2019–20 Regionalliga

The 2019–20 Regionalliga was the twelfth season of the Regionalliga, the eighth under the new format, as the fourth tier of the German football league system.

Regionalliga
Season2019–20
ChampionsVfB Lübeck (Nord)
1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig (Nordost)
SV Rödinghausen (West)
1. FC Saarbrücken (Südwest)
PromotedVfB Lübeck
1. FC Saarbrücken
Türkgücü München
SC Verl
RelegatedWacker Nordhausen
FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt
TuS Haltern
SG Wattenscheid

FormatEdit

The same promotion format as in the previous season was used.[1] According to the draw that took place on 27 April 2018, the Regionalliga Nord, Südwest, and Bayern champions were directly promoted to the 2020–21 3. Liga, while the champions of the Regionalliga Nordost and West played promotion play-offs to determine the fourth team to be promoted.[2]

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemicEdit

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany, all five of the DFB's regional associations announced the postponement of the scheduled Regionalliga matchdays in Bavaria[3] and the rest of the country on 12–13 March 2020.

The Regionalliga Südwest was cancelled on 26 May 2020. 1. FC Saarbrücken were declared champions and were promoted to the 3. Liga, while no teams were relegated and four teams were promoted from the Oberliga, leading to an expansion of the league for the upcoming season.[4]

The Regionalliga Nordost was also cancelled on 5 June 2020. Lokomotive Leipzig were declared champions and qualified for the promotion play-offs, while no teams were relegated based on sporting criteria and two teams were promoted from the NOFV-Oberliga, leading to an expansion of the league for the upcoming season. Rot-Weiß Erfurt had been placed into administration on 29 January 2020 and was therefore relegated to the NOFV-Oberliga.[5] On 25 June 2020, Wacker Nordhausen was voluntarily relegated to the Oberliga after filing for insolvency in December.[6]

The Regionalliga Bayern clubs voted on 4 June 2020 to extend their league season beyond September, which meant the Bavarian Football Association had to cancel the 2020–21 season and continue without Türkgücü München,[7] which the BFA registered for promotion to the 3. Liga. Thus, Bavaria is to be represented by a team that wins a play-off series, to be held in the spring of 2021, among the top four teams at the end of the resumed Regionalliga Bayern season. They will have already submitted applications for 3. Liga licences. The Bavarian play-off winners are to face the Regionalliga Nord champions for a place in the 2021–22 3. Liga.[8][9]

The Regionalliga West was curtailed on 20 June 2020. SV Rödinghausen were declared champions. Since they did not apply for a 3. Liga licence, second-placed SC Verl qualified for the promotion play-offs, while no teams were relegated based on sporting criteria and three teams were promoted from the Oberliga, leading to an expansion of the league for the upcoming season. SG Wattenscheid had been placed into administration on 23 October 2019 and was therefore relegated to the Oberliga.[10]

The Regionalliga Nord was terminated on 25 June 2020. VfB Lübeck were declared champions and were promoted to the 3. Liga, while no teams were relegated and five teams were promoted from the Oberliga, leading to an expansion of the league for the upcoming season.[11]

Regionalliga NordEdit

18 teams from the states of Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein compete in the eighth season of the reformed Regionalliga Nord. Hannoverscher SC was promoted from the 2018–19 Niedersachsenliga, Altona 93 was promoted from the 2018–19 Oberliga Hamburg and Heider SV was promoted from the 2018–19 Schleswig-Holstein-Liga.

After the season's cancellation, the final standings were based on an average of points earned per matches played.[11]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD PPG Promotion
1 VfB Lübeck (C, P) 25 20 1 4 64 24 +40 2.44 Promotion to 3. Liga
2 VfL Wolfsburg II 24 18 2 4 72 27 +45 2.33
3 Weiche Flensburg 23 14 4 5 35 22 +13 2.00
4 SV Drochtersen/Assel 25 14 2 9 37 33 +4 1.76
5 Eintracht Norderstedt 24 12 3 9 40 33 +7 1.63
6 Werder Bremen II 25 11 7 7 40 37 +3 1.60
7 Holstein Kiel II 24 11 3 10 41 45 −4 1.50
8 VfB Oldenburg 23 10 4 9 40 42 −2 1.48
9 TSV Havelse 22 9 5 8 38 38 0 1.45
10 Schwarz-Weiß Rehden 24 9 7 8 37 27 +10 1.42
11 Lüneburger SK Hansa 22 8 3 11 33 40 −7 1.23
12 Hannover 96 II 22 8 2 12 29 42 −13 1.18
13 FC St. Pauli II 24 6 8 10 34 33 +1 1.08
14 Hamburger SV II 22 6 5 11 37 35 +2 1.05
15 SSV Jeddeloh 24 4 9 11 41 48 −7 0.88
16 Altona 93 21 4 4 13 26 48 −22 0.76
17 Heider SV 24 4 4 16 22 66 −44 0.67
18 Hannoverscher SC 24 2 9 13 20 46 −26 0.63
Source: kicker.de
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.

