The Verbandsliga Württemberg is a German amateur football division administered by the Württemberg Football Association, one of the 21 German state football associations. Being the top flight of the Württemberg state association, the Verbandsliga is currently a level 6 division of the German football league system.

Verbandsliga Württemberg
Verbandsliga Württemberg
Founded1978
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
RegionWürttemberg
ConfederationWürttemberg Football Association
Number of teams18
Level on pyramidLevel 6
Promotion toOberliga Baden-Württemberg
Relegation toLandesliga Württemberg
(4 divisions)
Domestic cup(s)WFV-Pokal
Current championsSportfreunde Dorfmerkingen
(2018–19)

HistoryEdit

The Verbandsliga Württemberg was introduced along with the superordinate Oberliga Baden-Württemberg in 1978 as a merger between the Amateurliga Nordwürttemberg and the Amateurliga Schwarzwald-Bodensee. The top five teams of both divisions were promoted to the new Oberliga while the teams ranked six to twelve remained at Verbandsliga level. Both 13th ranked teams had to play a decider for the last Verbandsliga spot. All other team were relegated to the Landesliga.

Since its introduction, the Verbandsliga always was at the top of the Württemberg football league system and was set at level 4 of the German football league system originally. After the introduction of both the Regionalliga Süd in 1994 and of the 3. Liga in 2008, as of today has been downgraded to level 6 of the system.

There are some clubs from western Bavaria playing in the Württemberg football league system. At last the SpVgg Au/Iller played in the Verbandsliga during the 2009-10 season. Au/Iller is a part of the town Illertissen. The FV Illertissen also played in the Verbandsliga and even gained promotion to Oberliga in 2008 before leaving the Württemberg system in 2012 by joining the Bavarian Football Association upon introduction of the Regionalliga Bayern.

Promotion and relegationEdit

The Verbandsliga champions gain direct promotion to the Oberliga. The runners-up must play-off against the winner of the Verbandsliga Nordbaden versus Südbaden runners-up series for one additional promotion. In 1981 no extra spot and in 1994 three extra spots were available due to league format changes.

Feeder leagues to the Verbandsliga Württemberg

  • Landesliga Württemberg 1
  • Landesliga Württemberg 2
  • Landesliga Württemberg 3
  • Landesliga Württemberg 4

Usually, the teams ranked last four in the Verbandsliga are relegated to Landesliga directly. The winners of each of the four Landesliga divisions win direct promotion to the Verbandsliga. The fifth-last team of the Verbandsliga have to play-off against the best Landesliga runner-up for one spot in the Verbandsliga. The number of direct relegations can vary depending on the number of Württembergian teams relegating from the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg to the Verbandsliga.

League champions & runners-upEdit

The league champions and runners-up of the league.

Source: "Verbandsliga Württemberg". Das deutsche Fussball-Archiv. Retrieved 12 March 2008.

  • Promoted teams in bold.
  • With five titles SV Bonlanden is the record league champion.
  • With SpVgg Au/Iller the title went to Bavaria in 1999.
  • In 2008 third placed FV Illertissen was also promoted.

League placingsEdit

The complete list of clubs in the league and their league placings since 1994.[1][2]

