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2. Bundesliga
2018–19
Bundesliga
Season information
Dates 3 August 2018 – 19 May 2019
Winners 1. FC Köln
Promoted 1. FC Köln
SC Paderborn
Relegated FC Ingolstadt
1. FC Magdeburg
MSV Duisburg
Season statistics
Matches played 306
Goals scored 904
Top goalscorer Simon Terodde (29 goals)
Biggest home win Köln 8–1 Dresden
Biggest away win Hamburg 0–5 Regensburg
Fürth 0–5 Aue
Highest scoring Köln 8–1 Dresden
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The 2018–19 2. Bundesliga was the 45th season of the 2. Bundesliga. It began on 3 August 2018 and concluded on 19 May 2019.

1. FC Köln and SC Paderborn were automatically promoted to the Bundesliga; Union Berlin were promoted after winning the Bundesliga relegation play-offs; and 1. FC Magdeburg and MSV Duisburg were relegated to the 3. Liga.

Teams

Team changes

Promoted from 2017–18 3. Liga Relegated from 2017–18 Bundesliga Promoted to 2018–19 Bundesliga Relegated to 2018–19 3. Liga
1. FC Magdeburg
SC Paderborn
Hamburger SV
1. FC Köln
Fortuna Düsseldorf
1. FC Nürnberg
Eintracht Braunschweig
1. FC Kaiserslautern

Stadiums and locations

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Erzgebirge Aue Aue Sparkassen-Erzgebirgsstadion 15,711
Union Berlin Berlin Alte Försterei 22,012
Arminia Bielefeld Bielefeld Schüco-Arena 27,300
VfL Bochum Bochum Ruhrstadion 29,299
Darmstadt 98 Darmstadt Merck-Stadion am Böllenfalltor 17,000
Dynamo Dresden Dresden DDV-Stadion 32,066
MSV Duisburg Duisburg MSV-Arena 31,500
SpVgg Greuther Fürth Fürth Sportpark Ronhof Thomas Sommer 18,500
Hamburger SV Hamburg Volksparkstadion 57,000
1. FC Heidenheim Heidenheim Voith-Arena 15,000
FC Ingolstadt Ingolstadt Audi Sportpark 15,000
Holstein Kiel Kiel Holstein-Stadion 11,386
1. FC Köln Cologne RheinEnergieStadion 49,698
1. FC Magdeburg Magdeburg MDCC-Arena 27,500
SC Paderborn Paderborn Benteler-Arena 15,000
Jahn Regensburg Regensburg Continental Arena 15,224
SV Sandhausen Sandhausen BWT-Stadion am Hardtwald 15,414
FC St. Pauli Hamburg Millerntor-Stadion 29,546

Personnel and kits

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Erzgebirge Aue Germany Hannes Drews Germany Martin Männel Nike WätaS Wärmetauscher Sachsen
Union Berlin Flag of None TBD Germany Felix Kroos Macron Layenberger, Koch Automobile
Arminia Bielefeld Luxembourg Jeff Saibene Germany Julian Börner Joma Schüco, JAB Anstoetz Textilien
VfL Bochum Germany Robin Dutt Germany Stefano Celozzi Nike Trivago, Viactiv Betriebskrankenkasse
Darmstadt 98 Germany Dirk Schuster Flag of Turkey Aytaç Sulu Jako Software AG, ROWE Mineralölwerk
Dynamo Dresden Germany Uwe Neuhaus Germany Marco Hartmann Erima Feldschlößchen, AOK Plus
MSV Duisburg Flag of Bulgaria Iliya Gruev Germany Kevin Wolze Capelli XTiP, Rhein Power
SpVgg Greuther Fürth Croatia Damir Burić Flag of Hungary Balázs Megyeri Hummel Hofmann Personal, BVUK – Gruppe Unternehmensberatung
Hamburger SV Germany Christian Titz Flag of Japan Gōtoku Sakai Adidas Emirates, Popp Feinkost
1. FC Heidenheim Germany Frank Schmidt Germany Marc Schnatterer Nike Hartmann Gruppe, Voith
FC Ingolstadt Germany Stefan Leitl Flag of Cameroon Marvin Matip Adidas Media Markt, Audi Schanzer Fußballschule
Holstein Kiel Germany Tim Walter Germany Rafael Czichos Puma Famila, Lotto Schleswig-Holstein
1. FC Köln Germany Markus Anfang Germany Matthias Lehmann Uhlsport REWE, DEVK
1. FC Magdeburg Germany Jens Härtel Flag of None TBD Uhlsport FAM
SC Paderborn Germany Steffen Baumgart Germany Christian Strohdiek Saller Mediacom
Jahn Regensburg Germany Achim Beierlorzer Germany Marco Grüttner Saller Netto, Dallmeier electronic
SV Sandhausen Flag of Turkey Kenan Kocak Flag of Austria Stefan Kulovits Puma Verivox, BWT
FC St. Pauli Germany Markus Kauczinski Germany Bernd Nehrig Under Armour Congstar, Astra Brauerei

