Landesliga Bayern-Nordwest

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Landesliga Bayern-Nordwest
Map of Germany with the location of Bavaria highlighted
Country  Germany
State  Bavaria
Founded 2012
Number of teams 17
Level on pyramid Level 6
Promotion to Bayernliga
Relegation to Bezirksliga
Current champions SpVgg Ansbach

The Landesliga Bayern-Nordwest (English: State league Bavaria-Northwest) is currently the sixth tier of the German football league system in north western Bavaria and the third tier of the Bavarian football league system.

It is one of five Landesligas in Bavaria, the other four being the Landesliga Südwest, Landesliga Mitte, Landesliga Nordost and Landesliga Südost. The league champion automatically qualifies for the Bayernliga, the runner-up needs to compete with the runners-up of the other four Landesligas and a number of Bayernliga teams for another promotion spot.

The league replaced the Landesliga Bayern-Nord at this level, the former having existed from 1963 to its disbanding in 2012. The new Landesliga Nordwest covers eastern Upper Franconia and western Lower Franconia only while the old Landesliga Nord covered both regions in full.[1][2]



The Landesligas from 2012 onwards.

The Bavarian football federation carried out drastic changes to the league system at the end of the 2011–12 season. With the already decided introduction of the Regionalliga Bayern from 2012–13, it also placed two Bayernligas below the new league as the new fifth tier of the German league system, splitting the previously single division league into a northern and a southern group. Below those, five Landesligas instead of the existing three were set, which were geographically divided to limit travel and increase the number of local derbies.[3]

Clubs from three different league tiers were able to qualify for the new league. From the Landesliga level, the clubs placed ninth to 15th had the opportunity to qualify for the Bayernliga through play-offs. Those clubs who failed to qualify for the Bayernliga were grouped in the Landesliga. The Landesliga clubs placed 16th, 17th and 18th automatically went to the Landesliga. The Bezirksoberliga (BOL) champions also had the chance to qualify for the Bayernliga. Those clubs who failed went to the Landesliga, alongside the BOL teams placed second to sixth. The teams placed seventh to tenth in Lower Franconia and seventh to thirteens in Upper Franconia entered a play-off with the Bezirksliga champions for the remaining Landesliga spots.[1] The league, in its inaugural season, also includes one club from Middle Franconia, the TSV Neustadt/Aisch, because of a successful protest by 1. FC Burgkunstadt, which saw the later moved from the north west division to the north east and Neustadt moved the other way to compensate.[4]

The league started out with 18 clubs in its inaugural season, the clubs coming from the following leagues:


The opening game of the new league took place on 18 July 2012 when TSV Neustadt/Aisch hosted FVgg Bayern Kitzingen and lost 0-2.[5] At the end of the 2012–13 season, league champions SV Erlenbach were directly promoted while runners-up SV Pettstadt failed to earn promotion via the promotion round.[6] At the other end of the table, TSV Bergrheinfeld, SV-DJK Unterspiesheim and 1. FC Oberhaid were directly relegated,[7] while TG Höchberg and 1. FC Gerolzhofen had to enter the promotion/relegation round with the Bezirksliga runners-up where both lost and were relegated.[8] For the 2013–14 season four clubs were promoted to the league, FC Viktoria Kahl, SV Garitz, Würzburger FV II, and SpVgg Stegaurach. Three clubs were relegated from the Bayernliga to the Landesliga Nordwest, 1. FC Sand, DJK Don Bosco Bamberg and TSV Kleinrinderfeld. Apart from these clubs the league also received SpVgg Ansbach who moved from the Mitte division to the Nordwest after the 2012–13 season while, in turn, SV Pettstadt and 1. FC Strullendorf were moved from Nordwest to the Nordost division.[9]


The league is played in a home-and-away format with the league champion being directly promoted to the Bayernliga. The runners-up enters a promotion round with the other four Landesliga runners-up and the Bayernliga teams placed just above the direct relegation ranks, 15th and 16th in the south and 15th in the north, for additional spots in this league. The bottom three teams from the Landesliga are directly relegated to the Bezirksligas. The teams placed 14th and 15th have to play-off with the Bezirksliga runners-up for their place in the Landesliga.[10][11]

Top-three of the Landesliga[edit]

The following teams have finished in the top-three in the league:

Season Champions Runners-up Third
2012–13 SV Erlenbach SV Pettstadt FVgg Bayern Kitzingen
2013–14 SpVgg Ansbach Viktoria Kahl TSV Abtswind
2014–15 Don Bosco Bamberg 1. FC Sand TSV Abtswind
2015–16 SpVgg Ansbach Würzburger Kickers II 1. FC Schweinfurt 05 II
  • Promoted teams in bold.

