2015–16 2. Bundesliga

The 2015–16 2. Bundesliga was the 42nd season of the 2. Bundesliga.

2. Bundesliga
Season2015–16
ChampionsSC Freiburg
PromotedSC Freiburg
RB Leipzig
RelegatedMSV Duisburg (via play offs)
FSV Frankfurt
SC Paderborn
Matches played306
Goals scored808 (2.64 per match)
Top goalscorerSimon Terodde
(25 goals)
Biggest home winEintracht Braunschweig 6−0
Karlsruher SC
Biggest away winSC Paderborn 0−6
SV Sandhausen
Highest scoringSC Freiburg 6−3
1. FC Nürnberg
Longest winning run8 games[1]
SC Freiburg
Longest unbeaten run18 games[1]
1. FC Nürnberg
Longest winless run13 games[1]
SC Paderborn
Longest losing run6 games[1]
FSV Frankfurt
Highest attendance54,100[1]
1860 Munich v SC Paderborn
Lowest attendance4,084[1]
Frankfurt v Sandhausen
Average attendance19,176[1]

TeamsEdit

A total of 18 teams participated in the 2015–16 2. Bundesliga. These include 14 teams from the 2014–15 2. Bundesliga, together with SC Freiburg and SC Paderborn, who directly relegated from the 2014–15 Bundesliga, and Arminia Bielefeld and MSV Duisburg, who directly promoted from the 2014–15 3. Liga. The 16th-placed 2014–15 2. Bundesliga team, 1860 Munich, defeated the third-place finisher in the 2014–15 3. Liga, Holstein Kiel, in a two-legged play-off and avoided relegation.

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Arminia Bielefeld Bielefeld Schüco-Arena 27,300
VfL Bochum Bochum rewirpowerSTADION 29,299
Eintracht Braunschweig Braunschweig Eintracht-Stadion 23,325
MSV Duisburg Duisburg MSV-Arena 31,500
Fortuna Düsseldorf Düsseldorf Esprit Arena 54,600
FSV Frankfurt Frankfurt Frankfurter Volksbank Stadion 12,542
SpVgg Greuther Fürth Fürth Trolli Arena 18,500
SC Freiburg Freiburg im Breisgau Schwarzwald-Stadion 24,000
1. FC Heidenheim Heidenheim Voith-Arena 15,000
1. FC Kaiserslautern Kaiserslautern Fritz-Walter-Stadion 49,780
Karlsruher SC Karlsruhe Wildparkstadion 29,699
RB Leipzig Leipzig Red Bull Arena 44,345Note 1
1860 Munich Munich Allianz Arena 71,000
1. FC Nürnberg Nuremberg Grundig-Stadion 50,000
SC Paderborn 07 Paderborn Benteler Arena 15,000
SV Sandhausen Sandhausen Hardtwald 12,100
FC St. Pauli Hamburg Millerntor-Stadion 29,546[2]
1. FC Union Berlin Berlin Alte Försterei 21,704

Notes

  1. The capacity is reduced to 42,959 spectators during the 2015-16 season, due to a redevelopment of various stadium areas. The redevelopment includes an expansion of the VIP area, the press box and the wheelchair spaces.[3][4]

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Arminia Bielefeld   Norbert Meier   Fabian Klos Saller Alpecin
VfL Bochum   Gertjan Verbeek   Patrick Fabian Nike BOOSTER Energy Drink (H) / Netto (A)
MSV Duisburg   Iliya Gruev   Branimir Bajić Uhlsport Black Crevice
Eintracht Braunschweig   Torsten Lieberknecht   Marcel Correia Nike SEAT
Fortuna Düsseldorf   Friedhelm Funkel   Adam Bodzek Puma o.tel.o
SC Freiburg   Christian Streich   Mensur Mujdža Nike Ehrmann
FSV Frankfurt   Falko Götz   Manuel Konrad Saller Ayondo
SpVgg Greuther Fürth   Stefan Ruthenbeck   Marco Caligiuri Hummel Ergo Direkt Versicherungen
1. FC Heidenheim   Frank Schmidt   Marc Schnatterer Nike Hartmann Gruppe
1. FC Kaiserslautern   Konrad Fünfstück   Chris Löwe Uhlsport Maxda
Karlsruher SC   Markus Kauczinski   Dirk Orlishausen Jako Klaiber Markisen
RB Leipzig   Ralf Rangnick   Dominik Kaiser Nike Red Bull
1860 Munich   Denis Bushuev   Christopher Schindler Macron Volkswagen
1. FC Nürnberg   René Weiler   Even Hovland adidas Wolf-Möbel
SC Paderborn 07   René Müller   Uwe Hünemeier Saller kfzteile24
SV Sandhausen   Alois Schwartz   Stefan Kulovits Puma Verivox
FC St. Pauli   Ewald Lienen   Sören Gonther Hummel Congstar
1. FC Union Berlin   André Hofschneider   Damir Kreilach Macron kfzteile24

