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The Verbandsliga Hessen-Mitte, until 2008 named Landesliga Hessen-Mitte, is currently 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 Regionalligas in 1994 the fourth tier.

Verbandsliga Hessen-Mitte
Map of Germany with the location of Hesse highlighted
Founded1965
Country Germany
State Hesse
Number of teams17
Level on pyramidLevel 6
Promotion toHessenliga
Relegation to
  • Gruppenliga Wiesbaden
  • Gruppenliga Gießen/Marburg
Domestic cup(s)Hessenpokal
Current championsFSV 1926 Fernwald
(2018–19)

OverviewEdit

The Verbandsliga Hessen-Mitte was formed in 1965 as the Landesliga Hessen-Mitte, a tier four feeder league to the then Amateurliga Hessen.

The winner of the Verbandsliga Mitte automatically qualifies for the Hessenliga, the runners-up need to compete with the runners-up of the Verbandsliga Hessen-Nord and the Verbandsliga Hessen-Süd as well as the 15th placed team of the Hessenliga for another promotion spot.

The Verbandsliga Hessen-Mitte is fed by the Gruppenliga Hessen-Wiesbaden, and Hessen-Gießen/Marburg. The winners of those are automatically promoted to the Verbandsliga, the runners-up play-off for another promotion spot.

Up until 1973 it was common for teams to move between Landesligen, resulting in the fact that some teams have won titles in two different Landesligen. This practice has since stopped.

Along with the renaming of the Oberliga Hessen to Hessenliga in 2008, the Landesliga was renamed Verbandsliga Hessen-Mitte.

League championsEdit

The league champions:[1][2]

VerbandsligaEdit

The league champions since the renaming of the league in 2008:

Season Club
2008–09 VfB Marburg
2009–10 Eintracht Wetzlar
2010–11 SpVgg Hadamar
2011–12 FSV Braunfels
2012–13 SV Wiesbaden
2013–14 TSV Steinbach
2014–15 Teutonia Watzenborn-Steinberg
2015–16 Viktoria Kelsterbach
2016–17 SC Waldgirmes
2017–18 FC Eddersheim
2018–19 FSV 1926 Fernwald

LandesligaEdit

The league champions until the renaming of the league in 2008:

  • FC Ederbergland hold the record in numbers of titles for the Landesliga Mitte, having won four, the first three under the name of TSV Battenberg. Only SpVgg Bad Homburg hold the same number of titles but those were won in the other two Landesligen – Mitte and Süd.

Additionally promoted teamsEdit

These clubs were promoted to the Oberliga after finishing second in the league:

Season Club
1993–94 FC Herborn
1995–96 RSV Würges
1998–99 FSV Braunfels
2000–01 1. FC Eschborn
2005–06 FSV Braunfels
2006–07 Eintracht Wetzlar
2007–08 1. FC Eschborn
2011–12 FC Eddersheim
2015–16 FC Ederbergland
2018–19 TuS Dietkirchen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Verbandsliga Hessen-Mitte tables & results (in German) kicker.de, accessed: 9 June 2014
  2. ^ Verbandsliga Hessen-Mitte tables (in German) Das Deutsche Fussball Archiv, accessed: 9 June 2014

SourcesEdit

  • Deutschlands Fußball in Zahlen, (in German) DSFS
  • Süddeutschlands Fußballgeschichte in Tabellenform 1897-1988 (in German) publisher & author: Ludolf Hyll
  • Die Deutsche Liga-Chronik 1945-2005 (in German) DSFS 2006

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