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2. Bundesliga
2017–18
Bundesliga
Season information
Season statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 87
Top goalscorer Christopher Buchtmann
Jann George
(3 goals)
Biggest home win 1. FC Nürnberg 3–0 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Darmstadt 98 3–0 FC St. Pauli
Biggest away win Dynamo Dresden 0–4 SV Sandhausen
Highest scoring Union Berlin 4–3 Holstein Kiel
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The 2017–18 2. Bundesliga is the 44th season of the 2. Bundesliga. It began on 28 July 2017 and will conclude on 13 May 2018.

The fixtures were announced on 29 June 2017.

Stadiums and locations

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 Grundig-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 kits

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Erzgebirge Aue Germany Lenk, RobinRobin Lenk (interim) Germany Männel, MartinMartin Männel Nike WätaS Wärmetauscher Sachsen
Arminia Bielefeld Luxembourg Saibene, JeffJeff Saibene Germany Börner, JulianJulian Börner Joma Schüco, JAB Anstoetz Textilien1
VfL Bochum Germany Atalan, IsmailIsmail Atalan Germany Bastians, FelixFelix Bastians Nike Trivago, Viactiv Betriebskrankenkasse1
Eintracht Braunschweig Germany Lieberknecht, TorstenTorsten Lieberknecht Germany Reichel, KenKen Reichel Erima SEAT
Darmstadt 98 Germany Frings, TorstenTorsten Frings Flag of Turkey Sulu, AytaçAytaç Sulu Jako Software AG, ROWE Mineralölwerk1
Dynamo Dresden Germany Neuhaus, UweUwe Neuhaus Germany Hartmann, MarcoMarco Hartmann Erima Feldschlößchen, AOK Plus1
MSV Duisburg Flag of Bulgaria Gruev, IliyaIliya Gruev Germany Wolze, KevinKevin Wolze Capelli XTiP, Rhein Power1
Fortuna Düsseldorf Germany Funkel, FriedhelmFriedhelm Funkel Germany Fink, OliverOliver Fink Uhlsport Orthomol, Toyo Tires Reifen1
SpVgg Greuther Fürth Flag of Hungary Radoki, JanosJanos Radoki Flag of Hungary Megyeri, BalázsBalázs Megyeri Hummel Hofmann Personal, BVUK – Gruppe Unternehmensberatung1
1. FC Heidenheim Germany Schmidt, FrankFrank Schmidt Germany Schnatterer, MarcMarc Schnatterer Nike Hartmann Gruppe, Voith1
FC Ingolstadt Germany Leitl, StefanStefan Leitl Flag of Cameroon Matip, MarvinMarvin Matip Adidas Media Markt, Audi Schanzer Fußballschule1
1. FC Kaiserslautern Germany Meier, NorbertNorbert Meier Germany Halfar, DanielDaniel Halfar Uhlsport Top12.de1
Holstein Kiel Germany Anfang, MarkusMarkus Anfang Germany Czichos, RafaelRafael Czichos Puma Famila, Lotto Schleswig-Holstein1
1. FC Nürnberg Germany Köllner, MichaelMichael Köllner Germany Behrens, HannoHanno Behrens Umbro Nürnberger Versicherung, Godelmann Betonstein1
Jahn Regensburg Germany Beierlorzer, AchimAchim Beierlorzer Germany Grüttner, MarcoMarco Grüttner Saller Netto, Dallmeier electronic1
SV Sandhausen Flag of Turkey Kocak, KenanKenan Kocak Flag of Austria Kulovits, StefanStefan Kulovits Puma Verivox, BWT1
FC St. Pauli Germany Janßen, OlafOlaf Janßen Germany Nehrig, BerndBernd Nehrig Under Armour Congstar, Astra Brauerei1
1. FC Union Berlin Germany Keller, JensJens Keller Germany Kroos, FelixFelix Kroos Macron Layenberger, Koch Automobile1
1. ^On the sleeves.

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
FC St. Pauli Germany Ewald Lienen Moved to technical director 30 June 2017 Preseason Germany Olaf Janßen 1 July 2017
Jahn Regensburg Germany Heiko Herrlich Signed by Bayer Leverkusen Germany Achim Beierlorzer
Erzgebirge Aue Germany Domenico Tedesco Signed by Schalke 04 Germany Thomas Letsch
VfL Bochum Netherlands Gertjan Verbeek Sacked 11 July 2017 Germany Ismail Atalan 11 July 2017
Erzgebirge Aue Germany Thomas Letsch Sacked 14 August 2017 18th Germany Robin Lenk (interim) 14 August 2017
FC Ingolstadt Germany Maik Walpurgis Sacked 22 August 2017 18th Germany Stefan Leitl (interim) 22 August 2017

League table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
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 53 530 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 SpVgg Greuther Fürth 34 10 10 14 37 48−11 40
16 Erzgebirge Aue 34 10 10 14 35 49−14 40 Qualification to the
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
Updated to games played on First match(es) will be played on 19 May 2018
Source: [ Kicker.de]
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament

Statistics

Top goalscorers

Top goalscorers

As of 21 August 2017
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Germany Christopher Buchtmann FC St. Pauli 3
Germany Jann George Jahn Regensburg
3 Eleven players 2

Clean sheets

As of 21 August 2017
Rank Player Club Clean sheets
1 Flag of Portugal Daniel Heuer Fernandes Darmstadt 98 2
Germany Thorsten Kirschbaum 1. FC Nürnberg
Germany Michael Rensing Fortuna Düsseldorf
Germany Marcel Schuhen SV Sandhausen
5 Flag of Denmark Jakob Busk Union Berlin 1
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Jasmin Fejzić Eintracht Braunschweig
Germany Robin Himmelmann FC St. Pauli
Germany Stefan Ortega Arminia Bielefeld
Germany Marvin Schwäbe Dynamo Dresden

Number of teams by state

Position State Number of teams Teams
1 Bavaria4FC Ingolstadt, Greuther Fürth, Nürnberg and Jahn Regensburg
North Rhine-Westphalia4Arminia Bielefeld, Bochum, Fortuna Düsseldorf and MSV Duisburg
3 Baden-Württemberg2Heidenheim and SV Sandhausen
Saxony2Dynamo Dresden and Erzgebirge Aue
5 Berlin1Union Berlin
Hamburg1FC St. Pauli
Hesse1Darmstadt 98
Lower Saxony1Eintracht Braunschweig
Rhineland-Palatinate1Kaiserslautern
Schleswig-Holstein1Holstein Kiel

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