Regionalliga NordostEdit

18 teams from the states of Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia compete in the eighth season of the reformed Regionalliga Nordost. FC Energie Cottbus was relegated from the 2018–19 3. Liga. SV Lichtenberg 47 was promoted from the 2018–19 NOFV-Oberliga Nord and BSG Chemie Leipzig was promoted from the 2018–19 NOFV-Oberliga Süd.

After the season's cancellation, the final standings were based on an average of points earned per matches played.[5]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD PPG Qualification or relegation
1 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig (C) 22 13 8 1 43 24 +19 2.14 Qualification to promotion play-offs
2 VSG Altglienicke 23 15 2 6 59 31 +28 2.04
3 FC Energie Cottbus 23 13 6 4 53 32 +21 1.96
4 Union Fürstenwalde 24 11 7 6 45 32 +13 1.67
5 Hertha BSC II 23 12 2 9 59 42 +17 1.65
6 BFC Dynamo 23 10 7 6 35 29 +6 1.61
7 Berliner AK 07 22 9 6 7 47 35 +12 1.50
8 FC Viktoria 1889 Berlin 21 6 11 4 20 17 +3 1.38
9 VfB Auerbach 22 9 2 11 37 46 −9 1.32
10 ZFC Meuselwitz 22 6 7 9 33 39 −6 1.14
11 SV Lichtenberg 47 22 6 7 9 27 36 −9 1.14
12 BSG Chemie Leipzig 23 4 11 8 20 26 −6 1.00
13 Wacker Nordhausen[a] (R) 20 8 4 8 44 36 +8 0.95 Relegation to NOFV-Oberliga
14 FSV Optik Rathenow 23 5 5 13 20 48 −28 0.87
15 Germania Halberstadt 23 3 10 10 24 40 −16 0.83
16 SV Babelsberg 03 22 3 8 11 22 38 −16 0.77
17 Bischofswerdaer FV 20 2 5 13 16 53 −37 0.55
18 FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt[b] (R) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to NOFV-Oberliga
Source: kicker.de
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Wacker Nordhausen was deducted nine points due to filing for insolvency.[12] The club was voluntarily relegated to the NOFV-Oberliga at the end of the season.[6]
  2. ^ FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt was placed into administration on 29 January. Subsequently, all their results were expunged.[13]

Regionalliga WestEdit

19 teams from North Rhine-Westphalia compete in the Regionalliga West. Sportfreunde Lotte and Fortuna Köln were relegated from the 2018–19 3. Liga. SV Bergisch Gladbach was promoted from the 2018–19 Mittelrheinliga, VfB Homberg was promoted from the 2018–19 Oberliga Niederrhein and Schalke 04 II and TuS Haltern were promoted from the 2018–19 Oberliga Westfalen.

After the season cancellation, the final standings were based on an average of points earned per matches played.[10]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD PPG Qualification or relegation
1 SV Rödinghausen[a] (C) 26 20 3 3 66 19 +47 2.42 Qualification to DFB-Pokal play-off
2 SC Verl (O, P) 22 16 5 1 51 14 +37 2.41 Qualification to promotion play-offs
3 Rot-Weiss Essen 24 16 3 5 43 25 +18 2.13
4 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 23 13 7 3 42 21 +21 2.00
5 1. FC Köln II 23 10 5 8 39 29 +10 1.52
6 Alemannia Aachen 24 9 8 7 41 34 +7 1.46
7 Sportfreunde Lotte 22 9 4 9 35 33 +2 1.41
8 Borussia Mönchengladbach II 24 10 3 11 47 46 +1 1.38
9 Borussia Dortmund II 25 9 7 9 43 39 +4 1.36
10 Fortuna Köln 22 8 5 9 19 26 −7 1.32
11 Fortuna Düsseldorf II 24 8 6 10 36 40 −4 1.25
12 Schalke 04 II 25 8 7 10 31 27 +4 1.24
13 Wuppertaler SV 22 6 5 11 28 46 −18 1.05
14 Bonner SC 25 7 4 14 28 43 −15 1.00
15 TuS Haltern[b] (R) 23 6 5 12 28 47 −19 1.00 Relegation to Oberliga
16 SV Lippstadt 22 5 4 13 21 43 −22 0.86
17 SV Bergisch Gladbach 23 4 3 16 17 53 −36 0.65
18 VfB Homberg 25 4 4 17 21 51 −30 0.64
19 SG Wattenscheid[c] (R) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to Oberliga
Source: kicker.de
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ SV Rödinghausen did not apply for a 3. Liga license.[14]
  2. ^ TuS Haltern was voluntarily relegated to the Oberliga.[15]
  3. ^ SG Wattenscheid was placed into administration on 23 October. Subsequently, all their results were expunged.[16]

