1996–97 Regionalliga

The 1996–97 Regionalliga was the third season of the Regionalliga as the third tier of German football. The league was organised in four regional divisions, Nord, Nordost, West-Südwest and Süd.

Regionalliga
Season1996–97
ChampionsHannover 96 (N)
Energie Cottbus (NO)
SG Wattenscheid 09 (W/SW)
1. FC Nürnberg (S)
PromotedEnergie Cottbus
SG Wattenscheid 09
1. FC Nürnberg
SpVgg Greuther Fürth
RelegatedSC Concordia
FC Altona 93
FC St. Pauli (A)
Lüneburger SK
SV Lurup
SC Charlottenburg
FSV Velten 90
SC Hauenstein
1. FC Bocholt
SV Elversberg
SpVgg Ludwigsburg
SG Quelle Fürth
SG Egelsbach
Matches played1,224
Goals scored3,555 (2.9 per match)
Top goalscorerHakan Cengiz (VfL Herzlake) - 28

FC Energie Cottbus, SG Wattenscheid 09, 1. FC Nürnberg and SpVgg Greuther Fürth were promoted to the 2. Bundesliga.

NorthEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1. Hannover 96 34 26 5 3 105 25 +80 83 Qualified for the promotion playoff against the North-East champion
2. Eintracht Braunschweig 34 25 3 6 77 26 +51 78
3. SV Werder Bremen II 34 21 5 8 71 36 +35 68
4. VfL Osnabrück 34 17 13 4 51 21 +30 64
5. Hamburger SV II 34 19 7 8 66 40 +26 64
6. TuS Celle FC 34 16 5 13 57 57 0±0 53
7. 1. SC Norderstedt 34 13 11 10 57 36 +21 50
8. VfL Herzlake 34 14 7 13 54 56 0−2 49
9. Kickers Emden 34 10 11 13 40 49 0−9 41
10. SC Göttingen 05 34 8 15 11 33 42 0−9 39
11. Sportfreunde Ricklingen 34 9 10 15 36 60 −24 37
12. SV Atlas Delmenhorst 34 10 6 18 48 60 −12 36
13. SV Wilhelmshaven 34 9 8 17 35 58 −23 35
14. Concordia Hamburg 34 7 12 15 35 56 −21 33 Relegated to the Oberliga
15. FC Altona 931 34 7 9 18 33 68 −25 30
16. FC St. Pauli II 34 6 12 16 25 61 −36 30
17. Lüneburger SK 34 7 7 20 31 61 −30 28
18. SV Lurup Hamburg 34 5 8 21 32 74 −42 23

1Altona 93 withdrew from the league.

Top scorersEdit

# Player Club Goals
1.   Hakan Cengiz VfL Herzlake 28
2.   Vladan Milovanović Hannover 96 27
3.   Kreso Kovacec Hannover 96 25
4.   Miloš Kolaković Eintracht Braunschweig 19
5.   Markus Burmeister 1. SC Norderstedt 14
6.   Daniel Stendel Hamburger SV (A) 16
7.   Arie van Lent Werder Bremen (A) 15
8.   Stephan Prause Kickers Emden 14
9.   Uwe Harttgen Werder Bremen (A) 13
  Christian Jablonski Atlas Delmenhorst
  Leo Marić Eintracht Braunschweig
  Tibor Nadj Hamburger SV (A)

North-EastEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1. FC Energie Cottbus 34 25 7 2 80 17 +63 82 Qualified for the promotion playoff against the Northern champion
2. FC Erzgebirge Aue 34 20 11 3 60 32 +28 71
3. FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt 34 19 9 6 80 39 +41 66
4. Chemnitzer FC 34 19 7 8 60 27 +33 64
5. 1. FC Union Berlin 34 19 5 10 51 37 +14 62
6. Tennis Borussia Berlin 34 16 13 5 60 27 +33 61
7. Dynamo Dresden 34 17 6 11 57 38 +19 57
8. Eisenhüttenstädter FC Stahl 34 13 10 11 56 57 0−1 49
9. FC Sachsen Leipzig 34 13 7 14 61 52 0+9 46
10. VFC Plauen 34 10 14 10 44 50 0−6 44
11. FSV Lok Altmark Stendal 34 10 13 11 38 34 0+4 43
12. Wacker Nordhausen 34 9 9 16 41 62 −21 36
13. FC Berlin 34 7 14 13 29 48 −19 35
14. Reinickendorfer Füchse 34 8 8 18 32 42 −10 32
15. Hertha Zehlendorf 34 4 15 15 26 52 −26 27
16. Spandauer SV 34 6 7 21 33 72 −39 25
17. SC Charlottenburg 34 3 8 23 29 74 −45 17 Relegated to the Oberliga
18. FSV Velten 34 4 5 25 25 102 −77 17

Top scorersEdit

# Player Club Goals
1.   Marco Weißhaupt Rot-Weiß Erfurt 21
2.   Ilija Aračić Chemnitzer FC 18
  Daniel Bärwolf Rot-Weiß Erfurt
4.   Mike Sadlo Erzgebirge Aue 17
5.   Oleg Golowan FC Sachsen Leipzig 14
6.   Toralf Konetzke Energie Cottbus 15
7.   Ronny Hebestreit Rot-Weiß Erfurt 14
8.   Thomas Adler Tennis Borussia Berlin 13
  Detlef Irrgang Energie Cottbus
  Rainer Wiedemann FSV Lok Altmark Stendal