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
RB Leipzig   Achim Beierlorzer End of caretaker stint 11 May 2015 Preseason   Ralf Rangnick 29 May 2015[5]
Greuther Fürth   Mike Büskens Stepped down 28 May 2015[6]   Stefan Ruthenbeck 12 June 2015[7]
SC Paderborn   André Breitenreiter Left 12 June 2015[8]   Markus Gellhaus 13 June 2015[9]
Union Berlin   Norbert Düwel Sacked 31 August 2015[10] 14th   Sascha Lewandowski 1 September 2015[11]
1. FC Kaiserslautern   Kosta Runjaić Resigned 23 September 2015[12] 12th   Konrad Fünfstück 23 September 2015[12]
1860 Munich   Torsten Fröhling Sacked 6 October 2015[13] 17th   Benno Möhlmann 6 October 2015[13]
SC Paderborn   Markus Gellhaus Sacked 6 October 2015[13] 15th   Stefan Effenberg 13 October 2015[14]
MSV Duisburg   Gino Lettieri Sacked 2 November 2015[15] 18th   Iliya Gruev 3 November 2015[16]
Fortuna Düsseldorf   Frank Kramer Sacked 23 November 2015[17] 17th   Peter Hermann (interim) 23 November 2015[17]
Fortuna Düsseldorf   Peter Hermann (interim) Replaced 23 December 2015[18] 15th   Marco Kurz 23 December 2015[18]
SC Paderborn   Stefan Effenberg Sacked 3 March 2016[19] 17th   René Müller 3 March 2016[19]
Union Berlin   Sascha Lewandowski Stepped down 4 March 2016[20] 11th   André Hofschneider 4 March 2016[21]
Fortuna Düsseldorf   Marco Kurz Sacked 13 March 2016[22] 16th   Friedhelm Funkel 14 March 2016[23]
FSV Frankfurt   Tomas Oral Sacked 10 April 2016[24] 14th   Falko Götz 11 April 2016[25]
1860 Munich   Benno Möhlmann Sacked 19 April 2016[26] 17th   Daniel Bierofka 19 April 2016[26]
1860 Munich   Daniel Bierofka Permit expired 9 May 2016[27] 14th   Denis Bushuev 19 April 2016[27]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 SC Freiburg (C, P) 34 22 6 6 75 39 +36 72 Promotion to Bundesliga
2 RB Leipzig (P) 34 20 7 7 54 32 +22 67
3 1. FC Nürnberg 34 19 8 7 68 41 +27 65 Qualification to promotion play-offs
4 FC St. Pauli 34 15 8 11 45 39 +6 53
5 VfL Bochum 34 13 12 9 56 40 +16 51
6 Union Berlin 34 13 10 11 56 50 +6 49
7 Karlsruher SC 34 12 11 11 35 37 −2 47
8 Eintracht Braunschweig 34 12 10 12 44 38 +6 46
9 SpVgg Greuther Fürth 34 13 7 14 49 55 −6 46
10 1. FC Kaiserslautern 34 12 9 13 49 47 +2 45
11 1. FC Heidenheim 34 11 12 11 42 40 +2 45
12 Arminia Bielefeld 34 8 18 8 38 39 −1 42
13 SV Sandhausen[a] 34 12 7 15 40 50 −10 40
14 Fortuna Düsseldorf 34 9 8 17 32 47 −15 35
15 1860 Munich 34 8 10 16 32 46 −14 34
16 MSV Duisburg (R) 34 7 11 16 32 54 −22 32 Qualification to relegation play-offs
