2014–15 2. Bundesliga

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2. Bundesliga
Season2014–15
ChampionsFC Ingolstadt
PromotedFC Ingolstadt
SV Darmstadt
RelegatedErzgebirge Aue
VfR Aalen
Matches played306
Goals scored865 (2.83 per match)
Top goalscorerRouwen Hennings
(17 goals)
Average attendance17,667

The 2014–15 2. Bundesliga was the 41st season of the 2. Bundesliga, Germany's second-level football competition.

Teams[edit]

A total of 18 teams contest the league, including 12 sides from the 2013–14 season, two sides directly relegated from the 2013–14 Bundesliga season, and two sides directly promoted from the 2013–14 3. Liga season. The two final participants were determined in two-legged play-offs, in which the 16th placed Bundesliga side played the team who finished third in 2. Bundesliga and the 16th 2. Bundesliga side played the team who finished third in the 3. Liga.

2014–15 Teams

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Stadium capacity
VfR Aalen Aalen Scholz-Arena 13,251
VfL Bochum Bochum rewirpowerSTADION 29,299
SV Darmstadt 98 Darmstadt Stadion am Böllenfalltor 16,500
Eintracht Braunschweig Braunschweig Eintracht-Stadion 23,325
FC Erzgebirge Aue Aue Sparkassen-Erzgebirgsstadion 15,711
Fortuna Düsseldorf Düsseldorf Esprit Arena 54,600
FSV Frankfurt Frankfurt am Main Frankfurter Volksbank Stadion 12,542
SpVgg Greuther Fürth Fürth Trolli Arena 18,500
1. FC Heidenheim Heidenheim Voith-Arena 13,000
FC Ingolstadt 04 Ingolstadt Audi Sportpark 15,445
1. FC Kaiserslautern Kaiserslautern Fritz-Walter-Stadion 49,780
Karlsruher SC Karlsruhe Wildparkstadion 29,699
RB Leipzig Leipzig Red Bull Arena 44,345
1860 Munich Munich Allianz Arena 71,000
1. FC Nürnberg Nuremberg Grundig-Stadion 50,000
SV Sandhausen Sandhausen Hardtwald 12,100
FC St. Pauli Hamburg Millerntor-Stadion 29,063Note 1
1. FC Union Berlin Berlin Alte Försterei 21,704

Notes

  1. The capacity was reduced from the end of October 2014 until the end of the season due to the demolition and redevelopment of the North stand.

Personnel and sponsorships[edit]

Team Head coach Team captain Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
VfR Aalen Germany Stefan Ruthenbeck Argentina Leandro Grech adidas Prowin
VfL Bochum Netherlands Gertjan Verbeek Germany Andreas Luthe Nike Netto / BOOSTER Energy Drink
SV Darmstadt 98 Germany Dirk Schuster Turkey Aytac Sulu Nike Software AG
Eintracht Braunschweig Germany Torsten Lieberknecht Germany Dennis Kruppke Nike[1] SEAT[2]
Erzgebirge Aue Croatia Tomislav Stipić Germany René Klingbeil Nike Elektrowerkzeuge Eibenstock
Fortuna Düsseldorf Turkey Taşkın Aksoy Germany Andreas Lambertz Puma o.tel.o
FSV Frankfurt Germany Tomas Oral Germany Björn Schlicke Saller Frankfurt Skyline
SpVgg Greuther Fürth Germany Mike Büskens Germany Wolfgang Hesl Hummel Ergo Direkt Versicherungen
1. FC Heidenheim Germany Frank Schmidt Germany Marc Schnatterer Nike Hartmann Gruppe
FC Ingolstadt 04 Austria Ralph Hasenhüttl Germany Stefan Leitl adidas Audi
1. FC Kaiserslautern Germany Kosta Runjaić Switzerland Albert Bunjaku uhlsport paysafecard
Karlsruher SC Germany Markus Kauczinski Germany Dirk Orlishausen Hummel Klaiber Markisen
RB Leipzig Germany Achim Beierlorzer Germany Daniel Frahn Nike Red Bull
1860 Munich Germany Torsten Fröhling Germany Christopher Schindler uhlsport Volkswagen
1. FC Nürnberg Switzerland René Weiler Germany Raphael Schäfer adidas Wolf Möbel
SV Sandhausen Germany Alois Schwartz Germany Frank Löning Puma Machmeier Energy
FC St. Pauli Germany Ewald Lienen Germany Sören Gonther Hummel Relentless
1. FC Union Berlin Germany Norbert Düwel Croatia Damir Kreilach uhlsport Becker

