Amateurliga Schwarzwald-Bodensee

Between 1960 and 1978 the 1. Amateurliga Schwarzwald-Bodensee was the highest football division in the southern parts of the Württembergian Football Association and a level three division of the German football league system.

1. Amateurliga Schwarzwald-Bodensee
Württembergian Football Association
Replaced byVerbandsliga Württemberg (IV)
Country Germany
State Baden-Württemberg
ConfederationWürttembergian Football Association
Level on pyramidLevel 3
Promotion to
Domestic cup(s)Württembergischer Pokal
Last championsSSV Reutlingen


The division was formed in 1960 in the southern half of Württemberg by splitting the previous 1. Amateurliga Württemberg into the northern division 1. Amateurliga Nordwürttemberg and the southern division 1. Amateurliga Schwarzwald-Bodensee. Additionally, several teams from the 1. Amateurliga Südbaden joined the division.

The founding members of the 1. Amateurliga Schwarzwald-Bodensee were:


The winner of the 1. Amateurliga Schwarzwald-Bodensee was not automatically promoted. Instead the division champions gained entry to a promotion tournament to the superseding level two division.

Upon its inception, it was a feeder league to the 2. Oberliga Süd. From 1963 to 1974 it became a feeder to the Regionalliga Süd and finally, after 1974, to the 2. Bundesliga Süd. During all its 18 years of existence, the 1. Amateurliga Schwarzwald-Bodensee always was a level three division of the German football league system and along with the Nordwürttemberg division the top flight of the Württembergian Football Association.


In 1974, five clubs belonging to the South Badenese Football Association left the 1. Amateurliga Schwarzwald-Bodensee to join the 1. Amateurliga Südbaden instead, these clubs being FC Villingen, DJK Konstanz, FC Konstanz, FC Gottmadingen und FC Singen.

In 1978, the new level three Oberliga Baden-Württemberg was formed to allow direct promotion to the 2. Bundesliga Süd for the amateur champions of the Baden-Württemberg state. The teams placed one to five in the last edition of the 1. Amateurliga Schwarzwald-Bodensee gained entry to the new Oberliga while the teams placed six to thirteen remained in the division, that was merged with the 1. Amateurliga Nordwürttemberg and renamed into Verbandsliga Württemberg, now the fourth tier of the German football league system. The last four teams were relegated to the Landesliga Württemberg.

Admitted to the new Oberliga were SSV Reutlingen, FV Biberach, FC Tailfingen, FV Ravensburg and VfB Friedrichshafen

To the new Verbandsliga (previously labelled 1. Amateurliga): BSV Schwenningen, SV Tübingen, FC Wangen 1905, FV Ebingen, TSV Ofterdingen, SpVgg Lindau, FC Tuttlingen and TSG Tübingen.

Relegated to Landesliga (previously labelled 2. Amateurliga): SV Kreßbronn, TSV Tettnang, SG Aulendorf, SV Weingarten

Winners of the 1. Amateurliga Schwarzwald-BodenseeEdit

Season Club
1960–61 SC Schwenningen
1961–62 FC Hechingen
1962–63 VfB Friedrichshafen
1963–64 FV Ebingen
1964–65 FV Ebingen
1965–66 FC 08 Villingen
1966–67 FC Tuttlingen
1967–68 FC Wangen
1968–69 VfB Friedrichshafen
1969–70 SV Tübingen
1970–71 FC Singen 04
1971–72 FC Singen 04
1972–73 FC 08 Villingen
1973–74 FC 08 Villingen
1974–75 SSV Reutlingen
1975–76 BSV Schwenningen
1976–77 SSV Reutlingen
1977–78 SSV Reutlingen
  • Bold denotes team gained promotion.

Non-Württemberg clubs in the leagueEdit

The SpVgg Lindau was participating in the 1. Amateurliga Schwarzwald-Bodensee from 1962 to 1978, although it is actually a Bavarian club. The club is playing in the Württemberg league system because Lindau is geographically closer to the Schwarzwald-Bodensee region than most of Bavaria.

During its 18 year of existence, three clubs were always present in the league, the FC Tailfingen, FC Wangen and FV Ebingen.



  • 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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