1999–2000 Regionalliga

The 1999–2000 Regionalliga was the sixth season of the Regionalliga as the third tier of German football. It was also the last season to be competed in four divisions. Teams were not only competing for promotion to the 2. Bundesliga, but also to qualify for the new two-division Regionalliga.

Regionalliga
Season1999–2000
ChampionsVfL Osnabrück (N)
1. FC Union Berlin (NO)
1. FC Saarbrücken (W/SW)
SSV Reutlingen (S)
Promoted1. FC Saarbrücken
SSV Reutlingen
VfL Osnabrück
LR Ahlen
Relegated39 teams

As in the previous seasons there were four divisions: Nord, Nordost, West/Südwest and Süd. Each division comprised 18 teams, with the exception of the West/Südwest division that had 20.

NordEdit

VfL Osnabrück was promoted to 2nd Bundesliga by beating 1. FC Union Berlin in the play-offs.

VfB Lübeck, Eintracht Braunschweig, SV Wilhelmshaven, SV Werder Bremen Amateure and Lüneburger SK qualified for the new two-division Regionalliga.

Final tableEdit

The remaining teams were relegated to the Oberliga.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 VfL Osnabrück 34 22 8 4 69 34 +35 74 Qualification for Promotion playoff
2 VfB Lübeck 34 21 7 6 74 34 +40 70
3 Eintracht Braunschweig 34 20 9 5 69 28 +41 69
4 SV Wilhelmshaven 34 21 5 8 62 38 +24 68
5 Werder Bremen (A) 34 18 9 7 68 38 +30 63
6 Lüneburger SK 34 18 6 10 60 38 +22 60 Qualification for Relegation playoff
7 BV Cloppenburg 34 14 13 7 73 58 +15 55 Relegation to Oberliga
8 Holstein Kiel 34 14 9 11 62 57 +5 51
9 SC Göttingen 05 34 13 6 15 58 63 -5 45
10 Arminia Hannover 34 10 11 13 53 51 +2 41
11 SV Meppen 34 10 11 13 57 57 ±0 41
12 1. SC Norderstedt 34 10 6 18 47 64 -17 36
13 Eintracht Nordhorn 34 11 3 20 54 76 -22 36
14 TuS Celle FC 34 9 8 17 39 65 -26 35
15 FC St. Pauli (A) 34 9 7 18 44 67 -23 34
16 Hamburger SV (A) 34 9 4 21 45 68 -23 31
17 FC Bremerhaven 34 7 6 21 39 82 -43 27
18 VfB Oldenburg 34 4 4 26 28 83 -55 16

Top scorersEdit

# Player Club Goals
1.   Daniel Bärwolf VfB Lübeck 25
  Marinus Bester Lüneburger SK
3.   Horst Elberfeld BV Cloppenburg 25
4.   Christian Claaßen VfL Osnabrück 18
5.   Jacek Janiak VfL Osnabrück 17
  Ioan Perdei SC Göttingen 05
7.   Markus Erdmann Arminia Hannover 16
4.   Jörg Ahrends Holstein Kiel 13
  Uwe Harttgen Werder Bremen (A)
  Joakim N'Tsika-Compaigne Hamburger SV (A)
  Mark Pomorin FC St. Pauli (A)
  Stefan Rusnak BV Cloppenburg
  Dirk Weetendorf Eintracht Braunschweig

NordostEdit

1. FC Union Berlin remains in the Regionalliga, as the club could not secure promotion in the play-off against VfL Osnabrück.

1. FC Union Berlin took part in the play-offs against LR Ahlen and SC Pfullendorf, but could not win promotion.

Dresdner SC, FC Erzgebirge Aue, FC Carl Zeiss Jena, SV Babelsberg 03, FC Sachsen Leipzig and Rot-Weiß Erfurt qualified for the new two-division Regionalliga.

Final tableEdit

The remaining teams were relegated to the Oberliga.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 1. FC Union Berlin 34 23 8 3 53 23 +30 77 Qualification for Promotion playoff
2 Dresdner SC 34 17 9 8 65 30 +35 60
3 FC Erzgebirge Aue 34 18 6 10 59 40 +19 60
4 FC Carl Zeiss Jena 34 16 10 8 53 35 +18 58
5 SV Babelsberg 03 34 16 9 9 57 40 +17 57
6 FC Sachsen Leipzig 34 16 9 9 46 34 +12 57
7 Rot-Weiß Erfurt 34 17 6 11 39 41 -2 57 Qualification for Relegation playoff
8 Dynamo Dresden 34 13 13 8 44 34 +10 52 Relegation to Oberliga
9 VfB Leipzig 34 14 7 13 43 36 +7 49
10 1. FC Magdeburg 34 13 8 13 64 44 +20 47
11 Hertha BSC (A) 34 12 7 15 42 55 -13 43
12 EFC Stahl 34 11 7 16 40 61 -21 40
13 VFC Plauen 34 9 8 17 39 51 -12 35
14 VfL Halle 96 34 9 8 17 35 65 -30 35
15 Tennis Borussia Berlin (A) 34 10 4 20 53 70 -17 34
16 FSV Lok Altmark Stendal 34 9 7 18 38 60 -22 34
17 FC Berlin 34 7 7 20 39 56 -17 28
18 FSV Zwickau 34 6 7 21 33 67 -34 25