17 FSV Frankfurt (R) 34 8 8 18 33 59 −26 32 Relegation to 3. Liga
18 SC Paderborn (R) 34 6 10 18 28 55 −27 28
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.[28]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away UNB DSC BOC EBS DUI F95 FSV SCF SGF FCH FCK KSC RBL M60 FCN SCP SVS STP
Union Berlin 1–1 1–0 3–1 3–2 1–1 4–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 3–3 0–2 1–0 3–3
Arminia Bielefeld 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–4 4–2 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–0 0–0
VfL Bochum 1–1 2–2 2–3 3–0 1–1 4–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 4–0 3–2 1–1
Eintracht Braunschweig 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 0–0 2–2 0–1 1–0 1–1 6–0 0–2 0–0 3–1 2–1 1–3 0–0
MSV Duisburg 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–5 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–3 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 3–0 0–2
Fortuna Düsseldorf 0–3 1–0 1–3 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 4–3 0–1 1–3 3–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–1
FSV Frankfurt 3–2 1–2 3–2 0–3 3–3 1–2 1–3 1–2 0–4 1–4 1–2 0–1 2–1 0–3 0–2 0–1 1–0
SC Freiburg 3–0 2–2 1–3 2–2 3–0 1–2 2–0 5–2 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 6–3 4–1 4–1 4–3
Greuther Fürth 2–0 0–0 0–5 3–0 1–1 3–1 0–2 2–3 0–2 2–4 1–0 1–2 1–0 3–2 3–0 3–1 0–2
1. FC Heidenheim 0–2 3–2 2–4 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–3 1–1 1–1 2–0
1. FC Kaiserslautern 2–2 0–2 0–2 0–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–3 1–0 2–0 1–2
Karlsruher SC 0–3 1–1 3–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 3–1 2–1 0–0 3–0 1–2
RB Leipzig 3–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 4–2 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 3–2 2–0 0–1 0–1
1860 Munich 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–2 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–3 1–1 0–1 2–2 0–1 1–0 3–2 2–0
1. FC Nürnberg 6–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 3–2 2–1 0–0 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–0 1–0
SC Paderborn 0–4 1–2 0–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–0 0–1 4–4 0–1 0–6 0–0
SV Sandhausen 4–3 1–4 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–0 0–2
FC St. Pauli 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 4–0 1–3 1–0 3–2 1–0 5–2 1–2 1–0 0–2 0–4 3–4 1–3
Source: DFB
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Promotion play-offsEdit

