|Folded||2004 (10 seasons)|
|Level on pyramid||Level 4|
|Promotion to||Regionalliga Nord|
|Last champions||Holstein Kiel II
The Oberliga Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein was the fourth tier of the German football league system in the north of Germany, existing from 1994 to 2004. It covered the states of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein. With the re-formation of the Oberliga Nord in 2004, the league was disbanded.
The Oberliga Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein started out in 1994 as a replacement for the Oberliga Nord, which was disbanded in that year. Along with this league, the Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen was formed to cover the other two of the four states the Oberliga Nord previously had served. The reason for the disbanding of the Oberliga Nord and the creation of two separate leagues in its stead was the formation of the Regionalliga Nord, which became the new third tier of league football in the north and covered exactly the same region as the Oberliga previously.
The league was formed from sixteen clubs, with eight of them coming from the Verbandsliga Schleswig-Holstein, seven from the Verbandsliga Hamburg and one from the Oberliga Nord.
For the duration of the league's existence, it was fed by the two Verbandsligas of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein with the winners of these leagues gaining direct promotion to the Oberliga.
The winner of the Oberliga was directly promoted to the Regionalliga from 1995 to 1999. In 2000, no promotion was available due to changes in the league system. From 2001 to 2004, the league champion had to play-off for promotion with the winner of the Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen. The first three years, the winner of this league won this contest, only in 2004 gained the Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen champion the upper hand.
In 2000, with the reduction of the number of Regionalligas to two, eight clubs were relegated from this league to the Oberligas and the league expanded to eighteen teams. The Regionalliga Nord now covered the complete northern half of Germany, not just the traditional region of the Oberliga Nord.
On these grounds it was decided in 2004 to reform a united Oberliga Nord which allowed direct promotion to its champion to the Regionalliga. The Oberliga Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein was therefore disbanded. The clubs placed first to eighth were admitted to the new Oberliga. The other ten clubs in the league were relegated to the Verbandsligas.
In 2008, with the introduction of the new 3. Liga, the Oberliga Nord was disbanded again. The Oberligas Niedersachsen/Bremen and Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein however were not reformed. Below the Regionalliga Nord the five Verbandsligas in the north functioned as the next level of play, making it the only region, until 2012, without an Oberliga and without direct promotion to the Regionalliga.
|1994–95||FC St. Pauli II|
|1995–96||FC Altona 93|
|1996–97||VfL 93 Hamburg|
|1998–99||FC St. Pauli II|
|2001–02||Hamburger SV II|
|2002–03||FC St. Pauli II|
|2003–04||Holstein Kiel II|
- The FC St. Pauli II was ineligible for promotion in 2003 as their first team was relegated to the Regionalliga. VfR Neumünster, the runners-up, was promoted instead.
Placings in the league from 1994 to 2004
|Hamburger SV II||R||R||R||R||R||R||3||1||R||R|
|Holstein Kiel II||12||13||15||1|
|FC Altona 93 1||3||1||R||8||2|
|FC St. Pauli II||1||R||R||3||1||R||5||2||1||5|
|ASV Bergedorf 85||11||14||16||4||4||6|
|SC Victoria Hamburg||16||8|
|SpVgg Flensburg 08||14||18||11||14|
|SC Vorwärts Billstedt||14||9||10||7||8||14||15|
|TSV Altenholz 6||6||13||3||10||15||12|
|1. SC Norderstedt 5||2||R||R||R||R||R||4||3|
|Eichholzer SV 5||7||11||10|
|FC Kilia Kiel||13|
|TSV Lägersdorf 5||8||15||16|
|TuS Hoisdorf 4||R||5||5||2||3||4||2|
|TuS Felde 4||4||1||6|
|TSV Pansdorf 3||10||2||4||4||2||6|
|VfL 93 Hamburg 2||R||R||1||R|
|TSV Nord Harrislee||7||3||15|
|SC Condor Hamburg||15|
- 1 FC Altona 93 withdrew its team to the Verbandsliga in 1997.
- 2 VfL 93 Hamburg withdrew its team to the Verbandsliga in 1998.
- 3 TSV Pansdorf withdrew its team from the league in 2000.
- 4 TuS Hoisdorf and TuS Felde withdrew their teams from the league in 2001.
- 5 1. SC Norderstedt, Eichholzer SV and TSV Lägersdorf withdrew their teams from the league in 2002.
- 6 TSV Altenholz withdrew its team from the league in 2003.
|2B||2. Bundesliga (1974–present)|
|R||Regionalliga Nord (1994–present)|
|Blank||Played at a league level below this league|
Founding members of the league
The league was formed from sixteen clubs from two states in 1994, those being:
From the Oberliga Nord:
From the Verbandsliga Hamburg:
From the Verbandsliga Schleswig-Holstein:
Disbanding of the league
The league was disbanded in 2004 and replaced by the Oberliga Nord. Its clubs were spread between the Oberliga Nord and the two Verbandsligas:
To the Oberliga Nord:
To the Verbandsliga Hamburg:
To the Verbandsliga Schleswig-Holstein:
- "Regulations for the Oberliga Nord 2007-08" (PDF). Northern German FA. Retrieved 2008-03-04.[dead link]
- Historical German league tables (in German) Das Deutsche Fussball Archiv, accessed: 5 February 2015
- Oberliga Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein tables and results 1994–2008 (in German) Fussballdaten.de, accessed: 5 February 2014
- Deutschlands Fußball in Zahlen, (in German) An annual publication with tables and results from the Bundesliga to Verbandsliga/Landesliga, publisher: DSFS
- Kicker Almanach, (in German) The yearbook on German football from Bundesliga to Oberliga, since 1937, published by the Kicker Sports Magazine
- Die Deutsche Liga-Chronik 1945-2005 (in German) History of German football from 1945 to 2005 in tables, publisher: DSFS, published: 2006
- Das deutsche Fussball Archiv (in German) Historic German league tables
- The Hamburg Football Association (HFV) (in German)
- The Schleswig-Holstein Football Association (SHFV) (in German)
- Northern German Football Association (NFV) (in German)