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In the north, two clubs were relegated from the league for financial reasons, Westfalia Herne , which had finished fifth and former Bundesliga side FC St.
Pauli, which had come sixth. Bundesliga record when it defeated Arminia Hannover 11—0 in May , the biggest-ever win in the league. The —81 season, the seventh of the league, was also its last in this format.
From it played as a single division of 20 teams after a decision taken on 7 June , when, at a special convention of the DFB , the introduction of the single division 2.
Bundesliga was decided upon with a majority of 84 votes to Bremen won the league while Braunschweig came second. Hertha missed out despite scoring goals.
In the south, the league was won by SV Darmstadt 98 for a second time while runners-up Kickers Offenbach lost out to Braunschweig in the play-offs.
The reduction of the league to a single division meant 22 teams were relegated while no team was promoted to the 2. The new single division league of 20 teams saw only a small change in modus.
The top two in the league were promoted while the third placed team played the sixteenth placed Bundesliga side in a home-and-away play-off for one more spot in the Bundesliga.
The bottom four in the league were relegated. The inaugural season saw FC Schalke 04 compete in the 2. Bundesliga for the first time, and win it.
Fourth place went to Munich, one point behind Offenbach, but the club found itself relegated after the DFB refused it a licence for the following season.
This decision kept 17th placed SG Wattenscheid 09 , the best-placed team on a relegation rank, in the league.
Bayer Uerdingen, in third place, won promotion through the play-offs for a third time, this time overcoming the previous seasons 2.
Bundesliga champions FC Schalke Schalke bounced back immediately, coming second behind Karlsruher SC in — At the other end, Rot-Weiss Essen, after having failed to win promotion to the Bundesliga through the play-offs twice from the 2.
Bundesliga, was relegated to amateur football that season. Bundesliga for the first time in , with Hannover 96 coming second.
Kickers Offenbach, freshly relegated from the Bundesliga came only 19th in the 2. Bundesliga, suffered another relegation, as did another former Bundesliga side, FC St.
Pauli, having returned to the league for the first time after having had its licence revoked in The league champions were FC 08 Homburg , also promoted to the Bundesliga for the first time.
Arguably one of the most famous play-off contests in 2. Bundesliga play-offs at the time. In the relegation zone MSV Duisburg followed the two Berlin clubs into amateur football as a third former Bundesliga side that season.
Pauli, freshly promoted from amateur football again, missed out by a goal in the play-offs against FC Homburg.
At the bottom end Eintracht Braunschweig became another former Bundesliga side and champion to drop into the third division.
Pauli ended a ten-year wait for Bundesliga return in when it finished runners-up to Stuttgarter Kickers who were promoted to the Bundesliga for the first time.
Third placed SV Darmstadt 98 missed out on penalties in the deciding third game against SV Waldhof Mannheim after each side had won their home game by a goal.
SpVgg Bayreuth finished 17th again but was again spared from relegation when Kickers Offenbach was refused a licence. Also relegated were Union Solingen after 14 consecutive seasons in the league.
Bundesliga football after games for Alemannia Aachen in the league from to , a record for any player with a single club in the league. Bundesliga title, followed up by SG Wattenscheid 09, who entered the Bundesliga for the first time.
In the relegation zone SpVgg Bayreuth failed to get reprieved for a third consecutive season and dropped into amateur football, as did Alemannia Aachen , a founding member of the 2.
Bundesliga who had played all 16 seasons of the league until then. The tenth season of the single division 2. Bundesliga was to be the last in its current format for a time as the German reunion in lead to changes to the league after this season.
Pauli three times to earn promotion, the first two contests having ended 1—1 while Stuttgart won the third 3—1.
FC Schweinfurt 05 in last place became one of the worst clubs in the league history when it only won two games all season.
In the —92 season, the league was expanded to 24 teams in two regional divisions, north and south, to accommodate six new East German clubs which joined the league that season.
The East German clubs were spread very uneven, with one going to the north and five to the south, caused by the geographic location of those clubs.
