2014–15 2. Bundesliga

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

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

TeamsEdit

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 locationsEdit

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 sponsorshipsEdit

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

Managerial changesEdit

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

League tableEdit

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]

ResultsEdit

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
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Promotion play-offsEdit

The team which finishes 16th, will face the third-placed 2014–15 2. Bundesliga side for a two-legged play-off. The winner on aggregate score after both matches earns entry into the 2015–16 Bundesliga. Hamburger SV prevailed for the second year in a row, avoiding their possible first relegation.

First legEdit

Hamburger SV1–1Karlsruher SC
Iličević   73' Report Hennings   4'
Attendance: 56,615
Referee: Deniz Aytekin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hamburger SV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Karlsruher SC
GK 15   René Adler
RB 4   Heiko Westermann   26'   56'
CB 5   Johan Djourou (c)
CB 32   Slobodan Rajković
LB 22   Matthias Ostrzolek
CM 40   Gojko Kačar   83'
CM 20   Marcelo Díaz
RW 8   Ivica Olić   89'
AM 18   Lewis Holtby   59'   69'
LW 11   Ivo Iličević
CF 10   Pierre-Michel Lasogga
Substitutes:
GK 30   Alexander Brunst
DF 2   Dennis Diekmeier   83'   56'
DF 3   Cléber
MF 17   Zoltán Stieber   69'
MF 23   Rafael van der Vaart
MF 27   Nicolai Müller
FW 9   Maximilian Beister   89'
Manager:
  Bruno Labbadia
 
GK 1   Dirk Orlishausen (c)
RB 22   Enrico Valentini   13'
CB 3   Daniel Gordon
CB 14   Manuel Gulde
LB 31   Philipp Max
CM 13   Dominic Peitz   78'
CM 23   Jonas Meffert
RW 18   Manuel Torres Jiménez
AM 8   Reinhold Yabo   76'
LW 11   Dimitrij Nazarov
CF 17   Rouwen Hennings   90+3'
Substitutes:
GK 24   René Vollath
DF 4   Martin Stoll
DF 5   Dennis Kempe
DF 20   Ylli Sallahi
MF 15   Boubacar Barry
MF 21   Gaëtan Krebs   76'
FW 19   Iliyan Mitsanski   90+3'
Manager:
  Markus Kauczinski

Assistant referees:
Benjamin Brand
Markus Hacker
Fourth official:
Michael Weiner

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

Second legEdit

Karlsruher SC1–2 (a.e.t.)Hamburger SV
Yabo   78' Report Díaz   90+1'
Müller   115'
Attendance: 27,986
Referee: Manuel Gräfe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Karlsruher SC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hamburger SV
GK 1   Dirk Orlishausen (c)
RB 22   Enrico Valentini
CB 3   Daniel Gordon   118'
CB 14   Manuel Gulde   90+2'
LB 31   Philipp Max   86'
CM 21   Gaëtan Krebs   87'   89'
CM 23   Jonas Meffert   90'
RW 18   Manuel Torres Jiménez
AM 9   Hiroki Yamada   72'
LW 11   Dimitrij Nazarov   120+1'
CF 17   Rouwen Hennings
Substitutes:
GK 24   René Vollath
DF 4   Martin Stoll   89'
DF 5   Dennis Kempe   86'
DF 20   Ylli Sallahi
MF 8   Reinhold Yabo   72'
MF 15   Boubacar Barry
FW 19   Iliyan Mitsanski
Manager:
  Markus Kauczinski
 
GK 15   René Adler
RB 2   Dennis Diekmeier
CB 5   Johan Djourou
CB 32   Slobodan Rajković   63'
LB 22   Matthias Ostrzolek
CM 20   Marcelo Díaz   55'
CM 23   Rafael van der Vaart (c)   48'
RW 8   Ivica Olić   77'
AM 18   Lewis Holtby   66'
LW 11   Ivo Iličević   86'
CF 10   Pierre-Michel Lasogga
Substitutes:
GK 30   Alexander Brunst
DF 3   Cléber   101'   86'
DF 31   Ronny Marcos
MF 17   Zoltán Stieber   66'
MF 19   Petr Jiráček   115'
MF 27   Nicolai Müller   77'
FW 9   Maximilian Beister   90+2'
Manager:
  Bruno Labbadia

Assistant referees:
Guido Kleve
René Rohde
Fourth official:
Marco Fritz

Match rules

  • 90 minutes of regular time.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if tied on aggregate.
  • Penalty shoot-out if no further goals are scored.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

Hamburger SV won 3–2 on aggregate.

Relegation play-offsEdit

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 legEdit

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

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

Second legEdit

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

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

1860 Munich won 2–1 on aggregate.

Season statisticsEdit

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