Erfurt 2–0 0–1 2–1 0–2 0–1 3–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 3–0 1–1 4–2 3–2 1–0 3–0 0–0 1–0
Sonnenhof Großaspach 2–0 2–0 0–1 4–2 1–1 0–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–3 3–1 3–3 0–1 1–1 1–3 0–1 1–2
Hallescher FC 3–1 1–0 6–2 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 4–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 3–0 1–3
Holstein Kiel 1–0 3–0 3–0 5–2 1–2 1–2 0–3 3–1 0–4 2–2 0–0 0–4 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–2
Fortuna Köln 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–3 3–0 1–5 1–3 2–2 0–2 2–3 2–1 3–1 2–1 3–1 5–1 3–1 1–3 4–1 0–3
1. FC Magdeburg 1–2 0–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–2 2–1 4–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 3–1 3–0 3–0 4–1 2–1 2–2 1–0 0–1
Mainz 05 II 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 2–2 2–3 0–0 4–0 1–2 3–1 0–0 1–0
Preußen Münster 0–2 0–1 3–1 3–1 3–0 2–3 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 3–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 4–2 1–2 0–0 0–0
VfL Osnabrück 2–1 0–0 3–1 2–0 0–0 0–3 1–0 2–2 2–0 3–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–1
Hansa Rostock 3–0 0–2 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–0 4–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 4–0 0–0
Stuttgarter Kickers 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–1 0–4 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–4 1–0 2–2 2–0 4–1 1–0 1–2
VfB Stuttgart II 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–3 1–1 1–3 3–0 0–1 1–1 1–3 0–1 3–1 2–1 1–2 0–2
Wehen Wiesbaden 0–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 3–0 2–2 1–0 3–1 3–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–0 3–3 3–1 0–0
Würzburger Kickers 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 4–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0
Source: DFB
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Number of teams by stateEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Uwe Neuhaus wird neuer Trainer von Dynamo Dresden" (in German). tagesspiegel.de. 10 April 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Sven Demandt neuer Trainer in Wiesbaden" (in German). dfb.de. 12 May 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Trainer Stipic verlässt Absteiger Aue" (in German). dfb.de. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Pavel Dotchev neuer Trainer bei Aue" (in German). dfb.de. 4 June 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Peter Vollmann übernimmt beim VfR Aalen" (in German). dfb.de. 12 June 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  7. ^ "VfL stellt Trainer Walpurgis frei" (in German). Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Hallescher FC stellt Trainer Sven Köhler frei" (in German). Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Hallescher FC: Stefan Böger neuer Trainer" (in German). Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  10. ^ "Energie Cottbus entlässt Trainer Stefan Krämer" (in German). Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  11. ^ "Miriuta übernimmt bei Energie Cottbus" (in German). Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  12. ^ a b "Stuttgarter Kickers entlassen Steffen – Stipic wird Nachfolger" (in German). Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  13. ^ "Paukenschlag beim VfB! Zorniger muss gehen" (in German). Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  14. ^ "VfB verkündet: Kramny wird Cheftrainer" (in German). Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  15. ^ "VfB II: Thomae wird Cheftrainer" (in German). Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  16. ^ "Rostock trennt sich von Trainer Baumann" (in German). Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  17. ^ "Christian Brand neuer Trainer in Rostock" (in German). Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  18. ^ "Christian Preußer nicht mehr Trainer in Erfurt" (in German). Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  19. ^ "Krämer wird Trainer bei Rot-Weiß Erfurt" (in German). Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  20. ^ "Münster entlässt Trainer Loose" (in German). Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  21. ^ "Preußen Münster: Horst Steffen neuer Trainer" (in German). Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  22. ^ a b "CFC: Sven Köhler kommt für Karsten Heine" (in German). Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  23. ^ "Wehen Wiesbaden trennt sich von Demandt" (in German). Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  24. ^ "Wehen Wiesbaden: Fröhling neuer Trainer" (in German). Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  25. ^ a b "Cottbus trennt sich von Trainer Miriuta – Wollitz wird Nachfolger" (in German). Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  26. ^ a b "Rico Schmitt ab sofort Trainer in Halle" (in German). Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  27. ^ Goalscorers

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