All you need to now about last season's Bundesliga 2 champions, SC Freiburg.

Fun facts

  • Freiburg scored 75 goals in winning promotion as second division champions last season - seven more than 1. FC Nürnberg and 21 more than runners-up RB Leipzig.
  • Freiburg are the Bundesliga's most south-westerly club, based in the Baden-Württemberg city of Freiburg im Breisgau on the western edge of the Black Forest.
  • Current Germany coach Joachim Löw is the club's all-time leading scorer with 81 goals in 252 games during three spells between 1978 and 1989.

Christian Streich has been in charge of Freiburg since 2011.

History

Relegated at the end of the 2014/15 campaign, Freiburg bounced straight back into the top flight after riding roughshod through Bundesliga 2 in 2015/16. Historically a club that has oscillated between the top two divisions, Christian Streich's side lost just six games last term, with Nils Petersen scoring 21 goals and Vincenzo Grifo adding 14 strikes and 11 assists as the Black Forest side finished five points clear of RB Leipzig in second.

Nils Petersen and Vincenzo Grifo provided the firepower that earned Freiburg an immediate return to the top flight.

Turkish international centre-back Caglar Söyüncü has been added to a squad that will be hoping to emulate the class of 2012/13, who qualified for the UEFA Europa League after finishing fifth.

Stadium: Schwarzwald-Stadion

Capacity: 24,000