The 2. Fussball Bundesliga (2nd Bundesliga) is Germany's Second Division of professional football just below the 1. Fussball Bundesliga.
Currently, 18 teams compete for the championship as well as the chance to be one of the 3 teams that are promoted to the higher league, the 1. Bundesliga, and to avoid to be one of the bottom four teams which are relegated into the 3rd Liga.
Previous champions and teams promoted to the 1. Bundesliga include: 1. FC Köln, MSV Duisburg, Eintracht Frankfurt, VFL Bochum, Alemannia Aachen, Energie Cottbus, Karlsruher SC, Hansa Rostock, Borussia Mönchengladbach, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, SC Freiburg, FSV Mainz, 1. FC Nuremberg, and others.