Top scorersEdit

# Player Club Goals
1.   Hendryk Lau SV Babelsberg 03 16
2.   Steffen Menze 1. FC Union Berlin 14
3.   Jörg Kirsten Erzgebirge Aue 13
4.   Harun Isa Erzgebirge Aue 12
  Sven Kretschmer Hertha BSC (A)
  Rocco Milde FSV Zwickau /
Dresdner SC
4.   Alexander Dürr VfB Leipzig 11
  Alexsandar Jović Carl Zeiss Jena
  Adolphus Ofodile 1. FC Magdeburg
  Kostas Pantios Tennis Borussia Berlin (A)
  Sergio Sánchez Dresdner SC

West/SüdwestEdit

1. FC Saarbrücken was promoted to the 2nd Bundesliga.

LR Ahlen won promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga by beating 1. FC Union Berlin and SC Pfullendorf in the play-offs.

Teams ranked from 3 to 11 qualified for the new two-division Regionalliga.

The remaining teams were relegated to the Oberliga.

Final tableEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 1. FC Saarbrücken 36 23 8 5 69 22 +47 77 Promotion to 2. Bundesliga
2 LR Ahlen 36 21 8 7 82 32 +50 71 Qualification for Promotion playoffs
3 Sportfreunde Siegen 36 20 7 9 61 42 +19 67
4 SG Wattenscheid 09 36 18 9 9 72 42 +30 63
5 Eintracht Trier 36 17 9 10 54 47 +7 60
6 Fortuna Düsseldorf 36 13 14 9 53 35 +18 53
7 Rot-Weiss Essen 36 14 10 12 55 46 +9 52
8 Preußen Münster 36 14 8 14 50 54 -4 50
9 SC Verl 36 12 13 11 49 44 +5 49
10 Borussia Dortmund (A) 36 12 13 11 42 40 +2 49
11 KFC Uerdingen 05 36 13 9 14 52 52 ±0 48
12 SV Elversberg 36 13 9 14 49 49 ±0 48 Qualification for Relegation playoff
13 SC Paderborn 07 36 13 9 14 47 47 ±0 48 Relegation to Oberliga
14 1. FC Kaiserslautern (A) 36 13 9 14 49 55 -6 48
15 VfL Bochum (A) 36 11 7 18 57 69 -12 40
16 Bayer 04 Leverkusen (A) 36 8 14 14 45 52 -7 38
17 FK Pirmasens 36 9 6 21 38 75 -37 33
18 SC 07 Idar-Oberstein 36 8 7 21 25 78 -53 31
19 FSV Salmrohr 36 5 1 30 19 87 -68 16
20 FC Gütersloh* 0 0 0 0 0 0 ±0 0

*FC Gütersloh went into receivership during the season. All matches were annulled.

Top scorersEdit

# Player Club Goals
1.   Marius Ebbers SG Wattenscheid 09 23
2.   Daniel Teixeira KFC Uerdingen 22
3.   Mario Krohm LR Ahlen 21
4.   Sambo Choji 1. FC Saarbrücken 20
5.   Amaechi Ottiji FC Gütersloh /
Sportfreunde Siegen
19
6.   Ersin Demir Bayer Leverkusen (A) 18
7.   Marek Czakon SV Elversberg 17
8.   Sascha Wolf Rot-Weiß Essen 16
9.   Tobias Weis 1. FC Kaiserslautern (A) 14
10.   Jan Majewski VfL Bochum (A) 13
  Ganiyu Shittu Fortuna Düsseldorf
  Raffael Tonello Sportfreunde Siegen

SüdEdit

SSV Reutlingen 05 was promoted to the 2. Bundesliga. SC Pfullendorf took part in the play-offs against 1. FC Union Berlin and LR Ahlen, but could not win promotion.

Teams ranked 3 to 13 qualified for the new two-division Regionalliga.

Teams ranked below 13 were relegated to the Oberliga.