Westphalia DFB-Pokal play-offEdit

As the Westphalian Football and Athletics Association is one of three regional associations with the most participating teams in their league competitions, they are allowed to enter a second team for the 2020–21 DFB-Pokal (in addition to the Westphalian Cup winners). A play-off is to take place between the best-placed eligible (non-reserve) Westphalian team of the Regionalliga West and the best-placed eligible team of the Oberliga Westfalen, with the winners qualifying for the DFB-Pokal.

SC Wiedenbrück4–0SV Rödinghausen
Report
Referee: Thorben Siewer

Regionalliga SüdwestEdit

18 teams from Baden-Württemberg, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland compete in the eighth season of the Regionalliga Südwest. VfR Aalen was relegated from the 2018–19 3. Liga. Rot-Weiß Koblenz was promoted from the 2018–19 Oberliga Rheinland-Pfalz/Saar, Bahlinger SC was promoted from the 2018–19 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg and FC Gießen and Bayern Alzenau were promoted from the 2018–19 Hessenliga.

After the season cancellation, the final standings were based on an average of points earned per matches played.[4]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD PPG Promotion
1 1. FC Saarbrücken (C, P) 23 18 1 4 52 18 +34 2.39 Promotion to 3. Liga
2 TSV Steinbach Haiger 22 15 3 4 40 18 +22 2.18
3 SV Elversberg 23 15 4 4 48 24 +24 2.13
4 FC 08 Homburg 23 14 4 5 42 30 +12 2.00
5 Astoria Walldorf 23 10 7 6 41 31 +10 1.61
6 Mainz 05 II 23 11 4 8 37 29 +8 1.61
7 SSV Ulm 22 11 2 9 38 24 +14 1.59
8 Kickers Offenbach 22 9 5 8 29 28 +1 1.45
9 1899 Hoffenheim II 22 8 5 9 37 34 +3 1.32
10 Bayern Alzenau 22 7 7 8 28 31 −3 1.27
11 Bahlinger SC 23 8 4 11 33 38 −5 1.22
12 FSV Frankfurt 23 7 7 9 26 32 −6 1.22
13 SC Freiburg II 23 8 4 11 30 37 −7 1.22
14 VfR Aalen 22 6 8 8 27 25 +2 1.18
15 FC Gießen 23 6 7 10 22 39 −17 1.09
16 FK Pirmasens 22 3 9 10 19 35 −16 0.82
17 TSG Balingen 23 3 2 18 24 57 −33 0.48
18 Rot-Weiß Koblenz 22 0 5 17 12 55 −43 0.23
Source: kicker.de
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.

Regionalliga BayernEdit

18 teams from Bavaria compete in the eighth season of the Regionalliga Bayern. Türkgücü München and TSV Rain am Lech were promoted from the 2018–19 Bayernliga Süd and TSV Aubstadt was promoted from the 2018–19 Bayernliga Nord.

After the Bavarian association cancelled the 2020–21 season, which would have been the ninth for the Regionalliga Bayern, and enrolled Türkgücü München in the 3. Liga, the ongoing season had to resume without Türkgücü in September 2020 and conclude in mid-2021.[7]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification
1 Türkgücü München (P) 23 17 3 3 51 20 +31 54 Promotion to 2020–21 3. Liga
2 1. FC Schweinfurt 23 14 3 6 49 28 +21 45 Qualification to 2020–21 DFB-Pokal[a]
3 1. FC Nürnberg II 23 12 7 4 51 27 +24 43
4 SpVgg Bayreuth 23 11 8 4 48 27 +21 41
5 Viktoria Aschaffenburg 23 11 5 7 45 29 +16 38
6 VfB Eichstätt 23 10 7 6 41 23 +18 37
7 Greuther Fürth II 23 10 5 8 29 25 +4 35
8 TSV Buchbach 23 9 7 7 29 31 −2 34
9 TSV Aubstadt 22 9 6 7 37 34 +3 33
10 FC Augsburg II 23 7 8 8 38 34 +4 29
11 Wacker Burghausen 23 7 5 11 28 33 −5 26
12 FV Illertissen 23 7 4 12 33 48 −15 25
13 TSV Rain am Lech 22 7 3 12 24 40 −16 24
14 SV Heimstetten 23 7 2 14 37 52 −15 23
15 SV Schalding-Heining 22 6 5 11 26 47 −21 23
16 1860 Rosenheim 23 6 3 14 29 56 −27 21
17 FC Memmingen 22 4 7 11 22 36 −14 19
18 VfR Garching 21 4 4 13 23 50 −27 16
Source: kicker.de
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
(P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ The DFB-Pokal spot was given to the top team of the league on 27 October 2020, after Türkgücü München had been removed from the table. Türkgücü appealed to the Munich district court (Landgericht München I) against the Bavarian Football Association's (BFV's) earlier decision to register 1. FC Schweinfurt for the competition as the representative of the Regionalliga Bayern instead of Türkgücü[17] but was unsuccessful as the judgment of a Nuremberg arbitral tribunal was pronounced, confirming BFV's choice to register 1. FC Schweinfurt for the DFB-Pokal.[18]

