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The 2017–18 2. Bundesliga was the 44th season of the 2. Bundesliga. It began on 28 July 2017 and concluded on 13 May 2018.[2][3]

2. Bundesliga
Season2017–18
ChampionsFortuna Düsseldorf
PromotedFortuna Düsseldorf
1. FC Nürnberg
RelegatedEintracht Braunschweig
1. FC Kaiserslautern
Matches played306
Goals scored843 (2.75 per match)
Top goalscorerMarvin Ducksch
(18 goals)
Biggest home winUnion Berlin 5–0 Kaiserslautern
Arminia Bielefeld 5–0 FC St. Pauli
Holstein Kiel 5–0 MSV Duisburg
[1]
Biggest away winMSV Duisburg 1–6 1. FC Nürnberg[1]
Highest scoring1. FC Heidenheim 3–5 Holstein Kiel
Holstein Kiel 6–2 Eintracht Braunschweig
[1]
Longest winning run5 games[1]
Fortuna Düsseldorf
Longest unbeaten run11 games[1]
1. FC Nürnberg
Darmstadt 98
Longest winless run12 games[1]
Darmstadt 98
Longest losing run4 games[1]
VfL Bochum
Darmstadt 98
MSV Duisburg
Greuther Fürth
1. FC Kaiserslautern
1. FC Heidenheim
Highest attendance50,000[1]
Fortuna Düsseldorf v Holstein Kiel
Lowest attendance4,354[1]
SV Sandhausen v Arminia Bielefeld
Attendance5,383,923 (17,595 per match)

The fixtures were announced on 29 June 2017.[4]

TeamsEdit

Team changesEdit

Promoted from 2016–17 3. Liga Relegated from 2016–17 Bundesliga Promoted to 2017–18 Bundesliga Relegated to 2017–18 3. Liga Relegated to Regionalliga Bayern
MSV Duisburg
Holstein Kiel
Jahn Regensburg
FC Ingolstadt
Darmstadt 98
VfB Stuttgart
Hannover 96
Würzburger Kickers
Karlsruher SC
1860 Munich

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Erzgebirge Aue Aue Sparkassen-Erzgebirgsstadion 15,711
Arminia Bielefeld Bielefeld Schüco-Arena 27,300
VfL Bochum Bochum Vonovia-Ruhrstadion 29,299
Eintracht Braunschweig Braunschweig Eintracht-Stadion 23,325
Darmstadt 98 Darmstadt Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor 17,000
Dynamo Dresden Dresden DDV-Stadion 32,066
MSV Duisburg Duisburg MSV-Arena 31,500
Fortuna Düsseldorf Düsseldorf Esprit Arena 54,600
SpVgg Greuther Fürth Fürth Sportpark Ronhof 18,500
1. FC Heidenheim Heidenheim Voith-Arena 15,000
FC Ingolstadt Ingolstadt Audi Sportpark 15,000
1. FC Kaiserslautern Kaiserslautern Fritz-Walter-Stadion 49,780
Holstein Kiel Kiel Holstein-Stadion 11,386
1. FC Nürnberg Nuremberg Max-Morlock-Stadion 50,000
Jahn Regensburg Regensburg Continental Arena 15,224
SV Sandhausen Sandhausen BWT-Stadion am Hardtwald 12,100
FC St. Pauli Hamburg Millerntor-Stadion 29,546
Union Berlin Berlin Alte Försterei 22,012

