The Berlin-Liga (VI) (formerly the Verbandsliga Berlin) is the highest league for football teams exclusively in the German capital. Since German reunification in 1990, it is the highest level of domestic football in Berlin, replacing the Amateur-Oberliga Berlin in this position. After the 2007–08 season the Verbandsliga was renamed "Berlin-Liga".
|Number of teams||18|
|Level on pyramid||Level 6|
|Promotion to||NOFV-Oberliga Nord|
|Domestic cup(s)||Berliner Landespokal|
|Current champions||SV Tasmania Berlin |
It is the sixth tier of the German football league system. Until the introduction of the 3. Liga in 2008 it was the fifth tier of the league system; until the introduction of the Regionalligen in 1994 the fourth tier.
The Berlin-Liga was formed in 1992 as the Verbandsliga Berlin from sixteen clubs in West and East Berlin. It was the first time since 1950, when the East-Berlin sides left the Oberliga Berlin to play in the East German football league system, that clubs from both halves of the city played in the same Berlin-wide league. It replaced the Landesliga Berlin as the fourth tier of the German league system in Berlin; the Landesliga had in the previous season been expanded to two divisions to integrate the clubs from East Berlin.
In the 1992–93 season, the league winner was promoted to the NOFV-Oberliga Mitte; since then the winner of the league each year is promoted to the NOFV-Oberliga Nord, together with the winners of the Brandenburg-Liga and the Verbandsliga Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, while the relegated teams go to the Landesliga Berlin Staffel 1 and Landesliga Berlin Staffel 2.
Founding members of the leagueEdit
The Verbandsliga was formed in 1992 from sixteen clubs from four leagues, these clubs being:
From the NOFV-Oberliga Mitte:
From the NOFV-Oberliga Nord:
From the Landesliga Berlin-Staffel I:
From the Landesliga Berlin-Staffel II:
The league champions:
|1993–94||1. FC Wilmersdorf|
|1995–96||SD Croatia Berlin|
|1996–97||SV Tasmania 73 Neukölln|
|1997–98||Tennis Borussia Berlin II|
|1998–99||Berliner AK 07|
|2000–01||SV Lichtenberg 47|
|2003–04||Berliner FC Dynamo|
|2009–10||1. FC Union Berlin II|
|2010–11||BFC Viktoria 1889|
|2014–15||Tennis Borussia Berlin|
|2017–18||SpVg Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin|
|2018–19||SV Tasmania Berlin|
- "1991/92 season tables". Sachsen-Fussball.de.
- 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 Kicker Sports Magazine
- Die Deutsche Liga-Chronik 1945-2005 (in German) History of German football from 1945 to 2005 in tables, publisher: DSFS, published: 2006