Verbandsliga Hessen-Süd

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Verbandsliga Hessen-Süd
Map of Germany with the location of Hesse highlighted
Country  Germany
State  Hesse
Founded 1965
Number of teams 18
Level on pyramid Level 6
Promotion to Hessenliga
Relegation to
  • Gruppenliga Darmstadt
  • Gruppenliga Frankfurt West
  • Gruppenliga Frankfurt Ost
Domestic cup(s) Hessenpokal
Current champions VfR Bürstadt
(2013–14)

The Verbandsliga Hessen-Süd, until 2008 named Landesliga Hessen-Süd, is currently the sixth tier of the German football league system. Until the introduction of the 3. Liga in 2008 it was the fifth tier of the league system, until the introduction of the Regionalligas in 1994 the fourth tier.

Overview[edit]

The Verbandsliga Hessen-Süd was formed in 1965 as the Landesliga Hessen-Süd, a tier four feeder league to the then Amateurliga Hessen.

The winners of the Verbandsliga Süd are automatically promoted to the Hessenliga, the runners-up need to compete with the runners-up of the Verbandsliga Hessen-Nord and the Verbandsliga Hessen-Mitte and the 15th placed team of the Hessenliga for another promotion spot.

The Verbandsliga Hessen-Süd is fed by the Gruppenliga Hessen-Darmstadt, Hessen-Frankfurt West and Hessen-Frankfurt Ost. The winners of those are automatically promoted to the Verbandsliga, the runners-up play-off for another promotion spot.

Two Bavarian clubs play within the area of the Verbandsliga Süd. FC Bayern Alzenau and Viktoria Aschaffenburg have played in this league in the past. In 1992, FC Bayern Alzenau switched leagues, coming from the Landesliga Bayern-Nord straight across to the Verbandsliga Hessen-Süd and now, having been promoted, play in the Hessenliga. Viktoria Aschaffenburg have previously been promoted too, but as of the 2010–11 season will play in the Verbandsliga again.

Up until 1973 it was common for teams to move between Landesligen, resulting in the fact that some teams have won titles in two different Landesligen. This practice has since stopped.

Along with the renaming of the Oberliga Hessen to Hessenliga in 2008, the Landesliga was renamed Verbandsliga Hessen-Süd.

League champions[edit]

Verbandsliga[edit]

The league champions since the renaming of the league in 2008:

Season Club
2008–09 FSV Frankfurt II
2009–10 Rot-Weiß Darmstadt
2010–11 TGM SV Jügesheim
2011–12 SC Viktoria 06 Griesheim
2012–13 Sportfreunde Seligenstadt
2013–14 VfR Bürstadt
  • VfR Bürstadt declined promotion in 2014, runners-up SpVgg Oberrad promoted instead.

Landesliga[edit]

The league champions until the renaming of the league in 2008:

  • Four clubs have won the league three times each, Rot-Weiss Frankfurt, SpVgg 05 Bad Homburg, SC Viktoria 06 Griesheim and SG Egelsbach. However, SpVgg 05 Bad Homburg has also won the Landesliga Mitte in 1972, making it four Landesliga titles.
  • Like SpVgg 05 Bad Homburg, FC Hanau 93, SV Wiesbaden and Kickers Offenbach II have also won titles in the Landesliga Süd and Mitte.

Additionally promoted teams[edit]

These clubs were promoted to the Oberliga after finishing second in the league:

Season Club
1968–69 SV 09 Hofheim
1983–84 FC Hanau 93
1993–94 Viktoria Aschaffenburg
1996–97 VfR Bürstadt
1997–98 TGM SV Jügesheim
1998–99 SV Germania Horbach 1911
1999–00 SV Erzhausen
2000–01 TGM SV Jügesheim
2002–03 1. FC Germania 08 Ober-Roden
2004–05 FC Bayern Alzenau
2005–06 Rot-Weiss Frankfurt
2007–08 FC Viktoria 09 Urberach
2009–10 1. FCA Darmstadt
2010–11 Viktoria Aschaffenburg
2013–14 SpVgg 05 Oberrad
  • Rot-Weiss Frankfurt holds the record for promotion to the Oberliga Hessen from Landesliga Süd, having achieved it four times.

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Deutschlands Fußball in Zahlen, (German) DSFS
  • Süddeutschlands Fußballgeschichte in Tabellenform 1897–1988 (German) publisher & author: Ludolf Hyll
  • Die Deutsche Liga-Chronik 1945–2005 (German) DSFS 2006

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