The Austria 2. Liga, also known as 2. Liga, is the second-tier professional football league in Austria. The league was established in 1974 and is organized by the Austrian Football Association. It consists of 16 teams that compete in a regular season from July to May, followed by playoffs to determine the league champion and promotion to the top-tier Austrian Football Bundesliga. The Austria 2.
Liga is known for its high level of competition, and many talented Austrian and international players have emerged from the league. Notable teams in the league include FC Wacker Innsbruck, Floridsdorfer AC, and Grazer AK. The Austria 2. Liga provides an opportunity for clubs to compete at a high level and potentially move up to the top-tier league.