West/South-WestEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1. SG Wattenscheid 09 34 23 8 3 78 35 +43 77 Promoted to the 2. Bundesliga
2. Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 34 19 8 7 62 22 +40 65
3. 1. FC Saarbrücken 34 17 10 7 64 38 +26 61
4. LR Ahlen 34 15 12 7 61 38 +23 57
5. Preußen Münster 34 15 12 7 52 32 +20 57
6. Wuppertaler SV 34 13 12 9 46 40 0+6 51
7. SC Verl 34 14 7 13 61 52 0+9 49
8. FC 08 Homburg 34 12 9 13 47 47 0±0 45
9. Eintracht Trier 34 11 10 13 41 45 0−4 43
10. TuS Paderborn-Neuhaus 34 11 10 13 40 46 0−6 43
11. Alemannia Aachen 34 11 9 14 40 48 0−8 42
12. FC Germania Teveren 34 9 14 11 34 45 −11 41
13. SpVgg Erkenschwick 34 10 10 14 46 55 0−9 40
14. FSV Salmrohr 34 10 9 15 39 54 −15 39
15. FC Remscheid 34 8 13 13 30 42 −12 37
16. SC Hauenstein 34 8 12 14 46 62 −16 36 Relegated to the Oberliga
17. 1. FC Bocholt 34 6 7 21 24 66 −42 25 Relegated to the Oberliga
18. SV Elversberg 34 4 8 22 34 78 −44 20 Relegated to the Oberliga

Top scorersEdit

# Player Club Goals
1.   René Deffke LR Ahlen 24
  Marcus Feinbier Alemannia Aachen /
SG Wattenscheid 09
3.   Branko Zibert 1. FC Saarbrücken 23
4.   Achim Weber Wuppertaler SV /
Rot-Weiß Oberhausen
18
5.   Andreas Lässig SC Hauenstein 14
  Jürgen Serr Preußen Münster
7.   Brent Goulet Wuppertaler SV 13
  Ermin Melunović Eintracht Trier
9.   Markus Zuraski SC Verl 12
10.   Sergio Allievi SG Wattenscheid 09 11
  Marek Czakon Eintracht Trier
  Thomas Pröpper Rot-Weiß Oberhausen
  Astrit Ramadani FSV Salmrohr
  Ulf Raschke SC Verl

SouthEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1. 1. FC Nürnberg 34 25 5 4 75 26 +49 80 Promoted to the 2. Bundesliga
2. SpVgg Greuther Fürth 34 23 7 4 76 28 +48 76
3. SSV Reutlingen 34 19 7 8 67 33 +34 64
4. Borussia Fulda 34 16 7 11 58 37 +21 55
5. Wacker Burghausen 34 16 7 11 50 37 +13 55
6. SSV Ulm 1846 34 16 6 12 71 50 +21 54
7. VfR Mannheim 34 16 6 12 66 54 +12 54
8. Bayern Munich II 34 12 10 12 49 52 0−3 46
9. SC Neukirchen 1899 34 12 8 14 44 59 −15 44
10. SC Weismain 34 10 10 14 53 64 −11 40
11. FC Augsburg 34 9 11 14 46 50 0−4 38
12. KSV Hessen Kassel 34 10 7 17 43 65 −22 37
13. SV Darmstadt 98 34 9 9 16 49 61 −12 36
14. Karlsruher SC II 34 9 9 16 38 57 −19 36
15. TSF Ditzingen 34 10 6 18 53 74 −21 36
16. SpVgg 07 Ludwigsburg 34 9 7 18 40 66 −26 34 Relegated to the Oberliga
17. SG Quelle Fürth 34 8 9 17 38 68 −30 33
18. SG Egelsbach 34 7 9 18 44 79 −35 30

Top scorersEdit

# Player Club Goals
1.   Frank Türr SpVgg Greuther Fürth 25
2.   Olivier Djappa Borussia Fulda 24
  Michael Mayer SSV Reutlingen
4.   Carsten Lakies Bayern Munich (A) 22
  Dragan Trkulja SSV Ulm 1846
6.   Sascha Licht SC Weismain 20
  Heiko Liebers SC Neukirchen
8.   Markus Kurth 1. FC Nürnberg 16
9.   Marco Flading Borussia Fulda 14
10.   Marcus Volke SV Darmstadt 98 13

Promotion playoffEdit

The last promotion place was contested between the champions of the North and North-East regions.[1]

First leg
Hannover 960 – 0Energie Cottbus
Second leg
Energie Cottbus3 – 1Hannover 96
Hoßmang   38'
Irrgang   72'86'
Ernst   32'
Attendance: 22,000
Energie Cottbus won 3–1 on aggregate and so were promoted to the 2. Bundesliga.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Aufstiegsrunde 2. Bundesliga 1996/1997 » Entscheidungsspiel (in German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 22 November 2015

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