Promotion play-offsEdit

The dates and the draw were announced on 12 June 2020.[19] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany, the matches were played behind closed doors.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig 3–3 (a) SC Verl 2–2 1–1

All times Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)

1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig2–2SC Verl
Report
Attendance: 0
Referee: Florian Badstübner
SC Verl1–11. FC Lokomotive Leipzig
Report
Attendance: 0
Referee: Arne Aarnink

3–3 on aggregate. SC Verl won on away goals.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The match took place at the SchücoArena in Bielefeld instead of SC Verl's home stadium due to local restrictions in the Gütersloh district.[20]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Änderung der Aufstiegsregelung in der Regionalliga beschlossen". dfb.de (in German). DFB. 8 December 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Auslosung der Aufstiegsspiele: Saarbrücken gegen Bayern-Meister" [Draw of the promotion play-offs: Saarbrücken against Bayern champions]. DFB.de (in German). German Football Association. 27 April 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Spielbetrieb in Bayern bis mindestens 23. März ausgesetzt". BFV.de (in German). 14 March 2020. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Abbruch in der Regionalliga Südwest: Saarbrücken steigt auf". kicker.de (in German). kicker. 26 May 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  5. ^ a b "NOFV ernennt Lok Leipzig zum Regionalliga-Meister". kicker.de (in German). kicker. 5 June 2020. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Insolvenz: Nordhausen zieht sich aus Regionalliga zurück". kicker.de (in German). kicker. 26 June 2020. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  7. ^ a b "BFV meldet Türkgücü München für dritte Liga". bfv.de (in German). Bavarian Football Association. 21 June 2020. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  8. ^ "Regionalliga-Lösung mit Signalwirkung: Keine Saison 20/21 in Bayern". kicker (in German). 5 June 2020. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
  9. ^ "Ligapokal, „Best of 5-Modus" und wohl keine Saison 20/21". FuPa (in German). 4 June 2020. Retrieved 13 June 2020.
  10. ^ a b "Regionalliga West wird abgebrochen - Verl spielt um Aufstieg". kicker.de (in German). kicker. 20 June 2020. Retrieved 20 June 2020.
  11. ^ a b "Saisonabbruch in der Regionalliga Nord: Lübeck steigt auf". kicker.de (in German). kicker. 25 June 2020. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  12. ^ "Regionalligist Nordhausen meldet Insolvenz an". kicker.de (in German). kicker. 9 December 2019. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  13. ^ "Rot-Weiß Erfurt stellt den Spielbetrieb ein". kicker.de (in German). kicker. 29 January 2020. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  14. ^ "SV Rödinghausen verzichtet auf Aufstieg in die 3. Liga". kicker.de (in German). kicker. 13 February 2020. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  15. ^ ""Bekenntnis zum Amateurfußball": TuS Haltern verlässt die Regionalliga freiwillig". kicker.de (in German). kicker. 6 July 2020. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  16. ^ "Wattenscheid 09 muss den Spielbetrieb einstellen". kicker.de (in German). kicker. 23 October 2019. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  17. ^ "DFB-Pokalspiel zwischen Schweinfurt und Schalke abgesetzt" [DFB-Pokal match between Schweinfurt and Schalke reset]. DFB.de (in German). German Football Association. 11 September 2020. Retrieved 14 September 2020.
  18. ^ "Entscheidung gefallen: Schweinfurt ist Schalkes Pokalgegner" [Decision taken: Schweinfurt is Schalke's cup opponent]. kicker.de (in German). kicker. 27 October 2020. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  19. ^ "Aufstiegsspiele zur 3. Liga am 25. & 30. Juni". DFB.de (in German). German Football Association. 12 June 2020. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  20. ^ "Der SC Verl spielt das Rückspiel in Bielefeld". kicker.de (in German). kicker. 26 June 2020. Retrieved 27 June 2020.

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