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
1. FC Union Berlin Germany Uwe Neuhaus Mutual consent 11 May 2014[3] Pre-season Germany Norbert Düwel 13 May 2014[4]
1860 Munich Germany Markus von Ahlen End of tenure as caretaker 4 June 2014 Netherlands Ricardo Moniz 4 June 2014[5]
1. FC Nürnberg Germany Roger Prinzen End of tenure as caretaker 5 June 2014 France Valérien Ismaël 5 June 2014[6]
Fortuna Düsseldorf Germany Lorenz-Günther Köstner Mutual consent 12 June 2014[7] Germany Oliver Reck 13 June 2014[8]
Erzgebirge Aue Germany Falko Götz Sacked 2 September 2014[9] 18th Croatia Tomislav Stipić 9 September 2014[10]
FC St. Pauli Germany Roland Vrabec Sacked 3 September 2014[11] 14th Germany Thomas Meggle 3 September 2014[11]
1860 Munich Netherlands Ricardo Moniz Sacked 24 September 2014[12] 13th Germany Markus von Ahlen 24 September 2014[12]
1. FC Nürnberg France Valérien Ismaël Sacked 11 November 2014[13] 14th Switzerland René Weiler 12 November 2014[14]
VfL Bochum Germany Peter Neururer Sacked 9 December 2014[15] 10th Germany Frank Heinemann 9 December 2014[15]
FC St. Pauli Germany Thomas Meggle Sacked 16 December 2014[16] 18th Germany Ewald Lienen 16 December 2014[16]
VfL Bochum Germany Frank Heinemann End of tenure as caretaker 31 December 2014[17] 11th Netherlands Gertjan Verbeek 1 January 2015[17]
RB Leipzig Germany Alexander Zorniger Mutual consent 11 February 2015[18] 7th Germany Achim Beierlorzer 11 February 2015[18]
1860 Munich Germany Markus von Ahlen Sacked 17 February 2015[19] 16th Germany Torsten Fröhling 17 February 2015[19]
SpVgg Greuther Fürth Germany Frank Kramer Sacked 23 February 2015[20] 13th Germany Mike Büskens 23 February 2015[20]
Fortuna Düsseldorf Germany Oliver Reck Sacked 23 February 2015[21] 6th Germany Taşkın Aksoy 13 April 2015[22]
FSV Frankfurt Germany Benno Möhlmann Sacked 18 May 2015[23] 16th Germany Tomas Oral 18 May 2015[23]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 FC Ingolstadt 04 (C, P) 34 17 13 4 53 32 +21 64 Promotion to Bundesliga
2 SV Darmstadt 98 (P) 34 15 14 5 44 26 +18 59
3 Karlsruher SC 34 15 13 6 46 26 +20 58 Qualification to promotion play-offs
4 1. FC Kaiserslautern 34 14 14 6 45 31 +14 56
5 RB Leipzig 34 13 11 10 39 31 +8 50
6 Eintracht Braunschweig 34 15 5 14 44 41 +3 50
7 1. FC Union Berlin 34 12 11 11 46 51 −5 47
8 1. FC Heidenheim 34 12 10 12 49 44 +5 46
9 1. FC Nürnberg 34 13 6 15 42 47 −5 45
10 Fortuna Düsseldorf 34 11 11 12 48 52 −4 44
11 VfL Bochum 34 9 15 10 53 55 −2 42
12 SV Sandhausen[a] 34 10 12 12 32 37 −5 39
13 FSV Frankfurt 34 10 9 15 41 53 −12 39
14 SpVgg Greuther Fürth 34 8 13 13 34 42 −8 37
15 FC St. Pauli 34 10 7 17 40 51 −11 37
16 1860 Munich 34 9 9 16 41 51 −10 36 Qualification to relegation play-offs
17 Erzgebirge Aue (R) 34 9 9 16 32 47 −15 36 Relegation to 3. Liga
18 VfR Aalen[b] (R) 34 7 12 15 34 46 −12 31
Source: DFB
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ SV Sandhausen were deducted three points for license violation.[24]
  2. ^ VfR Aalen were deducted two points for license violation.[25]