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Erzgebirge Aue   Hannes Drews   Martin Männel Nike WätaS Wärmetauscher Sachsen
Arminia Bielefeld   Jeff Saibene   Julian Börner Joma[5] Schüco, JAB Anstoetz Textilien1
VfL Bochum   Robin Dutt   Stefano Celozzi Nike Trivago, Viactiv Betriebskrankenkasse1
Eintracht Braunschweig   Torsten Lieberknecht   Ken Reichel[6] Erima[7] SEAT
Darmstadt 98   Dirk Schuster   Aytaç Sulu Jako Software AG, ROWE Mineralölwerk1
Dynamo Dresden   Uwe Neuhaus   Marco Hartmann Erima Feldschlößchen, AOK Plus1
MSV Duisburg   Iliya Gruev   Kevin Wolze Capelli XTiP, Rhein Power1
Fortuna Düsseldorf   Friedhelm Funkel   Oliver Fink Uhlsport[8] Orthomol,[9] Toyo Tires Reifen1
SpVgg Greuther Fürth   Damir Burić   Balázs Megyeri Hummel Hofmann Personal, BVUK – Gruppe Unternehmensberatung1
1. FC Heidenheim   Frank Schmidt   Marc Schnatterer Nike Hartmann Gruppe, Voith1
FC Ingolstadt   Stefan Leitl   Marvin Matip Adidas Media Markt, Audi Schanzer Fußballschule1
1. FC Kaiserslautern   Michael Frontzeck   Daniel Halfar Uhlsport Top12.de1[10]
Holstein Kiel   Markus Anfang   Rafael Czichos Puma Famila, Lotto Schleswig-Holstein1
1. FC Nürnberg   Michael Köllner   Hanno Behrens Umbro Nürnberger Versicherung, Godelmann Betonstein1
Jahn Regensburg   Achim Beierlorzer   Marco Grüttner Saller Netto, Dallmeier electronic1
SV Sandhausen   Kenan Kocak   Stefan Kulovits Puma Verivox, BWT1
FC St. Pauli   Markus Kauczinski   Bernd Nehrig Under Armour Congstar, Astra Brauerei1
1. FC Union Berlin   André Hofschneider   Felix Kroos Macron Layenberger, Koch Automobile1
1. ^ On the sleeves.

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
FC St. Pauli   Ewald Lienen[11] Moved to technical director 30 June 2017 Preseason   Olaf Janßen[11] 1 July 2017
Jahn Regensburg   Heiko Herrlich[12] Signed by Bayer Leverkusen   Achim Beierlorzer[13]
Erzgebirge Aue   Domenico Tedesco[14] Signed by Schalke 04   Thomas Letsch[15]
VfL Bochum   Gertjan Verbeek[16] Sacked 11 July 2017   Ismail Atalan[16] 11 July 2017
Erzgebirge Aue   Thomas Letsch[17] 14 August 2017 18th   Robin Lenk (interim) 14 August 2017
FC Ingolstadt   Maik Walpurgis[18] 22 August 2017   Stefan Leitl[19] 22 August 2017
SpVgg Greuther Fürth   János Radoki[20] 28 August 2017   Mirko Dickhaut (interim) 28 August 2017
  Mirko Dickhaut[21] End of caretaker 9 September 2017   Damir Burić[21] 9 September 2017
Erzgebirge Aue   Robin Lenk[22] 8 September 2017 10th   Hannes Drews[22] 8 September 2017
1. FC Kaiserslautern   Norbert Meier[23] Sacked 20 September 2017 18th   Manfred Paula (interim)[23] 20 September 2017
  Manfred Paula[24] End of caretaker 27 September 2017   Jeff Strasser[24] 27 September 2017
VfL Bochum   Ismail Atalan[25] Sacked 9 October 2017 13th   Jens Rasiejewski[25] 9 October 2017
Union Berlin   Jens Keller[26] 4 December 2017 4th   André Hofschneider[26] 4 December 2017
FC St. Pauli   Olaf Janßen[27] 7 December 2017 14th   Markus Kauczinski[27] 7 December 2017
Darmstadt 98   Torsten Frings[28] 9 December 2017 16th   Dirk Schuster[29] 11 December 2017
1. FC Kaiserslautern   Jeff Strasser[30] Resigned 1 February 2018 18th   Michael Frontzeck[30] 1 February 2018
VfL Bochum   Jens Rasiejewski[31] Sacked 7 February 2018 14th   Heiko Butscher (interim)[31] 7 February 2018
  Heiko Butscher[32] End of caretaker 11 February 2018   Robin Dutt[32] 11 February 2018

