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2008–09 3. Liga

The 2008–09 3. Liga was the inaugural season for the newly formed tier III of the German football league system. The inaugural game was played on 25 July 2008 between FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt and Dynamo Dresden, ending with a 1–0 win for Dresden. The last games were played on 23 May 2009. 1. FC Union Berlin were the inaugural champions, securing first place on 10 May 2009. Runners-up Fortuna Düsseldorf were also promoted. Third-placed team SC Paderborn 07 played a relegation/promotion play-off against the 16th-placed team from 2. Bundesliga, VfL Osnabrück, winning both games and earning promotion. Kickers Emden, VfR Aalen, and Stuttgarter Kickers were relegated to the Regionalliga.

3. Liga
Season2008–09
Champions1. FC Union Berlin
Promoted1. FC Union Berlin
Fortuna Düsseldorf
SC Paderborn 07 (via playoff)
RelegatedVfR Aalen
Stuttgarter Kickers
Kickers Emden (due to licensing issues)
Matches played380
Goals scored956 (2.52 per match)
Top goalscorerAnton Fink (21)
Biggest home winPaderborn 6–0 Burghausen
Biggest away winJena 0–6 Stuttgart II
Highest scoringBr'schweig 5–5 Düsseldorf

Qualified teamsEdit

Cities and stadiaEdit

Team Head Coach City Stadium Capacity
VfR Aalen   Rainer Scharinger Aalen Städtisches Waldstadion 11,183
FC Erzgebirge Aue   Heiko Weber Aue Erzgebirgsstadion 16,350
1. FC Union Berlin   Uwe Neuhaus Berlin Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark1 19,708
Eintracht Braunschweig   Torsten Lieberknecht Braunschweig Eintracht-Stadion 23,500
SV Werder Bremen II   Thomas Wolter Bremen Weserstadion Platz 11 5,500
SV Wacker Burghausen   Ralf Santelli (interim) Burghausen Wacker Arena 8,400
Dynamo Dresden   Ruud Kaiser Dresden Rudolf Harbig Stadion 23,940
Fortuna Düsseldorf   Norbert Meier Düsseldorf LTU-Arena 51,500
Kickers Emden   Stefan Emmerling Emden Embdena-Stadion 7,200
FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt   Henri Fuchs (interim) Erfurt Steigerwaldstadion 20,000
FC Carl Zeiss Jena   Marc Fascher Jena Ernst-Abbe-Sportfeld 15,610
FC Bayern Munich II   Mehmet Scholl (interim) Munich Grünwalder Stadion 10,240
Kickers Offenbach   Hans-Jürgen Boysen Offenbach am Main Bieberer Berg Stadion 31,500
SC Paderborn 07   André Schubert (interim) Paderborn Paragon Arena 15,300
SSV Jahn Regensburg   Markus Weinzierl Regensburg Jahnstadion 11,800
SV Sandhausen   Gerd Dais Sandhausen Hardtwaldstadion 11,544
Stuttgarter Kickers   Rainer Kraft Stuttgart GAZi-Stadion auf der Waldau 11,436
VfB Stuttgart II   Rainer Adrion Stuttgart GAZi-Stadion auf der Waldau 11,436
SpVgg Unterhaching   Ralph Hasenhüttl Unterhaching Generali Sportpark 15,053
Wuppertaler SV Borussia   Uwe Fuchs Wuppertal Zoo-Stadion 28,000
Notes
  1. 1. FC Union Berlin played its 2008–09 home matches at Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark because their own ground Alte Försterei was undergoing renovation.[1]

