Bezirksliga Main-Hessen

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Bezirksliga Main-Hessen
Founded
1927
Disbanded
1933
Nation
Flag of Germany Germany
Map of Germany in 1925
States & Regions
Flag of the People's State of Hesse People's State of Hesse
Flag of Hesse-Nassau Hesse-Nassau
Number of Seasons
6
Replaced by
Gauliga Südwest/Mainhessen
Level on Pyramid
Level 1
Last Champions 1932-33
Main: FSV Frankfurt
Hessen: FSV Mainz 05

The Bezirksliga Main-Hessen was the highest association football league in the German state of Hesse and the Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau from 1927 to 1933. The league was disbanded with the rise of the Nazis to power in 1933.

Overview[edit]

The league was formed in 1927, from the clubs of the Bezirksliga Main and the clubs of the north-eastern part of the Bezirksliga Rheinhessen-Saar. The clubs from the Bezirksliga Rheinhessen-Saar which did not become part of the new league were added to the new Bezirksliga Rhein-Saar instead. With the Viktoria Aschaffenburg, the league also included one club from Bavaria.

The league operated from the start in two regional divisions, the Main-division, named after the river Main and the Hessen-division, named after the region of Hesse. The first played with twelve, the second with ten clubs in its first season 1927-28. The clubs in each division played each other in a home-and-away round with the division winners advancing to the Southern German championship, which in turn was a qualification tournament for the German championship. A Bezirksliga final was not played.

The second and third placed team in each division qualified for another round, the Bezirksliga runners-up round, to determined one more team which would gain entry to the German finals.

The leagues were reduced to ten teams in the Main division and nine in the Hessen division in the following season but remained unchanged in modus otherwise. For the 1929-30 season, both divisions then operated on a strength of eight teams, a system that also applied in the following season.

In the 1931-32 season, both divisions expanded in strength, Main to eleven and Hessen to ten teams. The Southern German finals were also reorganised with the top two teams from each division advancing to the Northwest finals group.

In its last season, 1932–33, both divisions operated on a strength of ten clubs.

With the rise of the Nazis to power, the Gauligas were introduced as the highest football leagues in Germany. In the region, the Gauliga Südwest/Mainhessen replaced the Bezirksliga Main-Hessen as the highest level of play. The clubs from the Hanau and Friedberg region however were added to the new Gauliga Hessen.

National success[edit]

Southern German championship[edit]

Qualified teams and their success:

  • 1928:
    • VfL Neu-Isenburg, 6th place in the Bezirksliga-runners-up round
    • Rot-Weiß Frankfurt, 5th place in the Bezirksliga-runners-up round
    • FSV Mainz 05, 2nd place in the Bezirksliga-runners-up round
    • FSV Frankfurt, Winner of the Bezirksliga-runners-up round, loser division final
    • Wormatia Worms, 6th place
    • Eintracht Frankfurt, Runners-up
  • 1929:
    • VfL Neu-Isenburg, 8th place in the Bezirksliga-runners-up round
    • Union Niederrad, 5th place in the Bezirksliga-runners-up round
    • FSV Mainz 05, 4th place in the Bezirksliga-runners-up round
    • FSV Frankfurt, Winner of the Bezirksliga-runners-up round, loser division final
    • Wormatia Worms, 7th place
    • Eintracht Frankfurt, 4th place
  • 1930:
    • Rot-Weiß Frankfurt, 6th place in the Bezirksliga-runners-up round
    • VfL Neu-Isenburg, 5th place in the Bezirksliga-runners-up round
    • SV Wiesbaden, 3rd place in the Bezirksliga-runners-up round
    • FSV Frankfurt, Winner of the Bezirksliga-runners-up round, loser division final
    • Wormatia Worms, 7th place
    • Eintracht Frankfurt, Southern German champions
  • 1931:
    • SV Wiesbaden, 8th place in the Bezirksliga-runners-up round
    • Union Niederrad, 5th place in the Bezirksliga-runners-up round
    • Rot-Weiß Frankfurt, 3rd place in the Bezirksliga-runners-up round
    • VfL Neu-Isenburg, 2nd place in the Bezirksliga-runners-up round
    • Wormatia Worms, 7th place
    • Eintracht Frankfurt, Runners-up
  • 1932:
    • FSV Mainz 05, 8th place northwest division
    • Wormatia Worms, 3rd place northwest division
    • FSV Frankfurt, 2nd place northwest division, 4th place in Southern German championship
    • Eintracht Frankfurt, Southern German champions
  • 1933:
    • FSV Mainz 05, 7th place northsouth division
    • Wormatia Worms, 3rd place northsouth division
    • Eintracht Frankfurt, 2nd place northsouth division, 3rd place in Southern German championship
    • FSV Frankfurt, Southern German champions