The team which finished 16th faced the third-placed 2015–16 2. Bundesliga side for a two-legged play-off. The winner on aggregate score after both matches will earn entry into the 2016–17 Bundesliga.

First legEdit

Eintracht Frankfurt1–11. FC Nürnberg
Gaćinović   65' Report Russ   42' (o.g.)
Attendance: 51,500
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eintracht Frankfurt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. FC Nürnberg
GK 1   Lukáš Hrádecký
RB 22   Timothy Chandler
CB 19   David Abraham
CB 4   Marco Russ (c)   56'
LB 6   Bastian Oczipka
CM 20   Makoto Hasebe
CM 8   Szabolcs Huszti
RW 16   Stefan Aigner   61'
AM 14   Alexander Meier   70'
LW 11   Mijat Gaćinović   84'
CF 9   Haris Seferović
Substitutes:
GK 13   Heinz Lindner
DF 2   Yanni Regäsel
DF 5   Carlos Zambrano
MF 21   Marc Stendera   70'
MF 27   Aleksandar Ignjovski
MF 32   Änis Ben-Hatira   61'
FW 30   Luc Castaignos   84'
Manager:
  Niko Kovač
 
GK 1   Raphael Schäfer   57'
RB 2   Mišo Brečko (c)
CB 33   Georg Margreitter
CB 4   Dave Bulthuis
LB 6   László Sepsi
RM 17   Sebastian Kerk   74'
CM 31   Ondřej Petrák
CM 18   Hanno Behrens
LM 23   Tim Leibold   89'
CF 24   Niclas Füllkrug   85'
CF 9   Guido Burgstaller
Substitutes:
GK 22   Patrick Rakovsky
DF 3   Even Hovland   85'
DF 28   Lukas Mühl
MF 14   Kevin Möhwald
MF 19   Rúrik Gíslason   89'
FW 7   Danny Blum   74'
FW 36   Cedric Teuchert
Manager:
  René Weiler

Assistant referees:
Florian Heft (Neuenkirchen)
Jan Seidel (Oberkrämer)
Fourth official:
Bibiana Steinhaus (Hanover)

Match rules:

  • 90 minutes.
  • Seven named substitutes, of which up to three may be used.

Second legEdit

1. FC Nürnberg0–1Eintracht Frankfurt
Report Seferović   66'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. FC Nürnberg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eintracht Frankfurt
GK 1   Raphael Schäfer
RB 2   Mišo Brečko (c)   72'
CB 33   Georg Margreitter
CB 4   Dave Bulthuis
LB 6   László Sepsi   84'
RM 17   Sebastian Kerk   56'   74'
CM 31   Ondřej Petrák   74'
CM 18   Hanno Behrens
LM 23   Tim Leibold
CF 9   Guido Burgstaller   90+2'
CF 24   Niclas Füllkrug
Substitutes:
GK 22   Patrick Rakovsky
DF 3   Even Hovland   84'
DF 28   Lukas Mühl
MF 14   Kevin Möhwald
MF 19   Rúrik Gíslason   74'
FW 7   Danny Blum   74'
FW 36   Cedric Teuchert
Manager:
  René Weiler
 
GK 1   Lukáš Hrádecký   90+1'
RB 22   Timothy Chandler   69'
CB 5   Carlos Zambrano (c)
CB 19   David Abraham   90+4'
LB 6   Bastian Oczipka   24'
CM 20   Makoto Hasebe
CM 8   Szabolcs Huszti
RW 32   Änis Ben-Hatira   58'
AM 21   Marc Stendera   11'
LW 11   Mijat Gaćinović
CF 9   Haris Seferović   76'
Substitutes:
GK 13   Heinz Lindner
DF 2   Yanni Regäsel
MF 10   Marco Fabián   51'   11'
MF 16   Stefan Aigner
MF 27   Aleksandar Ignjovski   69'
FW 14   Alexander Meier   58'
FW 30   Luc Castaignos
Manager:
  Niko Kovač

Assistant referees:
Tobias Christ (Münchweiler an der Rodalb)
Arne Aarnink (Nordhorn)
Fourth official:
Bastian Dankert (Rostock)

Match rules:

Eintracht Frankfurt won 2–1 on aggregate.

Relegation play-offsEdit

The team which finished sixteenth faced the third-placed 2015–16 3. Liga side for a two-legged play-off. The winner on aggregate score after both matches earned entry into the 2016–17 2. Bundesliga.

First legEdit

Würzburger Kickers2–0MSV Duisburg
Weil   10' (pen.)
Nagy   79'
Report

Second legEdit

MSV Duisburg1–2Würzburger Kickers
Schoppenhauer   33' (o.g.) Report Soriano   37'
Benatelli   90+2'

Würzburger Kickers won 4–1 on aggregate.

Player statisticsEdit

Hat-tricksEdit

Player Club Against Result Date Ref
  Nils Petersen SC Freiburg 1. FC Nürnberg 6−3 27 July 2015 [31]
  Lennart Thy4 FC St. Pauli Fortuna Düsseldorf 4−0 9 November 2015 [32]
  Nils Petersen SC Freiburg SC Paderborn 4−1 22 November 2015 [33]
  Rubin Okotie 1860 Munich SC Paderborn 4−4 28 November 2015 [34]
  Niclas Füllkrug 1. FC Nürnberg Union Berlin 6−2 23 April 2016 [35]
  Simon Terodde VfL Bochum 1. FC Heidenheim 4−2 15 May 2016 [36]

4Player scored four goals

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