Verbandsliga Hessen-Nord

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Verbandsliga Hessen-Nord
Map of Germany with the location of Hesse highlighted
Country  Germany
State  Hesse
Founded 1965
Number of teams 18
Level on pyramid Level 6
Promotion to Hessenliga
Relegation to
  • Gruppenliga Fulda
  • Gruppenliga Kassel Gruppe 1
  • Gruppenliga Kassel Gruppe 2
Domestic cup(s) Hessenpokal
Current champions SV Steinbach
(2015–16)

The Verbandsliga Hessen-Nord, until 2008 named Landesliga Hessen-Nord, is currently the sixth tier of the German football league system. Until the introduction of the 3. Liga in 2008 it was the fifth tier of the league system, and until the introduction of the Regionalligas in 1994 it was the fourth tier.

Overview[edit]

The Verbandsliga Hessen-Nord was formed in 1965 as the Landesliga Hessen-Nord, a tier four feeder league to the then Amateurliga Hessen.

The winner of the Verbandsliga Hessen-Nord automatically qualifies for the Hessenliga, the runners-up needs to compete with the runners-up of Verbandsliga Hessen-Süd and Verbandsliga Hessen-Mitte and the 15th placed team of the Hessenliga for another promotion spot.

The Verbandsliga Hessen-Nord is fed by the Gruppenliga Hessen-Fulda, Hessen-Kassel Gruppe 1 and Hessen-Kassel Gruppe 2. The winners of those divisions are automatically promoted to the Verbandsliga, the runners-up play-off for another promotion spot.

Up until 1973 it was common for teams to move between Landesligen, resulting in the fact that some teams have won titles in two different Landesligen. This practice has since stopped.

The region covered by the Verbandsliga Hessen-Nord is not traditionally a part of the Southern German Football Association, it only became part of it with the formation of the state of Hesse in 1945.

Along with the renaming of the Oberliga Hessen to Hessenliga in 2008, the Landesliga was renamed Verbandsliga Hessen-Nord.

League champions[edit]

The league champions:[1][2]

Verbandsliga[edit]

The league champions since the renaming of the league in 2008:

Season Club
2008–09 1. FC Schwalmstadt
2009–10 VfB Süsterfeld
2010–11 FSC Lohfelden
2011–12 Hünfelder SV
2012–13 TSV Lehnerz
2013–14 1. FC Schwalmstadt
2014–15 Borussia Fulda
2015–16 SV Steinbach

Landesliga[edit]

The league champions until the renaming of the league in 2008:

  • KSV Hessen Kassel hold the absolute record for Landesliga titles in Hessen, having won six, all in the Landesliga Nord. Five of those however were won by their reserve team.

Additionally promoted teams[edit]

These clubs were promoted to the Oberliga after finishing second and third in the league:

Season Club
1966–67 FV Breidenbach
1970–71 GSV Eintracht Baunatal
1983–84 Borussia Fulda
1988–89 SG Bad Soden
1993–94 RSV Petersberg
1994–95 SG Bad Soden
SC Upland Willingen
2001–02 FSC Lohfelden
2003–04 OSC Vellmar
2007–08 Hünfelder SV
KSV Hessen Kassel II
2008–09 SVA Bad Hersfeld
2009–10 SV Buchonia Flieden

References[edit]

  1. ^ Verbandsliga Hessen-Nord tables & results (German) kicker.de, accessed: 9 June 2014
  2. ^ Verbandsliga Hessen-Nord tables (German) Das Deutsche Fussball Archiv, accessed: 9 June 2014

Sources[edit]

  • Deutschlands Fußball in Zahlen, (German) DSFS
  • Süddeutschlands Fußballgeschichte in Tabellenform 1897-1988 (German) publisher & author: Ludolf Hyll
  • Die Deutsche Liga-Chronik 1945-2005 (German) DSFS 2006

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