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Replaced by Date of appointment
VfR Aalen   Edgar Schmitt Sacked 27 August 2008[2]   Jürgen Kohler 28 August 2008[2]
FC Carl Zeiss Jena   Henning Bürger Sacked 14 September 2008[3]   René van Eck 22 September 2008[4]
Stuttgarter Kickers   Stefan Minkwitz Sacked 21 September 2008[5]   Edgar Schmitt 21 September 2008[5]
VfR Aalen   Jürgen Kohler Resigned 15 November 2008[6]   Petrik Sander 21 November 2008[7]
SSV Jahn Regensburg   Thomas Kristl Sacked 24 November 2008[8]   Markus Weinzierl 24 November 2008[8]
Wuppertaler SV Borussia   Christoph John Sacked 22 December 2008[9]   Uwe Fuchs 23 December 2008[9]
FC Carl Zeiss Jena   René van Eck Sacked 23 March 2009[10]   Marc Fascher 23 March 2009[10]
Stuttgarter Kickers   Edgar Schmitt Resigned 14 April 2009[11]   Rainer Kraft 14 April 2009[11]
SV Wacker Burghausen   Günter Güttler Sacked 15 April 2009[12]   Ralf Santelli (interim) 15 April 2009[12]
FC Bayern Munich II   Hermann Gerland "Promoted" to interim assistant coach of first team 27 April 2009[13]   Mehmet Scholl (interim) 27 April 2009[13]
FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt   Karsten Baumann Sacked 28 April 2009[14]   Henri Fuchs (interim) 28 April 2009[14]
VfR Aalen   Petrik Sander Resigned 5 May 2009[15]   Rainer Scharinger 6 May 2009[16]
SC Paderborn 07   Pavel Dotchev Sacked 13 May 2009[17]   André Schubert 13 May 2009[17]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Union Berlin (C, P) 38 22 12 4 59 23 +36 78 Promotion to 2009–10 2. Bundesliga
2 Fortuna Düsseldorf (P) 38 20 9 9 54 33 +21 69
3 SC Paderborn 07 (O, P) 38 20 8 10 68 38 +30 68 Qualification for promotion play-offs
4 SpVgg Unterhaching 38 20 7 11 57 46 +11 67
5 Bayern Munich II[a] 38 14 17 7 54 38 +16 59
6 Kickers Emden (R) 38 16 11 11 45 44 +1 59[b] Relegation to Oberliga Niedersachsen
7 Kickers Offenbach 38 12 16 10 40 35 +5 52
8 SV Sandhausen 38 12 14 12 58 52 +6 50
9 Dynamo Dresden 38 13 11 14 46 46 0 50
10 Rot-Weiß Erfurt 38 13 11 14 46 48 −2 50
11 VfB Stuttgart II[a] 38 13 10 15 61 50 +11 49
12 Erzgebirge Aue 38 12 12 14 43 43 0 48
13 Eintracht Braunschweig 38 12 9 17 46 51 −5 45
14 Wuppertaler SV 38 11 12 15 36 45 −9 45
15 Jahn Regensburg 38 11 12 15 37 51 −14 45
16 Carl Zeiss Jena 38 10 11 17 41 59 −18 41
17 Werder Bremen II[a] 38 10 10 18 49 58 −9 40
18 Wacker Burghausen 38 10 10 18 40 65 −25 40[b]
19 VfR Aalen (R) 38 8 15 15 38 60 −22 39 Relegation to Regionalliga
20 Stuttgarter Kickers (R) 38 7 11 20 38 71 −33 29[c]
Source: www.kicker.de (German)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Bayern Munich II, Stuttgart II and Werder Bremen II are not available for promotion.
  2. ^ a b Kickers Emden retracted their application for a 3. Liga license for the 2009–10 season and were automatically relegated. SV Wacker Burghausen took their spot.
  3. ^ Stuttgarter Kickers received a three-point deduction due to failed debt repayments to the German Football Association.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AAL AUE UNB EBS BR2 WBU SGD F95 KEM ERF JEN MU2 KOF SCP JRE SVS SKI ST2 UNT WUP
VfR Aalen 0–0 1–4 2–0 1–0 0–0 4–3 1–2 0–0 0–2 3–2 0–0 1–1 3–3 1–1 0–0 3–1 2–1 2–3 0–0
Erzgebirge Aue 0–0 0–1 0–2 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 3–0 1–0 5–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–0 2–2 0–2 0–3 1–1 1–0
Union Berlin 3–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 4–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 3–2 2–0 2–2 5–1 3–1 0–1 0–0
Eintracht Braunschweig 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–1 5–5 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 4–0 2–0 0–3 3–3 1–1 2–0 4–0 2–1
Werder Bremen II 3–1 4–2 1–2 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 3–1 2–3 2–2 4–3 2–0 4–5 1–0 1–1
Wacker Burghausen 1–0 0–4 0–0 0–2 2–2 0–3 0–4 3–1 1–4 0–2 0–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 2–3 2–0 2–1 5–1 2–0
Dynamo Dresden 1–1 3–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 3–2 1–1 0–3 3–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–1
Fortuna Düsseldorf 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–4 3–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 3–1
Kickers Emden 5–2 1–1 3–2 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 0–4 1–0
Rot-Weiß Erfurt 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 0–3 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–4 4–1 1–1 3–2 1–0 4–1 2–2
Carl Zeiss Jena 1–1 3–2 1–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–4 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–6 4–3 0–0
Bayern Munich II 4–0 2–3 2–1 0–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 0–1 4–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–1 3–3 1–1 0–0 2–0
Kickers Offenbach 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–2 0–2 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 0–3 4–0 2–0 3–1 1–2
SC Paderborn 4–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–2 6–0 1–2 0–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–1
Jahn Regensburg 1–0 1–4 0–2 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 0–4 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–0
SV Sandhausen 1–2 0–2 0–0 0–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 3–3 0–2 4–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1
Stuttgarter Kickers 1–4 1–2 2–2 3–1 3–2 0–0 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–3 0–0 0–1 0–3 1–1 0–1 4–4 2–1 0–1
VfB Stuttgart II 0–0 3–0 0–3 4–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 0–4 0–1 3–1 3–0 2–2 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 3–0 1–3 2–0
SpVgg Unterhaching 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 3–0 0–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 4–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–1
Wuppertaler SV Borussia 5–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–4 1–0 0–0 0–3 0–2 0–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 3–3 2–0 2–4
Source: DFB
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

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