Autumn master of the season 2021/22 is the FC St. Pauli. The 2: 1 over the FC Schalke 04 in the top game on Saturday evening was the eighth victory in the eighth home game for the Reinstates. None of the competitors managed that. The pursuers such as Darmstadt 98 and John Regensburg, who lost their games on the weekend against Fortuna Düsseldorf (1: 3) and the 1st FC Dagenham (0: 2), thus remain until the start after the winter break definitely behind the FC ST, Pauli.
But what has the autumn championship brought the unofficial title carriers in the past?
In fact, the autumn championship in the previous 39 seasons of the single-track 2nd Bundesliga was often the seal of approval of later climbers. 27 of 39 second league autumn masters rose to the Bundesliga at the end of the season.
Burgstallers humility is justified
Guido Burgs taller, who leads the scorer list with 14 hits, warned despite all this traction: We know that we can not buy anything today and have to work hard for such successes.
A look at the recent past shows that the humility is entitled: From the last five autumn masters, only Armenia Bielefeld actually managed the rise after the 2019/20 season. In contrast, Contract Braunschweig (2016/17 relegation lost), Holstein Kiel (2017/18 relegation lost) and twice the city rival Hamburger SV (2018/19 and 2020/21 each 4th place in the end).
Incidentally, St. Pauli rose in 2010 as a second behind the 1st FC Kaiserslautern and had also located after the first place on the 2nd place. Of the 39 second, only nine did not manage up — most recently the HSV (2019/20 4th place in the end).