FC Augsburg and Karlsruher SC Amateure were forcibly relegated.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 SSV Reutlingen 05 34 28 3 3 102 25 +77 87 Promotion to 2. Bundesliga
2 SC Pfullendorf 34 18 7 9 57 36 +21 61 Qualification for Promotion playoffs
3 VfR Mannheim 34 15 12 7 61 55 +6 57
4 Wacker Burghausen 34 15 10 9 57 42 +15 55
5 FC Bayern Munich (A) 34 15 6 13 64 58 +6 51
6 VfB Stuttgart (A) 34 12 14 8 51 34 +17 50
7 TSV 1860 München (A) 34 12 12 10 48 38 +10 48
8 FC Augsburg 34 12 10 12 43 43 ±0 46 Relegation to Oberliga
9 SV Darmstadt 98 34 11 13 10 49 51 -2 46
10 VfR Aalen 34 12 10 12 51 54 -3 46
11 1. FC Schweinfurt 05 34 14 3 17 47 54 -7 45
12 Karlsruher SC (A) 34 11 11 12 56 51 +5 44 Relegation to Oberliga
13 SV Wehen 34 11 10 13 46 52 -6 43
14 FSV Frankfurt 34 10 11 13 48 57 -9 41 Qualification for Relegation playoffs
15 TSF Ditzingen 34 8 12 14 46 55 -9 36 Relegation to Oberliga
16 SG Quelle Fürth 34 8 11 15 40 70 -30 35
17 Borussia Fulda 34 6 13 15 40 57 -17 31
18 SV Lohhof 34 2 4 28 29 103 -74 10

Top scorersEdit

# Player Club Goals
1.   Olivier Djappa SSV Reutlingen 36
2.   Neno Rogosic VfR Aalen 18
3.   Marko Barlecaj SC Pfullendorf 17
  Ivica Magdić SC Pfullendorf
5.   Zdenko Juric VfR Mannheim 16
  Sascha Maier Wacker Burghausen
7.   Ralf Becker SSV Reutlingen 15
8.   Patrick Würll Bayern Munich (A) 14
9.   Markus Lützler Wacker Burghausen 13
  Andreas Rüppel FSV Frankfurt
  Antonio Di Salvo Bayern Munich (A)

Promotion playoffsEdit

Round 1Edit

The champions of the Regionalliga Nord (VfL Osnabrück) and Regionalliga Nordost (1. FC Union Berlin) faced each other in a two-legged playoff. Osnabrück, as winners, were promoted to the 2. Bundesliga, while Union were given another chance at promotion in round 2.[1]

Round 2Edit

1. FC Union Berlin faced the runners up of the Regionalliga West/Südwest (LR Ahlen) and Regionalliga Süd (SC Pfullendorf) in a round-robin tournament. Ahlen won this mini-league, and took the final promotion place.[2]

MatchesEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 LR Ahlen 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4
2 1. FC Union Berlin 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 3
3 SC Pfullendorf 2 0 1 1 2 4 -2 1

Relegation playoffsEdit

NordEdit

Kickers Emden, champions of the Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen, beat TuS Felde, Oberliga Schleswig-Holstein champions in a playoff to face Lüneburger SK, who had finished 6th in the Regionalliga Nord. Lüneburg won 3–1 on aggregate to stay in the Regionalliga.

NordostEdit

FC Schönberg 95, champions of the NOFV-Oberliga Nord, beat FSV Hoyerswerda, NOFV-Oberliga Süd champions in a playoff to face Rot-Weiß Erfurt, who had finished 7th in the Regionalliga Nordost. Erfurt won 4–2 on aggregate to stay in the Regionalliga.

West/SüdwestEdit

SV Elversberg, who had finished twelfth in the Regionalliga West/Südwest, entered a mini-league with VfB Hüls (Oberliga Westfalen champions), Wuppertaler SV (Oberliga Nordrhein champions) and Borussia Neunkirchen (Oberliga Südwest champions) for a place in the Regionalliga. Elversberg won the league with a 100% record.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 SV Elversberg 3 3 0 0 8 3 +5 9
2 VfB Hüls 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6
3 Wuppertaler SV 3 1 0 2 7 4 +3 3
3 Borussia Neunkirchen 3 0 0 3 0 11 -11 0

SüdEdit

No team from the Oberliga Hessen entered qualification, so the champions of the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (SV Sandhausen) and Bayernliga (Jahn Regensburg) played off in the first round. Regensburg won 5–6 on aggregate, and went on to play FSV Frankfurt, winning 6–3 on aggregate to earn promotion to the Regionalliga Süd.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Aufstiegsrunde 2. Bundesliga 1999/2000 » Endspiel Nord-Nordost (in German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 22 November 2015
  2. ^ Aufstiegsrunde 2. Bundesliga 1999/2000 » Aufstiegsrunde (in German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 22 November 2015

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