2016–17 2. Liga (Slovakia)

2. liga, currently named DOXXbet liga[1] due to sponsorship reasons, is the second-highest division in the Slovak football league system after the Fortuna Liga. The 2016–17 season of the DOXXbet liga will be the 24th season of the second-tier football league in Slovakia, since its establishment in 1993.

DOXXbet liga
Season2016–17
ChampionsFC VSS Košice
PromotedFC Nitra
RelegatedSpartak Trnava II
Slovan Bratislava II
FK Dukla Banská Bystrica
ŠK Svätý Jur
MŠK Fomat Martin
MŠK Rimavská Sobota
ŠK Odeva Lipany
FK Haniska
Top goalscorerPeu
(23 goals)

For the third time in history (and for now for the last time), teams will compete in two groups, with top six sides from each of groups will advance to the championship round and all other teams will play in relegation groups. From the 2017–18 season, 2. Liga will feature 16 teams playing in nationwide group.[2][3]

Changes from last season

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In Eastern group will play only 10 teams.

Team changes

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Group West

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Stadium and locations

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Team Home city Stadium Capacity 2015–16 season
Dukla Banská Bystrica Banská Bystrica SNP Stadium 10,000 1st in 2. liga (Play-out West)
FC Nitra Nitra Stadium pod Zoborom 11,384 7th in 2. liga
ŠK Svätý Jur Svätý Jur Stadium ŠK Svätý Jur 550 1st in 3. liga (Bratislava)
Spartak Trnava juniori Trnava Stadium FK Lokomotíva Trnava 1,500 3rd in 2. liga (Play-out West)
FK Pohronie Dolná Ždaňa FK Pohronie Stadium 1,500 6th in 2. liga
MFK Skalica Skalica Mestský štadión Skalica 3,000 12th in Fortuna Liga
ŠTK 1914 Šamorín Šamorín Pomlé Stadium 1,950 1st in 3. liga (West)
ŠKF Sereď Sereď Stadium ŠKF Sereď 5,800 10th in 2. liga
AFC Nové Mesto nad Váhom Nové Mesto nad Váhom Mestský štadión NMnV 2,500 2nd in 2. liga (Play-out West)
Slovan Bratislava B Bratislava Stadium Rapid - Prievoz 5,000 11th in 2. liga
MŠK Žilina B Žilina Stadium pod Dubňom 11,181 8th in 2. liga
Fomat Martin Martin Stadium Mestský športový 1,200 1st in 3. liga (Middle)

Personnel and kits

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Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Skalica   Jozef Kostelník   Pavol Majerník Nike
Martin   Jozef Šiňo   Andrej Romančík Joma
Nové Mesto nad Váhom   Dušan Kramlík   Pavol Šupka Adidas Heraldik Slovakia
Šamorín   Mika Lönnström   Csaba Horváth Adidas
Žilina II   Jaroslav Kentoš   Nermin Haskić Nike Preto
Svätý Jur   Stanislav Ďuriš   Stanislav Angelovič Nike
Sereď   Marián Süttö   Adam Morong Nike TT Pharma
Nitra   Ivan Galád   Márius Charizopulos Jako Mesto Nitra
Spartak Trnava juniori   Marián Šarmír   Martin Tóth Adidas ŽOS Trnava
Dukla Banská Bystrica   Dušan Tóth   Saša Savić Adidas
Slovan Bratislava juniori   Ján Kozák   Adam Laczkó Adidas Niké
Pohronie   Miloš Foltán   Jozef Sekereš Adidas

League table

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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Skalica 22 14 5 3 38 12 +26 47 Qualification for Championship round
2 Sereď 22 14 3 5 50 23 +27 45
3 Šamorín 22 12 5 5 37 21 +16 41
4 Žilina B 22 11 6 5 47 26 +21 39
5 Nitra 22 12 3 7 45 27 +18 39
6 Pohronie 22 11 3 8 29 30 −1 36
7 Spartak Trnava juniori 22 10 5 7 39 34 +5 35 Qualification for Relegation round
8 Nové Mesto nad Váhom 22 8 8 6 29 23 +6 32
9 Dukla Banská Bystrica 22 3 5 14 19 43 −24 14
10 Svätý Jur 22 4 2 16 19 50 −31 14
11 Slovan Bratislava B 22 3 5 14 19 48 −29 14
12 Martin 22 2 6 14 22 56 −34 12
Source: Futbalnet
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Group East