Results[edit]

Home \ Away AAL AUE UNB BOC EBS D98 F95 FSV SGF FCH FCI FCK KSC RBL M60 FCN SVS STP
VfR Aalen 3–0 1–2 2–4 2–1 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–4 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–0 2–0 1–2 0–1 2–0
Erzgebirge Aue 1–0 1–2 1–5 1–2 0–1 0–3 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–3 0–0 3–1 2–0 4–1 0–1 0–1 3–0
Union Berlin 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 3–1 2–2 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–4 0–4 3–1 1–0
VfL Bochum 4–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 3–3 1–1 4–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–3 1–1 0–0 3–3
Eintracht Braunschweig 2–1 4–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 3–0 0–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 0–2
Darmstadt 98 2–0 2–0 5–0 2–0 1–0 1–4 4–0 0–0 1–1 2–2 3–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–0
Fortuna Düsseldorf 0–2 2–3 1–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–3 3–3 3–2 0–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–0
FSV Frankfurt 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–5 0–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–3 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 3–3
Greuther Fürth 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–0 1–2 1–0 3–0 2–5 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–3 0–1 0–3 5–1 0–0 3–0
1. FC Heidenheim 0–1 2–2 3–1 5–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 3–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–2 3–0 3–0 2–1
FC Ingolstadt 4–1 1–1 3–3 3–0 1–0 2–2 3–2 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–1
1. FC Kaiserslautern 1–0 3–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–1 1–0 0–2
Karlsruher SC 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 4–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 3–0
RB Leipzig 0–0 1–0 3–2 2–0 3–1 2–1 3–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 0–4 4–1
1860 Munich 1–1 0–1 0–3 2–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–3 0–3 2–1 2–3 2–1
1. FC Nürnberg 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 3–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–2
SV Sandhausen 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–2 0–3 1–0 2–2 0–3 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0
FC St. Pauli 3–1 0–0 3–0 5–1 1–0 0–1 4–0 1–1 0–1 0–3 1–1 1–3 0–4 1–0 1–2 1–0 2–1
Source: DFB
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation play-offs[edit]

The team which finished 16th faced the third-placed 2014–15 3. Liga side for a two-legged play-off. The winner on aggregate score after both matches earned entry into the 2015–16 2. Bundesliga.

First leg[edit]