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Fortuna Düsseldorf (C, P) 34 19 6 9 57 43 +14 63 Promotion to Bundesliga
2 1. FC Nürnberg (P) 34 17 9 8 61 39 +22 60
3 Holstein Kiel 34 14 14 6 71 44 +27 56 Qualification to promotion play-offs
4 Arminia Bielefeld 34 12 12 10 51 47 +4 48
5 Jahn Regensburg 34 14 6 14 53 53 0 48
6 VfL Bochum 34 13 9 12 37 40 −3 48
7 MSV Duisburg 34 13 9 12 52 56 −4 48
8 Union Berlin 34 12 11 11 54 46 +8 47
9 FC Ingolstadt 34 12 9 13 47 45 +2 45
10 Darmstadt 98 34 10 13 11 47 45 +2 43
11 SV Sandhausen 34 11 10 13 35 33 +2 43
12 FC St. Pauli 34 11 10 13 35 48 −13 43
13 1. FC Heidenheim 34 11 9 14 50 56 −6 42
14 Dynamo Dresden 34 11 8 15 42 52 −10 41
15 Greuther Fürth 34 10 10 14 37 48 −11 40
16 Erzgebirge Aue (O) 34 10 10 14 35 49 −14 40 Qualification to relegation play-offs
17 Eintracht Braunschweig (R) 34 8 15 11 37 43 −6 39 Relegation to 3. Liga
18 1. FC Kaiserslautern (R) 34 9 8 17 42 55 −13 35
Source: DFB
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AUE BER BIE BOC BRA DAR DRE DUI DÜS FÜR HEI ING KAI KIE NÜR REG SAN STP
Erzgebirge Aue 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–0 0–0 1–3 0–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 0–3 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–1
Union Berlin 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 3–3 0–1 0–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 5–0 4–3 0–1 2–2 2–1 1–0
Arminia Bielefeld 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–3 0–4 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–3 3–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 5–0
VfL Bochum 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 3–2 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–2 2–0 3–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–1
Eintracht Braunschweig 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 3–2 0–1 3–0 2–0 0–2 1–2 0–0 2–3 2–1 1–1 0–2
Darmstadt 98 1–0 3–1 4–3 1–2 1–1 3–3 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–2[a] 1–1 3–4 0–1 1–2 3–0
Dynamo Dresden 4–0 0–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–2 1–1 3–2 2–2 1–2 0–4 1–1 1–0 0–4 1–3
MSV Duisburg 3–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–2 2–0 1–2 2–0 3–3 2–1 1–4 1–3 1–6 4–1 0–2 2–0
Fortuna Düsseldorf 2–1 3–2 4–2 1–2 2–2 1–0 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 2–1
Greuther Fürth 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 3–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–3 1–2 2–1 4–0
1. FC Heidenheim 2–1 4–3 2–2 1–0 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–2 3–2 3–5 1–0 1–3 2–0 3–1
FC Ingolstadt 1–2 0–1 2–2 0–1 0–2 3–0 4–2 2–2 1–0 3–0 3–0 1–3 1–5 1–1 2–4 0–0 0–1
1. FC Kaiserslautern 0–2 4–3 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–3 3–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1
Holstein Kiel 2–2 2–2 2–1 3–0 6–2 0–0 3–0 5–0 2–2 3–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–1
1. FC Nürnberg 4–1 2–2 1–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–3 0–2 3–2 1–2 3–0 2–2 2–2 1–0 0–1
Jahn Regensburg 1–3 0–2 3–2 0–1 2–1 0–3 0–2 4–0 4–3 3–2 2–0 3–2 3–1 1–2 0–1 2–1 3–1
SV Sandhausen 1–1 1–0 3–1 2–3 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 3–1 0–2 2–0 1–1
FC St. Pauli 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 2–2 2–2 1–2 3–0 1–0 0–4 1–1 3–2 0–0 2–2 1–1
Source: DFB
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The Darmstadt 98 v 1. FC Kaiserslautern match from 24 January 2018 was suspended after 45 minutes (half-time) and a score of 0–0 due to a medical emergency involving 1. FC Kaiserslautern manager Jeff Strasser. The replay took place on 21 February 2018 and finished with a score of 1–2.

Relegation play-offsEdit

All times are UTC+2.

First legEdit

Karlsruher SC0–0Erzgebirge Aue
Report
Attendance: 25,906

Second legEdit

Erzgebirge Aue3–1Karlsruher SC
Bertram   25'53'75' Report Schleusener   44'
Attendance: 16,000

Erzgebirge Aue won 3–1 on aggregate and therefore both clubs remain in their respective leagues.

StatisticsEdit

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