2010–11 3. Liga
The 2010–11 3. Liga was the third season of the 3. Liga, Germany's third tier of its football league system. The season commenced on the weekend of 23 July 2010 and ended with the last games on 14 May 2011. The winter break was in effect between weekends around 18 December 2010 and 29 January 2011.
Rot Weiss Ahlen
Bayern Munich II
|Goals scored||975 (2.57 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Dominick Kumbela|
(19 goals each)
|Biggest home win||Rostock 7–2 U'haching|
|Biggest away win||CZ Jena 0–7 S'brücken|
|Highest scoring||Rostock 7–2 U'haching|
As in the previous year, the league comprised the teams placed fourth through seventeenth of the 2009–10 season, the worst two teams from the 2009–10 2. Bundesliga, the losers of the 2. Bundesliga relegation play-off between the 16th-placed 2. Bundesliga team and the third-placed 3rd Liga team and the champions from the three 2009–10 Regionalliga divisions.
2009–10 3. Liga champions VfL Osnabrück and runners-up Erzgebirge Aue were promoted to the 2. Bundesliga. They were replaced by TuS Koblenz and Rot Weiss Ahlen who finished 17th and 18th respectively in the 2009–10 2. Bundesliga season.
Borussia Dortmund II, Holstein Kiel and Wuppertaler SV Borussia were relegated after the 2009–10 season. They were replaced by the three 2009–10 Regionalliga champions SV Babelsberg 03, 1. FC Saarbrücken and VfR Aalen.
A further spot was available through relegation/promotion play-offs, which was eventually taken by 16th placed 2nd Bundesliga team FC Hansa Rostock after losing on aggregate score against FC Ingolstadt 04.
Stadia and locationsEdit
No major changes happened to the capacities of the team's stadia during the off-season.
Notes 1 Voith-Arena was named GAGFAH-Arena until mid-February 2011.
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion or relegation|
|1||Eintracht Braunschweig (C, P)||38||26||7||5||81||22||+59||85||Promotion to 2011–12 2. Bundesliga|
|2||Hansa Rostock (P)||38||24||6||8||70||36||+34||78|
|3||Dynamo Dresden (O, P)||38||19||8||11||55||37||+18||65||Qualification for promotion playoffs|
|6||1. FC Saarbrücken||38||17||8||13||61||51||+10||59|
|9||1. FC Heidenheim||38||14||9||15||59||58||+1||51|
|10||VfB Stuttgart II||38||12||15||11||48||48||0||51|
|11||TuS Koblenz (R)||38||13||10||15||38||46||−8||49||Relegation to 2011–12 Fußball-Regionalliga[a]|
|13||SV Babelsberg 03||38||12||10||16||39||47||−8||46|
|15||Carl Zeiss Jena||38||11||11||16||43||62||−19||44|
|18||Werder Bremen II||38||8||12||18||33||56||−23||36|
|19||Bayern Munich II (R)||38||7||9||22||30||54||−24||30||Relegation to 2011–12 Fußball-Regionalliga|
|20||Rot Weiss Ahlen (R)||38||11||9||18||45||69||−24||39[b]||Relegation to 2011–12 NRW-Liga[c]|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
- Koblenz voluntarily withdrew their participation following being unable to generate an adequate budget for the season.
- Rot Weiss Ahlen were docked three points for violations within the licensing process.
- Rot Weiss Ahlen filed for administration after the conclusion of the season and therefore were automatically demoted and put into last place. Shortly afterwards, the club announced that it will enter the fifth-tier NRW-Liga for the 2011–12 season.
Source: kicker (German)
- 19 goals
- 17 goals
- 16 goals
- 14 goals
- 13 goals
- 12 goals
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Player of the monthEdit
- August: Tobias Jänicke (Hansa Rostock)
- September: Alexander Esswein (Dynamo Dresden)
- October: Björn Ziegenbein (Hansa Rostock)
- November: Björn Ziegenbein (Hansa Rostock)
- December: Deniz Dogan (Eintracht Braunschweig)
- February: Marjan Petković (Eintracht Braunschweig)
- March: Dennis Kruppke (Eintracht Braunschweig)
- April: Alexander Esswein (Dynamo Dresden)
Player of the seasonEdit
The following players were nominated as the 3. Liga Player of the season, with Alexander Esswein announced as the winner on 3 June after a public vote.
- "Der Rahmenterminkalender ist da". Kicker (in German). 16 December 2009. Archived from the original on 22 April 2010. Retrieved 30 March 2010.
- Smentek, Klaus; et al. (28 July 2010). "kicker Bundesliga Sonderheft 2010/11". kicker Sportmagazin (in German). Nuremberg: Olympia Verlag. ISSN 0948-7964.
- "Nordkurven-Umbau". Eintracht Braunschweig official website. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
- "Werder weiter in der 3. Liga". website. kicker Sportmagazin. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
- "Ahlen: Punktabzug und Abstiegsplatz!" (in German). kicker Sportmagazin. 8 April 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2011.
- "Ahlen verabschiedet sich aus der 3. Liga!" (in German). kicker Sportmagazin. 24 May 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
- "Insolvenzverfahren eröffnet: Ahlen steigt ab" (in German). DFB. 24 May 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
- "Rot Weiss Ahlen spielt nicht in der Regionalliga". website. kicker Sportmagazin. Retrieved 8 June 2011.