1996–97 2. Bundesliga

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2. Bundesliga
Season 1996–97
Champions 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Promoted 1. FC Kaiserslautern
VfL Wolfsburg
Hertha BSC
Relegated SV Waldhof Mannheim
VfB Lübeck
Rot-Weiss Essen
VfB Oldenburg
Matches played 306
Top goalscorer Angelo Vier
(18 goals)
Average attendance 8,952

The 1996–97 2. Bundesliga season was the twenty-third season of the 2. Bundesliga, the second tier of the German football league system.

1. FC Kaiserslautern, VfL Wolfsburg and Hertha BSC were promoted to the Bundesliga while SV Waldhof Mannheim, VfB Lübeck, Rot-Weiss Essen and VfB Oldenburg were relegated to the Regionalliga.

Final standings[edit]

For the 1996–97 season VfB Oldenburg, Rot-Weiss Essen, FC Gütersloh and Stuttgarter Kickers were newly promoted to the 2. Bundesliga from the Regionalliga while 1. FC Kaiserslautern, Eintracht Frankfurt and KFC Uerdingen 05 had been relegated to the league from the Bundesliga.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 1. FC Kaiserslautern (C) (P) 34 19 11 4 74 28 +46 68 Promotion to Bundesliga
2 VfL Wolfsburg (P) 34 14 16 4 52 29 +23 58
3 Hertha BSC (P) 34 17 7 10 57 38 +19 58
4 Mainz 05 34 14 12 8 50 34 +16 54
5 Stuttgarter Kickers 34 14 11 9 38 27 +11 53
6 SpVgg Unterhaching 34 11 16 7 35 29 +6 49
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 13 9 12 43 46 −3 48
8 VfB Leipzig 34 12 10 12 53 54 −1 46
9 KFC Uerdingen 34 13 5 16 46 44 +2 44
10 SV Meppen 34 10 14 10 44 48 −4 44
11 Fortuna Köln 34 11 9 14 52 47 +5 42
12 Carl Zeiss Jena 34 9 15 10 44 49 −5 42
13 FC Gütersloh 34 12 9 13 43 51 −8 45
14 FSV Zwickau 34 12 6 16 34 48 −14 42
15 Waldhof Mannheim (R) 34 10 10 14 45 56 −11 40 Relegation to Regionalliga
16 VfB Lübeck (R) 34 8 12 14 32 53 −21 36
17 Rot-Weiss Essen (R) 34 8 5 21 47 74 −27 29
18 VfB Oldenburg (R) 34 6 9 19 33 67 −34 27

Source: Bundesliga.de
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
VfB Lübeck, and VfB Oldenburg were relegated to Regionalliga Nord. Waldhof Mannheim was relegated to Regionalliga Süd. Rot-Weiss Essen was relegeated to Regionalliga Südwest.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Top scorers[edit]

The league's top scorers:[1]

Goals Player Team
18 Germany Angelo Vier Rot-Weiss Essen
17 Germany Steffen Heidrich VfB Leipzig
15 Germany Axel Kruse Hertha BSC Berlin
14 Czech Republic Pavel Kuka 1. FC Kaiserslautern
13 Germany Christian Claaßen SV Meppen
12 Morocco Abderrahim Ouakili 1. FSV Mainz 05
Germany Jürgen Rische 1. FC Kaiserslautern
11 Germany Rainer Krieg Fortuna Köln
10 Germany Sven Demandt 1. FSV Mainz 05
Germany Horst Elberfeld VfB Oldenburg
Germany Wolfram Klein Rot-Weiss Essen
Germany Olaf Marschall 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Netherlands Dirk van der Ven FC Gütersloh
Germany Mark Zimmermann FC Carl Zeiss Jena

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2. Bundesliga 1996/1997 » Torschützenliste (German) Weltfussball.de – Top scorers, accessed: 17 November 2015

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