Only the league champions were promoted to the Bundesliga that year, which were Bayer Uerdingen in the north and 1.
The bottom three in each division were relegated, three of which were from former East Germany. Bundesliga after their licence was revoked in At the end of this season the league returned to the single division format, but with still 24 clubs as its strength.
The —93 season was a momentous one, with 24 teams competing in a single league and each club playing 46 games. Three clubs were promoted directly, as would be the case from then on until , with the play-offs having been abolished.
SC Freiburg won the league and promotion for the first time. Seven clubs were relegated from the league to reduce its strength to 20 clubs again from the following season.
Promoted were VfL Bochum, Bayer Uerdingen and Munich, which had just won promotion from the third division the year before and returned to the Bundesliga for the first time since At the bottom end, five clubs were relegated, four of those former Bundesliga sides and the fifth one, Carl Zeiss Jena , from former East Germany.
The league level below the 2. Bundesliga was changed profoundly in with the Oberligas replaced by the new Regionalligas, which allowed for direct promotion to the 2.
Bundesliga for the first time since The league itself was now reduced to 18 clubs with no play-offs, three promoted and four relegated teams, a system it would maintain until , when the play-offs were re-introduced.
Hansa Rostock won the 2. Bundesliga for the first time in and FC St. The later, despite finishing seventh, had its licence revoked, thereby sparing FSV Zwickau from relegation.
The —96 season saw VfL Bochum win the league again with second placed Arminia Bielefeld winning promotion straight after having been promoted from the Regionalliga the year before.
FC Kaiserslautern and Eintracht Frankfurt had suffered their first-ever relegation from the Bundesliga in The former won the league and bounced back immediately while Frankfurt remained at this level for another season.
Kaiserslautern would also become the first and only club to win the Bundesliga as a freshly promoted side the following year. At the bottom end VfB Leipzig was one of three clubs from the east to be relegated, alongside SV Meppen , which dropped out of the league after eleven consecutive seasons there.
The —99 season saw the 1. In —01, the league was won by 1. Pauli was the third promoted team. SSV Ulm , freshly relegated from the Bundesliga, finished the season in 16th place and became insolvent.
FSV Mainz 05 was a newcomer to the Bundesliga. In second place Alemannia Aachen returned to the Bundesliga for the first time since Relegated that year were Dynamo Dresden , former East German power house, after a two-year stint in the league.
Landgraf had played a record 2. The —09 season saw the return of play-offs. The third placed team in the 2. Bundesliga now played the 16th placed team in the Bundesliga for a spot in that league.
At the other end of the table, the 16th placed 2. Bundesliga side would now also play the third placed team in the new 3.
Liga , which had replaced the Regionalliga as the third division. SC Freiburg and 1. FSV Mainz 05 were directly promoted that season while 1. Bundesliga place to SC Paderborn from the 3.
FC Kaiserslautern ended a four-year spell in the 2. Bundesliga in with a league championship, with FC St. The FC Augsburg finished third but was unable to overcome 1.
Hansa Rostock, in 16th place, dropped out of the 2. Bundesliga when it lost both play-off games to Ingolstadt After 15 consecutive seasons in the 2.
Karlsruher SC failed to remain in the 2. Bundesliga when it was relegated on away goal rule after two drawn games against Jahn Regensburg.
Hertha BSC won the 2. Bundesliga for the second time in three seasons in —13 and was accompanied up by Eintracht Braunschweig, who had not played in the Bundesliga since FC Kaiserslautern lost both games to Hoffenheim and thereby failed to get promoted.
Dynamo Dresden became the first 2. Bundesliga side in five attempts to hold onto their league place while 3.
At the bottom end two eastern clubs were relegated, Dynamo Dresden and Energie Cottbus, while Arminia Bielefeld entered the relegation round.
The —15 season saw Ingolstadt 04 win the league and earn Bundesliga promotion for the first time while SV Darmstadt 98 finished second and returned to the Bundesliga for the first time since Both the Bundesliga and 2.
