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Level on pyramid Level 7, 8 and 9

The Bezirksliga (English: County League), along with the Bezirksoberliga (English: County Premier League) and the Bezirksklasse (English: County Class) are commonly a medium set of amateur divisions set at steps 7, 8 or 9 in the German football league system.


Depending on the structural organisation within each of the 21 state football associations of the German Football Association, the Bezirksliga either falls under the state association's jurisdiction or one of its subsidiary county football associations that organise their divisions mostly following the borders of the corresponding government districts. In the league pyramid, the Bezirksliga always ranks below the superior state association's divisions, typically being the Verbandsliga and the Landesliga but ahead of the district associations' Kreisliga.

The Bezirksliga does not exist within all associations, and where existing it is set in varying numbers and form. The Southwest state association also runs a Bezirksklasse below then Bezirksliga. The former Bezirksoberliga is currently not existing in the league system, as the Hesse state association renamed the division to Gruppenliga and as the state associations of Lower Saxony and Bavaria disbanded the league in recent years.

Overview by state association[edit]

State association Step 7 Step 8 Step 9
Bavaria Bezirksliga
Berlin Bezirksliga
Bremen Bezirksliga
Hamburg Bezirksliga
Hesse Gruppenliga
Lower Rhine Bezirksliga
Lower Saxony Bezirksliga
Middle Rhine Bezirksliga
Rhineland Bezirksliga
Saarland Bezirksliga
South Baden Bezirksliga
Southwest Bezirksliga Bezirksklasse
Westphalia Bezirksliga
Württemberg Bezirksliga


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