2. Oberliga Südwest

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2. Oberliga Südwest
Karte-DFB-Lage von Südwestdeutschland (1950-1990).png
Country  Germany
State
Founded 1951
Folded 1963 (12 seasons)
Replaced by Regionalliga Südwest
Level on pyramid Level 2
Promotion to Oberliga Südwest
Relegation to
Last champions Phönix Ludwigshafen
(1962–63)

The 2. Oberliga Südwest (English: 2nd Premier league Southwest) was the second-highest level of the German football league system in the southwest of Germany from 1951 until the formation of the Bundesliga in 1963. It covered the two states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland.

Overview[edit]

The 2. Oberliga Südwest was formed in 1951 as a feeder league to the Oberliga Südwest which had been operating from 1945. It was the last of the three second Oberligas, the other two being 2. Oberliga West (1949) and 2. Oberliga Süd (1950).

The winners and runners-up of this league were promoted to the Oberliga Südwest, the bottom two teams relegated to the Amateurligas. Below the 2. Oberliga were the following Amateurligas:

The TSC Zweibrücken was the only club to play all twelve seasons in the league.

Disbanding of the 2. Oberliga[edit]

In 1963 the league was dissolved. Six of its clubs went to the new Regionalliga Südwest, the new second division. The other ten teams were relegated to the Amateurligas.

The following teams were admitted to the new Regionalliga:

The following teams were relegated:

Winners and runners-up of the 2. Oberliga Südwest[edit]

The winners and runners-up of the league:[1]

Season Winner Runner-Up
1951–52 VfR Kirn FV Speyer
1952–53 ASV Landau VfR Frankenthal
1953–54 Spfr. Saarbrücken Eintracht Kreuznach
1954–55 SpVgg Andernach FV Engers
1955–56 Spfr. Saarbrücken FV Speyer
1956–57 SV St. Ingbert TuRa Ludwigshafen
1957–58 SpVgg Weisenau Spfr. Saarbrücken
1958–59 VfR Kaiserslautern SC Ludwigshafen
1959–60 SV Niederlahnstein TuS Neuendorf
1960–61 VfR Kaiserslautern BSC Oppau
1961–62 SV Niederlahnstein VfR Frankenthal
1962–63 Phönix Ludwigshafen Eintracht Trier

Placings in the 2. Oberliga Südwest[edit]

The league placings from 1951 to 1963:

Club 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63
Eintracht Bad Kreuznach S 5 2 S S S S S S S S S
TuRa Ludwigshafen S S S S S 2 S S S S S S
Sportfreunde Saarbrücken 13 1 S 1 S 2 S S S S S
SC Ludwigshafen 7 10 3 9 9 15 2 S S S S
TuS Neuendorf S S S S S S S S 2 S S S
VfR Kaiserslautern S S S S S S S 1 S 1 S S
BSC Oppau 13 6 10 4 12 6 3 2 S S
SV Niederlahnstein 9 4 14 1 S 1 S
VfR Frankenthal S 2 S S S S S S S S 2 S
Phönix Ludwigshafen S S S S S S S S S S S 1
Eintracht Trier S S S S S S S S S S S 2
SpVgg Weisenau S 16 12 13 6 1 S 6 10 11 3
Phönix Bellheim 4
SV Röchling Völklingen 7 5
VfB Wissen 6
BFV Hassia Bingen 3 S 6 7 16 9 7 9 7
TSC Zweibrücken 8 4 5 4 8 8 10 12 13 5 5 8
FSV Schifferstadt 8 10 9
Germania Metternich 15 4 12 10
VfB Theley 11 14 14 13 11
SV Ludweiler-Warndt 8 7 7 7 13 11 13 6 12
SV St. Ingbert 12 1 S 4 7 6 14 13
FV Engers S S 7 2 S 3 3 7 5 12 8 14
SC Friedrichsthal 8 9 3 15
FV Speyer 2 S S S 2 S S S S 3 4 16
ASC Dudweiler 14 11 6 10 6 9 10 11 15
SG Sobernheim 16
SpVgg Andernach 5 3 12 1 S S 9 10 12 15
Viktoria Sulzbach 11 10 15 11 13 5 4 16
FC 08 Homburg 11 3 15
ASV Landau 6 1 S 14 3 5 8 8 16
VfL Trier 5 13 14 15
VfR Kirn 1 S S 13 4 12 5 16
VfL Neuwied 10 8 4 5 14 14 16
ASV Hochfeld 7 10 3 9 9 15
Sportfreunde Herdorf 11 7 8 3 11 16
SG Pirmasens 4 9 9 10 15
SC 07 Bad Neuenahr 12 6 11 16
SC Altenkessel 12 15
1. FC Idar 9 14 16
VfL Neustadt S 15
VfB Lützel 13
TuS Konz 14

Source:"2nd Oberliga Südwest". Das deutsche Fussball-Archiv. Archived from the original on 5 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-08. 

Key[edit]

Symbol Key
S Oberliga Südwest
1 League champions
Place League
Blank Played at a league level below this league

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kicker Almanach" The Football Yearbook on German football from Bundesliga to Oberliga, since 1937, published by the Kicker Sports Magazine

Sources[edit]

  • 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
  • 100 Jahre Süddeutscher Fussball-Verband (German) 100-year-anniversary book of Southern German football Association, publisher: Vindelica Verlag, published: 1997
  • Die Deutsche Liga-Chronik 1945-2005 (German) History of German football from 1945 to 2005 in tables, publisher: DSFS, published: 2006

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