Bundesliga clubs retained their league membership. At the bottom end of the table SC Paderborn suffered consecutive relegations, becoming the sixth club to drop from the Bundesliga to the third tier in consecutive seasons.
In December , it was announced that for the first time, the 2. Bundesliga would be given its own logo, taking effect at the start of the —18 season.
In addition, the club also operates in several other sports. As a founding member of the Bundesliga , FCK played from to uninterrupted in the top division.
Kaiserslautern won the German championship in the —98 season as a newly promoted team, which is unique in German football. After a six-year spell in the second tier, in they were relegated to the 3.
Liga for the first time. From through , the new FV Kaiserslautern performed well, finishing runners-up in and They were decisively put out 3—9 by eventual champions Schalke 04 , the dominant side in this era of German football.
The performance of the team slipped and they finished last in their division in The following year saw the collapse of league play in this part of Germany as the Third Reich crumbled under the advance of Allied armies.
After the war, Southwestern Germany was part of the occupation zone held by the French. Teams there were organized into northern and southern divisions and played to determine which of them would join the new Oberliga being put together.
The next season, they easily won the Gruppe Nord in due in large part due to the play of Fritz Walter and his brother Ottmar — the duo scored 46 goals between them, more than any other entire team.
They won a second title in , followed by two losing final appearances in and This secured them one of the 16 places in the new top flight circuit.
They followed up the next season with their first Bundesliga championship. FCK won a second German Cup in , but that victory was soured since the team had been relegated to 2.
Bundesliga with a 16th-place finish just one week before the Cup final. At the time, Kaiserslautern was one of only four of the original 16 teams that had played in each Bundesliga season since the inception of the league, having never been relegated.
This group also included Eintracht Frankfurt who went down in the same season , 1. The Red Devils came storming back with an accomplishment unique in Bundesliga history — and very rare across the major European football leagues — by winning promotion from the 2.
Bundesliga at the first attempt in , and immediately going on to win the national championship under veteran coach Otto Rehhagel. The club, however, found itself in serious trouble soon after.
Despite coming close to a UEFA Cup final in , Kaiserslautern soon found itself on the brink of bankruptcy and at the centre of controversy being played out publicly.
A new team president, Rene C. The club started the —04 season under the burden of a three-point penalty imposed by the German Football Association for its financial misdeeds.
After a faltering start to the season, Gerets was fired and replaced by Kurt Jara. Jara was unpopular with the FCK faithful for his defensive football philosophy, but with him at the helm, the club had a safe season.
Jara, however, quit the position before the season ended, citing irreconcilable differences with club management. FCK was initially successful, but then suffered a string of reverses and crashed to the bottom of the table.
Wolf brought in many young, home-grown players, but despite winning over fans and experts alike, the —06 season ended in failure as FCK was once again relegated to the 2.
Bundesliga after a nine-year stay at the top flight. They finished the —07 season in sixth place in the 2. Bundesliga, seven points out of the promotion places.
On 20 May , the club announced the Norwegian manager Kjetil Rekdal , formerly with Belgian side Lierse , as their new head coach.
Rekdal took over the reins on 1 July. In April , the club hired Stefan Kuntz as chairman, and with new leadership at the helm, managed to save themselves from relegation to the new 3.
Liga with a win over already promoted 1. Alois Schwartz was named interim coach and he managed the club to a seventh-place finish on the season.
The club eventually hired Marco Kurz as head coach. Under Kurz, the club secured promotion to the 1. Bundesliga on 25 April after four years in the second league.
At the start of the —11 season , newly promoted 1. However, after a hard fought 2—1 defeat at Mainz 05 and a 5—0 drubbing at eventual season champions, Borussia Dortmund , the club began to struggle and fell back to just ahead of the relegation zone.
They ended this run with four straight victories to finish the season at the seventh place. The following season, —12 , the club finished in the bottom 18th place and after only two seasons in the top flight, were relegated to the 2.
They remained in that division until , being relegated to the third tier for the first time in club history. FC Kaiserslautern II , played as 1.
FC Kaiserslautern Amateure until It won a league championship in and but was not entitled to promotion to professional level.