League statistics[edit]

The top goal scorers and spectator statistics for the league are:

Season Overall
Per game Best supported Club Spectators
Top goal scorer Goals Ref
2012–13 57,197 187 SV Erlenbach 321 Mario Meth (SVP) 33 [12][13]
2013–14 53,488 183 SpVgg Ansbach 344 Gökhan Aydin (FCV) 26 [14][15]
2014–15 48,779 160 1. FC Sand 277 Pascal Bloemer (TGH) 28 [16][17]
2015–16 50,854 166 DJK Schwebelsried 271 Patrick Kroiß (Ans) 30 [18][19]
League record

League placings[edit]

The complete list of clubs and placings in the league since interception in 2012:[20]

Club 13 14 15 16 17 18
SV Erlenbach 1 B B B B
DJK Don Bosco Bamberg B 6 1 B B
1. FC Sand B 5 2 B B
SpVgg Ansbach 4 1 B 1 B
Würzburger Kickers II 2 B
FC Eintracht Bamberg R R R B x
SpVgg Jahn Forchheim B B B B x
1. FC Schweinfurt 05 II 5 3 x
TSV Abtswind 4 3 3 4 x
TSV Kleinrinderfeld B 7 7 5 x
TG Höchberg 14 4 7 x
DJK Schwebelsried 8 x
FVgg Bayern Kitzingen 3 8 13 9 x
SV Memmelsdorf B B B 10 x
TSV Karlburg 7 14 9 11 x
FC Coburg 12 x
ASV Rimpar 5 9 8 13 x
FC Viktoria Kahl 2 12 14 x
FC Fuchsstadt x
FC Lichtenfels x
TuS Röllbach x
TSV Unterpleichfeld x
TSV Neustadt/Aisch 6 4 6 6
TSV Ebensfeld 15
Baiersdorfer SV 11 16#
SV Euerbach 16
VfL Frohnlach II 15# 17
FC Blau-Weiß Leinach 9 10 10 18
Würzburger FV II 13 14
SpVgg Stegaurach 12 15
SV Pettstadt 2 13# 16
TuS Frammersbach 10 11 17
FT Schweinfurt 8 15 18
TSV Lengfeld 13 16
SV Garitz 17
1. FC Augsfeld 11 18
1. FC Strullendorf 12 18#
1. FC Gerolzhofen 15
TSV Bergrheinfeld 16
SV-DJK Unterspiesheim 17
1. FC Oberhaid 18


Symbol Key
R Regionalliga Bayern
B Bayernliga
1 League champions
Place League
Place Played in the Mitte division that season.
Place# Played in the Nordost division that season.
Blank Played at a league level below this league


  1. ^ a b Auf- und Abstiegsregelung der Bayernliga und der Landesligen für das Qualifikationsspieljahr 2011/2012 (German) Bavarian FA website - Regulations for promotion and relegation in 2012, accessed: 16 July 2011
  2. ^ Die neue Landesliga-Einteilung (German), Map of the new Landesligas with all 2012-13 clubs, accessed: 13 June 2012
  3. ^ Attraktive Gegner, regionale Einteilung, weniger Fahrtkosten (German) BFV website, published: 12 February 2011, accessed: 29 April 2011
  4. ^ Landesligen-Einteilung modifiziert (German), published: 20 June 2012, accessed: 21 July 2012
  5. ^ Die neuen Landesliga-Spielpläne 2012/13 (German) published: 10 July 2012, accessed: 20 July 2012
  6. ^ FuPa zieht Bilanz: Das war die Relegation 2013 (German), published: 18 June 2013, accessed: 29 June 2013
  7. ^ Landesliga Bayern-Nordwest table 2012–13 (German), accessed: 28 June 2013
  8. ^ So läuft die Relegation 2013 auf Verbandsebene (German), accessed: 29 June 2013
  9. ^ Die Landesliga-Einteilung 2013/14 (German), published: 20 June 2013, accessed: 29 June 2013
  10. ^ Spielordnung (German) BFV website, accessed: 20 July 2012
  11. ^ Auf- und Abstiegsregelung der Regionalliga Bayern, der Bayernligen und der Landesligen - Spieljahr 2012/2013 (German), accessed: 20 July 2012
  12. ^ Goal scorers 2012–13 (German), accessed: 26 June 2014
  13. ^ Spectators 2012–13 (German), accessed: 26 June 2014
  14. ^ Goal scorers 2013–14 (German), accessed: 26 June 2014
  15. ^ Spectators 2013–14 (German), accessed: 26 June 2014
  16. ^ Goal scorers 2014–15 (German), accessed: 26 June 2015
  17. ^ Spectators 2014–15 (German), accessed: 26 June 2015
  18. ^ Goal scorers 2015–16 (German), accessed: 22 May 2016
  19. ^ Spectators 2015–16 (German), accessed: 22 May 2016
  20. ^ Landesliga Bayern-Nordwest table & results on

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