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Stadium and locations

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Team Home city Stadium Capacity 2015–16 season
Partizán Bardejov Bardejov Stadium mestský Bardejov 3,040 5th in 2. liga
Rimavská Sobota Rimavská Sobota Na Záhradkách Stadium 5,000 5th in 2. liga (Play-out East)
VSS Košice Košice Štadión Lokomotívy v Čermeli 9,000 3rd in 2. liga
FK Haniska Haniska Stadium FK Haniska 1,000 2nd in 2. liga (Play-out East)
Tatran Liptovský Mikuláš Liptovský Mikuláš Stadium Liptovský Mikuláš 1,950 2nd in 2. liga
Zvolen Zvolen MFK Lokomotíva Zvolen Stadium 1,870 9th in 2. liga (Championship)
FK Poprad Poprad NTC Poprad 5,070 1st in 2. liga (Play out-East)
FK Spišská Nová Ves Spišská Nová Ves Stadium Mestský (Lokomotíva) 10,000 4th in 2. liga (Play-out East)
Lokomotíva Košice Košice Stadium Družstevná pri Hornáde 600 4th in 2. liga (Championship)
ŠK Odeva Lipany Lipany Stadium ŠK Odeva Lipany 4,000 2nd in 3. liga (East)

Personnel and kits

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Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
VSS Košice   Jozef Majoroš   František Vancák Jako Steel Trans
Lipany   Emil Jacko   Ivan Pončák Zeus Odeva
Lokomotíva Košice   Albert Rusnák   Patrik Zajac Jako
Liptovský Mikuláš   Jozef Majoroš   Ivan Lišivka Sportika SA VEREX
Bardejov   Jozef Kukulský   Vladimír Andraščík Adidas Bardenergy
Zvolen   Anton Jánoš   Jozef Čertík Luanvi IKM
Poprad   Stanislav Šesták   Vladislav Palša Adidas Ritro
Spišská Nová Ves   Branislav Ondáš   Radoslav Sirko Sportika SA Noves
Rimavská Sobota   Ladislav Danyi   Peter Petrán Givova
Haniska   Jaroslav Galko   Matúš Horváth Jako VEMI

League table

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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 VSS Košice 18 15 2 1 28 7 +21 47 Qualification for Championship round
2 Lokomotíva Košice 18 10 2 6 41 25 +16 32
3 Bardejov 18 10 2 6 28 17 +11 32
4 Liptovský Mikuláš 18 9 4 5 28 17 +11 31
5 Spišská Nová Ves 18 9 0 9 34 33 +1 27
6 Zvolen 18 7 5 6 26 23 +3 26
7 Poprad 18 6 8 4 26 17 +9 26 Qualification for Relegation round
8 Haniska 18 2 6 10 24 49 −25 12
9 Rimavská Sobota 18 2 4 12 10 30 −20 10
10 Lipany 18 2 3 13 11 38 −27 9
Source: Futbalnet
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Championship round

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Teams will carry over all points and goals from regular season, but records against the two last-placed teams in Group West will be excluded.[3]

League table

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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 VSS Košice (C) 30 19 4 7 40 27 +13 61 Withdrew from the league[a]
2 Nitra (P) 30 18 5 7 57 32 +25 59 Promotion to Fortuna Liga
3 Skalica 30 17 7 6 45 19 +26 58
4 Šamorín 30 16 7 7 45 28 +17 55
5 Žilina B 30 15 6 9 70 44 +26 51
6 Sereď 30 13 9 8 56 33 +23 48
7 Lokomotíva Košice 30 13 8 9 56 42 +14 47
8 Bardejov 30 14 4 12 48 39 +9 46
9 Pohronie 30 14 4 12 42 44 −2 46
10 Liptovský Mikuláš 30 13 6 11 43 36 +7 45
11 Zvolen 30 9 8 13 38 45 −7 35
12 Spišská Nová Ves 30 9 1 20 36 67 −31 28
Source: Futbalnet
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champions; (P) Promoted
Notes:
  1. ^ VSS Košice did not meet club license rules and they went into bankruptcy.

Relegation round

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Group West

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League table

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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Spartak Trnava juniori (R) 30 16 5 9 58 43 +15 53 Qualification for Relegation play-offs
2 Nové Mesto nad Váhom 30 12 9 9 41 27 +14 45
3 Slovan Bratislava B (R) 30 9 5 16 34 58 −24 32 Relegation to 3. Liga
4 Dukla Banská Bystrica (R) 30 8 6 16 33 55 −22 30
5 Svätý Jur (R) 30 5 4 21 26 65 −39 19
6 Martin (R) 30 2 6 22 26 77 −51 12
Source: Futbalnet
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(R) Relegated

Group East

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League table

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Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Poprad (O) 25 13 8 4 53 22 +31 47 Qualification for Relegation play-offs
2 Rimavská Sobota (R) 25 5 5 15 22 44 −22 20 Relegation to 3. Liga
3 Lipany (R) 25 5 4 16 23 54 −31 19
4 Haniska (R) 25 2 6 17 27 68 −41 12
Source: Futbalnet
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(O) Play-off winners; (R) Relegated

Relegation play-offs

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Winner of the relegation play-offs remained in 2. Liga, the other relegated to 3. Liga.