German championship[edit]

Qualified teams and their success:

  • 1928:
    • Eintracht Frankfurt, First round
  • 1929:
    • none qualified
  • 1930:
    • Eintracht Frankfurt, Quarter-finals
  • 1931:
    • Eintracht Frankfurt, Quarter-finals
  • 1932:
    • Eintracht Frankfurt, Final
  • 1933:
    • FSV Frankfurt, Quarter-finals
    • Eintracht Frankfurt, Semi-finals

Founding members of the league[edit]

The 22 founding members of the league and their positions in the 1926-27 season were:

Main division[edit]

Hessen division[edit]

Winners of the Bezirksliga Main-Hessen[edit]

Season Main Hessen
1927-28 Eintracht Frankfurt Wormatia Worms
1928-29 Eintracht Frankfurt Wormatia Worms
1929-30 Eintracht Frankfurt Wormatia Worms
1930-31 Eintracht Frankfurt Wormatia Worms
1931-32 Eintracht Frankfurt FSV Mainz 05
1932-33 FSV Frankfurt FSV Mainz 05

Placings in the Bezirksliga Main-Hessen 1927-33[edit]

Main division[edit]

Club 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933
Eintracht Frankfurt 1 1 1 1 1 2
FSV Frankfurt 2 2 3 5 2 1
Rot-Weiß Frankfurt 3 7 2 3 3 7
Union Niederrad 4 3 4 2 4 4
FC Hanau 93 5 5 7 6 8 9
Viktoria Aschaffenburg 6 9
Kickers Offenbach 7 4 5 4 5 3
SpVgg Fechenheim 8 8 8
SpVgg Hanau 9 10
VfR Offenbach 10
Viktoria Hanau 11
Germania 94 Frankfurt 12 11
Germania Bieber 6 6 7 7 6
SpVgg Griesheim 8 10
VfL Neu-Isenburg x x x x 6 5
FSV Heusenstamm 9
Sportfreunde Frankfurt 8
VfB Friedberg 10

Source:"Bezirksliga Main-Hessen". Das deutsche Fussball-Archiv. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 

  • The Sport 1860 Hanau and Viktoria Hanau merged in 1928 to form SpVgg Hanau.

Hessen division[edit]

Club 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933
Wormatia Worms 1 1 1 1 2 2
FSV Mainz 05 2 2 4 5 1 1
VfL Neu-Isenburg 3 3 2 2 x x
SV Wiesbaden 4 4 3 3 6 4
TSG Höchst 5 9
Alemannia Worms 6 5 5 4 5 3
Hassia Bingen 7 6 8
SpVgg Arheiligen 8 8
SV Darmstadt 98 9 6 8 10
Germania Wiesbaden 10
FC Langen 7 7 6 4 8
Viktoria Urberach 7 8 10
FVgg Kastel 3 5
Olympia Lorsch 7 9
Viktoria Walldorf 9
VfR Bürstadt 6
FVgg Mombach 7

Source:"Bezirksliga Main-Hessen". Das deutsche Fussball-Archiv. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Fussball-Jahrbuch Deutschland (German) (8 vol.), Tables and results of the German tier-one leagues 1919-33, publisher: DSFS
  • Kicker Almanach, (German) The yearbook on German football from Bundesliga to Oberliga, since 1937, published by the Kicker Sports Magazine
  • Süddeutschlands Fussballgeschichte in Tabellenform 1897-1988 (German) History of Southern German football in tables, publisher & author: Ludolf Hyll

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