Club S 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
1. FC Heidenheim 3 11 3 5 10 8 2 2 O O O O R 3L 3L 3L 3L 3L 2B 2B 2B 2B 2B 2B
SG Sonnenhof Großaspach 3 8 8 1 O O O O R R R R R 3L 3L 3L 3L 3L 3L
FV Illertissen 5 11 6 7 9 3 O O O O R R R R R R R R
SSV Ulm 1846 2 1 R R R R 2B B 2B 2 O O O O O O R R R O R R O O R R R R
Stuttgarter Kickers II 9 15 13 11 12 2 O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O
TSG Balingen 13 10 11 8 10 7 3 7 12 7 2 2 5 1 O O O O O O O O O O R R
FV Ravensburg 21 12 11 2 1 O O 6 12 15 8 3 15 8 4 2 5 2 O O O O O O O
FSV 08 Bissingen 8 11 11 2 6 3 2 O 3 1 O O O O O
Neckarsulmer SU 3 4 6 1 O O O O
SV Göppingen 13 8 4 3 3 2 2 2 O O O O
SGV Freiberg 10 11 6 9 14 9 1 O O O O O O O O O O 1 O O O O 1 O O O
TSG Backnang 1919 16 9 6 15 14 7 5 2 O O x
1. FC Normannia Gmünd 8 5 1 O O O O O O O O 8 10 4 7 9 1 O x
TSV Ilshofen 3 6 3 2 O O
Sportfreunde Dorfmerkingen 8 2 O 1 O O O 6 11 12 16 3 1 O
FSV Hollenbach 5 5 3 1 O O O O O O O 4 2 x
SKV Rutesheim 4 10 12 14 13 3 x
TSV Essingen 6 14 5 3 6 9 4 x
SSV Ehingen-Süd 2 8 5 x
1. FC Heiningen 2 13 6 x
VfL Sindelfingen 20 9 8 12 5 5 13 7 12 15 10 8 11 7 x
TSG Tübingen 2 6 8 x
Calcio Leinfelden-Echterdingen 3 7 10 9 x
FC Wangen 34 2 O 3 12 11 6 4 14 7 16 14 14 8 8 9 7 16 11 5 10 x
VfB Neckarrems 9 2 O 10 10 6 11 4 5 12 11 x
VfL Nagold 9 4 10 15 12 10 15 12 x
SV Breuningsweiler 1 13
FV Olympia Laupheim 13 4 3 4 7 10 7 11 6 13 13 12 16 14
FV Löchgau 1 13 15
FC Albstadt 11 6 10 15 9 12 9 9 11 10 7 16
VfL Pfullingen 5 4 14 x
TSG Öhringen 1 15
Sportfreunde Schwäbisch Hall 17 7 4 5 3 8 12 16
TSV Heimerdingen 0+ x
TSG Hofherrnweiler 0+ x
TSV Berg 4 8 8 9 14 x
SV Zimmern 1 15
SpVgg Böblingen 22 4 1 O O O 3 2 5 7 3 10 13 6 7 11 12 14
TSG Balingen II 1 16
VfR Aalen II 6 8 9 5 10 11 1 O
Rot-Weiß Weiler 2 14 14
FC Gärtringen 3 13 14 15
1. FC Heidenheim II 8 3 7 4 1 O
1. FC Frickenhausen 7 15 9 5 9 13 11 13
SG Sonnenhof Großaspach II 2 5 14
SV Bonlanden 10 1 O O O O O O 1 O O O 1 O 6 1 O 1 O 6 16
VfB Bösingen 1 13
VfL Kirchheim/Teck 4 10 O O O R O O O 3 3 12 10 9 1 O O O O 14
TSG Ehingen 1 15
SV Hellas 94 Bietigheim 1 16
Tura Untermünkheim 2 5 12
VfB Friedrichshafen 12 7 15 13 11 13 15
SV Nehren 2 9 16
TSV Münchingen 2 11 17
TV Echterdingen 2 7 12
SpVgg Ludwigsburg 7 R R R O O O O O O O O 6 8 4 6 3 16
TSV Crailsheim 6 2 4 1 O O O O O O O
SV Oberzell 6 15 15
SpVgg Au/Iller 16 2 4 3 1 O O O O O 8 10 4 2 O 16
FV Biberach 9 O O O O O O 12 10 16 13
1. FC Donzdorf 2 15 15
TSF Ditzingen 8 R R R R R R O O 4 12 9 5 6 12 16
TSV Schwieberdingen 7 3 4 3 2 O
SV Baustetten 3 12 13
SV Fellbach 8 6 4 4 9 16 11 10 16 x
TSV Hildrizhausen 1 14
TuS Metzingen 5 16 10 5 5 14
TB Kirchentellinsfurt 1 15
FC Eislingen 2 17
FV Rottweil 4 5 6 14 13
SG Schorndorf 1 14
TSV Schönaich 7 8 12 11 11 9 9 16
FC Heilbronn 5 1
SSV Reutlingen II 5 8 8 9 6 16
VfR Heilbronn 5 15 10 4 1 O 2 O O O 11
TSV Ofterdingen 19 13 7 7 15 13 15
FV Zuffenhausen 22 6 3 5 4 13 7 17
Viktoria Schwäbisch Gmünd 2 11 13
SpVgg Renningen 17 8 14 14 14
TSV Allmendingen 1 16
SV Mochenwangen 5 10 9 9 15
TSV Wäldenbronn 4 O O O O 7 16
FC Isny 2 10 16
SC Geislingen 7 O O 8 13
TuS Ergenzingen 1 14
SC Korb 1 15
TSV Plietzhausen 7 12 16
TSV Eltingen 9 5 7 17
SV Berlichingen 4 3 5
FC Marbach 7 14 16
GSV Maichingen 1 4 O
VfL Herrenberg 8 15
SV Tübingen 1 16

KeyEdit

Symbol Key
B Bundesliga
2B 2. Bundesliga
3L 3. Liga
R Regionalliga Süd (1994–2012)
Regionalliga Südwest (2012–present)
O Oberliga Baden-Württemberg
1 League champions
Place League
Blank Played at a league level below this league
  • S = No of seasons in league (as of 2019–20)

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Verbandsliga Württemberg tables 1978–present (in German) Das deutsche Fussball Archiv, accessed: 23 November 2011
  2. ^ Kicker.de - Spieltag/Tabelle (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues

SourcesEdit

  • 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
  • Süddeutschlands Fussballgeschichte in Tabellenform 1897-1988 (in German) History of Southern German football in tables, publisher & author: Ludolf Hyll
  • Die Deutsche Liga-Chronik 1945-2005 (in German) History of German football from 1945 to 2005 in tables, publisher: DSFS, published: 2006

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