Holstein Kiel0–01860 Munich
Report
Attendance: 9,812
Kiel
1860 Munich
GK 18 Germany Kenneth Kronholm
RB 19 Germany Patrick Herrmann
CB 13 Germany Marlon Krause
CB 29 Germany Hauke Wahl
LB 7 Republic of Ireland Patrick Kohlmann
CM 14 Germany Maik Kegel
CM 16 Denmark Mikkel Vendelbo Yellow card 74'
RW 21 Germany Tim Siedschlag Substituted off 78'
LW 11 Germany Rafael Kazior (c)
SS 9 Germany Manuel Schäffler Substituted off 86'
CF 20 United States Marc Heider Substituted off 69'
Substitutes:
GK 25 Germany Niklas Jakusch
DF 27 Germany Marcel Gebers
MF 24 Poland Jarosław Lindner Substituted in 78'
MF 26 Germany Patrick Breitkreuz Substituted in 69'
MF 28 Germany René Guder
MF 31 Germany Finn Wirlmann
FW 22 Germany Fiete Sykora Substituted in 86'
Manager:
Karsten Neitzel
Holstein Kiel vs 1860 Munich 2015-05-29.svg
GK 30 Germany Vitus Eicher
RB 25 Uruguay Gary Kagelmacher
CB 4 Germany Kai Bülow
CB 26 Germany Christopher Schindler (c)
LB 32 Germany Maximilian Wittek Yellow card 89'
CM 6 Germany Dominik Stahl Yellow card 45+1'
CM 11 Germany Daniel Adlung
RW 14 Hungary Krisztián Simon Substituted off 54'
LW 17 Germany Jannik Bandowski Substituted off 80'
SS 20 Albania Valdet Rama
CF 19 Austria Rubin Okotie Yellow card 54' Substituted off 55'
Substitutes:
GK 24 Germany Stefan Ortega
DF 39 Slovakia Vladimír Kováč
MF 7 South Africa Daylon Claasen
MF 28 Germany Julian Weigl
MF 33 Germany Korbinian Vollmann Substituted in 54'
FW 16 Germany Stephan Hain Substituted in 80'
FW 27 Germany Marius Wolf Substituted in 55'
Manager:
Torsten Fröhling

Assistant referees:
Frank Willenborg
Holger Henschel
Fourth official:
Harm Osmers

Second leg[edit]

1860 Munich2–1Holstein Kiel
Adlung Goal 78'
Bülow Goal 90'+1'
Report Kazior Goal 16'
Attendance: 57,000
1860 Munich
Kiel
GK 30 Germany Vitus Eicher
RB 25 Uruguay Gary Kagelmacher
CB 4 Germany Kai Bülow
CB 26 Germany Christopher Schindler (c)
LB 32 Germany Maximilian Wittek
CM 6 Germany Dominik Stahl Substituted off 13'
CM 11 Germany Daniel Adlung
RW 20 Albania Valdet Rama
LW 17 Germany Jannik Bandowski Substituted off 56'
CF 19 Austria Rubin Okotie Substituted off 70'
CF 16 Germany Stephan Hain
Substitutes:
GK 24 Germany Stefan Ortega Yellow card 90'+4'
DF 18 Switzerland Martin Angha
DF 39 Slovakia Vladimír Kováč
MF 28 Germany Julian Weigl Yellow card 46' Substituted in 13'
MF 33 Germany Korbinian Vollmann Substituted in 70'
FW 14 Hungary Krisztián Simon
FW 27 Germany Marius Wolf Substituted in 56'
Manager:
Torsten Fröhling
1860 Munich vs Holstein Kiel 2015-06-02.svg
GK 18 Germany Kenneth Kronholm
RB 19 Germany Patrick Herrmann
CB 13 Germany Marlon Krause
CB 29 Germany Hauke Wahl
LB 7 Republic of Ireland Patrick Kohlmann
DM 16 Denmark Mikkel Vendelbo
RW 21 Germany Tim Siedschlag
AM 14 Germany Maik Kegel Substituted off 89'
LW 24 Poland Jarosław Lindner Substituted off 51'
SS 11 Poland Rafael Kazior (c)
CF 9 Germany Manuel Schäffler Yellow card 43' Substituted off 60'
Substitutes:
GK 25 Germany Niklas Jakusch
DF 27 Germany Marcel Gebers Substituted in 89'
MF 26 Germany Patrick Breitkreuz Yellow card 69' Substituted in 60'
MF 28 Germany René Guder
MF 31 Germany Finn Wirlmann
FW 20 United States Marc Heider Substituted in 51'
FW 22 Germany Fiete Sykora
Manager:
Karsten Neitzel

Assistant referees:
Robert Kempter
Martin Petersen
Fourth official:
Sascha Stegemann

1860 Munich won 2–1 on aggregate.

Season statistics[edit]

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