First leg

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FK Poprad4–1Spartak Trnava juniori
Report Tomovič   90' (pen.)
Attendance: 1,452
Referee: Michal Očenáš

Second leg

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Spartak Trnava juniori0–2FK Poprad
Report
Štadión TJ Slovan Červeník, Červeník
Attendance: 242

Season statistics

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Top goalscorers

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Updated through matches played on 14 May 2017.
Rank Player Club Goals[4]
1   Peu ŠTK 1914 Šamorín 21
2   Róbert Jano Lokomotíva Košice 20
  Filip Balaj FC Nitra
4   Michal Hamuľak Partizán Bardejov 17
5   Daniel Šebesta MFK Skalica 16
6   Rômulo Silva Santos Haniska (11)/Bardejov (4) 15
  Marek Frimmel FK Pohronie
8   Matúš Paukner Sereď 14
9   Lukáš Šebek AFC Nové Mesto n. V. 13
10   Illya Cherednychenko Duslo Šala 12
  Radoslav Ďanovský Martin

Hat-tricks

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Round Player For Against Result Date Ref
2   Lukáš Šebek Nové Mesto n.V Slovan B 6–2 7 August 2016 [5]
3   Daniel Rapavý Nové Mesto n.V Martin 1–5 13 August 2016 [6]
5   Róbert Jano5 Lokomotíva Lipany 8–0 2 September 2016 [7]
13   Nermin Haskić4 Žilina B B.Bystrica 7–0 16 October 2016 [8]
17   Matúš Paukner Trnava B Sv.Jur 7–0 13 November 2016 [9]
19   Peu Šamorín Trnava B 1–4 5 March 2017 [10]
18   Róbert Jano Lokomotíva FK Haniska 6–1 26 March 2017 [11]
3 CH   Michal Klec MŠK Žilina B VSS Košice 5–1 15 April 2017 [12]
5 CH   Peu Šamorín Zvolen 3–2 29 April 2017 [13]
8 R   Stanislav Šesták4 FK Poprad FK Haniska 11–0 20 May 2017 [14]
8 R   Marko Lukáč FK Poprad FK Haniska 11–0 20 May 2017 [14]
11 CH   Patrik Blahút FK Pohronie Partizán Bardejov 5–3 28 May 2017 [15]
Note

4 Player scored 4 goals 5 Player scored 5 goals

See also

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Stats

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References

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  1. ^ "Druhá najvyššia súťaž bude od novej sezóny DOXXbet liga" [THE SECOND HIGHEST TIER WILL BE CALLED "DOXXbet liga"] (in Slovak). Fortuna liga. 6 July 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  2. ^ "II. liga: V novom ročníku 22 tímov, víťaz do Fortuna ligy" [2. Liga: 22 teams in new season, champion going to Fortuna liga] (in Slovak). Šport.sk. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Kde bude hrať VSS?" [Where VSS will play?] (in Slovak). KošickéSprávy.sk. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  4. ^ "II. Liga (2016/2017)".
  5. ^ "Profutbal.sk :: II. liga :: 2. kolo - Nov Mesto nad V hom - Slovan Bratislava B 6:2". Archived from the original on 2016-09-15. Retrieved 2016-09-09.
  6. ^ "Profutbal.sk :: II. liga :: 3. kolo - Martin - Nov Mesto nad V hom 1:5". Archived from the original on 2016-09-15. Retrieved 2016-09-09.
  7. ^ "Profutbal.sk :: II. liga :: 5. kolo - Lokomot va Ko ice - Lipany 8:0". Archived from the original on 2016-09-09. Retrieved 2016-09-09.
  8. ^ "Profutbal.sk :: II. liga :: 13. kolo - ilina B - Bansk Bystrica 7:0". Archived from the original on 2016-10-18. Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  9. ^ "Profutbal.sk :: II. liga :: 17. kolo - Trnava B - Sv t Jur 7:0". Archived from the original on 2016-12-20. Retrieved 2016-12-16.
  10. ^ "FC Spartak Trnava - FC ŠTK 1914 Šamorín | II. Liga 19. Kolo".
  11. ^ "FC LOKOMOTÍVA KOŠICE - Naša Haniska | II. Liga 18. Kolo".
  12. ^ "MŠK Žilina - FC VSS Košice | II. Liga 25. Kolo".
  13. ^ "FC ŠTK 1914 Šamorín - MFK Lokomotíva Zvolen | II. Liga 27. Kolo".
  14. ^ a b "FK Poprad - Naša Haniska | II. Liga 26. Kolo".
  15. ^ "FK POHRONIE Žiar nad Hronom Dolná Ždaňa - Partizán Bardejov BŠK | II. Liga 33. Kolo".