Landesliga Lüneburg

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Landesliga Lüneburg
Map of Germany with the location of Lower Saxony highlighted
Country  Germany
State  Lower Saxony
Founded 1979
Number of teams 16
Level on pyramid Level 6
Promotion to Niedersachsenliga
Relegation to Bezirksliga Lüneburg 1-4
Current champions Blau-Weiß Bornreihe
(2015–16)

The Landesliga Lüneburg, called the Bezirksoberliga Lüneburg from 1979 to 1994 and 2006 to 2010,[1] is the sixth tier of the German football league system and the second highest league in the German state of Lower Saxony (German:Niedersachsen). It covers the region of the now defunct Regierungsbezirk Lüneburg.

It is one of four leagues at this level in Lower Saxony, the other three being the Landesliga Braunschweig, the Landesliga Weser-Ems and the Landesliga Hannover.

The term Landesliga can be translated as State league.

Overview[edit]

Map of Lower Saxony:Position of the Lüneburg region highlighted

The league's history goes back to 1979, when four new Bezirksoberligas (Braunschweig, Hannover, Lüneburg and Weser-Ems) were formed in the state of Lower Saxony. The Bezirksoberligas (6th tier) were set below the Verbandsliga Niedersachsen (4th tier) and the two Landesligas (5th tier) in the German football league system. In 1994, the two old Landesligas were dissolved, while the four Bezirksoberligas were renamed into Landesliga Braunschweig, Landesliga Hannover, Landesliga Lüneburg, and Landesliga Weser-Ems respectively. Due to the introduction of the new Regionalliga (IV) the new Landesligas still remained at the 6th tier of German football, however.

In 2006, the Landesliga was renamed into Bezirksoberliga again. The new Bezirksoberliga Lüneburg was made up of seventeen clubs,[2] one from the Verbandsliga Niedersachsen-Ost, eleven from the Landesliga and five from the two Bezirksligas. The league was formed in a reorganisation of the league system in Lower Saxony, whereby the four regional Landsligas were replaced by the Bezirksoberligas. Below these, the number of Bezirksligas was increased. In Lüneburg, the two Bezirksligas were expanded to four, as in the other regions, except Weser-Ems, which was expanded to five.[3]

The Bezirksoberliga, like the Landesliga before, was set in the league system below the Verbandsliga and above the now four Bezirksligas, which were numbered from one to four. The winner of the Bezirksoberliga was directly promoted to the Verbandsliga, while the bottom placed teams, in a varying number, were relegated to the Bezirksliga. The Bezirksoberligas of Weser-Ems and Hannover form the tier below the Verbandsliga West, while those of Lüneburg and Braunschweig form the tier below the eastern division of the Verbandsliga.

In the leagues first season, 2006–07, the runners-up of the league, Rot-Weiß Cuxhaven, was also promoted, like the runners-up from Braunschweig.[4] In the following season, only the league champions were promoted while, in 2009, the Rot-Weiß Cuxhaven moved up a level as runners-up once more.

At the end of the 2007-08 season, with the introduction of the 3. Liga, the Verbandsliga was renamed Oberliga Niedersachsen-Ost.[5] For the Bezirksoberliga, this had no direct consequences.

After the 2009-10 season, the two Oberligas (English: Premier league) in Lower Saxony were merged to one single division. The four Bezirksoberliga champions that season were not be automatically promoted, instead they had to compete with the four teams placed ninth and tenth in the Oberliga for four more spots in this league.[6]

On 17 May 2010, the Lower Saxony football association decided to rename the four Bezirksoberligas to Landesligas from 1 July 2010. This change in name came alongside the merger of the two Oberliga divisions above it into the Niedersachsenliga.[1]

Champions[edit]

Bezirksoberliga Lüneburg 1979–1994[edit]

  • 1980: TSV Wietze
  • 1981: SG Bomlitz-Lönsheide
  • 1982: SV Eintracht Lüneburg
  • 1983: SC Uelzen 09
  • 1984: TSV Verden
  • 1985: TuSG Ritterhude
  • 1986: SV Eintracht Lüneburg
  • 1987: Cuxhavener SV
  • 1988: SV Ahlerstedt/Ottendorf
  • 1989: TuS Neetze
  • 1990: SV Drochtersen/Assel
  • 1991: TuS Heeslingen
  • 1992: SV Soltau
  • 1993: TuS Güldenstern Stade
  • 1994: MTV Soltau

Landesliga Lüneburg 1994–2006[edit]

  • 1995: Rotenburger SV
  • 1996: TSV Wendezelle
  • 1997: TSV Siewern
  • 1998: MTV Soltau
  • 1999: Blau-Weiß Bornreihe
  • 2000: Teutonia Uelzen
  • 2001: Lüneburger SK II
  • 2002: TSV Neuenkirchen
  • 2003: VSK Osterholz-Scharmbeck
  • 2004: TuS Celle FC
  • 2005: VfL Maschen
  • 2006: Blau-Weiß Bornreihe

Bezirksoberliga Lüneburg 2006–2010[edit]

Season Champions Runners-up Third
2006–07 Rotenburger SV Rot-Weiß Cuxhaven Teutonia Uelzen
2007–08 TSV Ottersberg SV Eintracht Lüneburg Teutonia Uelzen
2008–09 SV Ahlerstedt-Ottendorf Rot-Weiß Cuxhaven VfL Stade
2009–10 Teutonia Uelzen SV Rot-Weiss Köhlen VfL Stade

Landesliga Lüneburg 2010–present[edit]

Season Champions Runners-up Third
2010–11 Rotenburger SV Blau-Weiß Bornreihe SV Ahlerstedt/Ottendorf
2011–12 SV Drochtersen/Assel TB Uphusen TuS Celle FC
2012–13 TB Uphusen Teutonia Uelzen MTV Treubund Lüneburg
2013–14 Teutonia Uelzen Heeslinger SC FC Eintracht Cuxhaven
2014–15 Heeslinger SC MTV Treubund Lüneburg FC Hagen/Uthlede
2015–16 Blau-Weiß Bornreihe FC Hagen/Uthlede MTV Eintracht Celle
  • Promoted teams in bold.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fußball-Journal Niedersachsen (German) Official monthly publication of the NFV, page: 65, published: May 2010, accessed: 5 February 2011
  2. ^ Bezirksoberliga Lüneburg table 2006-07 Fussball.de, accessed: 12 July 2009
  3. ^ Spielordnung des Niedersächsischen Fußballverbandes e.V. (German) Rules and regulations of the Lower Saxony football association, published: 16 May 2009, accessed: 12 July 2009
  4. ^ Deutschlands Fussball in Zahlen - Die Saison 2006-07 (German) publisher: DSFS, page: 237
  5. ^ Deutschlands Fussball in Zahlen - Die Saisonn 2007-08 (German) publisher: DSFS, page: 238
  6. ^ Oberliga Niedersachsen 2009-10: Regulations (German) NFV website, accessed: 9 July 2009

Sources[edit]

  • Deutschlands Fußball in Zahlen, (German) An annual publication with tables and results from the Bundesliga to Verbandsliga/Landesliga, publisher: DSFS
  • Kicker Almanach, (German) The yearbook on German football from Bundesliga to Oberliga, since 1937, published by the Kicker Sports Magazine
  • 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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