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
1. FC Köln Germany Stefan Ruthenbeck End of contract 30 June 2018 Preseason Germany Markus Anfang 1 July 2018
Holstein Kiel Germany Markus Anfang Signed for 1. FC Köln Germany Tim Walter
Union Berlin Germany André Hofschneider Sacked Switzerland Urs Fischer
Erzgebirge Aue Germany Hannes Drews Resigned Germany Daniel Meyer
Dynamo Dresden Germany Uwe Neuhaus Sacked 22 August 2018 9th Germany Cristian Fiél (interim) 23 August 2018
Germany Cristian Fiél (interim) End of caretaker spell 11 September 2018 14th Germany Maik Walpurgis 11 September 2018
FC Ingolstadt Germany Stefan Leitl Sacked 22 September 2018 13th Germany Alexander Nouri 24 September 2018
MSV Duisburg Flag of Bulgaria Iliya Gruev 1 October 2018 18th Germany Torsten Lieberknecht 1 October 2018
SV Sandhausen Flag of Turkey Kenan Kocak 8 October 2018 16th Germany Uwe Koschinat 15 October 2018
Hamburger SV Germany Christian Titz 23 October 2018 5th Germany Hannes Wolf 23 October 2018
1. FC Magdeburg Germany Jens Härtel 12 November 2018 17th Germany Michael Oenning 14 November 2018
FC Ingolstadt Germany Alexander Nouri 26 November 2018 18th Germany Roberto Pätzold (interim) 26 November 2018
Germany Roberto Pätzold (interim) End of caretaker spell 2 December 2018 Germany Jens Keller 2 December 2018
Arminia Bielefeld Luxembourg Jeff Saibene Sacked 10 December 2018 14th Germany Uwe Neuhaus 10 December 2018
SpVgg Greuther Fürth Croatia Damir Burić 4 February 2019 12th Germany Stefan Leitl 5 February 2019
Darmstadt 98 Germany Dirk Schuster 18 February 2019 14th Flag of Greece.svg Dimitrios Grammozis 24 February 2019
Dynamo Dresden Germany Maik Walpurgis 24 February 2019 14th Germany Cristian Fiél 24 February 2019
FC Ingolstadt Germany Jens Keller 2 April 2019 18th Germany Tomas Oral 3 April 2019
FC St. Pauli Germany Markus Kauczinski 10 April 2019 6th Netherlands Jos Luhukay 10 April 2019
1. FC Köln Germany Markus Anfang 27 April 2019 1st Germany André Pawlak 27 April 2019

League table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 1. FC Köln  (C) (P) 34 19 6 9 84 47+37 63 Promotion to
Bundesliga
2 SC Paderborn  (P) 34 16 9 9 76 50+26 57
3 Union Berlin  (Q) 34 14 15 5 54 33+21 57 Qualification to
promotion play-offs
4 Hamburger SV 34 16 8 10 45 42+3 56
5 1. FC Heidenheim 33 14 10 9 55 45+10 52
6 Holstein Kiel 34 13 10 11 60 51+9 49
7 Arminia Bielefeld 34 13 10 11 52 50+2 49
8 Jahn Regensburg 34 12 13 9 55 54+1 49
9 FC St. Pauli 34 14 7 13 46 53−7 49
10 Darmstadt 98 34 13 7 14 45 53−8 46
11 VfL Bochum 34 11 11 12 49 50−1 44
12 Dynamo Dresden 34 11 9 14 41 48−7 42
13 SpVgg Greuther Fürth 34 10 12 12 37 56−19 42
14 Erzgebirge Aue 34 11 7 16 43 47−4 40
15 SV Sandhausen 34 9 11 14 45 52−7 38
16 FC Ingolstadt  (Q) 34 9 8 17 43 55−12 35 Qualification to the
relegation play-offs
17 1. FC Magdeburg 34 6 13 15 35 53−18 31 Relegation to
3. Liga
18 MSV Duisburg  (R) 34 6 10 18 39 65−26 28
Source: DFB
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

Relegation play-offs

All times are CEST (UTC+2).

First leg

24 May 2019 (2019-05-24)
18:15
Wehen Wiesbaden 1–2 FC Ingolstadt Brita-Arena, Wiesbaden
Attendance: 7,698
Referee: Guido Winkmann
Kyereh Soccerball 90+6' Report Lezcano Soccerball 1'47' (pen.)

Second leg

28 May 2019 (2019-05-28)
18:15
FC Ingolstadt 2–3 Wehen Wiesbaden Audi Sportpark, Ingolstadt
Attendance: 12,420
Referee: Frank Willenborg
Kerschbaumer Soccerball 13'
Paulsen Soccerball 68'
Report Kyereh Soccerball 11'
Dittgen Soccerball 30'
Paulsen Soccerball 43' (o.g.)

4–4 on aggregate. Wehen Wiesbaden won on away goals and are promoted to the 2. Bundesliga, while FC Ingolstadt are relegated to the 3. Liga.

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Germany Simon Terodde 1. FC Köln 29
2 Flag of Colombia Jhon Córdoba 1. FC Köln 20
3 Flag of Austria Lukas Hinterseer VfL Bochum 18
4 Germany Fabian Klos Arminia Bielefeld 17
Flag of the United States Andrew Wooten SV Sandhausen
6 Germany Philipp Klement SC Paderborn 16
7 Flag of Armenia Sargis Adamyan Jahn Regensburg 15
Germany Pascal Testroet Erzgebirge Aue
9 Germany Robert Glatzel 1. FC Heidenheim 13
Germany Pierre-Michel Lasogga Hamburger SV
Germany Andreas Voglsammer Arminia Bielefeld

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